Navy paid for breast implants

Article from: The Sunday Telegraph

By Sharri Markson

September 16, 2007 12:00am

THE Royal Australian Navy is paying for women sailors to have breast enlargements for purely cosmetic reasons, at a cost to taxpayers of $10,000 an operation.

Defence officials claim the surgery is justified because some servicewomen need bigger breasts to address "psychological issues''.

Darling Point plastic surgeon Kourosh Tavakoli told The Sunday Telegraph the navy had paid for two officers, aged 25 and 32, to have breast-augmentation surgery at his private clinic.

Dr Tavakoli said the women had not been injured but claimed to suffer "psychological'' problems.

"I've had two female officers who have got the navy to pay for breast augmentation for psychological reasons,'' he said.

"I know for a fact two patients claimed it back on the navy. They (the navy) knew it was breast augmentation and paid for it.

"I don't know why they pay for it. There's no breast augmentation, that I know of, for medical purposes. You've got to be fair to yourself.''

A Defence spokesman admitted cosmetic surgery occurred at "public expense'' when there were "compelling psychological/psychiatric reasons'', but refused to say how many such cases were taxpayer-funded.

Cosmetic surgery was also provided for servicemen or women who were disfigured by work-related injuries, he said.

"Cosmetic procedures undertaken solely for the purpose of preserving or improving a person's subjective appearance will be considered only if the underlying (psychological) problem is causing difficulties that adversely impact on the member's ability to do their job.

"Operations purely for cosmetic reasons are not allowed.''

The Sunday Telegraph asked Defence Minister Brendan Nelson, formerly a GP, how many members of the armed forces had received taxpayer-funded cosmetic surgery.

A spokesman said figures would not be available until next week.

Australian Defence Association spokesman Neil James defended the practice of taxpayers funding medical proceduressuch as breast enhancement surgery for psychological reasons.

He said young men and women were attracted to defence careers because they offered free medical care. This, in turn, improved the efficiency of the force.

"Just as there are in civilian life, there are some females who feel their breasts are too small and if their breasts were bigger, they might be more of a 'normal' woman,'' Mr James said.

"If they were lacking in self-confidence, this might provide the measure of self-confidence that would help them tackle their wider job.

"There are privacy issues here for people. It's not as if they keep a record of who has had a nose job in the Defence Force over the past 100 years.''

Dr Tavakoli, a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, said the navy officers had visited him in 2005 and 2006.

Each had had $10,000 worth of surgery, which required a recovery period of at least two weeks.
Boosting self-esteem was the biggest motivation for cosmetic surgery, Dr Tavakoli said.

The Sunday Telegraph understands Dr Tavakoli is not the usual surgeon used by the navy for reconstructive/cosmetic surgery.

"I don't see a lot of them (naval officers) because they have their own plastic surgeon,'' he said.

"I know for a fact they have their own surgeon.''

Last year, a Brisbane surgeon revealed that an army cook had had a taxpayer-funded nose job.

