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    Revision rhinoplasty TBA
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    undergoing Cosmetic Nurse & Dermal Clinician studies
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  1. Love island Australia

    Yup! I’m over it now...
  2. Who watches love island Australia?? I’m so addicted to the show!!
  3. @TheFox Taylor clinic is no longer at Edge cliff or double bay only at Bellavista which is about 40 min away from Sydney...
  4. Private health cover

    Private health will cover anything surgical related, OT room part of surgeons fee and anesthetist fee. You can try to ask anesthetist to "charge within the gap" to reduce out of pocket expenses. Also, your surgeon has to provide you with item numbers for you to claim. It's always best to go with top cover with gap cover to reduce out of pocket expenses.
  5. Cosmetic Institute Sydney Reviews

    things sure has changed since 2013! Not a place I would recommend to undergo any procedures.
  6. As far as medications go, there are few so polarising as the acne drug Roaccutane. The internet is littered with the blogs and vlogs of teenagers praising the drug as a life saver, a game changer that saved them from the hellish torment of cystic acne and finally offered up to them the miracle of clear skin. Then there are those who describe it as the “worst drug on Earth” after suffering from Roaccutane’s rare but debilitating side effects, some of which can be tragically fatal The list of side effects for Roaccutane, also known by its former name Accutane or by its generic name isotretinoin, is long. It includes depression, suicidal thoughts, mood alterations, birth defects for pregnant women, nose bleeds, gastrointestinal disorders, hair loss, dry skin and more. The drug has been linked to five deaths from suicide in the last five years in Australia, according to the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Last month, nine.com.au reported on the case of a Queensland woman who developed acute pancreatitis and ended up in hospital vomiting blood weeks after starting Roaccutane. Then there are the lawsuits the drug has become notorious for in the US. Accutane has been used as a defence in several murder trials, and is set to be used again in the upcoming trial of 15-year-old Colorado boy Aiden von Grabow who is accused of stabbing a woman to death last November. The drug's controversy dates back to 2002, when another 15-year-old boy, Charlie Bishop, took a small plane and crashed it into a skyscraper in Florida. Bishop's mother filed and later dropped a lawsuit against drug maker Roche, alleging the drug made him suicidal. Actor James Marshall, known for his role in the TV show Twin Peaks and A Few Good Men famously tried to sue Roche for $12 million after alleging it caused bowel problems leading to the removal of his large intestine. The lawsuit was eventually dismissed after a judge ruled his bowel problems were pre-existing. However, where Marshall failed - several succeeded. After losing millions of dollars in damages to former Accutane users over inflammatory bowel disease claims, Roche eventually pulled Accutane from the market in 2009 and the drug is now available in the US only in its many generic forms. In Australia, use of the drug is increasing – 205,000 prescriptions were issued for isotretinoin in Australia in 2016-2017, up from 175,000 five years ago. With the drug being on the market for almost three decades, many dermatologists believe it is still the closest cure we have for acne. “Isotretinoin is probably the wonder drug of dermatology over the last 20-30 years because these days with it, there is almost no excuse for teenagers or young adults to have bad acne,” Sydney dermatologist Dr Stephen Shumack told nine.com.au. The most serious side effects of the drug which has captured media headlines, such as depression and gastrointestinal issues were rare, he said, with the most common problems being dry skin and sensitivity to sunlight. Roaccutane is only available from dermatologists, and use of the medication is considered a last resort option once all other options for acne have failed. However, this is small comfort for Queensland mother Tracey Campbell whose son had his large intestine removed last year because of bowel problems she claims were caused by the drug. “I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy” Mrs Campbell’s now 21-year-old son took one of the generic versions of Roaccutane, called Oratane, for six months when he was 13. “His acne wasn’t as bad as some people but we wanted to get onto it before it became a problem. We were sent to a dermatologist who put him straight on that,” Ms Campbell said. “We were told of some side effects, that you could suffer from dry eyes and mouth and were more susceptible of sun burn and to keep an eye on his moods as it could possibly make him depressed.” No mention was made of bowel problems, Mrs Campbell said. But a few months after her son finished taking the medication, he developed the first symptoms of what would later be diagnosed as ulcerative colitis. “He was in so much pain. You get abdominal pain, with ulcerative colitis, you have bleeding from the back passage, it’s horrific, it really is,” Mrs Campbell said. “It affects you in a lot of ways. He was getting infusions every six weeks for two-and-a-half years. This has affected his whole lifestyle. “He had his whole large intestine removed in November last year because he’s not responding to his infusions anymore. He has an ileostomy