What is plastic surgery?

Contrary to its name, plastic surgery does not involve the use of plastics during surgery. The word plastic is taken from a Greek word that simply means ‘moulding’ or ‘giving form’ to restore or rejuvenate.

What is the difference between cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery?

Reconstructive surgery- surgery to improve function or minimize disfigurement that has occurred as a result of an accident, disease or birth defect.

Aesthetic or cosmetic, surgery- designed to improve or rejuvenate a person’s appearance by reshaping facial or bodily features.

Are my medical records kept private and confidential?

Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff are bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment regarding your medical records. Ordinarily we will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

Patients seen for cosmetic and elective surgery do not need a referral to make an appointment.
However, if you see Dr Quinn for a reconstructive problem, you may need a referral for medicare rebate. It is best to check with your insurance company directly before making an appointment.

What should I expect during the first visit?

The best and only way to find out if cosmetic surgery is right for you, is to consult Dr Paul Quinn, who will listen to your need, examine you and provide you with educated advise. Dr Paul Quinn can tell you what you need to know about the procedure you are interested in, or recommend another to meet your needs and goals.

During your initial visit, the doctor will explain the specific procedure you want, help you visualize the results and go over the risks. Although complications are rare, all surgeries, especially those that involve anaesthesia, carry some risks. Dr Paul Quinn will outline these for you based on the specific procedure.