How Do I Choose the Right Type of Implant?

The decision to undergo breast augmentation surgery is highly personal. Women seek the procedure for a variety of reasons - from correcting asymmetry to restoring volume after pregnancy or weight loss, to wanting to feel sexier or more confident - and each woman has a different idea of how “ideal” results might look.

At Shape Clinic, we strive to help every patient achieve her desired outcomes by acting as a guide for the full scope of the procedure. From consultation to recuperation, it is our mission to help you navigate the complexity involved in choosing implants, choosing placement, preparing for surgery, and enjoying a healthy recovery. One of our most important tasks will be selecting the type of breast implant that is best suited to your body type, lifestyle, and aesthetic objectives. There are several factors to consider when making this choice:

TYPE: Silicone or Saline?

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How Long Does It Take To Recover From Breast Surgery?

As treatments that enlarge, reduce, reshape or lift the breasts become more mainstream, the stigma surrounding them has plummeted. Patients are increasingly comfortable talking about their procedures and proudly sharing the results, but the popularity of breast enhancement surgeries can create the mistaken impression that they are “easy” or “quick fixes” that may be undertaken with little consideration for what the actual procedures require.

While Dr. Liew at the Shape Clinic is happy to see that women no longer feel shame for choosing breast surgery, he also firmly believes patients should be well-informed about the process from start to finish. A desire to look like your favourite celebrity or internet influencer should first be replaced with the goal of becoming the best version of you. Next, you need to understand that breast enhancement is a process that extends beyond the surgery itself. Recovery time is a vital part of achieving your aesthetic goals.

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FACE VALUE: Cost of Filler $400. True Cost of Filler $400K

“I’m so sorry, but I simply couldn’t get past her puffy cheeks and over-inflated lips. I know my bias is unacceptable, especially in the current climate of conscious culture, but I couldn’t ignore the fact that she would be representing the face of the company if we hired her.”

Today I had the opportunity to catch up with a good friend who happens to be the president of a major international company. He is in town to hire an Australian CEO to oversee the Asia Pacific arm of the business, a job that offers a salary package in excess of $400K.

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Why treat your face like a jigsaw?

Non-surgical facial injectables have become the most sought after cosmetic treatment worldwide. Yet, now it is established as a safe, effective and essential part of keeping us looking at our best I am constantly amazed at the haphazard way patients approach their facial treatments.

While no-one would contemplate having three or four dentists or cardiologists, patients seem to think nothing of going from one clinic to the next for their facial injectables. They will get their forehead treated with one clinician, their mid-face filled at the next and another specialist for laser treatments. They treat their face like a jigsaw puzzle, a collection of separate parts rather than the face as a whole.

Lecturing around the world I have noticed this is a growing trend everywhere – be it Europe, the United States or Asia. And it comes at a big cost. At a time when new advanced treatments and products are delivering unprecedented results, these patients are missing out. And worse still, we are starting to see more patients with suboptimal results and a disharmonious facial appearance because they don’t have an overall facial treatment plan.

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My husband will divorce me if he finds out I've had Anti-wrinkle Injections & Fillers!

For years, I have had patients confess that they have to hide the truth and make a secret of having had anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers from their husbands.

"He will divorce me, he doesn't believe in those things, he thought I looked good for my age but I have never had the courage to tell him."

Clients have gone to great lengths to hide treatment times, booking in while their spouse is away, telling them the bruise or swelling is from laser treatment for capillaries and paying cash for their treatment, using personal credit cards and never taking a tell tale receipt.

At times, I have even been party to a little creative camaraderie and become somewhat adept at offering suitable ideas for my female clients to excuse various treatments. “Perhaps, tell them you have an allergy or an insect bite or it’s a result of dental work or even that Dr Liew is trialling new skin treatments for dermatitis.”

Shocking but true and after years of wondering why these harmless stories needed to be told, I have finally understood what the husbands at home fear

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