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BIA-ALCL UPDATE

Letter to our patients who have concerns by the recent TGA changes to the use of textured implants. Links between textured breast implants and a rare form of cancer You may have seen recent reports about a link between breast implants and a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma called Breast

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Bali Aid Mission

Last week Dr Timothy Cooper visited Bali with 2 colleagues, Dr’s Mark Duncan Smith and Dr Alex ONeil. The visit was under the auspices of the John Fawcett Foundation and involved seeing and operating on 17 burns victims. The patients had come from as far away as Timor, Java and Sumba. The

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Risks of Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian butt lift refers to augmentation of the buttocks with fat transfer. It is currently quite a popular procedure but it does not come without risks. There have been a number of deaths reported in the literature and I believe that it has an unacceptable mortality rate for what is

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Non Surgical Symposium 2019

As June came around again this year, so too did the Non-Surgical Symposium.  Often described as Australia’s premiere cosmetic conference, it did not fail to impress once again. Held on the spectacular Sydney Harbour, I was lucky enough to attend a three-day whirlwind of all things cosmetic. International and home-grown speakers

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BIA-ALCL Controversy

Breast Implant associated Large Cell Lymphoma of the Breast (BIA-ALCL) has been in the news lately. There is a lot of misinformation regarding this condition and there is some confusion as to whether this is part of the Silicone Implant Disease spectrum. It is not thought to be related to

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Bali Aid Mission September 2019

Dr Cooper will be joined by Dr Mark Duncan Smith, a Burns Specialist for an Aid trip planned for Bali in September 5-10, 2019. This has been organised by The John Fawcett Foundation in collaboration with the Kolewa Foundation. A clinic is planned for the Friday and will review a

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Fat injection and Breast Augmentation; the Myth

Fat augmentation has recently been promoted as a “natural “ alternative to silicone breast implants. Whilst fat transfer has been used for filling minor defects in breast reconstruction for some time, it’s role in primary breast augmentation remains somewhat controversial. Indeed, there are fears that fat transfer may mask the

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Mummy Makeover

The term Mummy Makeover is commonly used when discussing plastic surgery. Mothers are usually so preoccupied with raising their family and looking after their partner that they neglect to look after themselves. Pregnancies and breast feeding are often accompanied by weight gain and changes in the shape and size of

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Facelift vs Threadlift

I’m often asked about threadlifts as an alternative to having a facelift. Whilst I am a big fan of non invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox and fillers I’m not at all enthusiastic about threadlifts. For starters they are more invasive and are not cheap. More importantly, they are not

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ALCL Update

More cases of ALCL continue to be reported in association with textured breast implants. The European regulatory authorities and the TGA have recently ruled that certain macro textured implants such as Allergan, Eurosilicone, and Sientra should be withdrawn from sale but have not recommended that patients with these implants have

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