Initial Consultation

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation, especially in the case of emergencies. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and then a subsequent appointment to provide treatment on another day.​

​Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

–  Your referral letter and any OPG (oral x-ray) if applicable

–  A list of medications you are presently taking


All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.​

A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anaesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink six hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.

​Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (e.g., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).

​OPG’s (Oral X-Rays)

​If your dentist or doctor has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional imaging is required, Dr McHugh will refer you for this.

Dr John McHugh plastic surgeon
About Dr McHugh

Dr John McHugh is Australia's only surgeon qualified in both Maxillofacial and Cosmetic surgery.

His dual specialisations enable him to deliver excellence in surgical results, with an eye for aesthetic beauty.

With over 20 years of experience as a surgeon in the private sector and performing international aid work as a Surgeon Commander with the Royal Australian Navy, you can have confidence that Dr McHugh is uniquely qualified and trusted to deliver the results you seek.