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Medicare approves tummy tuck to treat post-partum pain and discomfort

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For young mums who have had their first, second, or even third child, the tummy area can be a source of discomfort. Post-pregnancy tummies come in all shapes and sizes, but some women are left with weak muscles and loose skin around their bellies after giving birth. Some women also experience abdominal and back pain after pregnancy due to abdominal muscle separation, a condition called ‘rectus diastasis’. The good news is that a new Medicare-approved tummy tuck procedure (‘abdominoplasty’) will become available for eligible patients on July 1st 2022. The ...
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Are My Post-Pregnancy Body Changes Permanent?

A woman’s body undergoes a variety of physical changes throughout the course of their pregnancy. While many of these return to their pre-pregnancy shape with time, there are certain body areas that may not look the same after having a child. Diet and exercise can often help women shed excess weight from pregnancy, but other treatments may be needed for those wanting to reverse lasting changes caused by one or more previous pregnancies. For those wanting to enhance their figure after having children, our specialist plastic surgeons at Pure Aesthetics ...
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The No Drain Tummy Tuck: What You Need to Know

How is the No Drain Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Technique Different From the Traditional Tummy Tuck Surgery? A no drain tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty according to any medical professional, uses a different technique than the traditional plastic surgery method that was used in the past. Weight loss, pregnancy, and even aging can cause sagging skin, loose skin that is stretched out, and even abdominal bulges that can make you self conscious or unhappy with your appearance. During a tummy tuck procedure the Sydney plastic surgeon will use sutures to tighten up ...
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Tummy Tuck FAQs

Can a Tummy Tuck Make My Stomach Flatter and More Attractive? According to Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Steve Merten a tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is one of the most common types of plastic surgery performed in Australia. Many plastic surgeons offer this procedure, and the plastic surgery reviews are full of comments and ratings for tummy tuck plastic surgery. You may want a tummy tuck because you have had children in the past and you now have a pouch that exercise and dieting will not eliminate. You could have ...
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Tummy Tuck Funding Removed from Medicare Schedule

URGENT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS CONSIDERING TUMMY TUCK/ABDOMINOPLASTY SURGERY Medicare no longer covering Abdominoplasty as of 1/1/2016 On Monday 21/12/2015 the Federal Government announced that the Medicare item numbers for abdominoplasty, and related item numbers, are being removed from the Medicare Schedule, effective 1/1/2016. This is contrary to previous advice that this was only being “considered” for mid-2016. If a procedure is removed from the Medicare schedule, it becomes “cosmetic”, and you will not be able to claim any rebates for the surgery, nor will any private health insurance cover hospital ...
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How Soon After Pregnancy is Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Safe?

With the increasing popularity of “mummy makeovers”, it is no surprise that many women feel increasing pressure to return to their pre-pregnancy bodies rather quickly after delivery. Although there are a variety of options available after pregnancy to quicken the process that diet and exercise can sometimes accomplish, there is also a wide array of factors to consider prior to going under the knife. The most common mistake that new mothers make is to rush too quickly into making a decision about getting cosmetic plastic surgery. After delivering a baby, a woman’s ...
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The Three Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries After Pregnancy

Being pregnant and having a baby is undoubtedly a beautiful thing; however afterwards you may not be feeling as beautiful and youthful as before. For this reason, a large variety of after pregnancy cosmetic plastic procedures exist to help mothers in need. If you want the body and appearance you had before the children came along, then you may want to choose from post pregnancy cosmetic procedures available. Known in the media as ‘mummy makeovers’, these cosmetic procedures are very commonly performed and are becoming increasingly popular. That being said, ...
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