Should Australian women be getting boob surgery?

I say “Yes! Absolutely. It can improve your self- confidence and have an overly positive effect on your life.”

Growing trends in Australia with both men and women show us that plastic and cosmetic surgery is on the rise. Trust us we know. We are the women who have had it, work with the people who want it, and speak with the surgeons who provide it.

I have had several plastic surgery procedures, and am planning to have more. Each of these procedures have significantly changed the way I feel about myself and set me on my path of self-discovery and improvement. In a world where plastic surgery is often frowned upon, it’s done nothing but improve my quality of life. I battled with low self-esteem, addiction to painkillers and a significant lack of support and resources when it came to my plastic surgeries. So I created a blog which is known as

Here I share it with you.

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Surgery post weight loss Dr Rohit Kumar – Breast & Body Surgery Post Weight Loss December 14, 2020 - If you have made a concerted effort to lose a lot of excess weight – then firstly congratulate yourself. Losing weight that is, or can effect your health is a great first step in achieving wellbeing, both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, as many people who have achieved massive weight loss will tell you; there can be another hurdle to overcome to really start feeling good about yourself – and that often includes addressing excess skin caused by massive weight loss. While no two people are alike after losing a dramatic amount of weight, Dr Rohit Kumar will design a surgical plan that will be tailored to you, and your exact needs. As with any plastic surgery, the final results will reflect your individual body, prior to any surgery. Plastic surgery after extreme weight loss is both reconstructive and aesthetic. Excess skin after weight loss can cause anything from mild irritation, to infections, so post-weight loss surgery can be beneficial for both your physical and mental wellbeing. A typical plastic surgery strategy after extreme weight loss would generally include a breast and body lift. This surgery can help to remove the extra skin and improve the shape and tone of your […]
EmbraceRF - Face Remodelling Without Surgery Dr Gavin Scriven on EmbraceRF – Face Remodelling Without Surgery October 12, 2020 - The Embrace RF from InMode is one of the latest radiofrequency platforms to arrive in Australia and Academy Face and Body Sydney are one of the first clinics to offer this exciting new technology to their patients. Dr Gavin Scriven from Academy Face and Body Sydney talks to us about the different modalities that the EmbraceRF – Face Remodelling Without Sur gery – offers and what treatments and results patients can expect from the device. From fat dissolving, collagen stimulation and remodelling to skin resurfacing and tightening including brow and face lifting, the EmbraceRF is designed to reach even hard to reach places including the deeper layers of the skin. Some of the benefits of the EmbraceRF are: Minimally invasive facelift alternative to surgery Tightening of sagging skin on the face, neck and jowls Facial contouring including fat reduction and remodelling Treatment of double chin (submental fullness) including slimming and contouring Reduce the appearance of deep lines or facial folds Improving skin texture and tone Results are seen immediately but also continue to improve over time as new collagen forms EmbraceRF procedures are all done in-clinic and have minimal downtime. Don’t miss this podcast from Dr Scriven about the EmbraceRF […]
RejuvAus Skincare My RejuvAus Skin Care Review – Luxury Medicine for Beautiful Skin September 30, 2020 - Do you remember that hilarious show, AbFab? One of my favourite scenes was when Patsy was sitting in on a round table editorial meeting for the magazine that shall we say, she *worked* for. The upcoming beauty story being discussed by Patsy and her beauty editors decided they were going to do a story on, was – wait for it, Skin is In! I love that – because it says it all, but joking aside, let’s face it, skin really is in, in fact it’s the basis of beauty and it’s also a clear reflection of our health. Without, fresh, glowing skin, you’re at a disadvantage. Cosmetic Medicine for Beauty So how exactly do you achieve the best possible skin for you? Our good friends at Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia understand that cosmetic medicine is by nature, complex and should always be tailored to your specific requirements. When you come into one of their clinics, you’ll be cared for as an individual by professionals. Alternatively, when shopping online – an expert is on hand to ‘e-chat’ with you and to help guide you to the best possible skincare for your particular needs. The Celebrities Choice – RejuvAus – Luxury Medicine […]
Assoc. Prof. Mark Gianoutsos on Facelifts and Necklifts Assoc. Prof. Mark Gianoutsos on Facelifts and Necklifts September 23, 2020 - Associate Professor Mark Gianoutsos is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Sydney. He answers all our questions about facelifts and necklifts. Assoc. Prof. Gianoutsos explains how there are many different age groups and demographics that undergo these procedures for many different reasons but for most patients it’s about getting a refreshed appearance and reducing the signs of ageing. Some of the questions Assoc. Prof. Gianoutsos answers include: Is there a specific demographic that facelifts are for? Who has facelifts? Can a facelift be performed as a day surgery? What is the facelift recovery like? Will you have scars? Will your results look natural? Assoc. Prof. Gianoutsos’ Plastic Surgical Practice is located at Suite Number 1 in the Private Consulting Suites at the Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Randwick. To learn more about him you can check out these blogs and articles or visit his website.
