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Friday, 23 August 2019

Mandatory Cosmetic Surgery labelling similar to mandatory ‘added sugar’ labelling will safeguard patient lives

Hidden risks posed by cosmetic surgeons
State and Federal Food Ministers from Australia and New Zealand announced on Monday a review of the Health Star Rating System to consider mandatory “added sugar” labelling. Dr Naveen Somia, President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) writes that mandatory labelling needs to apply in cosmetic surgery.  Mandatory labelling of doctors will […]
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Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Is a Tummy Tuck the right procedure for me?

Abdominoplasty
Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) Member, Dr Alastair Taylor from the CAPS Clinic in Canberra says while pregnancy and motherhood are beautiful experiences for most women, the consequences of carrying a child can last a lifetime. Chronic lower back pain and urinary incontinence are two of the most common physical consequences of childbirth, […]
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Wednesday, 7 August 2019

ASAPS Supports the TGA’s Operation Antlia

Keeping Australians safe
At the recent Non-Surgical Symposium (NSS), the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) invited the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) along to discuss the important work it was doing as part of Operation Antlia. Mr Daniel Black, Assistant Director Investigations – Regulatory Intelligence and Investigations Section for the TGA addressed the delegation sharing the recent […]
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Monday, 15 July 2019

Are Breast Implants Safe?

Textured breast implant ban by TGA
There has been a groundswell of media coverage about Breast Implant Illness (BII) and Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) leaving many who have breast implants to wonder if they are walking around with ticking time bombs in their chests. While media hysteria is never a good thing about any topic, there is merit […]
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Thursday, 16 May 2019

Options for breast reconstruction following breast cancer

breast reconstruction
Dr John Newton, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) Secretary explains some of the options for women who are looking to restore their breasts following a diagnosis of breast cancer. When you are first diagnosed with breast cancer, let’s face it, your world has just been turned upside down.  You […]
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Monday, 1 April 2019

What happens when you get too much filler in your face?

Is there such a thing as too much dermal fillers
Dr Tim Papadopoulos, Specialist Plastic Surgeon, past president of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and now Board Director of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), explains what happens when you get too much dermal filler in your face. While the commoditisation of these popular non-surgical procedures would have many believe […]
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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Restoring form and function biggest driver for labiaplasty

Labiaplasty
There are many more serious reasons for women to seek labiaplasty surgery that doesn’t include wanting a ‘designer vagina’ writes Dr Laith Barnouti, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). While childbirth is one of the most significant things a woman’s body experiences, bringing a new baby into […]
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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

How plastic surgery changes lives every day

Woman considering cosmetic surgery
Dr Robert Sheen, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) Vice President writes plastic surgery can make a profound impact on the lives of patients. Whether someone undergoes a corrective procedure following trauma, to fix a birth deformity or for more cosmetic reasons, plastic surgery is undoubtedly one of the most […]
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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Cosmetic surgery trends and pitfalls in 2019

Trends and pitfalls in 2019 for cosmetic surgery
Dr David Sharp, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and ASAPS Member shared his thoughts for the trends and pitfalls of having cosmetic surgery in 2019. Why did you choose to do a Fellowship in Plastic Surgery? I chose plastic surgery as a sub-specialty because I love performing the full spectrum of procedures it offers.  They are all […]
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Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Specialist Plastic Surgeons Aware and Alert about Breast Implant Illness

Breast implant operation
As lead author in a recently published international collaboration, Associate Professor Mark Magnusson writes, we have published our paper on Breast Implant Illness in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal on 28 February 2019.  We reviewed the evidence available to date to re-evaluate if there is a link between breast implants and systemic disease, referred […]
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