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  1. I have narrowed down my search for a rhinoplasty ENT surgeon to Dr George Marcells and Dr Shahram Shahidi. Does anyone have any information on who will be best? Marcells seems to post less before and after photos, perhaps because he has a solid client base who pay good money and this he respects their privacy. Shahidi on the other hand seems to post lots of before and afters (perhaps offers patient discounts?), which I don’t see as a bad thing but it does make me wonder. I like his work however, but surgeons naturally only post their successes. I did see some people saying to question anyone calling themselves a ‘Master of Rhinoplasty’ (Marcells), however he does seem to have the most experience in Australia. He is apparently a high volume surgeon and not too many reviews can be found online, which leads me to believe most of his patients are happy and go on their merry way. Any thoughts on these Sydney surgeons?
  2. BEWARE - He has a special condition on his medical registration I went to see Dr Adam Najem for surgery – Vaser liposuction and Brazilian Butt Lift - in August 2017 at his Illuminate Cosmetic Clinic. I am now suffering depression since the lead up to wedding. My tummy is full of dents from the lipo he performed, and my shape is uneven plus there is absolutely no change to my bum, not bigger, nicer, plumper, nothing! All the fat that he put in has disappeared and my bum is the same. The lumps on my tummy show through my wedding dress. So much pain for nothing and I'm so depressed. I went to Dr Najem originally because his website had information that stated he had 10 years' experience and he was an expert in the field. See the screenshot below. This claim of 10 years experience has now been removed from his website since I wrote my initial review. When my partner did some research on Dr Najem to find out what experience he had, he found nothing online, apart from Dr Najem's own claims on his own websites. I can’t find anything other than his website to say he ever performed a Brazilian butt lift before he opened his clinic . I have now found out that the medical board has put a restriction on his registration in the interest of public safety. (See below) THE MEDICAL BOARD WON’T LET HIM DO ANY BBL SURGERY!! Plus the only qualification he has is a medical degree from Saddam Hussein University in Iraq (See below ). I wish I knew about all this before! I might have been ok accepting I did not get the results I was after, but these bad results aren’t anything like what Dr Najem told me to expect from having the surgery done by him, has just made me so depressed. The whole experience has really made me question whether I should have put so much trust in doctors and respect, and what if I cannot bring myself to trust a doctor now? l hate that I feel like all that has been lost. I hope something will be done soon to stop him doing liposuction as well as BBL’s, all I can do is try and get word out, so please let this review of Dr Adam Najem serve as a warning! After the operation! went to see Dr Adam and explain how disappointed I was, he just kept telling me to go away and wait and that everything would settle (that didn't happen). He blamed me for the poor results, which made me so depressed. His wife Tanya , who he said was a nurse, who carried out my massage after the operation , said that was my fault for deciding to go ahead (a very big attitude change to how lovely she was before I had my surgery). He was so rough during my surgery. I was in a lot of pain during the surgery and remember him ****** at me. He says you will be comfortable and won't feel any pain. My partner was there when I came out and said I looked like a ghost after the surgery. I was in so much pain after my treatment. During the surgery it was just him and one nurse, that's all. I was so scared that if anything went wrong it was just the two of them couldn't do anything. The whole experience was terrifying but the result and the depression after the operation was even worse. To make matters worse, he posted my before and after photos on his lnstagram page, without my permission, and didn't blur out or cover my tattoos, leaving me clearly identifiable. I know this is a very long review of Dr Adam Najem, but I want to make sure that I do as much as I can to get the word out and stop other women (or men) from making the same mistakes I did. It's very hard to know all this about Dr Najem without doing very thorough research, as I said, if you go off his own website or look at his social media , you would believe he was an experienced and qualified doctor, and why wouldn't you doubt him, after all we are supposed to trust doctors right? This was a $10,000 surgery, and now it's been quoted another $20,000 from another doctor to flx.
  3. Hi there, I’m currently looking for somewhere to go for filler, likely in the under eyes and cheeks. Wondering if anyone has recommendations? Im currently considering Dr Steven Liew but there’s a long wait time for a consultation. Has anyone been to AllSaints clinic? Or have any other recommendations?
