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 $9,500 $3,119
Blepharoplasty lower lids $9,869 Not applicable
Blepharoplasty upper & lower $14,643 Not applicable
Rhinoplasty $14,500 to $20,000 Not applicable
Chin Augmentation $6,800 to $8,200 $4,0000
Otoplasty $14,152 Not applicable
Ear Grommets $2842 to $5,059  
Adenoidectomy $6,810  
Tonsillectomy $6588 to $8,531  
Endoscopic sinus surgery $14,555 to $18,534  

The table below details the approximate total costs for ear, nose and throat procedures and is an indication only.
Procedure Cost
Ear Grommets $2,842 to $5,059
Adenoidectomy $6,810
Tonsillectomy $8,531
Endoscopic sinus surgery $14,555 to $18,534

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