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Monday, 3 December 2018

Liposuction, is it the panacea for weight loss?

Love handles, fat deposits
Summer is the prime time to get your bikini body out, but if you’ve been caught short this year, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) member, Dr Terrence Scamp is here to explain liposuction, a cosmetic procedure that can help shift those love handles.   What about exercise? Undoubtedly exercise helps with maintaining a […]
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Tuesday, 27 November 2018

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, will anyone calling themselves a surgeon do?

Surgeons don't always have surgical qualifications
Choose wisely when it comes to having cosmetic surgery says Dr Mark Doyle, Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Gold Coast Plastic Surgery Australia and Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) Member.  This extends to choosing a surgeon, what to consider before having cosmetic surgery, and what questions to ask your surgeon. In the years that I have […]
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Monday, 19 November 2018

Are you wondering what a Mummy Makeover involves?

Recovering post pregnancy
Have you heard the term ‘Mummy Makeover’ but wondered what does it entail?  Dr Laith Barnouti, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) has the answer. Although having children is one of life’s greatest gifts, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding can take a big, and often irreversible toll, on […]
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Monday, 12 November 2018

Rhinoplasty, otherwise known as a nose jobs has benefits both in function and form

Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure
There are many reasons why someone would want a rhinoplasty, colloquially named a nose job, writes Dr Peter Callan, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). “Of all the procedures I do,” says Dr Callan, “rhinoplasty is the one I love the most. Although challenging and often demanding, […]
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Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Plastic Surgeons not solely to blame for body image issues writes Dr Anh Nguyen

Dr Anh responds to body image issues
The solution to body image issues is quite simple, argues Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons member and Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Anh Nguyen in an open letter that has been published on 6Minutes in response to the media frenzy about the issue of Specialist Plastic Surgeons’ social media being responsible for body image anxiety. […]
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Monday, 29 October 2018

Specialist Plastic Surgeons on the front line against body image issues

Body image issues
Dr Naveen Somia PhD., FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) writes the phenomenal growth and universal acceptance of social media have disrupted traditional industries and wholly redefined how the public engage and influence political debate, social issues, and online sales of goods and services including professional […]
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Thursday, 23 August 2018

Why having your cosmetic surgery performed on home soil is worth the wait

Cosmetic Surgery Tourism Warning
People who go overseas for cosmetic surgery are at risk of being left with disfigurement, disabilities, deformities or death due to botched procedures, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons President, Dr Naveen Somia warns. The warning comes after news from Colombia, the fourth most popular country in the world for patients to travel to seeking […]
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Thursday, 26 July 2018

The Meaning Behind the Title Specialist Plastic Surgeon Explained

Specialist Plastic Surgeons - ASAPS
A Specialist Plastic Surgeon is a Surgeon who has a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery [FRACS (Plast)]. The distinction ‘FRACS’ however represents more than a Surgical Qualification, it assures the public that the Surgeon is trained to the highest standards and offers a guarantee of surgical safety. The Royal […]
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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Plastic Surgeons Notice a Surge in Cosmetic Surgery Complications

Facial Rejuvenation Cosmetic Surgery Australia
Cosmetic Surgery is more popular than ever, but with the rise in popularity has also been a rise in complications.  Dr Naveen Somia, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Vice President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons explains why. Millions of dollars each year are said to be spent on non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedures.  These […]
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Friday, 13 July 2018

Breast Implant Illness – fact or fiction?

Breast Implants Risks
You may have heard the term ‘breast implant illness’ and wondered how prevalent it is, writes Associate Professor Mark Magnusson, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.  The term is not well defined and tends to be a capture-all phrase used by patients with a variety of symptoms that may be experienced […]
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