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TheFox

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    Melbourne
  • Surgery/ Procedure
    Breast Augmentation
    Rhinoplasty
  • Name of Surgeon and Date of Surgery
    Professor Mark Ashton 27/03/2013

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  1. I can highly recommend Dr Howard Webster in Melbourne for a lower face lift - he is really gifted particularly with facial surgery and he also has a very good record when it comes to patient satisfaction.
  2. TheFox

    Veneers

    HI Sasha, I had my veneers done here in Melbourne with Dr Dee - Ive written a thread about my experience, I cannot fault my experience at all. Veneers were the best thing I ever did and like you, my teeth were very healthy and straight so it was also a luxury. For me though, this made me more selective and careful when choosing who to go with as I did not want to regret doing them or end up with a result that was not as good as my original teeth. You can read about my experience and see pictures here:
  3. I really enjoy KX Pilates but due to the carona virus restrictions they are closed for the time being. I have looked at buying my own reformer for home but they are soooo expensive
  4. not me although I should be. We tried to make slime last night and it was a massive fail. How do you fail at making slime??? I am quite proud of my sourdough starter that I have bubbling along quite nicely - almost ready to give it a go and make my first loaf
  5. there is a green tea eye cream from Innisfree that I really like
  6. they look quite large - i would say 500cc minimum
  7. Hi Ritawaythe, I had invisalign and it was one of the best things I ever did. My teeth were already pretty great, but I had some minor aesthetic issues I wanted to address. As part of the Invisalign process you are required to have a mouth x ray and 3D imaging of your teeth. From this we were able to address some issues that I didn't even know existed. I paid extra money for AcceleDent which was about $1500 for a device you use every day. It means you are allowed to change your retainers every week rather than every fortnight. For me this was the biggest waste of money. For starters, my device broke halfway through my treatment and needed to be replaced. My treatment plan was for 18 months but with the device it was supposed to be over in 9 months. It wasn't. I ended up with Invisalign for 18 months and then I still required bottom braces to properly straighten one bottom tooth that was not responding well to Invisalign. As they were only bottom braces and were clear, it was actually fine and I was able to get a much more effective treatment this way. I found the braces to be far easier than the invisalign actually. I have to acknowledge though, that it might have been a different story if I had braces on the top too. Im sure it would have been more inconvenient as well as unsightly. All in all, the braces were far quicker and effective than the invisalign although I would still recommend the Invisalign in a heart beat. I had mine done at Smile Solution in Melbourne and was happy with their service. I was not charged extra for the braces and all up my treatment was $8,0000. It was honestly the best money I have ever spent on my appearance and one I think has made the biggest difference to how I look. Following my invisalign treatment I then went ahead and got 12 veneers on my top teeth. This was something I had always wanted to do but wanted to do it properly. By straightening my teeth and establishing the best bite, i was able to then get the most optimal result from my veneers. one of the aesthetic things I did not like about my smile was my cant. A cant is basically when your jaw slants slightly to one side. This meant I showed more gum on one side. With veneers, I was able to have my gum lasered on one side to make my gum line appear straight. The veneers were also made and fitted so that my toothline also appeared straight. It might be hard to explain so i will add some pictures to show what I mean. My veneers were by Dr Dee in Melbourne from Vogue Dental Studios and I honestly could not fault a single thing. He is truly a perfectionist and did not stop making adjustments to the veneers until both he and I were happy. Pre invisalign Pre Invisalign Post Invisalign (pre veneers) Post Invisalign/braces (Pre veneers)- you can see the cant (slope) of the teeth Post Veneers (gum laser)
  8. "Non-urgent elective surgeries in Australia's public and private hospitals will be banned from midnight in a bid to preserve the healthcare system to respond to the coronavirus pandemic." Such an awful crisis the world is going through. Has anyone had their surgery cancelled? What happens next? Have you been given a new date or do you need to rebook entirely
  9. You should consider looking into Dr Matthew Peters. he heads up a breast clinic in brisbane and does lots of reconstructive breast work.
  10. This is very commonly given immediately prior to surgery so that your pectoralis muscles are relaxed during surgery. I do know many patients who have also been prescribed limited doses of this post op to manage issues such as what you have described. I would be inclined to contact my surgeon and let them know of the pain/issues so they can assess you and advise on whether or not they wish for you to continue to take the muscle relaxant.
  11. She looks excellent, so much younger and fresh faced. Her heavy lids were hereditary rather than caused by ageing so it definitely enhanced her features.
  12. I can definitely recommend Prof Mark Ashton for both of these procedures. My bestie had her breasts done (very complicated, tuberous breasts requiring a lift and implants) along with blepharoplasty. You can see her results on her review here https://cosmeticjourney.com/review/clinician/mark-ashton/20/
  13. I suspect he is doing more rounds now because of the ALCL link with textured implants. I also didnt think medicare provided an item number for revision after 2018 except in the case of removal without new implants
  14. Hi there, As a TCI patient you would have had Nagor Impleo implants which are much better than the Nagor GFX implants I had. Donatella and I both had these implants and both had ruptures. My rupture was a gel bleed which caused very uncomfortable inflammation. I asked to keep the implants after explant and the side that was inflamed had air bubbles inside the implant and it burst in my hand when I gave it a soft squeeze. My preference for implants now is Mentor CPG anatomical as they have a very proven track record and long history so the longer term complications are well researched. Id also consider Motiva implants but I have some hesitation because they are new. I never claimed anything back from Nagor re my implant rupture but i had mine removed before the medicare changes so my private health insurance covered 100% of the cost
  15. I havent had any experience with Dr Dona but he has many happy patietns on this site and is on the affordable side. I had a rupture and took advice from Dr Tavakoli and can highly recommend. He is on the more expensive side, but well worth it in my opinion.
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