4 min read

Effective Skin Care in Your 40's and 50's

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 20 May

 

Topics: Face Anti-Ageing plastic surgery skin care
1 min read

Your Safety First

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 18 Mar

 

Topics: plastic surgery
3 min read

Future Proof Your Skin

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 25 Feb

 

Topics: Face Anti-Ageing plastic surgery filler skin care
5 min read

Dermal Filler 101

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 12 Nov

 

Topics: Face Anti-Ageing plastic surgery filler
3 min read

Post Pregnancy Tummy Tuck

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 15 Oct

 

Topics: plastic surgery tummy tuck
2 min read

4 Key Benefits for Tummy Tuck

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 04 Sep

 

Topics: plastic surgery
4 min read

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Side of Anti-wrinkle Injections

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 19 Jun

According to The Medical Board of Australia anti-wrinkle injections are classed as a minor cosmetic procedure and many patients find great benefit from the procedure.   Unfortunately, not all anti-wrinkle treatments are equal and many patients find out the hard way.    

Topics: Insider Anti-Ageing plastic surgery
3 min read

The benefits of eyelid surgery

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 01 May

Have you been considering eyelid surgery?   Many patients will consider eyelid surgery for aesthetic reasons.   They present with concerns about their appearance, that they look old and tired.  Others are concerned about their vision.    We hear many comment after surgery on the brightness of their eyes, that their vision has improved and that they look like they've been on a long holiday. 

You may however be surprised to note many patients who undergo eyelid surgery notice additional surprising benefits to the surgery.  We will deal with 6 surprising benefits passed on to us by patients but we are sure there are more.    

Topics: Eyelids plastic surgery
3 min read

Exercise for Lipoedema

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 14 Nov

Its true, for women with the painful fat disease Lipoedema exercise is a challenge.  Why bother if diet and exercise have little effect on the lipoedema fat?    Exercise may seem like a waste of time.   

There are however benefits to including regular exercise as part of your lipoedema management plan.  Besides the obvious health benefits for your heart and blood sugar levels, for lipoedema patients exercise can help to reduce inflammation, keep the lymph system pumping, strengthen your muscles and boost confidence and mood.   

Below we will look at various exercises to help you manage lipoedema and have some fun.

Where possible wear your compression when exercising (except for vibration plates). Start off slowly and keep it light, don't engage in high impact or intense exercises which can cause inflammation. 

To find out what to eat for lipoedema click here.  

Topics: Insider Body plastic surgery lipoedema
3 min read

3 Steps To Party Ready

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 08 Nov

This year has flown by and its the holiday season once more.   Its time to catch up with old and new friends.     Look and feel your best with these 3 non surgical steps to party ready.     

Topics: Insider Anti-Ageing plastic surgery
6 min read

Prepare For Surgery

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 22 Aug

So you've done your research and have decided to proceed with surgery.   What now?  Sit back and relax? 

Topics: Insider plastic surgery
3 min read

achieve your winter skin goals

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 11 Jul

It's midwinter, the weather has not been kind and your skin is feeling rough and dry.   

Topics: Anti-Ageing
3 min read

Signs of eyelid ageing

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 28 May

As you age you may notice a wrinkle here or a wrinkle there however did you know the eye area demonstrates ageing in 3 key ways?  Medical, Visual and Practical. This blog will help you identify eyelid ageing and find out more about what you can do about it.  

Topics: Eyelids Anti-Ageing plastic surgery
3 min read

What to eat to manage lipoedema

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 07 May

Topics: plastic surgery lipoedema
5 min read

Faster Healing Tips For Cosmetic & Plastic SurgerySurgery

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 07 May

For many people the deciding factor on whether to have cosmetic surgery is the recovery period.  One of the most common questions we receive is how long will it take to get back to my routine.  The following tips will assist with the healing process to get back into your normal routine as soon as possible.

