Medicare for Abdominplasty

Will Medicare Cover my Abdominoplasty/ Tummy Tuck?

Medicare Coverage for Medically Necessary Abdominoplasty Procedure You’ve probably heard of “tummy tuck,” medically known as Abdominoplasty, a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen, tightening the abdominal muscles. While some consider this procedure for purely aesthetic reasons, others may need it to address functional issues caused by excess skin
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Plastic Surgery for Women in Sydney

Plastic Surgery for Women in Sydney

Top Plastic Surgery Procedures for Women in Sydney Plastic surgery includes a wide range of procedures designed not only to alter appearance but, more importantly, to address medical concerns. In Sydney, the interest in plastic surgery among women has grown significantly, driven by advancements in medical technology, the availability of highly skilled professionals, and increased
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Cosmetic Surgery for Women in Sydney

Cosmetic Surgery for Women in Sydney

Guide to Cosmetic Surgery Procedures for Women in Sydney Sydney, a city renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and cutting-edge medical facilities, has emerged as a leading destination for cosmetic surgery. From subtle enhancements to complex procedures, the demand for cosmetic procedures continues to grow, driven by different motivations. Whether you’re considering a minor adjustment or
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Cosmetic Surgery for Men in Sydney

Cosmetic Surgery for Men in Sydney

Options for Cosmetic Surgery for Men in Sydney In recent years, Sydney has seen an increase in the number of men turning to cosmetic surgery. This surge is reflective of a global trend where the stigma surrounding male cosmetic procedures is diminishing. Cosmetic surgery for men varies widely, from minimally invasive treatments like dermal treatments
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Plastic Surgery for Men in Sydney

Plastic Surgery for Men in Sydney

Guide to Male Plastic Surgery in Sydney In the last few decades, more and more men are seeking cosmetic procedures. This change reflects a broader cultural acceptance and understanding that cosmetic modifications are not just for women. Men from all walks of life and ages are considering plastic surgery to alter their appearance, tackle age-related
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Exercise after Breast Augmentation

Exercise after Breast Augmentation

When to Start Exercise after Breast Augmentation Breast augmentation surgery represents a significant decision for many. Women considering the procedure should be aware that the path to full recovery and the attainment of optimal results extends beyond the surgical procedure itself. Exercise, when approached correctly, plays a fundamental role in this journey. Sydney Specialist Plastic
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Medicare for Thigh Lift

Medicare for Thigh Lift Surgery

Medicare Coverage for Thigh Lift Surgery Thigh lift surgery, a procedure designed to reshape the thighs by reducing excess skin and, in some cases, fat, aims to result in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body. This surgery is particularly relevant for those who have experienced significant weight changes, leading to
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How to prepare for abdominoplasty

Preparing for Abdominoplasty Surgery

Your Guide to Preparing for Abdominoplasty Surgery Abdominoplasty is a complex surgical procedure aimed at removing excess skin from the abdominal area. In this blog, Sydney Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Michael Kernohan aims to provide you with thorough and practical advice on preparing for abdominoplasty surgery, ensuring you are well-informed and ready for both the
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Medicare for Breast Reduction

Will Medicare Cover Breast Reduction Surgery in Sydney?

Medicare Cover for Breast Reduction Surgery Breast reduction surgery is a procedure designed to alleviate discomfort from overly large breasts. The surgery involves the removal of excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin, aiming to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with excessively large breasts. In
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Medicare for Gynaecomastia

Will Medicare Cover My Gynaecomastia Surgery?

Medicare Coverage for Gynaecomastia Surgery in Australia Gynaecomastia, a condition marked by the enlargement of breast tissue in males, is a topic that often raises many questions and concerns. This condition, while not widely discussed, affects a significant number of men at various stages of their lives. The reasons behind its development can range from
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Medicare for Arm Lift

Medicare for Arm Lift Surgery

Does Medicare Cover Arm Lift Surgery in Sydney? Arm lift surgery, medically termed ‘brachioplasty’, is a procedure performed to alter the appearance of the upper arms. This type of surgery is considered by individuals seeking to remove excess skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow. The primary objective is to reshape this part
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Sleep after Abdominoplasty

