Dr Fiona Milne has been involved in cosmetic medicine for nearly 20 years, attending conferences nationally and internationally and teaching other doctors advanced techniques. Her background is in general practice and her interest is in holistic care of the patient and their face.
“Self-perception is complex and complicated,” Fiona says. “I believe it is important to understand the reason my patients attend, and give honest advice on what would make them look better.”
Looking attractive is not just about having big lips and erasing every wrinkle. Treatment should be age-appropriate and the whole face should be considered — it should look harmonious. That said, face shape and skin quality are probably the most important things when trying to look your best at any age. A common question is “How long will this last?” The problem is we keep getting older! Like maintaining your home, the best approach is to do regular ‘tweaks’, preserve as much as augment, and be sympathetic to the era.
“This week I have treated an 18-year-old and an 87-year-old, a patient with terminal cancer, a bride-to-be, a 30-year-old male tradie and a television personality,” Fiona continues. “Everyone has their reason to look and feel their best. Many women are doing what I am — juggling home, partner, children (I have four) and career. It’s always important to make a little time for yourself. Cosmetic medicine is an exciting, evolving and expanding field, but emphasis should be on safety and good aesthetics.”
DR FIONA MILNE
A: 60 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston
T: 9783 2362