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Overseas Cosmetic Surgery Holidays (OCSH) -A Good Thing or Bad?

We increasingly live in a global economy in all aspects of our lives and this seems set to increasingly include medical and dental services that prove comparatively expensive here in Australia. http://indianmta.blogspot.com/ “Economic globalization” refers to increasing economic interdependence of national economies across the world through a rapid increase in cross-border movement of goods, service, technology and capital (Joshi, Rakesh Mohan, (2009) International Business,…

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Body Liposculpture and Self-Esteem

A recent consultation reminded me of the important issue of self-esteem in patients seeking body liposculpture. A relatively slender young female patient was consulted in the company of her male partner for consideration of abdomen and flanks (hips) liposculpture. She had been seen by another practitioner who was happy to proceed. However the patient could not afford the fee quoted. Mine was the second opinion….

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"First Impressions" and Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Treatments

I was reminded in the last 2 weeks as to how some patients still endure significant angst when embarking on their first experience of cosmetic treatment. This is despite the reality that many treatments such as muscle relaxant injections are really less traumatic than a visit to the hairdresser! Today most treatments are minimally invasive with very little trauma and are performed…

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"Muscle Relaxant" Injections-The WOW factor

With judicious application really pleasing aesthetic outcomes are possible with “muscle relaxant” injections and are these injections are always very popular at our clinic. Although muscle relaxant injections do not achieve anything like a face lift, the wrinkles around the eye can be improved, the frown lines relaxed with the eyes rendered more open and engaging in appearance. Actually there are many nice tricks with muscle relaxants…

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Veins, Veins and more Veins

Injection sclerotherapy of legs veins runs hot here in the winter months. While I love doing veins I don’t know how some injectors do this all day every day. The vast majority of the veins we see respond well to these injections. The veins take several months to fully respond to sclerotherapy, so to look good for the summer…

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Mind the Gap!

A recent article in a health,wealth & lifestyle magazine sent out to medicos (available online) has highlighted the “very large gap” between actual cosmetic surgery in a hospital and treatments in a beauty salon. The article proposes that the gap is being filled by “specialist” clinics staffed by an overseeing doctor, nurse injectors and laser technicians. The article…

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Platelet Rich Plasma-The Future? Maybe!

I am often asked by patients what I think of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment for cosmetic improvement of the face. As an early adopter of this treatment I must confess that as a stand alone treatment I was not convinced that I was achieving all that much benefit for my patients and no longer offer…

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The Naso-Labial Fold..Is It Normal??

Many of the most recognisably beautiful women have definite Naso-Labial folds. It does not detract from their beauty. However not a week passes at our clinic without requests for treatment of a patients naso-labial fold. Sadly this focus remains an unfortunate obsession amongst many cosmetic patients and often a poorly understood phenomenon in our profession. The…

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The Eyes Have It-Windows To The Soul

Donald has just received a pair of hypnotism goggles and plans to use them on Pluto.The incomparable Donald Duck knows the hypnotic power of the eyes in the cartoon “The Eyes Have It” http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+eyes+have+it&aq=f “The eyes are the window to the the soul.” http://the-windows-to-your-soul.webs.com/inalltheirglory.htm The following are links to excellence in upper eyelid rejuvenation surgery, in many…

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Face lifts-Worth it?

As I favour a minimally invasive and indeed scarless approach to facial cosmetic enhancement, I now receive fewer enquiries about formal face lifting. What I have noted is that many face lift surgeons are promoting “less aggressive” face lifts. These are variously named the “Mini Lift”, “S Lift”,  “MACCS Lift”, “Weekend Lift” etc. Despite claims of being less aggressive, the fact remains that there is…

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