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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...

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Beauty Ideals Around The World

People of different nations place different levels of emphasis on what parts of the body they want to change or beautify. Looking at what cosmetic procedures are in greatest demand in a country can give us a good idea about what is valued in terms of beauty. It is...

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A Peel Too Far

When asked by a New York Times journalist, “What does the ideal complexion look like?” a medical aesthetician at Dangene Enterprise, replies that the skin should be smooth and almost powdery. “And it should have a nice glow, like you’re a 3-year-old who just woke up...

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Sisters, Are We Doing It For Ourselves?

When we talk about attitudes about cosmetic surgery, we have to consider both the attitudes of people opting to undergo cosmetic surgery and the attitudes about this group by everyone else. oweIt is impossible to do this without also investigating what makes people...

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Youth Potions

Injectables first gained a foothold in 1981 when treatments based on bovine collagen received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration. The next wave of injectables was made with human collagen. Over time, especially in the early 2000s, more and more types of...

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Angelina Jolie’s Medical Choice

The world sat up and took notice when Angelina Jolie wrote an op-ed piece in the New York Times titled “My Medical Choice”. Jolie, whose mother fought cancer for almost a decade and died at age 56, found through genetic testing that she has an 87 percent risk of...

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How Important Is It To Be Beautiful?

The idea for this article came from the Dove Real Beauty Sketches video. The project involves women sitting down with forensic artist Gil Zamora who is separated from them by a curtain. He cannot see the women and they cannot see him. He sketches each woman by the way...

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How To Look Your Best – At Every Age!

Gwyneth Paltrow’s cosmetic facial rejuvenation method, Thermage, recently made it into the news. Thermage is just one brand of the many non-invasive cosmetic treatments that use radiofrequency technology. Other non- or minimally invasive facial rejuvenation options...

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How Ageing Changes The Face

Many things about our faces change with age. The skin, muscle, fat and other soft tissue layers of our face all change as the years go by. Our facial bones and cartilage structure do, too. Okay, change happens, so what do we know about it? Do we take the time to sit...

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Myths And Facts About Cosmetic Surgery

Myth 01: Cosmetic surgery is only for the super rich. Fact: People choose cosmetic surgery regardless of their income bracket. Not to confuse money with celebrity, but we hear a lot about celebrity cosmetic surgery because it makes for exciting news, at least in the...

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Profileplasty

Combination surgeries are a trend. If you’ve been thinking about facial surgery to improve your profile, you might want to learn more about what nose surgery and chin surgery together can do for you. Combining nose and chin surgery can often enhance the profile and...

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The Risk of Google-Diagnosis

No amount of your own research can substitute the professional opinion of an expert, based on a physical examination, supported by appropriate tests and imaging technology. Are you listening carefully enough to what your surgeon is saying, or would you prefer a doctor...

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Why Men Are Like Fine Wine

Have you ever looked at a man and woman who are the same age and wondered why the man looks significantly younger than the woman does? Some differences you might notice are that the woman has more fine lines and wrinkles on her face. Her complexion might look duller...

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Is Your Diet Ageing You?

So where is the compromise? Do we live like hermits for the rest of our lives, avoiding the sun at all cost? Should we get as much sun as we can, to keep our levels of vitamin D topped up? Or should we get just enough sun to give us the nutrients our bodies need?...

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How to Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back

Mummy makeovers—a combination of surgical procedures that typically include a tummy tuck, breast enhancement and sometimes liposuction—are extremely popular in Australia and around the world. Why are they so popular and who is a typical candidate for a mummy makeover?...

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Tubular Breast Correction

Tubular breast deformity is a congenital malformation that only becomes obvious when the breasts begin to develop. It is present at birth but is not inherited. There appears to be no uniform agreement on the structural cause of tubular breasts. Some experts believe...

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Weight Loss And Excess Skin

If you are overweight, dropping kilos is a healthy and positive thing. Even a modest weight loss, between five to ten percent of total body weight, is likely to produce such health benefits such as improved blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugars. Keeping...

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Do You Have Puffy Eyes And Dark Circles?

Because the skin underneath and around the eyes is substantially thinner than the skin on the rest of your face, it is very susceptible to damage from environmental stressors, lifestyle choices and habits. If you dare the powerful rays of the Australian sun without...

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Are Women So Different From Men?

For biological males wanting to transition to females, sex reassignment is a complex process involving a number of therapies and sex reassignment surgeries. The goal of all surgical procedures is to reduce “male” characteristics, making the body look more “feminine”...

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A Brief History of Cosmetic Surgery

Part of the reason for this change may have to do with a misconception many people had about the term “plastic surgery.” Many people viewed the term in a negative manner because they misconstrued the word “plastic” to mean fake or artificial. The term in fact derives...

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Due Diligence For Medical Tourism

If you’re still thinking about travelling overseas for cosmetic surgery, it is essential to research and understand the laws and restrictions of the country where you plan to have your procedure performed. You should also check the laws and regulations in your own...

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Are You Ready For Injectables?

Facial injectable treatments are fast becoming a way of life in many parts of the world. In the second half of 2012, Costhetics worked with Merz Aesthetics to conduct a survey among men and women in Australia about several aspects of facial injectable treatments. The...

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Should Teenagers Be Allowed To Have Cosmetic Surgery?

Should teens have cosmetic surgery? That depends. If there is a medical reason, or some factor that is clearly affecting the physical, emotional or psychological wellbeing of a child or teen, then cosmetic surgery should clearly be an option on the table. If there is...

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Some Injectables With Your Lipstick Madam?

Surveys show that Europeans are embracing injectables at an ever-increasing rate, but their social acceptability varies significantly across nations. In this article, we discuss survey results obtained by Merz Aesthetics in a number of European nations—UK, France,...

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