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Medicare Changes – Abdominoplasty & Skin Reduction Surgery

On 1 November 2018, the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Item Codes, Definitions and Criteria for Plastic Surgery are changing. Medicare changes may affect your rebate eligibility for skin reduction surgery after weight loss or Bariatric Surgery: including Brachioplasty, Abdominoplasty or Belt Lipectomy. Revision Rhinoplasty patients may also be impacted. A few years ago, the government […]

September 28th, 2018
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Am I At An Ideal Weight for a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

Good candidates for Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) surgery or body lift surgery after bariatric surgery are those who are at a stable weight and healthy BMI. Other patient criteria are also factored in as to what makes a good candidate for a successful Tummy Tuck or Body Contouring/Liposuction procedure – including Body Lift for skin reduction surgeries […]

September 12th, 2018
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Flabby Upper Arms? All About Upper Arm Lift and Arm Liposuction Surgery

All About Upper Arm Reduction “Upper Arm Lift” Plastic Surgery Brachioplasty Arm Lift Surgery including Liposuction and Skin reduction for reducing ‘bingo wings’ or sagging arm skin “Got Wings?”This is the advertising campaign used by the Red Bull energy drinks company. However, some people have what’s commonly called “bat wings,” “bingo wings” or in Australia […]

September 5th, 2018
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Latest Advances in Liposuction Breast Reduction Surgery

What is Breast Reduction Surgery using Liposuction? Liposuction Breast Reduction Surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic. Once you are completely sedated, your surgeon will create an incision around the areola, down the front of the breast and into the fold. Excess breast tissue and skin will now be removed and the nipple and areola […]

July 6th, 2018
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Best Tips on How To Lose Weight Before Surgery

Reaching Your Weight Goals Before Surgery How do I Lose Weight Before Surgery? Sometimes you might be planning on a plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure, only to discover that you will need to adjust your weight before you can have surgery. Losing weight can even be required before having Bariatric Surgery or Liposuction. Why is that? If you […]

January 4th, 2018
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This Really Does Help Plastic Surgery Scars Vanish!

Silicone Strips and Scar Prevention Scars after surgery are one of the things that leaves many people putting off a surgical procedure. But often the scar is a minimal concern in relation to the discomfort or distress of having ‘bat wing’ arms or saggy skin folds around the belly, thighs or upper back.  Or if you have lost a […]

October 25th, 2017
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Am I a good Candidate for Arm Lift and Liposuction Surgery?

What is Bilateral Brachioplasty Surgery (Arm Lift with Liposuction Plastic Surgery)? Definition of Brachioplasty: Arm Lift or Arm Liposuction and Skin Reduction Surgery, also known as a bilateral Brachioplasty procedure, is a surgical reduction of excess skin and subcutaneous fat from the upper arm area. The area treated surgically for arm reduction is usually the […]

September 19th, 2017
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Asian Breast Augmentation and Reduced Scarring

Asian Breast Augmentation patients and people with darker skin (more pigment) may be more prone to excessive scar tissue formation after surgery. Sometimes scars also appear more visible on darker skin, including olive, tan, brown, black and other melanin-rich skin tones than they appear on skin that has less melanin or less pigmentation. Visibility is different on […]

September 5th, 2017
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Gynaecomastia Surgery: Are you a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

Gynaecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction Surgery) is a popular surgery for men who want a flatter, smoother looking chest contour.  This is the SECOND part of a 2-part blog series on male breast reduction surgery for Gynaecomastia by Dr Geoff Barnett, Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Melbourne. Man Boobs in Australia:  Prevalence and Surgery Treatments As […]

August 12th, 2017
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Cheap Overseas Surgery: Discounted Cosmetic Surgery Is No Bargain

Overseas Cosmetic Surgery: Why Cheap Cosmetic Surgery Typically Isn’t A Bargain. It sounds too good to be true. A holiday AND getting the cosmetic plastic surgery you’ve been longing for – a deep discount – may seem a good plan, initially. But as you no doubt hear regularly in the media, many people end up discovering […]

August 5th, 2017