Breast Implant Exchange
When a woman is considering breast augmentation surgery for the first time, she should be aware that the results of the procedure are not guaranteed for a lifetime. An experienced breast surgeon will make her aware of the possibility of a breast implants exchange procedure in the future.
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. Therefore, the cost of breast implants exchange in Orlando and nearby areas may not be the same as the cost in, say, Las Vegas, NV
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.
On average, the cost of breast implant exchange in the United States may range from $8,000 to $15,000, depending on several factors. The patient’s health insurer may not provide coverage for this cost because it was primarily an elective surgery for aesthetic purposes. However, most patients will have the option to seek financing through bank loans, professional medical care finance companies, credit card extended payments, and personal borrowings through family or other acquaintances.
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