It’s not very often that a plastic surgeon is needed in the heart operating theatre. But recently, Dr Uppal was invited to work with cardiologist, Dr Cox, helping a patient who required an upgrade to their cardiac device.
The patient, who had previously had breast implants fitted, was in need of a replacement device to support the regulation of her heart. But the implant in her left breast was resting above the device that needed to be removed. As cosmetic surgery and cardiac surgery are two very different disciplines, Dr Uppal was invited by Dr Cox to oversee that part of the procedure.