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Choosing the Right Cosmetic Surgeon

 

Whether you’re currently looking into liposuction, facial thread lifting or vein treatments, choosing the right surgeon will be one of the most important first steps. Consider these factors when researching cosmetic surgeons in Sydney and find an ideal specialist who is qualified, highly skilled and experienced.

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Consider areas of specialisation

Rather than choosing a surgeon who ‘does it all’, look for a surgeon who focuses on one or several areas of cosmetic surgery and stays up-to-date within these specialties. Ashbrooke’s pre-eminent surgeon Dr Sarojini Nair, for example, specialises in treatments including liposuction, facial procedures and vein treatments, having trained under the supervision of Dr Jeffrey Klein who pioneered the tumescent liposculpture technique in the United States.

 

Check industry accreditations

As cosmetic surgeries are medical procedures it is important that you choose a qualified practitioner working in safe, modern facilities. Cosmetic surgeons will ideally be members of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS). ACCS members must meet strict accreditation and auditing requirements for both their skills and surgical centres, indicating that your surgeon and their facilities are of a very high standard. We also operate in a fully licensed/ACHS credited facility.

 

Enquire about experience and training

A professional cosmetic surgeon should be aiming to build up both their experience and expertise on an ongoing basis. The world of cosmetic surgery is always evolving, and some new methods can provide more refined results with less downtime. Search for a surgeon with years of technical experience who is also committed to keeping their techniques and training up to date.

 

Assess before and after images

Cosmetic surgeons in Sydney can each have unique approaches to recommendations and surgery. Some surgeons will centre their techniques around producing the most natural-looking results, such as Dr Nair at Ashbrooke. Considering a surgeon’s before and after images of previous clients can provide a point of reference and a realistic expectation of what your own treatment can achieve.

 

Choose someone who listens

Having a cosmetic procedure completed can be a deeply personal decision, so you will want a cosmetic surgeon who can work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored individually to you and your goals. Search for a specialist who will truly hear and understand what you would like to achieve without pressuring you. A professional surgeon will tell you if a certain procedure may be not right for you and suggest suitable alternatives with all the information you need to make the right decision. It’s essential that you feel entirely understood and comfortable during your initial consultation and beyond.

 

To arrange an appointment and discuss your goals with Dr Nair, contact Ashbrooke Cosmetic Surgery on (02) 9310 4100 today.

 

The 5 Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries in Men

Cosmetic surgery is not only for women – in fact, you may be surprised by just how many male clients we help to address problem areas every day. Based on the men of all ages who attend our Ashbrooke practice, these are the top 5 most common choices in male cosmetic surgery in Sydney.

  1. Hair Transplants
    The approach to hair loss is an entirely personal one. While some men prefer to embrace baldness, modern hair transplants can be a non-invasive way to address receding hairlines and hair thinning. Forget the ‘half-done’ or ‘helmet ’appearance of traditional hair transplants; the micrograft process that we use is tailored entirely to each client to repopulate or thicken up specific areas, and these tiny transplants produce a very natural looking result.
  1. Liposculpture
    No matter how much exercise and dieting we take on, for some there will always be problems shifting those last areas of fat around the stomach, lower back, chin and chest. This can depend on your genetics and previous weight and lifestyle factors. At Ashbrooke we use Viser Lipo which uses ultrasound technology to soften and dislodge tenacious fat areas. Many fat cells are physically removed, making it easier to keep areas flat and smooth into the future.
  1. Anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers
    Let’s face it – stress, movement, age, smoking and our environment can all contribute to lines, wrinkles and a loss of elasticity on our faces. This fact isn’t any different for men, and we have many clients in their twenties to their sixties and beyond who ask about what can be done to improve the look of their skin. While anti wrinkle injections (or Botox) are chosen for smoothing fine lines, dermal fillers work by plumping areas that may have lost volume to take years off a gentleman’s appearance.
  1. Peels and facials
    Peels and facials can refresh a woman’s skin, so why not men too? In fact, males are often more likely to have sun and environmental damage as well as blocked or congested pores – the appearance of which can be addressed by clinically tailored skincare regimes. These solutions assist in the removal of old and discoloured skin cells on the surface of the face and stimulate the growth of new skin cells that lead to a fresher and more youthful aesthetic.
  1. Face or neck lifts
    It’s very common for a man’s chin area and facial skin to sag lower with age, particularly due to hereditary and environmental factors. While in some cases liposculpture can be used to remove fat deposits from the chin and jowels, for others the solution will be subtle threadlifting. Silhouette Soft is one minimally invasive treatment that can take as little as 30 minutes to lift and smooth the face through the use of subcutaneous sutures by injection.