bag now, which is where his motions go into from his small intestine.” Mrs Campbell said he only connected her son’s condition to his acne medication after his gastroenterologist mentioned the drug Roaccutane had been linked to the inflammatory bowel disease. “I did some research and that’s when the penny dropped. If it wasn’t for that gastroenterologist mentioning that, I would have been none the wiser,” she said. Mrs Campbell said she still felt angry about how the drug had stolen her son’s health. “If people could see or live in the shoes of someone like my son who has had this life-altering problem, you wouldn’t wish it on your worst enemy. To see your son lying in agony from pain it’s terrible, it really is. “There would be I’m sure other treatments for acne that they could look at it because it’s not worth a lifetime of suffering. It really isn’t.” The drug Roaccutane has been linked to five deaths by suicide in the past five years. Mrs Campbell said she had looked into the possibility of suing Roche, but was told by a solicitor that her son “wasn’t maimed enough” and that Roche was such a big company that “they would bury her”. Inflammatory bowel disease is listed as a possible side effect in the Australian Product Information for Roaccutane (Isotretinoin) supplied by Roche. The drug is also listed as being associated with inflammatory bowel disease by the makers of Oratane – Douglas Pharmaceuticals. “It was literally my year from hell” Todd Blenman, from the NSW Central Coast, has vivid memories of nine months he spent on Roaccutane as a 15-year-old. “I remember everything that happened for me while I was on it. I personally would not want to prescribe this to anyone as this was literally the year from hell,” the now 32-year-old said. Soon after starting the drug, Mr Blenman said he noticed the first of several severe side effects he would suffer through. “The first notable side effect was constant nose bleeds. From never having nosebleeds in my life to having them at least 3-4 times a week,” he said. “The second was the constant aching. I would have to lie perfectly still in bed just to try and stop the aching. It was like every joint in my body was on fire.” “And the third notable side effect was the depression. As if 15-year-old kids didn’t have enough to worry about, I turned from a happy go lucky kid to sometimes not wanting to leave my room and also having suicidal thoughts.” more at 9news.com.au
  7. COSMETIC surgery is no longer the sneaky, shameful secret it once was. Women literally get Botox in their lunch breaks. Clinics in local shopping centres proudly advertise injectables in their store fronts. It’s not a question of if, but how many, of the people in your life have had some kind of work done. But the challenge for consumers is making sure they pick a qualified clinician. That isn’t always easy, because anyone with a standard medical degree is legally allowed to perform cosmetic surgical procedures in Australia. This week news.com.au is examining why a lack of industry regulation and confusion about the term “cosmetic surgeon” means patients are handing over their bodies and cash to dodgy doctors, with devastating and often lethal consequences. We’ve asked industry experts to explain exactly what you need to look for when choosing to undergo a cosmetic or plastic surgical procedure. 1. ARE THEY REGISTERED WITH APHRA? All medical professionals working in Australia must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). There is a search function on APHRA’s website where you can enter the name and health profession of a clinician you are interested in to check out their qualifications and if there have been any reports made against them. This is the absolute bare minimum requirement. For example, a doctor might be registered with APHRA and qualified as a GP, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are trained to inject Botox into your face. 2. ARE THEY A MEMBER OF AN INDUSTRY BODY? “See if they are a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons,” said the organisation’s president Professor Mark Ashton. “There are other trained surgeons who aren’t necessarily trained plastic surgeons but at a minimum, they should have what’s called a Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons,” Prof Ashton said. But you don’t necessarily need a plastic surgeon if you’re simply having injectables, as opposed to a more advanced procedure like rhinoplasty or breast augmentation. For example, the Cosmetic Physicians’ College of Australia (CPCA) represents clinicians who are not surgeons, but are trained to perform cosmetic operations. A “FCPCA” is a fellow of the organisation and has been officially endorsed. The simple rule is this: If there’s a scalpel involved and your skin is being sliced open, you want a plastic surgeon. If it’s a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure such as Botox or filler injections, you’re fine with someone with only cosmetic surgery training. To search the name of a surgeon, visit surgeons.org/find-a-surgeon 3. HAVE YOU READ ANY REVIEWS ONLINE? 4. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A FACE-TO-FACE CONSULTATION FIRST This is the opportunity for you to vet your chosen clinician. Ask them what procedures they regularly perform — is that the same as what you want to have done? “If you’re talking to the doctor, ask yourself if you feel comfortable with this person,” Dr Dingley said. “Go in with what you see as your issue, but don’t jump straight to the treatment. Don’t be in a hurry. Take the time to understand what your doctor is telling you and to think about the procedure,” she said. “Think, ‘Am I comfortable with this process? Could I deal with any of the complications that the doctor mentioned?’” If you’re undergoing a major procedure like a breast augmentation, your surgeon should insist you have a seven-day “cooling off” period to ensure you’re certain about your decision. 