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Tuesday, October 10th

Stamp out bullying on World Mental Health Day

The Board of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons commits to stamp out bullying on World Mental Health Day On World Mental Health Day, 10 October, and in response to Kate Aubusson’s piece in the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) President, Dr Mark Magnusson urges all Specialist […]
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Thursday, October 5th

A healthy alternative for breast augmentation could be using your own body fat

Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Member and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr Allan Kalus, who offers autologous fat transfer explains what’s involved. Taking fat from the stomach or thighs and using it to boost breast size is entirely possible. The procedure, known as breast augmentation by fat grafting or autologous fat transfer, has […]
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Monday, October 2nd

Breast implants not a life long solution writes ASAPS President, Dr Mark Magnusson

President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Dr Mark Magnusson said in response to a story that appeared today, it’s important for women to understand that breast implants are not life devices and at some point the majority will need to undergo further surgery to retain the initial desired result. The commonest […]
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Thursday, September 28th

Specialist treatment for ‘man boobs’

For many men, the thought of taking their shirt off in public can cause of wave of anxiety writes Dr Darrell Perkins, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Sydney’s St George Private Hospital and ASAPS Member. The beach, pool and even the change room at the gym become places to avoid. Male breasts can evolve at […]
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Tuesday, September 26th

Cosmetic surgery industry in need a nip and tuck to close up loopholes and tighten regulation

The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) Vice President and Plastic Surgeon reflects on the editorial in Saturday’s Telegraph on 23 September and the current state of play of the cosmetic surgery sector. In Australia, a Surgeon is understood to indicate a person with substantial surgical training in addition to their basic Medical Degree.  […]
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Thursday, September 21st

Unchecked Medical Business isn’t good for Patients

Professor Anand Deva, a leading Australian clinician, academic, translational researcher and healthcare innovator writes in response to the recent tragic events in Sydney about the death of a medi-spa owner who perished during a cosmetic surgery procedure. The circumstances of her death are now under investigation and it has been alleged that a visiting Chinese tourist administered a […]
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Monday, August 28th

Statement on Breast implant associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

28 August 2017 Statement on Breast implant associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) Facts associated with BIA-ALCL It is a cancer of lymphatic cells and a form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma It is not a breast cancer It occurs in association with breast implants and to date exclusively with exposure to textured implants (i.e. No case has […]
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Friday, April 21st

The problems with travelling overseas for cosmetic surgery

Our world has become an open marketplace as the internet and cheaper airline prices have made international shopping an easy prospect. The problem with translating a global market to medicine and surgery is that no one should be searching for a fast and simple fix when it comes to their health. The decision to undergo […]
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Thursday, February 2nd

Do I need implants alone or a breast lift with implants?

One of the commonest questions plastic surgeons get asked by our female patients is whether they require breast implants alone or breast implants and a breast lift to improve their breast droop. The answer is not always straightforward and may depend on the degree of breast droop, the shape and position of the breast relative […]
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Sunday, January 15th

Can all plastic surgeons perform all cosmetic surgery procedures?

Plastic surgeons who have a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery [FRACS (Plast)] have been comprehensively trained across a broad range of plastic surgery procedures. However, once in practice many surgeons tend to focus on more specific procedures in which they have particular expertise and interest. Plastic surgeons […]
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