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Changing Attitudes About Beauty With Age

What people find beautiful about themselves may be different than what they find appealing in another person. That’s just one finding from a recent consumer survey conducted on the BeautyforLife website (a joint venture of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.) Visitors were asked “What aspect of […]

Recognising Changes In Facial Aging

All of us can recognise the changes we see in facial aging. These include a deterioration in skin quality, a deepening of facial lines and a sagging or loosening of the tissues around the eyes, jowls and neck. This manifests as excess skin and, in the past, traditional facelift surgery focused only on removal of […]

Cosmetic Tourism

Some New Zealanders are tempted by alluring advertisements and an exotic sounding cheap deal to risk a holiday in South East Asia coupled with a cosmetic procedure. But why do that if you can’t verify the surgeons’ qualifications. Also you would have committed a lot of money to an operation before you arrive which may […]

Surgeons Report

With the burgeoning popularity and accessibility of cosmetic surgery there has been an increase in providers to meet the demand. All these are doctors but not all have surgical, let alone plastic, surgical training. A plastic surgeon has had at least five years specialist training in plastic surgery after medical school and junior hospital jobs […]

14th Annual Aesthetic Surgery Workshop

The surgeons from New Zealand Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery – Glenn Bartlett, Stephen Gilbert and Janek Januszkiewicz attended the 14th Annual Aesthetic Surgery Workshop organised by the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery over the weekend of 12, 13, 14 February. Invited speakers at this Conference included Mr Richard Warren from Vancouver Canada and […]

NZIPCS Continuing In-House Professional Development

As part of the Institute’s ongoing pursuit of excellence our plastic surgical nurses organise study/teaching sessions to share knowledge and experience with their professional colleagues. Recently, the wound care specialist from smith and nephew came to NZIPCS to update our nurses on the latest in wound care products and their applications. These updates are an […]

NZ Anaesthetic Technicians Conference

This November saw the annual NZ Anaesthetic Technicians conference, which ran in conjunction with the NZ Anaesthetists conference held in Rotorua. Jenny Hembry and Raewyn Champness, 243 Surgical Centre’s theatre nurses were able to attend to remain updated with the latest happenings and thinking in the world of anaesthesia. It ran over three days and […]

ASAPS 2009 Meeting In Sydney

The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) held their annual meeting in Sydney. Stephen Gilbert, Janek Januszkiewicz attended this meeting, along with Plastic Surgical Nurses  – Karen Baker, Karen Coubray and Kate Hunter.  These meetings provide an opportunity to be updated on current trends in aesthetic cosmetic surgery, which we find this beneficial to […]