Tips for Healing Scars After Surgery | Sydney Plastic Surgeon

Posted on 24/06/2021

Of course, all patients want minimal scarring following any surgical procedure so today I wanted to talk about a variety of factors that can have an impact on the outcome. Breast reduction surgery scar – 12 months after surgery Patient Factors A patient who is younger and healthier will always achieve a better result in terms of healing than a patient who potentially smokes or is overweight and unhealthy.  It is imperative too that the patient follow the postoperative instructions given to them to ensure that they have the best possible outcome. Inherently, different patients will have a genetic predisposition to…

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Can you use your Superannuation to pay for plastic surgery?

Posted on 28/05/2021

Can you use your Superannuation to pay for plastic surgery? We are often asked if it’s possible for a patient to access superannuation to pay for their plastic surgery? Superannuation is intended for use in retirement to support your financial needs when you are no longer working, but there are certain circumstances where one can access their super before retirement. However, the process can be lengthy and challenging. Today we will take a look at the requirements for early release of superannuation. It’s important to note that the information in this article was current when writing it, but rules and…

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Can I Claim Plastic Surgery on Medicare or Private Health Insurance?

Posted on 21/05/2021

Can I claim plastic surgery on Medicare? Medicare was created to ensure that all Australians have access to essential health care. It is a system of categorisation for medically necessary procedures where the government covers the costs. The Medicare Schedule of Fees was written some time ago, and it has failed to keep pace with the cost of providing medical care. This then creates what is known as “the gap” – the difference between what Medicare pays the surgeon for performing the procedure, and what the surgeon may charge for the procedure. It can be very confusing to know which…

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Chin Surgery | Sydney Plastic Surgeon

Posted on 31/01/2021

Chin Surgery For some, the reality of dealing with an abnormally large or unusually small chin can be quite troublesome. Thankfully, chin surgery, also know as genioplasty, is a procedure commonly performed by Dr Hunt.  Genioplasty is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin in some way. Dr Hunt has performed procedures to move the chin forward, move it backwards, move it up or down and to reshape the chin.  This patient below had advanced genioplasty to move the chin forward 10mm, giving it a more prominent, stronger appearance. Dr Hunt then performed submental liposuction which is liposuction of the…

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Ear Surgery – Otoplasty | Sydney Plastic Surgeon

Posted on 21/01/2021

As a craniofacial surgeon, Dr Hunt performs a number of ear procedures, also known as otoplasty. The most common reason patients will have ear surgery is because they have particularly prominent or sticky-out ears.  Patients will often talk about being teased or bullied in their school years, if they have particularly prominent ears.  Commonly patients will have their ears “pinned back” as a result, at around about 7 or 8 years of age or decide to undergo the surgery as a young adult, leaving school or university, moving into their chosen professional field. Otoplasty patients are often greatly relieved, that…

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Farewell 2020

Posted on 31/12/2020

In the last few hours of 2020,  I find myself reflecting on the year that was. There’s certainly no denying, 2020 has been an intense and extremely challenging year. It tested our strength, our resilience, our patience and our health. Talking to family, friends and patients the last few months, it seems we all agree. In amongst the craziness of a pandemic, there have been unexpected blessings along the way. We were given the gift of time and space to slow down. To be more present and enjoy small moments with our loved ones. We have learnt to appreciate our…

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Dermal Fillers | Cosmetic Injections Sydney

Posted on 14/12/2020

Today we are chatting with our cosmetic nurse, Bec Boberg, about Dermal fillers which has become a popular anti-ageing treatment in recent years for good reason. What are dermal fillers? They are cosmetic injections that add volume and restore fullness to areas of the face non-surgically. They smooth out skin by filling wrinkles, giving you a plump, more hydrated appearance and what’s not to love about that! How are they used? We commonly use dermal filler on the cheeks, lips, tear troughs and the jaw area. Here are just a few of the issues we can treat with great success…

