Specialist Fees & Rebates

Specialist Fees & Rebates

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As a member of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr Lin adhere to strict guidelines governing medical practice and advertising. Our fees structure also follows the recommended guidelines set out by the Australian Medical Association.
 
 

Consultation Fee

  • Our standard consultation fee range between $200-250 depending on the surgeon.
  • A Medicare rebate of approximately $80 may be available if you have been referred by your family doctor and hold a valid Medicare card.
  • Your Medicare claim can be lodged electronically by our staff, and will be processed by Medicare to your nominated bank account.
  • A special rate is available for pensioners.
  • Sometimes, a small additional fee is charged for an extended consultation, or where a small procedure (such as a skin punch biopsy) is performed at the same time.

Overall Cost Of Surgery (Private Hospital)

Generally, the overall fees for surgery includes several components:

  • Specialist Surgeon’s fees,which includes the routine post-operative follow up for six weeks. See section below.
  • The anaesthetist’s fee.
  • The hospital or day surgery fee.
  • Pathology (where applicable).
  • Others: which may include cost of implants, prosthesis, etc.

Surgical Fees (Private Hospital)

  • For privately insured patients, your private insurance will generally cover part of your surgeon’s fees.
  • The remainder, also known as the “gap” correlates to the provisions of specialist healthcare that are not covered by either Medicare nor Private Health Insurance.
  • The amount of the “gap” varies depending on the nature and complexity of the surgery.In all instances, a written estimate is provided prior to the procedure being scheduled.
  • We would strongly recommend all patients check with their private health fund to establish whether other costs may apply.

Cosmetic Procedures

  • Cosmetic procedures eg. Meloplasty (Facelift), Lower Blepharoplasty (Lower Eyelid Surgery) do not qualify for a rebate from Medicare or your private health insurance. These procedures are considered self insured or self funded as they are cosmetic in nature.
  • In these cases, an estimate of fee's will be provided prior to the procedure being scheduled.

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