What is the difference between closed and open rhinoplasty?

15th April 2017

Not all Rhinoplasty (nose jobs) procedures are the same, it is important you discuss your Surgeons' approach with them. Historical records indicate that rhinoplasty was first done to replace the missing nose. The nose could…

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Which Breast Implants Should I Have? – Silicone or Saline? 

29th March 2017

Are you considering a breast augmentation with implants? Dr Kalus sheds some light on the safety of saline versus silicone. Breast implants have been available for around 50 years and did you know that the…

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The True Cost of Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

09th March 2017

Buyer Beware! Patients often come to us having received quotes from other practices for cosmetic surgery procedures.  It is a requirement that you have full financial disclosure before proceeding with any surgery.  This means that…

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Cosmetic Surgery and the Workplace Beauty Premium

28th February 2017

Self-esteem Following Surgery Those of us who know Mr Allan Kalus, are aware that, as well as being an eminent plastic surgeon, he is a husband and father of 3 daughters.  His youngest daughter, Alicia,…

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A Woman’s experience with Fat Transfer to the Breasts

16th February 2017

FAT TRANSFER TO BREASTS We came across this blog recently about a woman having Fat Transfer to her breasts and we thought that we might share it with you. The blogger writes about her experience…

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The use of drains in surgery

12th January 2017

“Will I need a drain as part of my surgery?” This is a question patients often ask and it is best answered in this way:- In operations such as abdominoplasty, breast reduction and breast augmentation…

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Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

23rd December 2016

An important read for anyone with or considering implants: On the 19th December 2016 the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) provided updated information regarding breast implant associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. At Avenue Plastic Surgery we…

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How to choose between an implant and fat transfer for breast augmentation.

11th December 2016

If you are contemplating breast enlargement (augmentation) then you must make a choice between using an artificial breast implant or using your own fat (autologous fat transfer).  But how do you make that choice?  Here…

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What happens when a saline implant ruptures?

01st December 2016

  It is very rare for a saline implant to rupture and most of our implants are expected to last at least 20 years. Recently, however, a patient experienced the unusual event of rupture of…

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Instagram and Imagined Ugliness

21st November 2016

When Social Media Hurts Sometimes people become extremely self-conscious about a certain aspect of their appearance.  This can progress to a point where their behaviour becomes obsessive in nature. For example, I recently saw a…

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