In the Media

UPDATED: ‘Cosmetic doctors’ putting Australian lives at risk

On March 31, Channel 7’s Sunday Night program featured a story that reinforces why the most important decision you will make when contemplating plastic or cosmetic surgery, is your choice of surgeon. The story highlighted the dangers of undergoing surgery with ‘cosmetic doctors’ and why you should always see – or at least have one… Read more »

Legal action taken against ‘cosmetic surgeons’

The NSW Supreme Court has given the green light for up to 1,000 women to launch a class action lawsuit against Australia’s largest cosmetic surgery clinic – The Cosmetic Institute (TCI) – after a number of women reported they had undergone breast implant surgery and suffered major intra-operative and post-operative issues, which left them with… Read more »

Medical Advertising Overhaul Needed to Protect Patients

Featured on ABC’s Four Corners program recently was an insight by Journalist Louise Milligan into the misleading advertising practices of Cosmetic Surgeons in Australia, from the lure of glamorous posts on social media like Instagram and YouTube, to the widespread misrepresentation of doctors claiming to be Plastic Surgeons. The story included interviews with Associate Professor… Read more »

Cheap breast implants marketed to women on welfare, with devastating consequences | News | 13 August 2018 Featured on the ABC’s website recently was an alarming story on low-cost breast implant surgeries being performed by ‘cosmetic surgeons’ and the complications that can occur following surgery. The story further highlights the impact Australia’s lack of regulations has surrounding ‘cosmetic surgeons’ and their unofficial title, which misleads… Read more »

What you need to know before undergoing cosmetic or plastic surgery | Beauty | 5 April 2018 Story by Rebecca Sullivan In Australia there are no rules preventing dodgy, unqualified doctors from passing themselves off as ‘cosmetic doctors’. Here’s how to choose a surgeon that will get it right the first go. Cosmetic surgery is no longer the sneaky, shameful secret it once was. Women… Read more »

Specialist – The one word that could change your plastic surgery journey

The Daily Telegraph | March 2018 Ensuring safety throughout your plastic surgery journey is as important as the procedure you’ve been researching and the result you’re after. According to Professor Mark Ashton, President of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, there are ways to minimise hazards. While all surgical procedures carry risk, the chance is… Read more »