Informative facts concerning our surgical procedures.
Do you have questions about the surgical procedures, treatments or services that we offer? Below is a list of some frequently asked questions that may put you at ease.
Please call Cosmedical Clinic if you need additional information. We want you to feel completely comfortable with your procedure.
What is cosmetic surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is a specialty dedicated to the enhancement of the face and body. For those who wish to improve their appearance, cosmetic surgical procedures offer patients the opportunity to reshape and redefine physical features and improve their self-image.
Is cosmetic Surgery painful?
Each person’s tolerance and experience of post-operative pain varies. Pain medications, which will minimise the discomfort, are prescribed for post-operative patients.
How long will my results last?
This varies from patient-to-patient. There is no precise answer to this question. Surgery does not affect the ongoing ageing process, which is largely dependent upon genetics and lifestyle. What cosmetic surgery does is turn back the clock. Unfortunately, ageing is inevitable. Although with cosmetic surgery, you will continue to have vitality and youthfulness for longer.
Will it be a local or general anesthesia is used?
Surgery is performed under most types of anesthesia: local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, general anesthesia and regional anesthesia (nerve blocks). The method of anesthesia used is based on the procedure
Will I be able to breast feed after breast enlargement surgery?
Yes. Breast augmentation should not affect your ability to breastfeed.
Are there risks involved in breast augmentation surgery?
Every surgical procedure carries some risk. Those associated with this type of surgery are infection, changes in the sensitivity of the breast, and scar contracture. These and other complications rarely occur. Thousands of women undergo breast augmentation successfully each year with no complications.
What type of implants do you use for breast augmentation?
We generally utilise silicone implants, but saline implants can be used if requested. We use smooth, textured and polyurethane coated implants, although we will generally only utilise anatomical or teardrop implants with a polyurethane shell.
The implants we use have TGA approval and are either from Germany or France.
We will tailor the most appropriate implant for you according to your wishes and breast/chest size and shape. The saline and silicone implants used for breast augmentation surgery are available in both round and teardrop shapes. They also come in both smooth and textured styles. The doctor will discuss which implant type would best give you the results you are seeking.
My breasts sag but are not large. What can be done?
There are several ways of managing sagging breasts, either with or without an implant, particularly an anatomical implant alone or with a breast (nipple) lift procedure. The excess skin is removed after making an incision around the outside of the areola (the pigmented skin around the nipple). The resulting scar is confined to the area where the pigmented skin meets the normal skin at the edge of the areola. In cases of more severe sagging, a procedure similar to breast reduction may be performed by removing skin only – not breast tissue – to result in a more youthful shape. Breast lifting is an excellent alternative to breast implants for many patients.
Do the implants have to be changed after several years?
No, as long as there are no problems with the implants, they should not have to be replaced. We only use implants that have a warranty for life from the manufacturer.
What if the implant ruptures?
Today’s silicone implants are more durable than ever. Although risk of rupture or leak is extremely rare, if this should happen the silicone is generally confined to the capsule and does not leak in your body. The implant can be easily replaced with minimal discomfort. The implants used at Cosmedical Clinic have a warranty by the manufacturer who will usually replace the implants and give you assistance towards the cost of the replacement.
I don’t like the tip of my nose. What can I do?
If you like your profile, but the tip of your nose is too wide, prominent, projects too much or droops, it can be corrected. Rhinoplasty is an excellent procedure for the nasal tip when it droops with age.
Am I ready for a face-lift?
Skin and facial tissue that sag along with ageing can give you an appearance of tiredness or anger even when you are feeling happy and energetic. Jowls and drooping skin around the neck cause you to appear heavy. With facial rejuvenation, you appear rested, healthy and more youthful. The idea is to look better, not different. Often a mini-lift can be performed instead of a full face-lift. The mini-lift is limited to the lower portion of the face, correcting jowl and neck problems, while the traditional face-lift includes the upper part of the face as well. Some patients opt to combine a face-lift with other procedures, such as eyelid surgery, or skin resurfacing to achieve a full effect.
Will I look natural after my surgery?
The techniques used by Cosmedical Clinic create a natural, non-surgical appearance. Every effort is made to improve your appearance in the most natural view.
When can I go back to work?
The length of time for recuperation after cosmetic surgery varies depending on the procedure. Most patients will require assistance for a day or so, and then will be able to care for themselves. We will discuss with you in detail your post-operative care and recovery instructions. The techniques offered today allow patients to return to work fairly soon following surgery.
When can I begin to exercise?
Depending on the procedure performed determines when a patient may resume physical exercise. All patients are encouraged to start a slow walking routine and hold off on anything more strenuous until after consulting with their doctor.
Is there a right age for cosmetic surgery?
There is no ideal age to have cosmetic surgery. The time to have an elective procedure is when the desired change will justify the time, effort and the cost involved. Another factor to take into consideration is the potential length of time to enjoy the benefits. For example, if an individual has a facelift earlier in life, the rewards of this surgery can be enjoyed for a greater period of time.