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Does Medicare Cover Breast Implant Removal?

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By Daniel Petkevich
Jan 5, 2023

Not for cosmetic reasons, but if it's medically necessary you're covered

If you have breast implants and are considering having them removed, it’s important to understand your options. Breast implant removal can be a complex process, so it’s important to talk with a healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of the procedure. Medicare does not generally cover breast implant removal unless it is deemed medically necessary.

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What Does Medicare Cover for Breast Implant Removal?

Medicare generally will not cover breast implant removal, even if you experience complications such as infection, rupture, or other issues. However, if your healthcare provider deems the procedure medically necessary, Medicare may cover part or all of the cost of removing your implants. It is important to discuss this with your healthcare provider before undergoing the procedure.

What Does Breast Implant Removal Involve?

If you decide to have breast implant removal surgery, it is important to understand the process. The procedure can be done under general or local anesthesia, and it typically takes 1-2 hours for both implants to be removed. Depending on your medical history and condition, your healthcare provider may recommend other treatments in addition to the removal.

What Are the Risks of Breast Implant Removal?

Breast implant removal carries certain risks, such as infection and bleeding. It is important to talk with your healthcare provider about any risks associated with the procedure so that you can make an informed decision about the potential risks associated with any surgery, especially breast implant removal.

Reasons Why You May Need to Remove Your Breast Implants

There are a variety of reasons why someone may choose to have breast implant removal. These can include aesthetic concerns or medical issues such as capsular contracture, ruptured implants, and infection. It is important to discuss your individual situation with your healthcare provider so that you can determine if this procedure is right for you.

Potential Costs Associated with Removing Your Breast Implants

The cost of breast implant removal will vary based on your specific situation and the type of procedure you are undergoing. Some estimates put the average cost of the procedure around $3,000. In some cases, Medicare may cover part or all of the cost of removing your implants. However, if you are not covered by insurance, you will be responsible for paying for the procedure out-of-pocket.

Tips for Finding Affordable Care and Coverage Options

If you are considering breast implant removal but are worried about the cost, there are options available to help make care more affordable. Talking to your healthcare provider about payment and coverage options is a good place to start. Additionally, researching financial assistance programs or looking into discounts offered by your preferred hospital or clinic can help reduce the cost of the procedure.

Conclusion

Breast implant removal is a major decision, and it is important to understand your options before making a final choice. If you have breast implants and are considering having them removed, talk to your healthcare provider about the potential risks and benefits of the procedure. Additionally, discuss any payment or coverage options that may be available to you. This content is for informational purposes only. With an informed decision, you can make the right choice for your own health and happiness. For all your Medicare-related questions, give us a call at Fair Square Medicare today.

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