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Daniel on Channel Nine’s This Time Next Year

Posted on 8th August 2017

Hear from one of Dr Jeremy Hunt’s real post massive weight loss surgery patients, Daniel, as he shares his journey from obesity to massive weight loss and plastic surgery to remove the resulting excess skin. See the results of Daniel’s transformation thanks to a body lift with Dr Hunt. Daniel appeared on Channel Nine’s This Time Next Year. Watch the Instagram video preview here.

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Tummy Tuck

Will a tummy tuck remove stretch marks?

Posted on 16th September 2015

It is a common myth that any problem area we have with our tummies can be tackled with a tummy tuck, but many patients’ pesky stretch marks remain after surgery. Stretch marks can only be removed during a tummy tuck if they are in the ‘zone of resection’ which is where the tissue is cut off. This estimated zone should be draw by your surgeon beforehand so that you will know how many stretch marks will not be affected. In terms of removing stretch marks, unfortunately there is no definite solution. However, we have seen good results by combating areas with…

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The ins and outs of a Rhinoplasty

Posted on 14th September 2015

Nose jobs, or Rhinoplasties are one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the UK. The surgery is designed to alter, improve or enhance the shape of your nose for cosmetic or medical reasons. Not sure whether Rhinoplasty is the right procedure for you? Do you know what it involves? There are always certain factors that you need to consider before committing to surgery, and a nose job is no different. To ensure that you are accessed and prepared accordingly, your chosen surgeon will arrange an initial consultation. During this consultation, all sections of your nose, including the dorsum, bridge…

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Professional Breast Implants

Are natural-looking breast enhancements the new cosmetic trend for 2015?

Posted on 23rd August 2015

Cosmetic surgery is becoming more normal that ever before and the trends that were once so strong in the 1990s and 2000s are starting to see steep declines. We all remember famous figures such as Jodie Marsh encouraging a new found following for bigger breasts. However, recent studies reveal a growing number of women requesting more modest sized implants over the last five years, with the average size now shrinking to a C cup. This new wave of breasts seems to be a favourite in Hollywood too, with celebrities such as Sienna Miller, Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence all sporting…

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Dangers of Overseas Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Posted on 26th July 2013

Medical tourism is a booming industry worth more than US$60 billion a year and growing dramatically each year. Many developing countries including Thailand, India and the Philippines are now even promoting themselves as go-to destinations for cheap cosmetic surgery. It’s a global phenomenon, but particularly popular with Australians – who mostly travel to Singapore and Thailand to undergo breast augmentations and tummy tucks. And while the combination of sun, beaches and a cheaper price tag might sound appealing, there are many risks involved with travelling overseas to undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure. Before you make any decision, the most important…

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Are You Considering a Breast Reduction?

Posted on 23rd July 2013

If so, you’re not alone. Breast reductions are one of the most common procedures in Australia – with numbers increasing every year. The same is true in the US, where the number of breast reductions performed in 2012 was more than 42,000! I regularly see women who have physically and emotionally struggled with the size of their breasts. They suffer from back, neck and shoulder pain, a reduced ability to exercise and have difficultly breathing. They also feel uncomfortable in social situations as it affects their self confidence. Breast reduction is designed to relieve the pain and discomfort of large…

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How Long Are Plastic Surgery Recovery Times?

Posted on 19th July 2013

Recovery times for plastic surgery have certainly decreased over the last 20 years, but it’s important to remember that they are surgical procedures. Recovery is therefore a crucial step to ensure optimal results. Depending on the type of surgery you undergo, recovery time could be anything from a few hours to a few weeks, and can also depend on factors like your age and health. But the key to speeding up recovery and optimising results is to plan plenty of rest and quiet time. And always follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding diet, exercise and any precautions. Here’s an overview of…

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Cosmetic Surgery Myths

Posted on 15th July 2013

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…

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What is Body Contouring?

