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Is a Tummy Tuck covered by Medicare?

Is a Tummy Tuck covered by Medicare?

“Is a Tummy Tuck covered by Medicare” is one of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to plastic surgery and Medicare. There have been so many changes in the last few years with what is and is not covered that it can be hard to keep up and can get confusing....

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What is Vivace?

What is Vivace?

Vivace is a radiofrequency microneedling device used for skin tightening, smoothing of the skin, redness and so much more. This device is getting some amazing results and we catch up with Denis from Cynosure to talk about all the things it's being used for. Vivace is...

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What is a breast lift? When is just a lift enough?

What is a breast lift? When is just a lift enough?

Breast lift surgery is a procedure to lift sagging or drooping breasts. Also known as a mastopexy, a breast lift is able to create firmer, more supported breasts. Dr Isolde Hertess from Cairns Plastic Surgery says breasts lifts are common for women after pregnancy and...

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What is a neck lift?

What is a neck lift?

A neck lift, also called a Platysmaplasty, usually involves a few procedures to improve the appearance of an ageing neck. It can also change the shape of a less desirable neck shape and improve the patient’s profile and contour. Dr Jack Zoumaras from Artiste Plastic...

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What is Breast Revision Surgery?

What is Breast Revision Surgery?

Breast Revision Surgery is a procedure to remove or replace breast implants from a previous surgery. Patients choose to undergo revisional surgery for a number of reasons including postoperative complications, lifestyle changes, implant ageing or dissatisfaction with...

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Allergan Textured Breast Implants Recall

Allergan Textured Breast Implants Recall

Following news last week that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is finalising its decision on whether or not to ban textured implants in Australia, implant manufacturer Allergan have just announced a worldwide recall for all their Biocell textured implants...

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At the hub we’ve compiled lots of information describing the various cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures and the risks that can be involved. This information is designed to help you with your decision making.

We believe that surgery is a serious matter that shouldn’t be entered into lightly. We definitely do not think that a decision to have surgery should be influenced by a cheap procedure or the lure of an overseas holiday. It simply makes no sense to increase your risks.

Now, you might be very surprised to know that in Australia any doctor is allowed to perform plastic surgery… such as a breast augment, or a facelift… I don’t know about you, but for me this would be totally unacceptable.

If I’m going to have a procedure as prominent as a facelift or a boob job, then I want to make sure that the doctor is a qualified surgeon, with specialised training in plastic surgery. Nothing less would do.

The single most important advice that I can give you is to make sure that your doctor is a trained surgeon.

If you decide to proceed and go ahead with the surgery we’d love to hear about your experience, and I’m sure many other readers that are contemplating similar surgery and are having similar concerns and experiences would love to hear about it too.

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