Tummy Tuck Petition Kerrie Edwards On Why We All Need To Support The Tummy Tuck Petition September 22, 2020 - Kerrie Edwards is a mother on a mission to petition the House of Representatives to reinstate Medicare benefits for abdominoplasty for mothers. Abdominal separation is a common condition that affects many women after pregnancy and childbirth and often an abdominoplasty is the only solution. Don’t miss this podcast with Kerrie Edwards on why we all need to support the tummy tuck petition. Medicare has labelled abdominoplasty as purely cosmetic, but this is not the case. Several plastic surgeons are in support of this petition and have made their own attempts to reinstate the benefit for abdominoplasty but Kerrie says we must not give up. SIGN THE PETITION – CLICK HERE
Rachael-Fraxel-blog How To Prepare For Your First Fraxel Treatment September 22, 2020 - Laser Resurfacing and Fraxel are great treatment options because they can address a few concerns at one; ageing, pigmentation and sun damage, skin texture and scarring. That being said, it is also quite a strong laser treatment. Senior Clinician Rachael from Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia tells us there are some important things to know about prepping and aftercare before you book in.   Pre-Treatment Screening Before you can even start your skin-prepping routine, you should have a consultation with a trained Doctor or Clinician to determine which treatment is right for you. “A clinician can assess your skin and recommend the correct laser and the number of treatments you might need based on your skin type, the condition of your skin and what you are trying to achieve,” explains Senior Clinician Rachael. There are a few different lasers that do resurfacing treatments, including Fraxel, CO2 Fractional and Erbium. Not all treatments are suitable for all skin types, so a consultation is a good place to start.   Skin Prepping Regardless of which Laser Resurfacing Treatment you have, you’ll need to prepare your skin for 2-4 weeks (depending on your history and skin type) with a pigment inhibiting serum to prevent the […]
Dr Matthew Peters on the back bra lift Dr Matthew Peters on the Back Bra Lift September 14, 2020 - The back bra lift is a common procedure for massive weight loss patients. A procedure to deal with the “rolls” of skin around your back, usually located along the back of the bra line and upper back area, the back bra lift is also often referred to as the upper back lift. We talk to Dr Matthew Peters, Specialist Plastic Surgeon based at Valley Plastic Surgery in Brisbane, who gives us the lowdown on this popular procedure. The back bra lift generally involves an incision from one side of the back to the other in order to remove excess skin and fat and pull it together so any scar appears under where the bra sits. Dr Peters says this procedure is becoming more common especially in combination with breast reductions and lifts. For those patients wanting to exercise and wear sports bras but dealing with excess skin and additional pockets of fat, the back bra lift can be a life changer. Don’t miss this extremely interesting podcast with Dr Matthew Peters on the Back Bra Lift.
