Breast Implant Removal The initial insertion of breast implants is a voluntary procedure, but for medical or volunatry reasons, an invidual may opt to have them removed.

Most often, breast implant removal may be more of a necessity in situations involving implant rupture or incomplete healing. Or, another implant of choice may be opted for (i.e. silicone to saline or saline to silicone).

Depending on the situation, scar tissue may be removed in addition to the breast implants.

Typical Minimum Cost of Breast Implant Removal (based on national averages):
$1,000.00
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Typical Maximum Cost of Breast Implant Removal (based on national averages):
$5,000.00
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National Average Cost of Breast Implant Removal:
$3,000.00
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Time Required for Breast Implant Removal:
It can take about 30-90 minutes to perform Breast Implant Removal surgery. Time requirements vary depending on the patient's unique case.
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Is Breast Implant Removal an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
Outpatient
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What are the Side Effects of Breast Implant Removal?
Breast Implant Removal side effects include temporary discomfort, bruising, and swelling.
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How Long do Breast Implant Removal results last?
Breast Implant Removal is considered a permanent procedure.
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What is the recovery time for Breast Implant Removal?
Most patients are able to return to work just a few days after a Breast Implant Removal surgery. Recovery from swelling should also take just several days. Breast Implant Removal recovery involves a little discomfort, but otherwise is fairly mild. Strenuous activity should, of course, be postponed temporarily, until notifed differently by the doctor.
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Will my insurance company cover Breast Implant Removal?
Because Breast Implant Removal is generally considered a cosmetic procedure, insurance usually does not apply. However, if the implant removal is necessary because of complications caused by implant rupture, infection, or other medical reasons, it may qualify for partial or full insurance coverage.
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Is there much discomfort for Breast Implant Removal?
After Breast Implant Removal, discomfort will be minimal if the surgery only involved the removal of the implants. If scar tissue was also removed, the discomfort felt will be close to that experienced after the breast augmentation.
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What types of anesthesia is necessary for Breast Implant Removal?
The Breast Implant Removal anesthesia of choice can vary. Depending on the extent of surgery, local anesthesia may be used, as may local with sedation, or general anesthesia.
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What else can I combine Breast Implant Removal with?
For enhanced benefit, Breast Implant Removal can be combined with:


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What else is Breast Implant Removal referred to as?
Removal of Breast Implants, Breast Explant
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