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Looksmaxxing: The dangers of face hammering and height surgery for love

Additional reporting by Michelle Elias 14  July, 2023 Deeply insecure about their appearance and desperate to attract a partner, some members of the looksmaxxing online community are taking drastic steps to change their looks. This story contains references to self-harm, medical procedures and distressing themes. Ever since he was a teenager, Jay (not his real […]

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Cosmetic cowboys can still operate as key plank of cosmetic surgery reform deferred

EXCLUSIVE By NATASHA ROBINSON, HEALTH EDITOR 3 July, 2023 The national medical regulator’s flagship reform to prevent major cosmetic surgery taking place in backyard facilities has hit a snag after plans that all cosmetic surgery must take place in an accredited facility were abruptly suspended. On the eve of the commencement of cosmetic surgery reforms

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NSS Academy

Non-Surgical Scientific Academy The focus of the NSS Academy is to provide evidence-based education to cosmetic practitioners to facilitate safe, effective and ethical aesthetic treatments to patients. An equally important focus of the NSS academy is to inspire and educate the next generation of young leaders. Since 2011, the not-for-profit Non-Surgical Symposium has provided evidence-based

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Psychological screening tool hopes to improve patient safety

By Dr Tim Edwards, ASAPS President and Specialist Plastic Surgeon As published on Health + Hospital Wednesday, 14 June, 2023 For registered specialist plastic surgeons, looking for signs of mental health issues has always been an important part of training. Anything that may negatively impact a patient’s ability to make a good decision regarding cosmetic

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Visual examples of cosmetic surgery advertising

Effective 1 July 2023   New Guidelines for medical practitioners who advertise cosmetic surgery (guidelines) apply from 1 July 2023. An advance copy is available on the Medical Board’s website. These changes were announced on 3 April 2023. Ahpra and the Medical Board of Australia have developed these visual examples and frequently asked questions to

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Navigating new cosmetic surgery guidelines

By Dr Amira Sanki, Specialist Plastic Surgeon   The Medical Board of Australia has released new cosmetic surgery guidelines which will come into effect on July 1st. The guidelines introduce some rules regarding how you can make an appointment and how you can book your surgery. Specialist plastic surgeons must comply with these regulations in

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New cosmetic surgery and Botox rules will clog our straining health system

People seeking cosmetic surgery, even Botox, may soon face being referred to a psychiatrist – sound like ridiculous body policing? That’s because it is, writes Emily Olle.  “What can I help you with today?” a psychologist asks their new client, finally in their office after a two month wait period.  “I’d like to get rid

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New screening rules for people seeking cosmetic surgery and Botox

People seeking cosmetic surgery – even Botox – may find themselves on a psychiatrist’s couch being evaluated under tough new rules being imposed by the Medical Board from July.  People seeking cosmetic surgery such as facelifts, nose jobs, breast work – and even Botox injections – may face being referred to a psychiatrist under tough

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Timothy Edwards: The loophole allowing ‘cosmetic cowboys’ to put Aussies at risk

Countless media reports of so-called “cosmetic surgeons” have shocked Australians, spurring much-needed action from lawmakers — with the title of “surgeon” finally being restricted to those with required surgical training. The decision to restrict the title of “surgeon” means a slew of unqualified doctors can no longer get away with calling themselves “cosmetic surgeons”. But

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