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Shape Shifter : Women’s Health & Fitness talks Body Shape with VCI

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. Read More

In mythology and folklore, shapeshifting is the act of a being physically transforming into another form by means of magic; these days the art of changing shape is less magic and more modern medicine.

VCI cosmetic physicians, Dr. Sara Mullen and Dr. Gavin Chan, recently provided expert comment to Women’s Health & Fitness for their November feature article on body trends and changing shapes.  The article also touched on the effect of celebrities on body shape trends.

Dr. Sara Mullen spoke of the need to keep proportions balanced, despite what’s popular. “A good example is Kim Kardashian bringing the booty back. Ever since the media applauded her curves, Brazilian butt lifts have been very popular. With that said, we advocate proportion, not what’s on trend per se.”

Dr. Gavin Chan, who performs all liposuction treatments at VCI, spoke of the increased public awareness around the safety and effectiveness of liposuction procedures. A substantial percentage of Dr. Chan’s liposuction patients also combine fat transfer procedures into their treatment, allowing them to essentially ‘shift’ fat from one area of their body to another – from the stomach to the face, from the thighs to the bottom etc.  Multiple areas can be ‘liposculpted’ in the one session.

Breast augmentation procedures also remain perennially popular. “A woman’s breasts form some of the most important and attractive aesthetic lines of her body, which is why breast augmentation is still one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures of all time.” says Dr. Chan.

With the rise and rise of plus size modelling, celebrities like Beyoncé and TV shows like Madmen, hourglass figures are once again being celebrated as they were in the 50s and 60s. Bye bye, heroin chic. Hello, curves.

Expert commentry at Women’s Health & Fitness on body trends and changing shapes

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