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How to Get Rid of Jowls

Jowls are characterised by sagging skin and tissue that extend below your chin or jawline. This cosmetic concern will happen to virtually everyone as they age, due to the skin gradually thinning and losing its elasticity. While some people may have minimal jowling as they get older, others may find they have noticeable sagging in the lower face as young as their 40s. Factors such as genetics, excess sun exposure, and lifestyle habits like smoking can all contribute to the development of prominent jowls. For those unhappy with mild jowling, ...
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5 Common Liposuction Misconceptions

Many men and women struggle with unwanted fat pockets around their body, whether on their flanks, thighs, abdomen, or arms. When diet and exercise aren’t enough to contour these trouble areas, liposuction can often be a beneficial way to achieve a more toned-looking figure. Learn more about the benefits and limitations of liposuction by reading through some of the most common myths about the popular procedure. Liposuction is a short cut for weight loss. Although liposuction targets fat cells, the procedure is not intended for weight loss. The surgery is ...
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Are My Post-Pregnancy Body Changes Permanent?

A woman’s body undergoes a variety of physical changes throughout the course of their pregnancy. While many of these return to their pre-pregnancy shape with time, there are certain body areas that may not look the same after having a child. Diet and exercise can often help women shed excess weight from pregnancy, but other treatments may be needed for those wanting to reverse lasting changes caused by one or more previous pregnancies. For those wanting to enhance their figure after having children, our specialist plastic surgeons at Pure Aesthetics ...
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Medical Alert: COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a virus closely related to SARS virus. All visits to our practice are by appointment only. It is essential to consider the community, our patients and staff by calling ahead to our practice on 9252 9262. Please let our reception staff know if you have any concerns or symptoms as below, so that our staff can triage and advise you. Please do not bring any non-essential companions to your consultation. They will be ...
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Dr Merten Wins 2019 PRS Best Paper Award

Our team at Pure Aesthetics is proud to announce that Dr Steve Merten was recently named a 2019 PRS Best Paper Award recipient for co-authoring a paper last year in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr Merten won “BEST EMERGING AUTHOR PAPER,” which is awarded to those who have authored fewer than five papers for PRS. Dr Merten believes peer education and collaboration through publications like PRS is invaluable for the betterment of aesthetic medicine. He says being recognised by such ...
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What Will My Breasts Look Like After Implant Removal?

Breast augmentation 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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What is Vaginal Rejuvenation? 5 Cosmetic Procedures Covered by this Term!

There are 5 main cosmetic procedures that may be performed by a Sydney cosmetic surgeon as part of vaginal rejuvenation. These are: 1. labiaplasty 2. clitoral hood reduction 3. labia majoraplasty 4. monsplasty 5. vaginoplasty 1. Labiaplasty During labiaplasty the excess skin and tissue of your labia minora are trimmed, and the incisions are sutured. This type of cosmetic surgery can relieve any discomfort or embarrassment caused by labia minora which droop and sag below the lips of the labia majora. The procedure may be performed with local anesthesia and ...
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CLATUU Fat Freezing Vs Liposuction: Which is Best for You?

Fat removal is one of the top requests that a Sydney plastic surgeon receives, and there are a number of options available to achieve this outcome. There is liposuction, laser treatments, ultrasound options, CLATUU™ fat freezing, and a number of other plastic procedures that can remove unwanted fat. The best choice will depend on your situation, goals, and other variables. Liposuction is Invasive Plastic Surgery with Certain Risks Liposuction is considered a surgical plastic procedure, and it carries certain risks since it is invasive. This method can remove unsightly fat ...
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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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