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What is a Neck Lift | Sydney Plastic Surgeon

Posted on 20/11/2020

People often seek rejuvenation of the neck to achieve a more attractive contour.  The neck is made of three structures; the deepest being the muscles of the neck with an overlying layer of fat which is then covered with skin. Different proportions of skin, fat and muscle can create different contours to the neck, and a long slender neck with a crisp jawline is often been described as attractive.  Who is a candidate for a neck lift? Patients will come to me, both male and female, at many different ages seeking a neck lift. In a younger patient, it is…

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Breast Lift Surgery Explained | Sydney Plastic Surgeon

Posted on 29/10/2020

Breast surgery is all about achieving the ideal cup size for the patient, in combination with a shapely breast.  At times, the breast tissue and particularly the height of the nipple may need to be altered and re-elevated in the form of a breast lift to achieve these goals. A breast lift alone isn’t always adequate to achieve a patients desired look. In these circumstances, it can be combined with a breast reduction to decrease cup size or a breast implant to increase the cup size. It is not uncommon for patients to have other procedures performed at the same…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on 13/10/2020

October is breast cancer awareness month in Australia. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, but the good news is, survival rates continue to improve! Finding breast cancer early is imperative as it gives you the best chance of beating the disease, so we wanted to talk about breast health and share a few tips from Dr Hunt we hope you find helpful. Know Your Breasts Knowing your breasts is key! Get familiar with how they feel throughout the month by checking them at different times, as there will be changes during your…

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Craniofacial Surgery at Sydney Children’s Hospital

Posted on 03/09/2020

For almost 20 years, I’ve been a craniofacial surgeon at the Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick addressing the facial deformities of children born with congenital and post-traumatic birth defects. It’s such a privilege to be able to change the lives of children, to the extent we can, with some of the procedures we perform. Over the years, I have been so pleased to receive messages from past patients who now, as teenagers and young adults, gratefully express to me how the procedures performed when they were young, have improved the quality of their lives. These kinds of messages make the…

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Patient Care During Covid-19

Posted on 24/08/2020

These are strange times and we are extremely thankful we’re still able to see patients at the clinic and to carry out all procedures. That being said, we have been closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation and want to assure you, we have been taking extra precautions the last couple of months to protect our patients and our team. What you need to know before booking or attending an appointment To assure we keep our space safe for everyone, please answer these pre-appointment survey questions • In the last 14 days, have been overseas or in any Australian hotspots? • Have…

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5 Tips To Look Your Best In Zoom Meetings Without Getting Plastic Surgery!

Posted on 10/08/2020

Social distancing means Zoom calls are now all the rage! We are spending loads more time than every before, connecting virtually, via work meetings, parent teacher interviews, dinner parties and even virtual happy hours. These are crazy times! Apparently, some Plastic surgeons have reported they have seen an increase in demand for procedures due to the fact people are staring at their own faces for an unusual amount of time. It’s not surprising one would become over critical and see flaws in their appearance under these strange circumstances but there is no need to rush out to get things done…

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Common Cosmetic Procedures For Men

Posted on 04/06/2020

What are the most common cosmetic surgery procedures for men? In any plastic surgery practice approximately 10% of the patients will be male and Dr Hunt’s practice follows that trend. The three most frequently performed procedures in men are: Liposuction Eyelid reduction Rhinoplasty Other common cosmetic procedures for men include gynaecomastia or chest contouring surgery as well as body contouring surgery after significant weight loss, such as a lower body lift or tummy tuck. Less common procedures include facial rejuvenation such as face lifts and neck lifts, however these are becoming increasingly popular. Liposuction  Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical…

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Mummy Makeover Common Myths

Posted on 21/05/2020

Myth Busting: Mummy Makeovers There are often myths associated with different types of surgical procedures and they can be accepted as the truth. Dr Hunt addresses some of the most common myths associated with mummy makeover surgery. Only mums can have a mummy makeover The term mummy makeover was coined to describe the combination of surgeries that correct changes to the body after pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, you don’t have to have had children to be considered for this procedure. Any patient who is considering a combination of abdominal and breast surgery is a candidate for a mummy makeover. A…