Topics: Face Breasts Eyelids Body Anti-Ageing plastic surgery
3 min read

What To Look For When Researching Plastic Surgery

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 11 Apr

Topics: plastic surgery
3 min read

Where To Look When Researching Plastic Surgery

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 14 Mar

Topics: plastic surgery
2 min read

5 Plastic Surgery Myths

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 26 Feb

Topics: plastic surgery
3 min read

5 Options to Fight Facial Ageing - Surgical

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 29 Jan

Topics: Face Anti-Ageing
2 min read

6 steps to Fight Facial Ageing - Non Surgical

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 20 Nov

Topics: Face Anti-Ageing
2 min read

5 reasons why your face ages

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 20 Nov

Topics: Face Anti-Ageing
4 min read

Sucking the fat - The ins and outs of liposuction in Sydney

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 09 Nov

 

Topics: Body
3 min read

Does Sugar Damage Your Skin And Cause Wrinkles?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 21 Sep

 

Topics: Anti-Ageing
7 min read

A Quick Guide to Coolsculpting, Liposuction and Tummy Tuck

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 14 Sep

 

Topics: Body
4 min read

Evaluating Eyelid Surgery - Which Option Is Right For Me?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 07 Sep

 

Topics: Eyelids
2 min read

Marketing Cosmetic Surgery to Children Is Wrong!

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 31 Aug

Last weekend when I was browsing through the newspaper that had its share of ‘not so good’ articles about politics, ISIS and Zika Virus one article grabbed my attention.  I read of a number of cosmetic surgery apps available on the Apple store marketed to young girls. These apps simulate operations such as nose jobs, liposuction and tummy tucks. By using enticing titles familiar to 6 year old girls like ‘mermaid plastic surgery’ and ‘plastic surgery princess’ the promoters then use the next level of catchy 'kid friendly’ phrases like ‘every girl dreams of a delicate face and stunning figure'.

Topics: Insider
2 min read

Overseas Cosmetic Surgery - Is It Safe?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 24 Aug

Going overseas to have cosmetic surgery is promoted and marketed as an excellent and safe choice for eyelid surgery, breast implants, breast reductions, tummy tucks and liposuction. Globally, medical tourism is growing and over 50 countries have identified medical tourism as a national industry. With the quality and surgical safety varying widely, is having cosmetic surgery overseas really safe?

Topics: Insider
3 min read

Feed Your Beautiful Smile With Vitamin D, Vitamin C & Omega 3

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 17 Aug

Nothing is more stunning than a healthy smile, wouldn’t you agree?   Good healthy teeth provide a strong structure to support and improve the appearance of the lips and lower face.  

Topics: Anti-Ageing
2 min read

Can You Have a Baby After A Tummy Tuck?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 10 Aug

An Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck is a very popular procedure, as it gives a whole new look by making the abdomen flat, firm and youthful after the effects of pregnancy and childbirth. 96% of patients surveyed on Real Self said a Tummy Tuck was ‘worth it’.

Topics: Body
2 min read

How long should you wear your compress garment after your tummy tuck?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 03 Aug

A compression garment is a garment used after a tummy tuck or liposuction to provide support. It is very effective in reducing swelling and oedema in the abdominal skin, it speeds up the healing process, reduces the downtime and allows the patient to return to daily routines sooner. In this blog, I’ll discuss how long you should wear your binder/compression garment for after having a tummy tuck.


Topics: Body
2 min read

Breast Lift Sydney Vs Laser Bra Surgery

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 27 Jul

Traditional breast reduction and lift surgery is the best option for women who wish to lift their breasts and remove a large amount of tissue from their bust. The introduction of 'laser bra' surgery has captured the imagination due to the choice of words that convey the message of 'hi tech' and 'support' respectively. But is it revolutionary? Necessary? Or plain hype? In this blog, I’ll explain what exactly is laser bra surgery and how it differs from a traditional breast lift. Knowing this information can help you choose the right surgical procedure to get you the results want.

Topics: Breasts
2 min read

Will A Tummy Tuck Get Rid of Stretch Marks?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 20 Jul

Stretch marks refer to the scar-like streaks or stripes that occur on the skin, especially on the abdominal area. This is due to microfractures of the collagen fibres in the skin, making the skin less elastic and unable to shrink. It is seen in conditions like, massive weight gain or pregnancy, where the skin undergoes rapid stretching. There are many solutions that claim to get rid of stretch marks including special oils, scar creams and laser treatments. Sadly the results are not consistent. Since many women consider a tummy tuck to address post pregnancy changes, it’s a question I get asked often “Will a tummy tuck get rid of stretch marks?”. In this blog I’ll reveal if it is a viable option.

