The cost of a consultation with Dr McHugh is $170.


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.

Facelifts are Dr McHugh’s specialty, as he is the only dually qualified Maxillofacial and Cosmetic Surgeon in Australia.  This enables Dr McHugh to deliver a natural, fresh looking result through over 20 years of experience working with both the superficial layers and the muscular structure of the face.  Dr McHugh only performs deep plane facelifts, working with the muscular structure of the face, which achieves a much more natural, youthful result when compared to superficial facelifts which simply stretch skin tighter over the muscle and often require surgical revision within ten years.

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, patients typically pay a total of $20,400 - $22,400 for the surgery.  Medicare and private health funds do not offer any rebates for this surgery.

This fee is comprised of three components:


A rough estimate of Dr John McHugh's surgical fees for this procedure are approximately $12,000.    All aftercare and a compression garment is included in our surgical fees quote.



The hospital fee is roughly $6000- $8000 based on a typical surgery time (hospital fees are determined by length of surgery).


A rough estimate of the anaesthetic fee for this procedure is approximately $2400, depending on the length of time your surgery takes. 


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