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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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TGA Advertising guidance updated

After being blind-sided by the banning of referring to prescription only products as ‘anti-wrinkle injection’ and ‘dermal filler’ by the TGA in December 2023, the ...
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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 ...
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Cosmetic Surgery Standards Launched

Launched today by Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon Mark Butler MP, on behalf of the Australian  Commission on Safety and Quality in ...
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National Safety and Quality Cosmetic Surgery Standards

The Commission has supported reforms to the cosmetic surgery sector by developing National Safety and Quality Cosmetic Surgery Standards for services where cosmetic surgery is ...
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Surgery left Aylin feeling ‘deformed’

By Aisha Dow, Sunday Age 24th September, 2023 Standing in a room as a doctor filmed her naked body for TikTok was one of the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why do I need a psychological assessment prior to surgery?

By Dr Cameron Keating, Specialist Plastic Surgeon   Why do I need a psychological assessment prior to surgery? Surgery is both a physical and an ...
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Guidelines for Medical Practitioners Who Perform Cosmetic Surgery and Procedures

Effective 1 July 2023   These guidelines have been developed by the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) under section 39 of the Health Practitioner ...
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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 ...
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