Christopher Thomson F.R.A.C.S
Ear, Nose and Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery
Phone: +64 (03) 356 0274
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Cost of Surgery

Many facial plastic surgical procedures can be performed under local anaesthesia with or without light sedation.  Some procedures such as Rhinoplasty and lower lid Blepharoplasty are almost always performed under general anaesthesia for surgical reasons. Generally, treatment under local anaesthetic reduces the overall cost of surgery by up to 50% by avoidance of the higher charges incurred during inpatient hospital stay.

Our fully equipped local anaesthesia procedure room is an excellent facility for local anaesthetic facial plastic surgical procedures. When you consult with Chris he will guide you as to whether it may be appropriate for your procedure to be performed under local or general anaesthetic.  While many procedures can be performed under local anaesthesia some patients prefer to be fully asleep for their surgery.  Individual preferences will be taken into account when making a decision regarding this.

The table below details the approximate total costs for facial plastic surgery procedures (including facility and anaesthetic fees) of undergoing surgery under general and local anaesthesia as an indication only..

Procedure Total Cost Inpatient Hospital Total Cost Local Anaesthetic MPR
Blepharoplasty upper lids $7910 $2600
Blepharoplasty lower lids $8100 Not applicable
Blepharoplasty upper & lower $11000 Not applicable
Rhinoplasty $13000-14000 Not applicable
Chin Augmentation $6800 to $7200 $3400
Otoplasty $10,000 $5300
Face Lift $16,000 $10,000
Ear Grommets $2200  
Adenoidectomy $4400  
Tonsillectomy $5400  
Endoscopic sinus surgery $9300  

The table below details the approximate total costs for ear, nose and throat procedures and is an indication only.

Procedure Cost
Ear Grommets $2200
Adenoidectomy $4400
Tonsillectomy $5400
Endoscopic sinus surgery $9300


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