FAQs – Your Questions Answered

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Dr Hunt and his Team get asked lots of questions about the journey to surgery – here are some of the FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions.

PRACTICE FAQs for Dr Hunt’s Clinic

How much does a consultation with Dr Hunt cost?

  • The Consultation Fee for Dr Hunt is $300 (inc GST) 
  • A Virtual Initial Consultation is also available
  • The consultation fee is due at the time of placing your booking. Consultations with Dr Hunt last around 30 to 45 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 or Medipay. Find out more about Surgery Payment Plan & Medical Finance.

What are the current Covid Safety Precautions, Policies and Status of Dr Hunt’s clinic?

Where are Dr Hunt’s two clinics located in NSW?

  • EAST SYDNEY NSW – Edgecliff Practice – Suite 609, 180 Ocean Street, Edgecliff NSW Phone: +61 1300 157 200
  • SOUTH COAST NSW – Wollongong Practice – Suite 6, 174 Gipps Rd, Gwynneville NSW Phone: +61 1300 157 200

What are the clinic hours?

  • Edgecliff – 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
  • Woolongong – phone & email support daily – Clinic open on different days every week – please enquire.

Do I need a medical referral to see Dr Hunt?

  • 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 medical referral from your GP or specialist.
  • If you wish to claim your surgery from Medicare or Private health you will need to have a valid medical referral at the time of the procedure.

How long is a medical referral valid?

  • 12 months for a GP referral and 3 months for a referral from specialist doctor
  • A referral from a general practitioner (GP) to a specialist lasts 12 months, unless noted otherwise. The referral starts from the date the specialist first meets the patient, not the date issued. If a patient needs continuing care, GPs can write a referral beyond 12 months or for an indefinite period.

What can I expect at the initial consultation with Dr Hunt?

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early so that you have time to complete paperwork for medical record purposes. Dr Hunt 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 is performed to understand and discuss the appropriate surgical plans to achieve your desired results.
  • You will meet Dr Hunt’s patient coordinator and receive a detailed quote for your procedure.

How should I prepare for the consultation?

  • Read Dr Hunt’s website and other information provided by Dr Hunt’s team
  • Bring a supportive friend or spouse to help you process the information and assess your options
  • Wear comfortable clothes if you are having breast or body surgery as you may be disrobing for examination.
  • Arrive early and bring any relevant medical history, scans or information

What should I bring to the consultation?

  • Relevant Medical records, scans, tests. pen and paper, wear comfortable clothes and bring along a supportive friend or spouse.

How soon can I be seen?

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

  • Send in your registration form early
  • Send in your photos promptly
  • Read the website and the relevant procedure information
  • Prepare your list of questions for Dr Hunt
  • Find a quiet area to have the consultation
  • Set up your phone or laptop on a tripod or stable surface
  • Have the camera at about eye height
  • Grab Paper and pen to take notes
  • Relax and have fun!

Surgery FAQs

Where is the surgery performed?

Dr Hunt performs all surgical procedures in a private hospital with fully accredited operating facilities where you will usually be placed under general anaesthesia and stay overnight at the hospital.

  • After your operation, Dr Hunt will visit you while you are still in the hospital and then see you one week after surgery in his rooms.

Which Hospitals does Dr Hunt operate at?

Dr Jeremy Hunt operates at these Accredited Private Hospitals

How can I minimise my surgical scars?

  • Whenever there is a surgical incision there will be a scar. The final result of your scar will be due to the efforts of your own genetics, your surgeon, your own efforts and maybe the dermal clinicians. Dr Hunt will do everything possible to ensure the final scar is the best it can possibly be. A well-placed incision that is sutured in a careful meticulous manner typically fades over time and is hardly noticeable. Scar minimisation treatments are also available.
  • Please follow Dr Hunt’s instructions closely to get the best surgical result – Avoid smoking and vigorous work or exercising. Rest and relax rather than strain and stress out. Please maintain sterility and do not interfere with your incision to avoid contamination or infection. There is some unpredictability about how some scars heal (Keloid or raised scars) and this will be discussed during your consult as part of the informed consent process.

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.

What AGE do you need to be to have surgery?

Are there risks involved with surgery?

  • Any type of surgery has risks and potential complications. It is important to discuss your concerns about all the risks and complications with Dr Hunt in detail at the initial consultation as part of the informed consent process.  Read the procedure documentation about specific risks of surgery.

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.

Will 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 after surgery?

  • 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 Hunt’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 Hunt aims to see you frequently after surgery, most patients we see at 1 week, 3 weeks, 8 weeks,  6 months, and annually for check ups (if req)

About Dr Jeremy Hunt – Plastic Surgeon

dr jeremy hunt

Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Australia’s leading specialist plastic surgeons for breast, body, face and nose surgery.

He is a member of FRACS & ASPS and has over 20 years of experience providing expert cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery in Sydney.

Careful, considerate and honest, Dr Jeremy Hunt works with you to find a solution that is best for your body and your lifestyle. Every patient is unique and, through his expert guidance,

Dr Hunt’s personal, one-on-one service and attention to detail has given thousands of women and men from the Sydney & Wollongong NSW area and across Australia the confidence and body shape they desire.

Dr Hunt’s qualifications and education

Dr Jeremy A Hunt MBBS FRACS graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine degree from Sydney University in 1990 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. He completed a Fellowship at the prestigious University of Texas in the United States, where he learnt from some of the world’s very best plastic surgeons.

Next Step – Make an Enquiry or Request a consultation with Dr Hunt

Sydney based specialist Dr Jeremy Hunt has years of expertise in the field of breast reduction surgery. His patients have had life-changing results from their breast reductions and have enhanced their quality of life as a result. For all your breast reduction needs in Sydney contact Dr Jeremy Hunt. You can relax knowing your breast reduction surgery is being performed by a seasoned professional.

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

If surgery is something you’re considering, Dr Hunt can thoroughly explain all the options to you in a one-on-one consultation.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.