Paying for Plastic Surgery

How Much Does Plastic Surgery Cost in Australia?

Plastic surgery costs differ across Australia, dependant on a number of variables. While everyone likes a bargain, it is important to remember that all surgery is a risk to your health and cheap or overseas plastic surgery places a greater risk than most.

Further, inducements to surgery, such as “specials” are against the Australian medical code for plastic surgery as they encourage patients to shop on price, rather than quality and safety. This, in turn, can lead to disappointment with surgical results and safety standards.

Remember, you have to live with your surgical results with a life time. So you need to choose your surgeon based on quality, experience and skill over a “discounted” price.

It is also important to know who is operating on you, including what

  • Their skills are
  • Education they had
  • Medical board recognition they have
  • Online reputation they have

What is the Reason Behind the Differences in Costs for Plastic Surgery?

The range of price differences for plastic surgery in Australia can seem confusing to patients. However, this is before they understand what is covered and what is not covered when evaluating plastic surgery. Further, there is a great deal of misleading information on the market due to low-cost and low-rate, overseas plastic surgery procedures.

Price differences also reflect the:

  • Experience of the surgeon in that procedure
  • Formal training and qualifications
  • Degree of customisation, advanced techniques and suturing
  • Safety measures and other surgical components
  • Hospital operating privileges
  • Types of anaesthesia and pain management
  • Premium versus cheap breast implants used
  • Drains used versus no drains used
  • Incision placement, healing aids, and recovery protocols
  • Follow up care
  • Post-operative necessities including:
    • Garments
    • Scar management
    • Healing reviews

The Next Steps

  • Visit the FAQs pages and patient reviews to learn further information about your intended procedure.

How to Book your Initial Consultation

  • Email us or call on (03) 8849 1444 to arrange your consultation with Dr Rubinstein
  • A referral from your GP or from your specialist is helpful but not essential

What to Bring to your Surgeon Consultation

  • You are also more than welcome to bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes and thoroughly examine the documents provided
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes

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*Disclaimer: Individual results can vary significantly from patient to patient. The information we provide is of a general nature. For further information on what to expect for your preferred procedures, arrange to see one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons for a full-history and surgical consultation. Read further information about surgical outcome variability on our Disclaimer Page.