Large, heavy breasts can not only be embarrassing and affect your confidence, but their weight can result in a number of health issues, including neck and back pain, limitation of activities and skin chafing and rashes. Many women suffering from the discomfort of overly large breasts opt for breast reduction surgery, however the cost can be a limiting factor.
Dr Mark Edinburg, Medical Director at the Eden Institute in Sydney, is a highly regarded plastic surgeon and expert in breast reduction procedures. He provides thorough consultations and assessments with each client to ensure all concerns are addressed, while simultaneously aiming to achieve the most natural look possible. Although the surgical procedure is quite expensive, he will discuss Medicare and health fund rebates that may be applicable to you, with the goal of minimising your out-of-pocket expenses.
With the proper organisation of your finances, you can obtain the highest rebate possible.
Here are some financial tips and considerations:
- There are numerous medical loan facilities available. However, patients more commonly make arrangements with their plastic surgery specialist directly.
- Private health insurance policies cover plastic surgery for breast reduction and will provide a rebate for the costs of the procedure (depending on the health cover level). Rather than make assumptions about your cover, find out exactly what your insurance covers by reading the health insurance policy, cross referencing with the Medicare Item Number or simply calling and asking your health insurance company directly. If you are looking to join a new private health insurance company, it is recommended that you compare funds through the private health government website. Note that most funds make their clients wait 12 months after becoming a member before covering costs.
- There is always a gap payment. Even though health funds will cover your hospital stay (worth a few thousand dollars) and health funds plus Medicare will rebate some money for your plastic surgeon and anaesthetist, there is always a gap for these fees.
- Another method is by accessing your superannuation funds under exceptional circumstances under “compassionate grounds” including procedures for the treatment of chronic pain.
If you would like more information on Breast Reduction or would like to book a consultation with Dr Edinburg, please contact The Eden Institute on (02) 8814 5800.
It’s normal for your facial features to lose definition as you age, but rather than let nature and ageing get the better of you, you can enlist the help of these preventive tips and age-defying treatments to restore youthful-looking features.
Stepping up to the sink in the morning, you wonder when your beard turned so gray. As you peer into the mirror, you notice the fine lines around your mouth are growing deeper. Your spouse walks by and asks what you’re so mad about but it’s just the pronounced furrow in your brow that makes her wonder. Adding to this are sagging cheeks and under-eye bags, which make you look tired and, quite frankly, old. It didn’t use to be this way!
Pregnancy will change your breasts. Another pregnancy will change them even more. In fact no other nine month period will change a healthy woman’s body so rapidly.
Breasts become larger during pregnancy, but after nursing a baby, they can decrease in size and even start to flatten and sag.
A Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty procedure, involves tightening the abdominal apron of loose overhanging skin, the abdominal muscles, and their connective tissue (fascia) with stitches, to help re-contour the abdominal region.
Enhancing your breasts is a big decision and not one to be taken lightly. As with any Cosmetic Surgery, there are many different factors to consider before undergoing the procedure. My goal is to always ensure that Breast Augmentation leaves my patients feeling great and looking natural, with an implant size and shape that’s tailored to suit their body shape.
Have you tried our medical grade skincare Aspect Dr yet?
Why not give it a go this month and get a FREE Aspect Dr ‘Try Me’ Kit worth $44 with ANY Medispa purchase. What better way to try this beautiful range, or even use it as a travel kit. Contains: Deep Clean Facial Cleanser, Active C serum, Multi B Serum, plus Reveratrol Moisturising Cream.
Swimming, sun exposure and humidity all play havoc with our skin during the warmer months. The Eden Institute Medispa offers a range of state-of-the-art Lasers that can be
adjusted according to your skin type, to achieve best results and refresh your post-Summer skin. For sun damage and lack lustre skin, Phototherapy – BBL™ can help to restore your skin to its natural beauty without surgery or downtime. BBL™ is an intense pulse light therapy (photo facial) which uses advanced technology to produce younger looking skin that is firmer, more even in tone and texture, with little recovery time. BBL™ can precisely target age and sun spots, small facial veins and treat many other skin conditions such as acne. Eden’s expert team of specialist Registered Nurses works under the guidance of Dr Edinburg to assess your skin and prescribe the right technology to restore your skin.
A Mummy Makeover can help you escape the ‘mum bod blues’ and say goodbye to droopy boobs, saggy tummy and those dreaded extra bags of fat that suddenly appeared during your pregnancy. Dr Edinburg can help you restore your body contours with beautiful, natural looking results. The Mummy Makeover can address a variety of issues.
There’s a reason and a season for everything, including the right type of
plastic surgery. Autumn and winter are often the best times to schedule your surgery, according to Dr Edinburg.