Before and After
Chris Moss Plastic Surgery
Dr Moss (MBBS,Dip.Anat., FRACS) is a renowned Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who specialises in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Dr Moss is an expert in plastic surgery of the face and devotes the majority of his practice to performing facelift, neck lift, temple lift, brow lift, fat injections, blepharoplasty eyelid surgery and cosmetic nose reshaping surgery. Dr Moss also regularly performs corrective nose surgery (including rhinoplasty, septoplasty and airway surgery), cosmetic breast surgery (including breast augmentation with breast implants, breast lift and breast reduction) and body contouring. Dr Moss prides himself on also staying up to date with global advances in modern non-surgical cosmetic and anti-ageing treatments of the face and body and provides a personally selected range of proven treatments and state of the art technologies at his Liberty Belle Skin Centre.
Introduction to Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery, while not necessarily essential to physical health, can make a significant contribution to emotional well-being and self-esteem by improving the appearance of body features and therefore enhancing one's self-image and confidence. This can translate into increased enjoyment of life and improved confidence in work and social life. Cosmetic surgery can be classed as either therapeutic (to treat abnormal appearance , often associated with medical symptoms), or non-therapeutic (to address concerns in those who wish to enhance or improve a feature for personal reasons). In appropriate candidates both forms of cosmetic surgery are now well accepted as reasonable and logical options in view of the proven benefits that successful surgery will deliver for an individual’s life.
Therapeutic cosmetic surgery involves the correction of an area of abnormal anatomy that causes either visible deformity, or displeasing appearance in association with medical symptoms. As these therapeutic cosmetic surgery procedures are for the correction of abnormalities (i.e. medical indications), they are considered therapeutic and are therefore usually covered partly by Medicare and your private health insurance cover.
Cosmetic surgery procedures that may have therapeutic indications include:
Rhinoplasty / Nose Surgery (e.g. for severe crookedness, deformity due to injury or for nose problems causing breathing restriction), Nasal Airway Surgery (for nose breathing restriction due to a deviated nasal septum or enlarged turbinates), Otoplasty (i.e. setback of abnormally prominent ears), Breast Reduction (e.g. for neck/back pain or skin rashes under the breasts), Breast Lift (for significant breast sagging within 7 years of childbirth), Breast Implant Revision/Redo Surgery (for non-cosmetic breast implant complications or capsules), Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck (e.g. for excessive tummy wall laxity causing symptoms such as back pain).
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Please note that fully qualified specialist surgeons in Victoria have traditionally been referred to as Mr, however not all patients are aware of this so to avoid confusion Dr Moss now uses the title Dr.
Selecting a qualified and skilled plastic surgeon is an extremely important factor in the safety and success of your cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr Moss suggests three principles in helping you make this decision:
- Always check the credentials of your surgeon! Ask if they are a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
- Make sure you are comfortable with the artistic style of your surgeon's results and confirm exactly what they plan for you. Obtain further opinions until you are entirely comfortable with your surgeon.
- It is false economy to put your health and appearance at risk by simply shopping for the lowest cost or a "quickie" procedure. Satisfaction with your surgery should be your first priority - remember, your result is for a lifetime.
The ideal person for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery recognises a specific area in which his or her appearance or function could be improved and has a strong personal motivation to make this change. The reasons for choosing to have Cosmetic Plastic Surgery are varied. While some individuals may request noticeable changes, others require subtle refinements.
Negative feelings about one's appearance can deeply impact on a person's self confidence. In appropriate people, well performed Cosmetic Plastic Surgery can remove these concerns and improve self-esteem and well being. While Cosmetic Plastic Surgery is not for everyone, it is now recognised by most people to be a perfectly logical and acceptable option for those with concerns over a body feature or excessive signs of ageing.
Naturally it is important to have realistic expectations and remember that improvement in one's face or body does not guarantee personal or career success. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery offers just one tool, among many, for a person to make positive changes in their life.
- Member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgeons
- Member of the Rhinoplasty Society
- Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Corres.)
- International Active Member of the American Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery
- Member of International Society of Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery
- Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons