What You Need to Know about Plastic Surgery in Australia

Published November 18, 2014

What You Need to Know about Plastic Surgery in Australia

Plastic surgery in Australia – what you need to know beforehand

Plastic surgery in Australia can certainly be an option for people looking to correct physical concerns about their bodies. However it’s not something that anyone can simply jump into. If you are really keen on undergoing such a procedure then there are certainly a couple of factors that you need to consider:

What you should know before undergoing a plastic surgery

Finding a reputable plastic surgeon

Asking appropriate questions

Now for many people, plastic surgery in Australia can lead to great satisfaction with the results. Such surgical solutions however are not without limitations and undergoing any surgical procedure certainly carries some risks. Hence people considering any surgical procedure need to know all that they can about what they are actually getting themselves into.

Indeed plastic surgery in Australia is essentially aimed at improving a patient’s appearance by making changes to certain areas – the breasts, face, thighs, etc. In order to make the most out of such procedures, one ought to consider the following:


Make no mistake, plastic surgery can be expensive and it doesn’t help that most health insurance programs generally don’t cover such surgical expenses. Cost can vary from one operation to another depending on complexity and the qualifications of your plastic surgeon. When anticipating total cost, you’ll need to consider the expense of medications, corrective treatments and post-operative care.

Now if upfront cost is an issue then you can always ask your surgeon about any financing programs that they offer which ought to help make the total cost of plastic surgery in Australia a lot more manageable. Don’t make the mistake of opting for less reputable plastic surgeons just to save cost especially the ones that are offered overseas. Take note that correcting a botched surgical operation can cost a lot more!


A good candidate for any plastic surgery operation is one that can approach such solutions with healthy and reasonable expectations. People undergoing a plastic surgery operation can expect improvement but not perfection. It’s not to say that patients shouldn’t get their hopes up but one shouldn’t approach plastic surgery as a means of transforming yourself into the likeness of your favourite Hollywood actor or anything like that. Most disappointments in plastic surgery stem from patients harbouring unrealistic expectations which are something that you certainly would want to avoid by knowing exactly what you are getting out of the operation. This is something that you ought to cover in great detail with your plastic surgeon during the consultation process.

Risks and the recovery process

Again plastic surgery operations are not without risks most of which are very similar to any other invasive surgical operation – excessive scarring, bleeding, infections, etc. A great part of mitigating such risks revolves around choosing a properly trained and qualified plastic surgeon and following all post-operative instructions given. Depending on the extent and complexity of the operation, it can take several weeks or even months for a patient to fully recover and get back to their regular routines.

Would you like to know more about a certain surgical procedure that you might be interested in? Looking for an accomplished and reputable plastic surgeon for the operation? Call Dr Tavakoli on 1300 368 107 and arrange a consultation.

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an Australian-trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the International Society (ISAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is knowledgeable in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the world on these topics.