PRICE ESTIMATE - FAQS

 

What do I get when I pay for plastic surgery?

What do I get when I pay for plastic surgery?

Quality

Plastic and reconstructive surgery is a specialised branch of medicine which requires many years of training. Following medical school Mr Adams undertook an additional 9 years of training and was awarded a Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He then undertook 18 months training in Aesthetic (Cosmetic) surgery and complex reconstructive surgery with leading experts.

Implants and garments

If your surgery requires implants or a special post operative garment then these will have a cost associated with them.

Follow up

Your follow up for 6 weeks, including any wound care and appointments are included in your surgeons’ fees. Costs for revision surgery are not included.

Safety

To perform safe surgery a high quality operating facility is required. Extensive surgery requires overnight hospital stays with skilled nurses.

Private hospitals charge for time used in the operating theatre, recovery time and day stay or overnight hospital stays. In addition they charge for all equipment used such as sutures, dressings, disposable instruments and drapes.

Mr Adams only operates at private hosptials with highly trained nursing staff who care for you after your operation in recovery and on the ward if you stay overnight.

Skilled anaesthesia

Any surgery requring a general anaesthetic (going to sleep for surgery) or sedation requires a skilled anaesthetist. Anaesthetists are skilled doctors who require at least 7 years training after medical school to achive the highest standards of skill and safely.

Your comfort and safety is the result of team work between all of the doctors and nurses who will care for you. If you have complex medical conditions you may need additional assessments prior to surgery.

Who pays for the costs of surgery in private practice?

Who pays for the costs of surgery in private practice?

If your surgery is covered by insurance or ACC, then your insurer or ACC will pay for some or all of the the costs of surgery – but they will need to agree to pay before you have surgery.

If you do not have insurance that covers your surgery you (the patient) are responsible for payment of all of the costs.

For all cosmetic surgery procedures, the fees must be paid before a booking for surgery can be made.

Before any surgery you will receive an personalised estimate for the cost of your surgery.

What are the estimated costs of having a plastic surgery operation with Mr Adams at a private hosptial?

What are the estimated costs of having a plastic surgery operation with Mr Adams at a private hosptial?

In addition to surgical fees, these figures include an estimate of hospital and anaesthetic costs.

Breast Reduction Surgery $16,000 to $20,000
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) $15,000 to $19,000
Breast enlargement (augementation) $12,000 to $18,000
Breast lift $16,000 to $20,000
Rhinoplasty $14,000 to $17,000
Otoplasty $12,000 to $15,000
Gynaecomastia $10,000 to $18,000
Labiaplasty $10,000 to $14,000
Skin cancer excision and reconstruction Costs vary due to complexity
Hand surgery and ACC procedures Mr Adams does not charge an additional fee above the ACC payment

If your surgery is more complex then it may take increased time which increases the costs from the Hospital and the anaesthetist. Mr Adams does not control these costs.

What are the estimated costs of having a plastic surgery operation with Mr Adams under local anaesthetic in a private clinic?

What are the estimated costs of having a plastic surgery operation with Mr Adams under local anaesthetic in a private clinic?

Upper blepharoplasty Ranges from $3,000 to $4,000
Labiaplasty Ranges from $4,000 to $6,000
Skin cancer excision and reconstruction Costs vary due to complexity

If your surgery is more complex then it may take increased time which increases costs from the hospital or clinic. Mr Adams does not control these costs.

What if I need revision surgery or have a complication?

What if I need revision surgery or have a complication?

Most of the time surgery goes well and wounds heal without problems.

However, no surgical treatment is completely risk free - if you are having elective or cosmetic surgery it is especially important that you understand this. The general complications of surgery which occur with some regularity include:

Infection Delayed healing
Bleeding Problematic or unsightly scars
Bruising Injury to nerves, blood vessels, or surrounding structures
Pain Distortion of surrounding skin or other structures
Allergic reactions Poor cosmetic result
Complications of sedation or general anaesthetic Further surgery or other treatments

If there is a complication that requires further surgery – you or your insurer will be responsible for any further costs.

Financial consent

The estimates of cost provided are estimates only and are not based on what is needed by any particular patient.

If surgery is unexpectedly complex it may take longer then hospital and anaesthetic costs will increase.

If a complication occurs and requires surgery there will be costs associated with repeat surgery.

Mr Adams does not control the hospital or anaesthetic costs