Clinic COVID 19 UPDATE

CLINIC COVID UPDATE – Mon 28th September 2020

GREAT NEWS – Surgery, Injectables and In-Person Consultations have resumed!

  • Dr Carmen has resumed operating on all types of procedures – Hospital lists are currently restricted to 75% of capacity
  • Face to Face Consultations with Dr Carmen are available
  • Virtual Consultations with Dr Carmen also available
  • Injectables treatments are available for the Upper Face only 
  • Skin & Dermal Treatments are NOT available at this time (Maybe Late October)

After October 19th – we will be waiting for further Government announcements

For further information please call 03 9852 0545 or email info@drcarmen.com.au to book an appointment.

CLINIC HEALTH INFORMATION & COVID SAFETY PLAN

The health and safety of patients and staff is Dr Carmen’s highest priority

With the new telehealth medicare provider number, Dr Carmen is moving toward a telehealth model offering virtual consultations. This means your appointment may be held over the phone or online, to avoid face to face consultation where possible. This helps to reduce everyone’s risk and allow social distancing requirements in our workplace.

With the current restrictions encompassing the health sector, Dr Carmen can only treat patients who have urgent needs. However, we are still open and looking after our recovering post-operative patients to provide ongoing aftercare, both in clinic and online.

If you are attending our rooms, we would appreciate if you can assist with the following requests

  1. Arrive for your appointment at the allotted time. If early, please wait in your car until your scheduled time.
  2. Please attend your appointment alone. Please refrain from bringing friends, family and children so as not to increase the number of people in our rooms.
  3. Please use hand sanitiser at reception upon arrival and departure.
  4. Please respect social distancing requirements and remain 1.5 metres from others.
  5. Your temperature will be taken upon arrival for your safety and that of our staff.

For patients attending a necessary appointment

  1. Are you feeling unwell with symptoms such as fever, sore throat, dry cough or shortness of breath?
  2. Have you any contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19?
  3. Have you travelled overseas in the past 14 days?
  4. Have you been in contact with someone who has returned from overseas in the past 14 days?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please do not attend in person and contact our rooms immediately.

PAST CLINIC UPDATES ARE HERE FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY – THESE ARE NOW OUTDATED

CLINIC UPDATE – Sep 16th 

Just Announced – Elective Surgery resuming Sep 28th

We are still in lockdown Stage 4 but Covid case numbers continue to decline.

The Victorian Government has just announced that Elective Surgery will resume on Sep 28th on reduced hospital capacity of 75%. then 85% capacity until October 26th.

CLINIC OPEN & AVAILABLE NOW AT AESTHETIK PROFILE for

  • Virtual Consultations
  • Face to Face Surgical Consultations
  • Only Urgent Surgery Cat 1  & 2 is currently allowed – like ruptured implants and urgent trauma, infection or skin cancer surgery

AVAILABLE FROM MON SEP 28th 

  • All Elective Surgery
  • Injectables

AVAILABLE FROM OCT 26th

  • Dermal Treatments with Dermal Clinicians
  • For further information please call 03 9852 0545 or email info@drcarmen.com.au to book an appointment.

CLINIC COVID UPDATE – 28th July 2020

Stage 4 Lockdown in Victoria

To all my dear patients!

We wanted to touch base with you to let you know we are thinking of you and give you an update on the current situation.

A state of disaster has been declared in Victoria by Premier Andrews – we are now in Stage 4 Lockdown for the next 6 weeks.

  • Only Urgent Surgery is currently allowed
  • All Elective Surgery is Suspended til Late Sep/ Early October ?
  • Virtual Consultations with Dr Carmen are available for all surgeries
  • Non- Surgical Treatments like Injectables are currently suspended til Late September / Early Oct?

Only the most urgent and essential elective plastic surgery is to be undertaken. This precludes almost all elective plastic surgery.

The surgeries that are AVAILABLE are as follows:

  • Skin cancer surgery that should not be delayed such as melanomas, SCC, BCC
  • Surgery for trauma or infection
  • Ruptured breast implants or removal of implants causing severe pain and discomfort

For further information please call 03 9852 0545 or email info@drcarmen.com.au to book an appointment.

