Training and standards in cosmetic surgery - Mr Tansley interviewed on Channel 9’s ‘A Current Affair’

Recently there has been much media interest regarding standards in aesthetic surgery. The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery considers tough new regulations ought be applicable to all practitioners of cosmetic surgery, irrespective of their training background, as the only way to ensure public safety. Mr Tansley was interviewed about this for Channel 9’s ‘A Current Affair’. The program went to air nationwide on Wednesday 18 April 2018 and internationally to a syndicated audience of up to 81 million people.

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Spontaneous Regression and Resolution of Breast Implant- Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

In February 2018 Mr Tansley published a paper in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery entitled 'Spontaneous Regression and Resolution of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma: Implications for Research, Diagnosis an Clinical Management.

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10-year anniversary of Hunterian Professorship, Royal College of Surgeons of England

2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of Mr Patrick Tansley MD FRCS (Plast) having been awarded a prestigious Hunterian Professorship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. It was awarded in recognition of his clinical scientific research under the tutelage of Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub OM FRS, world renowned cardiothoracic surgeon.

These rare awards are conferred for contemporary achievements in honour of John Hunter, recognised as the founder of modern scientific surgery. Hunter, born almost three centuries ago in Scotland, had a colourful story which he commenced by dropping out of school aged 13 and continued thereafter being of fiercely independent mind. He was a fascinating man who, whilst having a reputation as being intolerant of fools, was kind and self-sacrificing. He worked at St George’s Hospital, London, published nothing until he was 43, but became Surgeon General by 61. His key contribution was to seek the experimental basis for surgical practice, shifting focus from ‘thinking’ alone to ‘careful observation and scientific method’. This is the origin of modern scientific surgery & is what made Hunter great. To this day our reliance upon accurate scientific observation rather than theory alone stems from Hunter’s development of this mode of scientific enquiry.

Mr Tansley gave his Hunterian oration, in his thirties, in 2009 and through providence, whilst also working also as a young surgeon at St George’s Hospital, London. His ongoing love of writing, teaching and learning reflects Hunter, who once said - ‘What induced me to lecture was the great advantage everyone finds by putting his thoughts into writing. A man can never tell how much he knows until he arranges his knowledge; only then can he tell how defective it is.’

To Mr Tansley’s knowledge, only one other plastic surgeon in Australia (now retired) has ever been awarded a Hunterian Professorship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. British plastic surgeon Mr Tansley practices aesthetic surgery in Melbourne and Brisbane and is a Fellow, Councillor and current Censor in Chief of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery. Read more about him at

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Michelle Errichiello

Today marks 10 years since Michelle Errichiello (Winkler) had an unfortunate accident and we would like to share her inspirational story.
We are proud to say that Dr Sugitha Seneviratne was among the amazing group of people who we able to play a part in Michelle’s journey.
Below is Michelle’s message to Dr Seneviratne,
Hi Dr Sugitha,
Today marks 10 years since my accident. I wanted to say thanks to everyone that played such an important part of my life in the past 10 years and attached is a video I made.
Thank you for being such a wonderful, soft, caring and passionate surgeon.
You personally made me hospital stay comfortable as I knew I was in great hands. Thank you so much for all the aftercare and every time I had an appointment with you made me feel like you had all the time in the world for me.
The people whose lives you touch are so much better off, thank you for having such a beautiful heart.
Love Michelle Errichiello (Winkler)



Liposuction – How To Minimise Risks and Complications

All operations have risks, and liposuction is no exception. The best way to reduce your risk of experiencing complications is to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon to perform your cosmetic plastic surgery. This article explains what qualifications you should look for in a surgeon and the most common complications and risks associated with liposuction.

Your surgeon should provide you with information about all potential complications before your surgery and ask you to sign a consent form. The consent form indicates that you have been told about the risks and you give permission for the procedure to go ahead. It is important that you understand the risks and what they mean before you consent to the procedure so don't be afraid to ask questions.