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Cosmetic Surgery Standards Resources

Get ready to implement the Cosmetic Surgery Standards Are you preparing to implement the National Safety and Quality Cosmetic Surgery Standards? Today the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has released new resources to support services which are already accredited to the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, and are also seeking accreditation […]

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Girls think their vulvas should look like Barbie’s. These experts want to change that.

Associate Professor Gemma Sharp never thought she would find herself in a theatre urging the audience to yell, “Vulva!” A senior clinical psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Monash University, Sharp has seven university degrees. And yet, here she was “vulva shouting” on a Ted X talk. It was a mistake

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Forging her own path as a gender affirming surgeon in NZ

Rita Yang had just handed in her resignation letter at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland when Whakaari/White Island erupted on December 9, 2019. She had been hired for her expertise in gender affirming surgery and breast reconstruction. But working in an extremely stretched public healthcare system saw her stuck in elective surgery and she had done

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‘Anti-wrinkle injection’ and ‘dermal filler’ banned

The banning of referring to prescription only products as ‘anti-wrinkle injection’ and ‘dermal filler’ by the TGA caught the majority of practitioners by surprise, especially with learning that the changes came into effect on 18th December last year.  From the TGA “to support the consistent application of legislation related to the  advertising of therapeutic goods

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NEW TRENDS IN RHINOPLASTY: PRESERVATION VS. STRUCTURAL APPROACH

By Dr Rodrigo Teixeira, FRACS (Plas) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon   Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, is a popular surgical procedure that has been around for decades. However, new trends in rhinoplasty are emerging and gaining traction in the medical community. In particular, there is a growing interest in the comparison between

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5 Signs of a Natural Looking vs Unnatural Looking Facelift Result

By Dr Mark Doyle, FRACS (Plas) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon   If you’re thinking about getting a meloplasty or rhytidectomy (facelift), you might be curious about what makes for a natural or unnatural looking result. In this blog, we’ll look at the differences between successful natural-looking facelift results and how poor results can happen. Dr

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Concerns cosmetic cowboys continue to operate, as almost 1,000 patients come forward for cosmetic surgery class action

By Adele Ferguson Deformities, nerve damage, psychological trauma, loss of movement and function of limbs. It’s quite the list of allegations in what is shaping up as one of the country’s biggest-ever cosmetic surgery class actions. The class action, filed against retired celebrity cosmetic surgeon Daniel Lanzer and six associates, has ballooned to almost 1,000

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