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What is Considered the Perfect Nose Shape?

Are you unhappy with the size and shape of your nose? Rhinoplasty is one of the most frequently requested plastic surgeries around the world. Whether slightly off-center from an injury, or simply too large for one?s face, a nose that is deemed imperfect can lead to a number of self-esteem concerns.

While the definition of a perfect nose shape may be subjective, there are a number of features that are generally considered ideal.

Features of the nose that may not be considered ideal

Noses come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Noses are even often categorized as being one of 13 nose types, including Greek, Roman, Celestial, Nubian and more. There are some features amongst each type that may not be considered perfect by those living with them. Some of these include the following.

  • A large bump on the nose
  • A nose that is too wide
  • A nose that juts out too far from the rest of the face
  • A nose that has a bulbous tip
  • A nose that features large, flared nostrils

During your consultation with Dr Michael Zacharia, you?ll be given the opportunity to discuss the features of your nose that you?d like to see changed. It?s important that you have realistic expectations about what the surgery may help you to achieve.

Features of the nose that are often considered to be perfect

Just what is the perfect nose shape? A nose that would be considered to be ideal, or perfect, is a nose that has a shape that works in harmony with your other facial features. The goal of facial plastic surgery is never to completely alter the way that you look, but to enhance your natural looks with a nose that has a more harmonious shape to it.

Keep in mind that our own personal perception of beauty can help us to define those features that are considered to be perfect for men and women. There is also a touch of an artistic flair that goes hand-in-hand with beauty and with cosmetic surgery. This means that the idea of perfection cannot always be defined with numbers and simple lines alone.

As an experienced and talented facial plastic surgeon, Dr Michael Zacharia can help you to better understand your aesthetic proportions and the types of improvements that surgery can offer you.

Some of the features of a nose that may be considered perfect could include the following:

  • A nose that is in proportion with the rest of the facial features
  • A smooth profile to the nose
  • A smaller tip, versus a bulbous tip
  • A nose that has symmetrical nostrils
  • A nose that is straight and not off-center

The ideal nose shape, through the years

The nose is the most prominent feature on our face, which makes it glaringly obvious when we have some sort of concern with it. Throughout the years, the notion of what makes the ideal nose has changed to meet the needs of a changing world and a changing ideal of beauty.

For many years, the shape and size of the nose were associated with certain cultures and races. This often led people to want to alter their nose so that they would be able to blend in more, and remove any stigmas that may be associated with their ethnic features.

Through the years, diseases and war have had an impact on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, with the goal of restoring normalcy for those who had been afflicted. Today, rhinoplasty is considered to be less of a way to remove cultural associations but more of a way to enhance one?s natural beauty.

To learn more about how the rhinoplasty can help you to achieve your aesthetic perfection, schedule a consultation with Dr Michael Zacharia.

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5 Tips for Anyone Considering Dermal Fillers

It has never been easier to treat the common signs of ageing and out of all the treatment options that are currently available, dermal fillers are still one of the safest and most effective.

With the help of hyaluronic acid and a qualified injector, patients can experience a smoother, more youthful appearance throughout the year.

If you?ve recently noticed that you have a few more lines and wrinkles across your face than you once did, this is what you need to know before you receive dermal fillers.

Tips for Achieving the Best Dermal Filler Results

A little goes a long way

You?ve heard it before, less is more, and this is particularly true with dermal fillers. It?s always better to start out with fewer injections until you can gauge your results. You can always make a second appointment if you feel you need an additional treatment. Never let a doctor talk you into purchasing multiple syringes, especially if this will be your first treatment. You want your results to look natural, so start out slowly.

You?ve been given pre-treatment instructions for a reason

If you?ve decided that dermal fillers are the best way to treat your lines and wrinkles, Dr Michael Zacharia will provide you with a

list of pre-treatment instructions. These instructions are designed to help you achieve the best results, which is why it?s so important to follow them. For example, you will be asked to cut out certain vitamins and supplements at least two weeks prior to your appointment to reduce bruising and bleeding.

Be aware of cheap deals

Everyone loves a good deal but the words ?cheap? and ?dermal fillers? should not be used together. Imitation products will not provide you with the results that you?re hoping for, so avoid clinics that offer dermal filler treatments at prices that seem too good to be true. Clinics that are determined to cut costs generally don?t provide the level of care that you should expect from a professional medical practice anyway.

