Monthly Archives: July 2015

Female genital cosmetic surgery – A resource for general practitioners and other health professionals

Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery (FGCS) Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery (FGCS) refers to non-medically indicated cosmetic surgical procedures which change the structure and appearance of the healthy external or internal genitalia of women. According to figures from Medicare, the number of women undergoing FCGS in Australia has increased dramatically in recent years. It appears that in …

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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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