Topics: Body
1 min read

Eyelid Surgery Sydney: What is Chemosis and how to treat it

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 13 Jul

Chemosis is a distressing complication after eyelid surgery. It is more common following lower eyelid surgery than upper eyelid surgery. Despite meticulous technique and preventative measures during surgery, you can develop chemosis. Most cases are mild and resolve with the use of steroid eye drops. . Click on the SlideShare to learn more about chemosis and how it can be treated.

Topics: Eyelids Anti-Ageing plastic surgery
2 min read

Non-Surgical Breast Reduction – Is there such a thing?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 07 Jul

Heavy and sagging breasts are often a cause of concern as they cause neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain. Breast reduction surgery is effective to reduce breast size and significantly reduce shoulder, neck and back pain, however, not all women are prepared to go under the knife to get smaller breasts. There are other non surgical options that have been marketed to reduce breast size and in this blog, I’ll discuss what these options are and how well they work.

Topics: Breasts
2 min read

Where can I expect the scars to be after a Tummy Tuck in Sydney?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 29 Jun

Patients who have a tummy tuck are happy with the flat and firm abdomen and the removal of the excess skin. However they are apprehensive about the scar. The scar following your the surgery (also known as abdominoplasty) will depend on a number of factors. The main factor is whether you have a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. In this blog I’ll discuss the two different types of procedures and where you can expect the incision sites to be placed.

Topics: Body
3 min read

How Can I Minimise Scars From Breast Reduction?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 23 Jun

The majority of patients heal well with good scars after a breast reduction. However, some patients may experience noticeable scarring following reduction mammoplasty. A good plastic surgeon will use many surgical techniques and methods during the breast reduction operation to ensure minimal and neat scarring. In this blog I’ll provide you with helpful tips to help you minimise scarring post surgery.

Topics: Breasts
1 min read

Top 11 Eyelid Surgery Questions Answered By Dr Naveen Somia

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 15 Jun

In this blog I've created a SlideShare with my answers to the top questions I get asked by people thinking about having eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty. Questions like, when is the surgery covered by Medicare or private health funds, where to start researching treatment options, how to find the right plastic surgeon, how much time off work will you need post surgery, what results to expect after the surgery, do you need to spend the night in hospital and more. View the SlideShare to see all the questions and answers. If you have any further queries on eyelid surgery, please feel free to reach out to me.

Topics: Eyelids Anti-Ageing
1 min read

What To Do If Tiny Bumps Form After Eyelid Surgery

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 08 Jun

Sometimes tiny bumps the size of a grain of rice can form at the incision sites after eyelid surgery. In the first 2 weeks the routine post operative swelling can give the impression of small lumps. Fortunately this will resolve. If your surgeon uses a particular type of suture or leaves the suture too long small lumps can form. Rest assured this is common and they can be treated. There are different reasons why these bumps form which means there are different methods of treatment. The SlideShare in this blog will take you through the different types of lumps and what can be done to get rid of them. 

Topics: Face Eyelids
1 min read

Can you remove eye bags without eyelid surgery?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 01 Jun

Do you suffer from eye bags that make you look older and tired? Did you know there are treatments other than lower eyelid surgery that could help you?

Dark under eye circles can and eyebags make you look tired and older than you are. It is reasonable to consider Dermal Filler that will give you a good result as it will camouflage the hollows. It will need to be repeated once every 12 to 18 months. I would recommend adding Radio Frequency skin tightening and new RF fat shrinking device to blend the hollowness and tighten the skin. You could then continue to use medical grade skin care to maintain the results of your initial treatment. An experienced Plastic Surgeon will be able to give you accurate advice during the consultation.

 

Not every non surgical treatment will work for everyone, but it's good to be informed, and explore your options. Learn how to treat eyebags without eyelid surgery by viewing my slideshare.

