Plastic and reconstructive surgery (medically necessary) - MBS item (45644)

The following MBS item is included in this clinical category.

45644
Rhinoplasty, total, including correction of all bony and cartilaginous elements of the external nose involving autogenous bone or cartilage graft obtained from distant donor site, including obtaining of graft, 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.) (Assist.)

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