Breast implants are extremely popular — and have been for many decades. It stands to reason, then, that breast implant removal has also become popular.
This doesn’t mean that the overwhelming majority of breast augmentation patients aren’t happy with their implants — only that, inevitably, some patients are going to want a reversal or a breast implant revision.
If you’ve found yourself in this position and are interested in reversing your breast augmentation, you may be particularly concerned with the cost of breast implant removal. So, let’s take a look: What does breast implant removal cost?
How Much Does It Cost for Breast Implant Removal?
The cost of breast implant removal can vary widely depending on several factors. These factors include the geographic location of your surgical facility, the complexity of the procedure, your surgeon’s experience and qualifications, and whether any additional procedures are required, such as a breast lift, breast fat transfer, or scar tissue removal due to capsular contracture. Additionally, it’s important to consider factors like anesthesiologist fees and facility costs, which can also influence the overall price.
In the end, it is critical that you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon for a personalized quote on breast implant removal costs before removing breast implants. Only qualified plastic surgeons are able to assess your specific situation and provide a more accurate estimate.
Will Insurance Pay for a Breast Implant Removal Procedure?
Whether your health insurance plan will cover the cost of breast implant removal depends mostly on why you are looking to get this procedure performed in the first place.
In select situations, insurance providers may consider breast implant removal to be a medically necessary procedure. This can be the case when there are complications or health issues related to having implants (such as an implant rupture, an infection, or capsular contracture, which can cause discomfort as well as changes in breast appearance).
If your surgeon can document and demonstrate that a removal of your implants is medically necessary, there’s a higher chance that your insurance company might cover some or all of the related expenses.
This isn’t always a guarantee, however.
For instance, if the removal is solely for cosmetic reasons or because of a personal choice, it’s unlikely that insurance will provide coverage. This is why patients need to check with their specific insurance provider to understand their policy’s terms and conditions regarding breast implant removal.
It’s also very important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can assist in navigating the insurance process, provide the necessary documentation, and determine the likelihood of coverage based on your unique circumstances.
Ultimately, each case is evaluated individually. So, be sure to communicate openly with both your surgeon and your insurance provider to clarify potential coverage options. If you have any questions, write them down and bring them to your consultation appointment.
How to Pay for Breast Implant Removal
In the event that your insurance provider will not cover this procedure, you’ll need to come up with an alternative payment option. For most patients, this means working with a plastic surgeon to get medical financing through a company like CareCredit or PatientFi.
Of course, you can always pay in cash, or our office accepts all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) as well.
FAQ: Breast Implant Removal Surgery Cost
How much does a breast implant removal and lift cost?
The cost of breast implant removal and lift will be higher than the cost of breast implant removal alone. This is simply because an implant removal and lift is a more complex surgery.
To get an accurate quote for this surgery, contact your plastic surgeon today and schedule an in-person consultation.
What does breast implant removal cost near me?
To learn more about the cost of breast implant removal near you, contact a qualified plastic surgeon in your area and schedule a consultation appointment. Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Sieber performs breast implant removal in the San Francisco and Bay Area.
It’s important to meet one-on-one with your potential surgeon so they can take a look at your breasts and discuss your options with you. This is the only way to get an accurate quote for surgery.
Do you have to pay for followup appointments during breast implant removal recovery?
This depends on the way your plastic surgeon bills patients. Some surgeons will include the cost of followup appointments in the initial cost they quote you. Others will tack these costs on separately to the cost of your surgery. Be sure to ask about this during your consultation appointment.
Call Today to Schedule Your Consultation
Breast implant removal can help improve medical conditions potentially related to breast implants (such as breast implant illness) and help you achieve the body you desire. Of course, it’s always important to do your own research before committing. Review the pros and cons of breast implant removal to start with.
To learn more about this procedure, the cost of surgery, and what to expect during recovery, call today and schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. David Sieber.