Listen to what your doctor has to say

Reputable doctors will always take a personalised approach to treatments such as dermal fillers because they want to create results that compliment your face. If you?re trying to recreate a celebrity?s lips or you?re expecting the same results as a friend, know that there?s a good chance your doctor won?t agree with your decision. Always listen to your doctor?s recommendations before you make go ahead with a treatment.

It Is Possible for Fillers to Be Pain-Free

If you?ve never been too keen on the idea of injections, know that your dermal filler treatments don?t need to be painful. Almost all cosmetic clinics will apply an anaesthetic cream to the area that will be treated to make your session more comfortable. You will need to arrive a little earlier for your appointment but there really is no need to be concerned about pain. Some clinics also offer ice as a pre-treatment option, ensuring the skin?s pain receptors aren?t able to detect the pain of the needles as much.

Dermal fillers really are one of the quickest, safest and most affordable ways to rejuvenate your face without the need for downtime.

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5 Common Rhinoplasty Myths Debunked

Even though rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world, particularly in countries such as Australia and the United States, it is still very misunderstood.

A lot of the information that?s available online is incorrect, which means patients are either approaching surgery incorrectly or avoiding it completely because of what they?ve read.

Regardless of the surgery you?ve decided on, it?s essential that you educate yourself on every aspect of the procedure before you go ahead and schedule it. This article aims to clear up some of the common myths surrounding rhinoplasty.

5 Common Rhinoplasty Misconceptions

Myth 1: Rhinoplasty is Purely Cosmetic

Rhinoplasty does offer cosmetic benefits but there are a number of functional benefits too. Dr Michael Zacharia has helped countless patients reshape and resize their noses but he also regularly treats patients who are experiencing breathing difficulties or have nasal obstructions. Patients who have been in accidents will usually undergo rhinoplasty surgery for both aesthetic and functional reasons, so this is definitely not just a cosmetic procedure.

Myth 2: Rhinoplasty Is a One-Size-Fits-All Procedure

Think about it this way ? nobody has the same nose and people have very different opinions about what a beautiful nose looks like, so there?s no reason why rhinoplasty procedures would be exactly the same. Your surgeon?s goal is to create a nose that fits in with and balances your other facial features, which means every rhinoplasty surgery needs to be customised according to a patient?s specific needs.

Myth 3: People Can Spot a Nose Job a Mile Away

If you can tell that someone?s had a nose job, their surgeon didn?t do a very good job. Experienced surgeons will always aim to achieve the most natural-looking results using either open or closed rhinoplasty surgery. By the end of your recovery period, you should look like you were born with your new nose.

Myth 4: Rhinoplasty is a Basic Procedure that Any Surgeon Can Perform

This is definitely not the case. Rhinoplasty is, in fact, one of the most complex cosmetic surgeries and requires advanced knowledge and very specific skills. It?s important to carefully weigh your options before you select a surgeon for your procedure. It?s always better to choose a surgeon with good credentials and specific experience with all aspects of rhinoplasty. Always ask to see before and after photos as this will give you a very good idea of what a surgeon is capable of.

Myth 5: You Won?t Know What Your Nose Will Look Like Until after Your Surgery

Advanced imaging technology now makes it possible to see your new nose before you even schedule your surgery. After your surgeon takes photos of your existing nose from every angle, specialised software will be used to digitally recreate your nose, allowing you to decide whether you are happy with the new shape before any permanent changes are made. This digital image of your nose isn?t exactly what your new nose will look like after your surgery but your surgeon will aim to get it as close as possible.

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Give Your Beauty a Boost This Spring!

Give your beauty a boost this Spring!

Our new Beauty Booster treatment will bring you glow back, in only 30 minutes!

Is your complexion dull? Is your skin dry? Are dreaded lines and wrinkles appearing? If you are looking for a treatment to repair your skin, the Beauty Booster could be the solution for you.

What is Beauty Booster?

Recently launched in Australia, the Beauty Booster is a unique hydration treatment, completely customised to target individual skin concerns such as dehydration, tired-looking skin, fine lines and wrinkles.

Offering a wide range of skin-boosting benefits, the Beauty Booster can be used to achieve tighter, firmer skin on the face, lower eyelid, forehead, neck, d?colletage and hands.

