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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction surgery is performed to actually remove unwanted localized deposits of fat cells from the body. The procedure is meant for body contouring. It is not a treatment for obesity. A suction tube is inserted through a tiny incision placed in an inconspicuous location on the skin.

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Is Liposculpture painful?

Often I am asked whether liposculpture procedures are painful..

Many clients have been frightened by TV Show images of actor/doctor wildly stabbing away with a large plastic tube with fat and blood flying everywhere. This depiction is purely for dramatics!

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What are Varicose Veins?

We’ve all seen them, usually on the back of the knees of calves of older women, large, bulging veins, dark-blue or purplish in color. In fact, the word varicose comes from a Latin word meaning “twisted”, an accurate description of the corded, twisted veins that bulge above the surface of the skin.

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What causes Acne?

ACNE, often thought of as an ordinary teenage condition, is a common skin disorder afflicting people of all ages.

Women, especially, can be affected throughout various stages of their life. This potentially scarring disease of the pore can cause significant damage on and below the surface of the skin.

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Can anything go wrong with injectables?

As a perfectionist and a medical artist it is a very difficult moment to face when the outcome of the procedure isn’t as pleasing as expected by clinician or client.

Luckily and thankfully I have only experienced very few of those moments!

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What is Mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy, is a medical treatment of injecting active ingredients into the mesoderm Middle layer of the skin). Small amounts are injected with a very fine needle, or needle gun.

The injections are cocktails of vitamins, homeopathic, pharmaceutical products, which can dissolve fat, tighten and regenerate skin.

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Will I look Like a duck if I have my Lips done?

Id like a penny for everytime a client has said that to me! I too hate that duck look!!! That is why it is important to choose an injector that is artistic and has flexible techniques. Too often, I have seen lips with only the border that has been heavily filled to address the lines.

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What can i do about crepey wrinkly sagging skin under my eyes?

The skin around the eyes is thinner and loses its moisture quickly. To rejuvenate the skin we need to stimulate the skins ‘architecture’ by rebuilding the underlying structure .Removing the dry skin and restoring hydration is necessary to improve the skins texture.

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What is Oxygen Therapy?

Oxygen is the element most vital to sustaining human life.

More essential than food or water, oxygen feeds the body and provides protection against a variety of harmful agents.

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What is a liquid facelift?

A ‘liquid Facelift’ is lifting the face with fillers.

More and more woman are opting out of invasive face lift surgery, due to the fact that they do not have down time because of work and other commitments.

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What ages our skin?

We all know how damaging the sun can be and how especially careful we have to be in our sunny Australian climate. However, this is only one of the things that can affect our skins appearance.

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Attention: All upcoming brides!

Advice to up and coming brides…when considering any cosmetic procedure please give yourself enough time to heal or at least trial long before the big day.

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Things are looking up for the upper face!

What are your best facial features? Chances are in that list is your eyes. Although they command our attention, the surrounding upper face allows them to ‘shine’. The eyes, forehead, eyebrows and under-eye area work in harmony to give an open, friendly, approachable look. However, over time natural facial changes associated with ageing can give the impression that we are tired, sad or even angry – even when we’re not!

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How does the face age?

Your skin is a complex organ that is supported by different layers that provide structure (bone), movement (muscle), volume (deep layers of the dermis), texture and complexion (epidermis).

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Frown lines – Don’t get mad, get EVEN!

Have you noticed vertical lines appearing between someone’s eyebrows when they frown or concentrate? These frown lines are usually only noticeable during facial expressions. However, over time repeated movement of the ‘glabellar muscle complex’ may cause these lines to become ‘static’ (visible even when the face is at rest).

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Ageing Skin? Not a problem with a few helpful tips!

Lines and wrinkles are perhaps the most commonly thought of signs of ageing. However, facial ageing is not just about changes to the tone and texture of the skin. As we age, the entire shape of the face changes. Therefore, reducing wrinkles and tightening the skin is not enough to restore a more youthful appearance.

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What is Botox?

Botox is a protein, type A, made by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Also known as a toxin, it is separated from the bacteria during the manufacturing process. It is the toxin only that makes up what we know as Botox. This toxin is a purified protein extract, from the bacteria.

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BOTOX FOR DEPRESSION

A study, titled treatment of depression involved 10 people who fit the criteria for clinical depression. Their frowning muscles were treated with Botox. Two months after treatment, nine of 10 patients no longer scored as clinically depressed.

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The Lower Face. A real talking point

Your lower face is a real talking point, literally. It’s your mouth area, lips, chin and jaw line which are used for communication. If you think of an attractive face, one of the first things you’ll probably imagine is the lips to be full, smooth and well-defined, and the chin and jaw line to have smooth contours.

