Day: September 1, 2022

Peak bodies demand cosmetic surgery reform

Peak medical bodies say flagged reforms to Australia’s cosmetic surgery industry still endanger patients after a damning report uncovered serious breaches across popular clinics. An independent report released on Thursday found unsafe practices, misleading advertising and substandard marketing across the cosmetic surgery industry. It also highlighted universal minimum standards for education, training and qualifications are non-existent …

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Independent review of the regulation of medical practitioners who perform cosmetic surgery – Recommendations

1. The Medical Board seek to establish an area of practice endorsement for cosmetic surgery.  2. If an area of practice endorsement is approved for cosmetic surgery, Ahpra and the Medical Board, in consultation with other stakeholders, undertake a public education campaign to assist consumers to understand the significance of an endorsement.  3. Ahpra and …

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Regulator announces cosmetic surgery crackdown but won’t hit pause on $1.4b industry

Doctors without specialist surgical training can keep offering procedures like facelifts, tummy tucks, breast implants and Brazilian butt lifts while the medical regulator works on a multi-year plan to create new accreditation standards. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) will on Thursday release the report of an external review of the troubled industry and …

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