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Wednesday, 4 May 2022

The Saline Courier – How Do You Choose a Plastic Surgeon? Gold Coast Doctor Craig Layt, MBBS Offers Advice

Craig Layt, MBBS, FRACS, a Gold Coast plastic surgeon and the head of The Layt Clinic, explains what individuals should look for when considering the doctor they will entrust with their aesthetic enhancement needs.  First and foremost, Dr Layt explains, patients should make sure that the plastic surgeon they are considering has the credentials necessary […]
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Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Yahoo! News Article on Botched Fox Eye Thread Lift Procedures

An Australian woman ended up with horn-like protrusions on the sides of her forehead after undergoing a fox eye thread lift. Gym receptionist Jessie Carr, 21, underwent a procedure based on a viral TikTok trend in the hopes of looking like Bella Hadid. Carr, who now calls her botched surgery her “biggest regret,” was left […]
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Friday, 22 April 2022

SMH Article – Top doctors back calls for crackdown on cosmetic surgery ‘cowboys’

Dozens of the country’s top doctors have backed calls for a crackdown on the scandal-tainted cosmetic surgery industry, with hundreds of submissions to the national medical watchdog as part of a landmark inquiry into patient safety. More than 800 responses from doctors and patients were received by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) after the […]
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Thursday, 14 April 2022

When Social Media Viral Trends go Wrong

In a recent article on news.com.au, Sydney Plastic Surgeon, Dr Naveen Somia, PhD., FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon explains how the easily accessible viral content on social media platforms, slowly but incrementally acts to undermine the risk of cosmetic procedures by distorting facts and blurring boundaries.   The cosmetic surgery industry is becoming increasingly defined by […]
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Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Thinking of having Cosmetic Surgery overseas? Know your risks.

By Dr Naveen Somia, PhD., FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon Thinking of having cosmetic surgery overseas? Know your risks. Cosmetic surgery overseas is a part of the burgeoning global medical tourism industry. Medical tourism that was heavily restricted during the pandemic will get a boost with the borders opening and restrictions on travel easing.  All surgery […]
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Monday, 11 April 2022

News.com Interview with Dr Rob Sheen on Botched Liposuction Surgeries

Dr Rob Sheen, FRACS, President of the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), says the situation is critical. “There is a current crisis within medical care where the title ‘cosmetic surgeon’ (an unregulated title that doesn’t formally exist) is being used by some practitioners to masquerade as specialist surgeons without the patient’s knowledge,” he […]
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Friday, 1 April 2022

Mamamia Interview with Dr Naveen Somia on Baby Botox

What is Baby Botox? “All of us are very familiar with Botox and what Botox is capable of doing. Now Baby Botox is a concept that is kind of relatively new. It is very similar to the conventional Botox treatments that we are all familiar with. But there are two or three major differences.” explains Dr […]
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Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Breast Buzzwords: How to spot Marketing Gimmicks in Cosmetic Breast Surgery

By Dr. Philip Richardson Cosmetic breast surgery including breast augmentation using breast implants, breast reduction and breast lifts are elective procedures that help address aesthetic concerns and in some cases functional concerns. Cosmetic breast surgery carries physical, financial, and psychological risks. Risks can arise from many different sources. It can range from the sourcing of […]
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Monday, 7 February 2022

Why am I so Bloated after Plastic Surgery?

By Dr Nicholas Moncrieff Have you just had a plastic surgery procedure and now feel so bloated even your most stretchy pants feel tight? Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Member and Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Newcastle, Dr Nicholas Moncrieff helps explain this phenomenon. This is very common amongst patients post breast and body […]
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