Last updated 15 days ago
This video discusses why medical tourism for cosmetic surgery is ‘like betting in Vegas’. Although the video mentions Americans travelling for plastic surgery, the same warnings can apply to Australians who are considering travelling to a non-first world country in the hopes of saving a few dollars.
Different countries have different standards of health care, and those standards may not match up to the very high standards of Australia. Just because a plastic surgeon may be accredited in their own country, doesn’t mean that they are internationally recognised as a safe option for your chosen procedure. One of the major worries about getting surgery done overseas is related to the lack of aftercare, with patients often sent packing on to planes rather than getting the rest they need in hospital under trained supervision.
Furthermore, complications can arise at any point in the surgical journey. For procedures such as breast augmentation with implants, having this surgery requires long-term follow up. In the event that a capsular contracture develops, or an implant rupture occurs, can one then return overseas to find the surgeon who treated you? If one is choosing to have surgery performed overseas, it is important to consider if adequate records of your procedure and your implants will be readily available should anything go wrong.
If a plastic surgeon’s qualifications are not recognised internationally, you may want to reconsider going under their knife. Added to this risk is the lack of opportunity for non-developed medical facilities to provide informed consent and consider the options, as well as the insurance nightmare if complications develop. For expert advice and a trusted professional opinion, be sure to contact an experienced female plastic surgeon in Perth, such as Dr Anh Nguyen on (08) 6555 3480.
Last updated 1 month ago
All women are different and each often has one or two areas of her appearance that she'd like to change if she could. Now, making positive changes to the way you look and improving self confidence is more achievable than ever, but how can we predict which area women are most likely to change?
Every few months, big cosmetic and medical companies tend to come out with new surveys asking what women would most like to change, but the results are often skewed towards the angle the company is trying to explore. For example, if the company is concerned with facial products, the questions will be concerned about concerns about the face rather than the body, and vice versa.
This makes it difficult to collate the information and know for sure which area women are most concerned about.
Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia and Costhetics
The annual survey of Australian women carried out by Costhetics and the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia aims to find some more reliable results, by covering a wider range of questions within one survey.
The 2012 results showed that the majority of women (58.5%) were more concerned about skin tone and texture on the face. Next, with 38.9%, was worry about fine lines while loss of volume in the face was the third concern (34.7%).
Women showed that they also had concerns about their body shape however, with 34.7% and 32.9% wishing they could change their weight and their stomach respectively.
Choosing Cosmetic Help
For expert cosmetic consultation and procedures to help you feel better about they way you look in Perth, contact Dr Anh Nguyen on (08) 6555 3480.
Last updated 1 month ago
The benefits of slimming down and losing extra weight are manifold, but sometimes the struggle to drop a few dress sizes becomes particularly difficult. Most dieters find that they tend to hit a weight loss plateau, where all of their hard work seems to suddenly stop working.
This plateau is caused by the fact that your metabolism slows down when you're dieting. During the early stages of a weight loss plan, your body eats through glycogen, a carbohydrate that retains water, to compensate for the higher numbers of calories and energy burnt.
As your body gets used to your new routine, it will start to burn calories more slowly, leaving you feeling as though you've hit an insurmountable plateau. However, your setback doesn't need to be any more than a temporary problem.
Have a careful look at your diet and find out if there is a secret culprit that's making it difficult for you to continue losing weight. Are you consuming lots of calories in your nightly glass of wine or have your been relying on processed foods more than you should have been? Searching out hidden calories can make a big difference to your progress.
If you find yourself stuck with excess weight that you can't shift no matter how much you exercise or how carefully you diet, you may want to consider the services of a cosmetic surgeon. Find out more about the way cosmetic surgery could help you achieve the figure you're hoping for by calling (08) 6555 3480 and speaking to the team at Dr Anh Nguyen's practice in Perth.
Last updated 1 month ago
There are lots of things we can do to keep our skin protected and looking younger for longer, but there are some changes to your appearance that are pre-destined. When it comes to our own ageing process, our genes have a lot to answer for.
Ethnic Backgrounds and Ageing Predictions
The type of ethnic background you have is something that will have a huge impact on the way that you age. Each skin type reacts to the pressures of ageing in its own unique way, meaning you can expect to see the signs of ageing play out differently depending on your genetic make up.
Your Skin and Signs of Ageing
Signs of ageing are always initially most apparent in your skin and the amount of melanin it contains has a huge affect on the way it will change over the years. It's melanin that is responsible for the colour of your complexion and people with more melanin, and therefore darker skin, tend to show the signs of ageing much more slowly than those with a lighter complexion.
Ageing Indicators Shared By All
Despite this, there are many signs of ageing that all ethnic backgrounds tend to share, such as thinner hair follicles and slower hair growth, sagging or drooping skin, fine lines and wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity.
Slowing the Signs of Ageing
If you're ready to find out more about cosmetic procedures to help you slow the signs of ageing, no matter what you're genes say, be sure to call Dr Anh Nguyen on (08) 6555 3480. Performing cosmetic surgery in Perth, she prides herself on understanding patient needs and working with them to gain the kind of results they're looking for.
Last updated 1 month ago
You makeup may feel like your best friend, but if you're not being careful it can turn into your worst enemy. Makeup that is badly cared for or carelessly applied can cause a variety of problems and have a big affect on the way your skin looks in the long term. However, if you choose your products wisely and look after them well, makeup can still offer many benefits.
Chemical Free Products
The first thing you should think about when buying makeup is what it is made of. There was a time when products using a lot of unnatural chemical and toxins flooded the market, but there's a far greater selection of brands available now. Look for makeup that contains natural and organic ingredients for a healthier alternative.
Be Careful When You Apply Makeup
One of the biggest problems that makeup can cause is a clogging of pores, which can then cause spots or acne. To minimise the chances of this happening, be careful not to apply makeup when your pores are likely to be open. Directly after a hot shower or sauna, for example. Always splash your face with cold water first to reduce this danger.
Looking After Your Makeup
Makeup that's old and badly looked after can become a breeding ground for spot-causing bacteria. Chuck out mascara after three months, moisturisers and creams after six and foundations after a year.
Feeling More Confident without Makeup
If you'd like to love a makeup free life but you're not confident about the way your skin looks, be sure to call contact Dr Anh Nguyen on (08) 6555 3480 and find out more about the way her Perth cosmetic practise could help you achieve the skin you've always wanted.