Can a labiaplasty be covered by Medicare?

Can a labiaplasty be covered by Medicare?

Medicare won’t cover non-therapeutic cosmetic surgery and non-therapeutic plastic surgery procedures. In other words, if you are wanting a Labiaplasty because you don’t like the look of your labia you will not be covered.

Can plastic surgery be covered by Medicare?

Plastic surgery is very common after significant weight loss and is generally covered by Medicare.

Do I qualify for labiaplasty?

Being 18 years of age or older. Having physical discomfort while sitting, exercising, or having sex. Being self-conscious due to labial size or appearance. Having labial tears resulting from childbirth.

Can you make payments for labiaplasty?

The cost of labiaplasty is not as expensive as many other cosmetic procedures and at Restore SD Plastic Surgery we offer financing options to allow for smaller monthly payments through our partnerships with Care Credit and Alphaeon.

Does Bupa cover labiaplasty?

And private provider Bupa says the procedure is purely cosmetic and does not offer financial cover for the procedure.

What surgery is covered by Medicare?

Medicare covers most medically necessary surgeries, and you can find a list of these on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). Since surgeries happen mainly in hospitals, Medicare will cover 100% of all costs related to the surgery if you have it done in a public hospital.

Why is cosmetic surgery not covered by Medicare?

Where cosmetic surgery is voluntary or not needed to improve or maintain your health or normal bodily functions, it is considered optional (also referred to as ‘elective’) and not medically necessary. This means it’s unlikely to be covered by any private health insurance policy or Medicare.

What surgery is not covered by Medicare?

Generally, any medical services which Medicare covers and are listed under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) can also be covered to some extent by private hospital insurance. However, services such as elective cosmetic surgery, some dental procedures and laser eye surgery are not listed on the MBS.

What surgical procedures are not covered by Medicare?

Does Medicare Cover Surgery? Medicare covers surgeries that are deemed medically necessary. This means that procedures like cosmetic surgeries typically aren’t covered. Medicare Part A covers inpatient procedures, while Part B covers outpatient procedures.

Can you finance labiaplasty?

Stressful financial complications do not have to be a factor in delaying your treatment at our practice. We accept most major credit cards, these include VISA, American Express, Discover, and MasterCard. Additionally, we offer CareCredit as a special financing option.

Is Gynaecologist covered by Medicare?

Contact the clinic before you attend if you are unsure of the cost. Obstetric and gynaecological fees are covered by Medicare if you receive care in a public hospital. Obstetric and gynaecological fees are covered by some private health funds but your coverage will depend on your insurance policy.

Does Medicare cover tummy tucks?

Medicare only covers tummy tuck surgery if it is deemed as a medical necessity. Medicare does not cover elective cosmetic tummy tucks. Patients can get coverage under Medicare if it is deemed as a medical necessity by their GP. You need to have a valid medical referral and meet the strict criteria.

Is labiaplasty covered by Medicare?

Because in most cases there is not a medical indication for labiaplasty, the procedure is not subsidized under Medicare. However, your consultation appointments to see Dr Raelia Lew to seek her advice about labiaplasty as an expert gynaecologist will achieve a Medicare rebate.

How much does labiaplasty cost in Victoria?

The average fee for labiaplasty in Victoria without the Medicare rebate is $5,500. The items you will be paying for are the consultation (if these fees are applicable), surgeon’s fee, theatre fee, anesthetist’s fee plus pre and post op reviews.

What is labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is the surgical reduction of the outer folds of the female labia. It is also known as ‘labia majora surgery’, ‘labia minora surgery’, ‘labia reduction surgery’ and ‘labioplasty’.

How much does a labia minora reduction cost?

There are many individual variables but as an indication labia minora reduction starts off at around $4900. What are the risks of labiaplasty? All surgical procedures carry inherent risk.