For many patients, particularly those planning to undergo major surgery, a second consultation to further discuss their procedure and ask any questions they have thought of is often necessary. This second consultation is available at no extra charge.
You will be greeted by our friendly practice manager Candice, and asked to fill out a patient information sheet to give us important details needed about your past medical history, previous surgeries, medications and allergies. It is useful to bring of list of all medications that you take, including herbal remedies, vitamins etc. If you would prefer to do this prior to coming to save time, we can email you the form to fill out. With your permission, photographs are usually taken at the time of your consultation. All material collected is treated as strictly confidential.
Plastic surgical procedures, when performed on correctly selected patients, can greatly improve a person’s quality of life and self-esteem. It may be about reconstructing an area that has been affected by disease, improving on a feature that has been an area of concern for a while or reversing the process of ageing.
No matter what your area of concern, you will be presented with an honest assessment if the decision to have surgery is the correct one for you, and also of the risks and recovery time involved.
It is a good idea to bring old photos of yourself if you are coming for a facial rejuvenation consultation. These help with trying to restore a person’s previous appearance that has changed due to ageing.
Especially for patients interested in rhinoplasty or other facial aesthetic work, breast augmentation or breast lift, selecting photographs of the type of appearance one hopes to achieve with surgery (from magazines or the internet) is a good way of conveying your surgical goals and to assess if they are realistic.
There are no “before and after” photographs on our website as taken out of context these may be misleading and not correctly demonstrate what is achievable for a particular patient. You will be able to see de-identified, confidential images at the time of your consultation of people who have given their permission for other potential patients to see their photographs. These photographs will be selected to show similar body types or results to what a person may expect for their particular area of concern.
Consultation fee $250
There is a rebate from Medicare of $72.75 for those services with an associated Medicare item number and a valid referral from a general practitioner. You can enquire with our practice manager at the time of booking if your consultation is eligible for a rebate.
Skype consults are available for interstate or international patients.