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Revision Rhinoplasty – What’s All The Fuss About?

Surgeons describe rhinoplasty as a combination of art and science, making it one of the most difficult procedures to master. Even tiny changes to the nose shape or structure can create breathing issues and change a person’s appearance. Multiple studies show that...

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Why Do You Want To Change Your Nose?

Did you know that with noses, as with modern architecture, form follows function? Even the slightest change to the shape of your nose can affect or change its function, improving or causing breathing obstruction and other issues. An undiagnosed issue may become...

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What Concerns Women The Most?

At Costhetics we admit to being suckers for such surveys. After all, don’t they promise to reveal the inner workings of women’s minds, a subject that has kept men baffled for thousands of years? We have done it ourselves in the past, trying to find out what Aussie...

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Ethnicity, Genes and Ageing

In terms of skin, where ageing first shows up, ethnicity and skin is all about melanin, the chemical in your skin that determines how light or dark your complexion is. The truth is, the more melanin you have in your skin, the better you will age. Melanin is what gives...

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What’s In Your Stocking This Year?

How would you respond? Would you be pleased? Offended? Would you be grateful or throw it back in his face? Well, if you’re like many women, you’d probably be overjoyed that you could finally get those younger looking eyes and the new set of breasts you’ve always...

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Cocaine Can Ruin Your Nose

Note that last word: paranoid. It comes from paranoia, defined as a psychological disorder characterised by delusions of persecution or grandeur. There is however, nothing paranoid about the information given below, but it has certainly caused great alarm among people...

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Medical Tourism for Australians

What exactly is medical tourism? According to the Australian Government website, medical tourism is the process by which patients travel abroad for medical care and procedures. Even though people have shopped for surgery overseas for quite some time, in the early 90s...

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How Young Is Too Young To Start Anti-Ageing Treatments?

Most women know that by the time they’re 40 their skin won’t appear as youthful and resilient as it did when they were in their 20s. But does it make sense for women in their 20s or 30s seeking anti-ageing cosmetic procedures? Do they really help prevent signs of...

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Nip and Tuck or Injectables?

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reports that according to two surveys conducted in 2011—one among potential consumers and the other among physician members of ASAPS—the vast majority of patients placed a higher priority on duration of effect...

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Just how far will we go for beauty?

According to a survey conducted by Merz Aesthetics in collaboration with Costhetics, current users of injectables are so passionate about continuing treatment that they willingly make sacrifices to pay the bills. One third of Australian women who are current or likely...

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10 Things You Should Know About Liposuction

Here’s a list of things you should know about liposuction before you consider having it. Liposuction is a type of invasive surgery—it is ‘real’ surgery. Just because it may be performed under local anaesthesia, using very small incisions and often performed on an...

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What are Endotine Implants?

Endotines are a type of bio-absorbable polymer implant used by surgeons in procedures such as brow lifts, facelifts and neck lifts. They resolve the problem of soft-tissue fixation in facial plastic surgery, one of the least predictable or controllable aspects of brow...

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Scar Healing with Silicone Gel

Scar treatments and scar management methods have to keep pace with the growing popularity of surgical cosmetic procedures and the increased interest men and women have in enhancing their personal appearances. Although silicone has been used for many years to treat...

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Here Comes The Sun – Cosmetic Procedures for Summer

So what cosmetic procedures will be popular this summer? In the US market, a trendsetter in this sphere, mummy makeovers, the Vampire facelift, fat-reduction procedures such as Cellulaze and CoolSculpting were the hottest trends during the summer of 2012. Curves—both...

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What Women Want Now: The Evolution of Cosmetic Enhancement

The liquid face-lift, non-surgical rhinoplasty, anti-wrinkle-injections, fillers and numerous other treatments are gaining momentum globally as well, pushing surgery to the back seat. We asked surgeons and cosmetic physicians why this trend is growing. Some doctors we...

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Types of Anaesthesia for Cosmetic Surgery – Part 2 of 2.

You can read more about types of anaesthesia, their risks, benefits and under what circumstances each type is used in Part 1 of this article series: Types of Anaesthesia for Cosmetic Surgery – Part 1.  The table below lists the many types of surgical and non-surgical...

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Dispelling Myths of the Deep-Plane Facelift

Cosmetic surgery has been around for a few generations. Back in the 1940s when Norma Jean began her transformation into Marilyn Monroe, cosmetic surgery was a primitive field. In the past seven decades it has evolved to a point where the sophisticated new-generation...

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Braces or Invisalign?

Dental braces help align the teeth and jaw properly to produce an even bite and correct rotated or misaligned teeth and gaps between teeth. Invisalign clear aligners are a special type of orthodontic appliance. They are a viable alternative to traditional wire braces...

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Aussies and Their Tattoos: a Love-Hate Relationship

Previous studies indicate the growing trend with about one in ten Australians having tattoos in 1998 and one in eight having tattoos by 2002. Since the current study reports one in seven people with tattoos based on data that is seven years old—it was conducted in...

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Do You Want to ‘Get a Waist Like Kate’s’?

An advertisement in a UK media outlet that promotes liposuction as a way to ‘get a waist like Kate’ crosses that line and has brought the age old problem of over-promising and under-delivery in cosmetic procedures back into discussion. Considering the vast popularity...

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Tips for Preparing for Surgery

“The journey to and beyond surgery is an emotional rollercoaster,” says Dr. Anh Nguyen, a plastic surgeon who performs surgery on the face, breasts and body. “It is a ride that we as surgeons expect and are prepared for.” Here are some tips to help you prepare: Make...

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The History of Liposuction

The honour of inventing liposuction in 1974 is attributed to Dr. Giorgio Fischer, a gynaecologist from Rome, Italy. He later went on to found the International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. In 1978 two French doctors, Dr. Illouz and Dr. Fournier, began using and...

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