Cost of Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown toenail treatment can be carried out during your initial consultation and this service is provided at the cost of our standard podiatry consultation fees. This ‘conservative’ treatment involves trimming away the ingrown portion of the nail to provide immediate relief. For many people this type of ingrown toenail treatment is all that is required to manage their ingrown nail.
If the nail is too painful then a local anaesthetic injection may be provided to manage the pain. There is an additional $50 charge for this local anaesthetic.
If your ingrown nail is a recurrent issue and is unable to be treated by the standard ‘conservative’ treatment then you may benefit from ingrown toenail surgery.
We offer both permanent and non-permanent surgical procedures and there are a variety of reasons that you may opt for one over the other. It is best for you to talk to your podiatrist to determine which procedure is best for you.
Non-permanent Correction of Ingrown Nail
Non-permanent ingrown nail surgery involves removing a portion of the nail, which is growing in, right down to the base. Firstly a cold spray is used on the skin and then we numb your toe with a local anaesthetic. We only remove a small portion of nail so that the recovery can be is as quick as possible. The nail may not grow back ingrown, but there is a risk that it may. The cost of this procedure is $250 and $50 for any additional edge.
Permanent Correction of Ingrown Nail
Permanent ingrown nail surgery involves removing the nail right down to the base and applying a chemical to neutralise the nail matrix so it does not grow back again. We try to take out the minimal amount of nail so that your toenail will still look normal again after it has healed. We still use the cold spray and anaesthetic. The cost of this surgery is $500 and $50 for any additional nail edge.
A follow-up review appointment is also recommended 3-5 days after either type of ingrown toenail surgery, for which there is a standard consultation fee.
Ingrown Toenail Surgery Cost with Insurance
Ingrown toenail surgery costs in Australia may be covered by private health insurance. Please talk to our team and we can provide you with the relevant item numbers for you to obtain a quote through your health insurance. We have a HICAPS terminal and are able to process your claim on site.