Hair The Uniquely Successful Neograft Hair Restoration System September 11, 2020 - The NeoGraft hair restoration system comes with a revolutionary automated Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and implantation technology. This procedure is minimally invasive and leaves no linear scar, plus the patient recovery is speedy. NeoGraft enables their highly trained clinicians to offer hair transplants with consistent clinical outcomes by eliminating the inefficiencies of systems and manual tools and procedures. NeoGraft’s harvesting and implantation functions enable the physicians to perform fast, effective, safe hair transplants to provide the hair restoration that their patients desire, with superior clinical results. The Neograft Part Robotic Method Neograft uses a partly robotic method of follicular unit extraction that reverses hair loss created by thinning hair, bald spots and receding hairlines. Other options for hair transplant include the entirely robotic ARTAS system or the strip harvesting method. The NeoGraft Procedure The NeoGraft hair procedure is a one-day, outpatient procedure that requires only local anaesthesia. Most patients experience very little or no discomfort during and after surgery. The scalp area is treated with a local anaesthetic, and if needed and previously discussed with the clinician, the hair in the donor area is cut short before the procedure begins. Patients rest can comfortably, or watch television or nap during […]
People Prioritising Health People Prioritising Health and Surgery During Covid-19 September 11, 2020 - You may not think it is unusual that many people are prioritising their health during this time of Covid-19. But along with an increase of interest and care about our general health, there is an increasing number of both men and women who are making enquiries and booking for cosmetic treatments and plastic surgery. In this era of Covid-19, there are many of us are working from home, or at least spending a lot more time at home. This has increased the amount of time to self-reflect, including accessing our health and our appearance – and thinking about how we can improve all aspects of our well being. A Time to Reassess Whether it’s noticing our weight, or aspects of our appearance, including signs of ageing, the reality is, we now spend a lot more time looking at ourselves. Whether it is our reflection on zoom, or just the reflection of ourselves in the mirror, there has never been a time in history like right now, when we are all seeing ourselves reflected as much as we are now. There are also other reasons why more of us are considering making positive changes to our health and appearance. Covid-19 is […]
Petition for mothers Petition for Mothers Suffering Lifelong Health Problems to Access Surgical Help September 10, 2020 - Don’t think it is fair that mums can’t access a Medicare rebate for an abdominoplasty to repair damage after pregnancy unless they have also had mass weight loss? Then sign the petition for mothers set up by mum of two Kerrie Edwards before 23 September and join over 2000 other women and doctors! The petition is for the Federal Government to reinstate access to the tummy tuck Medicare item for the women who suffer from life-long health problems, including back pain and incontinence acquired from abdominal injury during pregnancy. Federal Government Removes Support for Medically Challenged Mothers In 2016 the Government ended support for these women by removing access to the relevant Medicare item number for abdominoplasty and restricting it only to mass weight loss patients. How Helpful is Abdominoplasty – The Research Conclusion Concerned plastic surgeons from around Australia commenced research to show just how helpful abdominoplasty can be at reducing the chronic health issues facing women after childbirth. That research was published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr Nicholas Moncrieff, Dr Dilip Gahankari, Dr Graham Sellars and Dr Mark Magnusson included as co-authors. The research concludes emphatically just how helpful abdominoplasty can be at […]
Deb Farnworth-Wood Captures Isaada Beauty Entrepreneur Deb Farnworth-Wood Captures Issada September 10, 2020 - Known for founding the highly successful franchise, Australian Skin Clinics, Australian entrepreneur Deb Farnworth-Wood has added another beauty business to her portfolio, the Brisbane-based cosmetics brand, Issada. Plans to Expand Deb Farnworth-Wood plans to expand the boutique Issada brand by increasing its footprint and by introducing exciting new sustainable products into the range. Deb is not known for not doing things by halves. She has already established plans to expand the network of Issada stockists, both here in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Besties in Business Farnworth-Wood bought Issada from her friend Fiona Neale who founded the company in 2006. According to Deb, the decision was taken with great care and consideration. The decision was only made when she knew that the business plans and the quality of the Issada range stacked up. Fiona Neale developed Issada from a line of makeup brushes to what it is now today – a comprehensive range of skin-loving cosmetics. Due to her unique experience and success in growing the brand, Fiona will stay on at Issada as General Manager. Issada’s Winning Strategy In Australia’s highly competitive beauty market, Issada is enviably positioned as it is currently stocked in more than […]
