FAQ

For patients seeking plastic surgery, or simply wanting to assess their options, a consultation with Dr Rohan Page is the best first step.

You can either make an enquiry online here, or you can call our practice directly on (08) 9380 0388.

If for any reason you are unable to attend the appointment that has been made, please let us know and another time can be arranged. At least 24 hours notice for cancellation is required or you may be charged the full consultation fee.  

On the day of the consultation, you will need to bring the following (if applicable):

  • Referral from GP/Specialist
  • Medicare Card
  • Private Health Fund Card
  • Pensioner Concession/DVA Card
  • Previous X-rays/Scans/Nerve Conduction studies
  • Previous Pathology/Histology Results
  • Any other relevant information

Please note: This is a consultation only, and surgery WILL NOT be performed on the same day.

Specific cost details will vary based on the individual procedure.

Consultations can range from $170-$185 depending on the type of surgery wanted.

Appointment Type                      Fee                               Medicare Rebate*       

Initial Consultation                       $185.00                       $76.80

Further Consultations                  $100.00                       $38.60

 *A rebate can only be claimed on your consultation if you have a valid referral from a GP/Specialist and your prospective surgical procedure meets strict Medicare criteria to attract benefits.

Once you have met with Dr Rohan Page and discussed the surgical options available to you, we will provide you with a detailed fee estimate that will indicate Dr Page’s fees and the likely out-of-pocket costs (also known as “the gap”) you will incur. Your out-of-pocket costs are the difference between Dr Page’s fee and the rebate you receive from Medicare and your private health insurance. Depending on the procedure, we may also be able to provide you with an estimate of other fees that will apply for your surgery including hospital, anaesthetist, pathology, prosthesis, or implant costs. However, confirmation of these fees will need to be obtained by you from these providers and your private health insurance provider.

When you decide to proceed with surgery, Dr Rohan Page or their secretary will discuss available times and hospitals with you. Your surgery with either be a day case or require an overnight stay, sometimes for several nights. Your surgery will require either a local anaesthetic (sometimes with sedation) or general anaesthetic. Most surgery bookings can be made within 4-6 weeks. Special arrangements will be made if your case is urgent. We will provide information to you that explains all aspects of your hospital admission, pre-operative instructions and any necessary arrangements that need to be made prior.

Consulting locations:

Dunsborough Medical Centre, Dunsborough

St John of God Hospital, Subiaco

St John of God Wembley Day Surgery, Wembley

Operating Locations:

St John of God Wembley Day Surgery, Wembley

St John of God Hospital, Subiaco

West Leederville Private Hospital, West Leederville

Recovery time is dependent on the procedure and the individual. See our Procedure pages online for more details.

Your post-operative care up to 6 weeks is included as part of the cost of your surgery. Depending on the procedure, you will normally need to attend our clinic 2-3 times over this period for a consultation with our nurses and potentially your surgeon.

Our nurses are highly trained in plastic post-operative care and can monitor your wound, make dressing changes and answer any questions you have. If they have any concerns about your wound or recovery, they will raise these with Dr Page.

Dr Page is an advocate for natural looking results and believes being overdone can look obvious and ageing. “You shouldn’t be able to tell a person has had anything done,” he says. A tight face and overdone breasts can add years to your appearance. If someone asks a patient if they have had work done, then it hasn’t been carried out well. It’s important to look like you, only better.”

With an appreciation of how the face and body ages and changes, Dr Page makes subtle tweaks and improvements that look natural. A firm believer in “less is more”, Dr Page devises a surgical treatment to match the individual. “I can see in a matter of minutes what a face or body requires to look its very best,” he says “Our faces and bodies lose volume as we get older which can emphasise irregularities. Subtlety and gracefully enhancing your best features while skilfully eradicating aesthetic flaws, is key to a fresh youthful result.”

Although scars are the inevitable result of any surgery, Dr Rohan Page will make every effort to make the scars as inconspicuous as possible. As with most scars though, they should fade over time however, there is a variation in healing time and scar formation between individuals. Some patients tend to develop thick scars and you should advise your surgeon if you are aware of this tendency in yourself.

Specific risks vary based on the individual procedure. You should follow your surgeon’s advice carefully to reduce the risk of complications.

Your emotional stability is the primary factor to be considered before any aesthetic surgery is performed. A “new face or body” does not guarantee a new life or an end to all personal problems. It is mostly the mental attitude of the individual that determines a successful outcome. A face lift can improve your appearance and renew your self-confidence; the rest is entirely up to you.

It’s important to know there is a significant difference between a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and a ‘cosmetic surgeon’. In Australia, a surgeon is understood to indicate a person who has undertaken substantial surgical training in addition to their basic medical degree. However, it is currently legal for medical graduates to call themselves a ‘cosmetic surgeon’ – an unofficial title that misleads patients and can jeopardise their health. Self-described ‘cosmetic surgeons’ may include individuals who have failed their GP exams and hold only elementary medical school degrees. By comparison, there is not the same level of accreditation and training for doctors calling themselves ‘cosmetic surgeons’ and consequently, their training, skills and experience can vary greatly.

Dr Rohan Page is a fully accredited members of RACS and ASPS who have each been awarded the distinction of FRACS. This means they are a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and have completed a minimum of 12 years medical and surgical education, with at least 5 years of specialist postgraduate training. The title of Specialist Plastic Surgeon can only be used by FRACS approved specialist surgeons in the recognised specialty of plastic surgery.