“If we can give you the gift of beauty and the gift of longevity, we will indeed have added life to your years and years to your life, with the health and self-esteem which are the hallmarks of happiness.”
Dr Mark McGovern, VIE Institute

Dr Mark McGovern

Dr Mark McGovern

While many people consider cosmetic surgery to be all about appearances, there are various mental and physical health benefits that can be achieved through feeling beautiful and taking care of yourself.

VIE Institute, founded in 1994 by plastic surgeon Dr Mark McGovern, have used this as a fundamental cornerstone of their philosophy. Located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in QLD, VIE Institute has become a popular destination for clients travelling locally, interstate and from overseas, and for over twenty years have helped thousands of patients in achieving their desired appearance and quality of life.

How can being beautiful help you live longer?

Dr McGovern says, “In our continual search for improvement, we have realised that our clients are wanting more than to just look great- they want to live longer, they want to be vibrant and healthy forever!”

The health benefits associated with cosmetic surgeries are very real and profound. There are the obvious ones such as rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery may improve breathing at the same time it improves the aesthetics of the nose. Breast reduction surgery improves the body contour, but it also often relieves physical discomfort like neck and back pain and skin irritation from disproportionately large breasts.

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VIE Institute is a destination within itself”

Patients seeking body contouring, such as liposuction or a tummy tuck, may find it is easier to keep the weight down after their plastic surgery. The positive results of the procedure may motivate the person to maintain a healthy diet and exercise program to keep their weight in check. A healthy weight can also lead to a healthier body and reduced risk for some types of diseases.

Mental health benefits can be gained from plastic surgery procedures as well. Some people see a reduction in social anxiety after their surgery, due to the new feelings of self-confidence their new look inspires. It is not unusual to feel greater control over your life, become more willing to take on new challenges, or take charge of your life in a whole new way. We have all heard the saying that the less stressed you are the longer the life you will lead.

Dr McGovern says, “Our aim is to put more back into your life, so that you can get on with it and enjoy what life has to offer.”

Looking Good and Feeling Better

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The views from VIE Institute on the beautiful Sunshine Coast QLD

When you look good, you feel good. Some studies also suggest that people who are considered “more attractive” may enjoy more professional and personal opportunities. A 2012 study published in Applied Financial Economics found that attractive real estate agents were able to sell properties at a higher price than agents that were not perceived as attractive. Other studies have also found attractive people tend to make higher salaries and get selected for promotions more often.

Choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery is a huge decision, and one that nobody should take lightly. Whatever your reasons, whether cosmetic or medical, it is important that your surgery will be performed by a reliable and trustworthy plastic or cosmetic surgeon. Dr McGovern and the team at Vie Institute believe that forming a lasting relationship between practitioner and client is key to ensuring quality treatment and results. Understanding each other and your beauty and life goals helps to identify a plan to not only make you feel great, but to look amazing too.

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The highly experienced and friendly staff at VIE Institute with Dr Mark McGovern

VIE Institute offer the full range of plastic and cosmetic procedures and non-surgical treatments. They have some of the most experienced and skilled anti-ageing experts in Australia. If you’d like more information on the team at VIE Institute or Dr Mark McGovern, check out the blogs below, or give them a call on 1800 080 001 to arrange a consultation to kick start your path to looking and feeling beautiful.

I Refreshed My Life – Inside and Out, with the VIE Institute
Why Winter is a Good Time for Surgery
Dream Wedding – Looking Your Best
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Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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