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Thursday, December 14th

Achieving the Breast Job for Patients

Breast augmentation
Dr Alan Breidahl, ASAPS Member and Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Melbourne Plastic Surgery says there are five indicators for whether or not you’ve achieved the ‘breast’ job for your patient: How they feel to the patient – Perfectly augmented breasts need to feel like normal breasts to the patient, as if there has been no […]
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Wednesday, December 13th

What to ask before agreeing to cosmetic surgery

12 Days of Christmas
We’re all familiar with the song 12 Days of Christmas… but did you know what the 12 things are that you should ask your Specialist Plastic Surgeon before having cosmetic surgery? With Christmas fast approaching, the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) thought it might be timely to provide people considering cosmetic surgery with […]
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Tuesday, December 12th

Are social media platforms the word of mouth equivalent in today’s digitally dominated world?

word of mouth
Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons National PR and Marketing Manager, Julia Power writes, the rise of the social media has changed forever how brands, organisations and in particular small to medium sized businesses connect with consumers.  As with other industries, medical practices and in particular plastic surgery practices are now able to reach potential […]
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Monday, December 11th

These Heels Were Made for Reaching Great Heights in Plastic Surgery

Heel of words
Plastic Surgeon and ASAPS Board Member, Dr Amira Sanki shares her female perspective of her journey to becoming a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and what she enjoys most about her chosen profession. I spoke to the current year 10 cohort at my old high school recently as part of a careers afternoon.  I think I found […]
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Thursday, December 7th

Celebrity obsession inspires desire for cosmetic procedures

Meaghan Markle
Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons member, Dr Richard Bloom says whilst he can understand why Meghan Markle’s nose is suddenly in demand, real beauty is more than skin deep. If you’re dreaming of having Kim Kardashian’s derriere or increasing your bust to that of Scarlett Johansson’s, or changing your nose to be more like […]
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Tuesday, December 5th

The cost of a quality outcome in cosmetic surgery

Savings jar
  In a society like Australia where we have a high standard of living it often comes as a surprise to people when they learn how relaxed our laws are around who can pick up a scalpel and operate on another human being writes Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) President and Plastic Surgeon, […]
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Wednesday, November 22nd

Need to have your breast implants removed? Here’s what to expect.

Removing breast implants
Dr Jeremy Hunt, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Member and Plastic Surgeon explains what happens if you need to have your breast implants removed. When you decided to have breast augmentation surgery you probably didn’t think about whether the breast implants would need to be removed. However, many women who have breast implants may later make the […]
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Wednesday, November 15th

The lure of cosmetic surgery tourism can come at a much higher cost to your health than your hip pocket

Dr Amira Sanki, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Board Member and Plastic Surgeon at Silkwood Medical writes, our world has become an open marketplace as the internet and cheaper airline prices have made international shopping an easy prospect.  However, the problem with translating a global market to medicine and surgery is that price should […]
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Wednesday, November 8th

Why the term ‘cosmetic surgeon’ is so dangerous

After years of pleading with the authorities about the dangers of an unregulated cosmetic medical industry, Professor Anand Deva, Plastic Surgeon and ASAPS Member, welcomed the news from the Council of Australian Government Health Ministers meeting in Canberra last week that they would crackdown on the cosmetic surgery industry. Led by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard, […]
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Tuesday, November 7th

Body contouring cosmetic surgery after weight loss

Dr Gary Avery, Director of Avery Plastic Surgery, member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon explains how weight loss surgery can be life changing for people who have struggled with being overweight. Losing significant amount of weight is a triumphant feat, but often the results of this […]
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