Breast Enlargement Surgery – Questions on a second procedure or revision surgery
If I need revision breast augmentation surgery, or “touch up” breast enlargement surgery do I have to pay?
Generally, surgeon fee should be waived for breast augmentation revision surgery. That would leave the cost of the facility fee, supplies, and possibly anesthesia to worry about, which should run a fraction of the cost of the original surgery. A plastic surgeon will typically gladly correct mistakes associated with positioning, size discrepancy, and obvious asymmetry, as this clearly reflects on the surgeon’s ability, but also integrity. Some surgeons will do the same regardless of whether the mistake was their own, or due to patient compliance, accident, etc. The time frame for something like this is typically one year. All conditions must be discussed, and agreed upon by the patient and surgeon; so that there are no misunderstandings should a repeat surgery be necessary. Both implant companies based in the U.S. have extended warranties on both their breast implants, and repeat breast augmentation surgery for a very small fee. This breast augmentation insurance should be seriously considered by anyone undergoing breast enlargement surgery.
The Allergan Core Study for Revision-Augmentation with INAMED® Silicone Breast Implants showed 32 implant removals performed in 18 prevision-augmentation patients. 26 of the 32 implants were replaced. 9 of the procedures may be attributed to capsular contracture – the most common reason for removal. The follow-up spans 4 years.