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Your First Consultation

New Patients

Before your first consultation with Mr Barnett you will be asked to complete a Patient Registration & Medical Questionnaire Form that will be sent to you via email or post. This form will enable Mr Barnett to collect important medical information; including your previous medical history and current medications as well as your contact details.

If you are considering cosmetic surgery, Mr Barnett will recommend that you see him for two appointments prior to any surgery being undertaken.

At your initial consultation, Mr Barnett will take a detailed history and then you will be examined to assess your individual needs and suitability for the surgery you are considering. This first consultation may take approximately 30 minutes.

You may be shown photographs of patients who have had similar surgery. You will also be given printed patient information sheets detailing the type of surgery you have discussed at your first consultation. It is important that you carefully read these information sheets, and write down any questions so that they can be discussed with Mr Barnett at the next consultation.

You are welcome to bring someone with you to the consultation such as your partner, friend or relative as this may assist you to remember as much information as possible, and you can then discuss it with them later.

Following the initial surgery consultation another appointment for a consultation is normally made to discuss any further questions you may have. You will also be provided with a written quotation of surgical costs from Mr Barnett’s Practice Manager before this appointment. This quotation is then valid for one year.

Mr Barnett will ensure that any procedure is explained as clearly as possible so that you can understand what may be involved and that you are fully informed.

You may also find it helpful to read the information we have provided that includes some guidelines to assist you in choosing your surgeon and understanding the training and qualifications of a plastic surgeon.

Do I Need a Referral? Please note that patients don’t always need a referral from a GP or other medical professional to make an appointment to see Mr Barnett. If you are unsure whether or not you need a referral please contact us to discuss. In most cases a referral from GP or medical professional is beneficial.

If you would like to make an appointment with Mr Barnett to discuss a procedure please call (03) 9819 2031.