Topics: Face Eyelids
3 min read

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

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 25 May

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure designed to make the tummy flat and firm with youthful contours. For the best results you should follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions after the surgery. In this blog I’ll discuss what you should expect after having the procedure, and what you should be doing post surgery to aid the healing process.

Topics: Body
3 min read

When is the right time for a teenager to get a breast reduction?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 18 May

The issue whether teenage girls with symptomatic macromastia should have breast reduction surgery is open to debate. It will depend on their maturity level, the growth rate of their breasts, the problems they’re encountering and other factors. In this blog, I’ll discuss what should be considered before surgery, what’s involved and what are the possible complications.

Topics: Breasts
2 min read

How Much Weight Can I Lose From Tummy Tuck Surgery?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 11 May

Tummy tuck surgery is designed to produce a firmer, flatter and proportionally contoured abdomen by tightening loose or separated stomach muscles that cause abdominal bulging, and removing excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. As such, this surgery should not be used primarily for weight loss. However, you can expect to lose a small amount of weight after surgery and may continue to lose weight in the long term due to lifestyle changes facilitated by the surgery procedure. In this blog I’ll discuss how much weight you can expect to lose from the surgery.

Topics: Body
3 min read

How long does it take to recover from breast reduction surgery?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 04 May

Breast reduction surgery reduces the size of large breasts and creates an attractive breast shape. For a prospective patient, the recovery and downtime after this surgery plays a very important factor in the decision making process. In this blog, I’ll discuss recovery and downtime including what to expect and what you should avoid doing during this period as well as possible complications.

Topics: Breasts
1 min read

UK clamps down on cosmetic surgery cowboys

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 28 Apr

On the 12th of April 2016, The BBC online health editor Michelle Roberts reported on the new guidelines governing Cosmetic Surgery in the UK.

Topics: Insider Face Breasts Eyelids Body Anti-Ageing
3 min read

How to treat sunken eyes and dark circles: Eyelid Surgery or Fillers?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 27 Apr

There are various surgical and non-surgical ways to address sunken eyes and dark circles. In this blog I’ll discuss what you can expect with lower eyelid surgery and fillers, as well as their associated risks so you can understand what’s involved. Hopefully, this will help you make a decision on which option you’d like to look into further.

Topics: Eyelids
2 min read

What is "skin pinch" lower eyelid surgery?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 20 Apr

Skin pinch blepharoplasty is a minor excision (removal) of a small amount of excess skin from the lower eyelid. It is less extensive than a formal lower eyelid blepharoplasty and is less likely to weaken lower eyelid support. In this blog I’ll discuss what is skin pinch lower eyelid surgery, who is the ideal candidate for the procedure and the risks associated with it.

Topics: Face Eyelids
2 min read

How Long Does the swelling last after Tummy Tuck Surgery?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 12 Apr

One common question tummy tuck patients ask is “How long will the swelling last post surgery?” This procedure removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area (stomach) and will cause swelling for a period of time afterwards, which is normal. Of course every body heals at a different rate hence the swelling will resolve at different rates too. In this blog I’ll discuss the factors that contribute to the swelling and give you an idea of how long it may take for the swelling to go down.

Topics: Body
3 min read

What’s the best option: A breast reduction or a breast  lift?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 05 Apr

Breast reduction surgery can be a life changing experience as it reduces the size of large breasts, and also alleviates back, neck or shoulder pain. Also known as reduction mammoplasty, this procedure in addition to reducing the size of the breast, lifts the droopy breast and creates an attractive shape. In this blog, I’ll discuss why a breast lift performed at the same time as a breast reduction surgery is an essential component to help you get results.

Topics: Breasts
3 min read

I have one droopy eyelid. Should I fix one or both?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 29 Mar

Eyelid Ptosis or droopy eyelid is a medical condition that restricts vision and can result in a tired or half asleep look. As we get older, the muscle and connective tissue sling that lifts and opens the upper eyelid becomes overstretched and loses its elasticity similar to an overstretched rubber band. As a result the muscle is unable to maintain the normal eyelid position and the eyelid droops. Even if one eyelid is droopy, both are fixed for symmetry. In this blog, I’ll discuss how you can fix a droopy eyelid and feel more confident.

