Surgery Payments and Fees at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery – Melbourne, Australia
Find out about Surgery Payments and Fees
How Much is a Consultation with a Plastic Surgeon?
- A Virtual or In-person consultation with a Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery is $300
- A Nose Consultation & Nasal Examination with Dr Stephen Kleid is $600 (and may be eligible for a $170 medicare rebate)
How to secure your Surgery Date and pay for your Surgery
- A deposit of $1000 is required to secure your surgery date.
- Full payment for your surgery needs to be made at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled surgery.
How to pay for your Surgery
- Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery accepts direct deposits and bank transfers, credit card payments (Mastercard or Visa), bank cheques, cash and third party finance payments.
What’s included in your Surgery Cost Quote?
You will receive a detailed quote for surgery at your consultation. This is part of your informed financial consent for surgery.
The Surgical Quote typically included
- Surgeon Fee
- Anaesthetist Fee
- Assistant Fee (if applicable)
- Theatre Fee
- Hospital Fees for day stay or nights (if applicable)
- Breast Implants & Garments (if applicable)
- Extra Medications & Supplies (if applicable)
Discount shopping is NOT recommended for serious surgery procedures. ALL surgery is invasive, hence serious, as invasive surgery always carries risks.
You will typically live with your surgery results for a lifetime. So it’s simply not worth skimping on the quality of your Surgeon or your surgery experience.
What should I look for if comparing surgery costs for cosmetic procedures?
- When comparing quotes, it’s important you know what’s INCLUDED in the price and what you might be expected to pay for
- This may include or exclude various aspects of surgery such as hospital fees, anaesthesia, medications, follow up appointments, scar treatments and garments.
- Also, check into WHAT TYPE of doctor is operating on you (and how many procedures have they performed)?
- Junior surgeons with less experience may operate at reduced rates.
- Results from a less experienced or less-trained/non-specialist might be compromised.
- Complication risks are also likely to be elevated when patients choose a less-trained, less experienced surgeon or junior doctor or GP or dermatologist just entering the field of medicine or cosmetic surgery after gaining basic qualifications but NOT the FRACS (Plas) qualification.
- Look for ISAPS, ASAPS/ASPS and FRACS (Plas) to be sure you’re getting a Specialist Plastic Surgeon rather than a GP or non-plastic surgeon.
Experience counts – but it comes at a price! That said, you only have ONE body so be sure you don’t let price or cost differences guide you into choosing the WRONG surgeon for your procedure.
- It’s best to review your quote in detail – and to ask – what is actually covered in your cosmetic surgery quote
- Beware low-cost pricing advertisements for cosmetic surgery – you may end up with extra out-of-pocket costs you weren’t expecting.
- Hidden expenses of non-inclusive quotes or price estimates mean you’ll pay extra for:
- recovery aids (if any available) and/or longer recovery times without Rapid Recovery support
- compression garments or special bras that are required for post-op care
- follow-up care visits
- hospital charges or operating facility fees (these should be included but advertised prices often leave this part of the cost out of the surgery price advertisement)
- Anaesthetist or assistant fees
How much does surgery cost? Prices of Cosmetic Surgery in Australia
Download the Guide to Plastic Surgery Costs in Victoria
Why is surgery offered at cheaper rates by some surgeons?
- Different doctors have different experiences and varying recognition by medical boards and surgery monitoring groups
- A Specialist Surgeon will be qualified and recognised by the RACS (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons).
- Look for FRACS (Plas) and other memberships.
- Note that cosmetic doctors can’t operate in private Hospitals
- They have to work out of their own clinic back rooms or self-run hospitals, which is NOT the same as operating in a private hospital accredited in Australia and monitored/sanctioned by a large board or health insurance companies.
- A Plastic Surgeon usually operates with a higher price, surgery fee or cost than a GP or cosmetic surgeon, because they are far more highly trained and experienced as evidenced by RACS and AHPRA recognition as a SPECIALIST versus a GP or other doctor.
- 12 years of training in medicine and surgery VERSUS a 1-year cosmetic doctor surgery training is a huge difference – ask yourself – which Surgeon do YOU want to operate on your one and only body, face, nose, eyelids, pair of breasts, or other body parts?
Be sure you watch the Four Corners (ABC) program and report about the cosmetic surgery industry including costs of breast surgery when consumers did not recognise the difference between types of surgeons.