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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Phillip Bushell-Guthrie understands that patients have many questions regarding cosmetic procedures. As a plastic surgeon serving Brisbane, and Mackay Queensland he is ready to listen to your needs and address your concerns. Below are the answers to some frequently asked questions that Dr. Bushell-Guthrie receives at his practice.

  • Why cosmetic surgery?
    Cosmetic surgery can solve a host of problems that you may perceive with your appearance. Breast enlargement procedures, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, and many other procedures discussed throughout our website are designed to reduce the signs of ageing. provide the body with a more well-proportioned appearance, and generally help you to look and feel the way that you want to. Dr. Phillip Bushell-Guthrie is a skilled specialist plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience in accentuating the natural beauty of his patients. He looks forward to meeting and discussing your goals with you.
  • Do you offer noninvasive cosmetic treatments?
    Yes. Our Skin Elegance clinic offers a variety of skin rejuvenation techniques, such as facial peels, spider vein injections, Jan Marini skin care products, and Velasmooth™ cellulite treatments. You can also browse our skin care shop to purchase an array of our skin renewal products. For more information about the various noninvasive treatments we offer, contact our plastic surgeon in Brisbane and Mackay Queensland.
  • What is the difference between a face lift and a mini-face lift?
    A mini-face lift or “S lift” can only produce limited lifting around the lower face area. It can be enough where not much lifting is required but for more pronounced aging or where neck lifting is required a full face and neck lift is better value and more long lasting. Some times a mid-face lift can be useful.
  • Is it more beneficial for me to undergo liposuction or an abdominoplasty?
    The answer to this question depends on each individual patient. Though liposuction can be useful for the reduction of fat, it cannot tighten the skin as an abdominoplasty can. As a specialist plastic surgeon in Brisbane, and Mackay Queensland, Dr. Bushell-Guthrie will discuss your options with you at your consultation.
  • Are breast implants safe?
    Dr. Phillip Bushell-Guthrie only uses and the best quality silicone and saline breast implants. Although there is the possibility of complications with both types of implants. Having breast implants is generally considered to be quite safe.
  • What about the risks involved in certain procedures?
    With any medical procedure, even non-surgical skin care treatments, there are always risks involved. Our plastic surgeon serving Brisbane and Mackay, Queensland believes in open and honest communication with his patients, and he will discuss all aspects of procedures at the consultation, including risks and the possibility of complications.
  • What is the price of your procedure?
    Prices vary depending on the procedure and the extent of cosmetic treatment being provided. We accept many methods of payment and Dr. Phillip Bushell-Guthrie will be happy to discuss pricing with you. If you have specific questions, please contact our plastic surgery office.
  • How much recovery and downtime should I plan for after cosmetic surgery?
    Each procedure is different and patients vary in their recovery powers. Longer procedures require longer recovery times. Dr Bushell-Guthrie will discuss the recovery time for each procedure in detail so that you can plan for time off work as required.
  • Do you see patients in areas of Queensland other than Brisbane?
    Yes. Dr. Bushell-Guthrie specialist plastic surgeon has a consulting office and hospital privileges in Mackay as well as Brisbane. Dr. Phillip Bushell-Guthrie travels to Mackay to consult with patients and perform procedures every week.

Contact Our Cosmetic Surgery Practice
If you have further questions that you would like to ask Dr. Bushell-Guthrie, specialist plastic surgeon, contact our Brisbane, or Mackay Queensland cosmetic surgery practice and we w
ill be happy to respond. You can also arrange a consultation with Dr. Phillip Bushell-Guthrie that will start you on your way to meeting your cosmetic treatment goals.

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