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    How can I reduce excess skin after large weight loss?

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    I have lost 83 kg and now have excess skin around my abdomen, thighs, arms and back along with very droopy breasts. As I am on WorkCover payments due to an old back injury, can any of the surgeries required to fix any of the above be done under Medicare and Private Health Insurance? (Particularly the abdomen, back and thighs)
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    Dr Carmen Munteanu

    Plastic Surgeon (Reconstructive & Cosmetic)

    Patients consult Dr Carmen Munteanu for many different plastic surgical issues, from trauma, post-traumatic sequelae, hand surgery to skin cancers, but in particular, her female … View Profile

    Weight loss is very rewarding and significantly improving your health. However, the skin stretch can be irreversible and residual pockets of fat usually remain. Plastic surgery with body contouring is the next step and it was proven to significantly maintain the results. Body lift and any other surgery, like arm, chest, thigh, breast lift can be of help. Following an accurate assessment of the problems as well as your general health and fitness for surgery, your surgeon will design a plan with you. Fairly frequently, a number of expenses will be covered by your private health insurance and Medicare.

    This will improve the symptoms and help with your back problems.

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