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Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Can I combine cosmetic surgery procedures?

Can I combine cosmetic surgeries
It may seem daunting to combine multiple plastic surgery procedures into one operation. Yet, under the supervision of an experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeon, it can be a safe approach writes Dr Gavin Sandercoe, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) member. If you are interested in combining plastic surgery procedures to address several areas of […]
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Thursday, 5 December 2019

ASAPS receives confirmation about restriction of surgeon title

Rogue and unregistered doctors are set to face tougher regulatory oversight with Australia’s Health Ministers agreeing to pass new legislative amendments to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law at the last Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Ministers’ meeting on 31 October and 1 November. The communique from the COAG meeting stated, ‘the use of […]
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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

How to protect yourself from skin cancer and premature ageing

Skin cancer or melanoma
Skin cancer and premature ageing are very real risks from too much sun exposure. With Summer just around the corner, now is an excellent time to check your skin for any changes, writes Dr Chris Ahn, Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney and an Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) Member. How do I check […]
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Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Fake Surgeons Are Hard to Spot

Fake surgeons
Dr Naveen Somia, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) President writes the evidence is mounting for urgent action to ban fabricated titles, such as ‘cosmetic surgeon’, so patients can easily spot the fake surgeons. The Evidence is mounting A new RealSelf survey conducted online by The Harris Poll¹ reveals 59 per cent of women in […]
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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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