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Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Should you trust online reviews about surgeons?

Woman on her computer
Dr Scott Turner, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Board member said it is important for patients looking to undergo cosmetic surgery to do their research. It’s not only curiosity that should help drive a patient’s quest for knowledge when they are learning the ins and outs of what to expect […]
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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Are your nipples letting your breasts down?

Surgery options to correct nipples
Nipples come in all shapes, sizes and colours. While the majority of us won’t have spent much time pondering them, according to Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Rohit Kumar from Sydney Cosmetic Sanctuary, the shape and size of a woman’s nipples can have a significant impact to the overall aesthetic of a breast. Inverted nipples Hands […]
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Thursday, 10 January 2019

Financial Consent Clear and Upfront in Plastic Surgery

Financial consent for plastic surgery
It takes a rocket scientist to understand the financial aspects of our health care system writes Dr Amira Sanki, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Chair of Education. Health fund rebates, Medicare rebates, schedule fees, no gaps, bulk bill, assistant fees, implant costs, incidental costs….what do all these words mean? When […]
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Thursday, 3 January 2019

Check it before you regret it!

Credentials check
The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) is reminding patients of the need to do their homework and ensure that their treating medical practitioner is registered before agreeing to undergo any medical procedure. AHPRA prosectuion The warning comes after the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) successfully prosecuted and fined ($16,500) a former medical practitioner […]
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Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Wedding day planning? When is the best time to fit in a breast reduction?

Breast reduction before your wedding
If you want to have a breast reduction before your wedding day, it’s crucial that you are prepared well ahead of time to ensure you are properly healed and back feeling like yourself again, says Dr Robert Drielsma, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) member and Specialist Plastic Surgeon with clinics in NSW and the ACT. Planning […]
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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Summer is the peak time for people having cosmetic surgery. Here’s what you need to know before agreeing to surgery.

What you need to know about cosmetic surgery
Transforming your look is a major decision, it takes time to heal, taking you away from work and family commitments and it can also be costly. It’s a decision you want to get right the first time and to know that you are in safe hands. Before proceeding with any cosmetic procedure, it’s essential to follow […]
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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Plastic surgery myths and what you need to know

Common questions about cosmetic surgery
Many myths surround cosmetic surgery writes Dr John Kippen, Specialist Plastic Surgeon operating in Mona Vale and member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).   Cosmetic Surgery is safe There is a widely held view by patients that cosmetic surgery is not “real” surgery and there are fewer risks involved; this is not […]
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Monday, 3 December 2018

Liposuction, is it the panacea for weight loss?

Liposuction, Love handles, fat deposits
Liposuction, a cosmetic procedure can help shift those love handles and help you get you Summer beach body in shape says Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) member, Dr Terrence Scamp. What about exercise? Undoubtedly exercise helps with maintaining a healthy weight.  It raises your metabolic rate and can burn those excess calories.  For […]
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Tuesday, 27 November 2018

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, will anyone calling themselves a surgeon do?

Is cosmetic surgery safe, choosing the best cosmetic surgeon
Choose wisely when it comes to having cosmetic surgery says Dr Mark Doyle, Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Gold Coast Plastic Surgery Australia and Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) Member.  This extends to choosing a surgeon, what to consider before having cosmetic surgery, and what questions to ask your surgeon. In the years that I have […]
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Monday, 19 November 2018

Dr Tim Papadopoulos appointed to ISAPS Board

ISAPS Board Member
Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Dr Naveen Somia, on behalf of the ASAPS Board, congratulates Dr Tim Papadopoulos, Past President of ASAPS (2014-2016) for being appointed to the Board of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS). “Dr Papadopoulos is only the second Australian ASAPS member to receive such a position in the […]
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