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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What is cosmetic medicine?

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  • Dr Ehsan Jadoon

    Cosmetic Physician

    In my opinion,in simple words;  Cosmetic Medicine is an emerging field of medicine that fills the gap  between Beauty Therapy and Plastic Surgery.

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    Dr John Mahony

    Cosmetic Physician

    Dr John Mahony studied Medicine at Sydney University 1980-1984 graduating early 1985. Internship and residency years followed in the Illawarra, covering general medical and surgical … View Profile

    Above all, cosmetic medicine is a form of medical practice.

    Cosmetic medicine is practised by doctors who are under the same ethical and professional and legal obligations as all other doctors in other specialties.

    The patients who attend a cosmetic medical practice may not be presenting with life-threatening medical problems, but their cosmetic concerns manifestly warrant their attendance choice and may be significantly impacting their quality of life. Others may have issues of no great import either way, but worth fixing if the fixing is safe and not inconvenient to have done. 

    Some patients are expressing concerns that they find especially personal, and are consequently quite sensitive to the doctor's suggestions. In such instances the doctor must approach the patient in the most holistic way possible, hopefully taking advantage of a broad general medical practice experience.

    and in all instances the doctor works through every patient every time to become known as a professional trusted to partner with the patient long-term to the patient's ongoing satisfaction and benefit.

    Cosmetic medicine - more to it than meets the eye!

    (To coin a phrase!)

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    Dr Christina Tan

    Cosmetic Physician

    Look Your Best Without Surgery. Melbourne Cosmetic Medicine is a dedicated cosmetic medical clinic, specialising in non-surgical cosmetic enhancement using the most popular Anti-Wrinkle Injections, … View Profile

    Cosmetic medicine is a growing area comprising of doctors choosing to subspecialise in non-surgical cosmetic procedures to help patients look younger and more refreshed. It combines the science of medicine with the artisty of facial aesthetics. Cosmetic medicine doctors complete a medical degree and further ongoing training in areas like anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and light & laser based technologies.

    Choosing a qualified and experienced cosmetic doctor for your procedures ensures your safety and well being. Doctors need to be registered with the medical board, carry full medical indemnity insurance and provide evidence of continuing professional development. In the event of an unforseen complications which cannot be resolved, patients can seek help from the health ombudsman, medical board and lawyers to obtain resolution and / or compensation.

    Cosmetic medicine differs from the more invasive cosmetic surgery which requires an operation. Popular cosmetic surgeries performed by cosmetic and plastic surgeons include liposuction, breast augmentation or reduction, tummy tucks, facelifts, rhinoplasty and bleharoplasty.

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