New Medical Board Regulations for Cosmetic Surgery starting 1st July 2023

The Medical Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) are introducing new regulations for Cosmetic Surgery patients from the 1st of July 2023.

The new stronger regulations have been designed to protect cosmetic surgery patients and improve standards of care for cosmetic procedures.


  • A GP Referral will be mandatory for ALL patients having a consultation for surgery
  • A Minimum of TWO consultations are required for cosmetic surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery Patients will need a patient Pre-screening Assessment Test (PAT) for BDD
  • cooling-off period of at least seven days after signing a consent form before booking surgery and paying a deposit etc.
  • Patients will have a more detailed Informed Consent before surgery
  • There will be Higher Standards in training & experience – CPD requirements
  • Accredited facilities will be required for surgery
  • Tougher Advertising Standards for Cosmetic Surgery

Articles and Further Information

All invasive surgery carries risk and requires a recovery period and good follow-up care regime. Make sure you do your research and seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon before proceeding.

Any details are general in nature and are not intended to be medical advice or constitute a doctor-patient relationship.

If you have already booked your surgery for after 1st July 2023, Dr Carmen’s team will contact you if there are any changes to your current arrangements.

Please phone Dr Carmen’s team if you have any questions.

Dr Carmen Munteanu – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

She is one of Melbourne’s most experienced and sought-after female Plastic Surgeons who offers aesthetic breast surgery and body contouring. That includes Breast Reduction, Breast Lift, Breast Implant Surgery and Body Surgery.

With over 25 years of surgical experience in Plastic Surgery, Dr Carmen firmly believes that a good surgeon is first a good doctor. She will always take into consideration all the health aspects and personal circumstances of each patient.

A dedicated Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr Carmen is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

About Dr Carmen

What to do next

Conduct Research:

Get a Medical Referral before your consultation with Dr Carmen

  • A GP referral is now essential to see Dr Carmen for any type of surgery.

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Dr Carmen – Car parking is available on-site in Mitcham.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.
  • Photos will be taken as part of your consultation, please try and wear black underwear.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly examine all the documents provided.

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

How to Book your Consultation with Dr Carmen

  • You can book your consultation with Dr Carmen Munteanu by paying the $300 cosmetic consultation fee in advance – when you make your appointment.

‘Your Goal is my Priority’
– Dr Carmen Munteanu

M.D. FRACS(Plas) Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon

Contact Dr Carmen

Call 1300 652 468 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Contact Us