If you would like to explore the options available through modern cosmetic surgery in Sydney, contact the team to arrange a free initial consultation at Ashbrooke Surry Hills today.

Is Liposuction in Men Different from Women?

If you’ve been working out or dieting and just can’t seem to shift some final soft areas, or if you’re struggling with extra weight around your lower face and chin, you may well have considered liposuction as an option. Our male clients show interest in the method just as often as our female clients and for good reason; liposuction can be highly effective in removing fat that just won’t budge otherwise. However, is the process different for men than it is for women?

 

What are the common areas for male liposuction?

Women will often accumulate stubborn fat around their love handles, stomach, thighs, hips, arms and abdomen. Men tend not to have the same problems on their arms and legs – rather, fat deposits tend to accumulate in their torso, chest and lower back areas. The following are the most common areas we target with male liposuction in Sydney:

  • The abdomen
    For males, that last bit of abdominal fat can often be the final barrier to a washboard stomach. In some cases, the bulge is caused by overstretched abdominal muscles which cannot be targeted by liposuction. Male clients typically have two areas of fat in the abdomen: fat that lies in and around the organs, which is best addressed through exercise or diet, and subcutaneous, which can be addressed by liposuction. This outer layer of fat usually responds very well to Vaser Lipo.
  • The chest
    Bulging ‘man boobs’ can often cause embarrassment and stop males from enjoying a day at the beach or swimming pool. The good news is that the male breast area often responds very well to liposuction and results can be retained for many years as long as weight is maintained.
  • The lower back
    Sick of feeling like you have a spare tyre? The love handles are one of the most common liposuction areas for both men and women, and the process can be highly effective in these areas. Smooth out the lower back rolls, and shirts and pants will tend to fit and look much better.
  • The chin
    If you’re feeling bothered by a double chin or have jowels that drag the appearance of your face downwards, expertly-applied Vaser Lipo can carefully reshape these areas for a younger look. The process can be quick, effective and offer a fast recovery time.

 

As with women, men often choose to target multiple areas at once to streamline and define their torso.

 

The difference between male and female fat deposits

There can actually be a slight difference in fatty areas for male and female clients. While most females’ fatty deposits tend to be soft and relatively easy to remove, males’ fat deposits can occasionally be more fibrous and resistant to liposuction. The ultrasonic effect of Vaser Lipo can help in softening and loosening these areas for a smoother and more refined appearance.

 

You can learn more about male liposuction in Sydney by visiting our dedicated page, or by scheduling a free initial consultation with our experienced liposculpture practitioner.

The Different Types of Cosmetic Surgery and Treatments

Men and women of all ages attend consultations at Ashbrooke in Surry Hills, and the treatments they request are as diverse as their backgrounds. T give you an idea of what can be achieved, let’s take a look at some of the different types of Sydney cosmetic surgery and treatments available.


Facial treatments and rejuvenation

There are a number of facial treatments designed to suit a range of skin and facial complaints. We offer Aspect Dr. Clinical Skin Peels range, which works by clearing away old skin cells to reveal bring and fresh skin beneath. Dermal fillers can be used to selectively pump facial areas and minimise wrinkles, while anti-wrinkle injections help to smooth lines and wrinkles in specific facial areas by expert hand.

At Ashbrooke we provide Ultherapy, which uses ultrasound to non-invasively tighten and lift facial tissues to stimulate collagen growth. We also use Platelet Rich Plasma to improve skin texture.

One of the most effective surgical possibilities is Silhouette Thread lift. Our physician makes miniscule incisions to apply these threads which works to raise and support areas of the face and neck for a subtle facelift. This is a very safe and highly effective way of achieving a natural looking improvement in the skins appearance.

