It is natural to have questions prior to your procedure. At the Eden Institute in Sydney, we encourage our patients to be fully informed about our processes and procedures to ensure your experience is personal and tailored to achieve your desired results.
The Eden Institute blends a holistic approach, exceptional plastic surgery expertise with artistry to give you natural results and reveal a new YOU. With a specialist cosmetic and plastic surgery division and a state-of-the-art non-surgical MediSpa, the Eden Institute can become your life partner in aesthetic wellness. Whether it’s a quick freshen up, non-surgical rejuvenation, cosmetic plastic surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery or dermal fillers, Eden is there for you.
Under Australian law, any medical doctor can perform cosmetic surgery, even a family GP. Dr Edinburg is a specially trained expert and is accredited in cosmetic and plastic surgery by the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, which is the only statutory recognised body for training of specialist plastic surgeons in Australia.
Dr Edinburg has completed a full fellowship of the College in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (FRACS – Plastic Surgery).
The specialist training involves the following requirements:
Your health and surgical results are of paramount importance to Dr Edinburg. His expertise and care set him apart. Always thoroughly research the credentials of your surgeon.
Consultations with Dr Edinburg will vary according to the individual treatment or range of treatments that you require. These can take between 20 and 40 minutes. A referral from your local doctor is advisable but not essential for every procedure. Ask us to guide you.
Most reconstructive procedures (like skin cancers, moles, most lesions and growths, most hand conditions) attract a Medicare rebate plus Health Fund benefits (if the procedure is performed in hospital).
For some cosmetic surgery procedures including breast lift surgery, abdominoplasty, rhinoplasty, upper eyelid surgery, otoplasty (ear) surgery, male breast reduction (gynaecomastia), as well as a few others, Medicare item numbers and associated rebates may be applicable.
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Many patients have the same confusion. In Australia, plastic surgeons are trained as specialists through the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. The word 'cosmetic' is simply a word, just like 'family GP' - the word "family" is not a specialist training but a word. It's the same with the word "cosmetic". Any doctor can put the words "cosmetic surgeon" as a part of his or her title, with or without any formal or specialist training.
In order to use the title 'Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon' the surgeon must undergo the formal specialist training through RACS. Cosmetic surgery is another facet of a Plastic Surgeon's Reconstructive training.
The short answer is that tummy tucks are not designed to reduce your weight. They are there to recontour and give you a better, firmer abdominal shape. Of course some people may lose weight in the process due to the amount of tissue removed.
Some of my patients who are looking to firm up their abdominal area and hips and thighs are good candidates for CoolSculpting (non surgical, fat-reduction by cooling).
Both of these procedures can provide wonderful results. Neither are about weight loss.
If it’s only the weight you want to lose, you are looking in the wrong place. If you want resculpting, then it is appropriate to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to see which medically-proven options are best for you.
I believe I can give my patient the best result when they have reached a stable weight. That way I know what I am working with. It's just like buying clothes - no good buying something now if you will be thinner in a few months. And surgery is, of course, more permanent than that, so think carefully. I can do the surgery at any stage, however, it's your end result that I'm looking at.