What is a reasonable implant replacement cost in Tampa, Florida for deflated saline?

I had breast augmentation Jan 2005, saline, 270cc in S Tampa. One just deflated and leaked out. It is June 2014 so that is 9 years. I will get silicone so need to have both taken out and replaced. Question is: What is a reasonable replacement cost? My same ps gave me a quote of $7,200. (I am not happy with that quote esp since they claim they gave me a discount of $2000 to get to that) Shouldn't it cost less to switch out? No change in size? I see people say they either get a discount or free. I

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The Cost of Breast Implant Replacement

The #costs of #BreastAugmentation are contingent on several factors. Such as geographic location, the skill and experience of the surgeon, and operating room and anesthesia fees. Also, different breast implants may have different costs. The approximate costs can be found here on the Real Self website, Surgery.org, or PlasticSurgery.org.
Moreover, your procedures should be performed by a #PlasticSurgeon who is board-certified and has a great deal of experience specializing in cosmetic #surgery. You will then greatly improve your chances of getting the result you desire, and, without the need for a revision surgery. I suggest you view before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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What is a reasonable implant replacement cost in Tampa, Florida?

Hello and thank you for your question. The quoted fee does not sound unreasonable. You must take into consideration the costs of facility operating room time, anesthesia, silicone implants, garments and the surgeon's professional fee.

Jeremy A. Benedetti, MD
Saint Petersburg Plastic Surgeon
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What is a reasonable implant replacement cost in Tampa, Florida for deflated saline?

Even under warranty it is like for like exchange. Not saline to silicone coverage. Plus the costs for silicone is more than double the saline implants. So based on pure expense- Silicone implants $1,800 + OR time $1,400 range + anesthesia provider $600 + labs, misc $200 = $4,000... Than add on MD fee which should be in the range of $3 to $4,000. Thus the $7,200 fee sounds in line to me.. Maybe a slight discount might apply..

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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What is a reasonable implant replacement cost in Tampa, Florida for deflated saline?

When it comes to cost of surgery, there may be many “variables” involved. The specific surgeon's credentials/experience level (or lack thereof), the specific geographic area you are looking at, the different operations available, the location of the procedure ( quality of surgery facility), type/quality of anesthesia provider… are some of the potential variables involved.  You will find some average costs of surgery listed on this website and on individual plastic surgeons' websites (including attached link) as well.

In regards to outcome of the planned procedure, more important than costs of the procedures will be careful selection of your plastic surgeon. I would suggest starting with the American Society of Plastic Surgery and/or the Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgery to obtain a list of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.

Then, I would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices concentrate on aesthetic surgery. Ask to see lots of examples of their work and preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures done.

Be very careful with your decision-making. You will find, while doing your due diligence, that there are many different “specialties” who will offer their services to you; again, I strongly recommend you concentrate on surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Again, I would also suggest that you do not base your selection of plastic surgeon primarily on costs of surgery; keep in mind that further revisionary surgery may be more costly in many ways.  Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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