What is the Typical Surgeon's Fee for Immediate Reconstruction with Tissue Expanders?
I had a bilateral mastectomy with tissue expanders this fall. When I asked my plastic surgeon's office manager how much my out-of-pocket cost would be, she replied, "We'll work with your insurance." Now, months later, the billing department is threatening to charge me $25,000 (this is just the surgeon's fee) for the implant exchange surgery because my insurance only paid $10,000 of the $35,000 they submitted. And the initial tissue expanders submission was for $67,000 for which only $11,000.