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Mummy Makeover FAQs

Posted on 14/05/2020

Mummy Makeover Frequently Asked Questions Women who are considering mummy makeover surgery will naturally have a lots of questions about the procedure. What are the different surgical options? What recovery time can they expect? Is the procedure covered by Medicare or private health? It is completely normal to have a long list of questions while researching a surgical procedure. Dr Hunt has answered some of the main questions he is often asked by his mummy makeover patients. What is a mummy makeover? The mummy makeover is a surgical procedure that involves a combination of surgery, usually on the breasts and…

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What is a Mummy Makeover?

Posted on 07/05/2020

What is a Mummy Makeover? The term mummy makeover has been applied to the combined surgical procedures of abdominal contouring surgery and breast enhancement surgery used to address some of the changes in a woman’s body after pregnancy and breast feeding. With changes in body shape through pregnancy, the “pre-pregnancy” body is not always going to be possible unless surgical correction is undertaken. The areas of greatest change are going to be: Around the abdomen with stretching of the muscles Excess skin possibly effected by stretch marks Increased breast volume that can lead to laxity of skin and a drop…

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Mother’s Day Giveaway!

Posted on 29/04/2020

To be in with a chance of winning: 〰️ Tag your mum in this post & let us know why she should win! 〰️ Both must follow @drjeremyhunt Instagram page Good Luck! Full Terms and Conditions: Competition commences 11am AEST 29/02/2020 and closes 11:59pm AEST 07/05/2020. Any entries submitted after this date will not be counted. Open to Australian residents only. Valid entries will only be accepted. A valid entry requires entrants and the person they tag to follow @drjeremyhunt on Instagram and to tag their mum in one of the competition posts, along with a comment. Winner will be announce…

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Chemical Peels or Skin Needling – Which Treatment is Right for Me?

Posted on 17/04/2020

Chemical Peels and Skin Needling Chemical Peels and skin needling are a less invasive option to laser skin resurfacing and can be a great treatment for several common skin issues. Both treatments, when applied by an experienced cosmetic provider, can have excellent results – but which treatment is right for you? Chemical Peels A chemical peel removes layers of dead skin and acts as a supercharged exfoliator, revealing the smooth and fresh skin underneath. The new skin is less wrinkled and more evenly coloured giving the face a fresh and rejuvenated appearance. Peels are also great at treating: Sun damage…

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Dermal Fillers

Posted on 08/04/2020

Dermal Filler – Everything you need to know Dermal filler, a gel-based substance that’s injected into the skin, has become increasingly popular over recent years as a cosmetic and anti-ageing treatment. Dermal filler is often used on areas of the face such as the lips and cheeks to add volume, diminish the look of wrinkles, add symmetry and restore definition giving the patient a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. How long does the treatment take? A typical dermal filler appointment can last between 15 – 30 minutes depending on how many areas the patient is having treated and how much volume…

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Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Posted on 01/04/2020

Anti-Wrinkle Injections – Everything You Need to Know Anti-wrinkle injections are a common cosmetic treatment to prevent the signs of ageing, usually on the face. They are extremely effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, brows and on the forehead. Anti-wrinkle injections have become increasingly popular over recent years due to being less invasive, affordable and convenient – the procedure is usually quick enough to do on your lunch break. As well as these benefits anti-wrinkle injection results are long lasting, as an average treatment will last between 4 – 6 months. How do…

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COVID-19 Update

Posted on 26/03/2020

COVID-19 Update In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the federal government announced that all elective surgery will be suspended, until further notice, from 11:59pm on 1st April 2020. This is to ensure vital resources can be reallocated to support the public health system in their effort to tackle the pandemic. While this decision has an impact on our practice, Dr Hunt and his team are fully supportive of these measures as it is extremely important to flatten the curve and tackle this pandemic for the good of all Australians. What does this mean for our patients? If you have…

