Plastic Surgeon in Gold Coast Australia Returns from Lectures at ASAPS Conference

Gold Coast, Australia Plastic Surgeon Delivers Presidential Speech at ASAPS Conference in Sydney

Gold Coast AU plastic surgeon and President of the Australasian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Dr. Craig Layt recently oversaw events and delivered several lectures at the ASAPS Non-Surgical Symposium in Sydney. The conference covered advancements in non-invasive plastic surgery techniques ranging from Cosmetic and other dermal injections to CoolSculpting®, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Dr. Layt discusses the importance of attending lectures and keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in order to achieve high-quality results through safe, ethical practice.

Current President of the Australasian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Dr. Craig Layt recently returned to his Gold Coast plastic surgery practice after heading the ASAPS Non-Surgical Symposium in Sydney. Dr. Layt says the inaugural ASAPS Non-Surgical symposium is an innovation designed to bring together plastic surgeons, dermatologists, cosmetic doctors, dermal therapists, and nurses involved in non-surgical procedures in order to enhance patient outcomes and improve aesthetic results in non-invasive techniques. Held in Sydney, Australia, the ASAPS Non-Surgical Symposium welcomed speakers and guests from the United States, France, Italy, Australia, Canada, Taiwan, the Netherlands, and several other nations. Dr. Layt says he is excited about the discussions that took place and with the direction plastic surgery and non-surgical treatments are heading.

At his practice on the Gold Coast, Dr. Layt focuses on both non-surgical procedures and surgical enhancements such as breast augmentation. He says many of his patients are now looking for subtle cosmetic treatments to complement their natural features, thus seeking any combination of dermal fillers, facial injections, laser skin resurfacing, or a skin tightening treatment like Thermage®. Through lectures such as the recent ASAPS symposium, Dr. Layt says patients can be sure they have access to the latest and most effective treatments available. “These days we have a wide variety of tools available to manage aging. The concept of managing aging rather than jumping straight to surgery is important. Sometimes the best results can be obtained with non-surgical procedures. Sometimes surgery is necessary and sometimes a combination works best. Certainly if a non-surgical procedure is the best option, recovery is generally faster.”

While the conference covered mainly facial enhancements, Dr. Layt also oversaw a session on the emerging technology in non-invasive body sculpting through procedures such as CoolSculpting®, a liposuction alternative, and Ulthera®, a technique using ultrasound waves to tighten skin. Dr. Layt says he hopes the lectures stimulated further growth in plastic surgery and dermatology as well as the ability to increase patient comfort and decrease the complications of invasive surgery, including scarring and recovery time. “Education and lifelong learning are the keys to achieving the best outcomes for patients. That is what we are all about. Good patient outcomes mean happy patients which result in a busy, happy practice – everyone wins.”

About Craig Layt, MD, FRACS
Dr. Craig Layt graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School and completed his general surgery training at the Princess Alexandra, Mater, and Greenslopes Hospitals in Brisbane and the General Hospital in Townsville. He also completed a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, the Princess Alexandra and Mater Hospitals. Moving to Melbourne, Dr. Layt then furthered his medical expertise while working with a number of leading Plastic Surgeons in Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre and St. Vincent’s Hospital. Dr. Layt is a Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon, a distinction which requires over 10 years of experience in surgical training, liaison with other specialists in the field, and Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, as well as continuing professional development and advancement of surgical techniques. He is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Layt is the current President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Layt’s practice has two locations at Suite 1, AHC House, 14 Carrara Street in Benowa, QLD and Ballina Health Centre, 32 Tamar Street in Ballina, NSW, reachable at (07) 5597 4100. The practice can also be contacted online via the website or