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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Reviews

Fabulous Doctor, Extremely smart ( like Mensa IQ ) with attention to detail.

Fabulous Doctor, Extremely smart ( like Mensa IQ) with attention to detail. Confident, clear, and precise in conversations. Hand surgery was done extremely well with 4 breaks in one shattered bone. Bone was wrapped and pinned in titanium chain links and micro screwed. Recover has been excellent I have 100% of mobility in my hand and work in home renovation. The scar is small pin sized line, not noticeable; no extra bumps or blemishes. Truly a five star surgeon. I am hoping he does face surgery.

I was so pleased that my GP referred me to Dr Shortt

I was so pleased that my GP referred me to Dr Shortt, for knee surgery. Excellent caring Doctor, if you need plastic surgery place Dr. Shortt, at the top of your list. Great experience, great results, this Doc, is a 10!

I simply cannot find enough superlatives to express my gratitude

I simply cannot find enough superlatives to express my gratitude to Dr. Short for his wonderful work.
I have, for many years now, had numerous black moles and dark spots on my face and they seemed to be multiplying. Dr. Short removed over 40 of these and when I left his office, I have to admit, I was worried. I looked pretty rough. But there are no crevices or dips in my skin (of which I thought there’d be many) and most incredibly there is no visible scarring at all. It’s hard for me to say how much better I feel now. I have a refreshed, natural look. I am a career musician and in the public eye so, needless to say, I feel so much more confident about my appearance.
Dr. Short was honest with me from the beginning. He clearly explained options to me but never made me feel that he was up selling other services. I was fearful and had huge reservations about having anybody touch my face but everything about my experience with Dr. Short and his staff was positive and I would have absolutely no hesitation to recommend him. He has my sincere thanks.

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.

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