Good quality plastic surgery can be a significant expense for most people. However, when it comes to your body its important to remember that good surgery isn’t cheap, and cheap surgery isn’t good.
Dr Anh is a leader in her field and does not cut corners when it comes to patient safety. With that, you will pay a premium price for premium service.
If you have concerns about funding your plastic surgery, this page is here to cover the numerous options available to help you pay for your procedure.
Payment plans for plastic surgery
Once you have had a consultation with Dr Anh and received a quote from our team, you do not have to pay for your procedure in full immediately. While you will need to make a 20% deposit to secure and book a surgery date, you have up to 14 days prior to the procedure to pay in full. During this time, you can make as many payments as you like.
Let’s say, for instance, that your procedure is $10,000 and you book six months in advance. This would require a deposit of $2,000 and then 24 weekly instalments of $334, or six monthly instalments of $1,334. Or, if you’d prefer, you can pay for your procedure all at once. It all depends on what works for you and your budget.
Other financing options
If you cannot afford to pay for your surgery beforehand, MacCredit and TLC (Total Lifestyle Credit) are both reputable medical finance companies that offer loans for cosmetic surgery. However, please note that we are not affiliated with or endorse any particular financing company.
Other past Dr Anh patients have approached their bank for redraws, taken out a personal loan or used a low-interest credit card to help fund their procedure.
Accessing superannuation for surgery
Some of our patients have gained early access to their superannuation fund to pay for their surgical procedures. Please note that while superannuation can be released on compassionate grounds, it can be a challenging process and the criteria is very strict. In fact, it is only granted for those who need surgery to relieve a chronic or acute medical condition and who have no other way to pay for the procedure. Generally, it is only granted to breast reduction or abdominoplasty patient, however any surgery with medical need and a medicare item number may allow for superannuation use.
It is important to be aware that use of superannuation for surgical purposes may impact the tax you need to pay. We recommend seeking further advice from a qualified financial planner, or contacting the ATO directly.
Supercare is a company that helps patients access their super for a small fee.
What is my next step?
Our wonderful team is standing by ready to answer any questions you may have. You can send in an enquiry form below or give us a call on 1300 8-DRANH between 9am and 5pm Monday to Saturday.