Frequently Asked Questions about Plastic Surgery and Procedures by Dr Carmen Munteanu FRACS (Plas)

How much is a consultation with Dr Carmen?

  • A Cosmetic Consultation is $300 (inc GST)

Do I need a medical referral to see Dr Carmen?

A medical referral is now required to have a cosmetic consultation and recommended if you wish to claim part of your consultation on Medicare.

You will also need a valid medical referral if your surgery is eligible for a Medicare Rebate and you wish to claim part of your surgery on Medicare or your Private Health Fund.

How do I book Surgery with Dr Carmen?

  • After your consultation and ‘cooling off period’ (for cosmetic surgery) – you can book surgery
  • Surgery theatre dates must be secured with a deposit payment of 10% of the surgical fee

How Can I Pay for Surgery with Dr Carmen?

  • Full payment for surgery will be required at least 3 weeks before your surgery theatre date.
  • Payment methods include bank transfer or cash – you can also pay with VISA Credit Card but there will be an additional 1.3% surcharge
  • for more information about payment plans or medical finance visit our Pricing page

Surgical Procedure FAQs

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Body Surgery FAQs

Massive Weight Loss Surgery FAQs

What are the recent changes in Cosmetic Surgery Regulations?

The Medical Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) introduced regulations for Cosmetic Surgery patients effective 1st of July 2023.

Key Points of the Cosmetic Surgery Regulations

  • A GP Referral will be mandatory for ALL patients having a consultation for surgery
  • A Minimum of TWO consultations are required for cosmetic surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery Patients will need a patient Pre-screening Assessment Test (PAT) for BDD
  • cooling-off period of at least seven days after signing a consent form before booking surgery and paying a deposit etc.
  • Patients will have a more detailed Informed Consent before surgery
  • There will be Higher Standards in training & experience – CPD requirements for Doctors
  • Accredited facilities will be required for surgery
  • Tougher Advertising Standards for Cosmetic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery refers to surgical procedures without a Medicare Item Number
  • ASAPS explains how these changes may impact you as a patient

For Further Information about

All invasive surgery carries risk and requires a recovery period and good follow-up care regime.

Make sure you do your research and seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon before proceeding.

Further Reading about Body Procedures with Dr Carmen