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The Lip Flip

You can imagine how excited we were to learn about Lip Flips, a trending lip-plumping treatment that’s really taken off, so we made a point to learn more about the treatment Allure Magazine says...

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Your Beauty and Celebrities

Yet, every day, millions of people across the globe undergo a dizzying number of surgical procedures and cosmetic treatments. Their goal: to emulate the A-listers they adulate. Costhetics,...

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Body vs Face: Which Do YOU Want to Change?

(Sounds daunting, but that’s what we do to make Costhetics Australia’s – and your – best resource for news and information about cosmetic enhancement.) We weren’t surprised to learn that Aussies spend $13.4 (AUD) billion annually on personal care. After all, Australia...

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Thread Lifts vs Lip Fillers: Should You Pull or Plump?

Teens, in particular, encased their mouths in shot glasses and breathed in, causing their lips to plump. It also caused pain, scarring and bruising around the mouth. Ouch! All that, just to look like Kylie? As Australia’s leading resource for news and information...

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PDO vs Anchoring Threads

Barbed (anchoring) threads, gathers the skin to produce a noticeable lift. PDO, which stands for polydioxanone, is a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone and offers less lift, but more collagen stimulation for contouring. PDO and anchoring...

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BBL vs. IPL: Face-Off – Which is Better?

If you want to know WTF is the difference between various types of light-assisted skin treatments, you’ve come to the right place. In our ongoing role as Australia’s premier resource for news and information about cosmetic surgery and cosmetic enhancement, Costhetics...

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How Much Does Gynaecomastia Cost in Australia?

Doctors are hesitant to quote prices on their website for a variety of reasons. Some feel it’s impossible to offer even a general quote until they have met with a patient. Other providers want patients to de-emphasise price in their decision-making process and focus...

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Is Cosmetic Surgery Riskier than Other Elective Surgeries?

As Australia’s leading source for aesthetics news and information, Costhetics wants you to have the facts, and the fact is, cosmetic surgery may not be as risky as you think. Elective surgery is, by definition, a choice and we want your choice to be well informed. In...

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Eco & Cruelty Free Skincare

As Australia’s leading resource for breaking news and information about plastic surgery, cosmetic enhancement, and all things aesthetic, we’re proud to report that some of this nation’s biggest players in the beauty world share our devotion to all things green....

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Derma Rollers Rock Skin Rejuvenation

As Australia’s leading source for news and information about plastic surgery, cosmetic procedures, and aesthetic enhancement, we pride ourselves on knowing what’s hot and what’s not. So we were gobsmacked when we saw an article posted on Moneyish.com that said, “A...

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Should I Be Gluten Free?

There were lettuce wraps and grain bowls, bone broth and salads, but no sandwiches. The reason: most of the members of our team have sworn off gluten. As Australia’s leading resource for aesthetic enhancement and health and beauty news, we were already familiar with...

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Want a Faster Recovery After a Nose Job?

We’re even more proud when we can be cheerleaders for new innovations developed by an Australian company. (We admit it. We’re shamelessly proud of our country. Aussie, Aussie Aussie. Oi, Oi, Oi!) The people in the headlines today are the good folks at Precise Medical...

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Should Apps Turn Plastic Surgery Into Kids Play?

We believe in a free exchange of thoughts, ideas, and opinions, and never run away from controversy. Signs of a new controversy were seen when more than 1,000 people signed a petition at Change.org recently asking the online giants such as Apple, Google, and Amazon to...

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On-Trend Eating in 2018: What’s In Your Mouth?

This week Costhetics is feeling passionate about hot food trends in 2018. We’re picky, though. The trends we’re interested in aren’t just a flash in the pan, so to speak. They’re simple, but powerful diet choices that deliver good health along with good taste and...

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6 Whoppers Being Told About Cosmetic Procedures

As Australia’s leading resource for the latest news and information on plastic surgery, cosmetic procedures, and beauty around the world, our research takes us far and wide. Wherever we go, we still stumble across half-baked half-truths and flat out lies. This really...

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Smiling: Are the Wrinkles Worth It?

Our smiley-face world was turned on its ear recently, however, when we read an article on the link between smiling and facial wrinkles. Facial Muscles and What They Do It’s not just your lips that are involved in a smile. In fact, there are ten different muscles that...

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Collagen Anyone?

Collagen is one of the buzziest ingredients on the lips of scientists, researchers, aesthetic professionals, and especially consumers…literally! Advocates of a “collagen diet” say adding this natural protein to food and beverages can slow down the ageing process, keep...

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How Long Do Injectables Last?

We’re certainly not oblivious to time, however. We’re definitely clock-watchers when it comes to the duration of the benefits of cosmetic injectables. When you’re searching for the holy grail of facial rejuvenation – a non-invasive anti-ageing treatment with staying...

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Plastic Positive. Plastic Negative.

Why? The pesky old Internet has given rise to a culture of judgment about just about everything, including aesthetic treatments and procedures. Everyone seems to have an opinion about the value of transformational beauty procedures, and we think that’s great. What’s...

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Plastic Surgery Trends 2018

For facts and figures about trends in aesthetic medicine, we trust the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. They’re among the world’s most respected specialty medical organisations and our resource...

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Skin Beauty – What is bespoke skin care?

From Facebook ads to custom-fitted earbuds, from workout routines to the food we eat, more and more businesses are inviting you to tailor their products to your specifications. This isn’t a new concept, of course. Just ask Hungry Jack’s. The slogan “Have it your way”...

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LED Therapy for Beautiful Skin

We’ve written extensively on sunscreen, cosmeceuticals, nutrition, lifestyle, and virtually everything that can turn otherwise radiant skin into a dull mask. One topic we haven’t yet covered is trending hot in 2018: LED light therapy. Light Therapy: A Class of Its Own...

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The Facelift Filter

(That doesn’t happen often. Nothing comes between our team and our afternoon nom noms.) According to a respected plastic surgery organisation, the number of facelifts performed on women dropped by nearly 50% the last year. That’s just the start of it. Other well-loved...

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