UPDATE FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS (ASPS) regarding an MBS item number for postpartum abdominoplasty:
Read the latest article on breast reduction here.
It’s National BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Day. 18th October 2017.
The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons say they “launched BRA Day Australia in 2013 to raise awareness about breast reconstruction so all women, no matter where they live, have the same access to information. Read more
Are you thinking about cosmetic surgery?
Did you know that it can take on average up to ten years from the initial thought of having cosmetic surgery to getting the procedure done?
The Vice President of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons talks about cosmetic surgery on the ABC Nightlife programme with Philip Clark and Sarah MacDonald.
To listen, click on this link:
Below are five pages on the feature article of The Stem Cell Story by Professor Guy Maddern, and published in the Surgical News Journal.
Listen to Dr Damien Grinsell on the ‘Life and Style’ program with Rob Richardson on Wyn FM on 23rd Jan 2017.
Dr Grinsell and along with his patient Danielle Willox were speaking about the benefits of breast reconstruction.
FAQs for Members on information about Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has recently provided updated information regarding breast implant associated-anaplastic large cell lymphoma. The TGA has been posting updated information about this condition since 2011 and this updated alert was been generated following a recent expert advisory panel in view of additional generated from research performed by a joint BIA-ALCL task force with representatives from the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons the Australian Breast Device Registry and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Read more
Of course until the hospitals stop requesting them, we will still have to issue them from the hospitals point of view. Read more
I had been following with interest the progress of the AirXpanders through the initial development process and it was a great opportunity to be one of the first surgeons to use them. I believe this development to be the greatest advancement in tissue expander and breast reconstruction since the development of the integrated port expanders. It has completely changed my practice. In particular the removal of intermittent needle based inflations has been particularly advantageous to improving patient anxiety and comfort levels. Similar to being given a PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia) to control pain, patients embrace being in control of the expansion process and can temporarily cease at any time if feeling any discomfort at all. The pure simplicity of the patient controlled expansion is the strength of the device.
by Mr Damien Grinsell