 

Topics: Eyelids
3 min read

5 anti ageing skin saving antioxidants

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 22 Mar

For better looking skin try to incorporate the following anti ageing antioxidants into your daily diet.

Topics: Face Anti-Ageing
3 min read

What is a Tummy Tuck?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 15 Mar

A Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area (stomach). It tightens the ‘six pack’ muscle to increase the tone and corrects any bulging hernias and separated stomach muscles. It makes the abdomen flat, firm and youthful especially after the effects of pregnancy, childbirth and weight gain. In fact, 97% of patients on realself.com who've had the procedure said it was "worth it". In this blog I’ll discuss when the surgery is used, the different types of surgery, an overview of how it’s done and what to expect afterwards.

Topics: Body
2 min read

Scarless Breast Reduction: Is it possible?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 08 Mar

There is no such thing called scarless breast reduction . There can be minimal or less visible scars or cleverly concealed scars but definitely not scarless results. In this blog I’ll discuss the benefits of breast reduction methods, including liposuction and when they may qualify for medicare and private insurance assistance.

Topics: Breasts
4 min read

Eye Bag Removal Surgery Sydney: Surgical vs Laser Blepharoplasty

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 01 Mar

The development of eye bags in the lower eyelids is a hallmark of ageing. This is due to shrinking of the bone immediately under the lower eyelid combined with outward bulging of the fat pads behind the lower lids. Laser is marketed as a better option when it comes to eyelid surgery and eye bag treatment but is this true? Does the science support this argument? In this blog I’ll discuss the best option for eye bag treatment.

Topics: Eyelids
4 min read

Common tummy tuck jargon made simple

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 23 Feb

A tummy tuck gives a whole new look to a body by making the abdomen flat and firm. It can also restore the youthful look after pregnancy, childbirth and weight loss. If you’re looking at having this procedure done, you’ve probably come across a lot of jargon during your research and it may have left you wondering things like “What do aprons have to do with it?” “Is the Compression Garment comfortable?” “What is a Drain Tube?” In this blog I’ll explain the most common terms and their meanings.

Topics: Body
2 min read

How to reduce breast reduction scars

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 16 Feb

In a breast reduction, the plastic surgeon reduces the size, improves the shape and lifts the breasts to make them smaller and perkier. The breast reduction scars remain red and hard for months gradually becoming softer and less obvious eventually fading to become a thin white line. In this blog, I’ll discuss the two types of incisions plastic surgeons use as well as tips on how to minimise scarring on your breasts.

Topics: Breasts
3 min read

Does Insurance or medicare cover blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 09 Feb

Cosmetic eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. The result is a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert. Insurance coverage generally does not pay for cosmetic procedures. They will, however, contemplate paying for reconstructive or functional surgery. Each company determines the parameters by which they establish medically necessary blepharoplasty using reconstructive and functional criteria. These are not consistent among insurance companies and no standards have been established, however, generally the indications for medically necessary blepharoplasty include:

Topics: Eyelids Anti-Ageing
3 min read

How Vitamin C can give you youthful skin

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 02 Feb

If you’ve checked ingredients in skin care products within the last two decades, you probably know that vitamin C is in the spotlight when it comes to taking years off your skin. Is this hype or reality? Read on to find out.

Topics: Face Anti-Ageing
3 min read

How long does it take for stitches to dissolve after blepharoplasty?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 26 Jan

The speed at which stitches (sutures) dissolve depends upon the material from which they are made and their thickness. Some sutures start to dissolve within a week and others take weeks to months. In this blog I’ll discuss how long it takes for the different types of sutures to dissolve after eyelid surgery.

Topics: Eyelids
4 min read

Foods that fight common skin conditions

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 19 Jan

Are you trying to get rid of wrinkles or dandruff? Perhaps you’re doing everything you can to alleviate your eczema, cellulite, psoriasis, acne or dermatitis? If yes, try including the following foods in your diet instead. Bonus: they’re all natural and way cheaper!

