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 $8,500 $2,835
Blepharoplasty lower lids $8,910 Not applicable
Blepharoplasty upper & lower $13,241 Not applicable
Rhinoplasty $13,000-$19,000 Not applicable
Chin Augmentation $6,800 to $8,200 $3,683.95
Otoplasty $12,937 Not applicable
     
Ear Grommets $2757 to $4,444  
Adenoidectomy $6,111  
Tonsillectomy $7,834  
Endoscopic sinus surgery $12,400 to $18,000  

The table below details the approximate total costs for ear, nose and throat procedures and is an indication only.
 
Procedure Cost
Ear Grommets $2,000 to $4,440
Adenoidectomy $5,700
Tonsillectomy $7,834
Endoscopic sinus surgery $12,400 to $17,200

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