Cosmetic surgery's pathway to reform

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March 2021

The Senate refers an inquiry into the administration of registration and notifications by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee.

October 2021

A joint investigation by The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and ABC's Four Corners program into controversial medical practitioners dubbed "Cosmetic Cowboys" uncovers serious hygiene and safety breaches within the sector.

November 2021

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Medical Board of Australia announce a review into cosmetic surgery, in light of the media investigation.

November 2021

Celebrity cosmetic surgeon Daniel Aronov is banned by AHPRA from performing cosmetic surgery following alleged safety breaches.

December 2021

Celebrity cosmetic surgeon and social media star Daniel Lanzer surrenders his registration to AHPRA and retires following alleged improper practices.

April 2022

Dr Reza Ahmadi is banned from performing cosmetic surgery following the media investigation.

September 2022

The independent review hands down its findings and AHPRA accepts all 16 recommendations to reform the cosmetic surgery industry. The review received 249 written submissions and 595 survey responses.