Dr. Lewis Blennerhassett - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are your anaesthetists?

My anaesthetists are hand-picked, highly-qualified and have extensive experience in Perth’s top hospitals. In surgical procedures on children, specialist paediatric anaesthetists are used.

Do I need a referral?

I advise my patients to first get a referral from their GP. This initial assessment by your GP provides a valuable channel of communication to be formed between myself and your family doctor. Also a referral enables you to claim part of your initial visit back from Medicare.

How much will my surgery cost?

Emailing or telephoning my secretary will provide you with some indication of the cost of your procedure. However, a full assessment must be undertaken by me before the nature of the procedure necessary can be determined. A more definite idea of the costs can really only be made after that assessment.

What does your follow-up care involve?

Once discharged from hospital, all follow care carried out by myself and my specialist nursing staff is done in my surgery. The cost of six weeks of follow up visits are included in the operation fee. This includes the removal of sutures, changing of dressings etc. and advice on wound care and recovery.

Will I get a final check-up?

A long term follow up appointment is usually scheduled several months post-surgery to enable a final check on your recovery.

How can I tell I have the right surgeon?

Some doctors may say that they are cosmetic surgeons or facial plastic surgeons yet they may not meet the stringent standards of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Some may be GPs or some may be surgeons trained in other specialties. Always check your surgeon’s credentials. If he is a fully accredited Plastic Surgeon then he will have qualifications from both the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and also the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Please see “About Dr Blennerhassett” on this website for a full list of my accreditations.

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