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    Quote Originally Posted by pooks View Post
    3 c/s??
    I don't think 3 c/s alone would qualify, but if you had heaps of scar tissue that was causing problems or excess skin that was rubbing and getting infected it would.

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    Oh poo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pooks View Post
    Oh poo!
    Lol
    Medicare, as someone else said will only help cover costs when medically necessary, so if your 3 c-section scars aren't causing grief, they won't help cover it

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    It needs to be seen as a medical reason for doing the tummy tuck not just cosmetic - so if your muscle is badly split (and can't be fixed with physio), hernia, severe loose skin etc not just a bit of a flabby tummy that want to look nicer. I think it is up to the surgeons discretion - at present i am 'borderline' as to whether i qualify (according to the gp) so waiting to see what is said when i see the plastic surgeon.
    I will happily report back after my appointment and let people know what i've learnt re: criteria and costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emzy83 View Post
    Medicare, as someone else said will only help cover costs when medically necessary, so if your 3 c-section scars aren't causing grief, they won't help cover it
    No, I am rather lucky it's healed really well thanks for the info

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    Thanks heaps everyone! I doubt if I could convince anyone that mine were medically necessary...

    Does anyone know the ballpark costs for breast lift and/or tummy tuck if not covered by Medicare?

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    Bump! Does anyone know the actual costs?

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    It depends a lot on the surgeon, the anesthetist and the hospitals fees. My friend that had a breast reduction and lift was out of pocket just over $11,000 grand from first consultation to the last one...

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    http://www9.health.gov.au/mbs/fullDi...oteID&q=T8.103

    As you see, it is not much that you are covered by, and it is the medically needed stuff that is. Aneasthetic fees and surgical costs you basically recieve a return for. I know if medicare approves it, your private insurance in some cases will allow it to be covered in some way.

    Sorry I can't help with how much it costs overall, it varies so much depending on what you need and your skin, shape, etc. But you can get a free consult to see and go to different places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    Bump! Does anyone know the actual costs?
    They change from surgeon to surgeon & hospital to hospital.

    Only way to know for sure is to get a quote.


 

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