Cosmetic Surgery Myths

Cosmetic Surgery Myths

There’s no shortage of information available online today. And while many websites about plastic surgery are helpful, there’s unfortunately plenty of misleading information out there as well.

My advice is to avoid the gossip gleaned from magazines and forums and instead, only take your information from expert medical professionals who have relevant qualifications and many years of experience.

As a plastic surgeon, I get a lot of questions from people who are confused by the conflicting information they find and who want to separate fact from fiction. Here are the top five myths I keep coming across:

1. You won’t be able to breastfeed after breast augmentation/reduction

You almost certainly will be able to breastfeed after a breast augmentation or reduction. Almost all types of procedure are compatible with breastfeeding.

While most mothers who have had surgery on their breasts will have no problem with milk supply, some may find that it’s reduced, particularly if their nipples have become less sensitive. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are several natural ways that milk production can be stimulated, which means that even women who have less sensitive nipples can still have a successful breastfeeding experience.

2. Cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery are the same thing

Cosmetic surgery refers to an elective procedure, whereby appearance and body shape are enhanced via surgical and medical techniques. Currently, any doctor with a medical degree may call themselves a cosmetic surgeon.

Plastic surgery, on the other hand, includes the reconstruction of facial or body disfigurement caused by burns, disease, birth defects and other trauma in addition to cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgeons are recognised as more specialized than cosmetic surgeons since they require a minimum of seven years of additional training after completing their medical degree.

3. Every procedure requires general anesthetic

Not every plastic or cosmetic surgery requires a general anesthetic. Most skincare procedures including fillers and microdermabrasion are done either without any anesthetic or with a light local anesthetic to numb the area. However, with more extensive procedures like breast surgery, liposuction, tummy tucks or facelifts, patients will require a general anesthetic. In terms of patient safety and comfort, this is definitely the best option – particularly for procedures that take several hours.

4. Liposuction can help you lose weight

Liposuction is designed to improve body contour and appearance by permanently removing excess fatty deposits – particularly around the thighs, buttocks and hips. If combined with a healthy diet and exercise, liposuction can definitely make a huge difference to body shape and self-esteem but it should never be considered a weight loss option.

5. Cosmetic surgery won’t leave scars

It’s impossible to perform surgery without leaving a scar. No surgeon can guarantee this, and if they do they’re best avoided! However, the more skilled the surgeon the better the results, as an experienced surgeon – particularly one with a plastic surgery background – will be expert at knowing where to perform the incision so it is least obvious.

If you’re considering plastic surgery, my advice is to do your research and make sure you have all the facts before you make your decision. And most importantly, speak to a qualified plastic surgeon about any questions you might have – they’re the best resource you’ll find.

What is a Lower Body Lift & How Can it Help You?

What is a Lower Body Lift & How Can it Help You?

Though it’s not as well known as other procedures, a lower body lift is a more comprehensive surgery than a tummy tuck or liposuction and is often chosen by people who have achieved significant weight loss.

A lower body lift is an effective procedure that removes and tightens excess skin formed after significant weight loss, pregnancy and ageing. Including the buttocks, thighs and lower abdominal areas, loose, hanging skin is tucked and tightened and the buttocks lifted to create a new lower body shape.

A lower body lift is a highly individualised procedure and the outcome is based on your needs and goals. For example, people who have poor skin elasticity due to over-stretching will require a combination of liposuction and lower body lift procedures. In these cases, the skin is unable to naturally conform to your new body contours without intervention. Some patients will only need a single operation while others will be spread over two or more procedures. I encourage extensive consultations to decide on the right procedure for you.

Some of the benefits of lower body lift surgery include:

  • Multiple areas including the buttocks, thighs and abdomen can be addressed in one single operation
  • Skin tightening of the back, side and front of the thighs extends lower than other procedures
  • It can be combined with breast surgery or arm contouring procedures
  • It can also be combined with liposuction in selected areas

It’s important to note that a lower body lift should be performed when you are at your ideal body weight. Weight gain will stretch skin that has been tightened, undoing lower body lift improvements and weight loss will loosen and sag the newly tightened areas of skin.

In order to trim excess skin, tighten muscle and remove any excess fat, I will make incisions across your waist and lower abdomen. A tummy tuck can also be performed at the same time.

The effects of the procedure are immediate – both physically and emotionally – with a great improvement in your self confidence and body image. Scarring will fade over time and where possible, incisions are made in areas not visible when in your swimsuit or underwear.

Undergoing a lower body lift should be the final step in achieving your ultimate body shape, and will help fully achieve the cosmetic and lifestyle benefits of significant weight loss.

Australia Follows World Trend on Plastic Surgery

Australia Follows World Trend on Increasing Popularity of Plastic Surgery

A recent study published by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons of which I am a member has drawn attention to the increasing number of surgical and non-surgical procedures undertaken worldwide.

More interestingly though this study breaks down the popularity of procedures based on per head of population and lists each country. The highest consumer in the world is South Korea followed by Greece then Italy then the United States. You will find that Brazil comes in position 8 and Australia in position 16.

It is interesting that the Australian trend continues to increase with the popularity of surgical and non-surgical procedures but is far short of the most popular country in the world South Korea which has approximately three times the number of procedures that Australia has per head of population. The most popular procedures are as expected non-surgical intervention such as Botox and chemical peels with breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, and liposuction being the most popular surgical procedures. South Korea of course is famous through its recent surgical success through Psy, and by his own admission he did undergo cosmetic surgeon on the face to improve his chances of success in the music industry internationally.

Dr Jeremy Hunt

I Need a Face-lift and Facial Assessment

I often hear the term, “I think I need a face-lift” from my patients and it is then up to me to decide exactly what it is that will best achieve the result they desire.

The face of course is a multi-component structure that involves far more than just the overlying skin and consideration needs to be given to the underlying structures.

During a consultation I will explain to my patients that the skin is the overlying layer of the subcutaneous fat which then overlies the muscle which has an underlying foundation of bone.

If there is any alteration in the volume, shape or positioning of the bone it may well best be addressed with a bone augmentation procedure such as a genioplasty or a chin implant.

Loss of volume is best addressed with increasing the volume of the face, most often in the form of fat grafting and muscle can be modulated with the use of injectable neuromodulators.

The skin is the overlying layer and it may well be best addressed with a medical grade skin care programme or a form of resurfacing.

When I hear patients say, “‘I think I need a face-lift” to me I hear what they are saying but the face is more than just skin deep.

I encourage you to ensure that anyone providing a treatment is able to fully assess your facial anatomy and offers you a comprehensive treatment that may involve more than just skin only.

Dr Jeremy Hunt

Why People Get Botox

I recently read an article published in the United States where the author contemplated why people get Botox: read here.

The article suggested that people who undergo treatment such as Botox and surgical procedures were not necessarily trying to look younger but were trying to look more familiar to themselves.

I do find that from most of my patients it is not a motivation of looking younger for other people but is their own personal desire to recapture their appearance of their youth that motivates them towards having treatment such as Botox, injectable fillers or facial surgery such as a face-lift, neck-lift or rhinoplasty.

The changes of aging are inevitable and as you do look in the mirror you may feel 25 on the inside, though as the years go by you will look less and less like the person in the photograph you so fondly recall.

It is this motivation and I do agree with the author of the article, that leads people to consider procedures to try and “recapture their youth”.

The concept of the article I do think is true and it more so echoes the philosophy of my practice in that procedures for facial rejuvenation are not designed to change the person you are but to try and maximise the beauty that you have.  Procedures can also try and reverse the signs of aging though certainly a good result is not to change a person’s appearance but to make them appear more youthful.

An excellent result in my opinion is one where the patient will clearly see the difference when they look in the mirror but their family and friends will struggle to see the difference and but will be very aware that the patient had “never looked so good”.

It is results such as this that do not attract the attention of being surgical results but more the achievement of balanced harmony with subtle changes to maximise someone’s well-being.

Dr Jeremy Hunt

Spa or Medical Practice?

In recent times I note there has been a rapid increase in the number of facilities that call themselves a medical spa or medi-spa.

The occurrence has arisen from the United States and particularly from areas such as Florida where the transition from medical practice to beauty salon has become extremely vague.

