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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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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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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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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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