Be it voluntarily or for necessary reasons including implant rupture or incomplete healing, opting to remove breast implants can cost anywhere from $1800 to $5000 (based on national averages). This price range is a factor, primarily, of three different variables. Cost factors include type of anesthesia, operating room fees, and professional fees.
Patients may opt for general anesthesia, local anesthesia, or local sedation, but anesthesia is generally always used. The price of anesthesia usually adds $350 - $800 to cost of breast implant removal. More about anesthesia..
Many surgeons have access to both facilities in local hospitals and private surgical suites. Depending on the patient's desires, either can be used, but costs vary. Operating room fees typically range from $650 to $1850. These fees cover the use of the facility and of specific equipment. More about operating room fees.
The price of surgery varies depending on the surgeon. It is recommended that the surgery always be completed by a board certified surgeon who you trust. When picking a surgeon, price should not be the only thing you consider. Amount of experience, previous results, and level of expertise should also be considered when choosing your doctor. The region in which your doctor works also affects the price of surgery; be sure to educate yourself about the best place to have your surgery completed.
Financing Breast Implant Removal
When removed out of necessity, insurance may offer full coverage for breast implant removal. When for cosmetic reasons, insurance typically will not cover the cost of breast implant removal. In such cases, financing plans are often available to give patients more time over which they can pay off their bills.