Would you charge your patient for new implants if they are getting a capsulectomy?
Costs for Capsulectomy With New Silicone Implants
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Cost for Casulectomy
Each practice is different in their pricing policies. Generally the costs associated with the surgery would need to met either through insurance or out of pocket.
Every office has their own policy on surgical fees. Do you currently have saline and are switching to silicone? Do you have silicone now? Do you have an extended warranty through your implant manufacturer? These are questions which would need to be answered in order to determine costs. Mentor (an implant manufacturer) offers new implants at a discounted "up charge" rate if you currently have their implants. Check with your surgeon's office on their policy and a detailed breakdown of the fees associated with a capsulectomy. Best of luck!
Costs for capsulectomy
Every surgeon has their own policy when it comes to revision surgery. When you say the implants are new, it may be possible to use the same implants for your revision surgery, however this is something your surgeon needs to determine. If the implants need to be replaced in most cases that would be a cost to the patient, if the initial surgery was less than a year ago I would not charge a surgical fee, but the operating rooms fees would be the patients responsibility. If you have medical insurance you might check your policy, I have found that some insurance companies cover part of the capsulectomy, but not the re-augmentation.
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Capsulectomy with new implants
The cost of silicone implants is fixed. The cost of the surgery to perform a capsulectomy should not change significantly if the implants are being reused or replaced. Simply add the cost of the new pair to the cost of the surgery. If the implants are several years old they need to be evaluated for possible rupture, and that may make the decision for you. If they are ruptured, they are waranteed, and the manufacturer will replace them at no charge. If you are electing to go bigger or smaller additional pocket work is required which will alter the cost.
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