Cosmetic Surgery Procedures in Australia

Cosmetic surgery includes both surgical and non-surgical operations with the aim of reshaping normal structures of the human body. Among the many reasons why many people prefer cosmetic surgery, the main one is to improve visual appearance and self-esteem. Any individual with realistic expectations and a positive outlook is an appropriately potential candidate for cosmetic procedures.

Deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery is a personal decision. It should be for yourself rather than to fulfill other people's desires. Cosmetic surgery should not be a way of trying to fit an ideal image. Notably, health insurance does not extend coverage to cosmetic surgery. The reason being it is elective.

Below are some of the common cosmetic surgery procedures in Australia.
1. Breast Augmentation Surgery
Also called augmentation mammaplasty, breast augmentation involves surgical placement of implants to improve symmetry and increase the fullness of the breasts. One can also undergo the procedure to restore breast volume lost after pregnancy or weight reduction. This is according to a recent report documented in wikipedia,  that proved effectiveness of the procedure. The procedure has been done successfully on several people.

Breast augmentation can:
• Enhance your self-confidence and self-image
• Improve your figure balance
• Increase projection and fullness of your breasts

2. Dermal Fillers
As we continue aging, our faces tend to lose subcutaneous fat naturally. This fat loss makes the facial muscles work closer to the surface of our skin. Hence, crow's feet and smile lines become more apparent. Due to the stretching of the facial skin, a person loses their facial volume. According to this article, these dermal fillers can be used in various corrective procedures.Factors such as heredity, lifestyle, and sun exposure affect the facial skin.

Dermal fillers can be of use to:
• Enhance shallow contours
• Improve visual appearance of recessed scars
• Plump thin lips

3. Tummy Tuck Surgery
Also called abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is done to remove excess skin and fat. In most cases, it restores separated or weakened muscles hence creating a firmer and smoother abdominal profile. Many of us strive through weight control and exercises for a well-toned and fat abdomen. Unfortunately, some of the methods we take cannot achieve our desired goals.

Some of the most basic causes of a loose or protruding and sagging abdomen are:
• Heredity
• Pregnancy
• Prior Surgery
• Aging
• Substantial fluctuations in weight.

4. Buttock Augmentation
A buttock augmentation is also called a gluteal augmentation, is at times commonly known as a Brazilian butt lift, (this is when it involves fat transfer). This type of cosmetic surgery involves fat grafting or use of implants. Sometimes, the procedure may require the utilization of the two. The aim of this operation is to increase the buttocks size. Among the things that this procedure can do include:
• Enhance self-esteem and self-image
• Improve your figure balance
• Increase projection, roundness, and fullness of your buttock.

5. Facelift Cosmetic Surgery
Also identified as, rhytidectomy, a cosmetic facelift is a surgical operation targeted at improving apparent signs of aging in the neck and face. These aging signs among them include:
• An apparent sagging in the middle of the face
• Deep creases below your lower eyelids
• Fallen or disappeared fat
• Skin tone loss on your lower face that creates jowls
• Deep creases along the nose that extends to the corners of your mouth.

One may lose youthful contours in the face due to factors such as gravity, heredity, stress, and environmental conditions. According to Dr. KIEN HA, the procedures are safe and reliable to people of all ages.

Irrespective of the improvements, you want to make about yourself, in the current world, almost everything can be considered possible with cosmetic surgery. It is always prudent to find a surgeon with relevant capabilities, qualifications, reputation, and of course affordable to take care of your cosmetic needs. Conduct your research well beforehand. The research will help you avoid irreversible mistakes from unqualified quacks who are only after your money.

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