Breast enlargement

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AvatarAnonymous asked 6 years ago

Hi, looking for some help. I am a mother of 3 kids aged 3-7. My breast have never been particularly big but more so now after the kids and breast feeding all three. I reLly don’t need to wear a bra at all and as a result feel somewhat self conscious and would prefer not to show my breasts to my partner. Can you please advise if it would be possible to claim a breast enlargement through Medicare as it is really expensive in Adelaide.

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Dr Damian MarucciDr Damian Marucci Contributor answered 6 years ago

Hi. Unfortunately breast enlargement procedures aren’t covered by medicare. Private health funds also don’t cover this procedure. Sorry!

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Dr Patrick BriggsDr Patrick Briggs Contributor answered 6 years ago

Breast enlargement as a surgery is viewed as purely cosmetic by Medicare and no rebate will be provided.

Dr Patrick Briggs

Dr Patrick Briggs is an internationally trained Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon based in Perth, Western Australia.

Dr Naveen SomiaDr Naveen Somia Contributor answered 6 years ago

Breast enlargement is not covered by Medicare.

Dr Gavin SandercoeDr Gavin Sandercoe Contributor answered 6 years ago

There is no Medicare item number for a breast enlargement under the circumstances you describe. The only item numbers that apply for breast implants through Medicare are either in the context of breast reconstruction after cancer or breast asymmetry.

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