Plastic Surgery Pricing – Surgery Costs & Fees
Cosmetic Surgery Pricing – prices, payment plans and funding options
Paying for your plastic surgery
Plastic Surgery Pricing – Our practice accepts direct deposits, credit card payment (Mastercard or Visa), bank cheques and cash.
- A deposit is required to secure your surgery date.
- Then full payment must be received at least two weeks prior to your scheduled surgery.
What are the costs involved with plastic surgery?
Just as every patient’s anatomy is different, cosmetic surgery prices vary depending on the complexity and time taken in theatre. However, there are several components to Cosmetic Surgery pricing which are included within the final quote. This includes the surgeon and assistant fees, anaesthetist fees and hospital fees. The cost of breast implants also varies by brand and type.
Surgical fees are fixed and typically include the cost of the entire surgery, pre-operative care and aftercare. These fees will differ from surgeon to surgeon, depending on the surgeon’s professional qualifications, experience, professional recognition, demand and even the location of their practice. Dr Mark Doyle will provide you with a detailed quote of these fees at your initial consultation.
Dr Doyle’s surgeon fee includes the following:
- The fee for your surgical procedure
- Post-op garments (if required)
- After-hours access to our post-operative support nurse
- Post-operative consultations with Dr Doyle, for 12 weeks following your surgery
Major surgery performed by Dr Doyle will be done under a general anaesthetic. Anaesthetists, like most other medical specialists, do not have a standard scale of fees but usually charge by the hour or procedure. Thus, the anaesthetist fee will depend on the qualifications of the anaesthetist who attends to you and the complexity of your surgery. Again, expect to be given an estimate of fees prior to your procedure.
All major surgery by Dr Doyle is performed at John Flynn Hospital in Tugun. Hospital fees can vary significantly from facility to facility. Keep in mind that surgeons and anaesthetists are regarded as “independent contractors” who utilise the facilities of private hospitals. As such, Dr Doyle is unable to negotiate, discuss or agree on the arrangements that the hospital makes with patients regarding fees. The hospital fee can vary depending on if it is insured or uninsured, a cosmetic or reconstructive case, the time in theatre and whether it is a day case or overnight stay is required.
Breast Implant Costs
There are a wide variety of breast implants available (see Breast Implant Options) and Dr Doyle will discuss these with you depending on the result you are looking to achieve. The price of your breast implants in Australia will also vary depending on the brand, texture, size and shape you decide on.
Teardrop-shaped implants are typically more expensive than round implants and naturally, the larger the implant size, the higher the cost will be. Again, Dr Doyle will help you determine the texture, size and shape that will best suit your goals.
Informed Financial Consent
You will be given a quote for your surgery as part of your informed consent during your consultation with Dr Doyle.
If you are consulting multiple surgeons, it’s important to compare fees correctly. Some surgeon fees may be lower, but anesthesia/hospital fees higher, and vice versa. You should always take into account all aspects of your surgery, including your post-operative care, and ensure that everything is included within your final quote to avoid unwanted surprises. The costs for your plastic surgery should always be explained and provided to you clearly, in plain language.
What’s the cost of the plastic surgery consultation?
The cost of the consultation fee with Dr Doyle is usually $185, regardless of if the consultation is conducted in person or virtually (Skype or FaceTime). This amount is paid in advance to secure your consultation date.
Please note that is a non-refundable amount in the event of a no show. If you’re unsure of your availability, please refrain from booking your initial consultation until you know a date and time that you can attend.
While a referral is not required to book a consultation with Dr Doyle, it is advised. Having a valid referral can allow you to claim a small Medicare rebate for the cost of your first consultation. This rebate is usually around $70.
If you wish to claim this rebate, please check that your referral is valid before booking your consultation. A GP referral is valid for 12 months and a specialist referral is only valid for 3 months.
Breast, Body and Face Surgery Costs, Fees and Prices in Queensland, Australia
Your surgery prices may differ depending on whether you consult with a cosmetic or plastic surgeon. These price variations may be a result of the time taken to complete the procedure, different techniques required or the cost for hospital and anaesthetics. Despite the variances, each procedure usually comes with a similar cost.
Download the 2021 Cosmetic Surgery Price List Australia
Have you ever wondered “How much does plastic surgery cost in Australia?” We have the answers.
We’ve surveyed various cosmetic surgeon and plastic surgeon price points around Queensland. Our Plastic Surgery Pricing guide details the average all-inclusive costs for the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in QLD.
This guide demonstrates two price points for each surgery. The more affordable option is indicative of a Cosmetic Surgeon’s price, and the pricier option is indicative of a Plastic Surgeons price.
Download your guide to:
2021 Ultimate Guide to Plastic Surgery Prices
Breast Augmentation Prices
The average cost of a Breast Augmentation in Queensland depends on your choice of prosthetics (brand, size and shape) and your surgeon’s fee play a big role in determining the final cost for your boob job surgery.
At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, the cost of a standard Breast Augmentation package is $12,990. This price point includes:
- Dr Mark Doyle’s surgical fees
- High-quality silicone Motiva Breast Implants (which come with an extensive warranty)
- Round sized implants, between 200CC and 400CC
- Under the muscle placement of breast implants
- Crisalix 3D imaging
- Hospital theatre fee at John Flynn Private Hospital
- Day stay at John Flynn Private Hospital
- Anaesthetic fee
- All post-surgery appointments
- Post-surgery pack including garments and scripts for pain relief and antibiotics (if required)
Find out more about this special deal here.
Breast Lift Prices
The average cost of a Breast Lift in Queensland depends on the severity of ptosis (breast sagging) and the complexity of the lift. Medicare rebates may apply for a breast lift performed out of medical necessity and without the use of implants. To view the price range for Breast Lift, download our price guide.
Breast Reduction Prices
The average cost of a Breast Reduction in Queensland depends on the complexity of the procedure and your surgeon’s fee. Medicare rebates may apply if you suffer from persistent back pain, skin irritation, infection and other health concerns. To view the price range for Breast Reduction, download our price guide.
The average cost of a Facelift in Queensland depends on how long the procedure will take in theatre and the extent of the lift. To view the price range for Facelift, download our price guide.
Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Prices
The average cost of a Nose Job in Queensland depends on the nature of the procedure and if it is being done out of medical necessity such as to treat a deviated septum. Deviated septum surgery cost may be higher than a standard cosmetic rhinoplasty. Medicare rebates may apply if you can provide evidence demonstrating the clinical need to undergo nose surgery. To view the price range for Rhinoplasty, download our price guide.
Tummy Tuck Prices
The average cost of a Tummy Tuck in Queensland depends on whether the surgery is being done to treat excess skin following weight loss, reduce excess fat, tighten the muscles underneath or a combination of the above. Medicare rebates may apply if the surgery is being done to treat lower back pain, incontinence, diastasis recti, hernias or skin rashes/infections. To view the price range for Tummy Tuck, download our price guide.
Eyelids (Blepharoplasty) Prices
The average cost of a Blepharoplasty in Queensland depends on whether it’s treating the upper or lower eyelids or both. Medicare rebates may apply if your vision is impaired due to excess skin resting on your eyelashes or you have a weak or droopy eyelid (eyelid ptosis). To view the price range for Blepharoplasty, download our price guide.
Note* Dr Doyle will carefully evaluate your condition as accurately as possible before a quote is provided. In the case that Dr Doyle finds something unexpected in your surgery which necessitates a pathology test, there may be a small additional cost.
Why do plastic surgery costs, fees and prices differ between providers?
Major price differences for cosmetic surgery often reflect the type of surgeon who is performing the operation, including their skills, expertise and qualifications.
A low price point may indicate one or more of the following:
- The quote is not inclusive of all fees (ie. hospital and anaesthetic),
- The surgeon is not a specialist surgeon trained in advanced surgical techniques,
- Breast implants may be of low quality,
- The surgery is not being performed in an accredited hospital, or
- The surgery is not being performed under general anaesthetic.
For these reasons, it’s incredibly important to ensure that you’ve chosen a Specialist Plastic Surgeon rather than a Cosmetic Doctor or Cosmetic Surgeon.
Price vs. Value
It’s easy to shop around and compare prices for cosmetic surgery, however, it’s important to know that the outcome of your surgery, your recovery time and your post-operative care received will vary depending on the price paid.
As all invasive surgery carries risk, discount shopping is NOT recommended for plastic surgery providers. It’s not worth the risk. A qualified and experienced surgeon is invaluable for helping you achieve your desired results in a safe and caring environment.
Because of this, we encourage you to be sceptical about “cheap” plastic surgery. This could indicate that the surgeon is untrained, there’s insufficient staff available, and safety may not be the highest of priorities. Before committing to a surgeon, make sure to:
- Ask lots of questions
- Check your surgeon’s credentials
- Ask friends/family for recommendations, and
- Examine all before and after images closely to determine his/her skill in your specific procedure.
Dr Mark Doyle is a specialist plastic surgeon who spent fourteen years gaining his qualifications and advanced surgical training. He has since practised as a Specialist Plastic Surgeon for over 30 years and has performed thousands of breast, body, face and nose surgeries in his time. Instead of competing on price, Dr Doyle offers the value of achieving the best possible outcomes for all of his patients.
Why choose a specialist plastic surgeon?
