Dr David Sharp before and after photos 2017 highlights

This is a small selection of our before and after photos from 2017! Thanks to all the lovely patients who permitted us to share their images this year, to help educate others about plastic surgery and the outcomes that can be achieved. Our patients come in all shapes, sizes and ages - and from the young to the mature aged, we believe it’s important to provide insight into the ‘real’ faces of plastic surgery; everyday patients! Despite the fact that much of what we see on social media probably reflects otherwise, the average plastic surgery patient is not a size 8 model with perfect breasts, a blogger’s body or celebrity with deep pockets; they’re everyday people investing in their health, wellbeing - and aligning how they look on the outside, with how they feel on the inside. This video provides an insight into the spectrum of procedures Dr Sharp performs every week. Happy New Year to all of our amazing patients, and thank you for making us part of your journey in 2017!...

Why we choose fractionated Fraxel laser

Fraxel fractionated laser resurfacing addresses 7 key facets of facial ageing Fraxel laser resurfacing was one of the first on the market, and over the decades has refined its technology, continuing to be a leader in the laser rejuvenation field. Modern day Fraxel is comfortable, quick and gets maximum results with minimal downtime. After the treatment, our patients begin to notice the following improvements in their skin; these changes continue in the weeks and months following their treatment, to achieve their final result: Reduction of precancerous sun damage (actinic keratosis) that can lead to sun cancer Pigmentation and sun spots are eliminated Fine lines and wrinkles are reduced Skin texture and condition is improved Facial, neck and chest/décolletage skin feels tighter Pore size is reduced Scars and stretch marks are improved Treatment intensity and depth is tailored to each individual patient One of the best aspects of Fraxel is its ‘dual’ function; which gives it the ability to be varied in intensity, allowing us to modify the therapy depending upon whether the patient’s skin is quite healthy, or requires extensive resurfacing - and how long they want their downtime to last. A low intensity treatment helps to remove superficial sun spots and pigmentation, with only a weekend of coffee-grain like shedding. While a more intensive treatment will lift extensive sun damage and address deeper lines, and will involve shedding for about 5 days. Your Fraxel treatment will begin with a thorough skin analysis with our dermal clinicians, who will assess your skin, discuss your desired result and advise of the best intensity to achieve this for you. The treatment doesn’t...

Research indicates confusion over ‘surgeon’ qualifications

According to a report in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a study undertaken by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has revealed widespread confusion around the titles ‘plastic surgeon’ and ‘cosmetic surgeon’. In Australia, the Medical Board only recognises the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) as the training body for qualified surgeons. Upon completion of this training, the surgeons display the letters FRACS as their credentials, the ‘F’ standing for ‘Fellow’. However many doctors who have not undergone RACS training and examination, still openly call themselves ‘surgeons’, despite not having RACS qualifications. Cosmetic surgery is no different to other surgery; it carries a risks of infection, complications, nerve injury and adverse anaesthetic events. And yet the study results showed significant misperceptions about the qualifications needed to perform this type of surgery: 87% of respondents believed that surgeons must have special credentials and training to perform cosmetic surgery, or to advertise themselves as aesthetic/cosmetic/plastic surgeons. More than half of respondents were unsure about the training needed to become a board certified plastic or cosmetic surgeon. Most respondents stated their discomfort with specialists other than plastic surgeons performing surgery to improve their appearance. Here are some facts to help clarify the status of ‘cosmetic’ and ‘plastic’ surgeons in Australia: Plastic surgeons are also called ‘plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic - or aesthetic - surgeons’ because they have undergone advanced training in major public and private hospitals under a traineeship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic fields of surgical study; under the supervision and mentorship of experienced and RACS qualified surgeons. This training process...

Beast the festive season bulge

You’d have to be superhuman - or super anti-social - to completely avoid the overload of food, drinks and excess that is synonymous with the festive season. The combination of food high in sugar, salt and fat, along with the occasional sugary drink or alcoholic beverage - followed by hot lazy days - often sees the unwelcome expansion of love handles and spare tyres that looked, and felt, much smaller a few months ago. Certain areas of the body - such as the abdomen, flanks and back, naturally lend themselves to fat accumulating. Once these pockets of fat have formed, it can be difficult to eliminate them, even with a healthy lifestyle. It’s enough to make those new years resolutions of getting fit and healthy seem like a pipe dream. After you’ve finished adjusting your belt up a notch or diving into your comfy pants, consider some small, easy steps you can begin taking this week to get your body back to where you’d like it to be. Even the most stubborn of fat can be budged with the combination of a sensible diet, moderate physical activity and SculpSure fat removal. By now we all know the key to a healthy diet - but it’s a matter of sticking to it! Plenty of water, fresh vegetables and fruit, moderate amounts of lean protein and low-GI grains. If you are grocery shopping on a budget, try a local farmers market for great deals on fresh fruit and vegetables to last the week. For a reminder of what you should be looking for on your plate, click here or here. If joining a...

Behind the scenes at Vogue Magazine’s cosmetic event

Vogue Australia invited Dr Sharp to join industry experts at their inaugural Queensland cosmetic event this month. Vogue editor-in-chief Edwina McCann introduced the event, which saw over 200 people fill the Versace Hotel’s grand ballroom for a day of seminars and interactive workshops with the speakers. Dr Sharp spoke about facial cosmetic surgery, discussing face lift, rhinoplasty, otoplasty, chin implant and blepharoplasty procedures, while Dr Raja Sawhney discussed breast augmentation, reduction and lift surgery. Dr Christopher Leat shared the latest advancements in cosmetic injectables and Dr Shoban Manoharan, a specialist dermatologist, talked about the incredible results laser therapy can achieve. Dr Franck Page provided an insight into the world of cosmetic dentistry and dental implants, while Grant Power from Giorgio Armani revealed the iconic brand’s latest release of transformative makeup tools. Dmitri Papas from Papas + Pace finished the day off with the magic of the perfect cut. From plastic surgery through to aesthetic dentistry, the medical professionals all had the same message for those considering cosmetic improvements; attaining a ‘natural look’ is the gold standard we should all be aiming for! Here’s a behind the scenes glimpse of the event.     Photo credit: Whisper & Sing...

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...