Planning a Budget for my Surgical Holiday

Planning a Budget for my Surgical Holiday...

Planning a Budget


It is important for you to have as clear a picture as possible of what costs you are going to need to budget and allow for.

There are several key areas and if you know these upfront then there should be no hidden surprises.

Administration, Booking, International Co-Ordination Fees $600 Aud

These fees and charges are included in your surgical quotes. The portion of these fees are paid at the time of booking, for the services that are Australian based and will be itemised and deducted from your surgery costs. All surgery and hospital fees are paid in country of treatment. These fees are non-refundable.

Care Packages Client Support Services $500 Aud

These fee and charge cover the client support services you will need during your recovery. These fees are compulsory as your health, wellbeing and safe recovery is of the utmost importance. These fees are partially refundable (less an administration cost) if your surgery does not proceed.

6 Month Post Care Package & Assistance Guarantee $155 Aud

Absolute Beauty Asia stand by their services, care and support of our clients long after the decision to have your surgery overseas has been made. We will continue to support and nurture you during the return 6 months of your healing journey. If any concerns, or complications arise we will be there with our Assistance Guarantee to ensure you have a full and confident return to health. These fees are partially refundable (less an administration cost) if your surgery does not proceed.

Surgical Fees:

These costs are dependent on the surgery you have requested and what your surgeon has recommended is best for you. You will be given a clear indicative of these costs before you make your booking. Payment for surgery requires a 50% deposit at the time of booking. Your funds and/or deposit are refundable less an administration fees if you decide not to proceed. Fees for all procedures are set by the current regulatory hospital boards and are not set by surgeons or MT agents.

Consultation Fees Pre-Testing Fees:

Depending on which hospital you are attending you will be advised if there is to be a consultation fee and what testing is included in you surgical fees and if there may be other tests necessary. The consult fee will be indicated if it is not part of your surgical costs as will the extra pre-testing costs.

Accommodation Costs:

If ABA is arranging you accommodatin then these costs are payable at the time of booking. Your accommodation payment is refundable subject to the hotels own booking policies. Once travel has commenced then no accommodation costs are refundable.

Flights:

We no longer arrange flights.

Travel Insurance:

This cost is your own responsibility and we strongly recommend that you arrange insurance as soon as you have made your booking payment and deposits. You will need to have insurance to cover your baggage, cancellations, general accident and accidental death (not attributable to surgery) etc. Please note that your surgery is not covered by your Australia Insurance such as Medibank Private.

**Entry & Exit Visa for Indonesia. There is a charge of US$45 payable upon entry to Bali and 150,000 IDR / approximately AU$15 payable at exiting Bali. Please allow for this in your budgeting.

Surgical Garments:

Depending on what surgery you are undertaking, it may be necessary to have garments fitted to assist you in your recovery. These Garments are a necessary investment in your immediate and long term recovery - they are unavoidable. These garments range in cost from approximately AU$100 - AU$300 Aud and you will be advised at the time of booking.

Surgical Garments for your up and coming surgery can be pre-ordered through BodyPlus Garments. BodyPlus specialise in pre-fitting of your garments and can arrange delivery before you leave Australia. Please use the link below to contact them directly for further assistance and advice.

**ABA reserves the right to charge a minimum of $100 Aud for each/any amendments to your arrangements once your booking is confirmed**

Budgeting - Breast Augmentation - Example For Destination Phuket
  • Breast Augmentation from Aud $4400
  • Client Service Support Fees Aud $375
  • Accommodation - 10 nights mid range Aud $750.
  • Flights - Return from Aud $550

 

TOTAL PACKAGE COST ESTIMATION: Aud $6075*

*Example based on non complicated Breast Augmentation with round silicon implants, return flights with Airasia from Perth June 2015, 10 nights at midrange hotel such as Ibis Patong.
Different departure port and hotel selections will alter example costs.
Does not include private travel insurance, surgical garments, private expenses, meals or Country Visa costs.
Exchange rates as at 1/6/2015.
Example is indicative costing only for budgeting purposes.

Example does not reflect our Bali or KL destination

Testimonials

  • TH, Perth WA
    Abdominoplasty
    Bali 2017

    Hi Michele, The tummy tuck was the best thing I have ever done. It has given me a new surge with life, regarding nutrition, well being and fitness. My recovery down time was exactly like you said. I am 8 weeks post op, I have taken it easy, like instructed, and now I am getting back to training to where I was before. The hospital and staff in Bali were awesome, and very professional. I am keeping in contact with a few of the nurses (via Instagram). This is a decision I am very pleased I went with. I was a little nervous at first, but thanks to Michele for her thorough information, and any questions I had, the whole transition was very smooth. So Thankyou Michele, you are a game changer!!

