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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

What advice would you give to a patient when deciding between surgeons?

Dr John Newton (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “Firstly, if a patient looks at any promotional material that a plastic surgeon has, they should look to see if the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) is listed and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) are listed. All specialist trained plastic surgeons within this country […]
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Sunday, 19 July 2020

Plastic Surgeons Notice a Surge in Cosmetic Surgery Complications

Facial Rejuvenation Cosmetic Surgery Australia
Cosmetic Surgery is more popular than ever, but with the rise in popularity has also been a rise in complications.  Dr Naveen Somia, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons explains why. Millions of dollars each year are said to be spent on non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedures.  These are […]
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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Are terms like ‘Mummy Makeover’ helpful?

  Dr Natalie Ngan (FRACS Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “I personally do not favour the use of the term ‘Mummy Makeover’. It can have connotations of just something that women do after they become a mother. Cosmetic surgery, or this kind of surgery is elective. And it’s something that should be thought about, and it’s not […]
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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Why is ongoing education important for a surgeon?

  Dr Warwick Nettle (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “Ongoing education obviously is extremely important in surgery, as it is in all fields of life. If you have an engineer who’s building a bridge, you want that engineer to be qualified. You want them to have attended conferences of bridge builders and what the latest techniques […]
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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

How important is it for patients to have realistic expectations?

 Dr Eddie Cheng (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “I certainly think it’s very important (for clients) to have realistic expectations. It does take a bit of time to understand what my patient wants and whether I can deliver that result. And, sometimes, what I think is a good result might not be what the patient thinks is […]
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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

How do you decide where to place the breast implant?

  Dr Craig Layt (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “We have multiple different options open to us. We’re blessed by the fact that we have all these different types of implants we can use. We can use shaped ones or round ones. We also have different thicknesses of gel that we can use. What it’s all about […]
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Thursday, 9 July 2020

Hooded Upper Eyelids – Causes, Treatment and Benefits

By Dr Naveen Somia Hooded eyelid is a term that is used to describe the appearance seen when a large amount of skin forms a ‘hooded’ appearance over the upper eyelids due to age-related changes in the eyelid and eyebrow. The hooding of the upper eyelids makes the person look old and tired. So, it […]
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Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Can I combine cosmetic surgery procedures?

Can I combine cosmetic surgeries
It may seem daunting to combine multiple plastic surgery procedures into one operation. Yet, under the supervision of an experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeon, it can be a safe approach writes Dr Gavin Sandercoe, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) member. If you are interested in combining plastic surgery procedures to address several areas of […]
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Thursday, 5 December 2019

ASAPS receives confirmation about restriction of surgeon title

Rogue and unregistered doctors are set to face tougher regulatory oversight with Australia’s Health Ministers agreeing to pass new legislative amendments to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law at the last Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Ministers’ meeting on 31 October and 1 November. The communique from the COAG meeting stated, ‘the use of […]
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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

How to protect yourself from skin cancer and premature ageing

Skin cancer or melanoma
Skin cancer and premature ageing are very real risks from too much sun exposure. With Summer just around the corner, now is an excellent time to check your skin for any changes, writes Dr Chris Ahn, Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney and an Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) Member. How do I check […]
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