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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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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Body contouring procedures explained

Body contouring surgery options
Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr John Newton from Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Board Secretary explains the range of options available to someone who is considering body contouring. Abdominoplasty An abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck can help to remove any extra skin or fat that may appear as you age. It […]
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Monday, 2 July 2018

Conflicts of Interests to be declared at all ASAPS Events

plastic surgery event
Associate Professor Mark Magnusson, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), is proud of the moves the Society has made to increase the transparency of any perceived conflicts of interest at its educational events. Integral to the success of the ASAPS educational events is providing the opportunity for […]
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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Millions of mothers suffering back pain and incontinence could benefit from Medicare funded Tummy Tuck

Medicare funded tummy tuck
The ‘Tummy Tuck’ (abdominoplasty) operation can greatly reduce back pain and incontinence for postpartum women, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons President and Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Associate Professor Mark Magnusson writes in reference to his part in a landmark study. Following childbirth, chronic lower back pain and urinary incontinence are two common physical consequences impacting […]
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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Four Corners ‘Mind the Gap’ response for Members

The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) in response to last night’s (28 May 2018) ABC’s Four Corners story ‘Mind the Gap’ provides the following reminder to Members: Members must uphold the professional ethics and behaviour expected of members of ASAPS.  This includes abiding by the Codes of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons […]
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Monday, 28 May 2018

The Burden of Big Breasts: Is a breast reduction right for me?

Breast reduction surgery - is it right for me?
For some women, having large breasts can be a cause of major discomfort writes Dr Richard Bloom, Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Re. Plastic Surgery and Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons member. A woman’s breasts may have become larger than desired because of ongoing development, pregnancy or breastfeeding. The burden of big breasts can cause […]
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Monday, 21 May 2018

How The Concept Of ‘Ageing Gracefully’ Is Changing With The Times

Learn anti-ageing tips from plastic surgeon
You no doubt know the phrase ‘ageing gracefully’ writes Dr Bryan Mendelson, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons member. Ageing gracefully is a well-used concept from our parents’ generation, but its’ meaning has altered in this rapidly changing world. As originally used, ageing gracefully was a euphemism, that is an agreeable […]
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