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What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid (also known as hyaluronan, hyaluronate or HA) is naturally found in the body throughout connective, epithelial and neural tissues. It is one of the main agents in maintaining hydration and a fresh, youthful appearance, and is a major component of tissue repair.

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What is Sclerotherapy? | Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are veins in the leg that have become enlarged, twisted and often appear ‘lumpy’. A high proportion of the population, both men and women, suffer from varicose veins at some time in their life. Whilst varicose veins sometimes occur in relatively young people, their prevalence increases with age. Sclerotherapy is a varicose vein treatment technique that involves using a micro-needle to inject and to collapse the varicose veins.

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What is PRP?

Also known as Regen.

It’s the latest cosmetic procedure!.

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Where there’s smoke there’s lines

There is no doubt that smoking is bad for your skin. It accelerates skin ageing and combined with the damaging effects of sun exposure, can make you look older than you are. Smoking contributes and accelerates the ageing process by damaging the structures that deliver skin elasticity and support.

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What is your skin diet?

The condition of your skin reflects your general health and like the rest of your body, your skin needs good nutrition to look and feel its best. It is important to have a balanced diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals. There are also products available that can help your skin texture and tone from the outside in.

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What is Photo Dynamic Therapy?

The condition of your skin reflects your general health and like the rest of your body, your skin needs good nutrition to look and feel its best. It is important to have a balanced diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals. There are also products available that can help your skin texture and tone from the outside in.

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What prematurely ages our skin?

Besides sun, other main culprits are: ?

Sugar triggers a process called glycosylation, which causes collagen to cross-link, with the result that the skin becomes stiff, inflexible and discoloured, Often, cross-linked wrinkles are caused by glycosylation.

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WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?

Dermal fillers such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Perlane® are made of a substance called Hyaluronic Acid (HA) found naturally throughout our body. HA is a complex sugar that maintains its three-dimensional shape in the body by attracting and holding large number of water molecules. In the skin,

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Forehead lines. Is a fringe the answer?

When we raise our eyebrows, naturally we all have fine horizontal lines that occur across our forehead. These forehead lines are usually only noticeable during facial expression, e.g. when you are surprised. However, over time these forehead lines can become more prominent due to repeated muscle action.

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Accordion lines. According To some they’re A Concern

Yes, there’s a name for those cheeky little lines that can persist on your lower cheek. Accordion lines are the static wrinkles that are present even when you’re not smiling on the outer sides of your mouth.

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Jawlines. Talking about my generation

Have you ever noticed the difference in facial shapes between people from different generations? The youthful face has a fine, defined jawline with smooth contours. Fast-forward a few decades and the same person’s facial shape and contours have changed.

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What is the difference between microdermabrasion facials and dermasound facials?

Microdermabrasion is a great exfoliating facial, which removes the dry dead skin cells by abrasive methods. Various machines use different abrasive tools such as diamond head wand with a vacuum or particle blasting onto the skin. This stimulates cell turnover as it causes a mild trauma to the skin, leaving it polished and regenerating.

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How can I become 10 years younger in 10 days?

It is possible to take years of your face with simple injections and non invasive treatments. However, I do recommend consulting and planning a treatment plan with your doctor and cosmetic nurse, well before 10 days, as bruising can take up to 2 weeks to dissipate.

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Fill me in about cheeks

The cheeks are a very important feature of the mid face. Your attention is naturally drawn towards the cheek area because it connects the eyes and the lips – the two most important structures for communication and expression. If you compare the faces of people in their 50s or 60s to photos of them in their 20s, you are likely to notice a difference in their cheek volume right away. Cheeks in a youthful-looking face have smooth contours and are full of volume.

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Choosing the right surgeon

How confusing for someone considering cosmetic surgery to choose the right surgeon.

Let’s face it, doctors are human. They all excel in varying techniques. How does a person not in the industry choose a surgeon?

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Lips. A defining feature of the face.

If you have used lipstick or gloss before, you probably understand the impact your lips can make on your overall look. This is because the lips are a key focal point when communicating.

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A regular Column to answer your medical cosmetic queries

It’s the season to look jolly!

How hectically busy I have been, injecting fillers and BOTOX ® to freshen faces for the holiday season. It’s apparent that it’s a growing trend amongst the everyday average Australian to add cosmetic injections into their maintenance protocol. No longer just for the rich and famous, a 3 monthly beauty regime comprising of hair treatments, waxing, and BOTOX ® injections is the norm.

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How does Dermapen work?

Now there’s a quicker, easier and painless way to promote scar-less healing, increase natural collagen reproduction and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The new Dermapen is a revolution in skin needling that is safer than traditional skin needling rollers.