 

 

COVID CLINIC UPDATE – 2nd June 2020 – From Dr Carmen Munteanu

To all my dear patients!

We wanted to touch base with you to let you know we are thinking of you and give you an update on the current situation.

The Federal Government has officially announced the resumption of elective surgery. This will allow 50%, 75% and 100% of normal operating to resume over time according to the strategy outlined by the Prime Minister.

We now await the Victorian State Government’s announcement of exactly how this will work.

This will be managed according to the Victorian State Governments jurisdictional guidelines and relative to the number of COVID-19 cases within each jurisdiction.

Like all clinics and businesses, we are taking additional protective measures to ensure the health and safety of our patients, staff and community. We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to act under the guidelines from AHPRA and the Australian Health Authorities.

We would like to say thank you for all the support so far as we navigate through this global pandemic.

We are now conducting our clinic in a new normal, a Covid normal, not the same as before but a different normal, something we will all adapt to over time.

We are still offering virtual consultations, however, we can also offer in-person consultations again. Both types of consultations allow Dr Munteanu to assess the options and for you to outline your goals.

Please call 03 9852 0545 or email info@drcarmen.com.au to book an appointment.

 

CLINIC COVID UPDATE – 9th APRIL 2020 – From Dr Carmen Munteanu

 

Important message for our patients

From April 1st, as per the Australian Government, we have temporarily suspended all non-urgent elective surgeries.

This means all procedures which are non-critical will be POSTPONED

The type of elective procedures affected include the following:

  • Breast surgeries – reduction, lift or mastopexy, augmentation, fat transfer
  • Post weight loss or body contouring surgeries – abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, bodylift, arm lift, thigh lift
  • Cosmetic surgeries such as liposuction
  • Cosmetic injectables, botulinum toxin, fillers

The surgeries that may still continue are as follows:

  • Skin cancer surgery that should not be delayed such as melanomas, SCC, BCC
  • Surgery for trauma or infection
  • Ruptured breast implants or removal of implants causing severe pain and discomfort

If you would like to book a consultation or need more information, please contact us via phone, email, online chat or our website. For Dr Carmen’s patients she is still available as always to take care of you.

The COVID-19 crisis will pass and we will get through this challenging time as a community.

Stay safe, stay well, wash your hands!

CLINIC COVIC UPDATE – 26th March 2020 – From Dr Carmen Munteanu

Nation-wide temporary suspension of elective surgery

covid lockdown

As per Prime Minister announcement on 25/03/2020 non urgent elective surgery will be temporarily suspended from midnight 25/03/2020.

We are hoping by taking these actions as well as the work to date to stop the spread of Coronavirus, we can protect lives and we can save lives. We are calling all patients that this might affect who are currently booked for surgery. If you would like more information, please call us on 03 9852 0545.
Our thoughts and good wishes are with you and we will endeavour to support you as much as we can.

Take care and keep well! We will see you when we beat this!

 

For more information call 03 9852 0545 or email info@drcarmen.com.au to book an appointment.

 

About Dr Carmen Munteanu – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Carmen has 25 years of expertise in breast & tummy surgery as well as excess skin removal for weight-loss patients. Her favourite surgery is Breast Reduction. She also has significant experience in using fat transfer & fat grafting processes to the breast for augmentation and enhancement.

Dr Carmen Munteanu Top Plastic Surgeon Best Body Surgeon Melbourne

Dr Carmen is a FRACS Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon – she is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

She is a precise surgeon and customises her surgery procedures and placement of surgical incision lines for each patient to get the best outcomes.

Caring and engaging, Dr Carmen is highly regarded by her peers and patients.

NEXT STEPS

Always Do Your Research

Do you need a Medical Referral to see Dr Carmen?

  •  A medical referral is helpful but NOT essential for purely cosmetic consultations.
  • Please obtain a referral from your GP or Specialist if you want a consultation for an MBS item number surgery.
  • Please note that your Medicare Rebates will NOT be claimable without a valid recent Referral

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Dr Carmen – Carparking is available on site in Mitcham
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly examine all the documents provided

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

Contact us or call on  1300 652 468  to arrange your consultation

Email us for more information: info@drcarmen.com.au

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