People are becoming aware that there are an increasing number of cosmetic procedures ranging from injectable to skin care treatments and even surgical procedures being offered in non-medical practices particularly in the state of Florida.

Safety is paramount of course and my advice would be one of buyer beware.

Certain procedures in Australia can only be performed by medical practitioners and certainly procedures are being performed that are not fully regulated.

Is it the wild, wild west out there or am I as a plastic surgeon being defensive of my industry?

I think above all as a doctor my job is to ensure patients’ safety.

I do become concerned when I hear stories of patients receiving treatments with adverse outcomes where they were not informed of the possible downside.

To have a surgical procedure is an invasive event and it needs to be performed in a fully accredited facility.

The loose use of terminology such as a spa that offers medical procedures is intentionally designed to play down the invasiveness of the procedure.

People are being lured by marketing and sales pitches into having treatments performed in non-accredited facilities and Florida recently had a monatorium banning liposuction in such facilities due to a number of patient deaths.

In short, is it a beauty salon, is it a day spa or is it a medical practice – is a question patients need to ask themselves before undergoing treatment.

 

Dr Jeremy Hunt

Before and After Photos in Plastic Surgery

There is a recent study issued by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that points out the importance of before and after photographs for patients.

In a study looking at patients considering reconstructive options for breast cancer they found that 89% of women wanted to see before and after photographs to help them make an informed decision about the surgical course.

I think this highlights the fact that quality before and after photographs are invaluable both to patients who are considering undergoing surgery as well as to patients who have not yet made the decision as to which procedure would best suit their needs.

‘A picture paints a thousand words’ is never more true when we deal in results of that are largely defined by the quality of the appearance.

I will continue to use before and after photographs as a teaching tool for patients at the time of consultation and encourage patients considering procedures to review as many before and after surgery results, be it for breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, face-lift, neck-lift or body contouring surgery so that they can make an informed decision as to which procedure would best suit their needs.

Yours sincerely

 

Dr Jeremy Hunt

Do Breast Implants Mean Better Sex?

In the major plastic surgery journal for the American Society of Plastic Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, there has been a recent publication validating the value of breast augmentation and breast implant surgery. The study found that breast augmentation improves patient well being and sexual functioning.

It was a simple study using a questionnaire sent to women who underwent breast augmentation surgery, before the surgery and after the surgery. The results showed a substantial improvement in several key areas that reflect quality of life.  The research was published in the July issue of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and focused on breast augmentation. On a score of 0-100, the average scores increased for patients in terms of satisfaction with the appearance of their breasts, the patient’s psychological well being and also their sexual well being. A percent of women reported significant improvement in the quality of their life following breast augmentation.

Dissatisfaction with breast size and breast shape can negatively affect a woman’s quality of life in several ways.  Studies such as this show a significant improvement in a woman’s quality of life and we now have solid scientific evidence of what we have long suspected was the case. As a researcher in plastic and reconstructive surgery, I will continue to ensure patients receive the best quality of care and the best possible results.  Our focus will always be on improving quality of life and patient satisfaction and publications such as these add scientific value to the work that we do.

Dr Jeremy Hunt

6 Steps to the Best Breast Implant Results

Part 2  – Incision, Location and Size

When I discuss the best implant choice for a patient I will always bear in mind that everyone is an individual with specific needs and desires, but they all want the best breast implant to achieve the best breast augmentation result.

What you need to consider is the best result will depend on where you are starting from, what you want to achieve, the implant type, material, shape, size and location, as well as the surgeon you choose.

Let’s discuss the incision location and choices, the location of the implant, and the size of the implant.

 

Incision Site and Final Scar

There are three common choices for incisions:

1.  Under the fold of the breast (the infra mammary fold)

2.  Around the nipple

3.  Through the armpit

Each of these incision sites have advantages and disadvantages in terms of how well the scar is hidden.  A scar not on the breast that is offered by the armpit incision may seem appealing, but it will be visible in a singlet top or bikini top. Incisions around the nipple may be well hidden but scars can fade and become paler than the nipple pigmentation and be visible, and can also alter and decrease nipple sensitivity

The commonest location is under the fold of the breast; the scar is hidden on a day to day basis and offers reliable surgical access with no alteration in sensation to the nipple.

