Do you want to ‘try before you buy’ your breast augmentation surgery. With the new Vectra 3D imaging you can visualise the possible look of your breasts after breast augmentation. After all the research you have done to decide on what shape, size or style of implants you would like for your breast surgery, nothing compares to seeing these options on your body.
To use the Vectra system, photos are first taken at three different angles (which is quick and easy). The software then automatically stitches these images together into a single wraparound image that can be viewed from any angle, front to back to front again. At the same time the system is taking automated measurements giving an accurate baseline from which to proceed. These photos are then converted into a virtual image. This image is then used in conjunction with the Vectra software to allow Mr Hanikeri to manipulate the size, shape and positioning of your breasts to achieve your desired result. This software can import the brand, texture, shape and size of the chosen implants to create a simulation of the expected outcome of your breast augmentation. After the creation of your images, Mr Hanikeri can then compare your before and after photos, along with side-by-side comparisons which can show you precise views of the expected outcome. There is truly nothing like it to give you the confidence you need before you commit. In some patients, this software can be used when a breast lift may be required.
This interactive simulation of your breast augmentation is used to give you an idea of the potential outcome, but is not an actual result and is to be used as a reference only.
Yes, we offer payment plans for our patients ‘in advance’ of their upcoming breast surgery, tummy tuck or any other plastic / cosmetic surgery that Mr Hanikeri performs.
Our patients can book their procedure up to six months in advance. After consultation with Mr Hanikeri, the next step is choosing a surgery date. Once a deposit has been paid to secure a date ($500.00), patients are then welcome to schedule regular payments up until two weeks before their proposed surgery date, when the final balance is due. These payments can be made weekly or monthly to suit our patient’s circumstances.
The above payment plan is interest free. We also accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. You can also approach third party loan providers or contact your bank for a personal loan. We are not affiliated with or do not endorse any particular financing company. As a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, we are not permitted to broker a third party payment plan, as this is not permitted by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and AHPRA.
We do have enquiries about accessing Superannuation funds for a surgical procedure. Superannuation can only be released on compassionate grounds. In most circumstances, this is only successful for patients who are considering breast reduction or tummy tuck procedures who meet the criteria for early release, this includes chronic or acute pain where patients can demonstrate ongoing medical issues.
If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to call us on 08 93800311.
If your friends and acquaintances are saying you look tired and you want a more rested appearance, eyelid rejuvenation surgery may be of benefit to you. With ageing, genetic factors, combined with sun exposure, gravity and muscle activity, this often results in eyebrows dropping and loose, puffy skin hanging over our eyelids. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, aims at addressing these issues in both the upper and lower lids to result in a more relaxed and refreshed appearance. Sometimes, elevation of the eyebrows (brow lift) could also be recommended to enhance the cosmetic results. Eyelid surgery is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures. It can be performed in both women and men and is often combined with other facial aesthetic procedures. In some cases, eyelid surgery is the recommended surgery because the loose upper eyelid skin hangs over the eyelids and interferes with vision. There can also be a rash in the folds of skin due to accumulation of sweat and irritation. In these cases Medicare rebates, and therefore private health insurance, may apply reducing significantly, the costs of surgery.
Similarly, if there is significant laxity in the lower eyelids, this can lead to a condition where the eyelid starts to turn outwards (ectropion). Again, rebates may apply if this is the case. If the skin on the upper or lower lids is excessive, but not causing these types of functional issues, the surgery to correct this is considered cosmetic and Medicare rebates will not apply.
Whilst lower eyelid surgery can eliminate puffy eye bags and dark shadows, if dark circles under the eyes are caused by skin pigmentation, lower eyelid surgery will not correct this. Whilst the fine lines and wrinkles on the lower eyelids will be corrected with lower eyelid rejuvenation, the skin is not typically changed significantly, so fine lines and wrinkles may recur depending on skin, lifestyle and genetic factors.
Some people get upper and lower eyelid surgery at the same time. Whilst this may reduce the overall cost of surgery and be associated with only one period of recovery, it can increase significantly the bruising, swelling and fluid accumulation that accompanies this type of surgery and may prolong the recovery. Some people choose to have the upper and lower lids done separately to reduce these risks and speed up their recovery.
In most cases, eyelid surgery is performed under “twilight” sedation. However, upper eyelid surgery may be carried out under Local Anaesthesia alone. Lower eyelid surgery can also be performed in this way in selected cases. If patients prefer, a General Anaesthetic can also be offered.
All surgical procedures have some risk, however, complications from eyelid surgery are rare and if they do occur, are usually minor. The results from eyelid surgery generally are long lasting and it is unusual for the surgery to need to be redone, however with time, there will usually be some dropping of the eyebrows, which may result in recurrent hooding over the eyelids. In most of these cases, a brow lift rather than a secondary eyelid reduction would be recommended. The scars from eyelid surgery are often difficult to see as they are usually hidden within existing skin creases.
The majority of patients following upper eyelid surgery return to work within one week and are back to full activities after 10 -14 days. At that stage, the bruising is usually minor and can be camouflaged with makeup. Lower eyelid surgery may require an extra week or two for the bruising and swelling to fully recover. If upper and lower eyelid surgery is performed together, recovery may take up to 6 weeks.
Before surgery, it is recommended that patients have an ophthalmologic examination. They should also stop smoking at least 4 weeks before surgery and make sure that their health is optimised. Any blood thinning medications or supplements should be ceased in discussion with their surgeon and their GP.
In recent times, Plastic Surgery has gained a reputation of being unnecessary, vain and materialistic. However, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery is still a huge part of the work of most Plastic surgeons. Modern Plastic Surgery emerged in the First World War to help reconstruct soldiers devastated by blast injuries and is now life changing for many cancer patients. Since then it has grown to include reconstruction of patients affected by a wide range of conditions including trauma, cancer, burns and birth defects.
Facelifts are becoming increasingly popular as a subtle, yet effective means to achieve an overall younger appearance. A Facelift procedure restores the patient’s facial appearance to a fresher, more youthful version of themselves. But with the growing non-surgical treatment options, when is it appropriate to enquire about a Facelift?
Here are the top Facelift questions you should ask yourself.
It was announced this month that Instagram will be banning face filters that mimic plastic surgery. The decision was prompted in an effort by the site to minimise the impact on the mental health of youth who may be affected by poor self-image influenced by the site.
The question is, will it be enough to change beauty ideals? Especially when other platforms such as Snapchat utilise similar filters.
According to a recent RealSelf Survey, nearly 3 out of 5 women in the U.S. did not know there was a difference between cosmetic and plastic surgeons. This is a somewhat scary statistic given that the demand for cosmetic surgery is increasing exponentially. The study concluded that 8 in 10 women in the US are unaware that medical professionals do not have to be board certified to perform cosmetic procedures. These cosmetic procedures include rhinoplasty and breast augmentation.
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