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Regulated surgical cosmetic procedures

From 1 January 2018, the following surgical procedures provided by a medical practitioner must be performed in licensed private health facilities:

  • abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • belt lipectomy (lower body lift)
  • biceps implants
  • brachioplasty (arm lift)
  • breast augmentation or reduction
  • buttock augmentation, reduction or lift
  • calf implants
  • deltoid implants
  • facelift, other than a mini-lift that does not involve the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS)
  • facial implants that involve
    • inserting an implant on the bone
    • surgical exposure to deep tissue
  • fat transfer of more than 500 millilitres of lipoaspirate
  • labiaplasty
  • liposuction that involves removing more than 2.5 litres of lipoaspirate
  • mastopexy or mastopexy augmentation (breast lift)
  • monsplasty
  • neck lift
  • pectoral implants
  • penis augmentation
  • rhinoplasty (nose job)
  • triceps implants
  • vaginoplasty.

List of licenced private health facilities in Queensland (PDF 159 kB)

Last updated: 19 February 2018