ESTIMATE  I   

INFORMED FINANCIAL CONSENT 

 

DR NAVEEN SOMIA

MBBS PhD FRACS

REG MED0001189889

Specialist Plastic Surgeon

 

Your estimate is composed of 4 main components:

 

 

Specialist Plastic Surgeon (2)

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY SURGERY   

Please select Dr Somia's recommended procedure below for investment information specific to you.

 

OPTIMAL RECOVERY PROGRAM

A pre and post operative program to assist with healing, comfort and recovery.  Includes pre-op skin prep kit, low light therapy, radio frequency therapy and scar management protocol.

 

 

1 - SKIN ONLY - 60 MINS (under 35s)

 

Dr Somia

$6000

Anaesthetist 

$1200

Hospital Day  

________________________________________________

TOTAL

$7200 (+ fund excess)

Medicare/Fund Rebates Item 45617 x 2 $780 ($590 self funded)

Self Funded +$3000-4000* depending on hospital choice

 

2- UPPER EYELID PTOSIS CORRECTION - 2 HOURS

 

Dr Somia

$9000

Anaesthetist

$2000

Hospital overnight

________________________________________________

TOTAL

$11,000  (+ fund excess)

Medicare/Fund Rebates Item 45623 x 2 $1500  ($1100  self funded)

Self Funded +$3500-6000* depending on hospital choice

 

3 - SKIN EXCISION + STRUCTURAL COMPLEX CORRECTION - 150 MINS

 

Dr Somia

$10,500

Anaesthetist

$2700

Hospital overnight

_______________________________________________

TOTAL 

$13,200 (+ fund excess)

Medicare/Fund Rebates Item 45623 x 2 $1500  ($1100  self funded)

Self Funded +$4000-7500* depending on hospital choice

 

4 - DOUBLE EYELID, REVISION EYELID, SKIN/STRUCTURAL + FAT TRANSFER OR EXTERNAL BROW STABILISATION - 3 HOURS

 

Dr Somia

$12,000

Anaesthetist

$2900

Hospital overnight

________________________________________________

TOTAL

$14,900  (+ fund excess)

Medicare/Fund Rebates Item 45624 x 2 $1950  ($1450 self funded)

Self Funded +$4500-7500* depending on hospital choice

 

Contact your private health insurer  to confirm private hospital cover. We do not participate in “no gap schemes”. Medicare/fund rebates approximate guide only (dependent on procedure and pathology) Cosmetic surgery does not attract medicare/fund rebates.  Self funded fees are a guide only.

 

 

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

INFORMED FINANCIAL CONSENT NOTES

 

DR SOMIA

A $1050 non refundable deposit is required to book your surgery date and is due one month from booking. The balance of Dr Somia’s fee is due 3 weeks before. Receipts/claiming instructions will be issued at your post-operative visit. Final rebates depend on timing and medicare items used (no rebates for cosmetic). Valid for 3 months & includes 6 months follow-up.

OPTIMAL RECOVERY PROGRAM

A pre and post operative program to assist with healing, comfort and recovery.  Includes pre-op skin prep kit, low light therapy, radio frequency therapy and scar management protocol.

 

ANAESTHETIST

The anaesthetist will contact you the day before surgery regarding payment and rebates applicable (above is a guide). If the listed surgical time extends $800 per hour is payable. Dr Koh 0403153275 Dr Miles 02 88502938

 

HOSPITAL

Eligible Fund Members: Contact your health fund with the medicare item/s number listed on your consent form regarding cover for this procedure in a private hospital.

Please note: We do not participate in Gap schemes.

Cosmetic procedures are not covered by health funds. Lakeview Private Hospital patients in BUPA, MBP and HCF funds pay a facility fee of $150 for day stay and $250 for overnight. Fund excess/Facility Fees are due at the time of hospital admission.

*Self-Funded/No Fund

This is a guide only for Lakeview Private Hospital.  Other hospitals may have different fees. A formal hospital estimate will be obtained. Notes: In the event of a complication or listed surgical time extends you may be liable for added fees.  Extra fees will apply for in-hospital pathology testing. Please factor in an additional nights accommodation in the event of a complication.

Disclosure: Dr Somia is a shareholder in Lakeview Private.

 

OTHER ITEMS

 

PRE-SURGERY PATHOLOGY

Schedule fee where possible.

 

IN HOSPITAL PATHOLOGY

Out of pocket charges apply when required. Some health funds do not cover pathology and you will be liable for this portion of the invoice.

 

RADIOLOGY/PHARMACY

As required.

 

SURGICAL ASSISTANT

Dr Somia has a surgical assistant. In the event the listed surgical time extends $150 per hour is payable.

 

REVISION

We cannot guarantee how the body will respond to surgery. Complications during the healing period, skin quality and other factors may result in the need for revision surgery. Some health fund's view revision surgery as cosmetic. If revision surgery is required there will be no additional change for Dr Somia. You will be liable for anaesthetist/hospital fees.

 

ESTIMATE EXPIRY

Dr Somia’s fee valid for 3 mths. Other fees subject to change.

 

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

If you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of your treatment or our practice, please call us on 02 9387 2110 or info@naveensomia.com.au.

 
DISCLAIMERS:   All surgical procedures are performed by Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Naveen Somia (MBBS PhD, FRACS - APHRA Reg:  MED 0001189889).  For full information on Dr Somia's qualifications and risk/recovery information on procedures please visit the procedure page on this website.  From July 1, 2023 all surgical procedures require a GP referral.
 
All surgery carries risks.  information provided is general only.  Outcomes experienced by one person do not necessarily reflect the outcomes of others given factors such as genetics, diet and exercise.  Please seek a 2nd opinion from a qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon.