A patient may need breast implant revision surgery if they are unhappy with the results of their primary breast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure, or if the implant develops a complication.
At the time of the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will explain various facets of breast implant revision surgery to the patient, including its estimated costs.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides breast implant revision surgery to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and surrounding locations.
Variations in Cost
Breast implant revision surgery costs can vary between patients depending on the complexity and length of the procedure. In general, revision surgery is more complicated than the original breast enhancement procedure.
For this reason, the cost of revision surgery may be higher than that of the original procedure. If there was an error on their part, the surgeon might perform the revision surgery for free. This will depend on the policies of the practice on revision procedures.
The patient’s decision to replace or remove the implants will also affect the costs of revision surgery. Implant removal usually involves a breast lift, which will increase the costs of the procedure. In case the patient requires implant replacement, the procedure will be relatively simpler. However, the new implants will have an additional cost.
Implant costs in breast implant revision surgery may be covered under the manufacturer’s warranty. However, if the procedure involves the replacement of undamaged implants with new ones as a matter of personal preference, the warranty offered by the manufacturer may not apply.
Other Cost Elements
Breast augmentation revision surgery costs may differ between practices depending on the geographical location of the practice.
The real estate and overhead costs in main urban centers, popular tourist destinations, and coastal cities will typically be higher. Therefore, in these locations, the median costs of most types of products and services will be higher, including cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation revision surgery.
The costs of breast implant revision surgery will involve the charges of an anesthesiologist or anesthetic nurse if the surgery is performed using general anesthesia.
The credentials and experience of medical professionals will determine their fee. The patient may receive the procedure at a hospital, an accredited surgical center, or a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits will differ in each option.
In addition, patients should take pre and post-surgical costs, such as medical tests, specialized mammograms, prescription meds, post-op consultations, and surgical garments, into consideration. While these expenses can seem small, they can add up to a substantial amount and should be taken into consideration in the original cost estimate.
Insurance and Financing
Breast augmentation revision surgery is an elective procedure, and it is unlikely that the patient will receive insurance coverage of this cosmetic surgery. However, when implants are used to restore the appearance of the breast of a patient who has undergone mastectomy, the patient may receive insurance coverage.
All other patients can consider financing options such as medical care financing companies, private loans, bank loans, or credit cards. Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas for breast implant revision surgery.
Serving patients in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Roswell, Marietta, Georgia and surrounding areas.