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Breast Enlargement with Fat Graft

Posted on 24/03/2020

It is an appealing concept to achieve a breast enhancement by using fat taken from elsewhere on your body, such as from the buttocks or thighs. The concept is that your own fat will ultimately be the best implant to achieve a fuller breast. A silicone implant has usually been the first choice for breast enlargements, however those implants can sometimes have problems associated with them in the short and longer term. The technique of fat transfer for breast augmentation involves the application of a special form of suction bra for a number of weeks to increase the laxity in…

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Breast Augmentation Recovery Process

Posted on 19/03/2020

Recovering From a Breast Augmentation  What can I expect from recovery after a breast augmentation? Any plastic surgery procedure is going to require a recovery period. The good news is that the recovery from breast augmentation surgery is usually mild. What to expect in week 1 Tight skin – Immediately following the surgery, the skin will feel very tight, this is because the skin is not used to having to accommodate the volume of the implant. Over time, the skin will stretch and loosen, allowing the breast mound to be more mobile. Swelling – There will be some swelling after…

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What To Expect: Breast Augmentation

Posted on 17/03/2020

What to Expect From Breast Surgery Having a breast augmentation is a big decision and patients often spend many months researching the procedure before booking their initial consultation. Once you have made the decision to have breast surgery, you may be interested to understand what steps you’ll have to take before and after the procedure. No matter what surgery you’re having, all patients need to have an initial consultation to discuss exactly what procedure they want and what they expect to achieve from the surgery. Dr Hunt considers the initial consultation as a very personal experience and it involves sitting…

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Plastic Surgery

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Coronavirus and Plastic Surgery In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic Dr Hunt would like to provide some information and reassurances to his patients. The Covid-19 pandemic is constantly changing, and Dr Hunt and his team are monitoring the situation on a daily basis. The health and safety of our patients is a top priority and we will notify patients of any major changes as soon as these arise. To guarantee the safety of our patients and team members, we kindly ask that you do NOT come to our clinic: If you have travelled overseas in the last 14 days…

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Breast Implant Myths

Posted on 10/03/2020

Myth Busting: 5 Common Breast Implant Myths There are often myths associated with different types of surgical procedures and they can be accepted as the truth. Dr Hunt addresses some of the most common myths associated with breast implants and breast surgery. Breast implants need to be changed every 10 years Many people have the impression that breast implants need to be changed after 10 years, but this is not necessarily the case. Like all products, there will be a life on the breast implant. After 10 years, it is advised that the implants are reviewed by a professional to…

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6 Things to Consider Before A Breast Augmentation

Posted on 03/03/2020

Six big decisions before a breast augmentation Having a breast augmentation is a big decision and most patients spend up to 18 months researching the procedure before seeking a surgical opinion. Patients are often very well-informed before they even get to their first consultation. This can be very helpful for their chosen surgeon when it comes to planning the surgical procedure, as the patient is already aware of what they want from the surgery. There are usually 6 big decisions that need to be made before a patient has a breast augmentation and each has its own pros and cons….

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Who Would Consider Nose Surgery?

Posted on 18/02/2020

There are a number of reasons why someone would consider nose surgery, ranging from breathing problems to disliking the shape of their nose to wanting their face to be more in proportion. Patients considering a rhinoplasty will fall classically into two categories 1. External nasal deformity Patients in this category will often be unhappy with the shape of their nose or they may have suffered a trauma to the nose, causing a deformity. If a person is unhappy with the shape of their nose then a rhinoplasty will address any disproportion in the nose, such as a hump or deformity….