Tips for Sleeping after Abdominoplasty Surgery

Comfortable Sleep after Tummy Tuck – Abdominoplasty Surgery Undergoing abdominoplasty is a significant step that involves also a journey towards healing and recovery. An often overlooked yet essential aspect of this journey is the quality of sleep you get post-surgery. Sleep, a vital component of any recovery process, can be particularly challenging after such a
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Medicare for Body Lift

Medicare for Body Lift Surgery to Remove Excess Skin

MBS Item Numbers for Body Lift Surgery Body lift, a complex surgical procedure, has raised numerous questions regarding its coverage under Medicare. The answer to whether this procedure can be claimed on Medicare isn’t straightforward. It involves a complex interplay of medical guidelines, individual circumstances, and specific Medicare policies. In this blog, Sydney Specialist Plastic
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Sleep after Breast Reduction

Tips for Sleeping after Breast Reduction Surgery

Strategies to Sleep Better after Breast Reduction Surgery Breast reduction surgery is a medical procedure that many individuals undergo for various reasons. While the surgery can offer many benefits, the recovery period is an essential aspect that requires attention, particularly when it comes to rest and sleep. Sleeping after such a procedure may present challenges
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Medicare for Breast Lift

Will Medicare Cover My Breast Lift Surgery?

Medicare Criteria for Breast Lift Surgery in Sydney In Australia, Medicare represents the foundation of the healthcare system, providing access to a wide range of health services for all Australian citizens and permanent residents. This public health insurance scheme is designed to ensure affordable, or in some cases, no-cost access to necessary healthcare. In this
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Sleeping better after body lift surgery

Tips for Sleeping after Body Lift Surgery

The Importance of Proper Sleep Post-Surgery In the process of recuperating from body lift surgery, sleep emerges as a key component. Its importance cannot be understated, especially in the context of surgical recovery. When you sleep, your body undergoes a remarkable transformation, shifting from the day’s activities to a state of healing and rejuvenation. This
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Medicare for Fleur de Lis Abdo

Will Medicare Cover My Fleur De Lis Surgery?

Medicare Cover for Fleur De Lis Surgery Navigating the complexities of healthcare coverage can often be confusing, particularly when it comes to specialised surgical procedures such as Fleur de Lis (Abdominoplasty) surgery. In Australia, Medicare plays a central role in providing access to necessary medical treatments, but understanding what is covered, especially for specific surgeries,
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Reducing Bruising after Fleur De Lis Surgery

Reducing Bruising after Fleur De Lis Surgery

Causes and Solutions to Manage Bruising after Fleur De Lis Surgery Undergoing Fleur De Lis surgery is associated with significant changes in body contour. However, like all surgical procedures, it comes with its share of post-operative challenges, one of which is bruising after Fleur de Lis surgery. In this blog, Sydney Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr
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Recovery After Top Surgery

Recovery after FTM/N Top Surgery

How Is the Recovery after FTM/N Top Surgery? FTM/N top surgery is a gender-affirming procedure designed for transgender men and non-binary individuals seeking a more masculine chest appearance. The procedure involves the removal of breast tissue and the reshaping of the chest to achieve this desired outcome. In this blog we will discuss what to
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Will Medicare Cover Gender Affirmation Surgery

Will Medicare Cover Gender Affirmation Surgery?

Medicare Coverage for Gender Affirmation Surgery in Australia Gender affirmation surgery, also known as gender confirmation surgery, is a significant step in the transition process for many transgender and gender-diverse individuals. It’s a series of medical procedures that align individuals’ physical appearance with their gender identity. As awareness and understanding of transgender health needs grow,
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Medicare for Eyelid Surgery

Will Medicare Cover Eyelid Surgery?

Medicare Coverage for Eyelid Surgery You may be overwhelmed by the complexities of Medicare and Private health insurance. Knowledge of Medicare can aid in your understanding of how it works. Medicare is a government-funded health care system that provides Australian citizens and most permanent residents with access to a broad range of health services at
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Silicone strips for scar reduction

Silicone Strips for Scar Management after Plastic Surgery

How Effective Are Silicone Strips to Reduce Scars? An inevitable consequence of undergoing surgery is scarring. While some scars may fade and become barely noticeable over time, others can be raised, discoloured or unsightly. Scar management is the process of minimising the appearance and impact of scars after plastic surgery. Proper scar management techniques can
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Cosmetic Surgery Regulation