Bespoke plastic surgery The Bespoke Approach at NorthEast Plastic Surgery September 5, 2020 - NorthEast Plastic Surgery is not an ordinary aesthetic plastic surgery practice. With rooms in both Melbourne and Brisbane, NorthEast Plastic Surgery is the practice of two highly qualified surgeons Dr Sugitha Seneviratne FRACS(Plast) and Dr Patrick Tansley MD FRCS(Eng) FRSC(Plast). You will experience a bespoke approach at NorthEast Plastic Surgery. Mr Tansley is a British specialist plastic surgeon who trained in London and currently holds the Office of President of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS). Dr Seneviratne is an Australian trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon and is a longstanding consultant plastic surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne. A Winning Combination Whilst combining the very best of their British and Australian surgical backgrounds and experience, they provide a male and female plastic surgical perspective to patient care. Their expertise encompasses plastic and reconstructive surgery including microsurgery and aesthetic plastic surgery of the face and body which comprise Mr Tansley’s and Dr Seneviratne’s special interests. Along with their experienced nurses supported by nurse practitioner and qualified nurse assistant, dermal therapy staff and dedicated cosmetic surgery staff, NorthEast Plastic Surgery and NorthEast MediClinic provide bespoke cosmetic […]
Q & A with Dr Charles Cope Q & A With Dr Charles Cope September 1, 2020 - With a depth of training, experience and expertise, Dr Charles Cope graduated from Sydney University in 1989 with First Class Honours. He trained in General Surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital and in Plastic Surgery at RNSH and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals. Dr Cope then underwent further specialised training, including a Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship and a Microsurgery Fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, specialising in breast reconstruction after mastectomy. We were able to do this Q & A with Dr Charles Cope recently to find out more about face and neck surgery and non-surgical options. About Dr Charles Cope – Based in Sydney and Central Coast Dr Charles Cope regularly attends and participates in continuing medical education meetings to ensure a high level of expertise in surgical practice and regularly gives lectures to both other doctors and the public. Dr Cope works out of his three practice rooms; in Mosman and Wahroonga on Sydney’s North Shore and in Gosford on the Central Coast. Question: Is it true that jowls can reappear just a few years after a lower face/neck lift? Answer: Most SMAS (deep plane muscle tightening) facelifts give a result in terms of turning back […]
Embrace RF Technology Embrace RF Technology, A Podcast With Dr George Calfas August 26, 2020 - EmbraceRF, bridging the gap between surgical and non-surgical facial contouring podcast with Dr George Calfas Dr George Calfas is a highly qualified doctor from GMC Cosmedical. He’s excited about the Embrace RF technology and how it has advanced his practice to offer patients treatment options that bridge the gap between injectables, laser and other in-clinic procedures, and surgery. We talk Embrace RF Technology with Dr George Calfas. Embrace RF is able to provide results that were previously unavailable with other platforms and Dr Calfas says the Embrace technology approaches ageing issues differently. It is able to improve skin quality by affecting structural changes. These changes continue to evolve after the Embrace treatment so the results actually get better over time. It works on a subdermal level to remodel the face and neck areas and is able to assist with skin laxity and fat remodelling. Perfect for those wanting more than non-surgical treatments can typically offer but who are not quite ready for surgery. Dr Calfas says the most popular areas of treatment with the Embrace RF is the face, neck and jawline area, but it is able to improve skin quality just about anywhere on the body. Don’t miss this […]
Dr Shobhan Manoharan From Brisbane Skin Talks Cosmetic Dermatology Dr Shobhan Manoharan From Brisbane Skin Talks Cosmetic Dermatology August 25, 2020 - We chat to Dr Shobhan Manoharan about some of the amazing work we’ve seen him do on his patients. As a Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr Manoharan and his team at Brisbane Skin offers a full service dermatology clinic including medical dermatology such as eczema, psoriasis, skin checks and cancer removal but Dr Manoharan’s real passions are aesthetic dermatology including scar treatments and laser treatment rejuvenation. Dr Shobhan Manoharan from Brisbane Skin talks Cosmetic Dermatology. We also discuss how modern laser resurfacing and other cosmetic treatments are able to offer patients an alternative to surgery when it comes to facial rejuvenation. Dr Manoharan is becoming known for his Ten Year Flashback treatment that gives a patient a refresh and rejuvenate that helps with various signs of ageing including fine lines and wrinkles. You’ll also want to hear about their Skin Gym! One of the stand-out differences of Brisbane Skin is their exemplary after care offered to their patients. Dr Manoharan says, “We’re definitely not a one night stand clinic. We develop long term relationships with our clients.” Brisbane Skin have several specialists that offer a full range of cosmetic treatments and procedures including liposuction, facial and body contouring, all the latest cosmetic […]
