Overseas and Interstate Patients

Travelling and interstate patients

Dr Imani’s expertise and reputation attracts patients each year from all over Australia and overseas.

1. Book a Teleconference consultation

To save you the need for extra trips, Dr Imani performs Skype® consultations as a preliminary way of assessing your needs/desires and suitability for surgery.

The cost of a phone consultation is $250, which will need to be paid upon making the booking.

Book a consultation by calling any of these numbers:

WA patients: (08) 9383 3309

International: 618 9230 7300

To accompany your phone consultation, we will need some photos which Dr Imani will refer to when planning your procedure with you. When taking these photos, try to obtain more than one view of your face: Front/oblique/side/base and face down and up. Please send all photos to info@facial-plasticsurgery.com.au

Our receptionists will guide you through this.

You will need to complete a new patient questionnaire prior to the interview.

2. Book your surgery date

Dr Imani generally operates on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays. Once you book a date for your surgery you will be advised when you will need to arrive and how long you will need to stay after your operation. You will need to bring someone with you for at least part of your stay. This can be a partner, relative or good friend. If you are unable to bring someone with you, then let us know early so that we can arrange a nurse to accompany you.

Booking a date for surgery requires a non-refundable deposit, once this is made, we will send you out a surgical pack, which will include all the detailed information, which pertains to you and your upcoming surgery.

3. Arrange/book a place to stay in Perth

Our clinic is located in the heart of Claremont which is only minutes away from the hospitals that Dr Imani operates at.

Some examples of the length of stay required in Perth are shown below. You will however be told exact times after your phone consultation.

Sample times required in Perth:

Rhinoplasty: Arrive one day prior, stay 7-14 days after.

Facelift: Arrive one day prior and stay 10-14 days.

Otoplasty: Arrive one day prior and stay 7-10 days.

Brow lift: Arrive one day prior stay 5 days.

Skin cancer surgery: Arrive one day prior and stay 4-5 days.

4. Arrival in Perth for your Surgery

Once you arrive in Perth, Dr Imani will see you in person and make a thorough assessment for your upcoming surgery. It is important to avoid smoking (nicotine) and any anti-inflammatory medications (such as aspirin, nurofen, naprogesic, indocid etc.) two weeks prior and two weeks post surgery. This will be reiterated to you during your phone consultation and in the paperwork you receive with the details on your procedure.

5. Surgery Date

You will be given a time to make your way to the hospital and meet the anaesthetist and other staff involved in your operation.

For day surgery procedures, you will be required to have someone pick you up. It is a policy of all the hospitals to not allow you to leave unaccompanied after a general anaesthetic. If you have no one with you, then we are able to arrange a private nurse to accompany you out of the hospital at an additional cost to you.

6. After Surgery

The vast majority of surgery that Dr Imani performs requires only a day stay in the hospital. Larger operations however will require a one night hospital stay.

A post operative nurse review will be performed in consultation with Dr Imani. During this visit, all post operative details will be discussed and scheduled. All post operative medications and consumables will be supplied to you as prescribed by Dr Imani via the hospital pharmacy.

Our post operative appointment schedule is for a phone call by our staff the next day followed by a clinic visit to see Dr Imani. This timing is flexible and may involve a combination of phone appointments and physical ones throughout the year.

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