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Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Some more news on minimally invasive nose reshaping. The following y-tube link demonstrates an American colleague’s technique that is again similar to what I perform here at our clinic. http://www.youtube.com/user/RhinoplastynosejobThere are very few procedures that excite as much as an immediately new nose shape. An undulating nose looks long. Take out the peaks and valleys and the…

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Deceptive "Before and After" photos.

Returning from a holiday break this week and reviewing patients treated before the break, I noted with satisfaction how much better patients look in real life after treatment than before and indeed far more than still photographs seem to indicate. The reality is that we should always try to standardise photos to reflect outcomes that may (or may not) indicate enhanced results. With this in mind I have…

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Non-Surgical "Nose Job"

We have encountered many patients over the years who have been despondent about the unsatisfactory outcomes of their invasive cosmetic nasal surgery (Cosmetic Rhinoplasty).In fact I have formed the view that invasive rhinoplasty surgery should be reserved for defects that are not treatable with minimally invasive methods, as the risk/side effect profile of surgical rhinoplasty is significant enough to warrant…

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Does Liposuction Get Rid of That Forever? More Like a Year, Study Suggests

Science Daily (May 29, 2011) has just reported a study suggesting that the return of fat after liposuction occurs after one year but is re-distributed elsewhere. The good news is that the new shape and contour of the treated area remains basically intact. So while the outcome of liposculpture surgery remains successful, the weight lost may recur. However it should…

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Wrinkle treatment by muscle relaxation injections.

We are not allowed to use the medical word that is the injected chemical  typically used for appearance improvement by relaxing muscles that generate frown and smile lines. One word would be a lot easier!However one can say that every case demands a bespoke approach as we all express our faces a little differently. Additionally many patients are surprisingly asymmetrical. Subtle differences in…

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Art of Liposculpture

I was very fortunate to embrace liposculpture in 2002 under the special tutelage in Paris by the renown liposculpture pioneer Dr. Pierre Fournier http://www.aaamed.org/files/12.pdfOne of my Sydney colleagues summarises well the history and genesis of Liposculpture in the following link.http://www.s-lift.com.au/LIPOSCULPTURE.htmlIt should be appreciated that the art of  Liposculpture is literally dependent on sculpting the target fat deposits with various sizes of cannula…

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Anteis Injection System

Yesterday we evaluated an ingenious new Swiss designed electro-mechanical injection filler device and we were impressed with it. The device provided for a smooth delivery of tissue filler while also allowing for the injector to focus on the filler placement rather than having to press on the syringe plunger which is a bit like concentrating on the placement of an orange…

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Permanent Fillers-"Proportions not Distortions"

A permanent tissue filler may have an excellent place in an individual patient’s facial rejuvenation strategy but only after non-permanent fillers have been tried and the patient is satisfied with the outcome. There are some very important issues to consider when injecting fillers. By far the most important is to respect the facial anatomy, injecting to restore the patient’s own natural youthful…

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Leg Veins

The cooler months intensify demand for treatment of leg veins and winter 2011 is no exception. Most patients are unaware that the problem is caused by leaky venous valves in leg veins that fail to contain the pooling of venous blood fed by gravity. This is an predominately an inherited problem although exacerbated by pregnancies, standing occupations and several…

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Skin Health and Maintenence

As I reflect on this week’s consultations at our clinic I am impressed that skin health remains a fundamental point of discussion and enquiry. It is interesting that most patients volunteer that they “exfoliate and moisturise” but few apply active ingredients that actually improve skin quality. Vitamin A (Retinols) applied daily can dramatically rejuvenate skin. In my opinion creams…

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