Gone are the days where plastic surgeons do surgical procedures without also offering non-surgical treatments in their clinic. It is well recognised that combining any surgical procedure with the right non-surgical treatments can enhance any results from a plastic surgery procedure. Dr Bryan Mendelson, one of Australia’s most experienced and highly respected Plastic surgeons, understands the benefits of offering patients non-surgical treatments in combination with aesthetic facial surgery. Dr Mendelson’s practice offers specialised non-surgical treatments performed by highly experienced clinicians and nurses and his Skin and Injecting Clinic. PSH chats to the practitioners at The Skin and Injecting Clinic (TSIC) to find out why it is important for patients to combine non-surgical treatments to enhance their surgical procedures.

How do non-surgical procedures help with a plastic surgery procedure?

There are various types of non-surgical treatments used in conjunction with surgical procedures. Whether it’s to prepare your skin in the lead up to your procedure, or to help soothe your skin, reduce scarring or promote faster healing after your procedure, or to help contour your face for an enhanced and optimal desirable final result.

Healite II

Healite is now known as one of the most popular non-surgical treatments to be used after surgical procedures during the healing phase and deserves a specific mention. Healite is a LED Light treatment with many benefits such as:

• Safe to use before and after surgery
• Stimulates skin cells to promote faster healing
• Generally reduces swelling and bruising
• Provides your skin a boost to increase hydration and firmness.

Dr Mendelson’s experienced Dermal Clinician, Leanne Tran says TSIC offer a low-level LED light treatment to all Dr Mendelson’s surgical patients. “We provide a series of complimentary sessions to all our surgical patients immediately post surgery and also offer packages, we recommended two treatments per week for rejuvenation benefits.”

Postoperative Lymphatic Drainage

Leanne tells us that one of the most popular non-surgical treatments they offer their surgical patients is postoperative lymphatic drainage. She says, “Lymphatic drainage after surgery is extremely beneficial for reducing post- operative swelling and inflammation, and is provided to all our surgical patients on a complimentary basis. It helps hydrate and rejuvenate the skin, whilst removing local toxins and lymphatic fluid accumulation.”

Dermal Fillers

As we age, the natural volume of our youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds develop. Dermal fillers instantly restore the skin’s volume and smooth away deep lines and facial creases, with minimal downtime.

  • Dermal Fillers are injected via a very fine needle to address furrows around the mouth, or to add volume to cheeks, lips and around the eyes.

Anti-wrinkle Injections

The careful use of anti-wrinkle injections help achieve and maintain a natural appearance by relaxing the muscles that cause skin wrinkling upon contractions, helping to prevent the lines from deepening.

Other postoperative skin maintenance treatments include:

Cosmeceutical Skin Care

Patients having facial surgical procedures are looking to improve their appearance and reduce the signs of ageing. As such it is so important to educate these patients to have an ongoing long term plan to look after their skin with good quality skin care. Leanne says the skin naturally regenerates, heals and grows new cells but giving your skin the best nutrition possible will give you the best results. “We use a variety of skin care ranges and that allows us to choose the particular products most suitable for your needs. We aim to work with the skin’s natural efforts to create a healthy state by encouraging it to repair its imperfections with minimal irritation or inflammation.”

Surgeons and their clinics have adopted a more holistic approach to provide their patients both surgical and non-surgical solutions for their beauty goals. We are also now aware of the benefits of combining surgical and non-surgical treatments. Leanne says, “We offer new clients a skin consultation that includes a skin health assessment, identification of your skin concerns and discussion regarding the most appropriate treatments and products for your skin type that will complement any surgery you may be having.”

To find out more about any of the treatments mentioned in this blog you can head to Dr Bryan Mendelson’s Skin and Injecting Clinic website, or phone them on (03) 9826 0977.



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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