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Rhinoplasty FAQs

Posted on 11/02/2020

Rhinoplasty Frequently Asked Questions People who are considering nose surgery will naturally have a number of questions about the procedure. What are the different surgical options? What recovery time can they expect? It is normal to have a long list of questions while researching a surgical procedure, so Dr Hunt answers some of the main questions he is asked on a regular basis by his rhinoplasty patients. What is the difference between an open and closed rhinoplasty? An open rhinoplasty involves an incision in the columella – the piece of skin that runs between the two nostrils. It allows the…

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Finding the Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Posted on 04/02/2020

Finding the Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon to get the Best Nose Job Results Commonly referred to as a Nose Job, nose surgery (rhinoplasty) can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or injury and can even help relieve some breathing problems. Nose surgery is one of Dr Jeremy Hunt’s specialities, and as an experienced Craniofacial Surgeon the key is to assess the proportions of your face and…

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Posted on 22/01/2020

WIN 2x Dr Hunt Medical Grade Skin Care Sets, each worth $200, for you and a friend! To be in with a chance of winning: 〰️ Follow @drjeremyhunt Instagram page 〰️ Tag a friend in this post & let us know why you should win! Good Luck! Full Terms and Conditions: Competition commences 4pm AEST 22/01/2020 and closes 11:59pm AEST 9/02/2020. Any entries submitted after this date will not be counted. Open to Australian residents only. Valid entries will only be accepted. A valid entry requires entrants to follow @drjeremyhunt on Instagram and to tag a friend in one of…

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Medicare and Plastic Surgery

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Medicare is the right of all Australians to be provided with medical health care on medical need. Some procedures in plastic surgery will be required on a medical needs basis and these can include body contouring surgery after significant weight loss and reconstruction of facial deformity, such as post-traumatic rhinoplasty. When patients approach a plastic surgeon regarding a procedure, the surgeon will decide if this procedure is medically necessary or whether it is elective. If the procedure is medically needed, then it is likely that it will attract a Medicare item number. The Medicare item number is the coding system…

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10 Questions For Your Surgeon

Posted on 14/01/2020

What Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon? It is normal to have lots of questions before undergoing surgery and it is always important to discuss these with your surgeon. You should feel confident in asking your surgeon any questions you might have and they should be competent to answer each question in detail. Remember, no question is too big or small and you deserve a detailed response to put your mind at ease. If you are considering surgery Dr Hunt has suggested some of the best questions you should ask your surgeon and the responses you can expect. 1. Are…

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Best Plastic Surgeon In Wollongong 

Posted on 13/01/2020

Dr Hunt Rated in Top 3 Best Plastic Surgeon’s In Wollongong Dr Hunt has been rated in the Top 3 Plastic Surgeons in Wollongong by Three Best Rated for 2020! Three Best Rated’s review team use a rigorous 50-Point inspection which includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, nearness, trust, cost and general excellence. Three Best Rated was created with a simple goal to find the top 3 local businesses, professionals, restaurants, health care providers, etc., in your city. They only display businesses that are verified by their team since customers deserve only the best.  

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Can I Pay For Surgery With My Super?

Posted on 07/01/2020

Dr Hunt often finds many of his patients asking the same question – is it possible access to their superannuation fund to pay for medical procedures? This is a common question in Dr Hunt’s practice and it is possible in differing circumstances. Dr Hunt explains more about paying for surgery with your superannuation and when this could apply to you. Use Your Superannuation for Medical Procedures For a surgical procedure that is deemed medically necessary the ATO has allowed patients access to their superannuation funds and draw down the funds to cover the out-of-pocket costs for that procedure. The process …

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What is a Deep Plane Facelift?

