FAQs Blogs about Specific Procedures
- Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammoplasty) FAQs
- Breast Reduction FAQs
- Fat Transfer to Breasts FAQs
- Breast Implant Removal FAQs
- Abdominoplasty FAQs
- Body Lift Surgery after Massive Weight Loss FAQs
- Extended Abdominoplasty FAQs
- Liposuction FAQs
- Arm lift (Brachioplasty)FAQs
- Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)FAQs
- Male Breast Reduction – Gynecomastia FAQs
- Facelift (Rhytidectomy) FAQs
- Rhinoplasty and Nose Surgery FAQs
NOTE – Coco Ruby is a Private Practice
- We don’t offer ‘No Gap’ Surgery, we do NOT accept VOC Victims of Crime, TAC claims, Workcover Claims or DVA claims at the clinic.
- Our plastic surgeons NO longer perform public surgery in a Public Hospital
Surgeon Consultation FAQs
- A standard consultation is $300
- A Consultation and Nose Examination with Dr Kleid is $600
How soon can I get a consultation?
Our Specialist Plastic Surgeons are always busy. It helps to plan ahead and try not to change an existing appointment time.
However, with clever management of their diaries and theatre dates, we can typically arrange your consultation within 5 to 10 working days up to 2 to 3 weeks.
Occasionally schedules and specific surgeons will be more difficult and have longer waiting periods. Such as when our Surgeons present at international conferences such as ASAPS (Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) or the Breast Masters in Sydney.
How do I schedule a consultation or surgery date?
Last-minute consultations may be available as some patients may reschedule at short notice.
Sometimes surgery can also be arranged in a short period of time after the mandatory waiting period.
It’s usually best to plan for your surgery so you can arrange time off from your normal activities. You will need the time off to, rest, recover and heal properly.
Initial consultations may also be available after-hours and on Saturday mornings. Please ask our Patient Care Coordinator.
Planning and Scheduling Your Surgery FAQs
We work hard to accommodate special date requests for most patients and minimise both surgical and consult wait times. There are mandatory wait times, however, so if you have a specific date in mind, please get in touch with us as soon as possible to help you schedule your Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery to best meet your scheduling preferences. Surgery wait times can vary depending on the time of year and other factors including; the type of surgery you are wanting and whether there is preparation required for your procedure. Sometimes your Surgeon may have a month to six month waiting period for surgery; so it pays to get your surgery date booked as far in advance as possible. Especially if you NEED to have surgery on a specific week or time of year (over Christmas or school holidays, for example). Stand-by surgery times can also be available at short notice, as occasionally patients need to reschedule for personal reasons (e.g. due to illness) please ask. There are also mandatory waiting periods or cooling-off periods
Waiting period FAQ
What are the mandatory waiting periods for cosmetic surgery?
Patients must observe a cooling-off period of at least seven days after signing a consent form before proceeding with surgery, including booking and making deposits.
There is a mandatory cooling-off period for procedures. Insured patients or medically necessary procedures may incur delays.
- patients may need to seek permission or assess coverage and/or
- provide extensive documentation and photographs in order to apply for rebates from Medicare and Insurance companies for some procedures.
What are the busy and best times of the year to have surgery?
- February and November are the quietest months for surgery.
- Around the start of any school holiday is a busy time.
- Many patients choose to have surgery pre and post-Xmas day to recover during the Summer Holidays.
- Others choose Easter Holiday breaks, mid-year breaks or September School Holidays.
- Surgery, while the kids are at school, can reduce disruption to the family.
- Some patients choose Winter months as a good time to have plastic surgery because you can hibernate and recover at home.
Age Limits on Plastic or Cosmetic Surgery
Is there a Minimum Age for Plastic or Cosmetic Surgery?
We prefer a minimum age of 18 years, although we can operate on younger patients for corrective or reconstructive purposes.
Which Australia Hospitals do you operate at in Melbourne?
We only operate at Accredited Hospitals. This improves patient-safety measures and excellent care from fully-qualified medical and surgical staff, our major plastic surgery procedures are performed at accredited Hospitals.
Note that many ‘Cosmetic Surgeons’ or doctors often don’t have operating rights in actual hospitals.
Our Surgeons usually operate at:
- St Vincent’s Private Hospital – Kew
- Masada Private Hospital – St Kilda
- Epworth Hospital – Hawthorn
- Epworth Hospital – Richmond
- The Avenue Hospital – Windsor
- Our Clinic (small scar revisions only)
Which Anaesthetists do you use?
Each Coco Ruby surgeon has a very small, select group of Anaesthetists for their procedures. Most of our anaesthetists have been with our surgeons for up to two decades.
This results in a shorter anaesthetic with a lower chance of post-operative complications and better postoperative pain management. Where indicated, our Anaesthetists organise for Patient Controlled Analgesia devices to be implemented, for efficient post-operative pain management in the ward.
All Anaesthetists are fully qualified and experienced in working in accredited hospitals.
Choosing the Best Surgeon for Your Surgery – FAQs
What if I don’t like the Surgeon I met with at my first consultation?
- Our Surgeons are known for their experience, caring nature, empathic style and positive communication styles.
- They aim to provide respect and dignity at all stages of your surgery journey.
- If, however, for any reason YOU do not want to proceed with the first Surgeon you met with at our clinic, we offer you the chance to meet with another of our top Specialist Plastic Surgeons to discuss your chosen procedure.
- Whilst all of our Cosmetic, Reconstructive and Plastic Surgeons are highly trained and experienced each has a different personality and style of communication.
It’s best if you feel 100% comfortable with your choice of Plastic Surgeon. All of our Surgeons pride themselves on patient education and on being honest, caring communications that respect patient dignity at all times.
Plastic surgeon Vs Cosmetic Surgeon FAQ
How do you know who is a Plastic Surgeon versus just a cosmetic doctor or so called cosmetic surgeon?
Discover the difference between a Cosmetic Surgeon vs a Plastic Surgeon Look for recognition on sites such as ASAPS ( Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) ASPS ( Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons) RACS ( The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) and AHPRA ( The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency ) If your Surgeon is really a Plastic Surgeon, they will have memberships or recognition in these groups:
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