Plastic surgery for post weight loss changes are onerous for both the surgeon and you as the patient. The costs of surgery outlined below as well as some common procedure combinations.
I have included the relevant information on the Medical item numbers that may apply to these procedures, the cost, anaesthetic costs as well as the rebates you may be eligible for from Medicare and your Private fund.
Options for Paying the Surgery and anaesthetic fee:
- Pay outright from savings, credit cards or personal loans from different credit providers.
- Superannuation Funds. Some people choose to access their accumulated superannuation funds. Whilst we generally advise caution accessing your super as it may impact your retirement savings, there are provisions to release your super funds on the basis of chronic pain or depression resulting from your condition.
- You can apply to your super fund yourself – see the government guidelines https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/applying-early-superannuation-release
- or you can enlist a third party to help you through this process: www.mysupercare.com.au
- Pay over time: you can pay part of the surgery cost up front and then pay the remainder over time,
typically over 12 or 18 months. Please ask our staff about the details.