FAQs

What should I expect with recovery after breast re-implantation surgery?

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Depending on the breast re-implantation surgery you decide to undergo, this may impact the expected recovery time. Generally however, recovering from breast re-implantation surgery is similar to your initial breast augmentation surgery. Symptoms such as swelling, bruising, soreness and stiffness are to be expected within the first week post-surgery.

Will I need anaesthesia for eyelid surgery?

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Eyelid reduction surgery can be performed under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia. Modern anaesthesia is safe and effective, but does have some risks. Ask our Specialist Plastic Surgeons for more information. Our surgeons will ask you about all the medications you are taking or have taken, and any allergies you may have.

What will injectable fillers do?

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Injectable fillers will improve visible signs of ageing by improving wrinkles and lines, and restoring the volume that is lost with ageing, smoking and sun exposure. Common uses for injectable fillers are to plump thin lips, soften facial creases and wrinkles such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines, improve contour depressions and restore volume to cheeks, and to improve the appearance of indented scars. There are many types of injectable fillers available, including both temporary and permanent, as well as the option of using your own fat (see fat injection) and you should discuss your options with your Specialist Plastic Surgeon. Temporary fillers are much safer than permanent fillers, lasting from a few months to about a year, and temporary fillers are quick procedures that give immediate improvement to your area of concern.

How is labiaplasty surgery performed?

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1: The Trim Technique A small vertical incision is made along the length of the inner labia. The surgeon holds down a clamp around the labia and cuts off any excess tissue. That is a common technique for patients that have an enlarged inner labia, perhaps due to childbirth. 2: The Wedge Technique The surgeon cuts away the thickest part of the inner labia and stitches the two pieces back together on each side. It’s an ideal way of preserving the natural “wrinkling” of the labia. 3. The De-Epithelialization Technique Although not as common as the previous two methods, some patients opt for the de-epithelialization technique. It’s similar to the wedge technique, but the tissue that gets removed is from the inner labia lining.

What are the risks of having labiaplasty?

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While the majority of labiaplasty surgeries are successful, the following risks can sometimes cause complications: Decreased sensitivity. Different labiaplasty methods can be used, but some could potentially cause lower vulvar sensitivity; Scarring. Depending on which method you opt for, there is potential for scarring to occur with labiaplasty surgery; Numbing. Although rare, some nerve damage could occur, resulting in numbness.

What is the recovery time for rhinoplasty?

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Your surgeon will require you to wear a nasal splint for the first 7-10 days after your rhinoplasty. After your surgery, you may have moderate swelling and bruising around your eyes that could last up to two weeks. You should avoid strenuous activity for up to four weeks after your surgery; your physician will let you know when it’s safe for you to return to your daily activities.

What are the risks of rhinoplasty?

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Rhinoplasty is a generally safe surgical procedure, but as with any surgery, things can go wrong. The most common risks during a rhinoplasty procedure are infection, adverse reaction to the anesthesia, and excessive bleeding. There is also the slight possibility that you will need additional surgery in the future. Another risk in regards to cosmetic rhinoplasty is that you may be unhappy with the procedure — rhinoplasty has the highest rate of revision in cosmetic surgery.

What’s the difference between a full and mini tummy tuck?

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Both full and mini abdominoplasties involve the tightening of abdominal muscles and the removal of excess skin. The main difference is that the full tummy tuck is typically employed to rejuvenate the areas both above and below the belly button whereas the mini tummy tuck is generally confined to the lower abdomen below the belly button.

How long does it take to recover from tummy tuck surgery?

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Most of the tummy tuck surgeries can be performed as day-only procedures. Most patients who undergo tummy tuck surgery require one to two weeks off work, depending on the extent of their procedure.

How Long Does It Take to Recover?

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There is no universal timeline for recovery from an arm lift. Everybody heals at a different rate based on factors such as skin health and overall health. However, in general, the entire recovery process will take around two to three weeks.

Will There Be a Scar?

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Since an arm lift involves an incision to remove extra skin, there will be a scar. Your incision line will continue to refine as you heal. It's important to avoid direct sunlight for the first 12 months after surgery. This helps to avoid discoloration of the scar. The scar may be bright pink at first but will fade to your normal skin color over time.

Do I need a thigh lift or thigh liposuction?

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Could be one, could be the other, could be both! If you have loose, excess skin and uneven texture in some areas, and stubborn deposits of unwanted fat that won’t go away even with changes to diet and exercise, then chances are a combination of both will help get the result you want. If you have more areas of wanted fat on your thighs and you want to refine it to help create a curvier, hourglass shape, then leg and thigh liposuction may help you with that. If you are only concerned with loose skin, it could be that a thigh lift alone is all that you need to get the look you want.

I’ve got sagging skin around my knees. Could a thigh lift help?

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Thigh lift is best at addressing loose skin in the upper thigh area, most often in the inner thigh area. Because of the distance from the upper thigh to the knee, the benefits to sagging skin around the knee are more minimal. That’s not to say that the knee area will not benefit at all; in some cases, skin laxity in that area can also be improved, but it’s not the primary area of refinement. If sagging skin around your knees is a concern, our doctors will talk to you about the options that are available to you to address that as well.

How long will my results last?

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Your results will be long lasting given that you do not gain or lose a significant amount of weight. Your body will still undergo the normal aging process, which could result in some changes.

What should I expect after my body lift procedure?

