ESTIMATE  I   

INFORMED FINANCIAL CONSENT 

 

DR NAVEEN SOMIA

MBBS PhD FRACS

REG MED0001189889

Specialist Plastic Surgeon

 

Your estimate is composed of 3 main components:

Specialist Plastic Surgeon (1)

 

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LIPOSUCTION FOR  LIPOEDEMA - LOWER LIMBS

4 HOURS

 

Dr Somia  

$12,000

Anaesthetist

$3600

Hospital Overnight

$6550

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TOTAL

$22,150

 

LIPOSUCTION FOR  LIPOEDEMA - ARMS

2.5 HOURS

 

Dr Somia + Compression

$7500

Anaesthetist

$2400

Hospital Day

$5500 

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TOTAL 

$15,400

 

 

 

For additional items like compression garments, pumps, mld treatments, pathology testing, medications, additional hospital accommodation factor in $2-3K (guide only).

 

Medicare Australia does not recognise Lipoedema as a disease.  This means there are no health fund or medicare rebates and no item numbers applicable.  If you wish to apply for superannuation release on compassionate grounds please contact us.  

 

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INFORMED FINANCIAL CONSENT NOTES

 

DR SOMIA

A $550 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 will be issued at your post-operative visit. Valid for 3 months & includes 6 months follow-up.

 

ANAESTHETIST

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

 

HOSPITAL

This is a guide only for Lakeview Private Hospital.    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. 

 

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.