The cost of a consultation with Dr McHugh is $170, however, if you are able to obtain a referral from your GP, we would be happy to bulk bill the consultation for you instead through Medicare.  Please note that a referral is required if you proceed with surgery and wish to claim any surgical rebates through Medicare or your Health Fund.


We will be able to provide you with an exact quote following a consultation with Dr McHugh, where he will work with you to create a treatment plan tailored to achieving your desired outcomes.

Keep in mind that the cost provided below is only an estimate. Your costs may be higher, and will vary according to your private health coverage, the length of time the surgery is anticipated to take, your body type and desired outcome. 

To obtain an exact cost estimate for your surgery, a consultation with Dr McHugh is necessary.

As a rough guide, uninsured patients typically pay a total of $6060 - $8060 for the surgery, depending on whether you require surgery on both upper and lower eyelids, or just upper or lower.  

If you do have private health coverage, your out of pocket costs may be as little as your policy excess plus anaesthetic fees.

This fee is comprised of three components:


A rough estimate of Dr John McHugh's surgical fees for this procedure are approximately $3060 - $5060.  This fee may attract rebates through Medicare and private health insurance.  If you would like to ascertain whether you are eligible for these rebates, please quote item number  45617 x 2 (upper eyelids) and 45620 x 2 (lower eyelids) to Medicare and your insurer.  All aftercare and a compression garment is included in our surgical fees quote.



This procedure is performed at our clinic in Penrith or in hospital.  You will have the same surgeon, and typically, the same anaesthetist. If you have the procedure at our clinic in Penrith, our theatre fee for this surgery is approximately $1500 and is not claimable through private health insurance or Medicare.


If you are in a health fund and have hospital cover, you may elect to have this procedure in hospital as a day surgery procedure, and consequently this fee would not apply. Depending on your level of hospital cover, this fee may be fully covered or as little as your hospital excess.  You will need to ascertain your hospital coverage directly with your insurer.  If you do not have private health insurance but wish to have the procedure in hospital, the hospital fee is roughly $4000 - $6000, depending on the length of time your surgery takes.  


A rough estimate of the anaesthetic fee for this procedure is approximately $1500, depending on the length of time your surgery takes.  This fee is also partly claimable through private health insurance and Medicare.  Patients typically receive just under 50% of the anaesthetic fee back from Medicare.  To ascertain your level of private health cover, please contact your insurer.


If we can assist you further, or if you would like to book a consultation, please contact us on 02 4721 8838.