The cost of cosmetic surgery is one of the factors that will influence one’s decision to go ahead with the surgery. There is variation in costs depending on the hospital, surgeon, and nature of procedure. However, there are a number of factors that need to be considered besides purely cost. It is important to be happy and comfortable with the proposed surgery, care, and support provided.
The cost of a cosmetic procedure consists of a First Consultation Fee, for the consultation with the consultant surgeon, and an Operation Fee which is an all-inclusive amount for the operation, hospital care and follow-up.
Fee: £150 (Jan 2016)
This includes a full consultation that includes a discussion of the problem and an examination. The options available will then be reviewed. The nature of the potential surgery will be discussed, as will its limitations and complications. In this consultation the surgical plan will be drawn up. Following the consultation a formal quote is developed, in consultation with your hospital of choice, to form an all-in-one inclusive care package. This written quote is provided, and remains valid for 3 months. In many cases there is a standardised price, often indicated by the hospital on initial enquiry, but a formal price can only be offered following consultation with the consultant actually doing the operation. The price can therefore vary depending on the nature and complexity, as well as combination of procedures required.
A bill for the consultation is sent in the post, often with the written information concerning the procedure. The first consultation fee (£150) is payable electronically by phoning Claire Herbert 0113 218 5971, or by cheque made out to Mr C.Fenn. Ideally, payment on the day is encouraged.
You may be asked to swipe your debit/credit card at the hospital reception on arrival; this is for hospital tests/charges only. Your consultation fee will NOT be taken from this card. Your fee is only payable directly to the surgeon. The hospitals take details of payment to cover any additional costs generated at the hospital, but they will not take payment for anything without informing you first. For a cosmetic consultation this is rarely required.
This is considered part of the first consultation, and no charge is made. A second or even further consultation is encouraged to ensure you are fully informed, understand what is planned, and comfortable with proceeding.
Follow up Consultations
Consultations following surgery are part of the inclusive care package, and not charged. The follow-up period includes the dressing clinic reviews, as well as further appointments to monitor the outcome and effects of surgery. Thereafter, you are welcome to return for review and discussion at any time.
A free mini-consultation is offered as part of a planned and advertised Mini-consultation evening. This is a 10 minute consultation that involves talking about the problem, and discussing the potential options available. No examination is performed.
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This is useful to explore suitability for cosmetic surgery; get sense of what might be required; as well as meet the surgeon and view the hospital. Thereafter, a first consultation would still be required, to properly assess the problem and plan the surgery.
Meet a Cosmetic Nurse
This is free, and can also be a useful first step in exploring cosmetic surgery. The cosmetic nurse team have tremendous experience, and are involved throughout your care. They have seen the many cases before, and their outcomes. A meeting with the cosmetic nurse can be organised by contacting my secretary, Claire Herbert, on 0113 218 5971.
Prices for Surgery/Treatment
Following the First Consultation, a quote for the surgery is provided. This includes:
- Operation/Treatment – a single payment covers the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees.
- Further care or surgery – if clinically required, up until fully healed. This covers the costs of potential complications that might arise after surgery. This can also include revision surgery, if appropriate.
- Hospital stay – with accommodation in a single en-suite room, meals, refreshments – and even a newspaper if requested.
- Pre-assessment – a review and tests, if required, to prepare for surgery.
- Cosmetic Nurse Care – an experienced dedicated Cosmetic Nurse Team is involved in your care from first consultation to final discharge.
- Dressing care and support
- Follow up and review by your surgeon
The Payment for the surgery is required to be made prior to the surgery, and is paid directly to the Hospital. If using a credit/debit card payment can be made at the front reception desk on admission. If paying by cheque, payment must be made at least 7 days before admission date. If you have any queries regarding this please contact the Customer Service Officers at the hospital, and they will be happy to advise you.
Finance options are available, and organised with your hospital.
For Spire Hospital please contact - First Medical Loans on 0845 618 5375 for further details - https://www.firstmedicalloans.com/
For Nuffield Hospitals please contact - 0845 564 6440 -
Inclusive Care Prices
The prices will vary from hospital to hospital, and are an indication of the expected price. A formal written quote will be offered following the First Consultation.
Below are some guide prices of Cosmetic Inclusive Care Packages:
Breast Augmentation (Round Implants included)
Breast Augmentation (Anatomical Implants included)
Mastopexy (breast uplift)
Abdominoplasty - Standard
Liposuction - Intermediate (covers about one large area or two small areas)
Blepharoplasty – Upper and lower eyelids
Pinnaplasty (ear setback)
Gynaecomastia (Male Breast) reduction
£3900 - 5100