Cosmetic surgery

Given Dr Ch’ng extensive skills and experience in undertaking complex head and neck surgeries, it’s no surprise that patients also seek out her services for cosmetic surgical procedures. The decision to undertake cosmetic surgery, and the desired results, is often a personal and subjective matter. Dr Ch’ng supports her patients to achieve optimal results with clear communication and informed consent, explaining the risk associated with all surgeries and setting realistic expectations.

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Cosmetic surgery regulations

Dr Ch’ng adheres to the tighter Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) regulations that took effect from 1 July 2023 for the Cosmetic Surgery sector. The new rules cover mandatory referral from a general practitioner, minimum number of preoperative consultations, cooling-off periods for minors, advertising including on social media and screening for body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).

Cosmetic surgery pricing

Cosmetic surgery is not covered by Medicare or private health insurance. In Dr Ch'ng's practice, pricing for cosmetic surgery is influenced by the complexity and extent of surgery, anticipated duration of surgery, the risks associated with the surgery and the presence of any pre-existing conditions. The surgical fee is usually determined following the first consultation.

Get in touch

If you’d like to know more about our head and neck, plastic or skin cancer surgical services, or if you have a question for Dr Ch’ng, we’d love to hear from you.

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