Breast Implant Replacement CostPosted on March 1, 2023
Breast Implant Replacement
Breast implant replacement is needed when the original implant is ruptured. It is also needed when some one wants to switch over to a new implant or when some one needs a different type of implant or when the old implant doesn’t fit well over time.
Procedure in detail
While the procedure for exchange implant is fairly straight forward and easier, the same for the first implant is a little more complex. The complexity also arises, if there are issue with scar tissues and tightening related issues.
The first thing the surgeon will decide is whether you are a fit candidate to undergo the procedure. The surgeon will ask a number of questions and will want to know the past and current status of your health. The woman should not be pregnant or lactating. There are certain medical conditions under which this treatment is not recommended.
If the woman needs just a replacement, the procedure can be fairly simple and straight forward. The old implant is removed and the new one fixed in the pre-existing cavity. However, the procedure can be slightly more complex when the pre-existing space needs to be tightened. The complexity can also arise when the implant has to be moved under the muscle.
In reckoning the cost, several factors come into play. The cost of care varies from facility to facility, so does the cost of anesthesia. The cost will also vary between silicone and saline, between textured and smooth and between round and shaped implants. However, the exact cost can only be determined by the surgeon who is there to counsel you because only he knows about the complexity of procedure that varies from case to case.
Factors that may Impact the Cost
The cost of breast implant exchange will usually vary from one practice to another. In some cases, the cost may also vary between two patients at the same practice. As with primary breast augmentation surgery, similar cost factors can impact the average cost of an implant exchange surgery as well.
Where the Practice is Located
The cost of living can differ between two cities or states in most cases. This will have an impact on the average cost of most types of goods and services, including breast surgery, at a particular place.
Fee Charged by the Surgeon
The fee charged by the breast surgeon constitutes an important component of the overall cost. This fee may depend on the skills, experience and reputation of the surgeon. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a procedure such as breast implant replacement should only be performed by an experienced surgeon, and factors such as the surgeon’s fee should be a secondary consideration in such a choice.
Anesthesia and Operating Facility Costs
Breast implant exchange may be performed using general anesthesia, which will involve the fee of the anesthesiologist. This can vary from one practice to another. The cost of operating room may also vary depending on the kind of facilities and services provided at a particular facility.
Breast Implant Cost
In some cases, the original breast implants may include a lifetime replacement warranty to cover against any damage. However, if the patient voluntarily wants new implants for aesthetic considerations, even if the old implants are functioning fine, the warranty may not apply. New implants may be more expensive if the patient opts for the latest highly cohesive silicone implant qualities such as Gummy Bear implants.
Reason for Implant Replacement
Breast implants exchange may be needed for a variety of reasons. Many patients only have one or two implant replacements during their lives. The primary reasons to replace an implant are either because the implant ruptured or due to capsular contracture. If neither of these happens, you may be able to keep your implant longer. Implant age is a big factor in ruptures.
The procedure can last up to an hour and the level of complexity of procedure may also vary from person to person because each person is a unique case. The surgeon can determine the details of each case after examining the client. The cost of breast implant exchange also varies from facility to facility and individual to individual because the level of services offered each facility is different. Similarly, two individuals may require dissimilar procedures from simple to complex.
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