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How Long Does It Take To Recover From Cosmetic Procedures?

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Recovering from cosmetic procedures can be a matter of hours or it could take weeks or even months. The specific types of plastic surgery or cosmetic treatments that are done will play a role in the recovery period needed according to Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Steve Merten. Invasive techniques that create considerable tissue damage, such as Rhinoplasty, will take much longer to recover from than non invasive techniques, such as dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle injections will. Cosmetic Procedures Versus Traditional Plastic Surgery What are cosmetic procedures, and how do they differ ...
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Are You a Good Candidate For Plastic Surgery?

Cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery are on the rise according to Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steve Merten, but are you a good candidate for these types of treatment? Many people want to look and feel better about themselves, and cosmetic plastic surgery can help achieve this in a large number of cases. There are some who may not be a good candidate for cosmetic surgery procedures though, and it is important to determine this before you go under the knife or schedule an appointment at a cosmetic surgery clinic. The ...
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Steps To Choosing A Cosmetic Surgeon

Breast Augmentation

If you want to have any cosmetic or plastic surgery, be it a Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty or any other procedure, then you want to find the best possible plastic and reconstructive surgeon possible. This will help you get the end results that you are hoping for and endure that any complications or issues are minimized. According to Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steve Merten many problems experienced during cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery can be avoided by making the right choice in the beginning. The certifications that the plastic surgeon has ...
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Preparation for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic plastic surgery can cause much stress and anxiety in the weeks leading up to the operation. Many patients may begin to wonder what they will need to do prior to their Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty or any other surgical procedure, in order to reduce any risk associated with the operation and to ease the process of healing afterwards. There are a number of necessary precautions to take in the weeks and days leading up to an operation. We’ve outlined the major guidelines below, but you should always consult with your ...
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Rhinoplasty Recovery: How to Care for your Healing Nose

Rhinoplasty

After getting a rhinoplasty, some individuals are confused as to exactly what steps should  be taken to care for their healing nose. While a rhinoplasty can be painful, there are many steps that can be followed to expedite the healing process and minimize both swelling and discomfort. Individuals can choose to follow different guidelines for activities, their diet, medications and wound care to alleviate the complications following their rhinoplasty, making a recovered nose and face a reality in just a short period of time. What Activities Will Help During the ...
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Plastic Surgery And Cosmetic Procedures For Men Are On The Rise!

Male Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

When it comes to plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures the desired results will usually be different for men and women. More men than ever before are having many types of plastic surgery and numerous cosmetic procedures with a 5% increase from 2011 to 2012 (ASPS 2012) and this is not surprising. The emphasis that society places on an attractive appearance and an ideal look can be very daunting. If you are a man and you have considered a cosmetic procedure or some type of plastic surgery you are not alone. ...
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Dr. Steve Merten Provides a Brief Rhinoplasty Consultation Overview

Nose surgery can help you alleviate breathing difficulties and improve the overall aesthetics of your face. In response to the popularity of this cosmetic surgery, we recently sat down with Dr. Steve Merten, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, to discuss his pre-surgical approach to rhinoplasty procedures at his Sydney plastic surgery practice. Below is our Q&A with Dr. Merten providing a brief insight into how he conducts his nose reshaping consultations, as well as what type of questions patients should ask when considering a nose job. ...
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Rhinoplasty: The How and the Why of “Nose Jobs”

By Dr. Steve Merten, Sydney Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist When it comes to facial structure and the overall appearance of the face, the nose plays a big part (sometimes too big!); and for those suffering from a nose that is deformed, too large or too small, confidence may be compromised. In an attempt to reclaim a more symmetrical and overall appealing face, one may consider undergoing nose reshaping; this cosmetic nose surgery is called a “rhinoplasty”, also often known as a “nose job”. What is Rhinoplasty? Rhinoplasty is ...
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