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Reckless: Surgeons warn health ministers that cosmetic cowboy reforms will fail

The changes are dangerous and patients will pay the price, they say. Surgeons say an endorsement model for accrediting cosmetic surgeons will fail to stop ...
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‘Legitimises the activities of unscrupulous operators’: Cosmetic surgery safety fears

Doctors will be able to receive an official “endorsement in cosmetic surgery” from the Medical Board of Australia despite not undertaking the training that would ...
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The Facts About Facial Ageing

The Facts About Facial Ageing By Dr. Philip Bushell-Guthrie, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Brisbane and Mackay   A quick glance ...
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Health ministers flag crackdown on cosmetic surgery sector in Australia to target ‘ cosmetic cowboys’

Under the proposed changes, cosmetic surgeons could be banned from using patient testimonials, face minimum hygiene standards and be barred from calling themselves surgeons if ...
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Cowboys on notice as the government moves to put an end to the Wild West of cosmetic surgery

Cowboys on notice as the government moves to put an end to the Wild West of cosmetic surgery   The Australian government has intervened with ...
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Peak bodies demand cosmetic surgery reform

Peak medical bodies say flagged reforms to Australia’s cosmetic surgery industry still endanger patients after a damning report uncovered serious breaches across popular clinics. An independent ...
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Independent review of the regulation of medical practitioners who perform cosmetic surgery – Recommendations

1. The Medical Board seek to establish an area of practice endorsement for cosmetic surgery.  2. If an area of practice endorsement is approved for ...
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Regulator announces cosmetic surgery crackdown but won’t hit pause on $1.4b industry

Doctors without specialist surgical training can keep offering procedures like facelifts, tummy tucks, breast implants and Brazilian butt lifts while the medical regulator works on ...
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A confidential briefing descends into a slanging match.

Is AHPRA now complicit in patient harm? ASAPS has been urging AHPRA, Australia’s health regulator, to do what it has been tasked to do, which ...
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“This is an industry that needs to be cleaned up,” says Health Minister Mark Butler

Health Minister Mark Butler has vowed to take urgent action to clean up the out-of-control cosmetic surgery industry and clamp down on doctors who call ...
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SMH Article – Prime Minister Anthony Albanese calls for urgent action to end unregulated cosmetic surgery

The Prime Minister has joined our calls for urgent action to end the dangers inherent in an industry where practitioners, using the title ‘cosmetic surgeon,’ ...
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Health regulation needs more than ‘cosmetic changes’

ASAPS President Dr Robert Sheen “It is too late to address the issue ‘before something terrible happens” – because it already has.   The 60 ...
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Breast reduction: Less is More

by Dr Katarzyna Mackenzie, MD, PhD, FRACS (Plast)   Not just for celebrities   Drew Barrymore and Ariel Winter are just a few of the ...
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ASAPS supports Member and Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Peter Laniewski on public stance against patient testimonials.⁠

 
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The Non-Surgical Symposium 2022 has come to a glorious close.

    We hope all attendees enjoyed this year’s NSS at the Gold Coast. ⁠⁠We can’t wait to welcome you back in 2023. ??⁠
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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