Mummy Makeover Surgery: Are there Medicare Rebates for Tummy Tuck or Breast Surgery?

Do Medicare Rebates for Tummy Tuck or Breast Surgery Apply to my Procedure?

You don’t tend to expect that – when you’re expecting – breast feeding, pregnancy, delivery methods and weight gain can render your physique an entirely different version of itself than before you ever got pregnant.  This may be especially true if you have had more than one child, a multiple birth pregnancy, or a C-Section delivery.  If you have excess, saggy skin folds or unsightly stretch marks on your body, you may think about what a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) or Breast Lift can do for you and if Medicare rebates apply. Mummy Makeover procedures by Mr Richard Maxwell such as abdominal muscle repair or breast surgery AFTER pregnancy may be eligible for minor rebates from Medicare, which can potentially help you with some of the surgery costs; but it really depends on a number of factors and your eligibility for a rebate.  Cosmetic only procedures and others are not usually covered by Medicare.  Also, whilst some abdominoplasty surgery procedures or breast surgery might be eligible for minor rebates on the Medicare Reimbursement Scheme (MBS), many plastic surgery procedures may not be covered by Medicare.

Not all Mummy Makeover plastic procedures are eligible for rebates from the Medicare Reimbursement Scheme (MBS), but some may be partially covered.

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Read more details on the blog about the Frequently Asked Question by Mums who are wanting Tummy Tuck or Liposuction surgery to get a flatter tummy (or a Breast Lift or Breast Reduction to correct changes to the breasts from breast feeding or weight changes relating to pregnancy).

It’s important to know that any rebates from Medicare for plastic surgery, such as potential rebates Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) or Breast Lift or Breast Reduction Surgery procedures, are unlikely to cover a significant part of your surgery. The rebate may help a little, but most Mums are going to need to find other ways to fund their Mummy Makeover surgery procedures.

Visit the payment option page to learn some of your options, and DO check with your GP about your eligibility for MBS Plastic Surgery rebates.

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Will your private health fund cover your breast surgery or Tummy Tuck procedure?

Private health care funds may also offer some coverage for procedures, but you need to check directly with your FUND about your eligibility, waiting periods and other criteria. Also, good plastic surgery implies quality care and no cost cutting.

Discount cosmetic or plastic surgery isn’t a bargain if you want long lasting results, by a local Surgeon with FRACS qualifications (one of the highest levels of Specialist qualifications that a Surgeon can have for cosmetic surgery procedures).  Learn the difference by asking a Patient Care Coordinator for details by calling (03) 8849 1462.

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Can stretch marks be reduced by Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Stretch marks can be treated a number of ways by the Coco Ruby Skin & Anti-Ageing team, but although they can’t be taken away, you can sometimes REDUCE the appearance of stretch marks through surgery excision of the impacted skin (if it’s involved in the Tummy Tuck reshaping procedure) and through specialised skin care treatments such as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) using a DermaPen.  Ask Mr Maxwell about his Coco Ruby Skin & Anti-Ageing team.


Mr Richard Maxwell is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon for Mummy Makeovers in Melbourne.

Please phone us on (03) 8849 1462 or send us an enquiry form below.

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Are you wanting a Mummy Makeover to get your body back into smoother, firmer contours after pregnancy?

If you keep your expectations realistic, you CAN get a smoother, flatter tummy contour or more uplifted, firmer breasts again after pregnancy, though Plastic Cosmetic Surgery such as Abdominoplasty, Belt Lipectomy or Breast enhancement surgery.  Surgery is NOT a substitute for weight loss or healthy living, however. You’ll need to stay at a stable weight, eat healthily and exercise regularly to maintain a good physique after body contouring surgery or liposuction.

Send an enquiry form TODAY (below) to get started on your post-pregnancy makeover surgery procedures, or phone a Patient Care Advisor on (03) 8849 1444.

We look forward to helping you get your body contours back after pregnancy or weight changes.

Last updated: May 22, 2019
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Dr Richard Maxwell
Mr. Richard Maxwell graduated in medicine from Monash University in Melbourne in 1981. He trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Alfred Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit in Melbourne. He completed his training in 1989, gaining the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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