How much does a silicone Breast implant removal and replacement usually cost? I had the original implants put in 23 years ago. I would like them removed and replaced with the memory Silicone implants.
Silicone Breast Implant Removal and Replacement Cost?
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Implant removal and exchange
The fees for removal of the implants varies and certianly will cost more to replace them. To find a surgeon in your area you can look on the website of ASPS or ASAPS.
Silicone breast implant removal and replacement
This surgery can be a 1 hour operation or it could be a 3 hour procedure. Therefore costs will vary accordingly and range from $5000- 12,000.
Removal and replacement of Silicone Breast Implants
Removal of silicone breast implants can be covered by your medical insurance in certain situations. I work with many insurance companies in cases such as removal of ruptured silicone implants, or removal of painful or distorted implants as a result of severe capsular contracture. If your silicone implants are 23 years old, the likilihood that they may be ruptured or leaking is very high. In these situations, insurance companies will pay for for the removal and you would only be responsible for the cost of replacement with new implants should you desire.
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Cost of removal and replacement of Silicone Breast Implants
The cost of this procedure would depend upon various factors.For instance, if there is leakage of silicone from your older implants and capsular contracture with calcification, you may require a capsulectomy at the time of implant removal. This procedure can be quite complicated especially if the patient does not have a great deal of breast tissue and the implant was placed sub-mammary( behind the breast). If your situation is simpler meaning that there is adequate breast tissue and there is not a thickened capsule and the implants are intact, then a simple exchange can be done without a capsulectomy.
A simple exchange would cost about $6000-7000 including facility, anesthesia and silicone gel implants. Add on another $3000-4000 if a capsulecotmy is neccessary. If the implant is ruptured and you have pain from a capsular contracture, you may have insurance reimbursement in some cases.