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WA surgery
« on: August 02, 2006, 02:47:55 AM »
hi
i have been quoted approx. $6000 for surgery here in WA through a surgeon recommended here on this site. I don't have private health insurance and was hoping for about $4000 max. Does anyone think 6k is a bit much? I am going to have to go into some serious debt for this... :(

Edit: Oh I should mention the price quoted was for just a day clinic

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Re: WA surgery
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2006, 12:45:00 AM »
hey im looking for a surgeon here in wa, where did u find urs? 6 grand sounds a little steep but worth it if his results are good.

Re: WA surgery
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2006, 03:27:25 AM »
Turns out the $6000 I was quoted was just the surgeon fees! There was an additional $4000 in hospital and anasthesiast fees! $10,000!! Now maybe he is an *exceptionally brilliant* surgeon but that was just too much.

I went and got another quote from a different surgeon and they quoted me around $4000 all up, so I'm booked in to have the surgery this friday (2 days!). I'll let you know how I go and tell you the details.

Re: WA surgery
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2006, 04:53:45 AM »
all up it was just under $4000 including about $200 in initial consultation and $100 for the compression vest. I'm not sure how much of that I will get back from Medicare.

Surgery went ok, I would say about an 80% improvement as there is still a bit of a bump there but not sure how much is just swelling. Overall I am glad I went through with it except I haven't seen the nipple yet so I'm not sure about the scarring either.. Still I think I will be comfortable wearing a t-shirt from now on  :)

The surgeon was Dr Fitzpatrick at the Southbank Central medical centre in South Perth. PM me if you need contact details


Re: WA surgery
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2007, 02:42:54 AM »
how did the price change so much? also how is your chest looking now? did the bump turn out to be swelling?

Re: WA surgery
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2007, 05:06:06 AM »
hmm dunno. the original surgeon had a suite on mounts bay road overlooking the river, i guess he had to pay for that lol

there was a bit of swelling but it went down, i'm still not completely happy with the results but theres a definite improvement and I am glad I went through with it.  I don't know if I would go to the same surgeon again though. My brother is actually getting it done as well this friday, he is with HBF and I think its going to cost him just over $1000 which is pretty good. It's through another surgeon as well. I will post any feedback if anyone's interested

Re: WA surgery
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2007, 03:24:48 AM »
yeah i had a consultation with tim cooper on mounts bay road a while back quoted me 4500 surgeons fee plus more to the tune of 7grand roughly.. now i have a consultation with dr mark lee in subi. anyone heard of him?

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Re: WA surgery
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2007, 07:49:42 PM »
Hey sorite1, was the first doctor you went to Duncan-Smith or someone else?

Re: WA surgery
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2007, 09:27:38 PM »
I think that more than 1k is too much. Look at my posts, Peru was great for only $800.

Surgery in Peru $ 800
Dr. Mario C. Portillo
www.cirugiaesteticacusco.com

Re: WA surgery
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2007, 10:17:25 PM »
lol that website isn't even in english.

Re: WA surgery
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2007, 12:54:29 AM »
Yeah, you are right. Spanish is the national language along with some other native Inca language. Not many speak english.

Re: WA surgery
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2007, 09:33:32 AM »
right, my point is surgery is a serious matter and communication is important with your surgeon.

Re: WA surgery
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2007, 04:19:57 PM »
Hence the reason I said that you should speak spanish when I ferst recommended him.