  4. Hi girls! So I'm booked in with Dr Tavakoli in twenty days to get a standard boob augmentation. Im having to travel interstate so haven't as yet had my consult so am becoming really anxious. I think I'm finding it hard knowing I'm going into surgery with some one I haven't even met yet. But from my research online I think I liked his work the most. Can any girls who have had there boobs done with him that have travelled give me any advise? Reasure me? Also received my pre op pack in the mail today and reading all the complications that can go wrong whilst under has me worried to. I no this is just pre op anxiety but iv always been a worry wart! Im excited for new breast and am keeping that in mind. So any Tavakoli girls that want to tell me how amazing he is please do
  5. Has anyone had surgery with Dr Joseph Rizk? He is advertising $7,900 round implants. Not sure if it is the real deal. It says here he is in Burwood. However the website and google say Stanmore. His Instagram seems good but no reviews on here. www.instagram.com/drrizk_official Has anyone had breast surgery with him. What is it like?
  6. Hi guys, I have a tentative booking with Dr George Marcells for Rhino in November this year but starting to get worried about the lack of reviews I can find about him online. Can someone please help? Has anyone had rhino with him and is willing to share? I am 24YO, based in Sydney and have a huge nose, would love to hear from ladies in a similar situation that have seen Marcells or even anyone with any knowledge of him. Thank you,
  7. Just wanting to see if there is anyone out there that has had a breast lift with female Dr Sawjin Tew in Sydney and how your journey went/ costs and results! Thanks heaps
  8. Just wondering how much everyone has paid for tuberous breast surgery and how much you got back from PHI and Medicare. Also any other tips would be appreciated.
  9. has anybody had their boobs done with Dr Lee at cosmetic evolution? Haven't seen many reviews about him on here. Thanks in advance
  10. Hi Girls, I'm from Melbourne and have been recommended by a few friends to go to Sydney for my BA cause I think I need some fat grafting. I'm looking at Dr Tavakoli and Dr M. Has anyone got any advise on who to choose?? Dr Tavakoli seems to be quite versatile in his procedures and uses fat grafting to give such amazing and natural results. Has anyone had BA with fat grafting with Dr M as I havn't seen any of his results. Thanks
  11. Hi cosmetic journey members, Last month I had a breast lift with implants and wanted to share my experience with others. I hope this is helpful to those considering the surgery. Monday – 21/5 • Operation – lift and augmentation Tuesday Wednesday • Extremely bloated and feeling crappy Thursday The antibiotics prescribed for the Staph made me feel really out of it. Medications don’t usually give off any other effects I seem to tolerate medication but I felt these made me really trippy and this might have been combined with the Valium. I felt the effects of the Staph medication not long after taking them Friday Saturday • Start to commence light housework – didn’t leave the house Sunday Did more housework eg light loads of washing – didn’t leave the house Took my last Valium and antibiotic for Staph on the early Sunday evening Monday – 28/5 Went into the office at around 11am – started to feel warm like I was coming down with a fever but it wasn’t anything major. Was sore but not overly. In hindsight I shouldn’t have gone back to work but my husband became unwell with flu and a migraine. Sore that evening Tuesday My husband was really unwell so had to get the kids to school in three different locations. Went to work for a few hours and then had to attend a presentation for my daughter – felt exhausted Started to feel like I was coming down with hayfever – had a really runny nose, felt tired, was getting hot and around this time the itch started around the adhesive This is when I noticed the itch because it was starting to bother me and throughout the day I kept taking my jacket on and off Couldn’t sleep that night – might have been due to my husband being unwell but slept for about 3 hours Wednesday Woke up feeling like I had someone pressing on my chest due to over doing the previous two days. Not like me not to get up but had to lay in bed for 2 hours before I could surface Had an appointment scheduled for Wednesday with the Nurse Drove to appointment and was getting hot on the drive feeling really itchy Had appointment with the Nurse who changed the dressings and told me to stop scratching Went for an ultrasound at Barrangaroo – ultrasound was fine Still itchy that night Thursday Woke up still really itchy Got back in to see Dr Tavakoli who took off the tape and prescribed a coirtersone cream Applied this two times that day – cream did nothing Still feeling itchy – the itch was relieved by a light running of my fingernails over my breasts with clothing on and sometimes directly on the skin 7pm had to sit with no top on because my breasts were so saw and felt raw Friday Stayed at home and did very light housework as I had my 3 year old at home with me – wore no bra cause my skin felt raw if I could describe Had to do pickup at 3pm and work CK bralette Got home an hour later and my skin was killing me Had to