Browse a selection of key industry news items

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 […]
Read more....

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Summer is the peak time for people having cosmetic surgery

What you need to know about cosmetic surgery
Here’s what you need to know before agreeing to surgery. Changing the way you look through cosmetic surgery is a big decision. It takes time to heal. It requires downtime from your work and family commitments, and it can also be costly. To make the right decision, you want to know all of the surgical risks. […]
Read more....

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 […]
Read more....

Monday, 3 December 2018

Liposuction, is it the panacea for weight loss?

Liposuction, Love handles, fat deposits
Liposuction, a cosmetic procedure can help shift those love handles and help you get you Summer beach body in shape says Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) member, Dr Terrence Scamp. What about exercise? Undoubtedly exercise helps with maintaining a healthy weight.  It raises your metabolic rate and can burn those excess calories.  For […]
Read more....

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 […]
Read more....

Monday, 19 November 2018

Dr Tim Papadopoulos appointed to ISAPS Board

ISAPS Board Member
Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Dr Naveen Somia, on behalf of the ASAPS Board, congratulates Dr Tim Papadopoulos, Past President of ASAPS (2014-2016) for being appointed to the Board of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS). “Dr Papadopoulos is only the second Australian ASAPS member to receive such a position in the […]
Read more....

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 […]
Read more....

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, […]
Read more....

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. […]
Read more....

Monday, 29 October 2018

Specialist Plastic Surgeons on the front line against body image issues

Body image issues
Dr Naveen Somia PhD., FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) writes the phenomenal growth and universal acceptance of social media have disrupted traditional industries and wholly redefined how the public engage and influence political debate, social issues, and online sales of goods and services including professional […]
Read more....

What’s involved in my surgery?

Take a closer look at procedures