Since everyone is different, you will likely prefer one incision site over the other.  It is your choice where the incision is placed. I will explain the pros and cons of each site and answer any questions you may have.

Incisions in the tummy button known as trans umbilical incision do exist but can be fraught with difficulty and are only used if a saline implant is being used.

 

Implant Location – Prepectoral, Retropectoral, In Front or Behind the Muscle

An implant can be placed in front of or behind the muscle and each location will achieve a different result.

The common locations are:

1.   Retropectoral/ Submuscular –  behind the muscle

 2.  Prepectoral/ Subglandular – in front of the muscle

Generally speaking, in front of the muscle will create a more mobile breast and will give you more upper pole fullness. This may sound appealing but with little coverage at the upper pole the appearance of stepping onto the implant and the roundness of the implant can be visible.  For some this is an appealing appearance and is more obvious that an implant is in place.

Placing the implant behind the muscle in the subpectoral plane will create a smoother transition from the chest onto the upper pole of the breast with a more natural ramp leading down to the nipple. This limitation of this location though is that when the pec muscle is flexed it will distort the shape of the breast. This is usually acceptable though depending on how physical your lifestyle is.

 

Implant Size/Volume – “Bigger Is Better – But Not Too Much”

It seems obvious that the larger the implant the bigger the result it will achieve and for some people this is their objective with breast augmentation – “big is better”

For others though a natural proportioned enhancement is the key and “bigger is better – but not too much” often applies.

I use a sizing system preoperatively to allow you to add volume to a bra to achieve the desired result you want.  This will then tell me what volume I need to add to the volume you already have to achieve the result you desire.  It is what you see in the mirror that counts and what you call a full C cup others may call a large B or D cup.  The result you want is the ”look” you want and it is vital the volume is right to achieve this.  After all, what an implant looks like on a desk is irrelevant it is what that volume achieves when you are upright and wearing a bra that counts.

 

Conclusion 

Everyone is an individual with specific needs and desires and the best result for you will need a combination of implant type and location as well as size to create your desired breast augmentation result.

6 Key Steps to the Best Breast Implant Result

Part 1 – Material, Shape and Texture

When I discuss the best implant choice for a patient I will always bear in mind that everyone is an individual with specific needs and desires, but they all want the best breast implant to achieve the best breast augmentation result.

What you need to consider is the best result will depend on where you are starting from, what you want to achieve, the implant type, material, shape, size and location, as well as the surgeon you choose.

Let’s start with the material and shape and in subsequent weeks we will consider other factors such as location and incision type.

 

Material – Silicone or Saline

Breast implant shells are filled with either saline or silicon. Saline naturally comprises most of the human body, so if the implant should leak (this occurs in less than 5% of implants) its fluid can be easily and safely absorbed. Silicone is one of the most intensively researched materials used in medicine and has been subjected to extensive safety testing. It has been scientifically proven that silicone gel implants carry no increased risk of:

  • breast cancer
  • autoimmune diseases
  • risks when breast-feeding

Silicone implants tend to create a more natural feel and look to the breast and most implants being used in breast augmentation today are silicone.

 

Shape – Round vs. Anatomical or Tear Drop Shaped 

Breast implants come in two general shapes: round and anatomical, and there are benefits and drawbacks of each shape of implant that you may wish to discuss in detail with your breast augmentation surgeon prior to determining what type of implant in right you.

 

Round Implants     

Round breast implants are shaped as their name suggests. Round implants are able to shift and move while in position without distorting the shape of the breast. Round implants are generally less expensive than the anatomical implants. Available in both smooth and textured styles, round implants classically will give more upper pole fullness.

Some people claim that round implants produce a less-natural looking result than anatomical implants. This is because anatomical implants were designed to more closely resemble the shape of a natural breast. Critics of this claim state that round implants take the natural shape of the breast when held vertically into position in the body.

