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Patient Update re Covid

ASPS Update regarding elective surgery. Read more

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Protecting Plastic Surgeons and Trainees from COVID-19

ASPS Position Statement regarding Protecting Plastic Surgeons and Trainees from COVID-19.  Read more

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Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery Prioritisation During COVID-19

The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons is committed to patient safety and supports RACS and the Commonwealth Government in their direction to cancel all non-urgent elective surgery. As Specialist Plastic Surgeons we work across both public and private sectors with variable classification of elective surgery types. Read more

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Brazillian Butt Lift (BBL) – ASPS have growing concerns!

August 2019 Fat grafting has become a popular technique of buttock enhancement for patients who want a shapelier appearance, without the use of implants. In this procedure, fat obtained by liposuction from one part of the body (such as the abdomen) is processed and injected to enhance the gluteal area. According to American ASPS statistics, more than 24,000 …

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Checklist for Cosmetic Procedures

The increasing popularity of cosmetic services as well as recent complaints to NSW Fair Trading about poor quality beauticians has prompted the creation of a NSW Fair Trading checklist. Minister  for Better Regulation  Matt  Kean said NSW Fair Trading received  287 complaints about beauty services in 2017 alone, with almost half relating to defective or …

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Cancellation of all Silimed Medical Devices

The TGA cancelled all medical devices manufactured by Silimed (sponsored in Australia by Device Technologies) from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods on 5 November 2016. The TGA is required to cancel an ARTG entry where the entry has been suspended and the time applied to the suspension has expired prior to the suspension being …

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ASPS welcome tighter regulation of cosmetic surgery in Queensland

The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has welcomed the introduction of new regulations designed to provide greater protection for people undergoing cosmetic surgery and hopes it provides momentum for nationally-consistent regulations across all states. In Queensland an increased list of cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentations, high volume liposuction, labioplasties, face lifts and abdomnioplasties …

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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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FAQS on breast implant associated with anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

28 August 2017 The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has recently provided updated information regarding breast implant associated-anaplastic large cell lymphoma. The TGA has been posting updated information about this condition since 2011 and this updated alert was been generated following a recent expert advisory panel in view of additional generated from research performed by a …

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ASPS Welcomes New Victorian Bill

03 Jul 2017 The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) welcomes the introduction of legislation into the Victorian Parliament designed to provide protection for patients undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast augmentations, abdominoplasties and facelifts. Victorian Health Minister The Hon Jill Hennessey MP introduced the Health Legislation Amendment (Quality and Safety) Bill into the …

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