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  There are few topics that can be as controversial as plastic surgery. Some swear by it. It can restore confidence after an accident or illness; it can slow the signs of aging; and it can enhance those areas we don’t like. Critics are often merciless in their opinions. Aesthetic surgery is something that you […]

What is a beautiful breast? The answer to that question varies from person to person, but most would agree that beautiful breasts are “perky,” which implies that they don’t sag. A pretty breast may be large or small, but regardless of the overall size, it has some volume in both the top and bottom half. […]

Dramatic weight loss, weight fluctuation or natural aging frequently results in sagging skin in areas below the waistline. Lower-body-lift surgery tightens and sculpts the buttocks, back of the thighs, outer thighs, inner thighs, hips and abdomen. Loose skin that looks aesthetically displeasing or causes mobility restrictions is removed. A lower body lift is appropriate if […]

One of the most commonly requested and most predictably successful plastic surgery procedures is female breast reduction. Many women suffer from symptoms caused by the weight of their breasts. Unfortunately, non-surgical treatments often provide little or no relief. The medical term for large breasts is macromastia, and when large breasts cause pain and other physical […]

Myth: A surgeon is a surgeon, so shop around for the cheapest one you can find. This would be risky. There’s no mandated training for a general surgeon to hang out his shingle as a cosmetic surgeon. It would be wise to do some homework. Interview several and choose one who has credentials and certification […]

Thanks to our current media’s obsession with celebrity and youth, everyone  these days seems to be focused on how their face is aging, particularly that area known as the nasolabial folds which spans from the bottom of the nose to the outside edge of the mouth. A lot of patients come for fillers in the […]

Bee stung lips, over-filled cheeks, its all part of cosmetic surgery. But not GOOD cosmetic surgery. If the surgeon is trained properly and board-certified in plastic surgery, the patient should walk away from the procedure looking natural and refreshed, not overdone and fake. Cosmetic surgery trends are shifting, and most agree for the better. Preventative is […]

Being a mom is one of the most challenging, frustrating, yet rewarding experiences a woman can have. You put forth blood, sweat and tears, not to mention an untold strain on your whole body during pregnancy. It really boils down to the genetics of your skin and fascia as to how well you can bounce […]

The Decision to Undergo Plastic Surgery Should Not Be Made Lightly     Plastic surgery is a range of procedures that reshapes or restores the form of the body. Although the term is usually associated with beautification procedures, it actually includes a broad range of practical operations including reconstructive surgery, craniofacial surgery, burn treatment, and […]

A procedure that has been receiving a lot of media attention is the ‘mummy makeover’. Patients have visited my office requesting a “mummy makeover” even when they don’t know exactly what that means! I thought it might be a good idea to go over what the term means, and why it is becoming so popular. […]

Rarely discussed although acutely apparent, Gynaecomastia (male breasts) is actually quite common—affecting 40-60% of men. It is characterized by an excess of fat and/or breast glandular tissue in the chest area. In men experiencing considerable weight loss, the cause is may be obvious, but for those within normal weight range it has been linked to drug […]

The first step of your breast enhancement journey begins with finding a qualified surgeon, a MCNZ registered  Specialist Plastic Surgeon (FRACS).  If you think the logical next step in the journey is scheduling a surgery date, you would be skipping over several important components of the consultation process:  Education, Examination and Expectations.     EDUCATION The first thing we tell a patient is we’re going […]