Weight loss surgery

Q & A’sCategory: Surgical ProceduresWeight loss surgery
AvatarSam asked 4 years ago

Hi  Trish
i had a lap and procedure 14 years ago and lost 45 kg. I have put on 15kg after 2 children. I have a large apron that covers my girly bits and large droopy breasts that hung down to my waist that cause significant neck/ shoulder pain. Are there any procedures that I could have that are claimable under Medicare. I am on a health care card and have top private health insurance. I live in Melbourne.

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TrishTrish Contributor answered 4 years ago

Hi Sam
OMG Big congrats on your weightloss! Well done! I have been in exactly the same position as you and have put on 15kg as well, but I’m determined to get that off in the next few months. In June 2016 I saw Dr Craig Rubinstein from Cosmetic Surgery for Women for a revision tummy tuck (multiple belt lipectomy) and I am extremely happy with my results, and the pre, during and post op service provided by Dr Rubinstein and his team. As far as I understand there are medicare rebates available for massive weightloss patients. Great that you have top private health insurance as that helps so much, so your ‘gap’ would be less. 
I’d suggest get a referral from your GP to go and see a plastic surgeon, so they can tell you exactly what you might be entitled to and costings etc (each case is individual and you’d need a physical examination). 
Here’s a link to Melbourne Plastic Surgeons to help you make an informed decision.
Hope that helps, and we’d love you to keep in touch.


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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