Real Stories

Rejuvenating your VAJayJay with ThermiVa

Pretty much all women at some stage of their lives experience some sort of vaginal issue. Whether it’s leaky bladder, painful sex, loss of feeling or anything else, it’s just a part of life - yeah joy (not!). It’s more acceptable to talk about it nowadays and that has...

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Susan’s Breast Explant with Dr Patrick Tansley

Foreword by Dr Patrick Tansley In 2000, Susan, a 55 year old lady who breast fed 4 children, underwent bilateral breast augmentation using round silicone implants placed on top of the muscle through access incisions underneath the breasts. Since 2011, she suffered...

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Nose Surgery Success – Danielle’s Rhinoplasty

Danielle has some really awesome results from her nose surgery and she was happy to share them with us. We asked her some questions about her rhinoplasty surgery, her surgeon Dr William Mooney, and what advice she’d give anyone looking to have a nose job. PSH: What...

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Nadia’s Abdominoplasty Story – After Having Twins!

Having kids puts our bodies to the test in so many ways. Many of us can only imagine what it would be like to carry 2 or more children, but Nadia shares her story about having twins, gaining weight, losing it again, and why she ended up having an abdominoplasty with...

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My Breast Augmentation Journey with Dr Anh in Perth

Jess' story will resonate with so many of us. Her story is a really inspiring one and her results are awesome! Growing up I was never very fussed or bothered about appearance. I grew up in Melbourne where the weather is often on the chilly side and never found...

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My Fraxel Rejuvenation @ Coco Ruby, Hawthorn, VIC

(Make sure after you listen to the podcast, you watch the video diary to see and hear Viv talk about each stage of her recovery on her Fraxel journey.) Watch the VIDEO version of the FRAXEL TREATMENT at COCO RUBY in Hawthorn Trish: Hi. Well, I'm here today with...

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Dr Jayson Oates on the CALIBRE procedure

Read about a real patient's experience with Calibre here... Trish Hammond: Great, so I'm really excited I'm here today with Dr. Jayson Oates who is a cosmetic surgeon. He's based in WA and he's also based in Sydney. Today we're going to have a talk about the CALIBRE...

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From Fat to Fab and Fit in Five – What a Transformation!

Sometimes you come across a transformation that is mind blowing – Renz’s transformation is just that. Her journey has spanned five years and she has gone from fat to fab and fit - what a transformation. Her Plastic Surgeon, Dr Justin Perron from Form & Function Clinic...

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Chloe’s New Nose and Breasts with Dr Jeremy Hunt

Chloe recently had a rhinoplasty and breast augmentation with Dr Jeremy Hunt in Edgecliff, NSW. Her journey was ultimately successful, however Chloe has some awesome insights that might help others looking at similar procedures. Having a highly regarded surgeon such...

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Factor 4 has the X Factor you might be looking for…

A highly concentrated and super rich serum derived from your own blood, Factor 4 contains four times more growth factors than any comparable blood rich injection product on the market. This sound impressive, and what’s even more impressive is that we have another...

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Why I removed my breast implants after 27 years

Lately, there’s been a lot of media attention on women removing their implants. There are various reasons as to why they are being removed, and whilst it’s a deeply personal thing, Jennifer wanted to share her story with us all so that any of you out there considering...

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Joelinda’s Gender Affirmation Journey

TRISH HAMMOND: Great, well I'm really excited because I'm here today with Joelinda. Joelinda is actually from Brisbane and she has got a fantastic story to share. I really wanted to get Joelinda; we've been trying to and fro to make sure that we're both available at...

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My Consultation with Dr Justin Perron

I am a 58 year old woman and have had breast implants for 28 years. I lived in Los Angeles during the eighties and nineties and my style of life was different then. In those days, it was the thing to do, to get breast implants, even though I didn't need them! I was a...

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Massive Weight Loss Success!

Tracey lost over 100kg after her gastric sleeve surgery in 2012 but was left with almost 10kg of excess skin on her body. Tracey did not look good or feel good, and not only that, it was becoming painful. So, after a lot of research on surgeons and procedures, she...

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My Thigh Liposuction with Dr Paul Quinn

Haya tells us about her surgery experience where she had liposuction to her thighs. The surgery was performed by Dr Paul Quinn in Perth WA. After years of struggling with the size of my thighs I decided to undergo liposuction to the inside, front, sides and back of my...

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Mummy Makeover Muscle Repair – Vanessa’s Story

It’s the age old issue... when most women have children, more often than not, our bodies lose their shape and “perkiness”. Whilst it’s nothing to be ashamed of, many of us dream of getting back to our former glory, or at least getting close, and sometimes we need a...

