PATIENT RESOURCES / DR’s Blog

With so many plastic surgeons doing cosmetic surgery as well as breast augmentation surgery, you would think it would be a straight forward procedure. This misconception couldn’t be further from the truth.

Why are there so many patients that write about their concerns on forums such as Realself? Why are there so many plastic surgery conferences to discuss breast augmentation? Why do I see so many people from other practices coming to me? Why do I see other plastic surgeon’s imperfect results and complications for a second opinion? The answer is… it can be straight forward when all goes well, but it can be extremely challenging when it does not.

My extensive training, my experience and the skills I have developed in breast surgery are what I hope sets me apart from many other plastic surgeons. After completing my specialty in plastic surgery, I went on to do two sub-specialty fellowships. The first was in cosmetic surgery and the second was in breast reconstruction and micro-surgery. I think it is a great foundation to do cosmetic breast surgery. Without question, my cosmetic fellowship, in Melbourne, Australia taught me many things about breast augmentation. It taught me how to assess breasts and to create a plan to best enhance their appearance. How to create a beautiful shape and how to help my patients to best define their goals and dreams. It taught me how to help patients select the ideal size implant and how to customize their surgery for them. On top of that, it taught me to strive for a near perfect result in every surgery. People spend a lot of money and put a lot of faith in their surgeon. Any surgeon not striving for perfection simply should not be doing cosmetic surgery.

When I did my breast reconstruction fellowship, I learned how to correct difficult breast problems. Sometimes I have to reconstruct a breast from nothing at all. Sometimes I have to balance a patient’s two sides. Perhaps I have to make one breast using someone’s tummy fat and then match the other to it. There are times I do a breast lift. Times I do a breast augmentation. And there are some times when I have to do a breast lift, an implant augmentation, fat grafting augmentation and a nipple reconstruction all in the same breast. When I compare that to the goal of simply making a nice looking breast larger, it makes it seem pretty straight forward. Unfortunately, many plastic surgeons do not have the same training or experience. When things don’t go perfect in their surgery or they have a slightly more challenging breast to make look good, they may not be able to manage things ideally.

Breast surgery is something that I am really passionate about. I find it extremely rewarding to create beautiful breasts for my patients and love the happiness I bring people. In fact my favourite part of my job is the “big reveal” when patients get to see their new breasts for the first time. All this is not a guarantee against complications, however, I promise that my goal is to create the most perfect breasts I can for you and to make sure to care for you before, during and after surgery until you and I are satisfied that you are healed and looking your best.

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Testimonials

You can tell the enthusiasm and passion Dr.Shortt has for his work

From the get go the professionalism and expertise I had received far surpassed those from other consultations I had done. I had gone in for a breast augmentation and am amazed from the results. You can tell the enthusiasm and passion Dr.Shortt has for his work. He had stated that afterwards my breast would look “perfect”, I figured anything would be better then what I had. Unbelieving then, here I am now absolutely thrilled with the results. I had a tattoo where the implant incision would be, to my surprise Dr. Shortt was able to work around it as well.

Breast Augmentation – What an Amazing Doctor !

From the get go the professionalism and expertise I had received far surpassed those from other consultations I had done. I had gone in for a breast augmentation and am amazed from the results. You can tell the enthusiasm and passion Dr.Shortt has for his work. He had stated that afterwards my breast would look “perfect”, I figured anything would be better then what I had. Unbelieving then, here I am now absolutely thrilled with the results.

I had a tattoo where the implant insission would be, to my surprise Dr. Shortt was able to work around it as well.

The day of my surgery Dr. Shortt and his team made me feel very comfortable and well taken care of. Thank you again !

Dr. Shortt has a great eye and is a creative visionary

Everyone reacts differently to a diagnosis / treatment of breast cancer. For me, after the mastectomy, I no longer felt whole. I decided reconstructive surgery was the answer which was very intense – but no regrets. The results were good but I still felt a little mismatched. My surgeon referred me to Dr. Shortt. Like so many others on this site, I felt like he knew exactly what I was looking for and how to get there. Dr. Shortt has a great eye and is a creative visionary that can determine what need to be done, coupled with the skill to do it. What really differentiates him from the rest though, is his empathy and understanding. You don’t often find doctors who are good at combining the science with compassion. This was a surprising and greatly appreciated aspect of my care. I am 4 weeks post op now and I have to say the results are spectacular. I feel like the sisters have been reunited and I am whole again. If you have had reconstructive surgery and feel you need a little more finessing, take my advice and make it happen. You will be glad you did. I would highly recommend Dr. Shortt to my closest friends and family and to anyone looking for cosmetic improvements.

Thank you again,

Susan

Amazing plastic surgeon

Amazing plastic surgeon who was initially referred to me by another plastic surgeon. From my first consultation, Dr Shortt immediately knew what surgical procedures were the best option for my situation. No hesitation in diagnosis and recommended plan of action. I’m a breast cancer survivor and I thought a breast reconstruction was a lost cause for me due to my extension radiation treatments and consequential skin damage. Dr Shortt was very methodical and professional throughout the entire 18 month process. Before each surgery, I witnessed assertiveness and confidence with a sure hand mapping my body with his sharpie pen. He made me feel at ease with his good sense of humour and music.
My breast cancer journey is at long last over and I am quite happy with the final results. I feel rejuvenated and have gained my confidence back. I am so glad that I didn’t hesitate with my initial decision to go forward with the breast reconstruction. Thank you so much Dr. Shortt.

Nicest doctor ever

Dr. Shortt made my experience so wonderful and easy, he listened to all my concerns and was so helpful with everything. I had small implants put in to correct my tuberous breast and didn’t want too much of a visible change in size, he did exactly that and was so helpful throughout the whole process and made things very easy. I can’t thank I’m enough!

Amazing Experience with Dr. Shortt

I had an amazing experience with Dr. Shortt and his staff. I am so thankful to have had such a skilled surgeon and I am extremely happy with the results and I am glad I went through with the procedure/ chose Dr. Shortt as my surgeon. When I went for my pre-op check-up with my GP he asked who my surgeon was and when I told him it was Dr. Shortt he said that Dr. Shortt is a very good surgeon/ “one of the best.” The consultation process was excellent, I had more questions than the average patient. I asked specific questions about the procedure and the techniques that he uses for the surgery and he was more than happy to answer all my questions and let me know that I could come back for further consultations if I had more questions etc.

I highly recommend Dr. Shortt

I highly recommend Dr. Shortt. I recently had laser surgery on my face and am very pleased with the results. Dr. Shortt was patient, understanding and answered all my questions during our consultation. I later had some concerns about the surgery and Dr. Shortt listened to them and modified the procedure for me. I felt completely confident in his skill, expertise and professionalism and am very glad I went ahead with the surgery.

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