Can I get a Medicare Rebate for Tummy Tuck or Breast Surgery?
Do you have excess saggy skin, skin folds or unpleasant stretch marks? If so you may want to consider what a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), Breast Reduction or Breast Lift could do for you. Any combination of these procedures can be called a Mummy Makeover. You might be eligible for a Medicare rebate for one or all of these procedures.
During your pregnancy your thoughts were most likely not on the permanent changes that your body was and would continue to go through over the coming months and years.
In addition to pregnancy, pre and post-baby weight gain and loss, method of delivery and breastfeeding (or expressing) can completely alter your physique into an entirely different version of itself that post-baby you might not recognise.
Women who have more than one child, have experienced a multiple-birth pregnancy, or a C-Section delivery might find the former statement to be especially true. While bringing a child into the world is a wonderful thing, the toll it can take on your body can affect not only how you see yourself but also your self-esteem.
Mummy Makeover Medicare Rebate
Mummy Makeover procedures by Dr Rebecca Wyten such as Breast surgery or abdominal muscle repair AFTER pregnancy could be eligible for a minor rebate from Medicare.
Firstly, this can potentially help lower any out of pocket surgery costs; however, it is heavily dependent on numerous factors including your eligibility for a rebate. Most cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures are NOT typically covered by Medicare. Whilst some Breast and Abdominoplasty procedures might be eligible for minor rebates on the Medicare Reimbursement Scheme (MBS), many plastic surgery procedures will not be covered by Medicare.
Secondly, its important to know that not all Mummy Makeover plastic procedures are eligible for rebates from the Medicare Reimbursement Scheme (MBS), but some may be partially covered.
Furthermore, it’s important to be aware that any rebates from Medicare for plastic surgery are unlikely to cover any significant part of your surgery. This includes but is not limited to Breast Lifts, Breast Reduction Surgery or Tummy Tucks. The rebate may assist slightly but most Mum’s are going to need to find other means to fund their Mummy Makeover procedure.
If you would like more information regarding payment options visit the payment options page to help determine the best payment method for you. Also, we would like to recommend that you DO check with your GP about your eligibility for MBS Plastic Surgery rebates.
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Will your private health fund cover your breast surgery or Tummy Tuck procedure?
Your private health care funds might offer some coverage for procedures. However it’s vital you check directly with your FUND about not only your eligibility but waiting periods and other criteria. Also, you need to ensure that you have a good plastic surgeon to preforming your procedure. Discount plastic or cosmetic surgery isn’t a ‘good deal’ if you want good long-lasting results. Make sure you pick a local Surgeon with FRACS qualifications (one of the highest levels of Specialist qualifications that a Surgeon can have when it comes to cosmetic surgery procedures). To learn the difference between qualifications please call us and ask to speak to our Patient Care Coordinator at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery on (03) 8849 1444
Do you want to get your body back into smoother, firmer contours after pregnancy? Then a Mummy Makeover with a possible Medicare rebate might be the procedure for you.
You can achieve a smoother, flatter tummy and/or firmer lifted breasts after pregnancy. If you have realistic expectations this can be accomplished through Plastic Cosmetic Surgery such as Belt Lipectomy, Abdominoplasty, or Breast enhancement surgery.
However, surgery is NOT a substitute for healthy living or weight loss. You need to eat healthily and exercise regularly and your weight needs to be stable to maintain a good physique after body contouring surgery or liposuction.
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What to do next?
Book a no-obligation consultation in Melbourne, Hawthorn or Berwick with Dr Rebecca Wyten. Discover your best Mummy Makeover options.
*Remember, each patient is different, and results can vary from patient to patient*.
Individual patients will have uniquely individual and varying results.