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Thursday, 25 February 2021

COVID Vaccination and Elective Cosmetic Surgery – Timing is Everything

covid vaccine
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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Monday, 25 January 2021

Pregnancy, Politics and Plastic Surgery

By John Newton “Mummy Tuck” and “Tummy Tuck” – are these just cosmetic operations to get your figure back to the way it looked before children? Well, yes, they may help with that, but for so many women, these operations do so much more. When a woman grows with pregnancy, the tendinous structure between the […]
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Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Dr Amira Sanki on Studio 10 – Know the Difference

On 18th January 2021, ASAPS Vice President and Chair of Education, Dr Amira Sanki, was interviewed by Studio 10 on the importance of going to a Specialist Plastic Surgeon who has the necessary training, skills and accreditation as opposed to going to a so-called cosmetic surgeon where you stand the risk of physical and mental trauma. Watch the […]
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Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Know the Difference: News Articles in the Australian

Our #KnowTheDifference campaign is gaining momentum with two articles appearing on Page 3 of The Australian newspapers – one on Tuesday, 29th December and another on Wednesday, 30th December. As you know, we have launched this national campaign to educate consumers on the importance of knowing  the difference between a registered Specialist Plastic Surgeon and those who portray […]
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Friday, 11 December 2020

Know the Difference: Interview on Mamamia with Dr Amira Sanki

Dr Amira Sanki
On 8th December 2020, ASAPS Vice President and Chair of Education, Dr Amira Sanki, was interviewed by Mamamia in their podcast The Quicky on a range of cosmetic surgery topics including information on injectables, what each patient needs to know before doing any work on their face, the importance of getting the right advice and doing your research on […]
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Monday, 7 December 2020

Know the Difference: Interview with Dr Rob Sheen

know the difference
Recently, ASAPS President Dr Rob Sheen was interviewed on radio station 2GB about our ‘Know the Difference’ campaign. You can listen to the podcast here or read the transcript of that interview: Nights with John Stanley below.  John: The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the specialists in the area of plastic surgery, have started a […]
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Wednesday, 2 December 2020

NSS 2.0 in the news

NSS 2.0
This year’s Non-Surgical Symposium 2.0 – Reimagined was an outstanding success, thanks to noteworthy presentations  shared by thought leaders from around the world followed by robust and dynamic panel discussions as well as the support we received from our sponsors. Here are two write-ups on the event that are featured on these websites: Spa + Clinic […]
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