Should I lose weight before breast implant removal? Is it still covered by OHIP in Ontario? (Photo)
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Removing breast implants should weight until your weight is stable
Implant removal is a covered service by OHIP. Any changes to the cosmesis of the breast is not, such as a breast lift. I would say that if you lose weight that your breasts may change and get smaller. Probably best to get to a stable weight first as it may affect your decision about implant removal or the need for a breast lift. It is possible that your breasts get smaller with weight loss and then you may wish to keep the implants and just have a lift to improve the shape.
Breast implant removal - planning the surgery
- If you can lose the weight first, then you should do so.
- Whether or not you lose weight, you will need a breast lift when the implants are removed or your breasts willl be quite saggy.
- You will need to contact OHIP to find out if it will cover your surgery.
- In the USA, this would be considered self-pay cosmetic surgery.
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