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IPL Breakthrough

NEW ADVANCES IN IPL PERMANENT HAIR REDUCTION MEAN BLONDE, WHITE, GREY AND RED HAIR CAN NOW BE SUCCESSFULLY TARGETED.

Laser and IPL (intense pulse light therapy) hair reduction have typically been ineffective on grey, blonde, white and red hair – until now. One of the largest manufacturers of medical device machines in Europe has created the Adena, a versatile IPL system that can permanently reduce fair or red hair.

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How The Mid Face Changes

You might not realise it, but your mid face is on region that draws your attention because of its contours and volume. The mid face includes your under-eye area, cheeks and nose region, and the balance of the area impacts the overall appearance of your face.

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Weight Gained Over The Party Season

Christmas is a time of food and festivities, New Year resolutions are often a wish to lose the weight gained over the party season.

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Anti -Ageing Is A Misnomer!

In actual fact it is about ageing well, preventing illness and promoting health; as it’s impossible to stop the ageing process.

My personal experience has led me on the path of introducing anti-ageing medicine to Rejuven8 Penrith Cosmetic Clinic. After all you cannot look good on the outside without looking after the inside! .

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“Am I being vain”?

It seems I am constantly asked this question when speaking with men and women who are contemplating medical facial rejuvenation and body shaping. Many are also struggling with feelings of guilt for spending money on their appearance. I reply that one’s appearance is a great asset and one of the most important to us. Why not want to look your best? And by the way, who wants to look older with each passing year?

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New Year Resolution

It’s New Year resolution time, yet again!! My clients at the clinic, have been commenting how fast this year has gone. I think life is like a toilet roll! It goes faster at the end! But the scary thing is, that even younger people are commenting how fast this year has gone. Maybe we are all doing far too much! Time speeds by. It’s time to say goodbye to the old year and hope and plan for the New Year and embrace 2010.

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Liposuction vs. Liposculpture

Although these terms are often used interchangeably, they refer to different scales of fat removal to achieve a specific result. Liposuction refers to the removal of excess fat from localised areas in the body, while liposculpture refers to more subtle shaping and body contouring.

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Skin Texture And Pigmentation, Preserve Your Healthy Glow

Smooth, radiant skin is an outward sign of inner health and youth. However, sun exposure, diet, hormones and smoking can add years to you actual years. The outer layers of skin are the most vulnerable to environmental factors and reflect structural and volume changes in the deeper layers below.

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Smile divnes Are Much Prettier Than Frown divnes

The Silly Season us upon once again! It seems like it was only a few months ago that we pulled the tree down and put away the decorations. Christmas time for me is a time of reflection. This year I am missing departed dear family members which rebalance my thinking as to what is really important in life.

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Naturally Occurring Sugars Can Be Good

The appearance of your face changes over time. Look at a person in their 50s or 60s compared to a photograph of them in their 20s and the differences are noticeable. Wrinkles, skin texture and pigment changes are some of the visible signs of aging that appear on the skins surface. Volume loss however is also a key change that occurs naturally over time.

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Don’t be seduced by a cheaper price…

I was fortunate and honoured to be one of the 6 Top cosmetic injectors selected by Allergan to be trained by DR Mauricio Di Maio,a world renowned surgeon who specialises in Botox and filler treatments for the face. He gave a very informative full day session on the assessment and treatment of facial ageing at all ages. It was a fascinating exploration of the anatomy of the area. The review of the anatomy is something all injectors should do regularly.

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Hands. Get a handle on a telltale sign of age

We can easily protect the skin on our face and head with sunscreen, hats, wide sunglasses and avoiding other environmental factors which affect the skins appearance. But its hard to be diligent with the skin on our hands.

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Liposculpture – Perfect Solution for Genetic Distribution of Fat

It’s your shape and not your weight that counts!

All the diets and exercise cannot change genetic distribution of fat. That is why some personal trainer, models, even gym junkies have liposculpture to sculpt stubborn fat areas.

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Lips to Love. Let’s Talk About A little Lip Enhancement

Full, plump lips are considered feminine and sexy. The ‘ideal’ lips, according to a survey of Australian women are full, natural looking and well defined, with a strong Cupid’s bow (the v-shaped area of the upper lip).

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Why is Winter Time The Best Time To Do Procedures??

The harsh summer sun can be very detrimental to the skin, and can compromise your skin if you have a deep chemical peel. The top protective layer is removed leaving the underlying skin tissue more susceptible to further damage and hyper pigmentation. Winter is an ideal time to do deep medical peels, as we tend to be indoors more and the sun isn’t as strong. Peels are ideal to remove some flaws in the skin and regenerate a fresher complexion.

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Smooth and Shapely

Liposculpture is a more refined procedure, requiring the use of smaller, thinner cannulae to achieve a smooth and contoured look. The aim in liposculpture is to produce a body contour that best fits the bony and muscular frame of the person.

