Fractures

Plastic surgery isn’t solely focused on enhancing your appearance. In some cases, it is about restoring your looks after a serious injury leaves you disfigured or debilitated. This is often the case with fractures of the hands or face, which can have a profound effect on form and function. Surgery by an experienced plastic surgeon may provide the healing necessary to move forward with your life after a severe trauma.

Dr Teston has extensive experience in these types of reconstructive procedures, and will create an individualised surgical plan for you designed for optimal healing. Whether your fracture occurred recently, or a previous fracture has left you with less than satisfactory form or function, Dr Teston can help you. Surgery offers permanent correction of complex fractures, and restores stability, normal function and an appealing appearance to visible areas like the face and hands.

Before Your Surgery

There are different types of facial fractures Dr Teston can address:

  • Orbital fractures – these occur in one of the eight bones surrounding the eye socket
  • Zygoma or cheekbone fractures – these can impact your facial profile and appearance
  • Maxilla and mandibular fractures – these affect the bones of the upper and lower jaw
  • Forehead fractures – these may also affect the frontal sinuses, altering sinus function
  • Nose fractures – these are the most frequent facial fracture to occur

Dr Teston will focus on both appearance and function as she corrects these fractures and restores balance, proportion and harmony to the face.

Hand fractures can also be challenging, due to the large number of bones within the wrist and hand. Injuries like those to the hand lead to pain and restrained movement in the affected area. You may also experience a noticeable deformity, particularly if the break is in one of the fingers. While some of these injuries are treated sufficiently with casting, surgery may be needed to set the bones properly, so healing will be complete.

During Your Procedure

Dr Teston typically repairs fractures in an accredited hospital while the patient is under general anaesthesia. The steps involved in the surgery will vary, depending on the type of injury and its location. Dr Teston will customise your procedure to your situation, with a dual focus on restoring your function and your appearance. Incisions will be carefully placed to minimise visible scarring after your surgery.

You may be able to return home the same day as your surgery, after spending a short time in recovery to ensure that you tolerated the procedure and the anaesthesia well. More complex operations may require an overnight stay in the hospital, where an attentive nursing staff is dedicated to maintaining your comfort in those early hours after your procedure.

After Your Surgery

Your recovery will vary based on the complexity of your fracture and your treatment. Dr Teston will work closely with you during your recovery process to ensure that your healing progresses well. Once you heal fully, the results of your procedure should be permanent. Dr Teston will make every effort to complete your correction in a single surgical procedure, but there are times when additional procedures may be necessary for full restoration.

The trauma of a fracture is multi-faceted – causing pain, reduced function and self-consciousness about your appearance in many cases. Contact Dr Teston’s office on (02) 9708 3511 and find out how she can help restore your health and your life after these injuries.

Procedures Offered


With more than two decades of experience in plastic surgery, Dr Teston is qualified to provide a broad range of plastic surgery procedures. Some of the choices available to her patients include:

Breast Enhancement

No matter what cosmetic goals you might have for your breasts, Dr Teston can help you achieve them. One of her specialties is correcting asymmetries between the breasts that cause a woman to feel self-conscious about her body. Other breast procedures offered by Dr Teston include:

Facial Improvements

Whether you are concerned about the effects of ageing or looking to correct an imperfection that has been nagging you throughout your adult life, Dr Teston offers procedures to enhance and refresh your appearance. She can customise any of the following to your specifications and facial proportions:

  • Facelift to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Eyelid surgery to correct drooping and rejuvenate the area around the eyes
  • Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping to create symmetry, remove imperfections, or restore the nose after injury
  • Otoplasty (or ear surgery) to correct ears that stick out or are disproportionately large
Body Contouring

Body contouring is an effective way to put the final touches on your body shape when you can’t get there with diet and exercise alone. Body contouring is usually recommended for patients that have achieved a healthy, stable weight and may include the following:

  • Abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) to tighten and flatten the midsection
  • Lift procedures to shape and firm the upper arms and thighs
  • Liposuction to remove isolated, stubborn areas of fat from nearly anywhere on the body
  • Labiaplasty to correct discomfort due to either developmental or hormonal enlargements or scarring
Skin Treatments

As the largest organ of the body, the skin deserves special attention. When you want to get rid of unsightly moles, fatty lumps, or other concerns, Dr Teston is prepared to eliminate the blemish and leave the best cosmetic results behind. Some of the concerns Dr Teston can treat include:

Hand Restoration

Your hands are one of the most functional and visible parts of the body, and when they are injured or affected by a debilitating condition, the effects on your life can be dramatic. Dr Teston offers hand surgery to treat many of these concerns, with the following being some of the hand conditions she treats:

When you are in search of a plastic surgeon in Sydney, Dr Teston offers a valuable female perspective, extensive training and experience, and a commitment to the highest level of patient care. To learn more about our practice, contact our office today at (02) 9708 3511.