1) What is the cost of surgery?
There are often many different options when it comes to cosmetic surgery or cosmetic medicine. Dr Lanzer offers a free no obligation quotation on what he believes will be your best option. He also takes into account your individual concerns and your specific budget. Dr Lanzer is an Australian recognised specialist yet offers very competitive prices. The majority of patients having surgery are working Australians who want to look younger and slimmer.
2) Why should I choose Dr Lanzer?
Dr Lanzer has extensive experience having performed many thousands of procedures during the last 25 years. He helped introduce Tumescent Liposculpture into Australia and has performed well over 10,000 of these alone. He helped pioneer some surgical procedures such as Breast Reduction via Liposuction and was the first to perform many cosmetic procedures in Australia. Dr Lanzer is well known in Australia and he has been chosen to discuss what’s new in Cosmetic Surgery over 100 times on television and in the media. This year he was featured on a one hour special on the Insight program regarding Cosmetic Surgery and Men.
Dr Lanzer is a very caring person who has a warm personality. He is a family man with many children and is heavily involved in communal charity.
3) Why do people have cosmetic surgery?
The most common reason is to look younger and healthier. People do this to feel more confident, to stay in the work force longer and for interrelationship reasons.
Ageing changes around the eyes and lips often make people look tired or sad.
Laser technology has made surgery much more precise for Dr Lanzer. People mostly request a “natural” result. This usually means they wish to look how they used to.
Dr Lanzer can make skin texture smoother and cleaner, open heavy eyes and remove “eyelid day bags”, lift drooping facial skin and tighten the jaw line.
Body Liposculpture is for unwanted bulges, obesity, or breast reduction. Hi Def Liposculpture is for the athletic look in men and women.
4) Is there a payment plan?
You can pay off the procedure but full payment is required by the day of the operation.
Dr Lanzer has his own Day Surgery Hospital so all fees are included.
5) How can I have surgery in Melbourne if I live in a different state?
Dr Lanzer offers a very good service for interstate and overseas patients. He has found that the Internet allows him to see patients easily both before and after surgery. Airfares are now cheaper and surgery theatre costs are much lower in Dr Lanzer’s own Day Hospital.
Dr Lanzer has the latest equipment worth many millions. Also his Day Hospital is fully dedicated to his clean type of Cosmetic Surgery. In Melbourne he can arrange transport and appropriate accommodation.
6) What’s the difference between a Cosmetic Dermatologist, Cosmetic Surgeon and a Plastic Surgeon?
In Australia Dermatology and Plastic Surgery are two accredited Specialist training programs. It takes over 10 years to be a specialist. Dermatologists start their training understanding skin and skin cancers and then specialise further in Cosmetic Surgery. Many Cosmetic surgeons are General Practitioners that have taken a personal interest in surgery.
Dermatologists have pioneered and were the first to discover many cosmetic procedures during the last 25 years. These include Tumescent Liposculpture, Cosmetic Facial Laser for wrinkles, Botox injections, Collagen injections, and many cosmetic lasers.
You may find Dr Lanzer’s timeline really interesting as it shows how he became the “brand name” for what’s new in cosmetic procedures.
7) What is the recovery time after surgery?
Liposculpture of the body, breast and neck recover quickly with patients being able to walk around the next day. There is no hospital recovery period.
Ideally patients take a week off work.
Face surgery such as laser resurfacing heals in a week and suture lift in a few days. Dr Lanzer offers very detailed pre surgery information that will make these types of questions very clear for your chosen surgery.
8) What would happen if I were not happy with the result?
Thankfully patients are happy. A lot comes down to making sure that one understands what the likely results are before surgery. Dr Lanzer is very caring and will always stand by his work. Many surgeons leave the aftercare to their nurses. Generally Dr Lanzer will want to follow your recovery himself. He is really hands on and dedicated. You will have his personal pager number after surgery so he is contactable at all times.
9) What’s the process to book in?
The first thing you need is a free no obligation consultation and advice from Dr Lanzer so you can understand what he can do for you. After that you will have at least one consult with his trained nursing staff and will receive all relevant details in writing. You will be quoted and usually require a routine blood test. Dr Lanzer has used the same anesthetist for the last 18 years and he offers procedures whilst awake or under a light general anesthetic.
10) Where is your location?
Dr Lanzer has many centres throughout Melbourne, Victoria, Sydney, Queensland, and Perth.
His actual Day Hospital is in Malvern about 25 minutes from the airport.
In Malvern he also has his specialised Australia First Cosmetic Fat Bank. Stem cells from fat can be stored in a unique way with cryo preservatives and deep freeze. The cells can be used by the patient in the future as their own filler for procedures such as Stem Cell Face Lift.
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Surgical Warning: Every form of surgery has a possibility of a complication and these are given to you in detail by Dr Lanzer. It is a good idea to understand your surgical procedure well, and to obtain further advice from another Specialist Cosmetic surgeon such as a Dermatologist like Dr Lanzer.
All photographs represent one person’s experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients of Dr Lanzer. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of the procedure/s undertaken.