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Monday, 18 December 2017

Cosmetic surgery death sparks warning to medical tourists

cosmetic tourism patient
Reports today about 31-year-old Leigh Aiple who paid more than $35,000 for a plastic surgery package in Malaysia, but died less than 24 hours after he flew back to Melbourne, have sparked a warning to others considering travelling overseas for cosmetic surgery. Coroner Caitlin English found the case illustrated the need for people to be […]
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Thursday, 14 December 2017

Achieving the Breast Job for Patients

Breast augmentation
Dr Alan Breidahl, ASAPS Member and Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Melbourne Plastic Surgery said 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, 13 December 2017

What to ask before agreeing to cosmetic surgery

What to ask before cosmetic surgery
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, 12 December 2017

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

How social media influences cosmetic surgery decisions
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, 11 December 2017

These Heels Were Made for Reaching Great Heights in Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon
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 ten cohort at my old high school recently as part of a careers afternoon.  I think I found […]
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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Celebrity obsession inspires desire for cosmetic procedures

Celebrity plastic surgery
Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons member, Dr Richard Bloom says while 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, 5 December 2017

The cost of a quality outcome in cosmetic surgery

Importance of having a qualified cosmetic surgeon
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, Dr […]
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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

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

Breast implant removal
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, 15 November 2017

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

Cosmetic tourism potential complications
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, 8 November 2017

Why the term ‘cosmetic surgeon’ is so dangerous

Danger of the term cosmetic surgeon
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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