In Australia, it remains legal for any doctor to perform surgery. Any doctor can enter the cosmetic surgery field, however, specialist surgeons are required to complete an additional five years of extensive surgical education and training. This means that plastic surgeons are more qualified in their surgical skills and advanced techniques used for cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive procedures.
If your surgeon is not a specialist, they are unlikely to have hospital operating and admitting rights. This means that procedures will be performed in their day surgery centres or clinic back room. This can comprise the safety and sterility of the procedure being performed and is not recommended for any invasive surgical procedure.
Medicare and Plastic Surgery
It’s important to be aware that plastic surgery only qualifies for a Medicare rebate when it is performed out of medical necessity (for health indications and not cosmetic reasons).To find out which procedures attract a rebate and more information on claiming this, please view our page, Will Medicare Cover My Plastic Surgery?
Superannuation and Plastic Surgery
Superannuation funds, alike Medicare, may assist you financially with medically indicated procedures. If you suffer from a serious medical condition that can be corrected with plastic surgery, and you have no other means to fund the procedure, you may be able to access your superannuation early. Find out more about using your superannuation for plastic surgery.
Plastic Surgery Payment Plans
Many patients seek to obtain personal loans or surgical finance to fund their surgery. Dr Doyle or Gold Coast Plastic Surgery does not offer or assist with the application for these payment options.
To explore your options regarding payment plans, please view our Payment Plans page. Alternatively, you can source and compare cosmetic surgery loans on Finder.com.au.
Please note that these facilities are subject to approval and full credit and financial assessment would need to be completed prior to acceptance of any offer.
Our practice accepts direct deposits, credit card payment (Mastercard or Visa), bank cheques, EFTPOS and cash. Please note the following:
- A deposit is required to secure your surgery date.
- Full payment must be received at least two weeks prior to your scheduled surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a mini facelift cost in Australia?
A mini facelift is a modified, less extensive variant of the traditional facelift that’s perfect for patients who have less severe features of aging. Mini facelift cost Australia costs less than a traditional facelift and achieves more subtle results. To view the pricing range for facelift surgery in Australia, please download our pricing guide.
What about breast implants Australia prices?
The cost of teardrop-shaped breast implants are typically more expensive than round implants and naturally, the larger the implant size, the higher the cost will be. The price of breast implants will always be itemised on your surgery quote. At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, the cost of a standard Breast Augmentation package is $12,990.
How much does breast implant removal cost Australia?
The cost of breast implant removal in Australia is comparable to the cost of breast augmentation surgery. This price range is outlined in our cosmetic surgery price list guide.
What is the breast reduction Medicare rebate Australia?
The Medicare rebate for breast reduction surgery is $1044.70 (as of April 2021). If you are covered by Private Health Insurance, your provider will also contribute to your breast reduction procedure. For more information, read our blog, Will Medicare Cover my Breast Reduction?
How much does fat transfer breast augmentation cost Australia?
The price of fat transfer breast augmentation in Australia depends on whether or not you plan to insert breast implants alongside the fat. It also depends on how many areas require liposuction to achieve your aesthetic goals.
How much is a facelift in Australia?
The price for a facelift in Queensland Australia has been outlined in our 2021 plastic surgery pricing guide.
How much does a nose job cost Australia?
The price for a nose job in Queensland Australia has been outlined in our 2021 plastic surgery pricing guide.
How much does deviated septum surgery cost Australia?
The price of deviated septum surgery or Septoplasty costs less than a traditional rhinoplasty. It is indicative of the lower end price point of rhinoplasty surgery, which has been outlined in our cosmetic surgery price list guide.
How much does a belt lipectomy cost Australia?
Belt lipectomy or circumferential abdominoplasty is a highly personalised surgical procedure that differs depending on the goals of the patient and the amount of excess skin present. Those patients with massive weight loss will need bigger procedures to remove their excess skin. Belt lipectomy surgery costs more than a traditional abdominoplasty, with price estimates for tummy tuck available in our 2021 plastic surgery pricing guide.
How much does arm lift surgery cost Australia?
The cost of arm lift surgery depends on the amount of excess skin to be removed and whether or not liposuction is required to achieve the desired aesthetic result.
How much does a thigh lift cost in Australia?
The cost of thigh lift surgery depends on the amount of excess skin to be removed and whether or not liposuction is required to achieve the desired aesthetic result.
How much does liposuction cost in Australia?
Liposuction is priced per area and depends on the time taken in the theatre. On average, you can expect $2000- $6000 per area requiring liposuction.
Book a Consultation
If you would like to find out more about the cost of plastic surgery in Australia or are interested in undergoing a cosmetic procedure, book a consultation with Dr Doyle today.