A patient may require breast implant revision surgery if they are not happy with the outcomes of the primary breast implant cosmetic surgery procedure, or in case the implant develops a complication. During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will highlight various aspects of a breast implant revision surgery, including its approximate costs.
Khan Plastic Surgery, led by the accomplished board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan, provides breast implant revision surgery to patients in the sparkling and spectacular city of Dallas, Texas and surrounding communities.
Variations in the Sticker Price
The dollar cost of breast implant revision can differ in each case as the length and complexity of the surgery may vary for each patient. Revisions are typically more complex that the primary breast augmentation cosmetic surgery. Therefore, the cost of revision surgery may be more than that of the primary procedure. The surgeon might perform a revision surgery for free if there was an error on their part. This depends on their practice policy on revision procedures.
The patient’s choice of implant replacement or removal will also impact the costs of the revision surgery. The removal of implants typically involves a breast lift as an additional procedure, which will add to the costs of the procedure. If the patient wants implant replacement, the procedure will be relatively simpler, but the new implants will have an additional dollar amount.
The cost of implants in a breast implant revision surgery may be covered under warranty offered by the manufacturer. But if the procedure involves replacing undamaged implants and selecting new ones as a matter of personal preference, the manufacture’s implant warranty may be inapplicable.
Other Financial Elements
The sticker price of breast augmentation revision surgery can differ between practices depending on the location of the practice. Busy urban centers, popular tourist destinations, and coastal cities will usually have higher real estate costs and other overheads. The median cost of most types of goods and services, including aesthetic procedures, will typically be higher in these locations.
The breast implant revision surgery will include the anesthesiologist’s or anesthetic nurse’s fee if the procedure is performed under general anesthesia. The fee will depend on the credentials and experience of the professionals. The patient may undergo surgery at an accredited surgical center, hospital, or private surgical suite. The costs and advantages will vary in each case.
Patients should also account for pre and post-op costs such as specialized mammograms, medical tests, prescription medications, post-surgical consultations, and surgical bra. These small expenses can cumulatively add up to a significant amount and should be a part of the original dollar figure estimate.
Insurance and Financing
Insurance providers will rarely cover the expenses for a breast augmentation revision surgery as it is an elective procedure. As an exception, when implants are used to restore the breast appearance of a patient who has undergone mastectomy, insurance coverage will be available.
All other patients can explore financing options such as bank loans, medical care financing companies, private loans, or credit cards. Considerate board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas and nearby areas across the horizon.