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Medicare approves tummy tuck to treat post-partum pain and discomfort

tummy tuck

For young mums who have had their first, second, or even third child, the tummy area can be a source of discomfort. Post-pregnancy tummies come in all shapes and sizes, but some women are left with weak muscles and loose skin around their bellies after giving birth. Some women also experience abdominal and back pain after pregnancy due to abdominal muscle separation, a condition called ‘rectus diastasis’. The good news is that a new Medicare-approved tummy tuck procedure (‘abdominoplasty’) will become available for eligible patients on July 1st 2022. The ...
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Getting a Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. It’s also an incredibly challenging procedure with a high demand for revision surgeries, i.e., a high percentage of patients undergoing rhinoplasty seek revision due to unwanted cosmetic/ function results. As such, patients seeking rhinoplasties must consult highly-trained, reliable, and experienced specialist plastic surgeons with a proven track record.  This article provides an overview of rhinoplasty, including its goals, preparation guidelines, and the post-treatment recovery process.  What are the reasons to undergo rhinoplasty?  Rhinoplasty is a ...
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Gender Affirming Surgery

gender affirming surgery

Gender affirmation surgery, often referred to as gender affirming surgery or sex reassignment is a collective term that encompasses numerous surgical procedures performed on transgender men, women, and gender-nonconforming individuals. The goal is to make the individual’s outward appearance reflect their innate gender identity.  This article provides an overview of the various components of gender reassignment, including FTM top surgery, MTF top surgery, and facial feminization.  Gender Affirming Surgery – Female to Male Top Surgery  FTM top surgery, short for “female-to-male top surgery,” refers to surgeries that transform feminine breasts ...
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Facelift Surgery Guide: What to Expect, Procedures, Recovery

Facial Surgery

As you grow older, your skin and facial muscles undergo various changes that make you look old, tired, and upset. The skin on your face starts sagging, leading to nasolabial folds, jowls in the cheeks and jaws, and loose folds of skin and fat. The loss of fat may also lead to a sunken and hollow appearance. This article provides a comprehensive overview of facelift surgery, preparatory guidelines, and the post-treatment recovery process. While everyone eventually undergoes the aging process, the signs of aging can appear earlier due to smoking, ...
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Gynecomastia Surgery Guide: Procedure, Preparation, and Recovery


Gynecomastia is a condition wherein men develop breast tissues due to genetic predisposition, hormonal changes, weight gains, or certain medications. While gynecomastia isn’t dangerous, it can cause self-consciousness and emotional problems. Men with gynecomastia often avoid situations that involve disrobing, such as going to beaches or physical intimacy with a partner, which can affect their overall quality of life. This article describes how gynecomastia surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, can help you achieve a chiseled chest. What is gynecomastia surgery? Gynecomastia surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a ...
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What Will My Breasts Look Like After Implant Removal?

Breast Enlargement is one of the most popular plastic surgical procedures every year, helping numerous women achieve the fuller bust they desire. Despite it being one of the top procedures, some women eventually choose to have their breast implants removed. Common reasons for this type of breast revision surgery are typically related to cosmetic concerns, wanting to address a complication, or hoping to prevent certain health conditions. For those considering breast implant removal (also known as explantation), there is the concern of what the breasts will look like after surgery. ...
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5 Common Questions and Answers About Facial Feminisation Surgery

1. What is Facial Feminisation? Facial feminisation involves using a number of plastic procedures and plastic surgery techniques in order to give facial attributes a more feminine appearance. This result may be desired for a number of reasons and the procedures used can vary from one individual to the next. If you are interested in facial feminisation surgery then the first step is to consult with one or more plastic surgeons. These medical professionals can evaluate your unique situation and then discuss the different options that they feel would benefit ...
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Dr Merten Receives RealSelf 100 Honor

Our specialist plastic surgeon Dr Steve Merten, FRACS was recently recognised as one of the top 100 doctors in the world on RealSelf, and the only Australian plastic surgeon to be given this honor. RealSelf is the largest online community worldwide dedicated to educating the public about cosmetic treatments and connecting them with aesthetic doctors. The “RealSelf 100” list is compiled annually to recognise board-certified doctors from around the world who have shown their commitment to informing consumers and helping them make smart decisions. The RealSelf 100 award is presented ...
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How to Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon

Why is the Sydney Plastic Surgeon I Choose so Important and What Should I Look For? Your choice of a Sydney plastic surgeon, whether you are looking for minor cosmetic procedures or more traditional plastic surgery, is one of the most important decisions that you will make. Why is it so important though, and what should you look for when you are evaluating and comparing medical professionals? This is the individual who will be performing your procedure and you want the best experience and optimal results. Some things to look ...
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When is Abdominoplasty Recommended and Why?

Abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is a very common type of plastic surgery. After pregnancy or major weight loss the skin and muscles of your abdomen can become stretched out, sag, and affect how you look and feel about your body. Excess fat may also be stored in the abdomen as a result of aging, and these muscles weaken as you get older. The result can be a pouch, or folds of skin and fat that hang. An experienced Sydney plastic surgeon can help you get a flatter, firmer, ...
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