Melbourne Septo/rhinoplasty for $500 Surgeon Fee. Could Not Be Happier! - Melbourne, Australia

Hi all :) I just wanted to share a little of my...

Hi all :) I just wanted to share a little of my experience with septoplasty and rhinoplasty now that I'm 2 months post op.
I mainly wanted to write a review to share the differences in surgeons and prices that I came across while I was in the process of finding the perfect surgeon for me.
So, firstly.. The problems I had with my nose was my large-ish dorsal hump and I found it drooped a little too much. I also had a deviated septum.
I went to see plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Greensmith in Malvern after hearing wonderful things from a lot of different sources. I was very happy with the first consultation and even though I was quoted $12,000, I decided after a few weeks and a few more consultations with different surgeons to book in with him.
Luckily for me though, before paying the fee, I met a girl at work who had had both rhino and septo about 6 months earlier. The only difference was that she only paid $500!
She gave me her surgeons details and I booked in for a consultation straight away.
I got in to see ENT surgeon Dr. Robert Thomas (who works out of Cabrini Hospital in Malvern) very quickly and after the consultation (where he was very thorough in terms of checking my deviated septum and the medical side in general) I decided to cancel my appointment with Dr. Greensmith and book in with Dr. Thomas.

I have nothing against Dr. Greensmith but I felt just as comfortable with Dr. Thomas (if not more) and I couldn't argue with the price difference and quality of both surgeons after seeing all the before and after photos. The only thing which might scare some people off a bit is (like I mentioned earlier), Dr Thomas is an ENT surgeon NOT a plastic surgeon but he also has years of rhinoplasty under his belt and from what I have been told he thoroughly enjoys performing it and is a bit of a perfectionist...And he is amazing at it!

So..Long story short, I was able to book my surgery date only weeks after the first consultation, the whole team from the anaesthetist to the nurses were amazing the whole way through. Dr. Thomas came in to see me before and after I went in and made me feel very comfortable. I spent a night in hospital and with the bupa cover I have, didnt have to pay a cent. I felt no pain through out the whole process and had limited bruising and a bit of swelling (swelling was definitely worst than the bruising). Once I saw the end result, I literally cried because I was so happy with how everything had turned out.
Now that its 2 months on, Im even more pleased with how my nose looks.
I couldnt recommend Dr. Thomas more and if you do have a medical issue as well as wanting rhino I would absolutely (at least) book a consultation with him before seeing plastic surgeons.

All up I paid $500 for the surgeons fee and about $350 for the anaesthetist after rebate!

I just wanted to reiterate..

Although I did go in knowing that I primarily wanted the shape changed, I already knew that I had the deviation and therefor knew he could help me, as he is an ENT surgeon..If you're just looking for cosmetic purposes I don't think that he will be able to help.
Dr. Andrew Thomas

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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