Top 5 blogs of 2019

Breast Reduction / Tummy Tucks / Medicare / Financing / Surgical Tips

29 Dec 2019

Top 5 blogs of 2019

It’s now the end of another year and while you are relaxing over the break or just thinking about surgery in the new year, you might find these top 5 articles from 2019 helpful for your surgical journey.

Will Medicare fund my breast reduction?

Are your large breasts causing you embarrassment, breathing problems, back and shoulder or neck pain? So now you’re Googling if there is a Medicare rebate for a breast reduction.

The answer is yes, the rebate itself is around $1,000 but importantly, you must be entitled to the Medicare item number to ensure that your private health insurance kicks in.

To find out more about the Medicare item number and how this helps with the cost of surgery, visit the article here.


Can I claim a tummy tuck from Medicare?

Ready for a change? Have you been battling with excess skin and muscle separation, either as a result from children or weight loss? But is there a Medicare rebate on a tummy tuck?

Medicare will provide a modest rebate if you satisfy the weight loss criteria introduced in 2016. Importantly, having private health insurance will reduce the overall cost from $20,000 out of pocket to $13,000 for your tummy tuck.

To find out more including the Medicare item number to check with your health fund, visit the article here.

Minimising scars from plastic surgery

Practice Nurse Alecia explains the variables of scarring and the top 4 tips you can do to minimise the appearance scars after surgery in her article here.

Do we offer payment plans?

Yes. Here at Hunter Plastic Surgery we offer our patients payment plans in advance of their breast augmentation, breast reduction, tummy tuck and other plastic surgery that Dr Moncrieff provides.

To read more about how this works, other financing options and more visit our article here.

Can you use your Superannuation for surgery?

Are you considering surgery but don’t have savings or access to medical financing? Or perhaps you’ve heard of other patients gaining access to their super to pay for surgery?

Superannuation is accessible when there is a serious medical condition and the patient has no other means to fund the surgery. Successful claims include the following procedures: breast reductions, tummy tucks and lifts post weight loss surgery, and removal and implants for medical need.

To read more, click here.

Ready to explore your options?

If you are considering breast surgery, you may like to book a $100 Vectra simulation. Find out more and book online here.

Practice Manager Jessica

Blog Author:

Jessica Laing, Practice Manager, Hunter Plastic Surgery

About Jessica

Jessica joined the Hunter Plastic Surgery team in 2010 after being a patient of Dr Moncrieff’s. She has worked very closely with him since then and supports our patients throughout their surgical journey.

She has even won awards for her focus on service including as the Australasian Practice Manager of the Year at the 2019 MyFaceMyBody Global Awards and at the 2017 Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards.

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