Posted on 17/12/2019

Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Jeremy Hunt explains more about a deep plane facelift and its benefits.  If you have been researching different facelift techniques then you have probably heard of the term ‘deep plane facelift’, but do you know what this actually means or entails? Facelifts can be performed at different depths ranging from skin only to SMAS, more commonly known as the “deeper plane”. A deep plane facelift is potentially the most powerful option when it comes to facelift surgery, and often has the most natural, rejuvenated look and the longest lasting results. This technique has become increasingly more…

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Facelift FAQs

Posted on 11/12/2019

Facelift Frequently Asked Questions It’s a common assumption that a facelift often gives the appearance created by “a wind tunnel” where the skin is pushed back giving a tight, over exaggerated look. The media and a handful of well-known celebrities who have had facial surgery only fuel this assumption, however if a facelift is performed correctly, the results should be subtle giving a fresh-faced and rejuvenated look. Rather than in a wind tunnel where the push is backwards towards the ear, facial rejuvenation should correct the effects of gravity and needs to be in an upward direction. It can be…

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Face Lift Surgery – What are my Options?

Posted on 03/12/2019

Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Jeremy Hunt discusses the different types of face lift surgery and the results they can achieve. More and more people are choosing to undergo facial surgery to turn back the clock and give themselves a fresher more rejuvenated appearance. A face lift aims to reduces lines and tighten sagging skin on the face that has lost its natural elasticity due to ageing. A face lift should be subtle, achieving a rejuvenated look rather than looking unnatural, tight or pulled back. Traditional Face Lift A traditional face lift tightens the facial muscles and removes any excess fat…

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Surgery After Weight Loss Myths

Posted on 20/11/2019

It can often be hard to decipher fact from fiction, especially when you are researching surgical procedures online. Dr Hunt addresses some of the most common myths associated with surgery after weight loss, also known as body contouring surgery. Fat moves to different areas after liposuction Liposuction will remove fat cells permanently from the body and these fat cells will not come back. If a patient continues to have a high calorie diet after their liposuction then the body will still need to store the extra fat. As a result the fat will now be stored in different fat cells…

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Surgery After Weight Loss – FAQs

Posted on 15/11/2019

Surgery After Weight Loss – Frequently Asked Question It is normal to have lots of questions before undergoing surgery and it is always important to discuss these with your surgeon. If you are considering surgery after weight loss Dr Hunt has answered some of the most common questions associated with these procedures. Is it possible to combine procedures after massive weight loss? Patients who have lost a substantial amount of weight will often be troubled by extra skin on the abdomen, hips and thighs. They may also have loose skin on their upper arms and female patients may find they…

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Surgery After Massive Weight Loss  

Posted on 11/11/2019

Surgery After Massive Weight Loss – What are my options? After achieving a weight loss goal, many people find they are left with large amounts of excess skin, which can be extremely disheartening after they’ve worked so hard to lose weight. Don’t worry though, you are not alone – many people who have experienced massive weight loss are also troubled by the amount of excess skin they are left with. Once your skin has been stretched due to weight gain, it can lose its elasticity and often struggles to shrink back after weight loss. Surgery after massive weight loss is…

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Case Study

Case Study: Breast Augmentation

Posted on 17/10/2019

Breast Augmentation: The Patient The patient was a 29-year-old mother of three children with twins aged four and a 14-month-old baby. She lived a healthy life but had experienced changes in the volume and shape of her breasts following breastfeeding that were causing her concerns. She consulted with Dr Hunt with a view to increasing her preoperative A-cup to the C/D-cup she desired via bilateral breast augmentation. Breast Augmentation: The Procedure  On examination, the patient was a valid candidate for a bilateral breast augmentation. During the consultation process, Dr Hunt and the patient chose to use a cohesive silicone gel…

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Breast Surgery – What are my Options?

