October 25, 2017

World Mental Health Day

Stamp out bullying on World Mental Health Day

The Board of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons commits to stamp out bullying on World Mental Health Day On World Mental Health Day, 10 October, and in response to Kate Aubusson’s piece in the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) President, Dr Mark Magnusson urges all Specialist …

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Adherence to AHPRA’s Guidelines for Advertising Regulated Health Service

It has come to the attention of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons’ Board that some of our members have received letters from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) highlighting breaches of their Guidelines for Advertising Regulated Health Service in relation to the use of testimonials. To be clear, the AHPRA Advertising Guidelines …

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Fat Transfer to breast

A healthy alternative to increase your breast size could be using your own body fat

Ever wanted to increase your breast size but didn’t want to have breast implants?  Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Member and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr Allan Kalus, who offers autologous fat transfer explains what’s involved. Taking fat from the stomach or thighs and using it to boost breast size is entirely possible. …

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Surgeon holding breast implant

Breast implants not a life long solution writes ASAPS President, Dr Mark Magnusson

President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), Dr Mark Magnusson said in response to a news.com.au story that appeared today, it’s important for women to understand that breast implants are not lifetime devices and at some point, the majority will need to undergo further surgery to retain the initial desired result. The …

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Cosmetic surgery regulation

Cosmetic surgery industry in need a nip and tuck to close up loopholes and tighten regulation

The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) Vice President and Plastic Surgeon reflects on the editorial in Saturday’s Telegraph on 23 September and the current state of play of the cosmetic surgery sector. In Australia, a Surgeon is understood to indicate a person with substantial surgical training in addition to their basic Medical Degree.  …

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Unchecked Medical Business isn’t good for Patients

Professor Anand Deva, a leading Australian clinician, academic, translational researcher and healthcare innovator writes in response to the recent tragic events in Sydney about the death of a medi-spa owner who perished during a cosmetic surgery procedure. The circumstances of her death are now under investigation and it has been alleged that a visiting Chinese tourist administered a …

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Statement on Breast implant associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

28 August 2017 Statement on Breast implant associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) Facts associated with BIA-ALCL It is a cancer of lymphatic cells and a form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma It is not a breast cancer It occurs in association with breast implants and to date exclusively with exposure to textured implants (i.e. No case has …

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