The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons says that reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies.
Reconstructive surgery is used to improve or correct areas of the body damaged by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma or injury, infection, tumours or disease. It is generally performed to improve function, but may also be done to help restore a normal appearance.
The procedures that are normally covered by Health Funds in Australia are:
- Breast Reconstruction
- Breast Reduction
- Hand Surgery
- Cleft Lip Palate
- Hand Surgery
- Skin Revision
- Skin Cancer
- Tissue Expansion
The procedures that are not normally covered by Health Funds are:
Indications for Men
Skin Rejuvenation and Resurfacing
Although in some cases as I mentioned on Health Funds cover costs of Cosmetic Surgery some of the expenses of cosmetic surgery are also paid by Health Insurances accoring to what I have been explained by a few doctors that I have contacted to ask about costs of cosmetic surgery.
In general, Health Insurances do not cover the doctors’ fees for cosmetic surgery but they do cover the hospital expenses.
It is best to ask your surgeon and make sure with your Health Fund about what they cover or not before making such a decision.
I am not promoting Cosmetic Surgery, I am just presenting this information here for your convinience. If you contact any doctor or health fund listed here please tell them that you found them at www.sydney4women.com.au