New AHPRA / Medical Board Regulations for Cosmetic Surgery from 1st July 2023

Important Notice for Cosmetic Surgery Patients The Medical Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) are making some changes to make sure that cosmetic surgery is even safer and better for patients like you. Here are the key changes you need to know: We know this might sound like a lot,
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Recovery after breast augmentation surgery

Recovery after Breast Augmentation Surgery

Tips for a Better Recovery After Breast Augmentation Breast augmentation surgery can help with the appearance and the size of the breasts using breast implants. Procedures like breast augmentation can be performed with scars hidden under the breast. The procedure can be performed as a day surgery, which means that you can go home the
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Recovery after breast implant removal

Recovery after Breast Implant Removal

Tips for Recovering After Breast Implant Removal Surgery Breast implants are prostheses that are inserted into your breast for cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. There are two types of breast implants: one is saline-filled implants and the other is silicone-gel-filled. These implants may require removal or replacement every 10-15 years or sooner if there is a
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Recovery after breast reduction

Recovery after Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Surgery – Tips for Recovering After Breast Reduction Surgery Overly large breasts or heavy breasts that are out of proportion can cause neck, back, and shoulder pain due to the added weight. They can also limit physical activity. Breast reduction surgery can make your breast smaller and take a significant weight off your
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Recovery after abdominoplasty

Recovery after Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty

Timeline and Tips for Recovery after Abdominoplasty Surgery An abdominoplasty procedure is very popular body surgery. Losing a significant amount of weight or going through multiple pregnancies can leave you with saggy skin folds on the abdomen. This saggy skin can be removed during the abdominoplasty procedure and the abdominal muscles can be strengthened. The
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Recovery after eyelid surgery

Recovery after Eyelid Surgery – Healing after Blepharoplasty

Eyelid Lift Surgery – Tips for Recovering After Blepharoplasty Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can change the appearance of your eyes by getting rid of excess skin, muscle, and fat. It is one of the most common types of plastic surgery. The surgery can help by resolving droopy eyelids, sagging brows, and bags underneath
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Why you should quit smoking before plastic surgery

Why you should Quit Smoking before having your Plastic Surgery

Top Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Kernohan explains how Smoking and Nicotine Impacts Your Plastic Surgery Recovery and Results  Smoking is a lifestyle choice and is generally regarded as a bad habit. Numerous medical studies show that smoking is terrible for your health, and it is made apparent with the pictures on the cigarette boxes when
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SMAS vs deep plane facelift

SMAS vs Deep Plane Facelift

Which is the Right Facelift for Signs of Ageing- SMAS Vs Deep Plane Facelift A facelift is an efficient facial rejuvenation procedure popular nowadays. There are several types of facelifts to choose from depending on your desire. The Deep Plane Facelift and SMAS Facelift are two very common techniques. Although they have some similarities, there
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Recovery after facelift

Recovery after Facelift Surgery Sydney

Facelift Surgery Recovery Suggestions and Recommendations The recovery period after the facelift surgery can be tricky, if you are not aware of the things you need to do and the others you need to avoid. To get optimal results after your facelift surgery, make sure you choose a highly experienced plastic surgeon. Dr Michael Kernohan
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Presentations and Publications of Dr Michael Kernohan

Dr Michael Kernohan’s Research Interests – Publications and Presentations

Dr Michael Kernohan has spent years developing his expertise in facial surgery and plastic surgery. Double qualified – in both Dentistry and Plastic Surgery – his postnominals are BDS FDSRCS MBBS MRCS MSc FRCS(plast) FRACS(plast). Here is his list of presentations, publications, research interests and training. Dr Kernohan’s Publication and Presentations Presentations to learned Societies
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Project Natalia

Dr Kernohan transforms a life – Project Natalia – a Humanitarian project at Liverpool Hospital

Project Natalia – Plastic Surgeon Dr Michael Kernohan helps change the life of an Indonesian woman with rare genetic disorder – Neurofibramatosis (massive facial tumours) WARNING – GRAPHIC and CONFRONTING IMAGES BELOW Dr Michael Kernohan Plastic Surgeon and Associate Professor Bruce French Cardiothoracic Surgeon have helped change the life of 26-year-old Ms Natalie Asperay from
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