I'd like to give an update on my progress.
I visited my GP and got a referral for Dr Perry Burstin.
I have now met with Dr Perry Burstin. Felt totally comfortable, he is very knowledgeable, easy to talk to and straight forward. He wasn't wishy washy, I understood what he was talking about very clearly. We discussed what is wrong with my nose (medically) and what I would like to change aesthetically. He knew exactly what I wanted and makes it very clear he will give you a natural looking nose. There is no Vectra machine but he has many images of his clients. Speaking to him, he knew what I was after before I said anything. I don't think the Vectra is necessary unless you are really unsure about getting it done in the first place. That is just my opinion after speaking with the Dr.
I highly suggest visiting an ENT surgeon in particular Dr Burstin. Dr Burstin performs the most nose jobs in Melbourne. You can relax knowing that after surgery the inside of your nose will be functioning even better whilst the outside will be to your desires. I am yet to have my surgery so will update just before and after but I am really excited and looking forward to it.
A few things I wasn't aware of and may help you:
1. You can claim the initial consultation with Medicare
2. Medicare also pay a sum towards the rhinoplasty and septoplasty (internal)
3. I highly recommend private health insurance, including overnight hospital cover, Usual waiting period is 12 months so do it now! But even more of the cost will be covered helping to reduce the price.
All of these points help when visiting an ENT Surgeon as your appointment and surgery is not just cosmetic.
With my surgery between medicare and my health insurance they cover 100% of the cost. What you have to pay is the medicare gap. So that's the amount the surgeon charges over the $RRP so to speak.
Eg: Medicare say the price of rhinopasty should be $4,500 (example). The surgeon can charge what ever they like so most will charge more depending on how complicated etc.
Hope this helps some of you :-)