Who pays for the costs of surgery in private practice?
If your surgery is covered by insurance or ACC, then your insurer or ACC will pay for some or all of the the costs of surgery – but they will need to agree to pay before you have surgery. If you do not have insurance that covers your surgery you (the patient) are responsible for payment of all of the costs. For all cosmetic surgery procedures, the fees must be paid 2 weeks before the surgical date to confirm the booking
Estimated costs of surgery
Including hospital costs, theatre costs, anaesthetic fees and GST. Also including the required post op visits with Mr Bialostocki for the first 3-6 months after surgery, as required and the visits with his nurse for scheduled dressing changes and post-operative wound care.
|Upper OR lower Blepharoplasty||$7,700 to $8,500 (upper blepharoplasty can also be done under local anaesthetic at the Da Vinci Clinic. See costs below)|
|Breast Reduction Surgery||$18,000 to $19,200|
Full tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
|$19,000 to $23,500|
Mini-tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
|$12,000 to $15,000|
|Breast enlargement (augmentation)||$14,900 to $15,400|
|Breast lift||$18,000 to $19,200|
|Rhinoplasty||$9,000 to $18,000 for longer or more complex surgery, often revision surgery with a lot of scarring|
|Otoplasty||$9,000 to $10,000 (can also be done under local anaesthetic at the Da Vinci Clinic. See costs below)|
|Gynaecomastia surgery||$11,000 to $17,000|
|Labiaplasty under general anaesthetic at Grace hospital||$7,500 to $8,500 (can also be done under local anaesthetic at the Da Vinci Clinic. See costs below)|
|Skin cancer excision and reconstruction||Costs vary due to size and complexity|
|Hand surgery||Costs vary due to complexity|
|ACC procedures||Mr Bialostocki does not charge an additional fee above the ACC payment|
If your surgery is more complex then it may take more time to complete which increases the costs from the Hospital and the anaesthetist. Mr Bialostocki does not control these costs.
Estimated costs of a plastic surgery operation with Mr Bialostocki under local anaesthetic in a private clinic
|Skin cancer excision and reconstruction||Costs vary due to complexity|
If your surgery is more complex than initially anticipated, then it may take more time which increases costs from the clinic. Mr Bialostocki does not control these costs.
What if I need revision surgery or have a complication?
Most of the time surgery goes well and wounds heal without problems. However, no surgical treatment is completely risk free - if you are having elective or cosmetic surgery it is especially important that you understand this. The general complications of surgery which occur with some regularity include:
|Bleeding||Problematic or unsightly scars|
|Bruising||Injury to nerves, blood vessels, or surrounding structures|
|Pain||Distortion of surrounding skin or other structures|
|Allergic reactions||Poor cosmetic result|
|Complications of sedation or general anaesthetic||Further surgery or other treatments|
If there is a complication that requires further surgery – you or your insurer will be responsible for any further costs.
The estimates of cost provided are estimates only and are not based on what is needed by any particular patient. If surgery is unexpectedly complex it may take longer then hospital and anaesthetic costs will increase. If a complication occurs and requires surgery there will be costs associated with repeat surgery. Mr Bialostocki does not control the hospital or anaesthetic costs