In cases where the patient is uncomfortable with a tight breast capsule, patients may need a breast revision plastic surgery.
At times, the original implants may be compromised or damaged because of capsular contracture. In such cases, the patient will require a breast revision cosmetic surgery.
At the time of the pre-op consultation, the breast surgeon will explain various aspects of the revision procedure to the patient, including its estimated costs.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides breast implant revision surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.
Patients may need breast revision cosmetic surgery for various reasons, and the procedure may involve the removal or replacement of implants.
The surgery costs vary depending on the complexity of the case and the length of the procedure. While complications are rare in a breast augmentation procedure, the patient may require revision surgery if they are unhappy with the results.
The costs of the revision surgery may be higher than the costs of the primary augmentation procedure as revisions are usually more complex to perform.
If the initial augmentation was compromised due to an error by the surgeon, they might undertake the revision surgery free of cost according to their policy on revision procedures.
Depending on the patient’s decision to undergo implant replacement or removal, the costs of the revision surgery will differ. Implant removal surgery is often undertaken in combination with a breast lift procedure, which would involve further costs.
While implant replacement surgery is simpler, it will involve the costs of new implants. The manufacturer of the implant may cover the implant costs for a revision breast enhancement procedure under their warranty plan.
Other Financial Factors
Breast revision surgery costs may vary between practices depending on the geographical location of the practice.
Busy urban centers, prime metropolitan cities, tourist destinations, and cities located along coasts usually have higher living and real estate costs. This translates into a higher sticker price for products and services, including cosmetic surgery procedures.
If the revision procedure is undertaken with the patient under general anesthesia, the cost will include the fees of an anesthesiologist or a registered anesthetist nurse.
These charges will vary based on the experience and credentials of the medical practitioner. The surgery may take place at a hospital, an accredited surgical center, or private surgical suite, and each venue has its associated benefits and costs.
On top of this, patients should account for pre and post-operative expenses such as lab tests, specialized mammograms, prescription drugs, surgical bra, and follow-up appointments at the surgeon’s office.
These seemingly insignificant costs can add up to become quite substantial and should be included in the overall breast revision surgery costs.
Insurance and Financing
As the initial breast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure is elective, the patient will likely not receive insurance coverage for a breast implant revision surgery. However, they can seek loans from various available options such as low-interest loans from professional med care financing firms, private loans, bank loans, and credit cards.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for breast implant revision surgery.
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