Taxpayers money misused for
The top medical officer of the Australian defence force is
investigating allegations that female navy personnels had
misused taxpayer's funds for breast implants surgery.
Breast enhancement surgeries are common among women who
wished to enlarge their breasts but some female navy crew had
been alleged to abuse their medical entitlements for cosmetic
A certain newspaper reported that the australian navy
financed two female sailors, aged 25 and 32, to have breast
implant surgeries, costing the sum of $10,000 each.
Rejecting the speculations, Air Vice Marshal Tony Austin
said in a statement " To say as some in the media have that
Australian Defence Force personnel can have surgery paid for
purely for cosmetic reasons to look sexy is wrong".
Adding that providing medical information to media
organisation would constitute an invasion of privacy for the
sailors concerned, the Air Vice Marshal suggest that in the
instance and under medical recommendation, defence may consider
reconstruction or augmentation through surgery to ensure that
the individual can work to their full potential.
He defended that any suggestion the operations were done to
make the sailors look sexy were not only wrong, but insulting.
It is the defence policy that they do consider the holistic
needs of their personnels, psychologically as well as
physically. Such surgeries are only approved after
recommendations following medical evaluation.
However, plastic surgeon Kourosh Tavakoli from Darling
Point, who did the surgery for the two women sailors, said that
the women were not injured but claimed to suffer psychological
"I know for a fact two patients claimed it back on the navy.
They (the navy) knew it was breast augmentation and paid for
"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.'' said Dr Tavakoli.
It makes one ponders...
1) if these women were unable to handle the size of their
breasts and suffers psychological problems, are they really fit
to be handling warships and such.
2) Do they pay for men in the forces who similarly suffers
psychological problems with the size of their privates. Surely
there are men who feels they are inadequate in that area and
cannot perform to their full potential as a soildier.
3) How many taxpayers would be happy to know that their
money are spend by the defence on such operations.
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