Keeping it Re.al

Keeping it Re.al

Dr. Bloom and Dr Taylor from Re. Plastic Surgery talk all things breast and tummy surgery.

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January 18, 2022 37 min

From leg lengthening in India to silicone nose inserts in Korea, Richard and Kim break down how these controversial surgeries actually work and if they’re worth the risk. We’re also going to chat about how these surgeries reflect Eurocentric beauty ideals and how Zoom may be leading to more facial surgery.


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So many of our patients come to see us about her stretch marks so this week, Re. Medispa’s Dermal Clinician Sofia unpacks exactly what they are and how to prevent and treat them (if you want to!)



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December 22, 2021 17 min

This week, Re. Medispa’s Dermal Clinician Sofia gives us the lowdown on rosacea. She reveals how to tell if you have rosacea or if you’re just a bit of a flusher, as well as all the different sub types - apparently you can even get rosacea in your eyes????


And most importantly, she’ll give you tips and tricks on how to manage flare ups and treat your skin.


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December 7, 2021 36 min

A lot of people see liposuction as a quick fix or the easy way out; a cheat’s weight loss scheme. This week, Richard and Kim join me to give the facts on lipo, like how, for one, it’s not for weight loss at all and you should be wary of anyone marketing it that way.


We’re going to talk about the stigma, how lipo actually works and what happens if you gain weight after the procedure.


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November 23, 2021 37 min

This week, Kim and Richard join me to chat about breast reconstructions. Breast cancer is actually the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and approximately 40% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have a mastectomy. Recently, there’s been some blowback from patients who complained they weren’t given the option to opt for a reconstruction at vital stages in their recovery journey so we chat about your options and what a br...

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November 18, 2021 38 min

There's currently a terrifying reality where doctors unqualified to be performing plastic surgery are slicing and dicing patients in back rooms with some pretty shocking results.


In this week’s episode, Kim and Richard will point out some red flags to watch out for, as well as sharing some of their own patients’ experiences. We also explain how exactly these doctors are still operating and why the regulatory bodies aren’t pullin...

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There's a whole heap of issues with Brazilian Butt Lifts and the fact it's the most deadly cosmetic procedure in the world is only one of them! Listen today and find out why a BBL is maybe one procedure to sit out...


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September 29, 2021 15 min

We're sure most of you have had some kind of reaction to constant mask wearing; maybe acne breakouts, redness, just general greasiness. Well, maskne is the blanket term skin gurus are giving for all of it, from perioral dermatitis to pustules.


Dermal clinician Sofia is jumping in today to chat about why it happens, how to fix it and how to prevent maskne happening in the future.

 

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More and more men are getting plastic surgery and cosmetic touch ups but it still seems to be shrouded in secrecy and stigma. This week, we chat to Kim and Richard about the male patients that come into Re. and a couple of male patients who've had surgery and what it's been like for them to be open and honest about their experiences.

 

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We know that "oh no what have I done???" feeling immediately post-op all too well dear listeners so this week, we're arming you with coping strategies and how to ensure your expectations are reasonable for major surgery.

 

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Want to know what makes the surgeons tick? This week, we're talking alternative career paths, phobias and pre-surgery routines.

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A question as old as time! The regulars here know how passionate we are about diastasis recti awareness so this week we're giving you pointers on how to tell the difference between muscle separation and a hernia.

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July 13, 2021 21 min

Fat freezing (or cryolipolysis) sounds too good to be true, but is it? This week, Richard and Kim explain if it actually works, what to be wary of and who would be an ideal candidate for the procedure.

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June 30, 2021 31 min

This week we're unpacking topics like body dysmorphia, if having plastic surgery makes you anti-feminist and whether mums having surgery affects their children.

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June 9, 2021 19 min

If you have implants or you're thinking about it, you've definitely come across discussions about Breast Implant Illness, but what exactly is it and why is there so much controversy around it?

 

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June 8, 2021 19 min

If you have implants or you're thinking about it, you've definitely come across discussions about Breast Implant Illness, but what exactly is it and why is there so much controversy around it?

 

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May 25, 2021 19 min

This week, we're answering all your arm lift questions. Can you tighten skin with exercise alone? What is an extended brachioplasty? And why is there such a significant gender divide?

 

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Former Re. patient, Tina, suffered the debilitating reality of postpartum muscle separation for four years before her abdominoplasty. As an otherwise healthy, fit 38-year-old, this mum of two couldn't hold her children, struggled to drive and even needed her partner's help to get dressed.

 

Please sign and share this survey so we can petition the government to reinstate the tummy tuck into the MBS.

 

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April 27, 2021 26 min

This week, we delve into the alluring world of medical tourism. What are the risks? Why do people do it? And, of course, some first-hand horror stories from the two surgeons.

Located in the Melbourne suburb of Toorak, Re. Plastic Surgery was founded by Dr. Richard Bloom and Dr. Kim Taylor with almost 30 years' combined experience. They created this podcast to correct misconceptions, reduce stigma and answer all your burning que...

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April 20, 2021 20 min

Dermal Therapist, Britta, reveals the secret behind maintaining glowy, healthy skin in the face of icy wind, long nights in front of the fire and red wine. Learn about dry brushing, why multi-masking is just a fad and why LED treatments are akin to photosynthesis.

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