Plastic and reconstructive surgery (medically necessary) - MBS item (45632)

The following MBS item is included in this clinical category.

Rhinoplasty, partial, involving correction of one or both lateral cartilages, one or both alar cartilages or one or both lateral cartilages and alar cartilages, if: (a) the indication for surgery is: (i) airway obstruction and the patient has a self reported NOSE Scale score of greater than 45; or (ii) significant acquired, congenital or developmental deformity; and (b) photographic and/or NOSE Scale evidence demonstrating the clinical need for this service is documented in the patient notes (Anaes.)

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