 

Anatomical Implants

Anatomical implants, also known as tear drop implants are bottom heavy, and designed to create a more natural look.  Anatomical implants, also known as contour implants, were originally developed for reconstructive breast surgery patients. Anatomical implants have also become very popular for cosmetic breast augmentation surgery. The tear-shaped, or bottom heavy, design of the anatomical implant was designed to create a more natural look.

Anatomical implants must be placed precisely into their pocket by an experienced surgeon to prevent the risk of malpositioning or other complications. Due to the shape of anatomical implants, it is very important they are positioned appropriately in the body. The shifting or flipping of anatomical implants is much more likely to distort the shape of the breast. To mitigate this risk, manufacturers of anatomical implants have made them with textured surfaces only. Textured implants will adhere to the capsule where they are placed to reduce the risk of movement.

 

Smooth vs. Textured Implant Surface

The breast implant shell can be smooth or textured and there are benefits and drawbacks to both smooth breast implants move freely in their pocket and usually have thinner shells than textured implants, while textured implants have a reported lower rate of capsular contracture

Breast implants can be smooth or textured.  Smooth breast implants have the feel of a balloon while their textured counterparts feel more like fine sand paper.  There are benefits and drawbacks to both surface types that a prospective patient may wish to discuss in detail with her breast augmentation surgeon.

 

Smooth Breast Implants 

Smooth breast implants move freely in their pocket and usually have thinner shells than textured implants. Lower patient cost and less risk of rippling.

 

Textured Implants

Textured implants were originally designed to reduce the risk of capsular contracture.  Capsular contracture occurs when the scar around the breast implant grows and squeezes on the implant, causing the breast to harden.  The claim that textured implants do, in fact, reduce the risk of capsular contracture has not been conclusively proven in medical studies.  Textured implants have been found to have a higher rate of leaking and rippling of the breast after surgery.

 

Conclusion 

Everyone is an individual with specific needs and desires and the best result for you will need a combination of implant type and location as well as size to create your desired breast augmentation result.

 

Dr Jeremy Hunt

Update: PIP Implants & Implant Rupture

PIP Implants, Implant Rupture, 60 Minutes and Risk to Patients

Following the recent 60 minutes story on Channel 9, I think it is a timely opportunity for me to shed some light on the controversial situation regarding a breast implant manufactured in France by the PIP Company.

It has come to the attention of plastic surgeons internationally that PIP implants appear to have a high rate of rupture and have been manufactured with non-medical grade silicone and in fact have been manufactured with industrial grade silicone.

The facts at the moment are:

1. There is evidence that these implants tend to have a high rate of rupture.

2. The risk of toxicity from these implants is only theoretical currently.

3. The situation is causing a lot of concern for women who have PIP implants or PIP implants have been withdrawn from the  market.

This is a difficult situation and plastic surgeons are working together internationally to establish a clearer picture as to what this means for patients.

As a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, I can report that in our opinion these implants should be removed if there is adequate anxiety for the patient, or evidence of rupture.

Genuine anxiety certainly does exist and anxiety can lead to the presentation of medical symptoms secondary to stress. Removal of these implants may well alleviate any symptoms that patients are suffering and certainly will relieve anxiety.

Investigation of whether these implants have ruptured or not has recently been made simpler with the Department Of Health rebating investigations such as scans, to see if the implants are in fact ruptured or intact.

For further information about receiving a scan, I suggest you visit the Department of Health website where you can be directed as to how to receive a scan to establish whether the implant is in fact leaking.

If the PIP implant, or any implant  is found to be leaking, ruptured, or bleeding, ,  it certainly should be removed and replaced with a different breast implant though even if the implant is not shown to be leaking on the scan and anxiety levels are high, it is recommended that the implant be removed and replaced.

There are some important things to remember though regarding breast implants and rupture.

1. PIP implants are a single company that makes the device that is made by many other companies, which have not had   these issues.

2. At this stage it is reasonable to remove the ruptured implants or implants that are causing anxiety and replace them with an   implant made by a different manufacturer which has not had these problems.

3. Breast augmentation remains a safe and reliable surgical procedure.

I hope this has been helpful and if patients do require further information I would suggest they contact the plastic surgeon who inserted their breast implants.  This will allow you to determine if the implant used was in fact one that has been associated with rupture or a different brand.  If patients are unable to ascertain the type of their implant I would recommend that a scan would be the simplest non-invasive method to establish if the implant was in fact ruptured or leaking.

