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FAQs

What is the difference between Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery?

Plastic surgery is a treatment modality to restore, reconstruct and improve the misshaped body parts for cosmetic and/or therapeutic purpose. Plastic surgery is further sub-divided into cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery.

Reconstructive surgery aims at correction of physical form and function of a defect or deformity which may be inborn or acquired due to illness or trauma to just acceptable degree whereas cosmetic surgery is done solely for the aesthetic reasons.

Will I have a scarring after surgery?

Surgical scars are embarrassing and some scars are very tough they cannot be eliminated easily. People opting for cosmetic surgeries may have a question ‘Do the cosmetic surgeries leave the scars in place?’ Cosmetic surgeries are performed to improve the aesthetic appearance and therefore surgeons make all their efforts to minimise or hide the scars. They hide the scars in the folds of the skin, under the hairline or close incisions in a way that it leaves very minimal scars and are not easily visible.

Nature of scars after plastic surgeries depends on the skin type and healing capabilities of an individual. Some scars may vanish over time; some may require moderate care and some scars need appropriate treatments such as topical applications, dermabrasion and scar revision surgery.

Can I expect the removal of skin cancer during my consultation?

If you have nominated to have your skin cancer removed in Dr Kane’s Minor Operating rooms as a “look/do”, then Dr Kane will most likely remove the skin cancer on that day. However, if you have decided to make a consultation first before any surgical actions are taken or Dr Kane deems the skin cancer inoperable in his Minor Operating rooms, he will do it another day.

What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?

Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment and bring the following:

  • Driver’s License or a valid ID
  • Private health membership card
  • Medicare Card
  • Referral Letter (if required)
  • Reports, X-Rays, MRI’s, CT scans etc. and any other relevant information
  • List of medications (if any)

How do I schedule an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment by calling us directly on 3839 2906 during our working hours (8:30am to 5pm). It would be best to have an idea of why you want to see Dr Kane prior to calling so our reception staff can allocate you the appropriate time you need with Dr Kane. For any other questions, please email info@anthonykane.com.au.

What if I need to cancel my appointment?

Telephone the office during business hours and allow at least 1 days’ notice so that we can offer your appointment time to patients on our waiting list. We recognize that your time is valuable, and we make every effort to run on time. Occasionally emergencies or patients require a little more time, and these cause scheduling delays beyond our control. We apologize if we keep you waiting.

Will my appointment be covered by health insurance/Medicare?

If you are booked in for medical reason and have a referral, the consultation fee will be partially covered by Medicare, but not by your private health fund. However, if the consultation is for cosmetic reasons, it will not be covered by either.