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Monday, 1 April 2019

What happens when you get too much filler in your face?

Is there such a thing as too much dermal fillers
Dr Tim Papadopoulos, Specialist Plastic Surgeon, past president of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and now Board Director of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), explains what happens when you get too much dermal filler in your face. While the commoditisation of these popular non-surgical procedures would have many believe […]
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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Restoring form and function biggest driver for labiaplasty

There are many more serious reasons for women to seek labiaplasty surgery that doesn’t include wanting a ‘designer vagina’ writes Dr Laith Barnouti, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). While childbirth is one of the most significant things a woman’s body experiences, bringing a new baby into […]
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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

How plastic surgery changes lives every day

Woman considering cosmetic surgery
Dr Robert Sheen, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) Vice President writes plastic surgery can make a profound impact on the lives of patients. Whether someone undergoes a corrective procedure following trauma, to fix a birth deformity or for more cosmetic reasons, plastic surgery is undoubtedly one of the most […]
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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Cosmetic surgery trends and pitfalls in 2019

Trends and pitfalls in 2019 for cosmetic surgery
Dr David Sharp, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and ASAPS Member shared his thoughts for the trends and pitfalls of having cosmetic surgery in 2019. Why did you choose to do a Fellowship in Plastic Surgery? I chose plastic surgery as a sub-specialty because I love performing the full spectrum of procedures it offers.  They are all […]
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Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Specialist Plastic Surgeons Aware and Alert about Breast Implant Illness

Breast implant operation
As lead author in a recently published international collaboration, Associate Professor Mark Magnusson writes, we have published our paper on Breast Implant Illness in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal on 28 February 2019.  We reviewed the evidence available to date to re-evaluate if there is a link between breast implants and systemic disease, referred […]
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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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