Top 5 Blogs of 2022

Breast Augmentation / Breast Reduction / Tummy Tucks / Breast Lift / Post Pregnancy Surgery / Medicare / Financing / Surgical Tips

27 Dec 2022

Top 5 Blogs of 2022

As 2022 draws to an end, we have put together a summary of our top 5 blog most popular blog posts of the year to help you plan for your own surgical journey with Dr Moncrieff in 2023!

Will Medicare fund my breast reduction?

Are your large breasts causing you 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 (abdominoplasty) 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?

This year we saw major changes to the Medicare criteria for abdominoplasty, with Medicare now assisting not only mass weight loss patients, but patients who have suffered severe abdominal muscle separation post-pregnancy too. While the Medicare rebate itself is modest, having private health insurance will reduce the overall cost from $26,200 out of pocket to $18,800 for your tummy tuck.

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

What is the “drop and fluff” process after breast implants?

Wonder what happens after breast augmentation? How soon will you look ‘normal’ and how long it will take to reach your final result? In this article Dr Moncrieff explains the ‘drop and fluff’ process and why it happens. While the focus is breast augmentation, a similar but less dramatic process happens with breast reductions and lifts too.

More information about the drop and fluff process, including photos of patient progress can be found here.

Post-surgical bloating and swelling

During the post-surgery recovery period, some of the most common questions our team receive are, “have I put on weight?” and “why do I look and feel so bloated?”

The good news is that these sensations are only temporary – but why do they occur and what can you do to help minimise the discomfort?

Find the answers in our article here.

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Practice Manager Jessica Laing

Blog Author:

Jessica Laing, Practice Manager, Hunter Plastic Surgery

About Jessica

Jessica joined our team in 2010 and has worked very closely with Dr Moncrieff as Patient Manager and then Practice Manager since 2015. 

Her commitment and care for patients is legendary. She has even won awards for her focus on service including at the 2020 Stevie Global Sales and Customer Service Awards as Young Customer Service Professional of the Year, as the Australasian Practice Manager of the Year at the 2019 MyFaceMyBody Global Awards and at the 2017 Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards. Jessica holds nursing qualifications and is currently completing her Bachelor's Degree in Registered Nursing.

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