Why Choose a Plastic Surgeon
Choosing the right Plastic Surgeon is a very personal decision and one that needs careful research and consideration. It is essential that your Surgeon is fully trained, qualified and registered as a Plastic Surgeon, and you feel comfortable during your consultation, Surgery and post care period.
Many patients are unaware that in Australia any Doctor may perform surgery without any surgical training or specialist recognition as a Surgeon. This could mean that your surgery may be performed by a Doctor not trained as a Plastic Surgeon.
In Australia, Surgeons undertake intensive training to perform invasive surgical procedures and study specialist surgery for a minimum of five years culminating in at least twelve years of total Medical and Surgical education. Surgeons are Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) or equivalent, the standard qualification required in Australia to perform surgery in private and public hospitals. A FRACS (Plas) Member has studied and trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for a minimum of five years after Medical School.
At the time of making your appointment it is important to ask if the Doctor is a member of FRACS, the only legally recognised and accredited organisation.
Dr Hussain is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and Member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Australian Medical Association.
Contact us today to learn more about our experienced surgeons.
Your First Consultation
One of the best ways to decide if Cosmetic Surgery is right for you is by meeting with one of our Plastic Surgeons.
An initial consultation 45mins to 1 hour with one of our specialist Plastic Surgeons will help you establish realistic expectations regarding your chosen procedure as well as any risks involved.
Our Doctors will provide an honest assessment and their professional opinion regarding your surgical options and talk through any concerns you may have. During the consultation a review of your medical history (including past and present medications ) will be made, before and after photos shown, anaesthesia discussed and a timeline given for your returning to work and social activities.
An estimate for your procedure will sent to you soon afterwards.
Once you have decided to proceed to with treatment, our team will support you through your entire Cosmetic Surgery journey, endeavouring to alleviate any anxiety and providing ongoing support and information regarding your surgery and post operative care.
Typically for Cosmetic Procedures, you will require two consultations.
To book a consultation with one of our specialist Surgeons, contact us today.
Post Operative Care
After surgery it is imperative that you follow your Surgeon’s instructions to avoid any complications and ensure the best possible results from your procedure.
Your specific instructions will vary depending on the surgery performed, however there are some general post-operative care instructions to keep in mind.
It is important to remember that each of us recovers differently after surgery. Please always contact us if you have any questions or concerns as we are here to help.
Your Surgeon may prescribed an oral medication such as Panadeine or Panadeine Forte to reduce your pain and discomfort after surgery.
Depending on the type of surgery, your Surgeon will suggest that your taking time away from your usual daily routine as well as any strenuous activities, allowing for rest and recuperation. If possible, it is always advisable to have someone with you to help you at all times. Additionally it is not advisable to drive a vehicle or operate machinery for 24 hours post surgery or whilst taking medications.
After Facial surgery you will be required to keep your head elevated, apply ice packs and avoid any strenuous activites such as lifting. You may also be required to wear a supportive garment for 3 weeks.
Always ensure you drink plenty of fluids and maintain a high fibre diet if taking medication containing codeine (Panadeine/Panadeine Forte) as it may cause constipation. Also, do not consume alcohol in the immediate post operative period or while taking medication.
Your Surgeon will always schedule a follow up appointment (usually after 7 days) post surgery. However, if between your surgery and the follow up appointment you experience any of the following symptoms, it is important you contact us immediately:
- Excessive swelling
- Severe pain or vomiting
- Increasing pain
- Difficulty with dressings
The team at Coastal Plastic Surgery are dedicated to maintaining the highest level of care and comfort during your surgical experience. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. Your recovery is our priority.
Our Doctors are highly qualified Plastic Surgeons, who specialise in Cosmetic Surgery, Facial and Breast Surgery, Microsurgery, Facial Paralysis Surgery and Skin Cancer Surgery.
Any Doctor may call themselves a Cosmetic Surgeon, however they have undertaken the minimum 12 years’ rigorous training to become a Plastic Surgeon.
Our Specialists are Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Members of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Yes, one of our Surgeons will take the time to discuss your surgery options and answer all your questions
Please allow at least 1 hour for your initial consultation.
Minor operations as well as Upper Blepharoplasty (upper eyelid reduction) can be performed under local anaesthetic in the rooms at our Erina and Macquarie University Clinic rooms.
Dr Hussain operates at Gosford Private Hospital and Brisbane Waters Private Hospital on the Central Coast and Macquarie University Private Hospital and Concord Hospital in Sydney.
Dr Reddy operates at Gosford Private Hospital as well as the Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAN), Norwest Private Hospital and Dalcross Private Hospital in Sydney.
Certain procedures can be performed as day surgery, however others require a hospital stay of between 1-5 days.
At the time of your consultation, your Doctor will discuss with you the required length of your hospital stay with you.
After your first consultation you will be given an estimate of costs for your procedure.
This quote will include fees for the Surgeon, the Anaesthetist, the Assistant Surgeon(if required) and the Hospital.
As with any cut or incision to the skin, a scar will form as part of the normal healing process.
However, an experienced Plastic Surgeon is able to minimise the size of the scars and locate them in the least conspicuous areas possible.
Approximately 1 week post surgery you will be seen by our highly trained Nurse in our Rooms for wound care and removal of your sutures. You will be seen regularly by your Surgeon and followed up for a period of three to six moths, depending on your procedure. There are no further costs for any of these follow up visits.
Risks are associated with any surgery and complications can occur in even the most skilled hands.
It is important to know before you undertake any surgery that your Surgeon is able to diagnose and completely manage any complication that may arise. Dr Hussain and Dr Reddy will personally deal with any complication and will continue to manage your treatment until you have fully recovered
There are no fees for any post operative visits nor will you be charged any fees by Coastal Plastic Surgery for surgery to correct or deal with any complications arising from your initial surgery.
Recovery time will vary depending on your procedure, however everyone needs to take some time off to recover. Some patients may spend a few days in hospital after surgery, while others will be able to return home the same day.
Your expected recovery time will be discussed with you at the time of your initial consultation.
If you are interested in any of the procedures simply contact our Practice to make an appointment. At your consultation our Doctors will discuss in detail your cosmetic goals and expectations for surgery and help you make an informed decision that’s right for you.
Our Specialists will always advise if they consider surgery is not the best option for you and pride themselves on the upcompromising honesty and integrity of the Practice.
We request all our patients cease smoking at least six weeks prior to surgery.
If you are unable to make this commitment, your surgery may be cancelled.
For your continuing general health and optimal healing, we strongly advise that you do not resume smoking post surgery as this can lead to a slower recovery time and increased swelling and bleeding.