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A Smile to Be Proud Of

Having a smile with even, straight, white teeth can make all the difference to your appearance. The rest of your face, no matter how beautiful, can be brought undone by crooked or discoloured teeth. When Janelle went to Dr Valence Roberts at BC Dental in Beaumaris,...

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Sheryl’s Metamorphosis from Betrayal to Butterfly

Unfortunately, there are many women in bad marriages and relationships who put their own health and happiness second to everyone else’s and fall into a pit of self-despair and loathing. It takes courage to pull yourself out of such a deep hole and even more courage to...

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Karen’s Breast Burden – Breast Reduction Story

For many women, it’s a dream or desire to have bigger breasts. Whether it is to fill out bras or clothes better and have that cleavage that makes us feel more womanly or to attract the guys. However, for many other women, they have the completely opposite issue. Their...

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Kaiya’s Mummy Makeover Journey with Dr Gavin Sandercoe

So often, it’s easy to look at someone else and think they look amazing and should be happy with their body. However, this is not the way it works. We all have to be comfortable in our own skin, and just because someone might be super fit, does not mean they don’t...

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Amelia has a Breast Augmentation as part of her transition

BEFORE THE SURGERY Trish: So I’m here today with Amelia. Amelia is transgender and today is the day that she’s having her breast augmentation so it’s a massive day for her today. So I just want you to introduce to Amelia and she can tell us a little bit about what is...

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Boob Job helps Amelia with her female transition

I recently spent the day with one of the funnest, funniest, loveliest, sweetest souls, Amelia, and her amazing boyfriend Josh. Already in such a short time, they’ve both captured a part of my heart. Amelia identifies as a transgender female, as she is currently...

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Meet Di the Real Life Wonder Woman – From 119kg to 61kg!

I want to introduce you to a real life Wonder Woman. This woman totally inspires me (and many others). She has been through so much, but hasn’t given up and remained positive throughout her journey. Dianne’s story shows that it’s not always smooth sailing, and things...

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Kristal’s Happy Ending

As most of you would be aware, we have started including Cosmetic Dentistry as part of our directory and content for the website. We have received such a great response and loads of enquiries from people with stories about how fixing teeth issues can be such an...

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CHECK YOUR BREASTS! BE BREAST AWARE! This is why!

We love hearing your stories, and think anyone who is willing to tell their story in a public forum is so brave, and you can never know how many people they might touch or help by sharing their experience. Toni is one of these women, and each and every one of us needs...

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The Full Mummy Makeover – Melissa’s Story

When we have children our bodies change. Except for those few lucky ones who bounce back straight away, the majority of us find that for one reason or another, our bodies are different to what they were before kids. A lot of the time, our partners and/or family...

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I Refreshed My Life, Inside and Out with the VIE Institute

We all need a pick up every now and then, but when Debra decided she wanted to refresh her life she made changes to her life inside and out! Debra’s story is inspiring for any of us out there who feel as though we have got into a rut, or as though life is passing us...

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My Labiaplasty Experience – Real Story

Katie* shares her story about her labiaplasty experience at Vie Institute on the Sunshine Coast. When I reached puberty at around 12 years old I noticed that my labia minora protruded quite significantly and that it didn’t look quite ‘normal’. At the time the...

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Kathy Parrey – Her Weight Loss Journey

Amazing women are everywhere. Here’s a story of one of them. Kathy’s come a long way to achieving her goals. It wasn’t too long ago she was riddled with pain in her back, knees and hips and barely able to function on a daily basis. Kathy had been obese most of her...

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Up Close and Personal with Luke about his gynecomastia

Most of our real stories tend to come from women, as the men who undergo surgery tend to be a little more cautious about sharing their experiences. Luke was brave enough to answer some questions and show us his amazing results from his mastectomy and tummy tuck. We...

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Lower Body Lift – Amber’s Journey

Getting a Lower Body Lift was the second part of Amber’s journey. The first was losing 89kgs! Deciding one day that she was going to change her life, Amber worked really hard to lose the weight and turned into a gym junkie! However, this created another problem....

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I hate my tattoo – tattoo removal

Why the hell did I get this TATTOO? Thinking the same are you? Well if you don’t know that tattoo removal is one of the fastest growing beauty treatments in the world let alone Australia I’d be surprised, or I’d be led to think you didn't have any tattoos. I fight the...

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Jeanette’s Breast Reduction, “I Felt Like a Freak”

Jeanette’s story is one all too familiar for women who naturally grow larger than average breasts. Whilst many women dream of having bigger breasts, there are those that have them too large. Having really large breasts can cause a range of physical and emotional...

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Elizabeth’s Breast Augmentation

I had my breast augmentation in December 2013, at Georgia Plastic Surgery in Atlanta Georgia. I am 23 years old (I was 22 when I had surgery) and 5’11” tall weighing 160 lbs. The surgery was a graduation gift to myself as I had graduated from college in May 2013 with...

