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News & Surgeon Blog
From 1 November 2018, some Medicare item numbers changed for plastic surgery procedures, as the Australian Government wishes to ensure Medicare item numbers are only used for patients’ functional needs and not for ‘cosmetic’ purposes. Included in these changes are: Adjustments to some Medicare rebates and health fund coverage Cessation of some item numbers Stricter… Read more »
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 »
An update on the safety of breast implants has recently been reported in the media, regarding a rare incidence of breast implant-associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Read further information here…
Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons | 26 July 2018 A Specialist Plastic Surgeon is a Surgeon who has a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery [FRACS (Plast)]. The distinction ‘FRACS’ however represents more than a Surgical Qualification, it assures the public that the Surgeon is trained to… Read more »
Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons | 19 July 2018 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 Vice President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons explains why. Millions of dollars each year are… Read more »