Morris Ritz Morris Ritz was awarded the Synthes Prize for best publication from the Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa as well as the Phyllis Knocker/Bradlow Award from The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa for the most distinguished graduate in academic excellence. He has gone on to become widely published and has presented extensively in Australia and overseas. The Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery was founded in Victoria, Australia in 1997. This state of the art facility offers cosmetic surgery along with other ancillary disciplines and prides itself regarding service offered to patients. We have been successful in this effort thanks to our dedicated team of cosmetic surgeons, plastic surgery-trained nursing staff, and other support staff who are committed to providing patients with the very best possible care and unparalleled results. One such member of the Plastic Surgeon team is Dr Morris Ritz. Morris is widely experienced in breast reconstruction, aesthetic surgery, microsurgery, hand surgery, and skin cancer surgery. Two of his particular fields of expertise are Breast Reconstruction and Hand Surgery which includes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Breast Reconstruction Breast reconstruction is mostly a procedure utilized by women who have lost a breast to cancer or women at high risk for breast cancer who choose to take a preventative measure against the disease. Through breast reconstruction, a new breast, much like a natural breast in form and appearance, is created as a replacement for the original. It is possible to get breast reconstruction done right after a mastectomy or it is able to be scheduled in on a later date. Breast reconstruction comprises of two steps. Step one is to utilize tissue from the patients own breast to reconstruct a breast mound in the correct shape and size. Alternatively, a prostheses filled with silicone or saline tends to be used. Step 2 is to make use of local flaps of skin to create the nipple-areolar complex and with the aid of medical tattooing, achieve the necessary color. Once the brand new breast is reconstructed, the opposite breast may need to be lifted or reduced to achieve symmetry. Patients are typically satisfied with the outcome of the surgery. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome is a pretty common condition which can be caused by pressure on the primary nerve in your hand. Repetitive movement of the wrist can cause this condition, which can be characterised by tingling or lack of sensation to the fingers, pain inside hand or wrist, and weak hand muscles. Initial treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome may include avoiding activities that necessitate wrist movement, taking pain relievers, using cool icepacks to alleviate any swelling, and wrapping the wrist in a splint to keep it immobile. However, if the symptoms persist for in excess of six months, surgery could possibly be the best option for relieving pressure on the nerve. Surgery for carpal tunnel syndromeis regarded as minor surgery and will be treated as a day procedure. This surgery is going to be performed under local anesthetic or general anesthetic if required. This surgery will involve severing the band of tissue around the wrist that will lead to the nerve pressure being relieved.