Excellence, safety and leadership
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery restores, rebuilds and transforms the lives of patients affected by injury, birth anomalies, cancers and other diseases.
We are leading a new awareness campaign to encourage young people to take their time and think before committing to cosmetic surgery. The right procedure for the right patient at the right time can be transformative. However, there are an increasing number of young people, who have an appearance that is considered normal, striving to meet unattainable beauty ideals.
SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES IN NEED
We are training remote health workers, in remote communities, to improve their capacity to manage wounds & burns. Specialist Plastic Surgeons are soft tissue experts and remote health workers can benefit from their expertise in the basic surgical principles of wound care. Specialist Plastic surgeons gain an understanding of traditional & local approaches.
BETTER HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR BREAST IMPLANT PATIENTS
The Foundation funded the development of the Australian Breast Device Registry, the first of its kind internationally, which tracks the quality & health outcomes of breast device surgery. ICOBRA – the International Collaboration of Breast Registry Activities – was established by the Foundation in 2013. International collaboration on an agreed minimum dataset and also by sharing knowledge and experience will result in global best practice.