Dr. Hussain and Dr. Reddy are fully qualified Plastic Surgeons at Coastal Plastic Surgery.
Are the Doctors at Coastal Plastic Surgery “Plastic Surgeons” or “Cosmetic Surgeons”?
Our Doctors are highly qualified Plastic Surgeons, who specialise in Cosmetic Surgery, Facial and Breast Surgery, Microsurgery, Facial Paralysis Surgery and Skin Cancer Surgery.
Any Doctor may call themselves a Cosmetic Surgeon, however they have undertaken the minimum 12 years’ rigorous training to become a Plastic Surgeon.
Our Specialists are Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Members of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Will I meet with a Specialist at my appointment?
Yes, one of our Surgeons will take the time to discuss your surgery options and answer all your questions
Please allow at least 1 hour for your initial consultation.
Where will the surgery be performed?
Minor operations as well as Upper Blepharoplasty (upper eyelid reduction) can be performed under local anaesthetic in the rooms at our Erina and Macquarie University Clinic rooms.
Dr Hussain operates at Gosford Private Hospital and Brisbane Waters Private Hospital on the Central Coast and Macquarie University Private Hospital and Concord Hospital in Sydney.
Dr Reddy operates at Gosford Private Hospital as well as the Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAN), Norwest Private Hospital and Dalcross Private Hospital in Sydney.
How long will I be in hospital?
Certain procedures can be performed as day surgery, however others require a hospital stay of between 1-5 days.
At the time of your consultation, your Doctor will discuss with you the required length of your hospital stay with you.
How much will my procedure cost?
After your first consultation you will be given an estimate of costs for your procedure.
This quote will include fees for the Surgeon, the Anaesthetist, the Assistant Surgeon(if required) and the Hospital.
Does Plastic Surgery leave any visible scarring?
As with any cut or incision to the skin, a scar will form as part of the normal healing process.
However, an experienced Plastic Surgeon is able to minimise the size of the scars and locate them in the least conspicuous areas possible.
What happens after my surgery?
Approximately 1 week post surgery you will be seen by our highly trained Nurse in our Rooms for wound care and removal of your sutures. You will be seen regularly by your Surgeon and followed up for a period of three to six moths, depending on your procedure. There are no further costs for any of these follow up visits.
What happens if there is a complication?
Risks are associated with any surgery and complications can occur in even the most skilled hands.
It is important to know before you undertake any surgery that your Surgeon is able to diagnose and completely manage any complication that may arise. Dr Hussain and Dr Reddy will personally deal with any complication and will continue to manage your treatment until you have fully recovered
There are no fees for any post operative visits nor will you be charged any fees by Coastal Plastic Surgery for surgery to correct or deal with any complications arising from your initial surgery.
What can I expect when recovering from surgery?
Recovery time will vary depending on your procedure, however everyone needs to take some time off to recover. Some patients may spend a few days in hospital after surgery, while others will be able to return home the same day.
Your expected recovery time will be discussed with you at the time of your initial consultation.
I'm interested in learning more. What is the next step?
If you are interested in any of the procedures simply contact our Practice to make an appointment. At your consultation our Doctors will discuss in detail your cosmetic goals and expectations for surgery and help you make an informed decision that’s right for you.
Our Specialists will always advise if they consider surgery is not the best option for you and pride themselves on the upcompromising honesty and integrity of the Practice.
Do I need to stop smoking?
We request all our patients cease smoking at least six weeks prior to surgery.
If you are unable to make this commitment, your surgery may be cancelled.
For your continuing general health and optimal healing, we strongly advise that you do not resume smoking post surgery as this can lead to a slower recovery time and increased swelling and bleeding.