In order to get optimal results from your surgery and minimize your risks of complications, Dr Briggs wants his patients to be at a stable weight and within a healthy weight range. Please note that Dr Briggs does NOT perform weight loss surgery, but can assist you with excess skin reduction surgery, after weight loss.

Below are some helpful weight loss resources to assist you on your Journey.


1. For DIY Weightloss – Download the Noom App and read The Noom Mindset Book 

2. Get help with Online Weightloss Coaching – Glenn Mackintosh

3. Weightloss Injectables & Medical Weightloss Support– see Weightloss GPs and Medical Weight Loss Doctors in Melbourne

4. Allurion Gastric Balloon – can help you lose around 10kg – About $8k to $10k from Obesity Clinics

5. Bariatric or Weightloss Surgery with a Bariatric Surgeon – for obese patients wishing to lose more than 15kg – Around $15k to $25k depending on your health insurance and medicare rebates.

Bariatric Surgeon Dr Arun Dhir Website and E-Books offer weight loss resources and mindset help

Read Dr Briggs, blog on losing weight before surgery

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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