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What is your skin telling you?

Ever wonder why your skin keeps breaking out in the same spot? Well, thanks to the combined knowledge of dermatologists who have analysed skin behaviour and ancient Chinese medicinal methods, you can interpret why your skin breaks out in certain spots by way of ‘face mapping.’

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How to get rid of Double Chin

How to get rid of double chin is the question that many of us ask who has not been lucky enough to have a perfect beautiful looking chin. Nobody wants to have a double chin but not always know how to get rid of it. Double chin can be as a result of an excessive weight issue or a part of our genetic makeup. In case of the genetic origin even slim people may have it. So for someone like that non-surgical lipolysis (fat melting) or liposuction is the only effective answer.

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Sweaty Business

Sweating is a natural defence of the body to help maintain health of the skin and regulate body temperature. However, there are some people who may find that their body over produces the amount of sweat the body actually needs. This is called Hyperhidrosis.

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Lead me to the Barre

Barre is a fast paced cardio and strength workout combining different exercises from ballet, yoga and pilates. The workout also incorporates some core work, “seat” (aka booty) tightening moves, a touch of choreography and stretching.

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What is Lip Enhancement and Lip Rejuvenation?

Lip enhancement is achieved by injecting Dermal Fillers into the lips to enhance their size, shape or borders. Lip Rejuvenation also involves injecting dermal fillers into the lips to refresh older lips that have thinned out, developed lines within the lip, or around the lips and to rehydrate tired looking lips.

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Not All Dermal Fillers Are the Same

As fashion, and make up trends change, so do cosmetic injectables trends. Procedures and techniques are always evolving and changing. That’s why it is imperative to find an injector that continues to train in the latest techniques and attends conferences to upgrade their skills continually. I have seen some clients that have had dated procedures due to the injector being stuck on old techniques.

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What can be done about Tech Neck?

Texting and working on the computer requires the tilting of the head down respectively. This leads to deepening of horizontal neck lines. Commonly known as “tech neck”. It is becoming prolific in younger females and I am now having increasing number of younger clients worrying about their neck.

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What to do if it does go wrong

Cosmetic injectable consumers really need to be aware of warning signs when there is an impending problem after a dermal filler treatment.

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What is a Non-Surgical Nose Job?

Surgical Nose Reshaping, also known as Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty or Non-Surgical Nose Job; is a simple procedure that uses dermal fillers to achieve a more desirable shape to the nose without surgery. Some reasons for considering Non-Surgical Nose Reshaping could be:

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What do I want? How much do I need it? How long will it last? Will I look plastic?

They are most of the frequently asked questions.

All Dermal fillers are not the same. The difference between an injector and an experienced master injector is the ability to be able to choose the right products to achieve the desired results. After an initial consultation at Rejuven8 we recommend the appropriate filler and give the client a treatment plan, explaining what they need.

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What to expect from skin during your 50’s & 60’s

When women reach their 50’s, they only have about one-tenth of the estrogen that they previously had. Because oestrogen stimulates collagen and oil production, this dramatic loss during menopause can manifest as very dry, cracked skin and existing fine and deep-set wrinkles will become more pronounced. As the face begins to sag overall, jowls can appear with the falling of the jawline and cheeks.

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Don’t forget your hands!

Women spend their whole lives doing for others. We’re professional cleanser, chefs and even handymen when need be. When we get rare moment to focus on ourselves, we concentrate only on our faces. We forget our two most important (and most used) assets – our hands.

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When times are tough divpstick sales go through the roof

It appears that the same theory can be applied to cosmetic work.

People want to look good feel good in hard times and for many reasons.

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Ask Nita – Liposuction FAQS

Liposuction is a suction-assisted surgical procedure used to remove localised deposits of subcutaneous fat from specific areas of the body such as thighs, hips, abdomen, buttocks, knees, upper arms, neck and chin.

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Liposculpture FAQS

If liposuction is performed under general anaesthesia, the patient will be taken to a recovery room for observation after the procedure until it can be determined there are no significant post-operative problems such as low blood pressure, dizziness or nausea and vomiting. If liposculpture is performed with local anaesthetic only, a patient can normally be discharged home around 30 minutes after the procedure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely not. Unfortunately there is a style of injecting that makes women look doll like. These young women are requesting that “Barbie’ look and go to great expense and copious volumes of filler to achieve this look. They enjoy the attention of looking that way. Porn actresses also favour this rubbery doll look for obvious reasons.

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Australasian Medical Aesthetics Congress (AMAC)

Last week I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend AMAC 2015, a Cosmetic Injectable conference exclusive to 300 delegates across Australia New Zealand.

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