How to Rejuvenate Your Face Without a Facelift How to Rejuvenate Your Face Without a Facelift – With Dr Raymond Goh August 25, 2020 - The reality, whether we like it or not, is that our face defines who we are, and how we are “seen” in and perceived by this world. Although nature provides most of the foundation of what our faces look like, our health, lifestyle, and what we do to improve our facial appearance also play important roles. We take a look at how to rejuvenate your face without a facelift with Dr Raymond Goh from Valley Plastic Surgery. Today, there are an abundance of surgical and non-surgical treatment options that are available to enhance our natural facial appearance. Dr Raymond Goh is one such expert that can guide you on options that can bring out the best with your face. As a fully qualified Australia-trained specialist Plastic Surgeon (FRACS, ASPS, ASAPS), Dr Goh performs both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. His experience and straightforward approach to rejuvenating and finding balance with the face produces natural, pleasing, and lasting results. Some of the procedures offered by Dr Goh other than a facelift to enhance your face are listed below. Eyelid surgery The eyes are usually the first thing noticed during human interaction, and where impressions are made. Blepharoplasty is the surgical term […]
Emsculpt More than a body sculpting treatment – Emsculpt can help to build strength and relieve pain August 24, 2020 - Ocean Cosmetics is quickly becoming the non-invasive, non-surgical body hub of Perth, offering a variety of treatment options that can help with muscle strength, fat loss and cellulite reduction. One of their newest treatments, BTL Emsculpt, is so much more than just a cosmetic procedure. Whilst it’s known for its muscle building and fat reduction, it also helps to build the strength of the muscles in a targeted area, such as the core. During a 30 minute abdominal session your core muscles are put through the equivalent of 20,000 sit ups – also known as supramaximal contractions. Whilst this has a possible effect on the physical appearance of your treated area, the flow on effect from this enhanced strength can also help to correct posture and relieve pain, as one of our clients shares below. Janelle’s Story – daily back pain, looking for alternatives to back surgery and medication Living with chronic pain can feel exhausting, it can interrupt every part of your day. Making even simple tasks, like standing or sitting for extended periods of time painful. Often pain relief comes in the form of medication or further surgeries. Janelle, a regular client at Ocean Cosmetics, was close to […]
Your Beauty Needs Under One (Beautiful) Roof – Dr Rohit Kumar and Dr Nidhi Berera August 14, 2020 - With beautiful, well-appointed rooms, state-of-the-art technology and award winning customer service, the new rooms for Dr Rohit Kumar and Dr Nidhi Berera are THE destination for all your beauty needs. Dr Kumar is now in three locations – Sydney’s Leichardt, Penrith and Orange while Dr Berera practices from the Leichhardt rooms. Team Effort The team understand that in today’s world, convenience rules. If you are going to make a commitment to look after yourself, it can be quite time-consuming, especially if it involves a lot of travel to different locations. Dr Rohit Kumar and Dr Nidhi Berera form a pioneering team that has combined all your major cosmetic needs under the one roof. The advantage of this approach is you will be looked after and guided through any treatments or procedures by the same team through your journey, whether it is skin treatments or plastic surgery with Dr Kumar or creating your new smile with Dr Berera. The Latest Technology Dr Kumar is one of only a limited number of plastic surgeons that uses the 3D Vectra skin and body assessment system. The practice nurse is expertly trained in using the system and can show you what you would look […]
Breast Implant or Breast Lift How do you know if you need Breast Implants or Breast Lift? August 6, 2020 - At Valley Plastic Surgery many patients present for breast enhancement – but many women are also unsure if what they want are breast implants or if they require a lift (mastopexy) procedure, with or without implants. So how do you know if you need breast implants or breast lift? To be entirely sure, a complete assessment by a fully qualified plastic surgeon such as Dr Raymond Goh, based at Valley Plastic Surgery, who is highly experienced in breast enhancement surgery is necessary. However, there are a few tips that patients can apply to get a fairly close idea as to which procedure is required to give them the result they are looking for. The Easy, “Look in the Mirror” Assessment Patients can gain a quick assessment just by looking at the mirror (with arms down by your side) or at photographs taken of them. Try to avoid ‘selfies’ of breasts as these are often taken at incorrect angles and distances, rendering them distorted and inaccurate. When you look at the mirror, make a note of where your inframammary fold or breast crease is – this is simply the place where the breast and the chest meet. The folds on each side […]
