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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What is the cost of nose surgery (rhinoplasty)?

Calling or emailing practices in Australia to inquire about the cost of nose surgery (rhinoplasty) will probably result in a wide range of figures.  It is important for you to know whether the cost includes all of the following

  • The surgeon’s fee
  • The anaesthetist’s fee
  • The bed and theatre fee
  • The GST (if applicable)
  • All normal aftercare including your post-operative visits, medication and dressings

In some situations Medicare and your health insurance organisation (if you are insured) will pay a substantial part of these costs and GST may not then be applicable.

When you call Avenue Plastic Surgery we will provide you with an accurate out-of-pocket cost for this procedure.

Who is the best plastic surgeon to perform nose surgery (rhinoplasty)?

There are many plastic surgeons in Australia who are skilled and experienced at nose surgery.  It is important to check that your surgeon is a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.  This is the minimum requirement.  You may also wish your surgeon to be a member of The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).  Your general practitioner may be a good source of information as to who is a reputable plastic surgeon in your area.  You may also be recommended to a plastic surgeon by a friend or relative.

Some patients schedule consultations with 2 or 3 plastic surgeons (make sure you see the surgeon and not just their patient advisor) before deciding which is the best plastic surgeon in their individual case.  The most expensive is not necessarily the best nor is the cheapest always the worst!  Beware of surgeons with a high media profile as this only means that they have a good publicity team! It is more important to take into account your surgeon’s qualifications, his or her experience, the quality of information provided, their accessibility and even the surgeon’s personality and how well you get along.  Remember that you will have a close relationship with your surgeon and you must be confident in your surgeon’s skill, judgment and commitment – especially if you have any post-operative complications.

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