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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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Change Your Appearance: Facial Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

You can change your facial appearance tremendously or slightly by the use of facial cosmetic surgery procedures. While the reasons for considering facial cosmetic procedures will vary from person to person, one should know that there are a variety of options available when it comes to surgeries involving the face. Whether you are looking to reshape certain attributes on your face, reduce the signs of aging or completely enhance your physical appearance altogether, trusted Sydney Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Merten of Pure Aesthetics is proud to offer his state of the art ...
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What is the difference between a Plastic Surgeon and a “Cosmetic” Surgeon?

Many patients do not know that in Australia, any doctor may perform surgery without being trained in surgery and not holding specialist recognition as a surgeon. This means someone not trained in Plastic Surgery could be performing your surgery.  You need to ask specifically if your “surgeon” is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (“F.R.A.C.S”). This is the only legally recognised accreditation for Australian surgeons. Other groups, such as the “Australian College of Cosmetic Surgeons” try to appear as though they are a valid specialist group. They ...
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