Your Patient Journey

Dr Stephen Kleid, ENT Surgeon, walks you through seven crucial steps in your patient journey from research to outcomes.

Your patient journey starts with research and finishes with long-term outcomes and follow-up.

Search – Researching your Procedure

  • Your surgical journey will usually start with thinking, dreaming and researching your procedure.

Select – Decide on your Surgeon options

  • Make a shortlist of the Surgeons you like.
  • Look at their before and after patient photos and read about other patients’ experiences online – read at their online reviews and patient forums.
  • Always get at least one opinion from an experienced specialist plastic surgeon.

Consult – Your Consultation withDr Stephen Kleid

  • Your First Patient Consultation is typically 60 to 90 minutes duration to professionally assess your concerns and desires and advise impartially as to whether surgery is a suitable option.
  • We can show you before and after photos of our patients.
  • We’ll also go through the technical components of the procedure, as well as, the major risks and complications that could occur.

What happens at the initial consultation with Dr Kleid?

  • Following your initial appointment, Dr Kleid’s Patient Liaison will examine your expected treatment costs, available dates, and, following an appropriate cooling-off time, schedule your operation.
  • Your Consultation Fee will normally cover all of your surgery-related consultations, including one or two pre-operative consultations before surgery and one-year post-operative appointments.
  • A Consultation with Dr Stephen Kleid is $600. If you wish to book an appointment please phone 1300 264 811 or email our friendly team to make a booking.

Prepare – Making Decisions and Pre-operative Assessment and Consultations

  • You’ll need to figure out everything concerning Medicare eligibility, private health insurance, and surgical funding before deciding on a surgery date.
  • Pre-admission exams and advice will be given to you before your operation. This, includes information on your medications, when not to eat before surgery, and what to bring into the hospital.
  • If you have allergies, special needs, or a medical condition, you will be seen at a pre-admission clinic to ensure that your visit is as safe as possible.
  • Your hospital’s surgery admission papers will be completed, and you will be given precise instructions.

Surgery at an Accredited Hospital or Procedure in Rooms

  • Your Anesthetist and the Hospital Staff will greet you warmly on the day of your procedure.
  • Dr Kleid will meet with you again and perform precise pre-operative skin markings that will serve as guidance in the operating room.
  • Dr Kleid and his competent surgical team will carry out the treatment.

Recovery – Post Operative Healing

  • We call your relatives after your treatment is complete and check on you in the Recovery Room before returning you to the ward.
  • The recovery suite is when post-operative care truly begins, with a time of observation. 
  • You will be treated for any discomfort or nausea after you have awoken. Although, in general, the more recent anesthetics are less likely to cause nausea. 
  • Then you’ll proceed to the hospital’s main ward, where a dedicated nurse will make sure you’re comfortable and fetch you something to drink or eat.
  • Intraoperative photographs of the “on the table” result are provided to you thereafter, if applicable. This is so you can see a quick result and know everything went well.
  • People who have undergone a local anesthesia can usually go home right away.
  • If you’ve had general anesthesia, though, you’ll need to stay for a few hours or even overnight.
  • Until you’re ready to go home, your surgeon and anesthetist will come to see you every day.
  • Before you leave, they will check and/or replace your dressing.
  • You will also receive appropriate painkillers, a discharge letter, and emergency contact details for your peace of mind.

7. Post-op Follow-up and Longer-term Results

  • After about a week, a skilled outpatient nurse and/or Dr Kleid will conduct post-operative reviews at the Hawthorn clinic.
  • We’ll see you in six to eight weeks, then again in six months. If necessary, you are welcome to schedule further sessions after this date.
  • As they get older, many patients contemplate various anti-ageing therapies and surgery.

Why Choose Dr Kleid for Rhinoplasty?

Dr Stephen Kleid
Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Dr Stephen Kleid is an experienced ENT Surgeon (Otolaryngologist) based in Melbourne with a passion for Septo-rhinoplasty, Septoplasty and a strong interest in Rhinoplasty Revision.

Dr Kleid’s Procedures

How can we help?

Dr Kleid’s Team takes pleasure in assisting you with any questions when considering a plastic surgery procedure. Please call the Hawthorn East clinic in Melbourne between 8 am – 6 pm on Weekdays.

Phone,  Email or Book a free 15-minute Call with Dr Kleid’s team.

What Next?

Want more information about your Procedure?

  • For more information about pricing and payment methods, please visit our page on Surgery Payment options.
  • Talk to our Patient Care Team from 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday on 
    1300 264 811

What to Bring to Your Consultation

  • If you like, please bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices.
  • Take a lot of notes and thoroughly examine the documents your surgeon provides.

How to Book a Consultation

  • Dr Kleids Consultation fee is $600 which includes a nasendoscopy ($300).
  • A referral from your Doctor is helpful to claim any Medicare or Health Insurance rebate but is not necessary for a consult.
  • Please contact the Patient Care Team at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery today to book your consultation.