coronavirus lockdown Coronavirus Update August 5, 2020 - August 5, 2020 Australia-wide is currently experiencing a wide range of disruption due to the global impact. From Queensland to Victoria, the impact COVID-19 is wildly varied, with Victoria obviously the most impacted state, sadly recording a record 725 COVID-19 positive cases announced today. Let’s have a quick Coronavirus update on what that means for the aesthetic industry. Victoria – The Current COVID-19 Outbreak Epicentre With Melbourne in a hard, Stage 4 lockdown, all non-elective surgery has been suspended for several days, but that suspension has now been extended to the entire state. The Victorian state government is implementing what all states did during the first wave of this virus. With the hard lockdown in Victoria, it would be safe to say, all cosmetic surgical and non-surgical appointments would be unavailable but contact your providers in Victoria for more detailed information. Other Australian States Restrictions and Surgery Wait Times Where does that leave all the other Australian states? It would be fair to conclude that in all Australian states, many elective surgeries are experiencing a longer wait period. This wait period can be anywhere between a couple of months to several months, however this will vary from state to state […]
Sciton Launches BBL HERO Sciton Launches BBL HERO – Game Changing Technology August 5, 2020 - Sciton Inc. is a leading manufacturer of medical and aesthetic lasers and light source technologies and they are launching an exciting line-up of new products. In Australia, Sciton launches BBL HERO – game changing technology. Known as providers of the best-in-class laser and light solutions for medical professionals who want superior durability, performance and value, Sciton owns skin! Sciton’s range of devices offer aesthetic and medical devices for women’s health, fractional and full-coverage skin resurfacing and skin revitalisation, phototherapy, vascular and pigmentation lesions, scar reduction, acne, body contouring, and hair reduction. The launch of new products include mJOULE, an incredible new fractional treatment, with BBL HERO, the biggest advancement in the history of pulsed light-based technology. m-JOULE for Radiant Skin from Head to Toe Created in response to market demand, mJOULE is a dual wavelength platform designed to fit any practice and to house the BBL HERO’s Forever Young BBL+™ with Forever Body™. BBL HERO – To the Rescue Sciton’s BroadBand Light is well known in the industry for being the most robust and powerful IPL. With the release of the ground-breaking BBL HERO, Sciton elevates the market yet again. BBL HERO treats the entire body with Forever Young BBL+™ […]
psychological benefits of surgery The Potential of Psychological Benefits of Surgery August 5, 2020 - So, you’re thinking of surgery. Perhaps rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, a facelift, or any other surgery that you choose with the desired outcome of looking better. But what you may or may not realise is the likelihood that you will not only look better, you can potentially feel better about yourself after surgery. We take a look at the potential of psychological benefits of surgery. An in-depth study published by APS (Association for Psychological Science) titled the Psychological Effects of Aesthetic Surgery revealed that there are indeed many potential positive psychological benefits under-going aesthetic surgery. While these benefits are likely, they come with a few caveats, such as the expectations you would have in relation to the outcomes of your surgery. Some of the wide range of benefits identified for those that undergo an elective surgery to address aesthetic concerns include the more obvious benefits, such as an increase in self-esteem and confidence that aesthetic surgery can give you. Some of the other cited benefits vary across a wide range of outcomes, though they are primarily, positive psychologically. These outcomes can include a decrease in social anxiety, a lessening of feelings of depression, an increase in goal attainment, a general sense […]
Bespoke Mummy Makeover The Bespoke Mummy Makeover August 5, 2020 - Talking about the bespoke mummy makeover, Dr Craig Layt is an Australian plastic surgeon who has done the ‘mummy makeover’ procedure on hundreds of patients. Based on the Gold Coast, Dr Layt is highly credentialed in all areas of Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and is dedicated to the highest standard of patient care and the achievement of excellent results. The ‘Mummy Makeover’ is a term which has been widely used throughout plastic surgery and media circles referring to combined surgical treatments for women after having children, most often focused on restoring the breasts and abdomen following pregnancy and breastfeeding. The Effects of Childbearing on the Body Pregnancy and breastfeeding can stretch the skin of the abdomen and the breasts causing laxity of skin. Sometimes the abdominal muscle also suffers from ‘separation’. Breastfeeding can also result in a ‘deflated’ appearance of the breasts. Some mothers may experience an enlargement and saggy appearance of the breast tissue after child rearing, with the nipple placed significantly lower and pointing downwards. Some women may also wish to add liposuction to their thighs or ‘love handles’ as part of their Mummy Makeover. Other mothers may also wish to proceed with a labiaplasty which is […]
