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Hand Surgery: Frequently Asked Questions and General Care Tips

When hand problems occur, they can be debilitating, affecting not only the hands but also the wrists, elbows or even the shoulders. Luckily, there are many options available for individuals suffering from the pain and frustration of limited mobility as a result of common conditions such as basic injuries, ganglion cysts and carpal tunnel syndrome, among others. Because hand reconstruction is not typically thought of as a common cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, many patients have questions about the process, different options and the recovery from such a procedure. For that ...
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Skin Cancer in Australia: How to Protect Yourself From the Sun

As the leading type of cancer experienced by almost 2 in 3 Australians by the age of 70,  skin cancer poses common health problems and the need to take extra precautions. However, what makes someone more likely to develop skin cancer, and what types of precautions can be taken to protect oneself from the sun’s harmful rays? Who Is Most At Risk for Developing Skin Cancer in Australia?  The leading cause of skin cancer in Australia is due to the high levels of UV radiation that occurs throughout the year. Older ...
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Fighting Skin Cancer

Skin cancer the most common types of cancers, especially for those living in Australia. This is due in part to the fact that there is a high proportion of fair-skinned individuals combined with a tropical and sub-tropical sun that is almost consistently shining. Approximately 2 out of every 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they reach 70 years of age, however fortunately the majority of these are the less serious “non-melanoma” skin cancers. Australia has the unfortunate distinction of having the highest rate of melanoma ...
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Get Rid of Your Scars Today: Scar Revision

If you have undergone extensive surgery or have had an accident in which injury occurred, you may have been left with an unsightly scar. While scars can vary from person to person in terms of size, appearance and significance, there are a variety of options to help reduce the appearance of scars. Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steve Merten offers his patients state of the art plastic surgery procedures that may significantly improve the appearance of scars of all sorts of shapes, size or body location. Dr. Merten’s procedures use the ...
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