  • PM, Melbourne Vic
    Breast Augmentation
    KL 2016

    I chose Absolute Beauty Asia when I met Michele at the Every Woman Expo in 2015. I'd wanted to get breast augmentation for about 20 years but was too scared. That changed when I met Michele. I immediately felt comfortable and excited at the prospect of going through with surgery. I was reassured and informed right from the get go and 6 months later I arrived in KL. My customer support lady was the best and we are still firm friends. The surgeon made me feel supported in my decision and I was treated with care and professionalism at all times. I cannot speak highly enough of everyone that was involved in my journey. I am extremely happy with the results and cannot speak highly enough of Michele and her team.

  • CF, Melbourne Vic
    Bariatric Surgery
    KL 2016

    I cannot thank yourself, Rosalind, Dr. Tikfu Gee and his team enough for your major roll in my new life and the future I now have before me. The whole experience has been so easy with your help guiding me through the process here of payments and paperwork and completely organising everything with the doctors, hospital and accommodation over there. All I had to do was show up!

  • A & E, YS Melbourne Vic
    Breast Surgery KL 2013

    I had previously been to PCMC and found the hospital to be absolutely amazing. My treatment there was just fantastic. Results perfect. The staff truly cared so much for me. I'll be back.

  • CL Melbourne Vic
    Breast Surgery KL 2013

    We went to PCMC (mother and daughter) when my daughter had surgery as I wanted to view the facilities for myself - Wow, nothing like we have here in Australia for a private hospital. Although I was not a patient I was blown away by the service and attention that was given to my daughter (ML). I would highly recommend anyone to PCMC. Wonderful staff, nursing and surgeons. Also Absolute Beauty staff were just the best. Thank you Michele - very caring and thorough person.

  • G, Melbourne Vic
    Dental Treatments 2013

    Thank you ABA for all your help when I had my dental procedures done at BIMC. I am so happy with my results. BIMC - Fantastic. Natalie Fantastic. Michele Fantastic. ABA left no stone unturned and the attention and level of service was exceptional.

  • AS, International
    Multiply Surgery KL 2013

    My attention, care and support at PCMC 110%, surgical results and skills 120%, Absolute Beauty Asia 150% - so on the ball. No secrets, tell it as it is surgery and the kindness and support that was given during my recovery and return - spot on. Highly recommended. Don't leave anything to chance. You can go cheap and cheerful or go where your health and well being really mean something. Well done ABA. Thank you Michele.

  • SH WA
    Breast Surgery Phuket 2013

    Thank you for making everything work out so well for me in such a short space of time. I can't believe the change in how I look - I am so pleased as is a much relieved husband. Everything went like clockwork. PIAC was fabulous, surgeon excellent and of course my support person Unchulee was so wonderful. I would highly recommend using ABA. The follow ups, txts, emails and calls - never left in the dark or worried. Should have done it sooner.

  • AM, Kuala Lumpur
    Male Liposuction KL 2014

    I recently had my surgery with Dr Yap at Prince Court Medical Centre in KL. ABA made the entire process flow so smoothly. Michele spent time answering all my questions and directed me to literature to ensure I knew exactly what my surgery entailed. At not one point did I feel pressured to go ahead if I didnt want to - in fact on the morning of the procedure the surgeon again (Dr Yap) told me that if I was unsure I could walk away with a complete refund. This really was about patient satisfaction. Michele kept in contact during the arranging...

  • HAP, NT
    Breast Lift & Breast Surgery KL 2014

    I have just had a breast lift and augmentation with Dr Yap and his team. They are the most amazing , professional group of people and have given me outstanding results. The Prince Court Medical Centre Hospital is also the most amazing hospital have ever set foot in. It is more like a 5 Star Hotel and the only time it ever smelt like a hospital was when I was attending theatre. I have been visiting the team daily for a week and still have few more follow ups until i return home, but have enjoyed there amazing VIP treatment. My experience...

  • JA, WA
    Face/Neck Lift, Rhinoplasty Phuket 2104

    Thank you Michele for all your energy into making my plans fall into place. You worked so hard with such care compassion and honesty to make sure I got all the information I needed to make the right decisions. Meeting with you was so lovely - yes you do as you say you will and never let me down. I cant wait to see my final results - yes I know, be patient !! Very happy to refer clients to both you and to PIAC.

  • JP, NSW
    Breast Surgery Phuket 2014

    I have had many dealings with ABA, Michele and her staff overseas. I am more than happy to recommend them to my friends, family and anyone considering having surgery overseas. Caring, professional, upfront and honest. Thank you for making a difference in my life and for my wonderful new assets.

  • W & K F, Melbourne
    Dental Implants KL 2014

    I was a dental patient at Imperial Dental Specialist Centre in March 2014 and both me and my wife had treatments. I would just like to thank Dr How and his staff for the excellent, friendly and professional service that was given to us while we were at their centre. Every aspect of our visit was 10/10 - excellent,excellent, excellent !! I have been recommending to all of my family and friends to go to KL to have their tretment done at IDSC. Michele at ABA made all of our arrangements and I have just met with her to tell her how happy and impressed we both are...