Cosmetic Dermatologist What is a Cosmetic Dermatologist? August 4, 2020 - Most people know that a dermatologist specialises in the skin, but what is a cosmetic dermatologist? A cosmetic dermatologist specialises in the aesthetics of the skin. Cosmetic dermatologists also treat medical skin problems, such as acne and dermatitis that also improve the appearance of the skin. High Demand for Cosmetic Dermatology Cosmetic dermatologists are highly in demand today. With an extraordinary range of tools in their kit the results achieved today are far beyond what we would even have seen 20 years ago. Much of this is due to the increasing professionalism of the sector, plus the technological advancements such as lasers. With a focus on the cosmetic aspect of the skin, cosmetic dermatology goes further than superficial skin care. The field has become increasingly medicalised with proven medical treatments being included in the treatment regime to achieve the best results. The Australian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ASCD) In Australia, the Australian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ASCD) is the society provide education and training activities under the Skin Health Institute Inc (SHI), with individual affiliation (members) open to all Australian and New Zealand registered dermatologists and dermatology trainees. The Role of ASCD in Australia The ASCD strives to be at […]
What Makes Hunter Plastic Surgery Different? What Makes Hunter Plastic Surgery Different? July 26, 2020 - Dr Nicholas Moncrieff is one of Australia’s most well known breast and body focussed Plastic Surgeons. He offers surgery for women only and has his focuses exclusively on breast reductions, augmentations and lifts, along with tummy tucks and body lifting procedures. But what makes Hunter Plastic Surgery different from other options? While based in Newcastle NSW, Dr Moncrieff regularly operates on women from all around Australia, including many women who have seen results on his previous patients in their private Facebook group. Hunter Plastic Surgery – The Five Star Difference Hunter Plastic Surgery say there are five main reasons why their patients are so happy. Specialist Plastic Surgeon – If you want the best results for your breast or body surgery you’ve got to employ the best surgeon for the job. That means a Specialist Plastic Surgeon. Don’t be food by the term “Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon”. Only Specialist Plastic Surgeons complete the extensive training that gives them the knowledge and experience required to get the best results. Breast and Body Experts – Dr Moncrieff and his team at Hunter Plastic Surgery exclusively provide breast and body surgery for women. That’s it. That’s what they do. They focus on these areas […]
Rise in Plastic Surgery Procedures in Australia Dr Craig Rubinstein Confirms Rise in Plastic Surgery Procedures in Australia July 23, 2020 - According to a television interview aired on Channel 7 earlier this week with Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Craig Rubinstein, enquiries for cosmetic surgery have tripled since March this year. This phenomenon has been covered in recent articles here on Plastic Surgery Hub – and it was only confirmed further in Channel Seven’s interview with Dr Rubinstein. Dr Craig Rubinstein confirms rise in plastic surgery procedures in Australia. According to Dr Rubinstein’s comments on the television show, he believes it is a combination of a lot more people working from home, less social time and for those that are looking to improve their bodies, the closures of many gyms was a factor. The ‘Zoom’ Factor Now of course, for many of millions of remote workers, there is also the ‘Zoom factor’. Those of us who are working from home are increasingly seeing ourselves reflected back on our Zoom cameras – and for many of us, we’re not 100 percent happy with what we see. Dr Rubinstein said that for his practice, it is eyelid surgery, nose surgery and facelifts that were the most popular queries. “Patients aren’t spending money on holidays or going out – and if they are now working […]
COVID-19 and Body Image: The Psychological and Wellbeing Consequences of the Shutdown COVID-19 and Body Image: The Psychological and Wellbeing Consequences July 22, 2020 - Covid19 has had massive effects on just about every part of our lives, including our access to beauty treatments and our mental health. Swinburne University and their Centre for Medical Health are asking you to take part in a survey they are doing to identify how restricted access to beauty treatments has impacted mental health and to understand how the shutdown of the beauty industry has affected our body image and self-esteem. The study is called COVID-19 and Body Image: The Psychological and Wellbeing Consequences of the Shutdown of the Beauty Industry. This is a really important study that can help us understand the role beauty plays in our everyday lives, and all it will take to play your part is a few minutes. Click on the image or this link to fill in the survey.