What does it involve?

The Beauty Booster treatments have a plumping effect on the skin, improving its elasticity and hydration, making the skin noticeably radiant and glowing.

A session takes just 30 minutes and the practitioner will usually apply numbing cream prior to the treatment.

The Beauty Booster treatment involves fine micro-injections of a hydrating treatment along your wrinkle lines and evenly spread over your whole face. This hydrator consists of a unique patented formula of effective natural components (amino acids, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins). The unique combination stimulates ongoing collagen production, regenerating and nourishing the skin.

The treatment is quick, precise and effective. There is minimal pain or discomfort and on average, you should experience minimal downtime. Any bruising or blotchiness post-treatment usually resolves within four days and incorporating the post-treatment protocol using Oxygenetix Foundation, no one will notice them anyway.

What are the results?

The Beauty Booster treatment has a wide range of skincare benefits. The results are visibly lighter, smoother, and softer skin after a few treatments, while the effects are subtle and natural looking. Immediately after the first treatment session your skin will appear less creased, more hydrated and supple.

These results should remain for at least 12 months post-treatment. Three Beauty Booster treatments are recommended about two to four weeks apart, with six-monthly top ups.

Beauty Booster

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Get that Summer body, without going to the gym, without surgery, with no downtime at all?

Get that Summer body, without going to the gym, without surgery, with no downtime at all?

Sculpture, SculpSure.

They sound very similar, don?t they?

That?s because with SculpSure, we can sculpt your body by destroying fat cells, getting rid of those areas of fat that you can?t seem to shift. As we get older, we tend to develop little ?problem areas?, usually our mid-sections, love handles, inner thighs and buttocks are the main culprits. These jiggly little areas that tend to haunt us.

But what if you could just melt these sections away?

SculpSure uses body contouring technology to safely target fat cells in just 25 minutes, without affecting the surface of the skin! And with no recovery time after the treatment, you can walk in and walk out.

How does it work?

It?s pretty simple how the process works. The laser energy targets and heats fat cells under the skin. It raises the temperature of these fat cells, this damages their structural integrity (meanwhile there?s still no negative effect on you!). Over the next three months, damaged fat cells are processed and eliminated by your body?s lymphatic system.

Thanks for the science-y answer, what?s it going to feel like?

While this treatment heats your fat cells, you?re going to feel a cooling sensation, this helps to keep you comfortable during the treatment. The cooling system stays on during the entire treatment, so you?re in good, comfortable hands, you may experience some warmth or a tingling sensation, every customer will have different experiences.

After this, fat cells are permanently removed! They cannot regenerate, and results can be seen in as little as 6 weeks.

Take note though, a good diet is key to avoid creating more fat cells, and patients may require several sessions for optimal results.

If you?re looking to learn more and want to speak to a real person about our treatments, please call us on (02) 9192 1600 or fill out a form on this website. We can do in-person or virtual consultations.

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Factor4 ? why is it so amazing?

Factor4 ? Growth factor therapy is a highly effective anti-ageing treatment that uses natural proteins present in our body!

There?s a laundry list of issues that Factor4 can fix. The most popular being full face rejuvenation, stretch marks, hair rejuvenation in men, crepey and sagging skin and scarring.

This treatment is more refined than the ?Vampire Facial? made popular by Kim K. It?s also a natural alternative to muscle relaxants.

But let?s focus on hair rejuvenation for men.

Have you got a man in your life who?s starting to thin on top? Is he a bit proud to say anything?


Are you that man? Secretly googling how to fix that receding hair line, because toupees fool no one. Growth factor is a non-invasive treatment that works and is a permanent solution. Restore your hair, and your confidence!

How?s it done?

Every formulation of Factor4 is unique, because we take a sample of your blood and incubate it using a patented scientific technique. After 6-9 hours of incubation which stimulates growth factors in the blood, a super potent serum is created.

What have we created?

Your very own personalised serum, it?s a highly concentrated formulation of your own growth factor and cytokines, we can use this immediately or store it for future use.

Then what do you do with it?

We administer Factor4 by means of micro-needling (see video below). This is a non-invasive treatment with virtually no downtime and it can be done in our chair at our MediSpa, easy! Any remainder serum is then massaged into your skin, we don?t waste a drop!