Topics: Face Body Anti-Ageing
4 min read

How to reduce eyelid swelling after blepharoplasty

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 12 Jan

Swelling after a blepharoplasty surgery is normal. Post-operative swelling peaks at about 48-72 hours, and then subsides over the next few days. The majority of swelling after eyelid surgery will disappear in the first week, but small amounts may persist for 6 - 12 weeks during which subtle improvements in appearance will continue. In this blog I’ll discuss tips on how you can reduce upper eyelid swelling after eyelid surgery as well as what you should be avoiding to ensure you heal faster.

Topics: Eyelids plastic surgery
3 min read

5 foods to reduce dark circles under eyes, crows feet and eye bags

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 05 Jan

Dark circles under eyes, crows feet and eye bags can make you look older than you really are but a few additions to your diet can help tone them down. So, instead of spending a small fortune on eye cosmetics, try the following foods to protect the delicate skin around your eyes. Even if you are considering blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, a healthy eyelid skin is essential for healing and minimising scarring.

Topics: Face Anti-Ageing
4 min read

blepharoplasty using laser or scalpel: Which gives better results

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 29 Dec

Lower and upper eyelid blepharoplasty can address three issues: eyelid skin laxity, fat bulging and, less frequently, thickened muscle. When it comes to making the incision, a plastic surgeon can either use a scalpel or a laser. In this blog I’ll discuss the pros and cons of both incision options for eyelid surgery to help you decide which option you may prefer.

Topics: Eyelids
3 min read

‎How to get smoother skin: The top 8 foods you should be eating

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 22 Dec

Do you want to know the secret to gorgeous soft skin and a wrinkle-free complexion? It’s a nutrient-rich diet that includes eight nutritional powerhouses. In this blog I’ll discuss the top eight foods to include in your diet for softer and smoother skin.

Topics: Face Body Anti-Ageing
5 min read

What causes lumps after Blepharoplasty and how to treat them

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 15 Dec

The formation of tiny bumps or lumps can occur during the healing process after any surgery, including eyelid surgery. In this blog I’ll discuss what situations can cause lumps after a blepharoplasty as well as how they can be treated. It’s important to note that you should never self diagnose and treat yourself. Always follow up with your plastic surgeon, they are experts in cosmetic surgery and will ensure you don’t inflict any damage on yourself.

Topics: Eyelids
3 min read

Eat your way to a clear complexion

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 08 Dec

If someone asked you what the secret to flawless skin was, what would you say? Regular facials, the best cosmetic creams? No, it’s your diet! What goes in your mouth shows on your skin. Try implementing these four rules of good foods to eat for a glowing and clear complexion.

Topics: Face
4 min read

Eyelid Surgery Recovery

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 01 Dec

When considering eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) many people are concerned about the recovery process and how long it will take to return to normal activities. In this blog I’ll discuss how long it takes to recover from eyelid surgery, what can impact the recovery process and what you should avoid during recovery.

Topics: Eyelids Anti-Ageing
4 min read

The glowing and healthy skin diet

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 24 Nov

Your skin is built from the inside out – you can use state-of-the-art anti ageing skin care products but they can’t do what a healthy diet will do for your complexion. But before you hop on any bogus beauty diets, make sure you’re armed with facts. This article will take you through the seven ‘dietary steps’ to get the glowing and healthy skin you deserve.

Topics: Face Body Anti-Ageing
4 min read

How to recognise and treat eyelid ptosis or excess skin

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 17 Nov

A droopy eyelid is hard to diagnose as it happens gradually over time and ‘creeps up’ on you. In this blog I’ll discuss ptosis (droopy eyelids) of the eyelids, how you can determine them and what cosmetic surgery procedures are effective to correct them.

Topics: Eyelids
3 min read

Essential fats and healthy skin: Fats are your skin care powerhouse

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 10 Nov

Have you shunned all fats from your diet in an attempt to fit into those skinny jeans? If yes, your skin won’t thank you! (actually your entire body won’t). In this blog I’ll discuss how regularly including certain foods in your diet can give you that supple, glowing, wrinkle-free skin you’ve always dreamed of.

