News & Surgeon Blog

Dispelling Myths About Cosmetic Surgery

We all have a world of information at our fingertips thanks to the Internet however, unfortunately not all that information is accurate – especially when it comes to cosmetic surgery. There are many misconceptions that surround cosmetic surgery, from Specialist Plastic Surgeons and ‘cosmetic surgeons’* being the same, to cosmetic surgery only being for women…. Read more »

Choose Your Surgeon Wisely

When it comes to considering cosmetic surgery in Perth, the most important first step all patients should make is to choose their surgeon wisely. This includes: Checking the training and qualifications of the surgeon Seeking recommendations from other patients Asking to see before and after photos Ensuring the surgeon is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon (not… Read more »

Medicare Item Number Changes from 1 November

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 »

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 »

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Breast Implants – Safety Update May 2018

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…