Please contact our practice on (02) 9387 3900 to book in for an initial consultation with Dr Nettle. Following your consultation we will provide you with a quotation for your surgery and discuss available surgery dates.
A consultation with Dr Nettle is $500. The payment is due at the time of booking the appointment and guarantees time with Dr Nettle, however, should you decide to go ahead with surgery, the initial consultation amount will be discounted off your surgery cost. The amount is partially rebatable by Medicare if you bring a referral with you. While the consultation is non-refundable, you can change the date of your consultation with up to 2 full working days notice.

Due to Dr Nettle’s excellent reputation, his wait time can be quite long. We do however aim to get you in at the first available time. We can also put you on a wait list as sometimes earlier appointments do become available.

If you are ready for surgery and know the dates that you would like to have your procedure as well as having your finances ready, please contact our Cosmetic Surgery Consultant Michelle on michelle@silkwoodmedical.com.au to see if she can get you in sooner.

Dr Nettle regularly sees patients from interstate and overseas. You can arrange a Skype consultation if you are unsure if you are a good candidate for your chosen procedure or email us pictures and we will get back to you. For more detailed information follow the link; https://www.silkwoodmedical.com.au/pages/overseas-and-interstate
A referral from your local GP is not required, but if you have one then a portion of your consultation fee may be rebatable. A referral will also be required in order to involve your private health fund to rebate some of the costs of your surgery if you are eligible (please check with our Cosmetic Surgery Consultant or Dr Nettle). We require this referral prior to your surgery date in order for you to be able to claim.
Upon arriving to the practice, you will be asked to fill in a new patient form and medical history. Your consultation with Dr Nettle will go for approximately 45 minutes where he will discuss with you your concerns and what procedures may be suitable for you. After this you will see our Cosmetic Surgery Consultant who will put together a quotation for you and information regarding surgery dates and the hospitals that our surgeons operate from.
When booking your surgery, a non-refundable 50% deposit is required to secure your allocated surgical date, with the remaining balance due 6 weeks prior to surgery.
Once you have received the quotation from our Cosmetic Surgery Consultant, you will be able to contact your private health insurance to see if you are eligible for a rebate.
We do not offer payment plans, but there are a number of options patients have, such as medical financing companies, which can be found online.
Yes. Dr Nettle performs all his procedures himself.
This will depend on your procedure and the complexity of the surgery. Some smaller procedures, we are able to do in our rooms under local anaesthetic . All larger procedures are done in accredited hospitals under a general anaesthetic performed by qualified anaesthetists, assistants and nurses. Some procedures are day stays and others require longer stays.
Dr Nettle operates at Bondi Junction Private Hospital and East Sydney Private Hospital.
  • Members of the ASPS are specialist Plastic Surgeons who are in full-time plastic surgery practice.
  • Members have completed at least 12 years education and training.
  • Members have undertaken a minimum of 7 years of training after the completion of medical school.
  • The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training program requires a minimum of 5 years specialist Surgical Education and Training.
  • Members obtained a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS Plast).
  • The Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) is an award, fully accredited by the Australian Medical Council which is the only body authorised by the Commonwealth Government to certify all medical training.
  • ASPS is authorised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to offer post graduate surgical training programs for the specialty of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • ASPS offers research in the specialty of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • All ASPS members are recognized by Medicare Australia as specialist Plastic Surgeons.
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