Will my plastic surgery be covered by Private Health?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions we encounter, unfortunately the answer is not a simple one. First things first, does your policy include plastic surgery? It might sound simple, but with over 70,000 health fund policies available in Australia, we don’t blame people for being confused. Thankfully the government has recognised this…

The Vitamin C Hype – Fact vs Fiction

Oranges and an immune system boost is what traditionally comes to mind when you think of Vitamin C, so what’s the hype around Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) in skincare? We’ve broken down fact from fiction and given you the 411 on everything Vitamin C. FYI we’re about to get technical, and we guarantee your head…

The ‘Gold’ Standard in Laser Therapy – why settle for anything less?

Before you go spending hundreds of dollars on ‘miracle creams’ and high-end cosmetics, wouldn’t you love to put down the concealer brush and fix the problem at the source? In this day and age, you would be surprised to know the range of Laser Therapy Treatments available designed to fix or minimise those troublesome skin…

Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA ALCL)

BIA-ALCL Quick facts BIA-ALCL is a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that is associated with breast implants. When diagnosed early and managed properly it is curable. Australian and New Zealand Plastic Surgeons are at the forefront of research into this condition through international collaboration and are working with regulators to maintain public safety. This is…

Finding Your Perfect Match

We’ve all been there, trudging from counter to counter, arms covered in colour swatches from elbow to wrist. With every brand promising miracles, we understand if you’re left feeling a little overwhelmed when shopping for a new foundation. Never fear, we are here to help! We have compiled a go-to guide for foundation shopping that will leave…

Having Plastic Surgery Discreetly

You’ve done it at last! You’ve made the big decision to have Plastic Surgery and you’ve consulted with a fully trained and qualified Plastic Surgeon! Now the other decisions start. Do you share this information with your family and or friends? Well, this is really up to you and how comfortable you feel about sharing. There are…

Mandatory Waiting Periods Introduced

Newly introduced mandatory waiting periods for Cosmetic Surgery came into force on October 1st 2016. Written by the Medical Board of Australia and adopted by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, these waiting periods effect all  patients wanting to have a cosmetic procedure from October 1st. Who does this effect? Any  patient wishing to have a cosmetic procedure that…

Not all lips are created equal!

If you spend any time at all looking at any media you will see photos or stories of lips that have been enhanced. Many of our email enquiries ask the same questions, so I thought I would answer them all here. Will I look like a duck? – Not unless you want to! Our 5…

Tuberous Breasts

Not all breast surgery is about achieving smaller (breast reduction) or larger (breast enlargement or augmentation) breasts.Tuberous breast are a congenital condition that is generally not hereditary. Many women are not aware that they have tuberous breasts and should see a GP for a referral to a Plastic Surgeon as correction of this condition is…

Who is injecting your lips?

  Do you know who is injecting your lips? You should be asking your Injectors and yourself some very important questions: Who is the supervising doctor and do I get to meet them to ask any questions that I may have? Who is the doctor that is signing my prescription? Have I been properly consented and…

Ear Pinning

We all know that kids can be cruel. In order to avoid this many parents are now opting to have their children’s ears pinned back before they start school. Otoplasty (the surgical correction of protruding ears) is a procedure commonly performed under general anaesthetic, and the recovery period is 1 – 2 weeks in most…