Labels

Edison Chen edison sex scandal edison sex sex scandal Gillian Chung cecilia cheung 陳冠希 sex photos sex videos Gillian sex Manohara Odelia Pinot Tengku Temenggong Mohammad Fakhry prostitute 张柏芝 锺欣桐 malaysia 張栢芝 钟欣桐 big breast breast augmentation surgery humor sex sex slave breast implant china edison sex videos jolin tsai malaysian prince oral sex penis prostitution singapore vincy yeung nude woman youtube Bobo Nude Charlene Choi Gangnam Style Gillian Nude Herbal sex drug OED PSY STDs Serena Kozakura Sufiah Yusof Virgin WONG MENG CHEE Wee Meng Chee adultery airline passengers airport apple iphone asian beer big boobs breast breast enlargement brothel cecilia nude cecilia sex chinese condoms cosmetic surgery death divorce english dictionary english language facebook female foreplay gadis melayu gender herbal sex pills hooker immigration indonesia iphone iphone hack lovemaking making love malay girls malay hooker male man marriage masturbation maths genius maths prodigy monash university moral of story namewee natual sexual enhancers nicholes tse older men oxford oxford english dictionary pelacur melayu plane porn rap rapper sex hormones sex orgy sex remedy sex study sex supplements sex toys singapore girls sue taiwan underage girl underage scandal viagra women 黃明志 2012 Adriana Lima Adriana Lima Nude Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim Alzheimer Brazilian Call Girl Chanell Elaine Hallett Cherie Chung DD David Carradine Dawn Yang E. Coli Escherichia coli Fiona Sit GQ magazine Genital Herpes Gloria Allred Greg Louganis Guo Mei Mei HIV Hope Solo Hsu Chi Jill M Vidal Joey Yung Juno Mak Kim Hyuna Kira Kpop Kristin Davis LaShawn Merritt MV Maggie Q Mahathir Mohamad Mandi Hamlin Mani Fok Music Video Nazri Abdul Aziz PMS Prevent genital herpes RANZCOG Ryan Lochte STIs STUDENT. international students Schwartenmagen Sex Gel Sex Party Sexually Transmitted Infections Sheyla Hershey Shu qi Stephy Tang TMZ The moment of truth Tianducheng Tony Azevedo Transportation Security Administration UNIVERSITY V K lingam Vincent Hotel VivaGel Yumiko Cheng Zhejiang Guangsha abyss creations accident addiction advertising age-related macular degeneration airline albert yeung alcohol angeline jolie anwar ibrahim apartheid artificial vagina athens aussie women aussieiphoneunlock.com australia australian sex gel auto-erotic asphyxiation baby airlines baby flight baby plane ban breastfeed photo ban breastfeeding photo barbie beijing best sex bestiality bet bikini model bimbo game blind blow job blow up doll blue bmw m3 bmw m3 challenge bmw m3 coupe bmw m3 game bmw racing game bobo chan boob job boobs bourlon barracks boycott bra bra cup brand brand recognition branding breast reduction breast reduction surgery bree conden bugs bumiputera bumiputra cameron diaz canada sex party cancer car career career counselling carina lau casual sex cathay pacific childcare children children airline children plane children travel china barbie chinabarbie chinabarbie.com christy chung color colour combat pilot comedic conman consideration contentment contraceptive pill corruption crazy english credit card debt demand and supply dendrimer depressed women depression designer vagina designer vaginas dictionary direct marketing disabled discriminate breastfeed discriminate breastfeeding dollforum.com donald trump dragon white king duke of lancaster's regiment early learning economic model economics education electronic elva hsiao english erogenous zone exam stress exposed breast extend lifespan facebook ban breastfeeding mum fantasy fatal female doll female libido female orgasm female sex flight france china france shanghai frank cleri friends funny gamble gambling game show gangnam style parody german sausage goat goodness greedy health heart hessen high debt homer homer simpson honesty human lifespan humility humour hyphens indecency charges indecent acts independence indian insurance intercourse international Journal of Sexual Medicine iphone china iphone software patch iphone software unlock iphonesimfree isabella leong israel japan jet fighter pilot jokes kawanku kids airline kids flight kids flying kids plane kids travel kindy kissing kung fu kungfu labiaplasty lactivists lap dance lars and the real girl lauren cleri libido life size doll london long life longevity lord m3 racing m3 racing game malaysia corrupt judge malaysia corruption malaysia crisis malaysia judiciary malaysia politics male fertility male hormone mariah carey marketing maserati masturbate mattel mederka medical condition men's health mental health microbicides miko style mile high club military miss korea miss korea 2012 missbimbo mistress models monks moral muscular dystrophy my friends myspace nakazawa foods negarakuku neurotoxin new bmw m3 new english terms ninja ninjutsu nipple rings nude nurse obesity office sex olympic sex olympic village olympics sex online online porn online sex orgy paris china paris in china paris in shanghai paris shanghai patrick tse pay payment pepsi perseverance personal finance perspective perve perving petting phone sex pink plastic surgery poker police polygamy poo pr prevent HIV prostate cancer prostitutes public indecency public relations public sex public transport quotations quotes racial racism racist real doll realdoll.com realdolls recall reduce stress richard li robbery royal australian navy ryan gosling ryanair sabura allen safety scanner security sedition seed sensual spot sex aid sex and the city sex ban sex cheat sex disease sex doll sex services sex therapist sex toys minibar sexual services shagbook shaolin shaolin kungfu shaolin temple social software solicit southport speed camera stress stressed adults strip club student sudden weekly summer games super bowl super premium milk supermodel swimsuit model sydney tanning booth telemarketing testosterone thief toddlers toilet trademark traffic camera trump vodka trust turbosim twins umno venereal disease victorian safety camera victorian speed camera vincy yeung virginity vodka water wine winter games winter olympics woman libido woman orgasm work drinks wurst www.iphonesimfree.com www.m3-challenge.com young girls younger women 天都城 小桜セレナ 我爱我的国家 我的朋友 李泽楷 梁洛施 舒淇 蔡依林 蔡卓妍 郭美美 陳文媛 강남 스타일 싸이
Related posts :