Posted on 11th July 2013

Desire for cosmetic surgery is growing, with Australians spending 40 per cent more on body contouring procedures like liposuction and tummy tucks than their American counterparts. I often come across clients who are concerned with excess fat and sagging skin. Whether the result of major weight loss or pregnancy, these complaints can affect various parts of the body including the stomach, thighs, buttocks and upper arms. But there is a solution – body contouring procedures are a common way for men and women to remove excess skin and fat and improve the shape and tone of underlying tissue. The type…

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Liposuction

How it Works: Liposuction

Posted on 8th July 2013

Liposuction is a popular surgical technique that helps shape and contour the body. It works by permanently removing excess fat from areas like the thighs, stomach and hips, leaving patients with a much slimmer and more toned appearance. Thanks to the impressive results it can produce, liposuction is one of the most popular operations I’m asked to perform. In fact, it’s currently the second most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the country. For some people, it doesn’t matter how much they exercise or what they eat, they still find it hard to lose weight or banish unsightly areas of fat….

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Case Study: Bilateral Breast Augmentation

Posted on 4th July 2013

BT was a 29-year-old mother with three children; twins aged four and a 14-month-old baby. She was happy and followed a healthy lifestyle. The Effects of Breastfeeding Following the births of her children and subsequent breastfeeding, BT found that the size and shape of her breasts had changed, a problem that is common in women following childbirth. As for many women, these changes were a concern for BT and were having an impact on her enjoyment of life. Prior to her pregnancies, BT had been comfortable wearing a swimsuit but this was no longer the case. She also found that…

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How to Combat Excess Skin After Weight Loss

Posted on 25th June 2013

Around 60 per cent of Australian adults are overweight or obese, with women spending $400 million a year on weight loss. But successful weight loss comes with its own set of challenges. We’ve all experienced fluctuations in our weight due to diet and exercise, pregnancy or old age, but the impact significant weight loss has on our body can often be a confusing experience. Having achieved such a great goal, patients are often left with excess and sagging skin, the appearance of which has a detrimental effect on their confidence. As a result of being stretched for such a long…

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Lower Body Lift

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

Posted on 2nd June 2013

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…

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Teenagers Undergoing Surgical Procedures to Avoid Bullying

Posted on 10th May 2013

It has recently been reported in the United States on Fox 13 that there is a trend towards teenagers undergoing plastic surgical procedures with the blessing of their parents so as to avoid bullying. We will all be aware of the difficulties of cyber bullying and the power of social media in terms of establishing a young person’s personal self-esteem. There does seem to be a trend with a Florida surgeon, Dr Jennifer Walden, stating she has seen a 30% rise in teenage plastic surgery over the last 10 years. Certainly the trend towards patients undergoing procedures at a younger…

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Australia Follows World Trend on Increasing Popularity of Plastic Surgery

Posted on 19th April 2013

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…

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I Need a Face-lift and Facial Assessment

Posted on 10th April 2013

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…

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Why People Get Botox

Posted on 28th October 2012

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…

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Spa or Medical Practice?

Posted on 14th September 2012

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…

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Before and After Photos in Plastic Surgery

Posted on 5th September 2012

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…

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Do Breast Implants Mean Better Sex?

Posted on 8th July 2012

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…

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6 Key Steps to the Best Breast Implant Result – part 2

Posted on 29th March 2012

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…

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6 Key Steps to the Best Breast Implant Result

Posted on 23rd March 2012

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…

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

Posted on 19th March 2012

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…

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Before and After Photos

Posted on 20th August 2011

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…

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Breast reductions with Dr Jeremy Hunt – you’re in safe hands

Posted on 20th July 2011

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…

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Liposuction Sydney | Dr. Jeremy Hunt

Posted on 8th June 2011

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…

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Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Fees & Costs

Posted on 2nd June 2011

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…

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Osmosis

Revolutionary Osmosis Skin Care now at the Sydney Skin Institute

Posted on 1st November 2010

The Osmosis Pür Medical Skin Care range is free! Paraben free, and artificial fragrance, colour and additive free. Osmosis ingredients target the dermis because that is the only place that significant ageing occurs. “Osmosis uses more active ingredients per serum than any other line in the world.” Past anti-ageing treatments placed focus on peeling the skin, targeting the outer layer which starved our deeper layers of vital nutrients whilst the skin repaired itself. The result was a smooth surface but a thinning to the underlying structures that need replenishing in order to keep our top layers from wrinkling. The new…

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