Surgery Fees & Preparation
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?
The fee for your initial consultation will be $250. This is required at the time of making a booking to secure your appointment. Additional consultations required to clarify the procedure plan will be $120.
We believe in providing exceptional support throughout your recovery journey. That’s why post-operative check-ups, dressing changes, and suture removal are all included in the procedure cost and do not incur additional fees.
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 $80.85 from Medicare for your initial consultation.
A subsequent consultation is $120.00 with a rebate of $40.65 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 Dr Hanikeri, the Anaesthetist, 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 first consultation in the form of a ‘Surgical Fee Estimate’ for your information.
Do you offer payment plans for Surgery?
Patients have the option to participate in our pre-procedure payment plan prior to the procedure date.
After your second consultation with Mr Hanikeri, and a 7 day cooling off period (if you are considering cosmetic surgery), 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, body contouring, or abdominoplasty procedures for medical reasons 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.
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Think you’re ready to book in and see Dr Mark Hanikeri for your initial consultation? Please fill in the form below or call our friendly team on (08) 9380 0311.