Media Releases

ASPS issues media releases on topical issues relating to patient safety and plastic surgery care. The most recent media releases can be downloaded below. For media related enquiries, please contact Edwina Gatenby, Director of Maxicom on 0402 130 254 or at edwina@maxicom.net.au.

05 Sep 2017

ASPS Backs Request for a Meeting with the NSW Minister for Health Regarding Safe Sedation.

The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons supports the request by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists for a meeting with the NSW Minister for Health, Mr Brad Hazzard.

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31 Aug 2017

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLASTIC SURGEON

The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons has made it easier for those people to select the right surgeon with the launch of our new website that matches surgeons with procedures and location.

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31 Aug 2017

CARDIAC ARREST OF WOMAN AT SYDNEY BEAUTY CLINIC

ASPS warns cosmetic procedures ‘not without risk’ following cardiac arrest of woman at Sydney beauty clinic Reports of a woman suffering a cardiac arrest during a cosmetic  procedure at a Sydney beauty clinic serves as a reminder that no cosmetic procedure is without risk. “This is a terrible incident and our concern is for the …

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28 Aug 2017

BREAST IMPLANT ASSOCIATED-ANAPLASTIC LARGE CELL LYMPHOMA (BIA-ALCL)

The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons urges women with breast implants to be vigilant in monitoring for any changes or swelling in their breasts and to contact their doctor if this occurs.

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28 Aug 2017

FAQS ON BREAST IMPLANT ASSOCIATED WITH ANAPLASTIC LARGE CELL LYMPHOMA (BIA-ALCL)

FAQs on information about Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)19 December 2016

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27 Jul 2017

Plastic surgeons warn of blindness risk from cosmetic fillers

ASPS warns of blindness risk from fillers

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27 Jul 2017

ASPS Welcomes New Victorian Bill

ASPS welcomes new Victorian bill

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20 Dec 2016

Specialist Plastic Surgeons’ statement on Breast Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

Specialist Plastic Surgeons’ statement on Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Australian specialist plastic surgeons have identified a higher than previously suspected risk of women with breast implants developing a rare form of lymphoma. Today the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) issued an update reporting an   increased risk associated with textured and polyurethane breast implants …

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14 Oct 2016

Call for Australian women to be informed of breast reconstruction options

All Australian women deserve access to information about breast reconstruction no matter where they live in Australia to ensure they are fully informed about their options following a mastectomy according to the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. Read the Media Release For more information: Contact Edwina Gatenby:  ph. 0402 130 254 or Edwina@maxicom.net.au

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