Cosmetic surgery changes a person’s physical appearance through procedures that involve cutting beneath the skin.
A tummy tuck, breast implants, nose surgery, and surgical face lifts are all examples of cosmetic surgery.
Like all surgery, cosmetic surgery has risks you should know about before you make a decision.
It's important to do your research and get information from sources you can trust, so you can make an informed choice.
Here are some things you should do before deciding:
- Choose a qualified medical practitioner who is skilled and experienced in performing your surgery.
- Check that your surgery will be done in a licensed facility, such as a hospital or day surgery clinic.
- Understand the risks and possible complications from your surgery.
- Understand the plan for your recovery and aftercare.
- Know what to do if something goes wrong.
For more information visit health.gov.au/cosmeticsurgery
If you have concerns about your cosmetic surgery experience, call the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Cosmetic Surgery Hotline on 1300 361 041.