A guide to your first consultation. What to expect.

First Consult Download

What happens at your first consultation with Dr Richard Sakelariou – Plastic Surgeon in Sydney and Melbourne

A formal consultation with Dr Richard Sackelariou is an essential step before any surgical procedure can be planned. The first consultation can be done either virtually as an online virtual teleheath consultation or in-person at the clinic.

What can I expect at my initial meeting with Dr Richard?

At your initial appointment with your surgeon you will typically:

  • Spend time with your surgeon and nurse/patient coordinator
  • Have your photos taken
  • Undergo a physical examination by the surgeon
  • See photos of past patient results
  • Find out more about your recommended surgical options
  • Receive detailed information about your surgery
  • Go through the possible complications and risks of surgery
  • Begin Vectra 3D imaging, modelling and sizing options (for some procedures)
  • And find out about surgery pricing as well as available dates
  • This is also the time to ask any questions you may have

Please allow up to 1.5 hours for your initial appointment. It is very important to establish a strong relationship with your surgeon prior to surgery. You will spend time with both your surgeon and patient care coordinator/nurse at your first appointment. We strongly recommended you bring a supportive friend or relative along with you to help you process all the information and discuss your surgical options.

TIP: If you progress with surgery, a second consultation is usually needed for customisation and planning purposes, as well as to review the surgery details, schedules, risks and consent forms, and photographs. That second consultation is included in your surgery package price (but there may be a limit on time if you have surgery far in advance of your first consultation).

After Your Consultation

  • Following your appointment with Dr Sackelariou, you will feel that you have a good understanding of the procedure and its likely benefits and potential outcomes along with its possible risks.
  • This will enable you to make an informed decision as to whether you would like to proceed with the surgery.
  • You’ll also get a detailed Surgical Quote with Procedure Costs
  • A detailed estimate of costs will be prepared for you and can usually be given to you on the day.
  • This will cover the surgeon’s fee and estimates for the hospital/theatre and any other costs.
  • For more information about Prices & Payment Methods  – visit the Prices page.

Your Consultation Fee

The fee for your appointment with Dr Sackelariou is $300 for an online/virtual or in-person consultation. It is typically paid at the time of booking the appointment, by credit card.

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Where to Start

Achieving the body image you want is not always as easy as having a procedure, it is often just the part of the journey.

It is also important to ensure you are well aware of what each procedure involves, and whether or not it is the treatment for you.

Do your research, read the website pages and look at the Before and After Photo Gallery. Check and consider the qualifications and experience of your chosen surgeon or doctor.


About Dr Richard Sackelariou Plastic Surgeon

Dr Richard Sackelariou MBBS FRACS(Plas) is a Specialist Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive  Surgeon in Melbourne, Victoria and Sydney, Australia.

Dr Sackelariou is a highly sought-after Plastic Surgeon for precision procedures like nose reshaping, tummy tucks, breast surgery including transaxillary incision methods, implant removal/replacement and Breast Lift procedures.

He is particularly known for his signature surgeries – neck lift, facelift and eyelid rejuvenation procedures. He also performs expert cosmetic injections for facial rejuvenation.

Patients love his caring manner, his dedication to excellence and his extensive expertise in surgical planning for a natural-looking, harmonious result.

What’s Next

Book a Consultation with Dr Sackelariou in Melbourne or Sydney. A caring discussion with a Plastic Surgeon about all your options can really help. The best thing is to start with a phone enquiry and consider having a Consultation with Dr Sackelariou. Try the Free Nose Simulation Tool.


If you are considering cosmetic plastic surgery then Dr Richard Sackelariou is the specialist plastic surgeon for you.

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Dr Sackelariou can assist you in achieving your desired body image, helping restore you to a more youthful and confident self.

Your First Consult

1300 264 811

1300 661 362