At any point of time after breast augmentation cosmetic surgery, the patient has the option to have the implants removed. A woman will usually seek implant removal if she is not satisfied with the outcome of her breast augmentation, or when unexpected complications crop up with the breast implants. The breast surgeon will discuss all aspects of the breast implant removal procedure, including its estimated costs.
Dr. Hisham Seify is a board certified plastic surgeon providing breast augmentation, breast revision and breast implant removal surgeries, apart from various other procedures. Dr. Seify provides these procedures to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding locations. At the time of initial consultation, Dr. Seify will educate the patient about implant removal and help her make an informed choice.
The cost of breast implant removal plastic surgery can vary from one practice to another, depending on several factors.
Where the Practice is Located
Geographical location of the practice can make a critical difference to the average sticker price for procedures. The cost of living is usually higher in coastal regions and prime urban cities as compared to smaller towns and interior areas. This has an impact on the average costs of most types of commodities and services, including breast implant removal surgery.
Fee Charged by the Surgeon
The cosmetic surgeon may charge a fee according to their skills, experience and recognition in the field of breast revision and implant removal procedures. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that patients should select the right surgeon for their needs, and treat elements such as the surgeon’s fee only as secondary factors.
Anesthesia and Surgical Venue Financial Factors
Breast implant removal procedure may be performed using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation, depending on the situation. The price tag for anesthesia will vary according to the qualifications and experience of the anesthesiologist or registered anesthetist nurse. The procedure may be performed at a hospital, accredited surgical center or a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits associated with each option will vary.
Replacement or Removal
If the patient seeks replacement of old breast implants with new ones, the overall monetary amount of the procedure may go up to some extent, particularly if the costs of new implants are involved, and are not reimbursed by the implant manufacturer. Removal alone would be a relatively simple procedure, and the costs would be reduced.
Combined with Breast Lift
When the breast implants are removed, the elasticity of the breast skin may have reduced due to constant stretching. Some patients may require breast lift surgery to be combined with implant removal. This will increase the sticker price because a breast lift is a major additional procedure.
Most patients will be eligible for having the implant removal procedure financed through professional medical care financing firms at low interest rates and easy installments. Patients may also explore various other financing options, including credit card extended payments. Dr. Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas for implant removal and other procedures.