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.

19 Oct 2017

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. Read More

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18 Oct 2017

Leading Medical Groups Call for Tougher Regulation of Day Surgery Clinics

Three of Australia’s leading medical groups have called for tougher regulations and regular safety and quality checks of day surgeries, including cosmetic centres, in an unprecedented joint statement. Read More

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17 Oct 2017

Doctors urge full disclosure on reconstruction options for women undergoing breast cancer gene testing

Australian women taking up free genetic testing for breast cancer genes, announced by the Commonwealth Government last week, should be made aware of their breast reconstruction options ahead of any surgery to prevent cancer says the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. Read More

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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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