FACT: there is limited regulation or standardisation when it comes to the use of titles to describe qualifications in the area of cosmetic surgery

Prospective patients can become confused by the range and description of medical qualifications. Given the high level of trust Australians put in the medical profession, prospective patients are vulnerable and potentially at risk from those practitioners who operate outside their skill and training level.

ASPS supports the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration and use of titles. ASPS members are entitled to use the protected title “Specialist Plastic Surgeon”. The...Read More

Posted on November 29, 2016 By Lucy Colak in ,

MYTH: Plastic surgeons only perform reconstructive surgery

Plastic Surgery encompasses both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. ASPS members are Specialist Plastic Surgeons trained, experienced, and qualified to perform both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Many cosmetic procedures are embedded in the training undertaken for reconstructive plastic surgery. Specialist Plastic Surgeons are uniquely qualified to handle the demands and risks attached to various cosmetic surgery...Read More

Posted on November 25, 2016 By Lucy Colak in ,

FACT: All surgeries can carry serious risk

With a rise in the number of Australians undergoing cosmetic procedures, cosmetic surgery has become ‘normalised’ and accepted as common place, however, cosmetic surgery is like any other kind of surgery in that it carries serious risk and therefore needs to be seriously considered. In some circumstances, a patient can have an adverse reaction to the anaesthetic or be affected by post-operative complications. These problems can occur even when the surgery has been performed with the utmost...Read More

Posted on November 20, 2016 By Lucy Colak in ,

MYTH: All plastic surgery procedures are performed in accredited facilities

In Australia, invasive surgical procedures are sometimes performed in a facility, such as an office or consulting room, which is not fully accredited or monitored for the performance of those procedures. To ensure patient safety, the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons advocates that all invasive surgical procedures, that require more than a minimal amount of local anaesthetic, must be conducted in an accredited day surgery or private or public hospital. While all surgery carries risk, the accreditation...Read More

Posted on November 14, 2016 By Lucy Colak in ,

Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers now available at Miranda and Kogarah

For an appointment with Dr Cath Porter please call 9588 5700

Dr Catherine Porter has worked in the field of cosmetic medicine for 20 years, starting as an assistant to a cosmetic dermatologist, and working full time in the field at a well-established cosmetic practice in Sydney for the last 10 years.

She is a skilled injector of dermal fillers and neuromodulators with a keen aesthetic eye, and works as a medical educator for Allergan and Galderma.

Dr Porter is passionate about good skin...Read More

Posted on November 10, 2016 By Lucy Colak in

FACT: it is legal for doctors without formal specialist surgical training to conduct cosmetic or plastic surgery

Currently, in Australia, it is legal for a medical practitioner with only a basic medical degree (i.e. MBBS – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) to perform surgery. ASPS members are Specialist Plastic Surgeons with extensive post graduate specialist training in all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

ASPS members are Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and have undergone extensive training to perform invasive surgical procedures. The Australian...Read More

Posted on November 9, 2016 By Lucy Colak in ,

Combat Inherited Facial Puffiness in Sydney

Some of the most complained about features are “turkey neck” or fatty deposits in the upper or lower eyelids. A neck that appears full and heavy may have been inherited by one of your parents. Many individuals dread growing older and looking more like their mother or father. Approximately 50 percent of how a person ages are due to genetics, the remainder has a lot to do with important factors like smoking, stress or sun exposure.

How can a full neck and fatty...Read More
Posted on July 8, 2016 By Lucy Colak in , , ,

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Silicone Breast Implants

Not all women are born with an ample bust line, and others find that the breasts lose volume or shape due to various life circumstances. In order to enhance the appearance of the bust line, many women turn to breast augmentation, which improves breast size and shape through the placement of breast implants. Before undergoing breast augmentation, patients must carefully consider the look and feel that they desire for their breasts. There are many decisions to be made regarding surgery, and Dr. Darrell...Read More

Posted on October 9, 2014 By Lucy Colak in ,

Ideal Candidates Can Rejuvenate Their Appearance with Facelift Surgery

As we age, it’s common to begin to look older than we feel. Facelift surgery can rejuvenate your appearance and reduce the signs of aging. If wrinkles and sagging skin are causing you grief, you may be a candidate for facelift surgery.

Facelift Surgery Candidates

Facelift surgery can help reverse years of aging, creating a more youthful, refreshed appearance. Candidates can generally fall between 40 and 70 years old, however, facelifts surgery may be performed on younger or older patients....Read More

Posted on September 9, 2014 By Lucy Colak in ,