Plastic and reconstructive surgery (medically necessary) - MBS item (45585)

The following MBS item is included in this clinical category.

Liposuction (suction assisted lipolysis) to one regional area (one limb or trunk), other than a service associated with a service to which item31525 applies, if: (a) the liposuction is for: (i) the treatment of Barraquer-Simons syndrome, lymphoedema or macrodystrophia lipomatosa; or (ii) the reduction of a buffalo hump that is secondary to an endocrine disorder or pharmacological treatment of a medical condition; and (b) photographic and/or diagnostic imaging evidence demonstrating the clinical need for this service is documented in the patient notes (Anaes.)

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