Dr Jeremy Hunt

Before and After Photos

Before and After photos is a vital part of cosmetic surgery as it is a tangible record of your experience. Before photos allow the surgeon and patient to plan any procedure before implementing it, and to provide a record of what was before the surgery. After photos allow the surgeon and the patient to address the problems and reflect on the quality of the final result. When Before and After photos are compared alongside each other, they can educate patients on the success of the surgery and provide the final medical record for the procedure.

 

Please peruse the multiple galleries of Before and After photos from real people on Dr Jeremy Hunt’s website to discover what is possible through surgery for breast implants, facelifts, tummy tucks, nose surgery, liposuction and many more.

 

A list of Before and After photo galleries are available here:

 

FACE:

•   ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS BEFORE AND AFTER

•   BROW LIFT BEFORE AND AFTER

•   CHIN SURGERY BEFORE AND AFTER

•   EAR SURGERY BEFORE AND AFTER

•   EYELID SURGERY BEFORE AND AFTER

•   FACE LIFT BEFORE AND AFTER

•   LIP ENHANCEMENT BEFORE AND AFTER

  •  NECK LIFT BEFORE AND AFTER


BREAST:

•   BREAST ASYMMETRY BEFORE AND AFTER

•   BREAST IMPLANT REVISION BEFORE AND AFTER

•   BREAST IMPLANTS BEFORE AND AFTER

•   BREAST LIFT BEFORE AND AFTER

•   BREAST REDUCTION BEFORE AND AFTER

•   BREAST + ABDOMEN BEFORE AND AFTER

 

BODY

 

•   MASSIVE WEIGHT LOSS BEFORE AND AFTER

•   LIPOSUCTION BEFORE AND AFTER

•   LOWER BODY LIFT BEFORE AND AFTER

•   THIGH LIFT BEFORE AND AFTER

•   TUMMY TUCK BEFORE AND AFTER

•   UPPER ARM LIFT BEFORE AND AFTER

View all our before and after galleries.

Breast Reductions with Dr Jeremy Hunt

Relax in knowing your breast reduction surgery is being performed by a seasoned professional

For some women having breasts that are too big is a painful nuisance. Large breasts can cause immense neck and back pain for women as adequate support is often not available for their breast size.

Breast reductions are a commonly performed procedure on women with large breasts who wish to minimise the size and pain that large breasts can cause. Breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty) is designed to give women smaller, firmer and more evenly shaped breasts which are in proportion to the rest of the body. Breast reduction surgery comes with a high level of success as well as patient satisfaction as it actively relieves physical discomfort and can improve body image concerns as well as self-esteem.

Dr Jeremy Hunt routinely performs breast reduction surgery in his Sydney based clinic and offers patients the ultimate in professionalism. Problems resulting from large breasts such as back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as discomfort and irritations from bra straps digging into skin, difficulty exercising, difficulty finding bras that provide adequate support and the frustration of not being able to find clothes that fit properly, can all be solved with a breast reduction by Dr Hunt.

There are three basic forms of breast reductions one can go through:

Liposuction/Liposculpture – This procedure is used for smaller breast reductions only and aims to remove fat from the breasts which results in a completed breast reduction with basically no scarring.

Short-scar Breast Reduction – This procedure is for bigger reductions and is performed by cutting around the nipples and vertically downwards to remove fat and excess tissue from breasts. It leaves significantly less scarring than other forms of surgery.

Inverted T Scar – involves cutting around the nipple, vertically downwards and under the fold of the breast to gain access to remove excess tissue. This is reserved for the biggest breast reductions and all incisions are inverted so as to minimalize scarring.

Sydney based specialist Dr Jeremy Hunt has years of expertise in the field of breast reduction surgery. His patients have seen massive success in their breast reductions and have enhanced their quality of life as a result. For all your breast reduction needs in Sydney contact Dr Jeremy Hunt.

Liposuction Sydney | Dr. Jeremy Hunt

Liposuction is one of the most common medical procedures in society today, and when performed correctly is one of the safest and most risk-free procedures.

