‘Anti-wrinkle injection’ and ‘dermal filler’ banned
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by melloadmin
1M ago
The banning of referring to prescription only products as ‘anti-wrinkle injection’ and ‘dermal filler’ by the TGA caught the majority of practitioners by surprise, especially with learning that the changes came into effect on 18th December last year.  From the TGA “to support the consistent application of legislation related to the  advertising of therapeutic goods across all industry sectors, on 18 December 2023 previously published guidance which included certain terms considered at the time to be acceptable was removed from our website. These terms included ‘anti-wrinkle injection ..read more
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Cosmetic Surgery Standards Launched
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by melloadmin
2M ago
Launched today by Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon Mark Butler MP, on behalf of the Australian  Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, the Cosmetic Surgery Standards are designed to provide stronger public safeguards and can be implemented across the sector immediately.  The safety and quality standards will be mandated for every service where cosmetic surgery is performed, including small day procedure clinics through to large health organisations.  Key Safety & Quality Issues within the Standards: Assessment of patient suitability Psychological assessm ..read more
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National Safety and Quality Cosmetic Surgery Standards
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by melloadmin
2M ago
The Commission has supported reforms to the cosmetic surgery sector by developing National Safety and Quality Cosmetic Surgery Standards for services where cosmetic surgery is performed. The Cosmetic Surgery Standards were released on 14 December 2023. Click download for more details. The post National Safety and Quality Cosmetic Surgery Standards first appeared on ASAPS ..read more
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Surgery left Aylin feeling ‘deformed’
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by asapsadmin
2M ago
By Aisha Dow, Sunday Age 24th September, 2023 Standing in a room as a doctor filmed her naked body for TikTok was one of the last things Aylin Senkul says she remembers before she underwent major cosmetic surgery at the clinic of celebrity surgeon Daniel Lanzer. Senkul, a mother of five from Melbourne’s north, says she was booked in to have six procedures in April 2021 under the care of Lanzer’s associate, Dr Daniel Aronov, then the most followed cosmetic surgeon on TikTok, with 13 million followers. ‘‘[Aronov] kept saying, ‘Well, this is my lovely patient. She’s such and such years old’ … and ..read more
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NEW TRENDS IN RHINOPLASTY: PRESERVATION VS. STRUCTURAL APPROACH
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by melloadmin
2M ago
By Dr Rodrigo Teixeira, FRACS (Plas) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon   Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, is a popular surgical procedure that has been around for decades. However, new trends in rhinoplasty are emerging and gaining traction in the medical community. In particular, there is a growing interest in the comparison between the traditional structural approach to rhinoplasty, and the newer preservation approach. Preservation rhinoplasty has been on the rise in recent years, with a 14% increase from 2018 to 2019, as reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ..read more
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5 Signs of a Natural Looking vs Unnatural Looking Facelift Result
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by melloadmin
2M ago
By Dr Mark Doyle, FRACS (Plas) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon   If you’re thinking about getting a meloplasty or rhytidectomy (facelift), you might be curious about what makes for a natural or unnatural looking result. In this blog, we’ll look at the differences between successful natural-looking facelift results and how poor results can happen. Dr Mark Doyle, a highly experienced FRACS (Plas) Specialist Plastic Surgeon on the Gold Coast, has helped countless people achieve a natural-looking appearance through a variety of facial rejuvenation procedures. With over 30 years of experience in ..read more
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Concerns cosmetic cowboys continue to operate, as almost 1,000 patients come forward for cosmetic surgery class action
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by melloadmin
2M ago
By Adele Ferguson Deformities, nerve damage, psychological trauma, loss of movement and function of limbs. It’s quite the list of allegations in what is shaping up as one of the country’s biggest-ever cosmetic surgery class actions. The class action, filed against retired celebrity cosmetic surgeon Daniel Lanzer and six associates, has ballooned to almost 1,000 patients, with a date still to be set. Maddens Lawyers filed the action almost 18 months ago, but the steady flow of new patients registering means the court is yet to close it off. In the past month alone, 13 new patients signed up to ..read more
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Cosmetic cowboys can still operate as key plank of cosmetic surgery reform deferred
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by melloadmin
2M ago
EXCLUSIVE By NATASHA ROBINSON, HEALTH EDITOR 3 July, 2023 The national medical regulator’s flagship reform to prevent major cosmetic surgery taking place in backyard facilities has hit a snag after plans that all cosmetic surgery must take place in an accredited facility were abruptly suspended. On the eve of the commencement of cosmetic surgery reforms sparked by revelations that cowboy operators were carrying out major surgery in unhygienic facilities without actually being surgeons trained to recognised standards, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency quietly delayed the requ ..read more
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NSS Academy
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by melloadmin
2M ago
Non-Surgical Scientific Academy The focus of the NSS Academy is to provide evidence-based education to cosmetic practitioners to facilitate safe, effective and ethical aesthetic treatments to patients. An equally important focus of the NSS academy is to inspire and educate the next generation of young leaders. Since 2011, the not-for-profit Non-Surgical Symposium has provided evidence-based education to all practitioners. To date, the Non-Surgical Symposium has seen 800 expert speakers deliver over 1200 scientific talks to over 7000 delegates. OUR MISSION To support the Austra ..read more
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Psychological screening tool hopes to improve patient safety
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by melloadmin
2M ago
By Dr Tim Edwards, ASAPS President and Specialist Plastic Surgeon As published on Health + Hospital Wednesday, 14 June, 2023 For registered specialist plastic surgeons, looking for signs of mental health issues has always been an important part of training. Anything that may negatively impact a patient’s ability to make a good decision regarding cosmetic surgery must be carefully assessed to ensure the patient is making the right decision for the right reasons. Learning about conditions such as body dysmorphia has long been an integral part of the plastic surgery training curriculum. The news ..read more
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