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Consultation fee for cosmetic presentation - $275, non rebatable.
Consultation fee for medically indicated MBS presentation - $200, part of which can be rebated.
Consultation fee for injectables - $100, full amount contributed towards injectables cost.
Fee paid following consultation even if patient decides not to pursue an operation or injectable treatment. If surgeon decides patient is not a suitable candidate for surgery or injectables, fee will be waived.
Further pre operative consults deemed necessary by the surgeon will not incur any additional charges.
Post operative follow up appointments deemed necessary by the surgeon will not incur any additional charges. This is included in the surgery fee.
A consultation prior to having any form of injectables is necessary. Fee will be paid following this consultation which will then be deducted from treatment cost.
A consultation discussing both surgery and injectables will only incur one fee of $275 ($200 if medically indicated), however no amount will be deducted from injectables treatment cost.
Please note that both Medicare and Private Health Insurance do not cover a consultation for cosmetic surgery.
Some procedures such as an upper eyelid blepharoplasty or septoplasty of the nose, have MBS Item Numbers which means they will have some cover by Medicare or Private Health Insurance for the consultation and surgery.
The surgery fee is based on the specific procedure carried out, determined by complexity and expected time of surgery. The surgery fee does not cover anaesthetic or hospital fees. It does cover post operative follow up care for up to 6 weeks or beyond as deemed necessary by the surgeon.
A surgical assistant may be present for the case. This will not incur any additional charges.
Once again, please note that both Medicare and Private Health Insurance do not cover cosmetic surgery.
Some procedures such as an upper eyelid blepharoplasty or septoplasty of the nose, have MBS Item Numbers which means part of the surgery fee is rebatable.
Non MBS cosmetic cases will carry an anaesthetic fee that is not covered by Medicare or Private Health Insurance.
Medically indicated procedures with a MBS Item Number allow the anaesthetic fee to be covered by Private Health Insurance, the amount of which is dependant on the specific health fund. There may be an additional out of pocket expense, independent of the health fund, dependant on the anaesthetist.
Anaesthetic fees are time based with a skill component factored in according to the complexity of your anaesthetic. There is a variation in payment which is due to different levels of health fund rebates for anaesthetic services and whether Medicare is applicable or not.
Cosmetic surgery without a MBS Item Number will incur out of pocket hospital fees based on the following:
Theatre fee - based on time spent in theatre
Day surgery fee
Overnight bed fee
Medically indicated procedures with a MBS Item Number will incur no out of pocket hospital fees in privately insured patients. However, depending on the specific insurance policy, there may be an excess to pay.
For uninsured patients, the hospital will provide a quote based on the type and duration of procedure. Fees may vary between different hospitals.
Exact surgery fee will be discussed during consultation.
Surgery fee billed by AZZXPARDI.
An estimate of the anaesthetic fee will be discussed during consultation.
A quote will then be provided by the anaesthetic service.
Anaesthetic fee billed by anaesthetic service.
An estimate of the hospital fee will be discussed during consultation.
A quote will then be provided by the hospital.
Hospital fee billed by hospital.
MEDICARE AND HEALTH FUND
During consultation, procedures that meet the MBS criteria will be identified and implications on claiming rebates for consultation, surgery, anaesthetic and hospital fees discussed.