Best of all, your body will naturally accept Factor4, because it?s made from your own blood!

We recommend 4 treatments. This is going to achieve the desired effect and regrow those thinning patches or receding hairlines.

Starring in the video is a customer who has tried lots of different methods to regrow his hair, including shampoos, tablets and straight up prayer, none of which has made those little hair follicles come back.

With four treatments of Factor4, he?s regained his hair!

If you don?t believe us, see the before & after below! It?s amazing!


If you?re looking to learn more and want to speak to a real person about our treatments, please call us on (02) 9192 1600 or fill out a form on this website. We can do in-person or virtual consultations.

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Questions to Ask in Your Consultation for a Facelift: Part 2

Following on from our blog post, ?Questions to Ask in Your Consultation for a Facelift: Part 1?, this article deals with some other relevant questions that clients have brought up in their initial consultations with Dr Zacharia, our renowned facelift surgeon in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Add these questions to your list to ask the surgeon in your one on one consult.

1. When will I be able to exercise again?

Because a facelift is a facial surgery, you may have to wait longer to exercise than other types of surgery. This is because when you exercise, the blood flowing to the face can be disruptive to getting optimal results and inhibit the reduction of swelling.
We conservatively recommend taking around four to six weeks off from your exercise routine. Ensure that you have the approval of your surgeon before resuming exercise, as each person’s recovery experience is unique.

2. When will I need to come in for my next checkup?

The surgeon will need to see you for a follow-up appointment shortly after your surgery to check that your recovery is progressing as it should. Dr Zacharia will see you straight after the surgery and the following day. You will have check-ups at various stages to ensure your comfort and healing progress. You will be able to contact our nurse 24/7 and you are welcome to come in at any time during your recovery if you feel anxious or concerned about your healing process.

3. Would you recommend other treatments first?

In some cases, the surgeon may recommend that you try other treatments for a while such as fillers, muscle relaxants or peels if they think that you don?t warrant a facelift as yet. These are effective treatment options for many women. A mini-lift may be an alternative to a full facelift, too.

4. Will I need further surgery in the future?

You will always look younger than you would without having a facelift, it is important, however, to look after your new complexion. We see the best facelift results over time with our patients who regularly invest in skincare treatments in their post-surgery skin regimes. Our MediSpa Clinic offers a range of treatments specifically designed to support our new youthful skin and lasting results.

5. Could you provide a rough estimate of the cost involved?

Cost is an important factor in many people?s decision-making processes. Your surgeon should be able to provide an estimate of costs. This will depend on the type of facelift, technique, and difficulty of your specific case.
If you are looking for a facelift consultation, then come and see Dr Michael Zacharia to discuss your facelift plastic surgery options. Dr Zacharia is an established facial surgeon, and you will feel at ease in our modern Double Bay clinic.

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Questions to Ask in Your Consultation for a Facelift: Part 1

Considering a facelift? There?s no time like now to book in for a consultation – a face to face sit down will answer all your queries in one session and saves you the sometimes exhausting process of internet research – whereas we all know – information can be misleading.

If you walk into the consultation with a list of questions to ask, you can make sure you have all the bases covered. Here are ten of the most popular questions that clients have when coming to our clinic for the first time.

1. What type of facelift do you recommend?

Full facelift with brow lift? Mini facelift? There are multiple facelift options that you can choose from. Some facelifts work at a different layer of skin than others, like the SMAS facelift. Ask Dr Zacharia what he recommends for you, he has had many years of experience working with a range of skin types and age groups. With his wealth of knowledge and your individual skin goals in mind, he will be able to recommend the facelift option which will have the best results for your unique case.

2. How many years? experience have you had in performing facelifts?

The more experience a surgeon has had, the more reliable their results. Many clients come to our clinic because they know they can trust in the expertise of Dr Zacharia. Dr Zacharia is firmly established as one of Sydney?s Eastern Suburbs’ most respected Facial Plastic Surgeons.

3. Which hospital do you use?

Take an interest in which hospital you?ll be staying at for your surgery. Researching the preferred hospital for a surgeon can help to put you more at ease about going into surgery.

