The Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) and the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) is implementing new regulations for Cosmetic Surgery patients from the 1st of July, 2023. The new guidelines have stronger regulations that are designed to further protect patients and improve standards of care for cosmetic procedures.

Advanced Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery will be implementing these changes. A referral from a GP or a Specialist will be mandatory for ALL patients seeking cosmetic surgery.

A referral is not required for cosmetic injectables or laser treatments.

Suggested AHPRA/MBA changes that APCS already follow are: A minimum of two consultations, a pre screening assessment and a cooling off period of at least seven days after signing the consent. For further details, please refer to the Medical Boards FAQ or contact us on 08 8297 1476 for further details.

If you have already booked a consult or surgery with us after the 1st of July, 2023 our staff will contact you if there are any changes required to your current arrangements.

Welcome to Advanced Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Adelaide

The friendly, professional and dedicated staff at Advanced Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Adelaide will treat you with the utmost respect, privacy, dignity and compassion at all times. They have the expertise to deliver supportive care for patients undergoing a comprehensive range of surgical procedures.

Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will talk to you about your decision to undergo plastic surgery, which may be Medically Indicated/Necessary or Cosmetic Surgery. Your surgeon will explain the procedure and address your questions and concerns. Your consultation will include a detailed medical history, photographs may be taken and you may meet the surgeon’s personal assistant and nurse to assist you in developing a surgical plan that accommodates your schedule.