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RESOURCES

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Tuesday, 1 June 2021

What to Know Before Going Under the Knife

under the knife
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

phil richardson
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

know the difference 2gb
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

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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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Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Ideal Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery

By Dr Mark Hanikeri It is no secret that many women notice a change in the shape of their breasts as they get older. Sagging and drooping breasts often occur as a result of significant weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding and the natural ageing process as the skin loses much of its youthful elasticity.  Fortunately, it […]
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Thursday, 25 February 2021

COVID Vaccination and Elective Cosmetic Surgery – Timing is Everything

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By Naveen Somia, Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Sydney Australia began its COVID vaccination program on 21stFeb 2021. As the vaccination drive ramps up nationwide, you can be assured that for the rest of 2021 Australia will be busy with COVID vaccinations. It is important to consider the implications of COVID vaccinations on elective cosmetic surgery as it […]
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Friday, 19 February 2021

How to Have Realistic Expectations of Breast Surgery

By Dr Philip Richardson, Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Brisbane If you ask any plastic surgeon what the hardest part of their job is, you might expect the answer to be related to surgical skill, choosing the right prosthetics, or dealing with complex cases. While these are all certainly difficult tasks, any plastic surgeon would agree that one […]
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Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Dr Amira Sanki in The Australian

The Australian
16th February 2021 ASAPS Vice President and Chair of Education, Dr Amira Sanki, has been featured in an article in The Australian newspapers titled ‘Surgical Training was Cosmetic, Plaintiffs Allege in Class Action’ in which she speaks out against the botched jobs performed by “cosmetic surgeons” with no little or no surgical training and the havoc it wrecked on patient […]
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Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Vale John Hokin

John Hokin
By Richard Hamilton MBBS, FRACS NAME : John Andrew Baird HOKIN Born: 28 November 1936, Died: 29 December 2020 John Hokin was a prominent Adelaide plastic surgeon whose career spanned 50 years. He is remembered for his talent as a surgeon, his generosity as a teacher, and his innovative approach to making plastic surgery more easily […]
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