The upshot of AHPRA’s independent review of the regulation of cosmetic medicine
Linda Evangelista was one of the top ‘supermodels’ in the 90's, featured on over 700 magazine covers and famous for saying that she wouldn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 per day. Recently Ms Evangelista had a cosmetic procedure known as cryolipolysis (fat freezing). The procedure didn't go as planned and she is now suing her cosmetic surgeon for $50 million, claiming that the procedure sent her to “the lowest depths of self-loathing”.
In a selfie-obsessed world where social media filters have the ability to morph our features into a 'better looking version' of ourselves, the quest for perfection has never been more in demand. Cosmetic medicine is becoming a highly sought after and lucrative practice.
But the rise in cosmetic surgeries has resulted in a number of publicised scandals involving rogue operators and headaches for the Regulator. An independent review of the industry was recently conducted at the request of the regulator. AHPRA and the Medical Board of Australia accepted all of the recommendations including the key recommendation for separate endorsed training for doctors wanting to perform ‘cosmetic surgery’.
But many doctors are asking the question, do the recommendations go far enough?
Join us for our October First Thursday Club session, where Rob Samut, Lisa Fairley and Margeaux Dillon will discuss these issues and what’s in store for our cosmetic health care practitioners.