The Consultation Process

Your first visit provides an opportunity to meet Dr. Mooney and his staff, to ask any questions you may have and to determine whether or not surgery or our other clinic treatments are for you.

Before your first visit, you may want to think through your expectations, especially with cosmetic surgery so that you can discuss them openly with Dr. Mooney. Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery can improve your appearance and enhance your self-esteem, but it alone will not change your life.

During your initial visit, Dr Mooney will explain the specific procedure you are interested in, help you visualise the results and go over the risks. With cosmetic procedures Dr Mooney uses the latest computer imaging software to enable you to see how the surgical outcome will look before you commit to treatment. Essentially this process involves having multiple digital images of your face altered on screen by Dr Mooney. Working together with Dr Mooney in his office you will plan and review different possible contours and outcomes. This means you can achieve the look you want whilst Dr Mooney will guide you in a realistic manner about what is achievable with your face structure, skin type, age and sex. These before and after images can be then taken away personally at the end of the consultation or emailed to you so that you can also discuss the changes with your family, partner or friends. Often this process can take several consultations.

For patients with general ear, nose and throat concerns (non-cosmetic) Dr Mooney is often able to address many minor concerns in his practice rooms, however some patients will be referred for further consultations or possible surgery. Minor procedures including endoscopies are performed in the practice rooms. For non-cosmetic patients you will be required to provide a referral letter from your GP. Routine and advance surgeries are performed at the following hospitals:

Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick
St Lukes Private Hospital, Potts Point
Bondi Junction Private Hospital, Bondi Junction
Bankstown and Lidcombe Public Hospital, Bankstown
Strathfield Private Hospital, Strathfield

Once the surgery and outcomes have been agreed to you will be given a full written quote for the surgery and associated medical costs, and a date will be made for the surgery.

Although complications are rare, all surgeries, especially those that involve anaesthesia, carry some risks. Dr Mooney will outline these for you based on the specific procedure.

As in any medical practice, all information about your visit is kept confidential.

Please use the Online Inquiry Form to talk further with our Patient Coordinator or call 1300 379 455 to book a consultation with Dr Mooney today.


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