Breast augmentation health insurance Medicare cover.

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AvatarAnonymous asked 5 years ago

Hi….I am 40 years of age with 2 children, the youngest being 5 years old.  I am 164 cm and weigh approximately 43 kgs.  I have always had small breasts but struggle even with an a cup at the moment.  In the event where I qualify for augmentation due to constricted breast what is the likely out of pocket cost for me?  I am with nib and have top cover.  Further are you aware of any surgeons that specialise for this type of procedure?  I would be happy with a b or c cup. many thanks stella

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TrishTrish Contributor answered 5 years ago

Hi Stella,
Prices vary greatly from surgeon to surgeon.  We always suggest consulting with at least two qualified Australian Plastic Surgeons in order to not only compare prices, but to identify which one you are more comfortable with and will suit your needs.  Here is a link to our directory – I would recommend any of our Featured Surgeons!  As the prices vary so greatly it is hard to identify how much you will be out of pocket – a breast augmentation can be anywhere between $6,000 and $20,000 depending on the surgeon, implants, hospital, etc.
A qualified Plastic Surgeon will be able to advise if you might be eligible for a Medicare Rebate – generally any surgery purely for cosmetic reasons is not covered, but again, ask your Plastic Surgeon.
Hope this helps.  Best of luck on your journey!  Trish


Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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