Practice Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
To make an appointment call 03 8419 0900 or, contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery
Ground Floor, 600 Victoria Street
(Cnr of Burnley St & Victoria St, entry via Victoria St )
Paid parking available on site at Victoria Gardens
Tram 109 – stop 24, Victoria Gardens
Shop 3, 79-81 Church Street
Free parking available on site
Our aim is to give you a positive and memorable experience. Your first visit with Dr Rodrigo Teixeira is the first step in what we hope will be a successful journey for you. We aim to support you in every step of the way, before, during and after treatment.
Surgery is about developing a trusting relationship between surgeon and patient and it is our goal to provide you with everything you need to make an informed decision about your procedure.
Booking your appointment
To book your appointment, simply contact Dr Rodrigo’s rooms on (03) 8419 0900 or make an (online enquiry)
Dr Rodrigo Teixeira will take the time to learn more about you, your needs and your desires. Whether you’re planning a cosmetic procedure or addressing a medical concern it is important to go through a process and cover all relevant points of the treatment.
In addition to your history and examination, further investigations may be required. If you have had previous treatment or investigations done, please remember to bring documentation of those with you.
It may be a good idea to write down any questions that you may have and bring with you. There will be a lot of information given to you and it is not uncommon to miss something that you really wanted to know.
If necessary, we will take photos and provide you with additional material to help you understand your treatment options and possible outcomes along with their associated risks and benefits.
A second appointment may be required before a treatment plan can be made. Dr Rodrigo may request additional investigations or refer you to other specialists before proceeding with surgery. Other times, you may need a period of observation and reassessment.
It is ok to take your time before going ahead with your surgery. If you need time to think about your options after your first consultation, we are pleased to offer as many follow-up appointments as are necessary. Our practice staff will be glad to help schedule your next visit.
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If you are on early stages of considering plastic surgery or just doing your research, you can book a 15 minutes virtual chat. In that appointment you will be able to meet Dr Rodrigo Teixeira and ask a few questions about us, our facilities, or about a treatment.
For more information about your first visit Dr Rodrigo’s practice – enquire on line or call (03) 8419 0900.
As a member of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr Rodrigo Teixeira adheres to strict guidelines governing medical practice and advertising. Our fee structure also follows the recommended guidelines set out by the Australian Medical Association (AMA).
Initial Consultations (30 min): $230.00
(Medicare Rebate: $72.75)
Subsequent Consultations (15 min): $130.00
(Medicare Rebate: $36.55)
No fees are charged for post-operative visits or after-care up to 6 weeks post-surgery.
Cosmetic Appointments (45 minutes)
(Consultations where a Medicare rebate is applicable: $300.00)
Subsequent Consultation: $120.00
A Medicare rebate may be applicable for conditions where a Medicare item number is applicable – this includes breast reduction surgery, abdominoplasty, and rhinoplasty.
Procedures under local anaesthetic can be performed in the rooms. For these procedures a facility fee of $350.00 applies.
Overall Cost of Surgery
Generally, the overall fees for surgery include several components:
- Dr Rodrigo Teixeira’s fee, which includes the routine post-operative follow-up (six weeks).
- The anaesthetist’s fee.
- The hospital or day surgery fee. Takes into account the length of surgery in theatre and length of admission.
- Other investigations, such as pathology and radiology (where applicable).
- Others (e.g. cost of implants, prosthesis, etc.).
- For privately insured patients, your private insurance will generally cover part of your surgeon’s fees.
- The remainder, also known as the “gap”, covers the costs of providing specialist healthcare that Medicare and private insurance rebates do not cover.
- The amount of the “gap” varies depending on the nature and complexity of the surgery. In all instances, a written estimate is provided prior to the procedure being scheduled.
- We would strongly recommend all patients check with their private health fund to establish whether other costs apply.
- For certain cosmetic procedures (e.g. facelifts, lower eyelid surgery), no rebates are provided by either Medicare or your private health fund.
- In these cases, a written estimate will be provided prior to the procedure being scheduled.
Please feel free to contact us on (03) 8419 0900 with any questions you may have. Dr Rodrigo and our practice staff will be more than happy to discuss these with you.
After your surgery, Dr Rodrigo and his practice staff will arrange review appointments to check on your progress, inform results and provide further advice. These follow-up appointments are important for ensuring the best possible outcome after your procedure.
If needed, our practice nurses are available to check dressings and review medications. If at any stage you have any questions about your progress, you are of course welcome to call or email us.
We care about our patients and what we do for them. It is on your own best interest to have information pre and post operatively and to have ongoing advice during your treatment. It is important that you understand your treatment and feel comfortable with your progress.
If there is any aspect of your procedure that you do not understand, please let us know. Likewise, please do not hesitate to communicate any concerns to us on your earliest convenience.
To contact Dr Rodrigo Teixeira’s practice, please call (03) 8419 0900.
We also have a message service after-hours for urgent matters (03) 8508 9000.
If you have a medical emergency call 000.
Dr Rodrigo Teixeira’s practice is committed to providing you with high standard of care and quality services. However, in some instances, regardless of the quality of care or the measures taken before, during or after surgery, some patients experience complications or require revisional surgery.
Please note that revisional surgery only refers to surgeries where the original operation needs to be repeated – it does not include multiple-stage treatments.
Complication Care Policy
It is important that you understand the risks that come with having a surgical procedure. Complications sometimes arise, such as infection, bleeding and wounds not healing.
While complications are uncommon, they can happen. Based on what procedure you’re undergoing, Dr Rodrigo will explain the risks associated with the surgery.
For Self-Funded/Uninsured Patients
Dr Rodrigo will not charge a surgeon’s fee for complications that occur within three months of the original operation. If revisional surgery is needed within this three-month period, you will however be responsible for the other costs of treatment such as hospital admission and anaesthetist’s fee.
For Insured Patients
For complications that appear within three months of the original surgery, all fees will be paid by your insurer (depending on your policy and cover). Dr Rodrigo will not charge a gap (out-of-pocket).
You will however be expected to pay any other out-of-pocket excesses which may come along with hospital admission or related charges.
Revision Surgery Policy
If you experience complications that require revisional surgery, including bad scarring, asymmetry or if the surgery has not successfully delivered the results expected, Dr Rodrigo may reduce his fee to revise the surgery.
However, you will still be liable to pay for any other fees (e.g. hospital admission, the anaesthetist’s fee and any health fund excess).
If you choose to conduct your revisional surgery with another surgeon, you will be responsible for all fees yourself, as it will be billed as a new procedure by them.