Dr Nicole F. S. Yap

FRACS MBBS ( Melb) A.Mus A
BREAST AND SKIN ONCOPLASTIC SURGEON

Bespoke Breast Care Center

One size doesn’t fit all

Diagnosis of breast cancer is not always a “black and white” straight forward process, and requires not just knowledge but experience. Sometimes a breast symptom such as pain can lead to investigations which may lead to an incidental finding of cancer, even in the breast with no symptoms.

Similar issues arise as to the difference in body types and skin quality from person to person.

This is where Bespoke Breast Care is so important, to achieve the best possible work up of your breast health whether you present with a breast symptom or just for aesthetic improvement reasons.

If a procedure is required and involves a cancer diagnosis, it is important to be aware of the implications of further treatment, such a course of radiation, and how that may affect the aesthetic outcome.  This will determine which surgical option is the best for the most favourable oncological as well as cosmetic end result.

This is how Dr Yap, breast oncoplastic surgeon, manages every patient’s breast presentations from the outset – One size does not fit all…..Bespoke Breast Care.

Benign

Lumps
Non-Palpable Lesions
Pain
Mastitis
Pre cancer conditions

Cancer

Signs and symptoms
Investigations
Management
Role of genetics
Lifestyle choices

Aesthetic

Breast augmentation
Breast reduction
Breast lift
Nipple conditions

Dr Nicole F.S Yap

FRACS MBBS ( Melb) A.Mus A
BREAST AND SKIN ONCOPLASTIC SURGEON
Breast cancer now affects 1 in 7 women in the Western world and therefore everyone will eventually know someone who has been affected.

Breast Oncoplastic Surgeon

I am a Breast Oncoplastic surgeon and director of Breast Institute Australia. I treat both the cancer and the cosmetic outcome at the same oncoplastic surgery. I have treated patients with this pathology from the ages of 27 to 94, and it belies me to reach out to everyone, including men, to not be afraid and to seek early advice, if you have any concerns about any signs or symptoms related to your breasts.

Throughout the ages, the breast has been the symbol of femininity, reproductivity, and sexuality. To defile this is almost sacrosanct. It can also create psychological harm with far reaching effects to not only those affected but to those close to the individual including family and friends. There is also an increasing incidence in the younger (less than 50 years) age groups. The United States statistics indicate that this incidence is increasing by 2% every year. Currently 25% of all breast cancers are under the age of 50 years.

Despite the rising incidence there is a decreasing mortality, due to increased public awareness, yet the younger age groups still tend to present to health professionals late in the disease.

This could be due to fear of the unknown, or the fear of potentially defiling that which represents their femininity.

This is where my role exists. As a breast oncoplastic surgeon, I have the ability to remove and treat the breast cancer whilst maintaining or possibly improving the aesthetic/cosmetic outcome. This only requires development of a rapport with a single surgeon rather than two. This improvement in the approach to the management of breast cancer should enable patients to deal with this disease in a positive way. A positive mind assists in achieving an overall improved outcome.

Oncoplastic Surgery for Breast Cancer

If you need oncoplastic surgery for breast cancer, enquire now.

Appointments can be made within 24 hours for urgent enquires, and time of diagnosis to operation is often possible within 1 week. Read more about Dr Nicole Yap.

Breast Oncoplastic Surgeon
Melbourne Oncoplastic Surgery

Everything In Once Place

Consultation

Timely response to a possible bad diagnosis and subsequent management is mantra in the rooms of Dr Nicole Yap. Initial consultation is aimed within 24 hrs of a perceived problem.

Procedure

Dr Nicole Yap is a skilled  in two surgical disciplines, and has embraced current techniques of breast reconstruction for the benefit of women with a diagnosis of breast cancer. She is also able to employ all of her skills to help women desiring aesthetic changes to their breasts.

Recovery & Support

A specialised breast care nurse is available from the rooms to discuss further concerns from the time of diagnosis and assist the patient through the whole treatment journey.

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Dr Nicole Yap is the proud founder of the not for profit foundation, The Australian Breast Care Centre.

Contact Us

To assist patients, Dr Yap consults and operates at a number of locations across Melbourne. There is a centralised booking process from the main rooms.

Phone: 03 9041 8445

Fax: 03 9041 6062

Email: enquiries@drnicoleyap.com.au

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