All Consultations with our Surgeons do entail a Consultation Fee.
So, why do experienced and reputable clinics such as ours charge for their doctor-consultations when some clinics offer ‘Free Consultations’?
Simply because Clinics offering ‘Free Consultations’ aim to attract more patients by not charging a consultation fee but then try hard to sell patients something – even if it’s not the patient’s best treatment option. We regularly have callers describing how they were sold expensive treatments at a Free Consultation and which never helped at all. Moreover, Free Consultations are usually brief and often conducted by a Nurse or Sales Consultant with only a brief ‘look in’ by the doctor, if at all!
In contrast, our Consultations are professional, detailed, informative, honest and conducted entirely by the Surgeon who’ll be doing your procedure. You will not feel in any way pressured into signing up for a treatment then and there. Instead, our aim is to simply give you all the necessary information so you can go away, consider it all, and then make an informed decision.
Remember, only your Surgeon, not a Nurse or Sales Consultant, is medico-legally permitted to offer you a medical opinion or examine you. Your Surgeon is the only person who has the experience and expertise to:
As with other most other professions, detailed and informative consultations such as ours naturally involve a fee because you are paying for the professional’s time, knowledge, experience and advice. Consider the consultation fee as an investment in getting the right advice compared to ‘free consultations’ which are designed to ‘get you in and sell you something’ – and that ‘something’ could be a treatment that is not the best one for your concerns!
PLEASE NOTE: Some consultation types attract a Medicare Rebate. Ask our Receptionist if your consultation is eligible for a Medicare Rebate.
NEW DERMAL FILLER PATIENTS: If you’ve never had Dermal Fillers before, we recommend you first have a ‘Total Facial Rejuvenation Consultation’ for our Doctor to assess your entire face and explain in detail ALL your options, whether Dermal Fillers can help your specific areas of concern and whether a different treatment might be more effective. The cost of this Total Facial Rejuvenation Consultation’ is $165.
NEW PATIENTS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY HAD DERMAL FILLERS ELSEWHERE: We charge a $50 deposit which is redeemable off the cost of your Filler if done on the same day.
NEW ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTION PATIENTS: If you’ve never had Anti-Wrinkle Injections before, we recommend you first have a ‘Total Facial Rejuvenation Consultation’ for our Doctor to assess your entire face and explain honestly ALL your treatment options, whether or not Anti-Wrinkle Injections can improve your areas of concern, the degree of correction you can realistically expect, and whether a different treatment may be more effective. The cost of this ‘Total Facial Rejuvenation Consultation’ is $165.
NEW PATIENTS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY HAD ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS ELSEWHERE: We have three options for this group of new patients:
If you are seriously thinking about which procedures can make you look your best, this should be your starting point! Rather than research online and try to pick a procedure you think will achieve what you’re after, why not discuss your concerns with one of our experienced Cosmetic Surgeons who will analyse your entire face and explain very honestly ALL your options: which treatments will help, and which won’t. Many people research online and pick treatments they think will address their concerns but it’s not until they’ve had a detailed ‘Total Facial Rejuvenation Consultation’ that they realise what they thought was their ideal solution was not going to achieve what they had hoped!
Unfortunately, since new National Regulations were introduced in 2016, doctors providing Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery are not allowed to arrange financial loans for patients, or refer patients to financial institutions, in order to finance their surgery.
This new National Regulation applies only to Doctors and Clinics providing Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery. The Regulations do not apply to other Medical Specialties.
Accordingly, if you need to finance all or part of your surgery, you must source your own funding.
Possible sources include:
If you would like more information or wish to book a Consultation with one of our Surgeons, please call us on 9267 3322.