Dr Charles Cope Dr Charles Cope – Education and Experience is King July 21, 2020 - Dr Charles Cope is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon who is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Charles Cope provides the highest level of care, while also acting with empathy and an ethical approach to his patients. We look at why with Dr Charles Cope – Education and Experience is King. Experience – More than 18,000 Procedures Graduating with 1st Class Honours at the University of Sydney in 1989, Dr Cope completed a year of full-time research, obtaining a BSc (Med) with Distinction. After graduation, Dr Charles Cope underwent General Surgery Training at Royal North Shore Hospital and Dr Cope then went on to complete his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training in 1999. Dr Cope then underwent further specialised training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery including working in the USA for 2000 & 2001. Dr Cope’s experience also includes 4 years serving on the Council of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the body regulating Plastic Surgeons in Australia. Dr Charles Cope has performed more than 18,000 plastic surgery procedures in the last 20 years. It […]
ask the expert Covid-19 prompts plastic surgery surge July 21, 2020 - Now more than ever, it is vital to seek expert opinion and advice Evidence based on recent online searches during the Covid-19 quarantine reveal some interesting trends. Searches are up – in dramatic numbers – for plastic surgery across a broad range of procedures in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. Brisbane’s Courier Mail and Melbourne’s Sun Herald reported that there is evidence that some Australian women are using the social downtime to plan procedures such as Tummy Tucks/abdominoplasty. This could lead you to wonder where these personal reactions to a global pandemic and social isolation could be coming from? The fact is; many of us now have the ‘luxury’ of working from home, often alone and often glued to our screens for endless hours. For many of us working remotely the sight of yourself on Zoom can be unsettling. While some colleagues are challenged just changing out of their PJs, many others are increasingly conscious of how they look, especially as more often than not, it’s reflected right back at them on camera. Suddenly faced with our own faces, most of us simply aren’t used to looking at ourselves quite so much in the working day. In […]
Assoc Professor Mark Gianoutsos Face and Neck Lift with Associate Professor Mark Gianoutsos July 19, 2020 - With multiple accreditations, awards and decades of experience, Associate Professor Mark Gianoutsos believes the key to a successful face and neck lift is a natural and balanced result. “The overdone face lift is instantly recognisable and entirely undesirable. The best procedure or combination of procedures to suit a patient’s needs and wishes needs to be individually determined by careful examination and assessment,” says A/ Prof. Mark Gianoutsos. A face and neck lift rejuvenation surgery should give you a “refreshed” look, rather than an “operated” look. “It is very unusual for others to pick that you have had it done although they realise that something is different, often commenting that you look well or rested. It sounds a little cliched, but it is true,” he says. A Variety of Approaches and Terminologies to the ‘Face Lift’ A face lift, or meloplasty, is a procedure that can be performed in a variety of ways and is often done in combination with a neck lift, or other facial procedures, such as blepharoplasty (eyelid), browlift, genioplasty (the chin) or rhinoplasty (the nose). There are a variety of terminologies relating to face lift procedures. However, they broadly fall into two categories. The more traditional approach involves […]

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