Posted on 09/10/2019

Breast surgery is one of Australia’s most popular cosmetic surgery procedures and it is also one of Dr Hunt’s most commonly preformed surgery. There are many reasons why women decided to undergo breast surgery; they may feel their breast are too small, too large, uneven or need a lift after pregnancy and breast feeding. Whatever the reason, Dr Hunt is here to help! During your initial consultation Dr Hunt will discuss what you want to achieve and decide which procedure will be right for you, to get the best results possible! There are numerous breast surgery options to consider in…

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Be Breast Aware

Posted on 01/10/2019

October is breast cancer awareness month; an annual campaign that helps to increase awareness of the disease through education and support. Know Your Breasts Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among Australian women. While survival rates continue to improve for women with breast cancer in Australia – the overall 5-year survival rate for breast cancer in females is now 90% – it is still important to be breast aware and know what signs to look out for. Dr Hunt explains how regularly you should check your breasts, some of the important changes to look out…

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Case Study: Tummy Tuck

Posted on 26/09/2019

Tummy Tuck: The Patient The patient was a 58-year-old female who had managed to reduce her weight by 40kg through a diet and exercise program. She was happy with the health improvements but was concerned by the contour of her lower abdomen. She consulted with Dr Hunt regarding the issues she was having with the contour of her abdomen as well as the difficulty she was having with chafing of the skin under the fold of the flap. Tummy Tuck: The Procedure The patient had an extended high lateral tension abdominoplasty with liposuction of the abdomen where approximately 7kg of…

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Tummy Tuck – What to Expect

Posted on 23/09/2019

Before you undergo any type of surgery it is important to thoroughly research the procedure so you know exactly what to expect. If you are considering a tummy tuck, Dr Hunt has outlined the important parts of the process, from consultation to post-surgery, so you know exactly what to expect before, during and after your surgery. The Consultation The initial consultation is an opportunity to meet Dr Hunt, establish the patient’s objectives and understand what they want from their procedure. During the consultation there will be an assessment of the patient’s needs and expectations, and then following examination, a surgical…

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Top 5 FAQs About Tummy Tucks

Posted on 18/09/2019

It is natural to have lots of questions before you undergo any kind of surgical procedure, and it is important that you discuss all of these with your surgeon. If you are considering an abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, Dr Hunt has answered some of the most common questions associated with this procedure. Will I stay in hospital? A tummy tuck is an invasive procedure and Dr Hunt encourages his patients to spend time in hospital in the early stages after their surgery. The duration of the hospital stay will depend on the type of tummy tuck performed…

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Tummy Tuck – What Are My Options?

Posted on 11/09/2019

Abdominal contouring, also known as tummy tuck surgery, can take a number of forms and each procedure is designed to address the specific needs of the patient. The keys to a successful tummy tuck are going to address three issues; excess fat deposits, the abdominal muscles, and any excess skin. Each procedure will address one or more of these issues and will produce the best tummy tuck result for you. 5 surgical options for a flatter tummy: Liposuction Liposuction will remove excess fat deposits and bring that troublesome tummy area back in line with the rest of the body. Remember though,…

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Tummy Tuck – Four Common Myths

Posted on 05/09/2019

There are often several myths associated with different types of surgical procedures and they are regularly accepted as the truth. Dr Hunt addresses some of the most common myths associated with an abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck. I’ll get a new belly button During a tummy tuck, the belly button that you have will be reshaped and refashioned but will stay in the same location. We do not make a new belly button, instead we work around the current belly button position to create a natural belly button that fits the proportions of the re-contoured abdomen. I…

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Case Study

Case Study: Breast Reduction

Posted on 29/08/2019

Breast Reduction: The Problem The patient was a 21-year-old with HH cup breasts, which caused her back, neck and shoulder pain. The weight from her bra straps were creating dents in her shoulders which led to the hunching of her shoulders. She was concerned about her ability to breastfeed after a breast reduction and was advised that breastfeeding is usually possible following a breast reduction. Breast Reduction: The Procedure She had a bilateral breast reduction with removal of approximately 1kg of breast tissue from both the left and right sides in an attempt to reduce her preoperative HH cup to…

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5 Most Common Questions About Breast Reduction Surgery

Posted on 13/08/2019

Are there any risks of breast cancer from breast reduction surgery? No. In theory the occurrence of breast cancer is decreased by breast reduction surgery. This is because some breast glandular tissue, that could potentially become cancerous, is removed. A twin who has breast reduction surgery has less risk of breast cancer than the twin who did not have surgery. Can I still have mammograms after breast reduction? Mammography after breast reduction surgery is still as effective as before the procedure for the detection of breast cancer in these patients. Can I breast feed after a breast reduction? The majority…

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Breast Reduction – Is it for me?