sit in my room with no top on for an hour or so Again sat on the couch that evening with no top on I applied to coirtersoine cream several times throughout the day and the redness around the tape was still there – skin was irritated – looked like hives around the tape to me Saturday Was at home for the day with no bra or support because my skin was so irritated and red from where the tape had been. Dr Tavaloli cut off a mole on my right hand side which had more tape on it so to wear any bra or have anything directly on that area or where the tape had been was really irritating Breasts felt sore underneath on the bottom half of breasts Area where tape was, was still red but fading – not gone completely Attended an event that night with not bra, just a cotton smooth singlet which was good and didn’t irritate my skin By the end of the night my breast were sore underneath and felt heavy Sunday Felt like my boobs were about to fall out because I hadn’t had on any support Muscles were really sore this morning Put the compression bra on with some combine pads over my skin. It was still irritated but not as much Around this time I felt the skin under my breast (either side of the vertical scar) start to feel sore/sensitive The irritation from the tape wasn’t annoying me as much by this stage, I felt like it was the stitches under my breast We were out for the afternoon with friends but only at a café and park and then went back home My breast tissue felt really sore that evening Monday – 4/6 Went to work Breasts felt very sensitive, to the extent that it felt like my nerves were sitting on the outside of my skin Wearing combine pads on top of breast to mitigate rubbing and agitation Very uncomfortable by the night Tuesday Appointment with Dr Tavakoli, prescribed me Clormidicin for mastitis Really uncomfortable duing the day, skin still really sensitive but only located to the bottom part of my breast Wearing combine pads over breasts to stop rubbing Felt good Tuesday night after starting medication Redness from tape completely gone Wednesday Went to work Forgot medication – had to go back home to get the script because I was feeling sore on the underpart of my breasts – right side more sore/sensitive Wore the combine pads over breasts Breasts were still sensitive/sore that evening but felt a bit better Applied coirtoisone cream given by Dr Tavakoli Thursday Ran errands today Didn’t wear combine pads today Breasts started to get agitated again by mid afternoon Taking all the medication as prescribed By 4pm my breasts where the tape had been was red. It appeared that the compression bra directly on my skin had started to irrirate it again Breasts on the bottom part were sore again this evening Not feeling any muscle soreness at all and haven’t since Tuesday 5/6 Friday • Woke up breasts not feeling as sensitive / sore. There is a little bit but I am feeling the best I have today Summary In hindsight I think I underestimated the recovery of the surgery, I know there is information in there, but when dealing with mums you must stress that they rest for a minimum 2 weeks. It was unfortunate my husband got unwell because that put extra stress on our situation and I wasn’t able to let my body recover however this is life but I would have got extra help for that second week. By Wednesday 30/5 I did cause I realised I was in a bad way and not feeling well but recovery as the nyrse kept stressing when I visited last week should have been stressed earlier at one of my appointments. As mums we have to get on with it and I have given birth naturally to 3 kids no epidural, gas etc so I thought having surgery would be easy, I actually regretted it in the first week just because I personally underestimated what it would be like. Also I have never had any major surgery so probably naïve also. With regards to the reaction with the tape, this was noticed more around the time I was getting hot with my flu like symptoms and could possibly be a reaction to the sweat. I had mastitis several times with each of my children which hit me straight away I am thinking that I might have started to come down with the mastitis one week after the operation (Monday 28/5) as I started to feel flu like symptoms Was taking medication until Sunday afternoon for Staph and maybe they might have been keeping the mastitis at bay but once I stopped those medications the mastitis kicked in – not sure if the drugs cross over but 12-24 hours after stopping I stopping the Staph medication I started to feel unwell I am not so much sure that the tape is the issue in my case, I think the mastitis might have played into this and could have been the catalyst but because the symptoms were so subtle not like in pregnancy it was overlooked due to the soreness of muscles, recovering from surgery. As I connect the dots it was when I started to get hot and sweat that I really noticed the itching on the top part of my breasts however the feeling/ sensitivity/soreness on the bottom part of my breast was there I just thing the discomfort and irritation where the tape had been overrode it until the redness went away. I am so happy with the results, can see that Dr Tavakoli is a perfectionist and have enjoyed my experience with him – really happy with the results and very happy I went with him. I hope this helps.
