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  1. Hi All Well I was super excited today to start ringing surgeries to get an idea of out of pocket for tummy tuck. Tummy tuck is required due to weight loss. I have private health insurance and I'm really shocked (obviously naive) at the costs I've been quoted . It has ranged from $3500-12k here in Adelaide. I had a breast reduction last year and that was $1k out of pocket. Has anyone been quoted cheaper than the $3500k. Thanks from stressing.....😭
  2. Hi Lovlies! I've looked at the forum's for months and finally decided to join :-) before I get into my questions and other peoples opinions/stories I want to start with a quick background on myself and previous surgery... When I freshly turned 18 (literally the same week) I had a breast reduction.. I went from an F to a C cup and at the time I also weighted ~85kgs Now I'm 21 and have lost 32kgs since my reduction (which probably sounds like 'too much' but I'm only 5"3!) since my weight loss my breasts are absolutely horrendous.. I'm a small C/large B cup currently and due to the huge weight loss my breasts have really taken a toll. They look like I'm about 60 years old (incredibly saggy) and my areola use to be in portion with the size of my breast but now take up majority of my breast.. I can't show any cleavage because no matter which bra I wear the areola 'peeps' at the top and middle because it takes up so much of my breast.. I won't even take my bra off in front of my boyfriend I am that self-conscious about it and it really upsets me. Bikinis are even out of the question. I've been fitted by multiple people because I thought maybe I had the incorrect size but it's because my areola's start at the very top of my breast. They also sit incredibly low as well.. to give a visual my breast starts at a lower height than my armpit and reach to my elbow when braless. Anyway.. so now I am wanting a BA and breast lift. Has anybody else known somebody to have a reduction then a BA years after? It sounds ridiculous, even to me! Many people say "you had them made smaller now you want big again!?" My main goal is to achieve perky, rounded breasts with small areolas. I like the look and shape implants can give to the breast and I only want to go up to a D cup. I want to go see Mark Lee because I've heard fantastic things. However, the cost is a huge issue for me. I don't have $15k I can use to blow on cosmetic surgery (or anything at that!) and being a full-time student who works casually I highly doubt I will get a loan approved form anybody. SO.. here is my next question.. can this at all be covered by private health insurance or not? Or any surgeons known in Perth who would bill as 'medical' rather than 'cosmetic'?? that is how I got my reduction.. Because I am petite/small framed F cup breasts where far too heavy and took over my torso almost! so I had it covered because it was a medical issue (then I lost all my weight because I could finally run/workout) The reason I am posting here instead of discussing with a surgeon FIRST is I wanted to see if anybody had similar stories or know surgeons who I can tell my issues and them be happy to assist with billing me 'medically'.. basically I don't want to waste my time and couple hundred $$ consultation fee or waste the surgeons time if this is utterly pointless. I don't want to appear 'rude' but I am absolutely desperate. Thanks ladies Please feel free to share any stories and opinions
  3. Hi, I am very new to all of this, so I'm sorry if this has already been discussed. I have consulted with Dr Hamish Farrow, for a mild-moderate tubular breast reconstruction. He has recommended Augment & Mastopexy. I don't know of anyone who has had this procedure and only knew of Dr Farrow as he was the reconstructive surgeon during my mums mastectomy. He did an amazing job on her however it was a very different procedure using her own tissue etc. Every medical professional my mum encountered after her surgery had extremely high praises for Dr Farrow as did my mum especially concerning his rapport, always making her feel extremely comfortable. I have read good things on the forum about Dr Farrow but nothing direct from a patient. I am quite confident in booking with him and didn't consider additional consultations until I read the forum where most people went for several consults. It seems Hamish Farrow, Mark Ashton, and Craig Rubenstien seem to be the 3 who do the reconstructive procedures. I have been approved by medicare and I was advised to take out Private Health Insurance however there is still a $7000 gap as medicare only cover $1500 of surgeons fees. My PHI cover implants and hospital and the recommended medicare fee. My PHI advised of their gap cover scheme but couldn't explain further other than if the Dr agrees I only have to pay $500 gap + hospital excess.. Does anyone have any experience with the medicare/PHI gap scheme side of things. Any info would be greatly appreciated
  4. Hi girls. So today my surgeons assistant called to tell me that I have been grated Medicare approval for my breast augmentation (I have tuberous breasts) Anyway, I have never had private health (im a dental nurse and get trt done for free, so paying for private health when I dont really needed seem pointless), however my Drs assisstant has said now that I have medicare approval I can get private health cover for my BA too... I looked into it and cover would cost me approx $100 a month for 12 months (Im not sure how much I would actually get covered). It would also mean I would have to wait to get a BA, Im currently booked in for Jan 13th 2014. Im just unsure if its necessary to get the private cover? Im sure girls have gotten BAs without private health beofre right? Im aware of the benefits, but Im paying for this by cash and Ive been saving so hard for so long, I just dont want to bloody wait, especially if I wont get "that" much back... My main reason for wanting it sooner is that im in Uni holidays and I wanted as much recovery time as I could get before I go back to uni and to work.
  5. I've done a forum search and there doesn't seem to be a thread on just private health insurances. I am trying to get it sorted for myself and just want to know who you went with for private health insurance and why? Any bad experiences with a previous or current provider? Thanks
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