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Choosing the Right Injectable Treatment

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If you are looking for a way to turn back the clock and enhance your appearance without significant discomfort or downtime, injectable treatments are often the right choice. With many formulations to choose from, the staff at Pure Aesthetics are able to customise your treatment to your specific concerns. To help you understand which injectable treatment might be the right choice for you, we have also broken down our treatment options into two basic categories. Muscle-Relaxant Injections Some types of facial wrinkles are caused by making the same expressions over ...
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Why People in Sydney Choose Pure Aesthetics for Blepharoplasty

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As we get into our 30s and beyond there are significant changes we notice in our skin, especially in the face and around the eyes. The eyes are one of the most important points of facial expression signalling and can highly influence the way those emotions look to others when they’re hooded with excess skin and bags underneath the eyes. At Pure Aesthetics, we recommend a particular surgical procedure that focuses on the eyes to help reduce the amount of drooping in the upper eyelids or puffy lower eyelids. Aesthetic ...
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Top Plastics and Cosmetic Procedures in Sydney and Macquarie

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As one of the founders of Macquarie University’s Department of Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery, Pure Aesthetics surgeon Dr Merten provides a wealth of state-of- the-art plastic and cosmetic procedures to patients spanning Sydney City and works directly with Macquarie Hospital. Dr Merten and our team of world class surgeons are at the height of plastics providing everything from face, body, and breasts to post-pregnancy and gynecomastia surgery. Our patients come to us with specific needs for their ever-changing bodies and we provide them with top notch surgeries and non-invasive topical ...
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How Long is the Recovery After Rhinoplasty?

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A common concern for many patients undergoing rhinoplasty is how much downtime they’ll have following surgery. We understand that you want to look and feel like yourself again as soon as possible, which is why we strive to help you get through the recovery with minimal complications and to return to your daily routine sooner rather than later. Dr Steve Merten takes the time to help you understand what to expect at each stage of recovery, while providing you with post-operative care instructions to ensure a swift and safe rhinoplasty ...
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Trending Brows: What Makes the Perfect Brow?

Your eyebrows are a very visible and vital part of your appearance, and even small flaws, lines, or visible signs of aging in this area can make you look older or less appealing. A perfect brow can help frame your eyes and elevate the other facial components of your appearance. The right brow shape and fullness can even help eliminate years from your appearance and hide your true biological age. Tweezing your brow is not enough as you age in many cases but there are also cosmetic procedures which can ...
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Neck or Facelift? The Differences in Facial Rejuvenation

The goal of facial rejuvenation is to give you a younger and more attractive appearance, but should you do this with a facelift, a neck lift, or some other method instead? It is possible to minimise or even get rid of visible signs of aging like wrinkles, turkey neck, sagging skin, drooping, and fat loss. It is not possible to stop time and prevent aging but you can stay younger looking and maintain a more attractive appearance with facial rejuvenation methods like a facelift or a neck lift. The specific ...
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Can I Afford Rhinoplasty?

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If you’re considering rhinoplasty (also known as a nose job), a big question you may have is how much the procedure will cost. Since several factors can influence this number, you will need to consult with a plastic surgeon to obtain a more accurate estimate of your potential cost. When you come to Pure Aesthetics for a surgical consultation, Dr Steve Merten will perform a physical examination and listen to what you hope to achieve through surgery to determine how much you can expect to pay. In general, the out-of-pocket ...
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Which Parts of the Nose Can Be Addressed with Rhinoplasty?

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Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, can correct a wide range of concerns related to the structure of the nose. The procedure is designed to improve the size and/or shape of your nose to correct any functional or cosmetic problems you may be having. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your nose, or are experiencing breathing issues, rhinoplasty may be a good solution for you. Depending on your unique needs, Dr Steve Merten can address any of the parts described below: Nasal bridge: The bridge can be straightened ...
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Summer Faces Are Made in Spring

Great skin that is young, fresh, and gorgeous does not happen overnight, and if you want to have your best summer face ready for the season you need to start in the spring. You want to start summer with skin that is clear, glowing, and vibrant. Skin that is dull, lifeless, wrinkled, rough, or patchy can cause you to spend this summer indoors and out of the social spotlight. Planning ahead and taking steps in the spring to achieve healthy and fabulous looking skin will help you get a summer ...
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What to Expect During Facelift Recovery

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When you decide to undergo a procedure like the facelift, your comfort is our priority. Dr Steve Merten will educate you on the specifics of what you can expect following your surgery, as well as provide you with post-operative care instructions to ensure the healing process goes smoothly. Immediately after your procedure, dressings will be placed around your cheeks and neck, which will include compression bandages. A drainage tube is typically used for the first couple days to remove excess fluid, but this is taken out soon after. It is ...
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