Mums lead the way in cosmetic surgery

  Reported by Anna Hartley | 6th April | Queensland Times: SOME might be quick to assume young women would make up most cosmetic surgery candidates. According to Ipswich plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr David Sharp, the majority of people who come to him for plastic surgery are in fact women in their 40s and 50s. The surgeon said the most common cosmetic procedures he performed were tummy tucks, breast reduction and augmentation surgery. “There is a large group of patients who have thought about having cosmetic surgery for years, usually females in their 40s or 50s who’ve had their children, who say, ‘I want to do something for myself now’.,” Dr Sharp said. “After skin cancer there is a lot of cosmetic stuff coming through and of that it’s mainly abdominoplasty, breast reductions, and breast augmentation.” Dr Sharp said his biggest concern when it came to cosmetic surgery was the trend of people choosing the “cheap” option. “The only people who are qualified to call themselves surgeons in Australia have to have a fellowship with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons,” he said. “My advice would be for cosmetic surgery candidates to really do their research. “I’ve heard some horror stories. The cheapest option is not necessarily the best.” Read the full article at The Queensland Times.  ...

Ipswich farewells renowned plastic surgeon

Dr Sharp’s practice at Tri Rhosen House in Ipswich was founded by Dr Hugh Bartholomeusz OAM, who recently retired from the region. This article is a tribute to Dr Bartholomeusz’s incredible contribution to surgery in the area; and the warmth, compassion and commitment to surgical excellence that the practice was founded upon - a tradition that Dr Sharp and his team are proud to continue….  PLASTIC SURGEON TO CALL TIME ON GREAT CAREER Queensland Times | Brian Bennion | 8th February 2016 WINDING DOWN: Doctor Hugh Bartholomeusz is getting ready for retirement in New Zealand. AFTER 31 years leading the way in innovative day surgery, plastic surgeon Dr Hugh Bartholomeusz has decided to hand over his practice and wind down his schedule, looking to retirement. He was the founder of Tri Rhosen Day Hospital, the first multi disciplinary day hospital in the region, which was opened in Court St in 1996 by the then Governor General Bill Hayden. Dr Bartholomeusz has also been a leading figure in the establishment of West Moreton Anglican College, the University of Queensland Ipswich campus and a leader for the Australian Air Force Cadets and RAAF’s Medical Branch He has been in private plastic surgery practice in Brisbane and the West Moreton region since 1985 and is currently Head of the Plastic Surgery Unit at Greenslopes Private Hospital. With his 63rd birthday approaching, Dr Bartholomeusz said it was a good time to retire from Ipswich and he has handed over his practice in Ipswich to Dr David Sharp. He will still practice at Greenslopes Hospital until the end of the year, but intends to fully retire and move to...