It’s no secret that Winter can put a dampener on our moods. The cold mornings, early nights, and rainy days can bring us the 24/7 blues that no amount of warm blankets and hot chocolates can fix. But good news, if a cosmetic procedure was on your wishlist this season then there’s no better time to do it and here’s why;
- Staying indoors
Undergoing a cosmetic procedure causes bruising and swelling as you heal, leaving many patients feeling uncomfortable when socialising with others. Cold temperatures and unsightly weather means staying indoors more often, giving you the comfort and time you need to recover.
- Winter clothes
The joys of more coverage! Winter clothes, scarves, and beanies are a great excuse to cover up the bruising and swelling that comes with any surgery.
- Getting Summer-ready
Summer bodies are made in Winter. Choosing to undergo your cosmetic procedure during Winter means that you’ll have time to recover and look better than ever for Summer. Eating wholesome foods and staying hydrated will ensure you’re receiving the nutrients your body needs to recover quickly and recover well, all while helping you achieve your Summer glow!
- More time
During Summer, many people often feel they don’t have the time to spend recovering properly after their surgery. Friends and family will want to be out enjoying the lifestyle that Summer has to offer, leaving you to feel left out if you don’t enjoy it with them. Not giving your body the recovery time it needs can cause you to recover slower, not recover properly, or result in a medical illness or infection, particularly when frequently exposed to sun. Winter is the perfect time to undergo your procedure with more people happy to stay indoors.
Want to hear more about booking a procedure during Winter? Give our friendly team a call on 1300 559 848.
When it comes to body types, everybody is different and we should all celebrate our individuality. But when it comes to knowing the facts, we are often bombarded with lots of unnecessary information. Most people often fit within five categories of body types, each with their own unique benefits! Take a look at the facts below to figure out which body type you are and how you can dress to impress, giving you the confidence you deserve.
– Your chest/bust is larger than your hips
– Your waist is less defined
– You have leaner legs (lower) and arms
– You gain weight around the waist more than other areas
Having an apple body shape means you’re wardrobe is best suited to clothing that highlights your bust and draws in loosely at the waist to give you more definition. Because you have a bigger bust, you will need a properly fitted bra. When choosing tops, v-necks and loose fitting shirts that sit just below your hip bone often give you the shape you’re after. When choosing pants or skirts, we suggest wearing items with zippers on the side to avoid adding extra volume around the front.
Jennifer hudson, Angelina Jolie and Tyra Banks are some of our favourite celebrities rocking the apple shape every day.
– Your hips are larger than your bust
– You have a smaller waist
– You have slim arms and shoulders
– You gain weight in your legs, hips and thighs before other areas of your body.
Having a pear body shape means your wardrobe is best suited to clothing that highlights your waist. Fitted shirts or clothes with a waist tie often compliment your body shape. When it comes to choosing pants or skirts, look for clothing that will direct attention to your waist. Skirts that flow out from the hips or straight pants that fall straight from the hips.
Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez all celebrate the pear shape!
– Your body weight sits mostly in your hips and bust
– You have a smaller waist
– Your lower hips are wide and your thighs are full but narrower
– Your hips and shoulders are approximately the same width
Your body shape is best suited to form-hugging shirts. This may be in the form of wraps, tube tops, knit tops or belts that accentuate the waist. Your shoulders are gentle and well-rounded so vouching for singlets or boat-neck shirts will show them off. High-waisted bottoms of any length will show off your defined legs and curved hips.
Kim Kardashian, Marilyn Monroe and Shakira are known for their hourglass figures!
– Your hips, waistline and shoulders are around the same width
– You have an athletic build and no defined waist
– Your body weight sits evenly in all areas of your body
– Your bust and buttocks are smaller or average
Your body shape is common in many models and most clothes will suit you well. You will often want to create curves by defining the waist with wrap shirts or shirts with a waist tie. We also suggest investing in padded bras or jackets with small shoulder pads. Your body shape will also allow you to pull off the straight look. Wearing straight dresses will compliment you, giving you a petite appearance. You can wear almost any type of bottom, however pants with flared bottoms will give you more shape!
Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow are our rectangle celeb favourites.
– You have broad shoulders
– You may have a bigger chest and upper back
– You have slimmer legs, thighs, and buttox
This body shape is another common body shape in the modelling industry. Open necklines (v-necks and halter necks) will often give the appearance of a smaller upper body. Wearing clothing that will accentuate the waist and create the appearance that your bust and hips are balanced will give you a curvier look. Wearing vertical line patterns on your shirts will create the appearance of evenness between your upper and lower body. Wider clothing and A-line skirts will also help to achieve a curvier look.
Naomi Campbell, Demi Moore and Miley Cyrus are our inverted triangle celeb picks!
Whatever your body shape, we all have reasons to celebrate. Keeping a healthy attitude towards your body by eating well and exercising will ensure a positive body image and healthy attitude to life. In many cases, our wonderful bodies can be enhanced by cosmetic procedures. To view our range of procedures that can help you continue to celebrate the skin you’re in, click here!
Valentine’s Day is the day of love and when we’re not showering our partners with chocolates and flowers, we should be showing ourselves a little love. Being body confident is important in living a healthy life, so why not make sure we’re giving our beautiful bodies and minds that all important TLC.
If you’re not sure whether you’re giving your body the best, take a look at our tips below!
Whether your aim is to slim down or tone up, exercising regularly is the best way to begin. Doing at least 20 minutes of cardio everyday is a great way to see improvement within a short amount of time. If you’re considering resistance training, be sure to take days off between each muscle group to make sure you’re letting your body recover properly.
Diet is most important in keeping our bodies and minds healthy. If you’re trying to reduce fatty tissue in problem areas, diet makes up 80% of weight loss with exercise being responsible for the remaining 20%. Consuming the right foods will also give our skin the boost it needs by cleaning the toxins from our body.
Give a compliment
It feels good to make others smile, so this valentine’s day, aim to compliment at least ten people. Giving compliments amplifies positivity and makes the environment surrounding us a nicer place to be.
Get the look you desire
If you look good on the outside, you’ll feel good on the inside and here at Australia Cosmetic Clinics, we offer a range of procedures to help you achieve that desired look that you and your partner will love. To view our range of procedures, click here!
Take some time out
We know you’ve had a busy week and constantly being on-the-go can cause unnecessary stress in our lives. That’s why it’s important to take some time out to do something that you love. This Valentine’s Day, go to the movies or indulge in a guilty pleasure.
However you plan on spending this Valentine’s Day, be sure to give your body the nourishment it deserves. If you’d like to learn more about the services we offer, call 1300 559 848 and find the procedure that will give you confidence today!
Imagine if you could see your results before surgery… with Australia Cosmetic Clinics VECTRA 3D Imaging, you can!
Considering surgery, but finding it hard to commit?
Utilising the newest technology, the VECTRA 3D Imaging and Simulation System can now generate an accurate representation of your post-surgery outcome, allowing you to visualise your results before you book your surgery! This groundbreaking 3D imaging technology allows you and your doctor to examine the possible outcomes for your unique body type, enabling you to make informed decisions about your procedure results.
So what is the VECTRA 3D Imaging and Simulation System?
Quite simply, it is a three- dimensional technology that uses ultra-high resolution colour imaging to analyse the body. The machine will first take a series of photographs from several angles, and then combine them to form the most accurate portrayal of your body. With this three-dimensional image, your doctor can apply alterations; such as size or shape to the locations you so desire. Note: that the 3D simulation is not able to produce a 100% accurate representation, as the final result will always depend on independent factors such as; the individual patient, the surgeon and your recovery. Nonetheless, VECTRA 3D Imaging makes it possible for both parties to visualise and understand the possible outcomes of a procedure before surgery takes place, helping to eliminate the risk of future disappointment or the need for additional operations.
To find out more about this incredible machine, or to book your VECTRA 3D session, contact Australia Cosmetic Clinics on 1300 559 848 or submit an enquiry here.
