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Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Top Reasons Patients Choose to have their Breast Implants Removed

Man and woman hugging
Breast augmentation, or having breast implants inserted, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed each year in Australia, explains Dr Steven Merten. Dr Merten is the owner of Pure Aesthetics and is a member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Despite the incredibly high satisfaction rate of this procedure, breast implants […]
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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Cosmetic Surgery Horror Stories and Nightmares

Cosmetic surgery horror stories
Cosmetic surgery, rightly or wrongly, is associated with the quest for beauty writes Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) Member, Associate Professor Mark Gianoutsos. Cosmetic surgery appeals to all genders, cultures and age groups with people of all ethnicities and from all walks of life going under the knife for aesthetic reasons. Truth is, […]
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Wednesday, 11 September 2019

What is the best age to get a facelift?

Facelift considerations
Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) member, Dr Jack Zoumaras, from Artiste Plastic Surgery, addresses the question of what age is best to get a facelift. Wrinkles, crow’s feet and sagging skin are red flags that the years are starting to tick by.  While some people notice these signs in their early 20s, knowing […]
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Monday, 2 September 2019

Should you have your Breast Reconstruction Now or Later?

Breast reconstruction following breast cancer
Amid the emotional turmoil of a breast cancer diagnosis, a woman faces critical decisions about her treatment writes Dr Brigid Corrigan, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) member and Specialist Plastic Surgeon at the Western Australian Plastic Surgery Centre. Being told you must undergo mastectomy is further complicated by the array of options available […]
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Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Plastic surgery for men is on the upward trend

Rise in cosmetic surgery for me
Plastic surgery for men is growing in popularity writes Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) member, Dr Robert Drielsma. Thanks to modern plastic surgery techniques and the range of highly effective non-surgical medical devices, there are options for men focused on creating natural, masculine looks, some with relatively little downtime.  […]
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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?

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. Although 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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