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Why am I so Bloated after Plastic Surgery?

By Dr Nicholas Moncrieff Have you just had a plastic surgery procedure and now feel so bloated even your most stretchy pants feel tight? Australasian …

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Herald Sun Article – ‘Cosmetic surgery ought never to be a gamble’

By Dr Robert Sheen IMAGINE a country where rogue doctors call themselves cosmetic “surgeons”, without being appropriately qualified to perform cosmetic surgery. It’s a place …

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The Sydney Morning Herald Article – ‘Profit over patient safety’: Health regulator launches review into Cosmetic Surgery Industry

The national medical regulator has announced a sweeping review of the multibillion-dollar cosmetic surgery industry, acknowledging that a profit-driven culture had led to dangerous practices …

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Mamamia Article on the Exploitation of Surgery/Patients on Social Media

Plastic surgery has become entertainment. Here’s why it’s worrying. Scroll through social media and you’ll find yourself sitting front-row in an operating room, watching a …

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The Sydney Morning Herald Article on Why the Cosmetic Surgery Industry Needs more than a Tummy Tuck

Why is cosmetic surgery treated so differently from other forms of surgery? One reason is the trivialisation of the procedures – the language of “tummy …

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The Sydney Morning Herald Article on Laws against Rogue Cosmetic Surgeons have Waited Three Years

Dr Robert Sheen, a specialist plastic surgeon and president of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, said short of protecting the title of cosmetic …

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ABC’s The Drum on Cosmetic Surgery Titling

By Dr Naveen Somia “Surgeon title transparency is the key to patient safety, The title ‘cosmetic surgeon’ is not an AHPRA approved title for a …

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Why the title ‘Cosmetic Surgeon’ Needs to be Policed

By Dr Naveen Somia Policing the use of the title ‘cosmetic surgeon’ will prevent doctors from holding out as specialists and improve patient safety. We …

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ASAPS reschedules annual Non-surgical Symposium for ‘bigger and better’ event in June 2022

In light of COVID-19 travel and safety restrictions the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons has postponed its annual symposium until 2022, where it will …

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Mamamia Interview with Dr Naveen Somia on Eyelid Lifts

What is an eyelid lift procedure? “An eyelid lift, or ‘eyelift‘ is a marketing term referring to a plastic surgery procedure, or a combination of procedures …

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ABC Triple J Hack Interview on the Ramifications of Face Filters on Social Media

When I open Instagram, there’s a face filter where I get a cowboy hat. I automatically get makeup and bigger lips. The next one after that gives me …

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ABC Triple J Hack Interview on Why Young People are Having Cosmetic Surgery

Says Sarah from Brisbane, “Food was the only thing I could control, and then I started noticing that I would get all this targeted advertising …

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What to Know Before Going Under the Knife

Take one scroll through Instagram and you’ll no doubt agree that the number of people getting cosmetic procedures, and even plastic surgery, is on the …

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Factors that determine the price of Cosmetic Breast Surgery

By Dr. Philip Richardson The number of revision surgeries performed at our Brisbane plastic surgery clinic has skyrocketed in recent years, with many patients coming …

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Know the Difference: 2GB Radio Interview with Dr Rob Sheen

On Thursday, 6th May, ASAPS President Dr Rob Sheen was interviewed once again on radio station 2GB about our ‘Know the Difference’ campaign to educate consumers on researching …

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Lip Fillers: ABC Radio Interview with Dr Naveen Somia

On April 7th 2021, ASAPS Past President Dr Naveen Somia was interviewed by ABC Radio host Josh Szeps on the rise of women having bloated, …

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How to Treat Lipoedema

By Dr Mark Hanikeri In recent years, there has been a rising awareness of the condition called lipoedema, a common chronic condition occurring in one …

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Ideal Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery

By Dr Mark Hanikeri It is no secret that many women notice a change in the shape of their breasts as they get older. Sagging …

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COVID Vaccination and Elective Cosmetic Surgery – Timing is Everything

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 …

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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 …

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