New Standards for Safety and Quality of Cosmetic Surgery Released

The Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Healthcare has released their National Safety and Quality Cosmetic Surgery Standards for all services and facilities in Australia where cosmetic surgery is carried out.  What are these standards? These are expectations of every service where cosmetic surgery is carried out in Australia, to protect the public from […]

How Snapchat dysmorphia is warping our beauty ideals

Written by Hayley Hinze and published in House of Wellness on 5th October 2023 While dog ears and flower crowns are cute, social media’s beauty filters can also fuel an unhealthy obsession – sometimes known as Snapchat dysmorphia. From poreless skin to plump lips, beauty filters bring instant perfection to every shot. Accessible on almost every social […]

Informed Consent for Cosmetic Procedures: Navigating Psychological and Ethical Complexities

Informed Consent for Cosmetic Procedures: Navigating Psychological and Ethical Complexities The scrutiny the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is giving to cosmetic procedures shows no sign of slowing down. They’ve now turned their attention to non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as non-invasive treatments like fillers, lasers, anti-wrinkle and fat-dissolving injections. A key focus of AHPRA […]

Patient experiences with BDD screening before cosmetic procedures

Patient Experiences with BDD Screening during Cosmetic Consultations Below are two case studies where patients have screened positive for body dysmorphic disorder before a cosmetic procedure, and on one occasion, after having completed a rhinoplasty . They show that difficult conversations can have good outcomes, and that collaboration between all parties is key.  These stories […]

Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Cosmetic Procedure Screening

Understanding the Impact of Body Dysmorphic Disorder on Cosmetic Treatments Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a psychiatric condition characterised by an excessive preoccupation with perceived flaws in one’s physical appearance. Individuals with BDD often have distorted perceptions of their own looks, focusing on minor details and exaggerating perceived imperfections. This article delves into the reasons […]