In setting their fees, Specialist Plastic Surgeons  in Australia are advised to refer to the Australian Medical Association’s fee schedule, as well as their guidelines on costs associated with providing professional facilities and running a practice. However, costs for individual procedures can still vary widely between Specialist Plastic Surgeons. Some factors that may influence the cost include the surgeon’s experience, the type of procedure used and the geographic location of the office.

When making a claim through Medicare or your health fund, you may find gaps between the surgeon’s fees and the amount you can receive back as a rebate. You are responsible for paying the gap. Contact Medicare and your private health fund to find out more about what is covered.

Your surgeon will request your informed financial consent before elective surgery. The surgeon or the practice staff should welcome any questions you may have regarding fees.