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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.    

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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.  

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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.     

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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? 

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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'.

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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?

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