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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
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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
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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
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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