Travelling Patients

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 Australia as well as Interstate and Internationally.

Dr Briggs has significant experience in plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures using advanced surgical techniques. Combined with exceptional pre and post-operative care, it is possible to expect a high degree of predictability. Your care will be exceptional no matter if you have traveled internationally or from interstate for your procedure.

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

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Private Hospitals Dr Briggs Works With

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

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 GP referral if applicable
Dr Patrick Briggs Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Patrick Briggs Melbourne Plastic Surgeon – FRCS (Plas)

Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Melbourne

Dr Patrick Briggs is a Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon. Both he and his team are dedicated to excellence in patient care and are committed to treating each and every patient with respect and privacy.

Not only does he offer high-quality results he also offers natural-looking plastic and cosmetic surgery results. Furthermore, he is experienced in Breast, Body and Face Surgery having performed over 4500 Surgeries in private practice. 

Dr Patrick Briggs is an expert in breast, face and body surgery for men and women.

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 8 am – 6 pm on Weekdays.

Phone 1300 264 811Email us or Book a free 15-minute Call with Dr Patrick Briggs’s team.

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 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday on 1300 264 811.
Dr Patrick Briggs consultation

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 helpful but not essential. However,
  • To claim any Medicare or Health Insurance you will need a referral.
  • Please contact the Patient Care Team at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery today to book your consultation.

*Disclaimer: Individual results can vary significantly from patient to patient. The information we provide is general.  For further information on what to expect for your preferred procedures, arrange to see one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons for a full history and surgical consultation.