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Thursday, 10 January 2019

Financial Consent Clear and Upfront in Plastic Surgery

Financial consent for plastic surgery
It takes a rocket scientist to understand the financial aspects of our health care system writes Dr Amira Sanki, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Chair of Education. Health fund rebates, Medicare rebates, schedule fees, no gaps, bulk bill, assistant fees, implant costs, incidental costs….what do all these words mean? When […]
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Thursday, 3 January 2019

Check it before you regret it!

Credentials check
The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) is reminding patients of the need to do their homework and ensure that their treating medical practitioner is registered before agreeing to undergo any medical procedure. AHPRA prosectuion The warning comes after the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) successfully prosecuted and fined ($16,500) a former medical practitioner […]
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Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Wedding day planning? When is the best time to fit in a breast reduction?

Breast reduction before your wedding
If you want to have a breast reduction before your wedding day, it’s crucial that you are prepared well ahead of time to ensure you are properly healed and back feeling like yourself again, says Dr Robert Drielsma, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) member and Specialist Plastic Surgeon with clinics in NSW and the ACT. Planning […]
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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Summer is the peak time for people having cosmetic surgery. Here’s what you need to know before agreeing to surgery.

What you need to know about cosmetic surgery
Transforming your look is a major decision, it takes time to heal, taking you away from work and family commitments and it can also be costly. It’s a decision you want to get right the first time and to know that you are in safe hands. Before proceeding with any cosmetic procedure, it’s essential to follow […]
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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Plastic surgery myths and what you need to know

Common questions about cosmetic surgery
Many myths surround cosmetic surgery writes Dr John Kippen, Specialist Plastic Surgeon operating in Mona Vale and member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).   Cosmetic Surgery is safe There is a widely held view by patients that cosmetic surgery is not “real” surgery and there are fewer risks involved; this is not […]
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Monday, 3 December 2018

Liposuction, is it the panacea for weight loss?

Liposuction, 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?

Is cosmetic surgery safe, choosing the best cosmetic surgeon
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?

Mummy Makeover Surgery
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 Nose Jobs
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

Body image issues and solutions
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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