Real Stories

Lisa’s Mummy Makeover

Lisa’s Mummy Makeover

Lisa is a nurse, a mum of 3 and after finishing her family and losing some weight, she chose Newcastle’s Dr Nicholas Moncrieff, for her mummy makeover. She shared her story with us. Why did you choose to have surgery? After having my three kids, I had lost quite a bit...

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Dr Joseph Rizk Explains Breast Explant Procedure

Dr Joseph Rizk Explains Breast Explant Procedure

Dr Joseph Rizk explains breast explant procedure, also referred to as a breast implant removal, which is becoming much more popular in recent years. Dr Rizk is a highly respected plastic and reconstructive surgeon based in Sydney. Removing implants is a common option...

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Brittany’s Breast Augmentation with Dr Nicholas Moncrieff

Brittany’s Breast Augmentation with Dr Nicholas Moncrieff

There’s always a story behind a woman's decision to have surgery. We asked Brittany about her reasons for seeking a breast augmentation and her overall experience with Dr Nicholas Moncrieff and the team at Hunter Plastic Surgery in Newcastle. Why did you choose to...

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What Are The Signs Of Menopause?

What Are The Signs Of Menopause?

Most women don’t realise they’re starting to go through menopause until they’re right in the thick of dealing with the symptoms. There are many signs of menopause including mood swings, hot flushes, vaginal itching and dryness just to name a few. However, things have...

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Vaginal Mesh – A Horror Story

Vaginal Mesh – A Horror Story

After having 3 children that involved long and involved labours, Kim had extensive pelvic organ prolapse which caused her significant physical issues. Kim's doctor at the time suggested a new product "Vaginal Mesh" would solve all her problems. From the moment she...

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Vanessa’s Breast Reduction with Dr Craig Rubinstein

Vanessa’s Breast Reduction with Dr Craig Rubinstein

Vanessa recently had a breast reduction and lift with Dr Craig Rubinstein from Cosmetic Surgery for Women and Men. Vanessa says when she went through IVF to have children one of the size effects of the hormones she took during that time was that her breasts grew...

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The Mummy Makeover – Carley’s Journey

The Mummy Makeover – Carley’s Journey

Carley is a mum of 3, nurse and self-described "wellness junkie" based in Newcastle. After losing almost half her body weight, she did her research and chose to see Dr Nick Moncrieff from Hunter Plastic Surgery in Newcastle to talk about her surgical options. Now 9...

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Jasmine’s Breast Reduction with Dr Nicholas Moncrieff

Jasmine’s Breast Reduction with Dr Nicholas Moncrieff

Jasmine, a 22 year old nurse from Canberra lost a large amount of weight and her sagging breasts were causing her pain and affecting her self-esteem. After a lot of research, both in her home town of Canberra and nationally around Australia, Jasmine discovered Dr...

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Alison’s Breast Reduction with Dr Graham Sellars

Alison’s Breast Reduction with Dr Graham Sellars

Alison says she's always had larger breasts and even developed osteo-arthritis from the pressure it put on her back. She says it caused huge physical and practical issues most of her life. After years of yoyo dieting and two children, Alison had gastric sleeve surgery...

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Michelle’s Tummy Tuck, Thigh Lift and Brachioplasty

Michelle’s Tummy Tuck, Thigh Lift and Brachioplasty

Michelle says she's been overweight for most of her life, but over a period of time lost a large amount of weight and subsequently had skin removal surgeries with Dr Amira Sanki in Sydney. Michelle says Dr Sanki was the first and last surgeon she had a consultation...

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Amy’s Belt Lipectomy or Lower Body Lift, in her own words

Amy’s Belt Lipectomy or Lower Body Lift, in her own words

I feel like there were two main contributing motivations for me deciding to go ahead with my surgery. The first motivation was that I didn't like what I saw in mirror. I hated looking at myself and felt horrified of what my husband must think when he looked at me. I...

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Insight into a Facelift Patient’s Experience and Recovery

Insight into a Facelift Patient’s Experience and Recovery

Gina* recently had a facelift and fat grafts with Dr Jack Zoumaras, Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Sydney. Gina is not her real name, and we’ve changed it because as successful businesswoman Gina would rather not everyone knew all her beauty secrets! However, we can...

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Amanda’s Transformation with Dr Justin Perron – Part 2

Amanda’s Transformation with Dr Justin Perron – Part 2

We've been lucky enough to follow Amanda's Transformation journey from her first procedures with Dr Justin Perron, Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Brisbane, QLD, to her last lot earlier this year. Amanda lost a massive amount of weight - 96kg! after bariatric surgery,...

