Before your first consultation with Dr Briggs, you will be asked to complete a Patient Registration & Medical Questionnaire Form that will be sent to you via email or post. This form will enable Dr Briggs to collect important medical information; including your previous medical history and current medications as well as your contact details.

Are you considering cosmetic surgery? If so, Dr Briggs recommends that you see him for TWO appointments prior to surgery.

At your initial consultation, Dr Briggs will take your medical history in detail. After, Dr Briggs will examine you to assess your individual needs and suitability for surgery. This first consultation may take approximately 30 minutes.

You will also be able to view before and after photographs from past patients. Dr Briggs will also provide you with patient information sheets detailing the type of surgery you have discussed. It is important that you carefully read these information sheets. You should also write down any questions to discuss with Dr Briggs at your next consultation.

After Your First Consultation

Following the initial surgery consultation, another appointment for a consultation is normally made to discuss any further questions you may have. You will also be provided with a written quotation of surgical costs from Dr Brigg’s team before this appointment. This quotation is then valid for one year.

Dr Briggs will ensure that any procedure is explained as clearly as possible so that you can understand what may be involved and that you are fully informed. You may also find it helpful to read the information we have provided that includes some guidelines to assist you in choosing your surgeon and understanding the training and qualifications of a plastic surgeon.

Do I need a Referral?

Please note that patients don’t always need a referral from a GP or other medical professional to make an appointment to see Dr Briggs.

If your procedure is purely cosmetic then a referral is NOT needed. If your procedure is to be covered by Medicare and Private Health fund then a current referral will be required.

If you are unsure whether or not you need a referral please contact us to discuss. In most cases a referral from GP or medical professional is beneficial.

If you would like to make an appointment with Dr Briggs to discuss a procedure please call 6


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Dr Patrick Briggs Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Patrick Briggs
FRCS (Plas)

Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Melbourne

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

Dr Patrick Briggs offers high quality, natural-looking plastic and cosmetic surgery results and 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.
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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 information only.  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.