Updated Guidelines for Cosmetic Surgery starting from 1st July 2023

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR COSMETIC SURGERY PATIENTS New Regulations for Cosmetic Surgery starting 1st July 2023. The Medical Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) are introducing new regulations for Cosmetic Surgery patients from the 1st of July 2023. These new stronger regulations are designed to protect

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To augment, lift or both? Sometimes a dilemma.

Quite a number of women who present requesting a breast augmentation would actually benefit from a lift. Typically this occurs after breast feeding/ pregnancy. The volume of the breast often fluctuates dramatically during pregnancy. Drooping breasts and loss of volume can also occur with weight fluctuation. Breast augmentation is recommended

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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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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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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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Double Bubble Deformity

Double Bubble deformity is an unusual complication following breast implant surgery. However, it can be very distressing. It may be secondary to an unrecognised ptosis or droop but more commonly is due to the selection of of too large an implant. If an excessive size is chosen either the implant

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