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28 Dec 2023

Top 5 Blogs of 2023

As 2023 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 2024!


Will Medicare fund my breast reduction?

Are your large breasts causing you back and shoulder or neck pain? So now youโ€™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 $32,000 out of pocket to $22,500 for your tummy tuck.

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


Who is the best Plastic Surgeon in Newcastle?

Are you doing your research and find yourself Googling, โ€œWho is the best plastic surgeon in Newcastle?โ€

I bet you came to this article expecting I would say you had found the answer!

But no, the actual answer is a lot more complexโ€ฆ it is actually another question, โ€œwho is the best Plastic Surgeon for YOU?โ€

Find out more here.


Implant Revision: What are my Options?

Not 100% happy with your outcome after a breast augmentation? Or perhaps you have had your breast implants in for many years, and weight fluctuations, pregnancy and gravity have altered your result?

The good news is that we are here to help. Learn more about your options are for implant removal or replacement surgery with our clinic, and how to begin your surgical journey with us here.


Post-surgical bloating and swelling

During the post-surgery recovery period, some of the most common questions our team receive are, โ€œhave I put on weight?โ€ and โ€œwhy do I look and feel so bloated?โ€

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

Find the answers in our article here.


Ready to start exploring your surgical options?

If you are considering plastic surgery with Dr Moncrieff in 2023, begin your journey with a $100 Vectra 3D Surgery Simulation. Find out more here.


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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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