4. Will I need to stay overnight in the hospital?

Find out whether the type of facelift you?re recommended will require an overnight stay in the hospital or whether you?ll just be a day patient. For a full facelift an overnight stay will be required, Dr Zacharia?s patients stay overnight in a private room for all facelifts.

5. How long will I need to take off work for recovery?

Some types of facelifts require more time off work than others. Ask about the expected recovery time for your chosen treatment. For a full facelift, you will probably be best to set aside two weeks post-surgery to relax and recuperate.

When you book your consult with Dr Zacharia, his skill, knowledge and experience combined with his undeniable level of care for his patients will set your mind at ease about the procedure so you can focus on enjoying the results.

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New Year: New You

Here it is 2018, ready to remind you that another year has gone by, and what have you achieved? There is no better time than the New Year to start thinking about your life goals, and where you would like to be when 2019 comes around. People that set achievable goals and then go on to complete them live more fulfilling lives overall. The sense of achievement once you?ve ticked something significant off your list gives a rush like no other.

The new year is a perfect time to commit to looking after yourself more. Starting with looking after your skin with various treatments (check out the amazing options at our Medispa) and it may also be that certain physical attributes have been causing you some grief over the past years. Ears sticking out more than you would like or a nose that inhibits you socially or causes sinus and breathing problems. Things that you keep telling yourself you will get to one day?

Setting a personal new year goal to finally have rhinoplasty performed is just as viable a goal as going on that New York trip that you always wanted to go on but never found the time. If you would like to fix your nose, then there is no better time than right now. It?s time to take a leap and get out there and do it. Putting off things that we want in our lives only disappoints ourselves. Life is there for the living ? the longer you wait, the less time you have to enjoy the results.

There are times in your life when you are at a crossroads. You know that you want to do something, but you?re not sure if now is the right time. The feeling that you will get from finally ticking that item off your bucket list that you?ve been thinking about for years will give you an amazing sense of satisfaction. It will also free you up to start concentrating on other life goals that you have in front of you.

Dr Zacharia is an experienced facial plastic surgeon who prides himself on helping his clients to achieve their own personal aesthetic goals. He is dedicated to ensuring clients walk away from our clinic and their surgeries happy and healthy, and ready to move on to conquer their next life moves. If you would like to talk about undergoing nose job surgery in the New Year, then make sure to give us a call, or send an email to discuss your options. Isn?t it time you did?

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Are The Results From A Facelift Permanent

From the banks of our most asked questions about facelifts comes a popular one: are the results from a facelift permanent?

Naturally, facelift patients are looking for reassurance that their results will be natural, beautiful, and long lasting. This is why many clients ask whether the results of a facelift are permanent.

The answer to this question is actually a combination of yes and no.

An expertly conducted facelift by Dr Zacharia will make a more youthful and refreshed improvement in how old you appear.

It will take years, and indeed sometimes decades off the apparent age of your face. A facelift corrects ageing in the lower face from below the eyes, all the way down to the neck. A brow lift is a good option for those who would like some upper face corrections as well. This tightening and repositioning of the underlying fatty facial structures are indeed long lasting.

While you will always appear more youthful than you would without having had a facelift, your face will begin to age again, but this presents the perfect opportunity to look after the investment you made by having a facelift. There are many treatments offered by our Medispa aimed specifically at extending the benefits of facial surgery, particularly laser, LED light therapies and medical grade skin care. The Medispa can specifically tailor a formulated skin care treatment plan to your individual complexion’s needs.

One of the surest ways to ensure the longevity of your facelift is to choose a well respected plastic surgeon to do the work. Lead a healthy lifestyle in the lead up to surgery, including eating well, exercising, getting enough water intake, keeping your face out of the sun, etc. Post op, make sure that you attend all your follow up appointments with the surgeon to make sure that your progress is continuing as expected. Maintain a healthy lifestyle afterwards and start to really look after your refreshed skin with exemplary skin care and sun exposure avoidance. The healthier that you are, the slower your body ? and face ? will show signs of ageing.

Dr Zacharia can help to answer all of the questions that you have regarding your facelift surgery so you can start looking forward to your new, reinvigorated appearance. A skilled facial plastic surgeon, Dr Zacharia operates out of our professional clinic in the Double Bay area. If you are interested in booking in for a consultation for a facelift, make sure to get in touch so we can arrange this for you.

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