Topics: Face
4 min read

How to treat crepey skin and under eye hollows after eyelid surgery

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 03 Nov

Crepey skin and under eye hollows are common post eyelid surgery concerns. Lower eyelid surgery, also known as lower blepharoplasty, is great for reducing the bulging, baggy appearance in the lower eyelids. However, it involves removing the fat pads below the eyes and often a hollow, sunken look can occur if too much fat is removed. Over time, the cheek fat pad descends lower in the face and this adds to a hollow, sunken appearance. The skin over this area may appear thin and wrinkly which is often the result of a loss of elasticity in the lower eyelid skin due to ageing and a previous surgery. In this blog I’ll explore what surgical and non-surgical options are available after eyelid surgery to improve the appearance of crepey skin and under eye hollows.

Topics: Face Eyelids
3 min read

Vitamin A and youthful facial skin

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 27 Oct

When we think of youthful facial skin we think of magic creams, serums and elixirs. We research online and head to the pharmacy to load up on the latest anti ageing creams, antioxidants and multivitamins. The role of nutrition in maintaining skin health is largely forgotten. Fresh produce, fruits and vegetables are a natural source of skin friendly nutrients. These can be combined with topical Vitamin A creams for maximum anti ageing effect. In this article I’ll discuss the benefits of Vitamin A and its role in skin rejuvenation. 

Topics: Face Anti-Ageing
3 min read

What is Transconjunctival Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 20 Oct

A blepharoplasty is an operation on the eyelid that improves the external cosmetic appearance. In this blog I’ll discuss what is transconjunctival blepharoplasty and how it can rejuvenate your look.

Topics: Eyelids
4 min read

How to diagnose and treat Chemosis after Eyelid Surgery ?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 13 Oct

Chemosis can happen after eyelid surgery. Chemosis is the jelly like swelling (edema) of the conjunctiva that lines the inner aspect of the eyelid. In this blog I’ll discuss the best treatment options for chemosis as well as how common it is.

Topics: Eyelids
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Can Eyelid Surgery Be Done Without Anaesthesia?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 06 Oct

Eyelid surgery, or for that matter any surgery, would be too painful to perform without anaesthesia. In this blog I’ll discuss the common levels of anaesthesia offered for different types of eyelid surgery.

Topics: Eyelids
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Can eye bags be removed without blepharoplasty? Eyelid Surgery Sydney

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 29 Sep

Lately, an increasing number of lower eyelid bags, dark circles under eyes and tear trough deformities are being treated without surgery. In this blog I’ll discuss the best treatments that will improve your look.

Topics: Face Eyelids Anti-Ageing
4 min read

Brow Lift vs Blepharoplasty: Which is Best for Droopy Eyelids?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 22 Sep

Brow lift and blepharoplasty are commonly requested cosmetic procedures in people over 40 to reverse the ageing changes in and around the eyelids. In this article I’ll discuss the best treatment for droopy eyelids and brow and how it will improve your look.

Topics: Face Eyelids Anti-Ageing
4 min read

What is tear trough deformity (under eye hollows) and how to treat it

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 15 Sep

Tear troughs or under eye hollows are well defined, dark and deep hollows that are located  between the lower eyelid, nose and upper cheek. In youth, no significant separation is typically noticeable between the eyelid and the cheek. However, with the passage of time, resulting from the shrinkage of the bone and the downward slide of the cheek fat pad, the separation is noticeable. 

Topics: Face
2 min read

A New Instrument for Rhinoplasty or Nose Surgery

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 08 Nov

Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Surgery is a very popular operation world wide. It has been performed for many years both by Plastic Surgeons . One would think that all the instruments necessary for this operation have already been invented.

Topics: Face
3 min read

Is Skin-Only Blepharoplasty Enough For A Refreshed Look?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 29 Apr

When it comes to ageing around the eyes, if the only problem is excess skin and everything else is in good form then you may be suitable for a Skin-Only Blepharoplasty. This only occurs in a small group of patients however and is most effective in younger patients when the remaining eyelid tissues haven’t yet aged and the support mechanisms are robust and strong.

Topics: Face Eyelids Anti-Ageing
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8 Tips To Heal Faster After Cosmetic Surgery

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 24 Apr

If you want to heal as fast as possible after cosmetic surgery then follow these tips.

Topics: Face Anti-Ageing
3 min read

7 Benefits of Modern Eyelid Surgery

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 24 Apr

Modern eyelid surgery brings many benefits, learn what they are below.

