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Scar Talk: The MicroNeedling Solution

We’ve seen more than our share of scars at About Face. Some patients consider their scars badges of honour and mementos of youthful hijinks or perhaps a high school sports injury. Other patients would love to erase their scars, forget about childhood acne, and have beautiful, unblemished skin again.

Grudge Match: MicroNeedling vs. Sun Damage

In 2016, Vogue magazine called microneedling “the next big thing in skin care.” How right they were! Microneedling was and continues to be an in-demand treatment at About Face.

Dermapen 3 – The Generation Next in Skin Care

Whoever coined the expression “No pain, no gain” wasn’t talking about Dermapen 3. The innovative microneedling device has shown it can deliver the same skin-beautifying results as fractional laser treatments.

Ptosis: Get the Scoop on the Droop

Are you familiar with an eye condition known as ptosis? Forrest Whittaker is. The Academy Award-winning actor has this congenital problem.

Introducing 2 Great Ways to Save Your Skin

Plummeting mercury is one indicator that winter is coming on fast. Another is the increase in patients visiting our medispa in Edgecliff eager to change their skin care routine.

Why Your MediSpa Needs a Tailor

You wouldn’t think twice about asking your doctor for healthcare solutions based on your body’s needs and unique chemistry, would you?

A Heady Cocktail for Skincare Treatments

Do you enjoy a well-mixed cocktail, where the elements of the drink enhance one another so beautifully that the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of its parts? We apply that same mixologist philosophy to skincare.

Want to Heal Faster? Eat Protein!

Healthy eating is a hot topic at our practice. We share nutrition information with our patients because we know that what you eat can have a dramatic effect on how your body heals after surgery.

Rhinoplasty: Shaping Noses Since 600 BC

Rhinoplasty has never been more popular. Harper’s Bazaar listed it as one of the top five most popular facial plastic surgeries performed in Australia.

How to Pick Your Nose

Patients often visit our Edgecliff practice eager to tell Dr Marcells what they don’t want: “I don’t want this bump on my nose,” “I don’t want such a big nose,” “I don’t want unsightly nostrils.”

Can I Wear Glasses After Rhinoplasty?

Our team loves questions about rhinoplasty. We were delighted recently when a patient we’ll call “Elizabeth” at our Edgecliff practice asked, “Do I have to sacrifice my eyes to improve my nose?”

When All Else Fails…Lipstick!

Staffers at our new practice in Edgecliff were talking with patients recently about their must-have lists for the holidays.

Which Kind of Facial Wrinkles Do You Have?

Dr Marcells and his team are masterful at diagnosing wrinkles. A personal in-depth interview with every patient allows our team to develop treatment plans tailored to their individual wrinkle-busting needs. Do you know the best wrinkle treatment to keep...

Am I a Good Candidate for a Deep Plane Facelift?

The deep plane facelift is one of the most advanced, sophisticated facial plastic surgery techniques used today. With all a deep plane facelift has to offer, why would anyone want anything else?

How Will My Facelift Look in 5 Years?

It’s the question on the lips of virtually every facelift patient that visits Dr Marcells at our practice in Edgecliff: “How long will my facelift last?” This article is dedicated to answering that question.

How to Avoid an Epic Facelift Fail

Plastic surgery doesn’t always turn out the way people want it to, whether you’re a red carpet regular or just a regular at the local supermarket. In this article, we explain what you can do to ensure that things go right.

3 Ways Paleo Fights Ageing Skin

The Paleo Diet is filled with nutrient-dense foods such as veggies, meats, and starchy tubers. These deliver a mountain of vitamins and minerals to your body. Beyond these body-nourishing substances, the Paleo Diet includes plenty of skin-loving, collagen-building foods.

5 Anti-Ageing Must-Do’s for Skin

In this article, we lay out the rules for keeping signs of facial ageing at bay. Don’t worry, they’re a snap to follow. Best of all: the impact on your wallet is small, but the benefits for your skin are enormous.

What Do Your Eyes Say About You?

Sadly, gravity, sagging muscles, and the loss of collagen can make eyes appear old and tired. Here are some things you can do about that.

Beauty in Balance & Why Looks Matter

In the great scheme of things, looks shouldn’t matter, but they do. Perhaps this is why the history of plastic cosmetic surgery dates back to 600 B.C, and continues to bring patients to our practice in Bondi Junction.

Gaining Popularity: Rhinoplasty for Men

Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular facial plastic surgeries Dr Marcells performs. Here are some reasons why men have gotten on the rhinoplasty bandwagon.

Is Your Neck Calling Your Face a Liar?

You don’t have to spend your life wrapped up in scarves to camouflage your neck. In this article, we’re sharing secrets to maintain a youthful neckline.

