The initial consultation with your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will cost approximately $220 (fees vary slightly per surgeon) and take about 30-45 minutes. If a Medicare item applies to your potential procedure then you will be entitled to a rebate from Medicare of approximately $75, providing you have a written referral from your GP or specialist. GP referrals are valid for 12 months and specialist referrals for 3 months.
Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will provide an indication of the likely costs, such as your surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist’s fees and hospital and theatre fees. Your surgeon’s fee includes all post-operative care and nurse dressings. Pricing will vary from case to case, but an indicative range of your surgeon’s fee is $5,000 to $9,000. Anaesthetist, hospital and theatre fees are additional.
Breast reconstruction surgery is not an elective procedure and there are Medicare and private health insurance rebates available. Your surgeon can provide you with more information, but you would then need to talk to your private health insurer to determine exactly how much cover they will provide and confirm what your final out-of-pocket costs will be.← How much does a breast reconstruction in Perth cost?