Dr Jeremy Hunt is a liposuction or ‘liposculpture’ specialist, and offers the procedure at his Sydney medical clinic, asserting Liposuction can vastly improve your overall body definition and make you more confident and comfortable in your own skin.

Liposuction is a very individualised procedure in that the recovery time and overall outcome of the liposuction differs from one person to the next. Prior to booking any procedure appointment you will have a consultation with Dr Hunt to discuss your desired goals and outcomes of the procedure, so he can ascertain the best way to achieve these for you.

It is very important to remember that liposuction is not a weight loss remedy, but a body definition and shaping mechanism to help you remove isolated deposits of fat that are not susceptible to exercise or diets.

Once you have decided to undergo liposuction the procedure will be carried out in an agreed upon hospital under a general anaesthetic administered by a highly qualified and experienced anaesthetist. Small incisions will then be made into the targeted areas and a multitude of removal methods are available to rid your body of the undesirable fat deposits.

Once Dr Hunt has completed the procedure you will wake up feeling sore and tired, and will remain so for approximately 3-7 days. You will be fitted with compression garments are required to leave them on for 2-3 days. After that the recovery has begun and you can then remove the compression garments for showers etc but must ensure you replace them afterwards. These replaceable compression garments must be worn for 2-3 weeks to ensure your body is shaping to the desired contours.

Like any surgical procedure there are risks involved with liposuction however these risks are minimal. There has been little to no adverse effects reported as a result of liposuction, and in the majority of cases recovery is achieved promptly and without hassle.

With the immediate benefits that liposuction offers patients undergoing the procedure generally see an improvement in their mood, confidence and comfort as a result of ridding themselves of unwanted and unsightly fat deposits.

Find out more on our Liposuction for Men page.

Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Fees & Costs

If you’re considering cosmetic surgery, cost and prices are things that are no doubt on your mind.

The costs of plastic surgery vary greatly, depending on the type of procedure being undertaken. Cosmetic surgery costs will also reflect the level of expertise, experience, and often the level of safety provided by the surgeon.

Why do cosmetic surgery prices differ so much?

Put simply, there isn’t an average cost on cosmetic procedures for a number of reasons. Most plastic and cosmetic surgeons work to recommended schedule set out by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and Australian Medical Association, which provides a correlation without unifying costs across procedures. The cost of cosmetic surgery will vary based on your needs and the complexity of the procedure, and most procedures actually have four different, variable costs:

  • Surgeon’s Fee – The surgeon’s fee for cosmetic procedures will vary according to the complexity and duration required to complete the surgery
  • Theatre Cost – Relates to how long you spend in the operating theatre. This is often called the theatre fee
  • Anaesthesia – These charges are based on the type of anaesthesia required, be it local or general, along with the operating procedures of the anaesthetist
  • Devices – Breast implants, cheek and chin implants and injectables such as fillers and anti wrinkle injections are referred to as ‘devices’, with prices varying in line with what you require
  • You get what you pay for – The best result needs the best surgeon and the best care

A surgeon with the highest qualifications such as Fellow Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS), and Member Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), who uses a fully qualified anaesthetist and operates in a fully accredited hospital will have a higher overall fee, but will offer greater safety, surgical experience and expertise.

Be sure that the fee you think you are paying is the total cost of surgery. A cheaper cost may seem appealing but might not include the fees required from hospitals and support medical practitioners such as anaesthetists.

Questions to Ask About Plastic Surgery Costs

When considering plastic surgery, be sure to consult with a fully qualified plastic surgeon.

Two of the most important cost-related questions you should ask your surgeon during your initial consultation are:

What is included in the fee?
Are payment or finance plans available?
Shopping around and choosing an experienced, qualified cosmetic surgeon to undertake your procedure will ensure that you can enjoy your plastic surgery results without complications.

Dr. Jeremy Hunt is a member of FRACS & ASPS, and has years of experience providing expert cosmetic and plastic surgery solutions in Sydney. Book a consultation with Dr Jeremy today to find out more about the costs of your cosmetic surgery – call (02) 9327 1733.

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