Smoke & Mirrors: Before You Have a Face Lift…

In this article, we explain why experienced facial plastic surgeons like Dr Marcells insist that patients give up smoking prior to a facelift, neck lift, or any procedure that requires the skin to be shifted.

Skittish about Swimwear? Ladies, You’re Not Alone

In this post, we talk more about the often over-looked topic of male body image and look at some of the ways surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation can help guys enjoy fun in the sun without self-consciousness.

Good Riddance to Bad Wrinkles in Bondi Junction

As the founder of About Face in Bondi Junction, one of my great challenges (and also my greatest pleasures) is bringing new, enthusiastic professionals to my practice. That’s why I’m so pleased to announce the addition of a dedicated nurse injector to the team.

How to Solve Facial Ageing Problems

In this post, I’d like to invite you to explore the intricacies of the ageing face with the help of our sister organisation in the U.S.

Chin Augmentation + Rhinoplasty = A More Gorgeous You

As a leading facial plastic surgeon considered by many to be the master of rhinoplasty, I have seen thousands of people who want to change the size and shape of their noses. It’s certainly understandable.

What is the Best Facelift in Australia?

At my practice in Bondi Junction, we use everything at our disposal to ensure that we provide the two faceliftbenefits patients value most: more natural-looking results and less visible scarring.

Keeping It Real With Facial Plastic Surgery

As you’ll learn in this post, whether or not someone will be happy with the results of facial plastic surgery may have as much to do with the patient as with the surgeon.

Master Symposium in Sydney

One of the most gratifying aspects of being a facial plastic surgeon in Australia is being part of a professional community that comes together frequently in the spirit of peer-to-peer continuing education.

Unexpected Benefits of Cosmetic Surgery

Today’s post is for anyone who has ever considered cosmetic enhancement and been told that the quest for looking and feeling your best makes you shallow, self-absorbed or vain. I’m here to tell you they’re wrong!

Lunch Hour Makeovers: Fast as a Gel Manicure

During the hour some people spend eating, shopping, or having a manicure, patients at our Bondi Junction practice are revitalising their appearance with a Lunch Hour Lift, or, as some people call it, a liquid facelift.

What’s the Best Season for Facelift Surgery?

There’s no time like the present to rejuvenate your face and enjoy all the positive benefits of facelift surgery. That being said, however, if you wait patiently until autumn or winter, you may have a better chance of getting the best possible results.

Rhinoplasty Scarring – Preemptive Strike

Scarring after a rhinoplasty fortunately tends to be minimal and, for the most part, unnoticeable. The outcome depends on several factors, not the least of which is choosing a highly experienced facial plastic surgeon to perform the procedure.

Are “Selfies” Behind the Surge in Facial Surgery?

This is the age of the “Selfy Generation.” Every day, millions of people of all ages document their every move with self-portraits taken on mobile phones, ipad’s, and other electronic devices. Are you one of them?

How Long Will My Facelift Last?

In this post, I want to answer that question with information about what can be expected from different types of facelift techniques, and things a patient can do to ensure the most lasting results.

Is Fabulous 40 the Right Age for a Facelift?

In a century marked by tremendous advancements in health and beauty that help us look and feel younger than ever before, many people are wondering if it’s ever too soon to begin thinking about cosmetic enhancement.

Getting Help for a Broken Nose

Your nose occupies a prominent position in the middle of your face, unprotected and exposed. That makes it especially vulnerable to impact and susceptible to damage.

Otoplasty FAQ’s

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about ear reshaping surgery.

Put Your Best Face Forward This Holiday Season!

Whether you’re getting ready for a non-stop round of parties or plan on taking a more subdued approach to the coming holiday season, one thing is certain: You’ll want to feel your best.

Turkey Neck – It’s for the Birds!

“Turkey neck” is so named because the wobbly, loose, and sagging skin that develops under the chin looks a lot like a turkey’s wattle.

How Long Does a Rhinoplasty Take?

Most surgeons agree that rhinoplasty, which combines science and art, is one of the most difficult procedures to master. Nobody wants their surgeon to rush through nose surgery.

How’s Your Breathing?

We’re not talking about looks here, but about breathing functionality. Most of us hardly ever think about our noses’ main role, ensuring that our lungs get enough oxygen and all the carbon dioxide from our body is released from our body.

How much younger will I look after a facelift?

According to Dr Marcells, even though there are many studies that examine outcomes of cosmetic surgery, most of the studies look at outcomes from the patient’s point of view and how patients report satisfaction.

Don’t Snore Your Life Away

Snoring is annoying. It can ruin relationships, strain marriages and drive partners to sleep in separate rooms. But in reality, snoring can be more than just annoying.

Losing your sense of smell

Losing your sense of smell affects the enjoyment of food, because around 80 percent of what we experience as taste has something to do with our sense of smell.

