I live in newcastle, nsw, australia. Is breast reduction for large breasted women with back and neck problems ie. Neck surgery etc, covered by medicare?

Breast reduction. Medicare does cover breast reduction if you meet their criteria. A plastic surgeon can walk you through the process.
US most of the time. Large breasts do give back pains, shoulder pains , gait problem in walking, to these poor woman when all of this is properly documented, and submitted to insurance companies , they approve for the procedure in usa. Do not know in australia.
Could be. It seems like you might be a candidate for breast reduction. With proper documentation it might be covered. Unfortunately, with medicare, you won't know if it is covered until after the procedure is done and your doctor bills for it.

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Breast reduction I am 33, without children I have constant pain in my neck, back and shoulders and very bad migraines which I'm not sure if that can be a factor as well. I am considering breast reduction surgery I know I will have to quit smoking before

Breast . Breast reduction surgery for women who have large breasts and suffer from chronic neck, upper back and shoulder pain is certainly a reasonable possible course of action, after other courses of action have been exhausted. It often makes the muscular headaches better. It does not unfortunately improve migraine headaches. That will need further evaluation and is often improved with medication, diet alteration, and avoiding migraine triggers. Mammography or breast ultrasound is a very reasonable test due to your strong family history of breast cancer. You will need to speak with your physicians and insurance company to see if this is a covered benefit. Remember that a test may be reasonable but still not covered by your insurance company. You might need to be forceful. Hope this info helps. Read more...
Reduction helps. Breast reduction surgery has been shown to significantly improve or relieve symptoms of head ache, back ache, neck pain, shoulder pain, etc. Somewhere around a pound or more of tissue needs to be removed from each breast to have an improvement in symptoms. Read more...
Good idea. Large fallen breasts can contribute to all of those symptoms. A reduction should have a significant improvement on all of the above. Read more...
Stop Smoking. Nicotine behaves as a vasoconstrictor of vessels thereby decreasing blood flow to tissues ( that need to receive blood flow to heal after surgery).  a decrease in this blood flow may result in wound healing problems and/or tissue death. Patients should avoid forms of nicotine ( smoking, gum, patches), especially prior to procedures involving flaps such as breast reduction, tummy tuck, facelifts. Read more...

Will male breast reduction surgery improve my back pain? I know some women have back problems due to larger breasts. Could a male breast reduction improve my back issues as well? .

Breast . Breast reduction improved a woman's neck and upper back pain because of the size, weight and mobility of the breasts. Female breast reduction removes weight, and lifts the breast to firm the remaining breast tissue. Male breast reduction is not likely to have the same effect unless you are a d-cup or larger. If you have lower back pain, relief is even less likely. Since I have never examined you, i cannot give you specific advice, but a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon should be able to answer your question. Read more...
Unlikely . Unlikely unless your gynecomastia is very severe and requires removal of more than 300 grams or tissue or if you are compensating by rolling your shoulders forward to conceal the appearance. Read more...
Not Likely. Male breast reduction surgery will probably not improve back pain. Surgery done to correct gynecomastia generally improves contour, proportions, and potentially improves the patient's self-image…. Read more...