Category Archives: Cosmetic Surgery Regulation

Qld Government reviews Cosmetic Surgery regulation

The Palaszczuk Government is seeking public input into a possible change in legislation covering cosmetic surgery to provide more protection for people undergoing such procedures. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said Queensland Health was considering whether further regulation of the cosmetic industry was required so certain surgical procedures are carried out on government-licensed premises. …

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NSW Government reviews cosmetic surgery regulation

The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons has, for many years, called for nationally-consistent regulation of cosmetic surgery, particularly  around the use of anaesthetic in unlicensed facilities, arguing the current lack of  oversight poses an unacceptable risk to patient safety. ASPS applauds Minister Jillian Skinner for this timely initiative.  We hope the Discussion Paper will lead to …

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Warning: Risks associated with cosmetic surgery

ASPS’ number one priority is patient safety. For that reason we have called for nationally-consistent regulations over cosmetic surgery that help provide protection for patients over many years. ASPS President, Associate Professor Bartholomeusz, said in a recent media release: “We can only reiterate that cosmetic surgery is not trivial surgery. Anaesthesia and surgery carries risks and …

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Unregulated office-based cosmetic surgery and anaesthetic use

The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons is calling for nationally-consistent regulation of office-based cosmetic surgery and guidelines around the use of anaesthetic in these settings, arguing the current lack of oversight poses an unacceptable risk to patient safety. In its submission to the Medical Board of Australia’s public consultation on cosmetic surgery, the ASPS says …

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Best way to protect consumers of cosmetic procedures

The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons welcomes consultation on draft guidelines for cosmetic, medical and surgical procedures proposed by the Medical Board of Australia on 17 March 2015. ASPS is the specialty’s peak body and will make a submission to the Medical Board on behalf of all Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. “The guidelines which include …

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Cosmetic surgery not without risks

Cosmetic surgery is not trivial surgery. Anaesthesia and surgery carries risks and it is vitally important that all surgeries, including all cosmetic procedures, are carried out, not just by appropriately qualified surgeons, but also in properly accredited facilities with an anaesthetist present.

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Call for national guidelines for use of medical grade lasers

Call for national guidelines for use of medical grade lasers  Dr Geoff Lyons, President ASPS, was interviewed by Today Tonight on 21 August about the lack of regulation of medical grade lasers. Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons calls for national regulation to protect patient safety. Read our media update.

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Regulating Cosmetic Procedures for Under 18s

Regulating Cosmetic Procedures for Under 18s The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons is calling for national guidelines to regulate popular cosmetic procedures such as injectibles and fillers (e.g. Botox or Collagen ) and laser treatments, particularly for minors. “We are concerned that the general public think of cosmetic procedures such as injectibles, fillers and lasers …

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