Watch the short video below, for further insight into the amazing nature of the VECTRA 3D Imaging System.
It’s easy for people to assume that cosmetic surgery just involves nose jobs and breast enhancements, but what most people don’t know is that it’s not unusual for cosmetic surgery to be deemed completely medically necessary by medical professionals. And luckily for the people in this boat, private health insurance can help fund your surgery. Here’s how to go about it:
Learn the terminology
The difference between a medically necessary procedure and an elective procedure comes down to professional opinion. The purpose of reconstructive plastic surgery is typically to correct abnormalities, which can come in a multitude of forms and be caused by a range of things. For example, an abnormality could be either congenital or acquired. However, as a general rule, if a doctor or specialist formally recommends surgery as an option for treatment, there is a very high chance that your insurance provider will recognise this and provide a rebate for it.
Know your cover
If you do have private health insurance, what you really need to know is what kind of procedures you’re covered for. There are a few procedures that a comprehensive hospital policy should typically cover. In terms of recovery and recuperation, not a lot of treatments are covered, but it can include (not limited to):
- Surgeries to fix congenital abnormalities (conditions that you have been born with or that have existed before birth).
- Reconstructive surgery as treatment for extreme burns.
- Surgery to fix a traumatic injury.
- Cancer or tumour removal, or surgeries that follow the removal of a cancer or tumour (for example, a reconstruction after a mastectomy).
- Procedures to repair bad scars or skin lacerations.
Know your options
There are three main private health insurance options for plastic and reconstructive surgery. You can:
- Take out a comprehensive policy that covers you for reconstructive plastic surgery.
- Choose a policy that offers restrictive cover for reconstructive plastic surgery in order to lower your premiums.
- Choose a policy that excludes cover for reconstructive plastic surgery altogether.
Make the most of what you’re paying for
Excluding or restricting plastic surgery from your policy is something that a lot of people do, but although it may cut costs in the short-term, you’ll never know whether you’ll need it later on down the track. It’s also important to review your health insurance policy regularly– every year if you can. It doesn’t take long, just go over your current cover and work out whether you think you need to add or remove any elements. For example, if you’re a senior paying for cover for pregnancy-related services, your money could definitely be put towards something more useful.
If you’re looking into taking out a higher level of cover, compare health insurance policies for cosmetic surgery online to make sure you’re getting the best value for money. What you choose is completely up to you. If you need more information later down the track, have a look at the Ombudsman’s website.
Bessie Hassan is finder.com.au’s resident Insurance Expert.
PATIENT INFORMATION HANDOUT REVIEWS
Our Post-Operative Medication Information Handout was recently updated with input from staff and patients to provide clearer information on the medications that may be required after surgery.
Seven patients, who had recently had procedures were asked to review this handout and all reported that it was easy to understand with no suggestions for improvement required.
If you have any suggestions for improving any information we give you please let us know at email@example.com
INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL
A new Cleaning Company was engaged earlier this month to ensure the highest standards of cleaning are maintained. This company has extensive experience in the hospital industry with all staff being fully trained. They operate with detailed cleaning schedules and supervisors conduct regular compliance audits to ensure the highest standard is being maintained.
All staff complete annual hand hygiene education and an observation audit is currently being completed to monitor the compliance of our doctors and nurses.
“Good service, quick surgery, Doctor Shaz was great, honest and realistic to me.” M.N.
“My whole experience was effortless. Dr Shaz & staff was just so supportive and amazing“” JD
We have developed plans for the renovation of our theatre and sterilization rooms to enable us to achieve a NSW Health License. We expect that the renovation will be completed next month.
This will enable us to provide a much greater range of procedures onsite under a range of anesthetic types (including general).
In order to maintain a centre of excellence we are seeking accreditation against the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and the ISO9001 Standard.
Our accreditation audit is on Monday 20th February. On this day two external auditors will be onsite to conduct a thorough review of all clinical and non-clinical processes against these standards.