Topics: Face Eyelids Anti-Ageing
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Top 10 Cosmetic Surgery Myths

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 22 Apr

There's a lot of false information circulating about cosmetic surgery out there and I'd like to set some things straight.

Topics: Face Breasts Body Anti-Ageing
1 min read

Tummy Tuck Health Benefits

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 21 Mar

Did you know the health benefits of tummy tuck surgery (Abdominoplasty) extend beyond the aesthetic? Plastic surgeons from Germany and Greece published their study on Abdominoplasty in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal 2012.

Topics: Body
1 min read

Do Breast Implants Improve Posture?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 12 Mar

It has been well documented that breast augmentation improves body image and self-esteem but does it also help improve body posture?

Topics: Breasts Body
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Breast Implants Are Safer Than Ever

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 09 Mar

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery with implants, or have recently undergone the procedure, you’ll be pleased to know the results of recent extensive testing in the USA.

Topics: Breasts
3 min read

12 Anti-Ageing Tips For Every Day

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 06 Mar

Follow these tips to help you combat the signs of ageing.

Topics: Face Body Anti-Ageing

Dermabrasion Increases Collagen Production

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 04 Mar

Dermabrasion gets results by inducing a healing response in the skin.

Topics: Face Anti-Ageing
2 min read

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 02 Mar

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers are very popular for replacing lost volume in the skin for a more youthful appearance. Some of the common brand names are Juvederm, Restylane and Esthelis.

Topics: Face Anti-Ageing
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Will A Breast Reduction Lift My Breasts?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 25 Feb

Patients who seek breast reduction surgery frequently ask if a breast lift is associated with the result. This is a very common question and it is important that this is addressed before surgery.

Topics: Breasts
1 min read

Fat Grafting for Wrinkles - New Treatment

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 22 Feb

Fine wrinkles have a new treatment, fat grafting into the skin. Yes that’s right, not under the skin as it is normally done but into the skin. The treatment utilises your own fatty tissue.

Topics: Face Eyelids Anti-Ageing
1 min read

Pomegranate Detox Salad

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 15 Jan

Pomegranates are a superfood with seeds rich in Vitamin B, potassium, folic acid and iron.

Topics: Detox Recipes
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New Study: Anti Ageing Lip Care

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 26 Nov

There are many popular treatments and procedures to rejuvenate and beautify your lips.

Topics: Face Anti-Ageing
1 min read

Eyelid Lift Ranks in the Top 5 Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 25 Nov

An Upper Eyelid Lift (blepharoplasty) is a very popular procedure that consistently ranks in the top 5 cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States. In Australia too eyelid surgery is one of the top cosmetic surgery procedures. But not all eyelid surgery is cosmetic surgery. The functional and medical benefit of eyelid surgery is more than the pure cosmetic benefits. 

Topics: Face Eyelids
1 min read

Get The Most Out Of Vitamin D & Sunshine

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 25 Nov

Vitamin D is created as a result of the skin’s exposure to sunlight. The UVB rays in sunlight are responsible for the production of vitamin D, but can also trigger skin cancer.

Topics: Face Body
2 min read

What are the Best Vitamins for Anti-Ageing?

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 24 Nov

Do you want to look younger and have more energy? We know that ageing cannot be stopped, but it can be delayed with a holistic and informed approach, starting with nutrition and lifestyle.

Topics: Body Anti-Ageing
1 min read

Technical Advances in Breast Implants

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 23 Nov

Breast augmentation using breast implants is a very popular and successful procedure.

Topics: Breasts
1 min read

Smiling can have anti ageing effects

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 23 Nov

Have you noticed how much more attractive people seem when they smile? Not only do they seem more vibrant and happy, but recent studies also suggest that smiling could hold the key to lasting youth by helping us look and feel younger.

Topics: Face Anti-Ageing
1 min read

Vaser Liposuction is a Breakthrough Treatment

By Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS on 22 Nov

Plastic Surgeons Dr Michael Nagy and Dr Paul Vanek Jr. from New Jersey, USA, compared the results of VASER Liposuction with those who had traditional liposuction.

Topics: Body