What to Expect at Your Surgery Consult

dr. drielsma plastic surgeonA formal consultation with Dr Drielsma is an essential initial step before any surgical procedure can be organised.

Your GP or doctor may refer you to see Dr. Drielsma. Please bring your referral if you have one along with any relevant X-rays or test results if you have them. A referral is not necessary for a surgery consult with Dr. Drielsma.

During Your Consultation

At the consultation, Dr. Drielsma will obtain a thorough history of your medical health and background, eg past health, medications, and operations. He will then discuss a clear understanding of what you are hoping to achieve and your expectations from surgery. Dr. Drielsma will also undertake a careful physical examination to assess your clinical situation and suitability for surgery.

Dr. Drielsma will accurately explain your suitability for surgery and the steps involved. You will be taken through a detailed explanation of the benefits as well as possible risks and complications of surgery. While not meant to scare or alarm you, it is essential and part of Dr. Drielsma’s duty of care to you. Be very wary of any practitioner who has not mentioned similar risks and complications of surgery.

After Your Consultation

Following your consultation, you will feel that you have a good understanding of the procedure and its likely benefits and outcome along with its possible risks. This will enable you to make an informed decision as to whether you would like to proceed.

Consultation Costs

A detailed estimate of costs will be prepared for you following consultation and can usually be given to you on the day.

Dr. Drielsma is a specialist plastic surgeon with the highest qualifications possible in Australia in the field of cosmetic and plastic surgery. The consultation fee for your appointment with Dr. Drielsma is $300. If you have a GP referral, a $73 rebate from Medicare may be applicable. We require a $150 booking deposit to secure a consultation appointment with Dr. Drielsma. You will pay this at the time of booking an appointment, by credit card. On the consultation day, you will pay the remaining $150.

(There are availability limits for consultation in clinics outside of Sydney. We may request you prepay the full $300 to book your consultation.)