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You will be placed in a compression garment (girdle) to minimize swelling following the procedure. You may have surgical drains in place. You could experience some pain, bruising, and swelling for about a month following the procedure. You will not be able to participate in strenuous activities for about 6 weeks following this procedure. Normal activity can be resumed within a couple of days. It is important to begin light walking within a day to prevent blood clots. You will have intermittent follow up visits depending on your individual recovery.

What are the risks associated with a body lift?

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Some of the risks include infection, swelling, seroma, skin contour irregularities, asymmetry, change in skin sensation, scarring, wound separation, fat necrosis, and recurrent looseness of the skin.

How long does it take for breast reduction procedure?

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Breast reduction usually takes between 1.5 to 2 hours

Do I need an anaesthetic

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Breast reduction is performed under a general anaesthetic. We also use local anaesthetic as well so you are not in any pain when you wake up

I feel I am borderline - can I avoid a scar?

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If you are willing to have an implant, a surgical technique called a dual plane procedure may allow you to avoid a scar. In certain circumstances lowering of the inframammary crease may also allow you to avoid a breast lift.

How can I tell how much lift I need?

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Stand infront of a mirror. By using you hand first lift and position your nipple so that it in the center of your breast. Mark this position by drawing a horizontal line across to the centre of your chest or sternum. Release the nipple and let it rest naturally. Redraw the horizontal line from the nipple to the sternum in the new position. Measure the vertical distance between the two lines in centimetres.

How long does surgery take and what recovery time is required?

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Each of these procedures is different, but thanks to advances in technology and techniques, they are less invasive and require less recovery time than ever before. Facelifts, eyelid surgery and nose jobs each have their own process and recovery time. Talk to your surgeon for complete details.

I would like to refresh my look. What are my options?

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There are many options in both non-surgical procedures and cosmetic surgery at Australia Cosmetic Clinics. Depending on your need we can conduct facelifts, nose jobs, eyelid surgery or alternative treatments such as injectables and fillers to address fine lines and wrinkles.

What results can I expect to see?

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Facelifts, eyelid surgery and injectables provide patients with smoother, firmer skin while helping to eliminate wrinkles, under-eye bags and other signs of aging. The results are natural and give you a refreshed, younger look. Nose jobs can correct the size, length, shape or position of your nose and often help with breathing difficulties.

What can men do to reduce their breast size?

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Many men suffer from Gynaecomastia (commonly referred to as “man boobs”) and a male breast reduction may be the best answer in correcting this issue. A consultation with your surgeon will determine if a male breast reduction is right for you.

I don’t like the size, shape or position of my breasts. What options do I have?

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There are many issues that we can address with breast surgery, including increasing and decreasing the size, creating more lift and firmness as well as correcting imbalances. Your doctor can discuss your concerns with you and recommend breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction.

What are the potential risks of breast surgery?

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Every breast surgery is different and breast augmentation, breast lifts and breast reductions each have their own process, recovery time and potential risks. Discuss these issues with your surgeon before deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery.

When can I expect to see full results?

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After an abdominal etching procedure you can expect that swelling will hide the effects for the first 24-48 hours and continue to reduce for the next 14-21 days. At this time you will have 60-70% of the final outcome with full results coming visible after 2-3 months.

How long does the surgery take and what recovery time is required?

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Abdominal etching generally take from 1-2 hours. You must wear a pressure garment 24 hours per day for 2-4 weeks following surgery, only removing it to shower. Most patients return to work 1-3 days following the procedure. Light stretching and gentle walking may be done after 14 days and normal activities can be resumed after 4 weeks.

What are the risks involved with abdominal etching?

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Fortunately, the risks associated with abdominal etching are very rare and thousands of operations are performed every year with no problems. Some potential complications include bruising and swelling, postoperative bleeding, blood clots in the legs and infection. Your surgeon will discuss the risks in detail at your consultation.

How much weight can I expect to lose after abdominal etching surgery?

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Abdominal etching is not a fat reduction surgery and should not be expected to help you lose substantial amount of weight. It is designed for people in good physical health looking for more athletic contouring. If you expect dramatic changes from abdominal etching, you will probably be disappointed.

How much weight can I expect to lose after liposuction procedure?

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Liposuction should not be expected to produce substantial weight loss. It is a fat reduction surgery, but it targets specific problem areas and is only recommended for patients within 10kg of their ideal weight. For example, the maximal effect is a reduction of 10cm from the abdominal girth. If you are expecting a dramatic change in your appearance, you will probably be disappointed.

When can I expect to see the full results?

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For the first 24-48 hours following the procedure there will be swelling and results will not be easily seen. The swelling will reduce over the first 14-21 days with about 60-70% of the final effect being visible. The final outcome of your liposcultpure or laser liposuction will be visible 3-6 months after the surgery.

What are the risks involved with liposculpture and laser liposuction?

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Fortunately, significant complications from liposculpture and laser liposuction are infrequent. Some potential risks include irregular contours, bruising and swelling, postoperative bleeding and blood clots in the legs. Your surgeon can fully explain the potential complications with you during your consultation.

How long does the surgery take and what recovery time is required?

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Liposculpture and laser liposuction generally take from 1-2 hours. You will be required to wear a pressure garment 24 hours per day for 2-4 weeks following surgery, only removing it for showering. Most patients return to work 2-5 days after the procedure. Gentle walking and light stretching may be done after 14 days with normal activities being resumed after 6 weeks.