Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions for your experience at Cosmos Clinic
Is there a finance payment option?
At Cosmos we refer our patients to MacCredit. This is a finance company that specialises in medical /cosmetic procedures. www.maccredit.com.au or tel: 1300 884 355.
How much is a consultation?
Consultation fees vary depending on who you will see e.g. Lipo consult $120, Surgical consult $200, Consultation with cosmetic nurse specialist from $60. Non-Surgical Consultation Fee is redeemable should you go through any procedure at our clinic
How long does a consultation take?
Consultations range from 30mins to 1hr
What treatments are available where?
Our clinics are in Double Bay, Sydney and Canberra
These are our main facilities where you can have a consultation with both doctors and nurses and most treatments are performed
Other clinics in Sydney and surrounding areas are Cosmetic Nurse-lead clinics are located in Broadway, Caringbah, Dee Why, Liverpool and Penrith. At these locations you can have Laser hair removal, Laser vein removal, skin rejuvenation treatments, wrinkle injections, fat reduction treatments and also chat to a specialist nurse about Liposuction and other treatments available at Double Bay and Canberra. Before any surgical or injectable procedure a consult with one of our doctors is required.
Is my partner/friend able to wait for me while I get my procedure done?
They are welcome to wait for you in the reception area. For longer procedure we recommend that they do not wait and we will call them before you are ready to leave the clinic
Is it safe for me to go home alone after liposuction?
You will not be discharged until the attending doctor feels you are fit to leave. Even though it is completely safe for you to leave the clinic after spending at least 2 hours in our recovery area, you will still be feeling a little sleepy. We always highly recommend that a responsible adult is at hand to take you home and stay with you for the first 24hrs after your procedure. You will also be given telephone numbers to contact if you have any questions or concerns.
What is a compression garment and how long to I have to wear it?
After Liposuction you will be required to wear a tight fitting suit to help reduce bruising, swelling and improve skin retraction. You will need to wear the garment for one to two weeks after the procedure depending on what procedure you have had.
Are treatment/procedures covered by health funds or medicare?
There is usually a medicare rebate for breast reduction and tummy tuck, but most of the time, elective cosmetic procedures are not covered. Contact your health fund or Medicare to ask what you are covered for before proceeding with treatment.
What is the difference between Liquid Lipo, Liposoft, Traditional Lipo, Body Tite and Laser Assisted Lipo?
Liquid Lipo and LipoSoft are the same. It is a process that uses the force of water rather than traditional Lipo using brute force to break down fat cells. It is a much gentler approach to liposuction, allowing for greater patient comfort. Other advantages include : reduced pain, increased safety and higher accuracy levels, smoother results. Body Tite and Laser assisted Liposuction are an add on to fat removal. They both use energy to heat up the targeted area which results in a tightening of the skin and removal of fat.
What is twilight sedation?
Liquid Liposuction being a gentler procedure does not require a general anaesthethic. Throughout the procedure patients are given medication to make them sleepy and also pain medication to keep them comfortable.
How quickly will I see results after Liquid Lipo?
You will notice a change immediately, although during the first week you will start to swell and any bruising will come out. Your new shape will be evident at 6wks and will continue to improve.
What is the difference between Botox™ and Filler?
Simply Botox relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles (Frown Lines, Crows Feet etc) and Filler replaces lost fat and increase volume (Lips, Cheeks etc). They complement each other well with a combination of both giving a total rejuvenation of the face.
Is Botox a poison?
This is a myth. BOTOX® is a purified protein that is produced by a bacteria in a similar way to Penicillin. Doctors have used BOTOX® therapeutically for over 40 years. Doctors often use medicines that are very useful in low doses that would be harmful at high doses. Cosmetically BOTOX® is given in miniscule doses, directly to the area that is to be affected by it. When given in recommended doses, it is not even detected in the bloodstream.
What is the difference between BBL/Laser and Fractional laser treatments?
Broad band light (BBL) technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent results in photo-rejuvenation therapy. The BBL can be used to be treat sun and age spots, capillaries and other skin blemishes. As a result your skin’s youthful appearance will be restored.
Fractional Laser Resurfacing treats lines and scarring. The laser beam passes through the dry, outer layer of skin and wounds the underlying collagen. Nearby undamaged cells immediately move into this microscopically damaged area and heal the wounded area. During each treatment, millions of these microscopic areas are created, but most of the skin remains undamaged, allowing rapid healing.
How do I take care of my skin after laser treatment?
The most important thing to continue with great skin is protection, preferably with zinc. Your skin will be new, fresh and sensitive to the harmful effects of the sun, It cannot be stressed enough how important sun protection is post laser.