  12. Hey everyone! I had my first child in 2016 which left my natural B cups deflated and to put it frankly, disgusting. I am now a size A which I never thought would happen post-pregnancy but here we are I have decided to get a breast augmentation, but as I am petite, I am only hoping to be a large C cup, so kind of like a mini boob-job. My questions to all of you is who do you recommend? What are your experiences? And do you have any advice? I am located in Sydney and was originally going to go to Cosmetic Evolution (previously Cosmetic Institute) but I’ve read some really terrible things and I am unsure on what to do. I would appreciate anything you have to say. Thank you in advance ❤️
  13. Hello, I see alot of people asking about Dr William Mooney both here and abroad. I have booked in my surgery with Dr Mooney and the procedure will take place in two weeks. I plan on updating this thread with my experiences and results in an effort to help other people make a more informed decision. Bit of background; I am a male who lives in Sydney. I initially saw Dr William Mooney in 2014 (two years ago!) at his Bondi clinic. Bit of a mission to find as the Westfield is confusing but once inside greeted by friendly staff and a very nice view of the city. Dr Mooney is a lovely man- very friendly, the initial consultation was a few hundred dollars which included a range of breathing tests, a camera up the nostrils and a discussion about what my expectations were. I walked out of the clinic with a USB of the imaging we created together and a quote for the surgery. Two years went by. LOL.-- why? work, life, me thinking it was just a phase i'd get over... Fast forward two years; August 2016. I went in and saw dr mooney and booked the surgery. I decided to do it and not hesitate, wish I booked it in two years ago! So its all confirmed and paid for. Following procedures; - Rhinoplasty -Septoplasty and a few other items to help me breathe better. The outcome of my operation is both medical and cosmetic- I had a childhood injury which wonked my nose a bit, and I find it difficult to breathe there is always one blocked nostril. I had my 'pre-op' appointment today (two weeks until surgery) with one of the nurses. Went over the pre and post-operative pack which includes a range of prescriptions, nasal sprays and vitamins- some of which I have to start taking one week before surgery. The nurse outlined all the Do's and Don'ts leading upto and after the surgery and was given all the instructions on paper so I don't forget. There is also an after hours mobile number that I can call if i have questions or concerns after the surgery. Also saw Dr Mooney who answered any final questions or concerns. My next post will be from the hospital in two weeks! I'm going to St Lukes Care at Potts Point. A nice private hospital and is one of my health funds 'Members First' hospital- so better cover.
  14. Can anyone share their experience with Dr. Shaz Musavi from the Australia Cosmetic Clinic? I'm looking to do lipo on my abs and flanks with him but can't find to many reviews or photos. I know they use laser lipo but do they do this in conjunction with tumescent anesthesia? ACC's prices are so cheap compared to a lot of other places in Sydney I have called around to as well, is this really bad? Is he board certified?
  15. Hi Girls, I haven't seen any forums for August ladies and wanted to know if anyone else is feeling just as nervous as I am? I'm travelling from Melbourne and having surgery with Dr Tavakoli on August 16 and would love to know if there are other Dr Tav or August girls out there booked for surgery? Anyone else travelling interstate for their BA?
  16. Hi everyone I'm considering primary rhinoplasty with either Dr Mooney or Dr Nettle in Sydney. I've read a few bad reviews which has made me a little nervous but I'm not sure how true they are as there's no photos for proof. Does anyone have any before/after images of rhinoplasty with them? Dr Marcellas may also be an option. I have a bit of a bulbous tip so want someone thats good with that. A lot of pictures I've seen are removing the nose bridge lump (forget the technical term) so I'd love to see some others. Thank you!
  17. Hi I was wondering if anyone could recommend dentists in and around Sydney area that do effective teeth whitening (and aren't going to try to convince me to spend more money than I need to)? Or do majority of dentists offer the take home teeth whitening kit so it doesn't really matter which dentist you go to? Thank you!
  18. Curious to know what your thoughts are of Dr Ellis Choy, pictures would be great. I'm looking into tummy tuck, breast reduction, liposuction. Struggling with finding a surgeon ? it's starting to frustrate me and think negative about the whole thing. is it really worth it?
