What you need to know
- Excess skin removal can be covered by all Silver and Gold policies.
- The table below lists some policies from Finder partners that can cover excess skin removal.
- Policies start from around $169.48 per month.
Excess skin removal is covered in some Silver Plus and Gold policies. The table below lists some policies from Finder partners that cover excess skin removal, typically with a 12-month waiting period because it will be considered a pre-existing condition.
All prices are based on a single individual with less than $90,000 income and living in Sydney.
Yes but only if it is considered medically necessary. It is typically covered under "Plastic and reconstructive surgery (medically necessary)" which is included in all Silver policies and above.
To get approved, you typically need to meet all of the following conditions:
Medicare will pay for 75% of the MBS costs if you receive treatment as a private patient in a private hospital. There are a few different Medicare item numbers associated with excess skin removal – all depend on the type of procedure you will receive. For example, 30177 is for a lipectomy.
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