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How My Dermaplane Pro Treatment Completely Changed My Skin

How My Dermaplane Pro Treatment Completely Changed My Skin

I have very, very oily skin and very open pores which means they clog up, and I also have what's called a cauliflower nose. If you squeeze it gets wormy things coming out! People used to say you’re lucky you won’t get wrinkles but it gets clogged up to the point where...

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Leanne’s Multiple Procedures with Dr Gavin Sandercoe

Leanne’s Multiple Procedures with Dr Gavin Sandercoe

Leanne has had a bit of a journey when it comes to the procedures she needed after massive weight loss and had her first surgery in May 2018 where she had a breast lift and inner thigh lift. Then in August had a lower back lift and outer thighs, followed by an...

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Siobhan’s Rhinoplasty with Dr Raymond Goh

Siobhan’s Rhinoplasty with Dr Raymond Goh

Siobhan wasn't happy with the aesthetic appearance of her nose but it turns out she had broken cartilage that would have happened as a child that had affected the appearance of her nose. Siobhan found Dr Raymond Goh in Brisbane through his awesome reviews and says Dr...

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Hannah’s Rhinoplasty with Dr Terrence Scamp

Hannah’s Rhinoplasty with Dr Terrence Scamp

Hannah says she was bullied because of her nose throughout high school but waited until she was in her 20's before she knew she was definitely making the decision to change it for herself, not for anyone else. Hannah says it got to the point where her nose was taking...

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Lauren’s Breast Implant Removal and Replacement

Lauren’s Breast Implant Removal and Replacement

Meet Lauren, a Cosmetic Surgery for Women and Men employee who is 34 years of age. With her previous breasts feeling and looking uneven with a hardening on one side after previous implants 10 years ago, Lauren started looking into the possibility of a removal and...

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Mother Daughter Duo’s Halo Treatment for Skin Resurfacing

Mother Daughter Duo’s Halo Treatment for Skin Resurfacing

We chat to a mother daughter duo about their Halo treatments at Coco Skin Laser Health in Newcastle. Both Tonee and Emma got some great skin rejuvenation results with the Halo, and say their skin is significantly smoother and healthier after the treatment Tonee and...

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Interplast helps Aye Aye put her life back together

Interplast helps Aye Aye put her life back together

Whilst cooking a large pot of sticky noodles to raise money for a local temple Aye Aye slipped and fell with the boiling pot of noodles falling all over her. The super hot noodles continued to burn her as they stuck to her skin. Aye Aye's burns were so severe she was...

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Tika’s Breast Reduction, Abdominoplasty and Liposuction

Tika’s Breast Reduction, Abdominoplasty and Liposuction

Like many breast reduction patients Tika had always had big boobs. She decided 2019 was her year and took the plunge to get a breast reduction. She says it was one of the best things she's ever done. Tika was one of our beautiful members of our closed Facebook support...

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Tara’s Mummy Makeover with Dr Mark Edinburg

Tara’s Mummy Makeover with Dr Mark Edinburg

Tara and her husband struggled to conceive and during the process, Tara's weight fluctuated. They finally had a beautiful little girl however Tara was left unhappy with her body. She realised diet and exercise wasn't going to be enough. Already having had minor...

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Promote healing and treat scars with the Healite II

Promote healing and treat scars with the Healite II

Chris had knee surgery earlier this year and has been using Healite II for the last 4 months to help with the healing process and the scars. He has had phenomenal success and loves to share his story so that other patients know about this amazing treatment. Chris says...

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My Mona Lisa Touch Experience – Part 2!

My Mona Lisa Touch Experience – Part 2!

So off I go to Clinic 66 for my second treatment of the Mona Lisa Touch Laser. I have not noticed much difference after the first treatment but they told me not to expect much after just one. I believe there is a slight improvement so far and am excited to see the...

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Rochelle’s Rhinoplasty with Dr John Newton

Rochelle’s Rhinoplasty with Dr John Newton

Ever since Rochelle can remember she never liked the look of her nose. She felt it was overly large in comparison to the rest of her face and she always felt it had stuck out and everyone was looking at it. She had thought about trying to be happy with her nose but...

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The Day the World Was Lifted From My Shoulders

The Day the World Was Lifted From My Shoulders

For as long as I can remember I have always had "larger than normal" breasts. From the age of 13 - I was a large E cup. I have always been a very sporty person but I felt like my breasts were always in the way and I was always teased at how big they were. My breasts...

