Surgery Fees & Preparation
Mark Hanikeri Costs & Surgery Information
Discover information regarding costs, payment options, Medicare and private health insurance
Our team understands that patients would like to understand the costs associated with having cosmetic surgery. Patients find they would rather know the costs, rather than spending time having a consultation and deciding not to go ahead with the surgery. We have prepared useful information in relation to preparing for your surgery.
Please find the relevant information below.
Costs, Medicare & Private Health Insurance
How much does a consultation with Dr Hanikeri cost?
An initial consultation to see Dr Hanikeri is $250.00. However, we do require a $50.00 deposit to secure an appointment. While the following appointment is $140.00.
There are no fees charged for post-operative consultations or appointments with our nurses for dressing changes or suture removal.
Payment will be required at the time of your consultation. We accept cash, cheque, EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard and AMEX.
Can I claim a rebate from Medicare?
If your proposed surgery is eligible for a Medicare item number and you have a referral letter from your General Practitioner, you will receive a rebate of $75.05 from Medicare for your initial consultation.
A subsequent consultation is $140.00 with a rebate of $36.55 if you meet the above criteria.
What are the costs associated with my surgery?
There are three main fees associated with your surgery. The fee from the anaesthetist, Dr Hanikeri, as well as the hospital ((if you do not have private health insurance or an appropriate level of cover for your procedure).
These fees are provided to you at the time of your consultation in the form of a ‘Surgical Fee Estimate’ for your information.
Do you offer payment plans for Surgery?
Yes, we offer payment plans for our patients in advance’ of their upcoming breast surgery, tummy tuck or any other plastic / cosmetic surgery that Mr Hanikeri performs.
Our patients can book their procedure up to six months in advance. After consultation with Mr Hanikeri, the next step is choosing a surgery date. Once a deposit is received to secure a date ($500.00), patients are then welcome to schedule regular payments up until two weeks before their proposed surgery date, when the final balance is due. These payments can be made weekly or monthly to suit our patient’s circumstances.
The above payment plan is interest-free. We also accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. You can also approach third party loan providers or contact your bank for a personal loan. We are not affiliated with or do not endorse any particular financing company. As a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, we are not permitted to broker a third party payment plan, as the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and AHPRA do not permit this.
Can I access my superannuation to pay for surgery?
We do receive enquiries about accessing Superannuation funds for a surgical procedure.
Superannuation can only be released on compassionate grounds. In most circumstances, this is only successful for patients who are considering breast reduction or tummy tuck procedures who meet the criteria for early release. This generally includes chronic or acute pain where patients can demonstrate ongoing medical issues.
What is our cancellation policy?
Should you need to reschedule a consultation appointment, we require at least 2 full working days’ notice to enable us to offer the appointment to our waitlisted patients. If you cancel an appointment, or simply do not attend on the day, then the booking fee will be forfeited.
Our cancellation of surgery policy is outlined in the contents of our TouchMD patient portal.
Preparing for your consultation
How to prepare for your consultation
Prior to your consultation, we will email you a link to our TouchMD portal. This requires you to choose a password to set up your profile. Within this portal, we will assign ‘homework’ which is a pre-consultation reading along with any sets of ‘Before and After’ photos of previous patients that may help you in understanding the procedure and potential outcomes. Please assist us by completing your TouchMD registration and reading the information provided within this. We also recommend preparing a list of questions to bring along to the consultation with you.
Where will my surgery take place?
Dr Hanikeri currently operates at St John of God Subiaco Hospital and West Leederville Private Hospital. If your procedure is a cosmetic procedure (no Medicare item numbers apply), then in most cases your surgery would be carried out at West Leederville Private Hospital.
Preparing you for surgery
All care will be directed to your individual needs. You need to have realistic expectations–the aim is to improve or enhance–not achieve absolute perfection. You must understand that we are all asymmetrical and results are different for each patient.
It is important that patients aim to be in good physical and mental health. Smoking is always a problem in plastic surgery as it is toxic and can prevent the blood flow required for healing. You must advise Dr Hanikeri of your smoking history and discuss a period of abstinence before and after your surgery. We recommend you abstain from smoking for at least six weeks prior to your surgery.
Surgical scars are permanent whilst swelling and bruising are only temporary. Some of the procedures that are performed require drains to be left in after surgery for a period of time (usually 24 to 48 hours), this will be discussed with you at the time of your consultation.
Recovery time varies between patients and procedures. However a minimum of 6 to 12 weeks is typical for many cosmetic surgeries and in many instances you will not be able to drive, do any strenuous activities or exercise for the first two weeks after your procedure.
Some patients may need a second procedure to achieve their goals, such as to correct asymmetry, surgical complications, or dog ears (a point of fold at the end of an incision) etc.
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