  19. Heyya there, I'm 24 and wanting recommendations on a surgeon based in either Sydney or Canberra who is good with sculpting thighs, especially inner thighs and knees. I had started gaining weight a little before my 23rd birthday due to antidepressant medication and a LOT of excess chocolate (I made it as a hobby but gave it up because I'd much rather have a nice body), but at my biggest I was only a little bit chubby for a young adult (although I did end up with very large breasts, went from a C-cup to over an F-cup) , but have been and still am losing naturally since I stopped the medication and have cut down on sugary things. I plan to have liposuction done after my weight stabilises (I've actually wanted my thighs done since I was a teenager) ; and am using the time until then to do the necessary research. When I am eating healthy and exercising my weight tends to sit around the lower end of the "healthy" range for my height, and I am quite small-boned. A lot of the fat I do have at my natural size, however, is on my inner thighs (and the backs of them as well to a certain extent) and is very embarrassing, and I feel they are out of proportion with how thin my arms, waist, neck and lower legs tend to be. I also have fatty deposits just above my knees which gives them a rather rounded, "pudgy" appearance. The inside of my knees are probably the worst area, especially as the fat seems to "jut out" above my lower legs (which have always been thin although I have recently gained some muscle in my calves from playing drums) I'm looking for a surgeon who can first and foremost respect my own sense of aesthetics, I don't need my thighs to be "balanced" with my breasts as I would prefer to be a more "tomboyish" B-cup anyway; I don't care for having an "hourglass" figure at all, especially an exaggerated one. Thighs are first priority and it's more important that they are "balanced" with my slender arms and waist. It is a given that the surgeon is reputable with a high success rate. Scars are not an issue ( I already have very shallow scars on my thighs and am hoping THEY are still willing to work on me despite this) If they can safely remove a substantial amount from the problem areas that would be the best. Ideally I'd like have enough removed, that if I were to buy a pair of shorts or pants that fit properly around the hips and bum, they wouldn't be quite as "filled out" in the legs anymore. I'm hoping that is realistic and medically safe. Does anyone have any recommendations? Has anyone had a successful outcome on such a procedure before? And importantly, who should I steer clear of? Thanks in advance
  20. Hi Ladies, I'm hoping someone can give me some recommendations for a plastic surgeon in Sydney or Newcastle for breast augmentation. I don't know anyone who has had the surgery & I'm finding all my research online very overwhelming. I'd just like someone who has had it done with good or bad experiences. Thanks in advance
  21. HI, I want to get lip fillers for the first time and on a budget. I want something that will last long and make a much noticeable difference with 1ml. I really need help about the following: 1. What product do you recommend? I am tossing up between Juvederm Ultra Plus and Princess Gold. 2. Any opinions on Laser Clinics? They are doing thick lip fillers for $600. I want to know if there are any good clinics in Sydney 3. Injectable Institute Australia have a deal $450 for Juvedeurm Ultra Plus or $340 for Princess Gold. Any thoughts? Looking forward to hearing from you all. Any before and after pictures of 1ml procedures would be much appreciated!
  22. Hi ladies, I live in Melbourne & am wondering where is the best place to get breast augmentation done? I've being doing lots of research but would love to know prices especially at the Victorian Cosmetic Institute. Also if anyone has being to the cosmetic institute in Queensland or Sydney please leave a review! I am happy to travel insterstate but need help and reviews! Thanks.
  23. hi ladies! I am interested in getting a BA through cosmeditour but I am concerned that they are trying to upsell me to anatomicals when that isnt the look I want or need. has anyone had a BA with them and paid of anatomicals and ended up getting rounds with a refund for the difference? was it hard to get the money back? cheers Sarah
  24. Hi all! I'm currently after a filler/Botox injector. I want Botox around my eyes, and fillers for my cheek and lips. I'm after a very, very natural result. I want the best, don't care about cost, and want a Dr with credentials, i.e, facial plastic surgeon, cosmetic dermatologist, etc. (NO laser clinics/nurses) Dr Van Park has a good reputation, but there is a 6 month wait and I would hate to wait that long only to discover it's just hype. Please share your experiences, advice, and opinions. Thank you!
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