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My Mona Lisa Touch Experience

My Mona Lisa Touch Experience

My journey started about three years ago really. I started to enjoy sex less, it hurt! To the point where I started to avoid it. This was a pattern for the last few years that I really didn’t think about that much, until it was sexy time and then I thought, “this is...

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The “halo glow” and how I got mine

The “halo glow” and how I got mine

Living in Byron Bay means I live a beach orientated, outdoors lifestyle. While I absolutely love it, it can also mean that my skin is more exposed to the glare of the sun. I definitely try to do the right thing by covering up, hydrating and moisturising, however...

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Lauren’s Multiple Procedures Post Weight Loss

Lauren’s Multiple Procedures Post Weight Loss

Lauren did the hard work and lost a large amount of weight but was then left with loose skin. She saw the highly skilled Dr Justin Perron in Brisbane to do a butt lift, Dr Marcus Pyragius in Adelaide to do her tummy tuck and Dr Pouria Moradi for her breast...

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Complete Body Reconstruction after losing 98kgs

Complete Body Reconstruction after losing 98kgs

Amanda is one of the most amazing women I have ever met. She is transforming her life. She is now a gym junkie, who exercises 6 days a week! Amanda decided to take control of her life and lost 98 kgs, but this left her body looking like a "melted candle" in her own...

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Paul’s Massive Weight Loss and Belt Lipectomy

Paul’s Massive Weight Loss and Belt Lipectomy

Paul was fit, strong and as well as being a former fighter pilot in the air force, he was also a member of the Australian Rowing Team at world championship level. However, despite once being extremely fit and strong, as the decades passed by, due to a metabolic issue...

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Annette Turns Back Time with Dr Mark Edinburg

Annette Turns Back Time with Dr Mark Edinburg

Like most of us, as the years went by Annette could see her face betraying her age instead of reflecting how she felt. At 66 years of age Annette had been seeing Dr Mark Edinburg for a few years for injectables, fillers and other non-surgical beauty treatments....

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The Diary of a Tummy Tuck Patient Day 7

The Diary of a Tummy Tuck Patient Day 7

So people, as today’s it’s been exactly a week since I had my Apronectomy done so here’s my update on how I’m doing for those of you following. So, after 4 nights in hospital was let out Sunday and home bound much to my excitement may I add. Now, as nice as a hospital...

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Chelle’s Amazing Transformation with Dr Mark Magnusson

Chelle’s Amazing Transformation with Dr Mark Magnusson

Chelle lost a huge amount of weight but was left with about 7kgs of excess skin that she says had nowhere to go and was like an apron over her front. She had a lower body lift with Dr Mark Magnusson and is thrilled with her results. She looks absolutely amazing and...

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Jody’s Breast Lift and Reduction

Jody’s Breast Lift and Reduction

Jody recently had a breast reduction and breast with Dr Patrick Tansley from North East Plastic Surgery. Her surgery was a great success and Jody also has some excellent advice for anyone else looking to have breast surgery. This is her story. Trish: Oh good morning,...

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Laura’s Lift – Breast Lift, Mastopexy

Laura’s Lift – Breast Lift, Mastopexy

Laura had always disliked her saggy, long boobs and finally decided to have a mastopexy or breast lift with Dr Patrick Briggs, Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon in WA. Laura’s only regret was that she didn’t have the surgery sooner. Laura shared her story with...

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Sophie’s Abdominoplasty and Muscle Repair

Sophie’s Abdominoplasty and Muscle Repair

Sophie recently had an abdominoplasty with Dr Craig Rubinstein from Cosmetic Surgery for Women and Men in Hawthorn, Victoria where she had excess skin removed and muscle repair. It has given her so much more confidence and she looks amazing. Here’s her story... Trish:...

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Fiona’s Breast Reduction with Dr Rohit Kumar

Fiona’s Breast Reduction with Dr Rohit Kumar

Here’s a great real story from Fee who is 2 years post breast reduction surgery with Dr Rohit Kumar from Sydney Cosmetic Sanctuary. Trish: Hey podcasters. Good morning. I'm here today, and today I'm really excited because I'll be speaking to Fiona. Fiona just recently...

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Jennifer’s Facelift with Dr Bryan Mendelson

Jennifer’s Facelift with Dr Bryan Mendelson

I love love loved speaking with Jen today! It can be difficult to get people to share their facelift experiences with others - because really most of us don't want anyone to know when we've had a facelift - it's pretty personal. Today Jen gives us all the in's and...

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Rejuvenating your VAJayJay with ThermiVa

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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!

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...

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Chloe’s New Nose and Breasts with Dr Jeremy Hunt

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…

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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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