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Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Why the title ‘Cosmetic Surgeon’ Needs to be Policed

By Dr Naveen Somia Policing the use of the title ‘cosmetic surgeon’ will prevent doctors from holding out as specialists and improve patient safety. We are led to believe cosmetic surgery is all about a ‘nip here and a tuck there’. We often see marketing terms such as “lunch time lipo”, “lunchtime liquid facelift” and “rapid recovery […]
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Friday, 3 September 2021

ASAPS reschedules annual Non-surgical Symposium for ‘bigger and better’ event in June 2022

In light of COVID-19 travel and safety restrictions the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons has postponed its annual symposium until 2022, where it will celebrate ten years of educational excellence. Thursday 2nd September, 2021: The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) announced today that its annual Non-surgical Symposium (NSS) event will be postponed […]
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Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Mamamia Interview with Dr Naveen Somia on Eyelid Lifts

What is an eyelid lift procedure? “An eyelid lift, or ‘eyelift‘ is a marketing term referring to a plastic surgery procedure, or a combination of procedures performed on the upper eyelid to make the eyes look more open and bright, resulting in the patient looking rested and youthful,” explains Dr Naveen Somia. Eyelid lift surgery is […]
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Friday, 13 August 2021

ABC Triple J Hack Interview on the Ramifications of Face Filters on Social Media

When I open Instagram, there’s a face filter where I get a cowboy hat. I automatically get makeup and bigger lips. The next one after that gives me a nose ring and a beard. I could keep going because all of them, even the last one, which makes me look like a man. It still makes me look […]
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Thursday, 29 July 2021

ABC Triple J Hack Interview on Why Young People are Having Cosmetic Surgery

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Says Sarah from Brisbane, “Food was the only thing I could control, and then I started noticing that I would get all this targeted advertising on Instagram and Facebook for weight loss, and ‘Don’t put on weight over lockdown’ and ‘Do this lockdown workout’. Like heaps of people in Covid, my socials were flooded with […]
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Tuesday, 1 June 2021

What to Know Before Going Under the Knife

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Take one scroll through Instagram and you’ll no doubt agree that the number of people getting cosmetic procedures, and even plastic surgery, is on the rise. If you’re tempted, or you’re looking to become more informed in order to tackle conversations you may need to have with your kids in the future, there are a […]
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Monday, 31 May 2021

Factors that determine the price of Cosmetic Breast Surgery

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By Dr. Philip Richardson The number of revision surgeries performed at our Brisbane plastic surgery clinic has skyrocketed in recent years, with many patients coming to see us from cosmetic clinics for second opinions and to seek options to improve their results following unsatisfactory surgery, rectify post-operative complications such as breast implant displacement, bottoming-out, asymmetry, […]
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Friday, 7 May 2021

Know the Difference: 2GB Radio Interview with Dr Rob Sheen

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On Thursday, 6th May, ASAPS President Dr Rob Sheen was interviewed once again on radio station 2GB about our ‘Know the Difference’ campaign to educate consumers on researching and spotting the difference between registered qualified surgeons and those who pretend to be surgeons. You can listen to the podcast here or read the transcript of that interview: ‘Nights with John Stanley’ […]
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Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Lip Fillers: ABC Radio Interview with Dr Naveen Somia

On April 7th 2021, ASAPS Past President Dr Naveen Somia was interviewed by ABC Radio host Josh Szeps on the rise of women having bloated, puffed up lips due to too much lip filler and whether or not social media is to blame for it. Introduction: Josh Szeps: It used to be rare that you’d […]
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Tuesday, 6 April 2021

How to Treat Lipoedema

By Dr Mark Hanikeri In recent years, there has been a rising awareness of the condition called lipoedema, a common chronic condition occurring in one in 11 women where they have significant fat accumulation, particularly around the thighs and legs. What is Lipoedema? Although there is not currently a single cause for the condition, it […]
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