Hello, and thanks for your question.
The "apron" or saggy looking skin is common in many women after childbirth and for patients following dramatic weight loss or simply a decrease in general body tone and shape as the years go by.
In your case, you may require a slightly modified technique of tummy tuck due to your previous C-section surgery, but abdominoplasty surgery is certainly possible and will help create a flatter, smoother tummy for you.
Medicare does give a rebate for this surgery, but the Medicare item number is related to weight loss rather than to any other past medical procedure including Caesarean section. Health fund rebates will follow suit if a Medicare item number applies to your surgery.
Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery requires a lot of expertise and skill, and experienced surgeons will not provide this level of service for the Medicare and health fund rebate alone, so there will always be a 'gap' for the surgeon's costs. Hospital expenses, usually to the tune of thousands of dollars because a tummy tuck patient will need to stay in hospital for anywhere from 2-6 nights, will be met by your Health Fund if you meet the criteria for Medicare and have a high enough level of fund cover.
Tummy tuck surgery is very technical and is individualised to each person's body.
Your best option, really, is to seek the advice of a qualified Plastic Surgeon who will examine you and discuss with you your specific concerns. That way, you can find out what options are most appropriate for you.
I hope I have helped you.
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