It’s Not In The Closet Anymore

The decision to have breast augmentation surgery or any other type of plastic surgery is a very personal choice.  While some woman are comfortable being completely open about their breast augmentation surgery, others are not.  In the past, plastic surgery has been seen as a deep dark secret that nobody would admit to.  However, finally, things are changing and women are proud of their surgeries. At Cairns Plastic Surgery, we believe women should be proud of their breast augmentation surgery!

Smokers and Plastic Surgery

Who makes a good candidate for plastic surgery? Ask the question, and part of the answer will be: "non smokers." of course, we all know that smoking is not good for our health or our personal appearance. We know that smoking greatly increases our risk of getting cancer, emphysema, and vascular disease. We know that smoking ages us by staining our teeth, gives us bad breath, and makes our clothes and hair smell. Obviously, smoking is not going to lead anyone to the fountain of youth. So just in case you needed one more reason to quit smoking, here are a few answers to questions often asked.

Thinking About Having A Breast Augmentation Procedure? Here Is A Guide To Understanding Surgeon Titles.

Have you ever wondered why some Surgeons use the title Dr and others use the title Mr?  This is actually a common question that is asked by patients considering surgery.  If you are thinking about having a Breast Augmentation procedure, you will need to select a suitable Plastic Surgeon.  While you are considering different Plastic Surgeons, you may notice that some Plastic Surgeons use the title Mr and some use the Title Dr.  So…..do the different titles mean anything?  Does a Plastic Surgeon using a title Mr have different qualifications to a Surgeon using a title Dr? 

Important Decisions in Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast augmentation surgery is the most widely performed plastic surgery in Australia.  Over the last few years, there have been many changes and advancements in this dynamic area of medicine.  If you are thinking about getting breast augmentation surgery done, there are a number of important considerations and decisions that must be made, including technical, medical and future considerations.  These decisions are made by both you and your surgeon after careful consideration and discussion. 

Patients Reviews – How Accurate Are They Really?

If you have ever considered getting some Plastic Surgery such as breast augmentation, you have probably been online to do some research on Plastic Surgeons. A recent review showed that an increasing percentage of people check online reviews when selecting a Plastic Surgeon!  People today are turning to online forums, message boards and online reviews as an important source of information for making decisions.  These online reviews have replaced personal recommendations from family and friends that we used to rely on.

Breast Reduction Surgery

When most people think of breast surgery, they consider breast augmentation with implants.  While large breasts are considered beautiful in our society, they can also be a burden for some women.  Many people are unaware that large breasts can cause significant emotional and physical suffering.  The good news is that Breast Reduction Surgery can alleviate many of the problems associated with large breasts.  Breast Reduction Surgery is a surgical procedure that decreases the size and reshapes the breast.  With a high satisfaction rate, this is a great option for women that experience discomfort and unhappiness from their breasts.

Breast Asymmetry! How To Overcome Uneven Breasts.

It is perfectly normal for women to have two slightly different shaped or sized breasts.  There are times, however where the difference in size and shape of the breast is quite significant and can affect a woman’s self-esteem.  As much as 25-50% of women report having breast asymmetry that causes them concern. Some women have problems finding a bra that will fit their two different sized breasts in the one bra size.  Other women report looking lob-sided when wearing bathers or certain clothes. Breast asymmetry is a condition that can cause women a lot of concern and can affect what clothes they wear and their self-confidence.  At Cairns Plastic Surgery, we understand that the way you feel about your breasts can contribute to your overall self-esteem.   We offer a number of breast surgery options to correct breast asymmetry and help you to look and feel your best!  Our Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Hertess can use breast implants to add volume to the breast or perform breast reduction or breast lift to match the breasts and remove the imbalance.

It’s about time! What are the new Restrictions on the use of the title ‘Surgeon’?

Cosmetic Surgery is one of the fastest growing medical fields in Australia, and the demand is only expected to increase.  There has been a recent restriction to the use of the title Cosmetic Surgeon and it has been welcomed by many Australians in the medical field.  It is expected that these changes will reduce the incidence of adverse complications occurring following cosmetic surgery and procedures. There is also the need to educate consumers of the consequences that can arise from failing to check and understand the difference between a properly trained Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Practitioner.
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Seeking Out A Good Plastic Surgeon

If you have ever considered plastic surgery such as breast augmentation, you will know that there are a lot of considerations when it comes to choosing a surgeon.  Just as it is with any other Australian service provider, choosing a surgeon can be quite the chore especially when you don’t know what to look out for. Some women lean towards cheaper procedures, however the cheaper option may not always be the best choice for your health.  Other women prefer to remain closer to home where they know they can receive appropriate follow up care after the surgery.
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