The cost of breast surgery varies by geographic area, surgeon, and whether or not surgery is performed in a hospital versus a surgicenter. Definitely check into your warrantee as well.
How much will it cost me to replace my deflated breast implant? I only have one that is defaulted the other is full.
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It will vary widely depending on your surgeon and geographical location. Check to see if there is a warranty that applies to your implant. If there is, it may cover the replacement implant and provide for some funds to cover some of the surgical costs.
Cost of Implant Replacement
Cost of implant replacement varies from surgeon to surgeon and differs in each part of the country. You should the resources here in this forum to get average pricing or the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
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Replacing a deflated implant
The costs to replace a ruptured implant depend on a bunch of things...yes, the implant warranty is part of it, but so is your relationship with your doctor and his/her policies. The amount of 'work' involved may also affect cost and this may be different if you have a silicone or a saline implant.
Implant warranties vary from manufacturer and based on the date that you had your surgery. If your implant is still under warranty, typically the company will give you a new implant and pay something toward the fees associated with the surgery. There are also supplemental plans with the implant companies that will increase the amount they will reimburse. You can call your implant company and they should be able to give you the information that specifically applies to you.
Costs to replace deflated implant
the costs vary based on location as well as the company who made your implant and if they have a warranty on it. the 2 main companies will replace your implant and the opposite side for free if deflation is due to defect in the implant. They will also give you $1200 to defray the costs if under 10 years old. The costs to revise and replace the implants will depend on the appearance of your breasts and the opposite implants. ie do you need an uplift, do you have a capsular contracture on the opposite breast that needs adjustment, do you want to switch to silicone which are more natural. I would seek out a plastic surgeon who performs the procedure regularly and find out the recommendations in your case.
Deflated breast implant
I'm sorry to hear that you had a deflation of your saline implant. However, this is a occurs very often. In my opinion, the best option would be to replace them both with silicone implants. Silicone implants are less likely to rupture, feel and look more natural but, they are a little bit more expensive. On the other hand, having multiple surgeries to replace deflated saline implants may be more expensive in the long run. I hardly ever use saline implants now a days as most patients places in the US prefer silicone. Prices range from practice to practice, depending on the surgeon and location. Many surgeons offer free consultations, so the best thing to do is make an appointment with your plastic surgeon so they can explain what your options are, the risks and benefits with regards to each, and the cost. Hope this helps and best of luck.
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