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The Meaning Behind the Title Specialist Plastic Surgeon Explained

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 (PLAS)]. The distinction ‘FRACS’ however represents more than a Surgical Qualification, it assures the public that the Surgeon is trained to… Read more »

Plastic Surgeons Notice a Surge in Cosmetic Surgery Complications

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 »

Breast Implant Illness – fact or fiction?

Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons | 13 July 2018 You may have heard the term ‘breast implant illness’ and wondered how prevalent it is writes Associate Professor Mark Magnusson, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. However, the term is not well defined and tends to be a… Read more »

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Medicare Funded Tummy Tuck

Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons | 27 June 2018 The ‘Tummy Tuck’ (abdominoplasty) operation can greatly reduce back pain and incontinence for postpartum women, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons President and Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Associate Professor Mark Magnusson writes in reference to his part in a landmark study. Following childbirth, chronic lower back… Read more »

The Burden of Big Breasts

Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons | 28 May 2018 For some women, having large breasts can be a cause of major discomfort writes Dr Richard Bloom, Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Re. Plastic Surgery and Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons member. A woman’s breasts may have become larger than desired because of ongoing development,… Read more »

How the concept of ‘Ageing Gracefully’ is changing with the times

Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons | 21 May 2018 You no doubt know the phrase ‘ageing gracefully’ writes Dr Bryan Mendelson, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons member. Ageing gracefully is a well-used concept from our parents’ generation, but its’ meaning has altered in this rapidly changing world. As originally… Read more »