  • MW, Melbourne
    Abdominoplasty, Liposuction Bali 2014

    Hi my name is MW my story starts a long time ago. I was a bigger girl when I fell pregnant but after having my son by c-section, I was left with a large apron of skin. Even though I walked everywhere and exercised, that left over skin just wouldn't shift. So for years I lived with it. Steadily over 20 years the weight gains became more and increased the size of the apron. So in 2005 I joined a gym with my sister. I lost heaps of weight but not that apron!! Then someone suggested a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty...

  • JJ, Melbourne
    Facelift & Rhinoplasty Phuket 2014

    Michele ...Again, thank you for all your help. I am really feeling the benefits of the Absolute Post Op Support especially!! I wouldn't have found a great surgeon like Dr Rushapol without your help. And to hand the assistance of Unchelee during my stay was priceless. I think that some patients misunderstand the importance of hiring a facilitator to guide them through the process of having surgery in another country, the language barrier, finding a reputable surgeon and accommodations in a peaceful environment to heal in and now to have post op support...

  • KM, NSW
    Bariatric Sleeve Gastrectomy KL 2014

    Having being overweight my whole life, I decided to do something about it - but I knew I couldn't do it on my own, I needed help. Researching weight loss surgery online, I soon realised that I couldn't afford to have the surgery in Australia, so I started to look for places I could have it done overseas. I was concerned about whether or not a hospital outside of Australia would have the same standards as an Australian hospital. I contacted Michele at Absolute Beauty Asia, and she answered all my questions. I was able to meet with Michele before...

  • B, WA
    Breast Surgery Bali 2014

    My experience with Michele and her team in Bali was excellent. Michele made regular contact with me throughout the whole process beginning to end, including follow ups post surgery. The support team in Bali was great and I'm glad they were there to ensure I was at my appointments and hospital on time and to ensure I was cared for post surgery. Bali Royal Hospital was one of the best hospitals I have ever been in, Dr Vivi and the medical team were fantastic. I highly recommend ABA, Michele and her team and having surgery in Bali.

  • CI, SA
    Face Lift Bali 2014

    Thanks for your follow ups and emails Michele. Yes, 5 months & all is going well or perhaps I should say.. as I expected. Many of the numb areas are going & the tingling sensations are returning to the normal feeling which is weird, but I do massage the areas & use a good moisturiser, so it is looking very good.I have no regrets in having the procedure done & the professionalism of the entire experience was excellent. I knew as soon as I met Dr Vivi that she would do a great job - such a gentle nice person. There is not one thing I can complain...

  • AG, NSW
    Dental Veneers Bali 2015

    Just wanted to say thanks. The dentist at BIMC was awesome and today's treatment cost just over $400. I have another treatment next week which should be about $300 which brings my total up to @$1000 inc your fee. I honestly thought it was going to cost me over $4000 but it was so cheap!!!! Can't thank you enough for all your help and advice :-)

  • KJ - QLD
    Breast Reconstruction & Dental Restoration, KL 2015

    A heartfelt thank you to you Michele. You put in so much hard work just to make this all happen for us and we are truly grateful. Your team here in KL is outstanding. Ros has really looked after us brilliantly going over and above what we expected. We couldn't have coped without her here. We have loved it here in KL and I am plannin g for my next trip ... for other 'touch ups'. Just don't tell anyone yet! tee hee! The dentist has done an amazing job. I was in tears when I saw myself...I can't describe to you what this has done for my self-confidence...

  • WF,Melbourne
    Dental Implants & Oral Rehabilitation 2105

    Hi Everyone, this is my second visit to the Imperial Dental Specialist Centre and I cannot give it higher enough praise!! It is a well organised, ultra-modern dental surgery/clinic. The staff are all friendly and very helpful to all their clients. Dr. How Kim Chuan & Dr. Arlena Philip Lee are so so professional and well trained in their skills of dentistry. Every procedure is checked and doubled with each other to make sure that the dental procedure is completed correctly and if there are any problems, it is thoroughly discussed and explained to you before anything...

  • BT, VIC
    Bariatric Weight Loss 2015

    Hi all at ABA... I wanted to write to you and your readers to let them know of my experience and surgery in Malaysia â€" KL that I booked with ABA. I'm a 58 year old woman who has had weight issues all my life. In retrospect I recognise that as a child I wasn't overweight, rather a sturdy well built child however, I was constantly told (By my brothers) that I was ''big". As I got older and did put on weight, somehow I saw this as normal for me and allowed weight gain to continue. I wasn't obese, just overweight, until that is, I started my family...

  • GC, INDONESIA
    Bariatric Weight Loss 2015

    Hi Michele, I just wanted to send you an email to tell you how much my mum and I appreciated ABA & Ros's services whilst we were in KL. Ros was fabulous and visited me everyday, accompanying me to all of my appointments. Her nature was very caring and she is very reliable. Both myself and my mum felt very comfortable both before my surgery and after because of Ros. In my opinion she really is fabulous ather job! Dr. Gee is the best and nicest surgeon I have ever met. So caring and insightful. He even gave me his whatsapp no. to msg him whilst he was in Japan if I needed anything...