Functional Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is an extremely delicate and technically challenging cosmetic procedure, which can be performed to correct functional problems or for aesthetic reasons.

Sinus Wash – Can it Help You?

A stuffed nose can ruin your mood, give you a headache and change your whole outlook on life. The constant sniffing and blowing can be very frustrating not only to yourself but those around you.

Male Rhinoplasty

As more men turn to cosmetic surgery around the world, in Australia too we see the demand for rhinoplasty among them increasing.

Rhinoplasty and Ethnicity

All noses are not created equal. Just as each individual is unique, so is every nose. Noses of people from different ethnic backgrounds, however, can share common features…

Nose Tip Refinement (Nasal Tip Rhinoplasty)

Nasal tip rhinoplasty refers to any procedure performed on the lower third of the nose. Nose tip refinement is a delicate art. It requires a lot of skill and experience, as well as…

How To Treat A Broken Nose

If you’ve been in an accident and suffered an injury, often the damages to the nose would be considered far less critical compared to most other injuries; unless there is immediate obstruction to breathing or something obviously dangerous.

Which Brow Lift Suits You Best?

How do you know which type of brow or forehead lift is right for you? This blog post compares and contrasts three different techniques.

The Deep-Plane Facelift: What’s In A Name?

“What’s in a name?” asks Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet.
“That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
Yet quite a few people don’t appear to buy into this idea.

The Big Hollywood Secret: The Deep-Plane Facelift

Facelifts are among the top five most sought after cosmetic surgical procedures in the world. And these days they are becoming more mainstream with a steadily growing demand among appearance-conscious regular people, not just celebrities.

Injectables or Surgery?

A lot of people think facial plastic surgeons have something against the use of injectables treatments, that we resent injectables because many consumers are turning to injectables instead of having surgery. Not so.

What Is Body Dysmorphia?

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a mental disorder characterised by a severe preoccupation with a perceived defect or slight imperfection in one’s appearance. Those who have this disorder focus on a specific feature to the exclusion of all other concerns.

Paleo Diet – Lose Weight The Healthy Way

There are so many fad diets out there that aim at helping you to lose weight quickly. The paleo diet is one such diet that differs from the rest in that it’s extremely easy to stick to because it’s healthy and everything you need can be found at your local grocery store.

MEASURING BEAUTY: A precise approach to facial surgery

Like artists, Facial Plastic Surgeons ‘map’ the face and observe where there is symmetry.

But symmetry doesn’t always equate with beauty, and only ten per cent of people have faces that I consider to be symmetrical.

AGES OF BEAUTY: wrinkle relaxers or facial surgery?

In your quest for beauty or to look younger there are now more treatment options than ever before. While there are different trends for different ages, an individual consultation is essential to assess your needs and determine what is best for you.

The Deep Plane Facelift: why I take this approach

Your face deserves the attention and time you give to this topic. So, do your research!

With the deep plane facelift technique there is no ‘pulled’ appearance and a more defined jaw, neck and cheekbones can be created.

PEACE Talk Expanded: From Eyelid Surgery to Facelifts

100 people, including 80 optometrists, attended the Personal Eyes Annual Conference Event (PEACE) held at the Queen Victoria Building last weekend.

I spoke about upper eyelid surgery and the deep plane facelift.

Facial Surgery and the Seasons

Photo: before and after brow lift and eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)

If you are considering undergoing a facial plastic surgery procedure there are many things to consider…. including the season that suits you best!

9 Surprising Nose Facts

You can download a FREE copy of this e-magazine to learn more about nose surgery.

The Cheek Of It

Volume loss in the mid-face is one of the hallmarks of ageing. While dermal fillers can temporarily recreate shape, cheek implants offer a more permanent solution.

In the Media

Within our ageing and health conscious population, there is an increasing level of interest in facial surgery and what it can achieve. I have recently been interviewed by editors and beauty writers from a variety of publications…

Bondi Junction Private Hospital is Expanding

The purpose-built hospital now spans over an entire additional level, offering state-of-the-art facilities for a range of Cosmetic, Facial, Plastic Surgery and ENT Surgery procedures.

Sunday Lunch

What are your favourite smells?
A home-cooked Sunday lunch reminded me of the importance of smell in daily life.

The AAFPS – Tell me more…

The emphasis of the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery is on providing education, leadership and research for our members.
As President, I will also be focusing on Education & Training, Promotion and Global Collaboration.

New President of AAFPS

Recently I attended and presented at two conferences in Adelaide, and I was elected as President of the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.

What is a Facial Plastic Surgeon?

Cosmetic surgeons work on many different parts of the body, whereas facial plastic surgeons spend their whole day creating exacting results purely on the face.

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Meet Dr Marcells

MBBS (Syd), FRACS (ORL-HNS)
President – Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons

Dr George Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties.

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