The Hunter Valley, Newcastle – Cosmetic Surgery FAQ

The decision to undergo cosmetic plastic surgery should not be made lightly. Being as informed as possible is the best way to decide whether surgery is right for you, which procedure you want to undergo, and which doctor is best suited to your needs. For years, Dr. John Newton has been treating patients from all over NSW, Australia, including the Central Coast and Mid North Coast, from his beautiful office beside Lake Macquarie in Warners Bay, near the Hunter Valley and Newcastle. Dr. Newton performs cosmetic surgery to the highest standards of comfort, convenience, and safety.

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What makes cosmetic surgery with Dr. John Newton special?

Dr. Newton’s practice is based on a simple philosophy: to care for patients ethically, consult honestly, and produce superior results using the safest, most effective cosmetic surgery available. Our office is comfortable and welcoming, allowing patients to enjoy treatment in a relaxing atmosphere.

How safe is cosmetic surgery?

No surgical procedure is guaranteed to be entirely safe; the chance of dangerous side effects always exists. However, Dr. Newton has an outstanding safety record and uses only cosmetic surgery procedures that are proven safe and effective. 

Will my insurance cover the cost of cosmetic surgery?

Insurance often covers the cost of reconstructive surgery, such as breast reconstruction after mastectomy, breast reduction, and abdominoplasty. Purely cosmetic procedures are not typically covered by health insurance. 

What can I expect when recovering from surgery?

Recovery is very different depending on the procedure, but everyone will need some time to recover. Some patients will need to spend a few days in the hospital after surgery, while others will be able to return home the same day. Most cosmetic surgery patients need to take a few days or weeks off work, so planning the timing of the procedure to allow for this is important. Some less involved procedures require only a few weeks before patients are fully recovered, while others require months. For patients who want to avoid long recovery times, less invasive procedures such as laser skin renewal might be ideal.

Who is a good candidate for cosmetic surgery?

The secret to successful cosmetic surgery is timing. When the right person undergoes the right procedure at the right time, the results can be life-changing. In order to achieve success, patients should be knowledgeable about the procedure they are undergoing and should have reasonable expectations for the final outcome. 

Which procedure is right for me?

This is a decision that will need to be explored together with Dr. Newton at his office near Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. Cosmetic surgery is a very individual choice, and patients will need to weigh cost, recovery time, and their cosmetic needs carefully to choose the best option. Dr. Newton offers a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures for the face, body, and breast, in addition to ear and nose surgery, wet liposuction, and more. There is something for almost anyone who is interested in undergoing a cosmetic procedure at Dr. Newton’s practice.

I’m interested in learning more. What is the next step?

If you are interested in any of the procedures we offer, the next step is to contact our practice near Newcastle and the Hunter Valley to schedule a cosmetic surgery consultation. At your consultation, Dr. Newton will discuss your cosmetic goals and expectations for surgery in detail and help you make the decision that’s right for you. If surgery is not the best option in your case, Dr. Newton will always tell you so. Dr. Newton prides himself on the uncompromising honesty and integrity of his practice. If you decide that surgery is your ideal option, we will develop a schedule that works for you.