Here’s the latest update in plastic and cosmetic surgery news, written by our blogging team. Topics in this news update discusses growing government initiatives to help consumers understand what a genuine plastic surgeon is. We will also discuss yet another warning regarding overseas cosmetic surgery. Join us as we delve into this week in plastic and cosmetic surgery news!
A Crack Down on Cosmetic Surgeons
First, there’s a growing call by Australian government representatives and health industry professionals to increase consumer awareness of the differences between the types of doctors and surgeons who are offering cosmetic surgery procedures, as well as cosmetic injections.
Sadly, not every consumer knows that a cosmetic surgeon is not the same thing as a plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon. The latter is a specialist plastic surgeon who has FRACS recognition.
Further, some cosmetic surgery clinics have come under fire for not having the same care standards as a hospital. As a result, a parliamentary inquiry is being held in relation to “cheap” breast implant surgery at a Sydney cosmetic surgery clinic.
“As it stands, anyone in Australia with a medical degree can call themselves a cosmetic surgeon.
However, those claiming to be ‘cosmetic surgeons’ do not have the relevant qualifications, which include several years of additional training after university to develop their craft and specialise.”
ABC and other news outlets are reporting on the Parliamentary inquiry into a Sydney cosmetic surgery clinic that once offered “cheap breast implants”.
Related tweet by the President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
President @DrMarkMagnusson speaks with @AlanaMitchelson from the @TheNewDailyAu about the NSW Govt’s call to ban untrained doctors using ‘surgeon’ https://t.co/rCrXhNVD8D #ExcellenceInCosmeticSurgery #PatientSafety #PlasticSurgeon #CosmeticSurgery #FRACS
— Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (@ASAPSau) August 1, 2018
Botched Overseas Breast Surgery – Another Warning
Beware the temptation to have serious medical procedures in a place where you can’t drink the water. Understand what precautions you need to take before and after surgery to help heal any fresh surgery scars, and what to avoid so you can minimise your infection risks.
Be diligent in looking after your wounds and incision lines after your breast augmentation or breast reduction procedure.
Ask your plastic surgeon for specifics about helping your recovery after having breast surgery.
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