PRIOR TO SURGERY IF YOU ARE WELL MOTIVATED, HAVE REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS AND SELECT A QUALIFIED COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGEON SUCH AS DR SCAMP, CHANCES ARE YOU WILL BE HAPPY WITH YOUR DECISION TO HAVE A COSMETIC PROCEDURE. HERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE GOING AHEAD:
Fees for cosmetic procedures generally are paid six weeks prior to surgery. Cost varies and depends on factors including the complexity of the operation, where the surgery is performed and what type of anaesthetic is administered.
Many cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance; however, this may depend on your Health Fund and the type of coverage you have. There are certain procedures, such as Rhinoplasty, Otoplasty and Breast Reduction that may address functional problems as well as improve the appearance. In such cases Medicare may rebate a small amount and your Health Fund may also cover some of your hospital costs. If you have a referral for surgery, please bring it to your consultation.
Dr Scamp operates at Accredited Hospital Facilities. This could be Pacific Private Day Hospital, Pindara Hospital or Gold Coast Private Hospital. These facilities will only allow accredited Specialists to operate.
Dr Scamp’s team will organise your anaesthetist and hospital team and you will be informed of all anaesthetics prior to your surgery. Most larger procedures are done under general anaesthesia with local anaesthesia also an option. Appropriate anaesthesia type will be recommended to allow you minimal discomfort.
Dr Scamp will give you all the information you need prior to surgery to prepare you for surgery and recovery. You will be asked to stop smoking for six weeks prior to surgery. Certain medications, food, beverages and supplements are to be avoided prior to surgery, such as aspirin, red wine and vitamin E. Following your procedure, there may be restrictions on your activities for several days to several weeks. Plan your business and social activities to allow sufficient time for recovery. All patients are provided with Dr Scamp’s after-hours phone number contact at any time in case of emergency.
To perform any cosmetic surgical procedure an anaesthetic will be necessary. This may be general anaesthetic or local anaesthesia and sedation if appropriate.
There can be no absolute guarantee with any surgery. The real aim of surgery is improvement and client satisfaction. It is important that patients realise the limitations of what is possible with cosmetic surgery. Further operations may occasionally be needed after surgery to correct complications that have occurred.
It is important that you read all of the risks and complications outlined in Dr Scamp’s guide to Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and discuss these with Dr Scamp. This guide will be given to clients at their initial consultation.
No Surgery is Guaranteed. Cosmetic surgery is unique in that you, the patient request the surgery. Misunderstandings may result if you do not explain precisely what you desire. You should always be quite specific as to exactly what you want your surgeon to perform. It is important that you realise the limitations of what is possible with cosmetic surgery. It is also important that you realise that not everyone who undergoes cosmetic surgery is happy with the outcome.