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Maria’s Buttock Augmentation

Maria had always wanted a more rounded, lifted and smooth bum! She wanted to wear a bikini and feel confident from the behind. Maria had known friends abroad who had buttock augmentations and were really happy. As her 40th birthday came and passed, Maria felt it was...

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Diane’s Story – Breast Augmentation / Tummy Tuck

Diane had struggled with her weight for years. She always had trouble doing her jeans up at the waist. After having her first child at the age of 23 Diane’s weight started spiralling out of control, and by the time she was 47 years of age Diane reached her maximum...

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Danne’s Story : I’m 66 and I’ve never felt better!

Danne is 66 years old and has never felt better. Rewind a few years, and it was a very different story for the Perth dad. On his 65th birthday, Danne weighed in at 134kg with a dangerously unhealthy body fat content of 47.6 per cent. He snored, had difficulty...

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How Big is Big Enough?

Jess has been through a total of 4 breast augmentation procedures. Size was a question she asked herself. How big is big enough? She was 21 when she first went in for her first procedure. Growing up she always had a small bust as a B cup. She says of her first breast...

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I’m So Happy With My Butt Implants! – Mel*

"Gluteal Augmentation by Dr. Patrick Briggs." Trend-spotters attribute celebrities like Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Nikki Minaj for the rising number of women across the world seeking butt implants. But Mel* says she wasn’t trying to look like anyone else when she...

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Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) 1978

I was only 6 years old when my sister (8yrs) and I had our ears pinned back in 1978 during school holidays. My father was a doctor and a colleague of his was a plastic surgeon.  He also had a daughter about our age due to have the procedure too, so they booked us all...

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Belinda’s Breast Augmentation with Dr Scott Turner

After a few months of researching doctors for my breast augmentation I decided to have a consult with Dr Scott Turner. From the first contact I had with his office which was with Ghislaine his receptionist I knew I was going to be in the right hands. I had numerous...

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On June 10, 2013 I woke up and my journey started 🙂

On June 10 2013 Rochelle woke up and began her journey, and has never looked back. On the morning of 10th June 2013, Rochelle woke up and said to her husband “that’s it, I’m going to lose weight!”. His reply was “whatever”. From that day on it took about 2 weeks to...

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Jess’ Story

Before I had my Gastric Sleeve surgery in 2011, I asked the opinions of friends and family. What did they think of the surgery, would it help me, was it appropriate for me, could I do something so drastic, could I lose weight, could I stick to a healthy diet? I...

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Week 2 – CoolSculpting Recovery

So it's been two weeks since my CoolSculpting treatment and I can see a slight reduction on my sides but not yet my tummy.  My tummy is still numb and tingly and I get the occasional minor cramp.  Big improvement from week one as I'm not so tender.  Still a little too...

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Loretta’s Plastic Surgery Experience

I didn't really know what to expect on a January day in 2013 when I first walked through the door of the Phoenix Plastic Surgery Institute, into the consulting rooms of Dr Gerard Bayley at the Ramsay Specialist Centre in Greenslopes, Brisbane. Like many people, the...

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Michael – Rhinoplasty – Real Story

Michael's Story - Rhinoplasty "I am very happy with the way my nose is starting to look" Michael is a 32 year old male who has had long term breathing problems. In addition to this medical condition he had been unhappy with the shape of his nose. The decision to have...

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Alison – Breast Augmentation – Real Story

Alison's Story - Breast Augmentation "I have to say that it was one of the best decisions of my life" My name is Alison and I am 38 years old. When I was younger I was always proud of my breasts, even though they were only a B cup. They were full and sat fairly high...

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Real Stories – Shared Plastic Surgery Experiences

Verity - Breast Reduction Many years ago I had a breast reduction, and it was the best decision I ever made. I was having bad back pain due to my job as a Pastry Chef. Leaning over benches and making pastries, the weight of my breasts were causing great pain in my...

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Tory’s Story – Bilateral Breast Reduction – Real Story

“At the time of the surgery I was unhappy with the result because the surgeon didn’t take out as much as I asked. He also didn’t listen when we talked about post op procedure. I mentioned I was allergic to tapes, ending up not being able to use them and having horrible keloid scars. 10 year later I still have very visible scars.”

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Yvette – Breast Augmentation – Real Story

“Yes, I would definitely go back and do it again.  When I need a reconstruction I will go back to the same doctor again too”. Yvette is a young at heart person and decided to have a Breast Augmentation because breast-feeding her son “sucked the life out of her...

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Uti – Breast Augmentation – Real Story

“It’s a radical thing to do so think about it before you go under the knife.” Uti decided to have breast augmentation surgery because she decided to go to Japan and work as an exotic stripper. It was great money and allowed her to buy a property once she moved back to...

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