$100k-a-month surgeon to keep practising after tribunal stays suspension

Depriving him of income was a 'draconian' step while public safety could be protected through registration conditions, WA tribunal rules

A cosmetic surgeon who claimed he would go bankrupt without his $100,000 monthly income, after being suspended over allegedly botched abdominoplasties, can continue practising, pending a further hearing.


But the Melbourne-based doctor, who flew to WA to perform the surgeries, will be restricted to procedures that do not require cutting or stitching, through an undertaking that helped persuade the State Administrative Tribunal in WA to stay the suspension.

His practice will be restricted to dermal therapy, cosmetic procedures — such as