Q: How can I make an appointment to see Dr Yunaev?
A: For all appointments, contact us on 02 9819 7449. For email enquiries, please contact us on info@bbclinic.com.au

Q: Do I need a referral to see Dr Yunaev?
A: You do not need a referral from your General Practitioner to see Dr Yunaev. However, if you have a referral, there might be some rebates available on the costs of your consultation. Also, a referral will be required if your private health insurance will be involved on some of the costs associated with your surgery.

Q: What days does Dr Yunaev consult on?
A: Dr Michael Yunaev generally consults on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Q: How much is a Consultation?
A: The initial consultation is $250.

Q: What do I need to do before my initial consultation?
A: Arrange for necessary referrals, imaging or blood tests as required. The team at Breast and Body Clinic will advise you of any needed information for your initial consultation at the time of the appointment booking.

Q: What happens during my initial consultation?
A: At the initial consultation, Dr Yunaev will discuss you concerns and your goals of your proposed surgery. We will review your medical history and examine you to make sure the proposed surgery is safe. We will arrange further investigations as necessary. We will discuss the options available to you regarding your concerns.

Q: What is the waiting period for a consultation/surgery with Dr Yunaev?
A: The waiting times for consultation / surgery may vary depending on the type of surgery required; with more urgent cases being given priority.

Q: I am interested in undergoing a surgical procedure with Dr Yunaev. What should I do now?
A: Please arrange an appointment through our office number or email address: 02 9819 7449 / info@bbclinic.com.au

Q: What is the cost of surgery?
A: The cost of surgery varies from procedure to procedure. Some operations can be rebatable by private health funds if you see Dr Yunaev with a referral from your GP. For an estimate on your chosen procedure please contact us by following this link: Contact Page

Q: Will I need to go to hospital for my procedure?
A: For most procedure yes, occasionally minor procedures may be performed in our office.

Q: Can I use my private health fund with these operations?
A: That depends on the indication for the procedure. All primary breast augmentation surgery is non-rebatable, other procedures will vary depending on circumstances and indications. For more information please contact our office.

Q: What is the recovery time for the surgery I want to have?
A: This depends on the type of surgery. With most procedure we perform you will be up and about the same or the next day post procedure. Full recovery however may take up to 6 weeks.

Q: Do I need to have a General Anaesthetic?
A: Yes, your will need general anaesthetics for most procedures performed in hospital.

Q: Does Dr Yunaev consult and/or operate in my city/state?
A: Dr Yunaev consults and operates regularly from the below Sydney based locations:
Consultations locations:

  • St Luke’s Clinic, Hemsley House – 20 Roslyn St, Potts Point, NSW, 2011
  • Norwest Specialty Services – 9 Norbrik Drive, Bella Vista, NSW, 2153
  • St Jude Street Specialist Centre – 21 St Jude Street, Bowral, NSW, 2576

Surgery locations:

  • Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
  • St Luke’s Hospital
  • Norwest Hospital
  • East Sydney Private Hospital

Q: Does the cost of surgery need to be paid upfront?
A: Yes, the costs of all cosmetic procedures are paid upfront. Non-cosmetic procedures are billed on the first post-op review.

Q: Do you offer payment plans?
A: Yes, please contact our office on 02 9819 7449 for more information on payment plans.

Q: Will health insurance cover my surgery?
A: Some of the costs may be covered by your private health insurance, and in some cases it may be a significant cost reduction, but this will vary on your insurance type, level of cover and the procedure being performed.

Q: Does Dr Yunaev participate in GapCover etc?
A: Yes on selected non-cosmetic cases only.

Q: Where does Dr Yunaev operate?
A: Dr Yunaev operates from four different Sydney-based locations:

  • Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
  • St Luke’s Hospital
  • Norwest Hospital
  • East Sydney Private Hospital

Q: Does Dr Yunaev perform all surgery himself?
A: Yes, Dr Yunaev performs all the operations himself, with the help of a surgical assistant if required.

Q: What if I live outside of Sydney?
A: Dr Yunaev is a highly specialized and respected breast cancer surgeon in his field, as such, his regarded skills attract patients from interstate that travel to undergo a wide range of surgical procedures with Dr Yunaev. If you live outside Sydney and is considering having surgery with Dr Yunaev, please click here (link to travelling patients page) to visit our page with information for travelling patients.

Q: Do you provide finance for costs associated with surgery?
A: We can arrange for you to liaise with companies that offer financing plans for surgical procedures. Please contact our office for more information: 02 9819 7449 / info@bbclinic.com.au