FAQs – Questions about Dr Turner’s Practice
What are your clinic hours?
- 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
How much does a consultation with Dr Turner cost?
- New medical patients $225
- New cosmetic patients $350
The consultation fee is due at the time of placing your booking. Consultations with Dr Turner can last anywhere from 30 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 finance companies.
Where are you located?
- Dee Why Grand
Suite 4223, Level 2
834 Pittwater Rd
Dee Why NSW 2099
- North Shore
Level 1, 138 Walker St
North Sydney NSW 2060
214 Brunker Rd
Adamstown NSW 2289
Do I need a referral to see Dr Turner?
- No. A referral is not necessary for cosmetic surgery, however, some consultations attract a rebate from Medicare and/or your health fund so you will need to get a referral from your GP.
What can I expect at the consultation?
- Please arrive 15 minutes early so that you have time to complete paperwork for medical record purposes. Dr Turner will talk 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 performed to understand and discuss the appropriate plans to achieve your goals.
How soon can I be seen?
- To schedule a consultation please call us at 1300 437 758. Our staff will do their best to try and fit you in for a consultation with Dr Turner within 2-4 weeks.
Where should I park and is there a fee for parking?”
- There is ample free parking available at our Northern Beaches and Newcastle clinics. At our North Sydney clinic, free parking is time-limited to 2hrs, however, there is a Wilson Parking station next door or alternatively, it is close to North Sydney train station and buses.
Where is the surgery performed?
- Dr Turner performs all surgical procedures in the hospital at fully accredited operating facilities where you will usually 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 are 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 aim’s to see you frequently after surgery, most patients we see at 1 week, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 Months, 6 Months, 12 Months