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Thursday, 17 September 2020

The Benefits of Post-pregnancy Abdominoplasty

tummy tuck
The arrival of a new baby often leaves a woman with stretched skin that cannot retract, and even abdominal muscles have separated in the middle (called ‘divarication’), a sagging or bulging stomach that no amount of exercise can counter.  In 2016, it was decided that Medicare would no longer cover the abdominoplasty procedure following pregnancy. […]
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Monday, 14 September 2020

What’s a Non-Surgical Double Chin Reduction?

neck fat
By Dr Johnny Kwei  Did you know that the stubborn fatty area under the chin can now be treated non-surgically with an effective fat dissolving treatment. This is that fat pad that sits behind the chin and adds volume to the ‘turkey neck’ area, giving a fullness to your neck and making you lose the […]
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Monday, 27 July 2020

Will Medicare and your health fund help with the cost of a breast reduction?

breast reduction
By Dr Nicholas Moncrieff Many women suffering under the weight of heavy, large breasts ask me if they can claim some of the cost from Medicare and their health fund. The answer for the vast majority is yes! The Medicare rebate for breast reductions To qualify for a Medicare rebate, you must meet strict conditions […]
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Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Are cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery different practices?

By Dr Michael Miroshnik (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “I believe really sincerely that you need to first master reconstructive surgery before you can become a good aesthetic or cosmetic surgeon. And the reason is, they’re not two different things. They’re actually a linked entity. A lot of cosmetic surgeons becomes reconstructive surgeons. For example breast […]
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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Zoom Liposuction Boom

chin liposuction
By Dr Laith Barnouti COVID-19 has certainly a big impact on plastic surgery. However, we are now entering an era of post-COVID “Zoom Body Image Conscious Phenomenon”. Over the last three weeks, I have had more than 10 people enquiring about neck liposuction as they are conscious about their neck and double chin area. They all […]
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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Breast Lift After Pregnancy or Weight Loss

Breast lift surgery
By Dr Johnny Kwei  After breast feeding or losing significant weight, a woman can lose the volume to her breasts which would result in the breast ‘sagging’ and causing them to lose their shape and position on the chest. One of the most rewarding surgery for both the surgeon and the patient is breast lift […]
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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Why choose a specialist plastic surgeon?

By Dr Sam Cunneen (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “Specialist plastic surgeons have had training through the College of Surgeons for many years. They generally have associations with lots of regulatory bodies which maintain standards. There’s usually a large amount of educational material and colleagues to help with difficult cases. Some have associations with public hospitals, which […]
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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

How long does a brow lift last?

By Dr Warwick Nettle (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “Brow lifting surgery essentially is permanent. The techniques that we’re talking about – the in-office brow lift – you’ll never need to do another one again. There have been problems with brow lifts over the years done in the hospital under a general anaesthetic, because they’ve been […]
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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

What is the 14-point plan?

By Dr Richard Zinn (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “The 14-point plan is a couple of techniques that have been combined to reduce the risk of implant infection, at the time of introduction of the implant into the breast. And this is really important because it’s been shown to reduce things like capsular contracture, which is a […]
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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

What should a patient do if something is not right with their breast implants?

By Dr Raymond Goh (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “If a patient feels like things aren’t right with their breast implants after an operation, and this can be in the short term after breast operation or long-term, they should actually see their surgeon – their original surgeon or a specialist plastic surgeon, to be fully assessed. And […]
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