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Fat transfer breast augmentation – too good to be true?

You may have seen through social media and on recent cosmetic surgery websites, that some medical practitioners are advocating that you can have breast augmentation with your own fat as an alternative to breast implants. Fat transfer has increasingly gained popularity in the last 5 years, particularly as part of breast reconstruction after cancer, where […]

The Role of Anastomotic Vessels in Controlling Tissue Viability and Defining Tissue Necrosis with Special Reference to Complications following Injection of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

There is no such thing as risk free cosmetic surgery. Every cosmetic procedure including the “non-surgical” injectables have risk. Soft tissue death and blindness are well documented complications of soft tissue filler injections. Beware of the training of your injector. Do your homework. Some injectors are well trained and know how to minimise risk, others […]

Prof Ashton spoke to the Herald Sun & ABC 774 with Jon Faine about the dangers of cosmetic skype consultations

30.09.19 Botox video consult hazard Patients ‘risk blindness’ LEADING doctors are calling  for an end to video-only consultations before fillers or Botox injections are applied at clinics in suburban shopping centres. Two leading plastic surgeons said the legal Skypeonly consultation practice was putting patients at risk. Last year, regulators received 81 complaints about cosmetic treatments. […]

Breast implants linked to cancer to still be available after Australian regulator stops short of ban

Textured breast implants linked to a rare cancer will continue to be available to Australian women having surgery, despite a crackdown on similar products by regulators in France and Canada. Key points France have banned textured implants after they were linked to a rare type of lymphoma Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has decided not to […]

Breast augmentation placement

  The decision to undergo breast enlargement surgery using breast implants (often referred to as a ‘boob job’) is a very personal and private one. Melbourne Plastic Surgeon Prof. Mark Ashton discusses the best position for your breast during a breast augmentation procedure. Although being one of the most common cosmetic surgery operations performed worldwide, […]

Discover the different types of breast implants

Melbourne Plastic Surgeon Prof. Mark Ashton discusses the different types of breast implants for a breast augmentation procedure. Although being one of the most common cosmetic surgery operations performed worldwide, breast augmentation is not straightforward and there are many pitfalls for the unwary. There has been a radical change in the type of devices used […]