Does Dr Briggs Operate on International or Interstate Travelling Patients?

For many years Dr Briggs reputation as a specialist in plastic and cosmetic surgery has drawn travelling patients from both around Australia (Interstate) and Internationally.

Dr Briggs has significant experience in plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures. This is combined with a dedication to exceptional pre and post-operative care

Your time is valuable and our goal at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery is for you and your visit to be as relaxing and comfortable as possible.

The resources for travelling patients provided on our website are designed to help us meet your goal but in addition, Dr Briggs has a team of highly skilled nurses and administrative staff who have worked alongside Dr Briggs for many years and will be able to assist you with any enquiries, so please just ask.

Private Hospitals Dr Briggs Works With

Ramsay Group Hospitals in Melbourne, including the Masada, The Avenue and Glenferrie Private.

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Follow-Up Care in Melbourne for Travelling Patients – if you’re having SURGERY with us, but live in a different State or Country

If you are a travelling patient you will probably NOT be permitted to fly for at least a few weeks after surgery (ask Dr Briggs for recommendations and be sure you follow them, as flying too soon after surgery can increase your risks).

Follow Up plan for your surgery:

    • A comfortable and relaxing stay in a quality Hospital to recuperate
  • DISCHARGE to a new supported facility
    • Discharge to a supporter’s home in Melbourne or
    • To a Medi-Hotel with Nurse support
  • POST OP in about 1-10 days
    • Your post-op visit to the practice is determined by your Surgeon
    • Typically it occurs approximately 1 week to 10 days after Surgery
    • At this first in-clinic follow up, we check surgical results, change the dressings and give you additional post-op instructions
    • Your 8 Week Review is held at the practice location/clinic
    • If you live elsewhere, you’ll need to return for this 8-week review
  • 6 MONTH and 12 MONTH Follow up reviews
    • You’ll need to attend your 6 Month Review & your 12-month review and annual reviews thereafter
    • Some but not all reviews MAY be able to be facilitated Virtually depending on your Surgery and at-home After Care or local nearby Surgeons
  • ANNUAL Reviews (as required) – will need an item code and a current General Practitioner (GP) or Medical Specialist referral.

Dr Patrick Briggs Melbourne

Dr Patrick Briggs FRACS (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) is a Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon.

Both he and his team are dedicated to patient care and are committed to treating each and every patient with respect and privacy.

Furthermore, he is experienced in BreastBody and Face Surgery having performed over 4500 Surgeries in private practice.

How can we help?

Dr Briggs’ Patient Coordinators take pleasure in assisting you with any questions when considering a plastic surgery procedure. Please call the Hawthorn East clinic in Melbourne between 9 AM – 5 PM on Weekdays.

Phone (03) 8849 1400 Or Email us.

What Next?

Want more information about your Procedure?

  • For more information about pricing and payment methods, please visit our page on Surgery Payment options.
  • Talk to our Patient Care Team from 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday on (03) 8849 1400.

What to Bring to Your Consultation

  • If you like, please bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices.
  • Take a lot of notes and thoroughly examine the documents your surgeon provides.
  • You may need to undress so it’s a good idea to wear simple clothes.

How to Book a Consultation

  • Dr Briggs’ Consultation fee is $300.
  • A referral from your GP or your specialist is essential (as of the 1st July 2023).
  • Please contact the Patient Care Team at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery to book your consultation.


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