5. MAKE SURE THEIR MARKETING SEEMS LEGIT “Overblown ads are a big no,” said Dr Dingley. “People with good reputations often don’t need to promote themselves because they rely on word-of-mouth,” she said. “The people who have big flashy ads saying they’re the ‘best’ at something aren’t always accurate. Often people with the most awards and degrees on the wall are just doing that for appearances and are trying to make themselves look better than they are. In the best of hands, you won’t see that stuff.” 6. REMEMBER ALL PROCEDURES CARRY RISK “It’s absolutely critical that people realise that no procedure is without risk, even if the procedure is non-surgical,” said Prof Ashton. “Mistake can still occur even in the best of hands. For example, there are over 50 cases of people going blind from filler injections and we know that blindness is instantaneous and permanent,” he said. Dr Dingley recommends following all post-op instructions very carefully, as this is where infection can often occur. “If after a procedure you’re not sure about something, call. Sometimes you might need antibiotics so it doesn’t develop into a big infection, but if you sit on it for a week it can develop badly,” she said. “Don’t want for things to develop into something major that could have been averted earlier.” source:news.com.au
  8. For those of you girls wanting to go to cosmetic evolution or any cosmetic surgeon you might want to read the below article.. An ad placed for breast augmentation in Brisbane for $5900.00 http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/beauty/cosmetic-surgery/the-dark-side-of-beauty-dodgy-medical-practitioners-calling-themselves-cosmetic-surgeons-are-butchering-young-female-patients/news-story/954a8551f1584be630eaccb47db681f2
  9. When ever I wore my glasses I lightly placed it on my nose. In saying that I left my nose taped for 7 weeks straight.
  10. A woman who sued a Sydney cosmetic surgeon, claiming he carried out a procedure after performing her only medical consultation in a strip club, has spoken out online to say she wishes she had warned people about the doctor. Makeup artist and former stripper Melissa Demaj was working at Showgirls Bar 20 almost 13 years ago in Melbourne when she encountered Dr William Mooney in 2005, Fairfax Media has reported. Ms Demaj alleged she asked him if she should get a nose-job, which he endorsed. She said he gave her his business card and said he could perform the surgery himself. She alleged the strip club conversation was the only "consultation" she had prior the surgery in September, according to court documents. Dr Mooney claimed he did in fact hold a more in-depth medical consultation with Ms Demaj prior to the surgery at which he told her about potential risks, detailed in a defence he filed in the proceedings. However, Ms Demaj alleged that at no time did Dr Mooney inform her of the risks. Following the operation, Ms Demaj claimed she suffered skin discolouration, breathing difficulties, permanent swelling and the removal of too much of her nasal bridge, Fairfax reported. Posting on Facebook today, Ms Demaj claimed that the surgery had given her "extreme body dysmorphia and a drug addiction". "I spent years with PTSS and more time recovering," she wrote. Ms Demaj has since made a complete recovery from her suffering and her drug addiction and has gone on to build her own freelance make-up business, Melissa Helena. She said in her social media post that she had been under the impression she was not allowed to speak about her experience because of a confidentiality clause she had signed. "Apparently not, I wish I had … spoken out and saved others from the trauma he has inflicted," she said. Her claim of medical negligence against Dr Mooney was settled in 2012. More recently, Dr Mooney has had a number of conditions imposed on his practising certificate by the Medical Council of NSW. Among the conditions is one forbidding Dr Mooney from performing a number of sinus procedures. He has also been suspended from Strathfield Private Hospital pending a review following the death of one of his patients, Fairfax reported. Pouya Pouladian, 24, died on March 3 after suffering a major bleed two days after Dr Mooney performed an operation for sleep apnoea. Last December, Alex Taouil died from complications after sinus surgery performed by Dr Mooney. Dr Mooney has said that the deaths, while tragic, were not caused by a "complication in my procedures," and that Mr Taouil’s cause of death was unrelated to the surgery. 9news.com.au has contacted Dr Mooney for comment. Ms Demaj declined to speak further, but said it was important for people to "do their homework" when they were considering cosmetic surgery.
  11. Human Resources

    Is anyone on this forum works in HR? I’m just wanting advice on a work related matter
  12. Hi @mikkTell me you’re thoughts on Dr Sim Chroomi. I’m interested to hear you’re thoughts as well.
  13. Dr Simon Rosenbaum ruined my face for life.

    The name that sticks out for me that may be able to help is Dr Paul Gerarchi ENT facial plastic surgeon in Chatswood. Antly plastic surgeon / ENT Surgeon may help with advanced facial plastic surgery skills