FAQs about Dr Turner’s Practice

Dr Turner answers your questions about Surgery – Clinic FAQs

Where are Dr Turner’s clinics located in NSW?


      • Northern Beaches – Faceplus Aesthetics Manly – Suite 504, lvl 5, 39 East Esplanade Manly NSW 2095

      • Eastern Suburbs – Faceplus Aesthetics Bondi – Suite 1902, Lvl 19 Westfield Tower 2, 101 Grafton St Bondi Junction NSW 2022

    What are the clinic hours?


        • 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

      How much does a consultation with Dr Turner cost?


          • A Consultation is $350 (inc GST)

        The consultation fee is due at the time of placing your booking. Consultations with Dr Turner usually last from 40 to 60 minutes.

        What payment methods do you accept?


            • Cash, EFTPOS, Direct Deposits and all major Credit Cards. – Assistance with finance is available through independent medical finance companies like TLC.

          Do I need a referral to see Dr Turner?


              • Yes, as of the 1st of July 2023, all patients are required to have a GP referral to see Dr Scott J Turner, this is applicable to any Specialist Plastic Surgeon.

            What can I expect at the consultation?


                • Please arrive 15 minutes early so that you have time to complete paperwork for medical record purposes and meet Dr Turner’s nurse. We will speak to you about your health, medications, allergies and previous operations as well as the outcome you wish to achieve.

                • During this time, your general medical history is established and a thorough assessment is performed to understand and discuss the appropriate plans to achieve your goals.

              How soon can I be seen?


                How can I make the most of my virtual consultation with Dr Turner?


                    1. Send in your registration form early

                    1. Send in your photos promptly

                    1. Prepare your list of questions

                    1. Find a quiet area to have the consultation

                    1. Set up your phone or laptop on a tripod or stable surface

                    1. Have the camera at about eye height

                    1. Grab Paper and pen to take notes

                  Five reasons to choose a Specialist Plastic Surgeon


                      1. Plastic Surgeons have the highest ethics and values to uphold this honourable speciality.

                      1. Only plastic surgeons have dedicated long years of study and training to acquire their specialist qualifications.

                      1. Plastic surgeons have a more comprehensive knowledge and view of the human body.

                      1. Plastic surgeons have experience in a range of innovative surgical techniques for both reconstructive and cosmetic problems.

                      1. Plastic surgeons are the pioneers in developing the latest cosmetic plastic surgery techniques.

                    Who is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon?

                    The term ‘Specialist Plastic Surgeon’ only applies to a recognised specialist surgeon who has successfully completed the intensive training program of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in plastic surgery.

                    Only then can the qualified Plastic Surgeon become a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).

                    Please avoid choosing any undertrained doctor, GP or Skin Doctor performing cosmetic surgery in their backroom clinic or day surgery. Many of them are not accredited to perform surgery in private hospitals.

                    A WORD OF WARNING – Cosmetic Surgeons Vs Plastic Surgeons

                    In Australia, many doctors who describe themselves as cosmetic surgeons are NOT plastic surgeons. Currently just about anyone with a basic medical degree is allowed to perform cosmetic surgery. Many of these doctors have no formal surgical training. We strongly recommend you check the credentials of any other doctor who you are considering for cosmetic or plastic surgery.

                    Would You Trust Your Cosmetic Surgery to Just Any Doctor?

                    Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Scott J Turner has undergone a rigorous Plastic and Reconstructive training program under the guidance of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), giving him comprehensive training in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery.

                    Read our blog on the differences between a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and a self-proclaimed “Cosmetic Surgeon”

                    How to Check the Qualifications of Your Doctor or Surgeon

                    If in doubt about the qualifications of your surgeon visit the AHPRA website   or phone ASAPS – 1300 027 277 

                    Surgery FAQs

                    Where is the surgery performed?


                        • Dr Turner performs all surgical procedures in private hospitals around Sydney with fully accredited operating facilities. You will be placed under general anaesthesia and stay overnight at the hospital. After your operation, Dr Turner will visit you while you are still in the hospital and then see you one week after surgery in his rooms.

                      Will there be scarring?


                          • Whenever there is an incision there will be a scar. Dr Turner’s job is to ensure the final scar is the best it can possibly be. A well-placed incision that is sutured in a fine meticulous manner typically fades over time and is hardly noticeable. However, there is some unpredictability about how some scars heal and this will be discussed depending on the procedure you are having.

                        What is the difference between getting my surgery in Australia compared to overseas?


                            • Getting your surgery done overseas is often cheaper but not always safer. There are many benefits to undertaking any surgical procedure locally, especially when it comes to recovery at home and in the case of any unforeseen issues arising. Also with cosmetic surgery performed overseas, there is a well-reported higher complication and revision rate that is not discussed and needs to be taken into account when looking at the final costs.

                          Who is a good candidate for plastic surgery?


                              • Anyone who is both physically and mentally healthy with realistic expectations.

                            Are there risks involved with surgery?


                                • Any type of surgery has a potential risk. It is important to discuss all risks and complications with Dr Turner in detail at the initial consultation.

                              Surgery & Recovery FAQs

                              Can I drive myself home after surgery?


                                  • No. Whether your surgery requires sedation or a full general anaesthetic, the patient will need someone to drive them home and stay with them for at least 24 hours after the procedure.

                                Do I need to take medication after my surgery?


                                    • Painkillers and/or antibiotics are often prescribed after your cosmetic surgery. You will be directed as to what medication you need to take. It is important you are comfortable after any surgery, so you are encouraged to take any pain relief medication as directed to make your overall experience considerably more comfortable.

                                  Will I need to wear a surgical garment?


                                      • Following some surgical procedures, tight-fitting surgical garments are used for comfort, to help reduce bruising and to control excessive swelling. Should your procedure require a garment Dr Turner’s office will provide you with the details.

                                    When can I get back to normal activities?


                                        • This really depends on what kind of surgery you’ve had. As a general rule, you’ll be advised to avoid exercise for the first two weeks after surgery. You will be able to gradually resume activity, and by six weeks following your surgery, you should be back to your normal level of exercise.

                                      What happens after my surgery?


                                          • Dr Turner aims to see you frequently after surgery, most patients we see at 1 week, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 Months, 6 Months, 12 Months

                                        FAQs about Specific Surgical Procedures by Dr Turner

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