Posted on 05/08/2019

Large breasts can be a pain in the neck, literally. They can also cause back pain, reduce your ability to exercise, lead to skin irritation and even make it difficult to breathe. Breast reduction surgery (a reduction mammoplasty) aims to give you smaller, firmer, better-shaped breasts, which are in proportion to the rest of your body. It will also reduce the size of the areola – the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The benefits on your quality of life can be enormous after breast reduction surgery, and the procedure has a high level of patient satisfaction, as it is able…

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Update on Breast Implants

Posted on 15/07/2019

Last week the TGA announced its review of textured breast implants and we would like to provide our patients with some more information regarding this announcement. The TGA announcement refers to a rare form of lymphoma (ALCL) and the most recent data shows the risk of this rare lymphoma varies from 1: 1,000 up to 1: 86,000, depending on the type of textured surface of the implant. It is also important to note that ALCL is not a breast cancer. As over 90% of breast implants used by Dr Hunt have been micro textured implants, it is important to highlight…

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The Breast Augmentation Procedure

Posted on 18/06/2019

Breast augmentation remains one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures worldwide and year after year, the number of cases performed is increasing. Familiarity with cosmetic surgical procedures and exposure in social media has led to a rapid increase in the number of cases being performed in Australia and it is now the commonest procedure performed on an annual basis in this country. Although it is a very common procedure, the key to success is individualising the procedure to each patient’s needs and expectations. No two patients will be the same and in my practice, no two breast augmentations are…

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Inside Aesthetics Podcast ft Dr Jeremy Hunt

Posted on 24/05/2019

  Dr Jeremy Hunt featured on the Inside Aesthetics podcast where he discusses face lift surgery. You can listen to the full episode right here.

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Effective and Safe Liposuction – by Dr Jeremy Hunt

Posted on 12/04/2019

Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures worldwide and year in and year out it is the top procedure performed in terms of numbers of cases in the United States. My experience with liposuction spans over some 15 years where I was initially taught by some of the best surgeons in the United States how to perform this procedure effectively and safely. Liposuction currently makes up a large proportion of my practice and it is a procedure that I find can deliver very pleasing results to the right patients with minimum downtime, rapid recovery and maximum safety….

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Will a tummy tuck remove stretch marks?

Posted on 16/09/2015

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 14/09/2015

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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Natural-looking Breasts, a new trend?

Posted on 23/08/2015

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 26/07/2013

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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Breast Reduction

Are You Considering a Breast Reduction?

Posted on 23/07/2013

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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Recovery Times

How Long Are Plastic Surgery Recovery Times?

Posted on 19/07/2013

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 15/07/2013

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 11/07/2013

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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How it Works: Liposuction

Posted on 08/07/2013

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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How to Combat Excess Skin After Weight Loss

Posted on 25/06/2013

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

Posted on 02/06/2013

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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Teens Turn to Surgery to Avoid Bullying

Posted on 10/05/2013

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 Plastic Surgery

Posted on 19/04/2013

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…

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I Need a Face-lift and Facial Assessment

Posted on 10/04/2013

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 28/10/2012

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 14/09/2012

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 05/09/2012

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 08/07/2012

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 Steps to the Best Breast Implant Results

Posted on 29/03/2012

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 23/03/2012

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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Update: PIP Implants & Implant Rupture

Posted on 19/03/2012

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 20/08/2011

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

Posted on 20/07/2011

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 08/06/2011

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 02/06/2011

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 Skin Care Now Available

Posted on 01/11/2010

  Revolutionary Osmosis Skin Care now at the Sydney Skin Institute. 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…

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