Collins St, Melbourne | Brighton | Bentleigh East
Dr Mansoor Mirkzem - Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon - BMedSci MBBS FRACS[Plas]

FAQs

Why do we get wrinkles and when do they start?

As we age, the skin loses its collagen and elastin fibres and gets thinner. The secretion of oil from the sebaceous glands decreases and the skin tend to become drier. The fat in the subcutaneous layer also begins to gradually reduce. All these changes cause the skin to sag leading to the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. There is no fixed age for appearance of wrinkles. Both heredity and lifestyle play an important role in the development of wrinkles.

What does plastic surgery mean?

The term plastic surgery is derived from the ancient Greek word "Plastikos", which means to mould or give form. Plastic surgery aims to modify the shape of body structures to improve or restore the appearance of the deformed part.

What is the difference between Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, and Reconstructive Surgery?

Plastic surgery is a treatment modality to restore, reconstruct, and improve the misshaped body parts for cosmetic and/or therapeutic purpose. Plastic surgery is further sub-divided into cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery.

Reconstructive surgery aims at correction of physical form and function of a defect or deformity which may be inborn or acquired due to illness or trauma to just acceptable degree, whereas, cosmetic surgery is done solely for the aesthetic reasons.

Will I have a scaring after surgery?

Surgical scars are embarrassing and some scars are very tough they cannot be eliminated easily. People opting for cosmetic surgeries may have a question ‘Do the cosmetic surgeries leave the scars in place?’. Cosmetic surgeries are performed to improve the aesthetic appearance and therefore surgeons make all their efforts to minimise or hide the scars. They hide the scars in the folds of the skin, under the hairline or close incisions in a way that it leaves very minimal scars and are not easily visible.

Nature of scars after plastic surgeries depends on the skin type and healing capabilities of an individual. Some scars may vanish over time; some may require moderate care; and some scars need appropriate treatments such as topical applications, dermabrasion, and scar revision surgery.

Can I expect the removal of moles or skin cancer during my consultation?

Your convenience is of utmost importance to Dr. Mansoor. If you would like the skin lesion treated, please let the receptionist know. If at all possible, Dr. Mansoor would remove the lesion immediately after the consultation. If not, you may discuss your preferred dates of surgery.

What should I bring with me when I come for a scheduled office appointment?

  • Referral letter from GP, family physician or other doctor if needed
  • Medicare card, DVA card, pension card
  • Have your Private Hospital Insurance information with you
  • Reports, X-rays, MRI's, CT scans etc. and any other relevant medical information

How do I schedule an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment by calling us directly during our working hours or online.

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