Cosmetic Readiness Assessments

Have you identified a psychological risk in a patient where you feel like they might need extra support in making the decision to get a cosmetic procedure or surgery? 

Cosmetic Readiness Assessments are conducted by clinical psychologist, Dr Toni Pikoos, who has an in-depth understanding of both the benefits and challenges of cosmetic procedures. She has seen how cosmetic procedures can greatly enhance a patient’s psychological wellbeing and confidence, when a patient is motivated for the right reasons and in the best physical and emotional position to undertake a procedure. 

In addition to Dr Pikoos, we have a team of psychologists ready to conduct Cosmetic Readiness Assessments for patients who wish to undergo cosmetic surgery or cosmetic procedures with immediate availability. 

Our service is Australia wide, conducted via telehealth. 

We receive referrals from:

  • Doctors such as:
    • Surgeons
    • Dermatologists
    • Cosmetic Physicians
    • GPs
  • Cosmetic Nurses
  • Cosmetic Dentists 
  • Dermal Therapists 
  • Mental Health Professionals

We want to work together with you to achieve your goals, whether that is through cosmetic treatment or other means to enhance your self-esteem, body image and wellbeing. Our hope is that patients who do undergo cosmetic procedures after our assessments do so feeling more prepared, equipped with coping strategies and ultimately achieve better outcomes and more satisfaction with the results.

Dr Toni Pikoos

How do I refer a patient?

Direct from Cosmetic Practitioner

If you would like to refer us a patient directly, please fill out the form below or send us an email to 

Please provide some brief information about the reason for referral, and what cosmetic surgery or procedure has been requested. Please provide your patient’s contact details, with their consent. 

We will then contact your patient to book them in for a Cosmetic Readiness Assessment.

Following this assessment, we will send a brief letter back to you with our feedback from the session. We will determine whether the patient is at:

1) Low risk – indicating they are in a good headspace, with reasonable expectations and motivations for the cosmetic procedure. Our recommendations would be that they are ready to go ahead with cosmetic treatment without any additional input.

  • Coping strategies 
    We’ll talk about existing coping strategies that you already have, and any extra coping strategies you may benefit from to support you with having a good experience with cosmetic surgery or treatment. 
  • Recommendations
    We’ll provide recommendations to both you and your cosmetic practitioner about whether it is the right time for cosmetic treatment, or if we would recommend any additional support before, during or after the surgery.
  • Neutral and non-judgemental
    We know that the vast majority of patients experience benefits from cosmetic procedures, such as improvements in their confidence and self-esteem. We don’t want to stop you from getting these treatments, but rather we want to maximise the chances that you will benefit from them.

Toni and Ben have collectively worked with individuals with body image concerns for over 15 years. Throughout this time, they’ve come across many people seeking cosmetic procedures to improve their confidence and self-image, both successfully and unsuccessfully. This has allowed them to develop an intricate knowledge of the factors which are most likely to maximise patient satisfaction with cosmetic procedures.

At ReadyMind, we realised that psychologists and cosmetic professionals share similar goals, hoping to improve their patient’s self-esteem, confidence and quality of life. This experience, combined with years of science and research on the interaction between cosmetic procedures and mental health, led to the birth of ReadyMind.

Referrals for a Cosmetic Readiness Assessment