 

Liposuction and light therapy

No matter how healthy we are, many of us can often have stubborn deposits of fat around our hips, stomach, upper arms and legs. Ashbrooke offers a number of sculpting options that can streamline those deposits including Liposculpture which used local anaesthetics for a more refined result than liposuction, and Vaser Lipo or Sculpsure, which used concentrated light energy to target stubborn areas of fat on the love handles, abdomen and upper arms. Both of these procedures offer fast results with minimal downtime or discomfort.


Hair Transplants

Both women and men can experience a loss in confident through hair loss, and topical treatments don’t always produce the improvement people seek. Micrografts are one surgical option that are meticulously completed with up to 2000 grafts in one session, and the results look incredibly natural right from the start.


Vein treatments

Swollen varicose and spider veins not only affect the appearance of legs and feet, but they can also be very uncomfortable. Sclerotherapy works to harden the appearance of legs and feet, but they can also be very uncomfortable. Sclreotherapy works to harden and shrink the problematic veins in which then fade over time for a physical and aesthetic improvement.

Whatever your cosmetic objectives, your Sydney Cosmetic surgery physician will take time to carefully assess and recommend the ultimate treatment for your needs. Call or message now to book your free initial consultation.
Fractional laser to improve the quality of skin and also helps to get rid of sun damage.

IPL is the light therapy which we use to rejuvenation and also for broken capillaries. The latest in fat transfer is nanofat transfer. So we can rejuvenate the full face by using this special technique. It improves collagen and also improves skin texture and is a wonderful procedure for around the eyes. We also do the Brazilian butt lift with fat.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Cosmetic Surgery

If you’ve been considering having some cosmetic surgery in Sydney done to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance, then it’s important to first consider the advantages and disadvantages so you can make a fully informed decision. We take a look at the major pros and cons of cosmetic surgery.

Advantages of cosmetic surgery:

  • Cosmetic surgery can transform your self esteem.

If there are particular wrinkles or leg veins that are weighing on your mind, eliminating these concerns through treatment can have a profound impact on your self-confidence. If it means you can enjoy yourself at the beach without worrying or smiling your biggest smile, then booking a consultation could be the best thing you ever choose to do.

  • Some cosmetic surgery can be beneficial to your health.

Many cosmetic surgery options aim to address problems that impact your health and wellbeing. Breast reductions can minimise spinal damage, for example, while vein treatments (or Sclerotherapy) can reduce the size and discomfort of problem veins. It also decreased the chances of clots occurring.

  • Recovery time is much improved.

Many people’s perceptions of cosmetic surgery is outdated, with an old fashioned idea of being scheduled for weeks or months recuperating.  Surgical and non-surgical techniques have improved exponentially and many are now minimally invasive, meaning beautiful results with less pain and a much quicker recovering time than in the past.

  • It’s easier than ever to know what to expect.

Any work you choose to have done will be clearly explained to you, while a before and after gallery enables you to picture potential changes more clearly before you begin. With realistic expectations you are likely to be delighted with the results.

Potential disadvantages of cosmetic surgery

  • Any surgery has its risks

Even elective surgery can have its side effects and risks, from some swelling and bruising to more serious complications. It’s imperative to choose a cosmetic practitioner who will explain any risks to you clearly and has the expertise to complete the surgery effectively and professionally.

  • You can overdo it

We’ve all seen examples of people who have had too much cosmetic work done. Work with a cosmetic surgery team that is willing to tell you honestly if a particular surgery is not appropriate for you and you’ll avoid the unmoving appearance that can come from too many procedures.

  • Not all cosmetic specialists are the same

Although the standard of cosmetic surgery in Sydney is very high, specialists each have their individual style and approach. Take the time to review before and after examples of work that the specialist has completed previously and think about whether these are the type of results you’re looking for.

Of course, many potential disadvantages can be avoided entirely by working with an experience and reliable cosmetic team. To arrange a free initial consultation for cosmetic surgery in Sydney, contact Ashbrooke Surry Hills today.

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