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Category Archives: Plastic Surgery

You’ve shed the weight but you’re left with loose, saggy, excess skin that is still weighing you down.

You’re not alone.

More than 4 out of 5 weight loss patients report problems with excess skin often around the abdomen, upper arms and the inside of the thighs.
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Are you deep or superficial?

Your belly fat can either be ‘subcutaneous’ fat that lays just under the skin or deep ‘visceral’ fat which surrounds your organs.

When it comes to plastic surgery, it’s only the superficial, subcutaneous fat that can be treated.
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You’re totally jazzed about showing off your new body after liposuction and you want to speed up your recovery.

Here’s a tips to rev up your recovery and start flaunting your new figure sooner!
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Your decision to have plastic surgery is not an overnight decision and usually involves many years of consideration for most people.

Now that you’ve made the decision, how do you find the right surgeon?


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A tummy tuck surgery can be a great option to help you achieve a flatter, trimmer tummy area.

Following significant weight loss or changes in the body after pregnancy, the skin and muscles of the belly can remain loose and look stretched out.
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You’ve dedicated months and years to your children and now it’s time for you.

A Mummy Makeover is more than just a deluxe facial! It’s a highly customized combination of plastic surgeries to help you regain the confidence you had before pregnancy and childbirth.
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Large, heavy breasts can not only be embarrassing and affect your confidence, but their weight can result in a number of health issues, including neck and back pain, limitation of activities and skin chafing and rashes. Many women suffering from the discomfort of overly large breasts opt for breast reduction surgery, however the cost can be a limiting factor.
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Large, heavy breasts can not only be embarrassing and affect your confidence, but their weight can result in a number of health issues, including neck and back pain, limitation of activities and skin chafing and rashes. Many women suffering from the discomfort of overly large breasts opt for breast reduction surgery, however the cost can be a limiting factor.

Dr Mark Edinburg, Medical Director at the Eden Institute in Sydney, is a highly regarded plastic surgeon and expert in breast reduction procedures. He provides thorough consultations and assessments with each client to ensure all concerns are addressed, while simultaneously aiming to achieve the most natural look possible. Although the surgical procedure is quite expensive, he will discuss Medicare and health fund rebates that may be applicable to you, with the goal of minimising your out-of-pocket expenses.

With the proper organisation of your finances, you can obtain the highest rebate possible.

Here are some financial tips and considerations:

  • There are numerous medical loan facilities available. However, patients more commonly make arrangements with their plastic surgery specialist directly.
  • Private health insurance policies cover plastic surgery for breast reduction and will provide a rebate for the costs of the procedure (depending on the health cover level). Rather than make assumptions about your cover, find out exactly what your insurance covers by reading the health insurance policy, cross referencing with the Medicare Item Number or simply calling and asking your health insurance company directly. If you are looking to join a new private health insurance company, it is recommended that you compare funds through the private health government website. Note that most funds make their clients wait 12 months after becoming a member before covering costs.
  • There is always a gap payment. Even though health funds will cover your hospital stay (worth a few thousand dollars) and health funds plus Medicare will rebate some money for your plastic surgeon and anaesthetist, there is always a gap for these fees.
  • Another method is by accessing your superannuation funds under exceptional circumstances under “compassionate grounds” including procedures for the treatment of chronic pain.

If you would like more information on Breast Reduction or would like to book a consultation with Dr Edinburg, please contact The Eden Institute on (02) 8814 5800.


It’s normal for your facial features to lose definition as you age, but rather than let nature and ageing get the better of you, you can enlist the help of these preventive tips and age-defying treatments to restore youthful-looking features.
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Male Facelift

Stepping up to the sink in the morning, you wonder when your beard turned so gray. As you peer into the mirror, you notice the fine lines around your mouth are growing deeper. Your spouse walks by and asks what you’re so mad about but it’s just the pronounced furrow in your brow that makes her wonder. Adding to this are sagging cheeks and under-eye bags, which make you look tired and, quite frankly, old. It didn’t use to be this way!
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