Patient Information

We will take the time to evaluate and discuss your condition to ensure you understand your diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan.

Fees and Rebates

What to expect

Initial consultation

An initial consultation for a new problem is $280 to be paid in full on the day. You will receive a rebate from Medicare of $81.30.

Follow up consultation

A follow up consultation is $180, to be paid in full on the day. You will receive a Medicare rebate of $40.85.

Surgical review

There is no fee for reviews in the first few weeks after your surgery.

Procedures in rooms

If you elect to have your procedure done in the RPS Rooms, you will be charged a consumables fee of $180 to cover the cost of the consumables used during your operation. You can also expect to be charged an out-of-pocket fee for your surgery.

Our fee structure does not include any pathology fees that may be charged.

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your scheduled appointment, please contact RPS at least 48 hours prior to your appointment on 03 9111 0012.

As our appointments are in high demand, early cancellation will allow other patients the possibility of seeing the doctor.

Cancellation or changes to a scheduled appointment time within the 48 hour notice period, may attract a cancellation/non-attendance fee.


Non Attendance and Cancellation Fees

  • A minimum of 48 hours notice, prior to your scheduled appointment time, is required for cancellation or changes to appointment times
  • Patients not attending or cancelling their appointment within 48 hours of their scheduled appointment time will be charged a non-attendance fee
  • The non-attendance fee for a standard appointment is currently $50
  • Please note no subsequent appointments will be booked until the non-attendance fee is settled
  • Any subsequent appointments will need to be pre-paid. This payment will be forfeited if you cancel within 48 hours or do not attend
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Our Process

Receiving an Initial Consultation

The type of procedure that you receive, the body parts that you are trying to reconstruct, and other factors may impact the effects of your reconstructive surgery. However, you can generally expect to begin this process by getting an initial consultation with Dr. Findlay.

During this meeting, Dr. Findlay is likely to look at your affected body parts and discuss the issues that you experienced after your illness or accident. He might also ask you to discuss your medical history and describe the changes that you would like to achieve in this part of your body. This may include clinical photography which allows for planning your surgery and monitoring your progress. This information can help him determine whether you might benefit from receiving a reconstructive procedure.

You can book a consultation here.


Preparing for Your Procedure

After you have scheduled your procedure, we can provide you with specific instructions about how to prepare for your reconstructive surgery. For example, we might instruct you to schedule some time off from your job and prepare a comfortable room in your house or apartment where you can rest during the beginning of your recovery period.

In addition to instructing you to set up a room in your home, we might advise you to recruit a friend or family member to help you with household tasks, childcare, and other duties for a couple of days.

Details of Your Procedure

Dr. Findlay can use a variety of different techniques to perform reconstructive procedures. These techniques can be adapted to fit the condition of your injured body part and the degree of correction that you are trying to achieve. He can provide you with more details about this process after your initial consultation is complete.

Beginning the Recovery Process

As you might expect, the type of procedure that received, your age, health, and other factors can all impact the duration of your recovery period. For example, if you received a complicated reconstructive procedure, you might have to spend a couple of weeks recovering at your home. We may instruct you to take medications during the beginning of your recovery period.

What Is the Difference Between Aesthetic and Reconstructive Procedures?

At RPS Melbourne, we provide reconstructive and aesthetic procedures to clients requiring reconstruction. In general, aesthetic procedures can be used to change the appearance of normal body parts. In contrast, reconstructive procedures are used to repair body parts that became damaged after an injury, accident, or illness or to correct congenital differences.

When used in combination, aesthetic and reconstructive techniques can be used to achieve the best possible outcomes.


Understanding Aesthetic Procedures

Reviewing some of the procedures that we offer may help you understand this difference. For example, Dr. Findlay can use implants to improve symmetry when one or the other breasts requires reconstruction. When this is undertaken purely into increase the size of breasts, it is an aesthetic procedure known as a breast augmentation. At RPS Melbourne, our specialty is managing patients requiring reconstruction with whatever techniques may be necessary to achieve the best possible outcome.

Dr Findlay is also actively involved in innovative clinical trials for new procedures and techniques that are not available to other surgeons.

Understanding Reconstructive Procedures

In contrast, a procedure that is used to reconstruct your breasts after an illness is a type of reconstructive procedure. If you have breast cancer, you might receive a mastectomy that alters the appearance of this area of your body. Dr. Findlay can use a variety of techniques to reconstruct your breasts. Since these techniques are used to correct the changes that you experienced after your mastectomy, including improving the appearance of both breasts, this procedure is a type of reconstructive surgery.

TAC / worksafe

Img 7376Work related injuries and TAC

We regularly take care of patients after they have suffered from workplace injuries. Contact us if you need care for your workplace injury or for a second opinion. Workcover and Transport Accident Commission is directly invoiced for those clients with a current claim.

Prior to making an appointment

Please fill out Our Patient Form, sign it and submit it to us.


We can submit the claim to Medicare on your behalf

Private health does not pay a rebate on out of hospital consultation.



Getting here and parking

Car Parking

2 hour metered parking is available along Clarendon Street and surrounding areas.

Epworth Freemasons has a carpark accessible via Albert Street.

St Vincents has a carpark accessible via Grey Street.

Public Transport

The number 75 and 48 tram both travel down Wellington Parade. Stop 10 or 11 offer a pleasant 12 minute walk up Clarendon Street beside Fitzroy Gardens to RPS Melbourne at Suite 2/ 140 Clarendon Street, East Melbourne.

Tram numbers 12 and 109, stop 15. From here it is a 6 minute or 500m walk to 140 Clarendon Street.

Various bus routes travel along Victoria Parade. Use the Victoria Parade/ Clarendon Street stop. It is a 5 minute walk along Clarendon St to RPS Melbourne.

If you are traveling by train, Jolimont Station has an exit on to Wellington Parade. From here, you can walk to approximately 600m up Clarendon Street.

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Distance from RPS Melbourne
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Dr. Michael Findlay

Our Melbourne specialist

The team at RPS Melbourne are committed to providing you with the best possible outcome.

The extensive specialist skills of our surgical team ensure that you are provided with surgical options designed to maximise form and function.

Dr Michael Findlay holds an impressive array of academic credentials, extensive professional experience and a personal commitment to patient satisfaction.