Do most PS waive fees to remove implants they had placed?
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Gratis Implant Removal Not Likely
Removal of implants
Generally speaking there are fees associated with implant removal, especially if done electively. In addition to the surgeon's fee, there are other fees that surgeon often has no control over, such as anesthesia fees and facility charges. With silicone implants, sometimes insurance will help cover the cost of removal of the implants if there is a leak, but this varies policy to policy.
If you feel your surgeon was willing to waive the fees for removal, then I would start by contacting his office.
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However, in general, there are fees asides from the surgeon's fee for this and any other surgical procedure. These include the fees for anesthesia and the use of the surgical facility. You should by all means contact the surgeon who performed your original surgery to see what his or her policy is regarding this but I would be surprised if all of the fees related to a surgical procedure performed over twenty years ago would be waived.
You can also contact several surgeons who are closer to where you are now.
Aside from the fee issue, and with the understanding that that is a fact of life, you should fine out what you will most likely look like afterwards, and whether additional procedures are recommended or advised based on that. If you otherwise have a good result you may want to consider not having them removed.
That, however, is something you'll need to discuss in person with your surgeon or another who can examine you and go over the advantages and disadvantages of each of the options.
I hope that this helps and good luck,
Dr. Alan Engler
Member of #RealSelf100
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