Current Issues

12 January 2021

ASPS Abdominoplasty submission to Medicare

The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has submitted an application to request Medicare reinstate public funding for a procedure to fix separation of the abdominal muscles after pregnancy, a condition known as rectus diastasis or rectus divarication (RD). As part of our application, we are asking any interested stakeholders (patients, medical professionals, professional organisations and support groups) to complete a Consultation Survey (word doc or PDF) which provides a public perspective for consideration alongside the clinical evidence presented in the application.

Please find here a Guide for Completing the Survey and an Information Sheet with further information about the procedure and this application.

15 May 2020

ASPS Update regarding elective surgery

The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) acknowledges the risk posed to the community, health workers and all patients due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Read more

1 April 2020

Protecting Plastic Surgeons and Trainees from COVID-19

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

27 March 2020

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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The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) campaign to reinstate public funding for surgery to correct symptomatic rectus diastasis (abdominal muscle split) following pregnancy

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