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If a women gets plastic surgery for botched breast implants will her insurance cover it?

If a women gets plastic surgery for botched breast implants will her insurance cover it?

Probably Not.: Best to assume that your health insurance company will not cover any procedure related to breast augmentation surgery. It would be wise to have a personal “fund”, understanding that most patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery will likely need additional surgery at some point in their lives. There is however no standard “exchange period” for breast implants. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Breast Implants (Definition)

A medical device that is used to augment the size of the breast by increasing the volume of the breast mound. Implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures and are surgically inserted either under the breast tissue or in a deeper plane under the muscle. The shell of the implant is made of a flexible silicone elastomer. The inside is filled with either silicone ...Read more


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How is uneveness handled in plastic surgery when breast implants are done. One side uneven and the other breast has lost "lift" how is surgery done?

How is uneveness handled in plastic surgery when breast implants are done. One side uneven and the other breast has lost "lift"  how is surgery done?

Breast symmetry: No one is exactly symmetrical. A plastic surgeon will do his/her best to make the breasts appear as symmetrical as possible. To do so may require using implants of different sizes and/or lifting the breasts different amounts. ...Read more

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What can i expect from plastic surgery for breast implants?

What can i expect from plastic surgery for breast implants?

Seek Consultation: Good question, but not enough space here. Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss your goals. Learn about the pros/cons/risks/complications associated with breast augmentation surgery in order to make an informed decision. Understand, that breast augmentation surgery will almost certainly guarantee you additional breast surgery in the future. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Besides plastoc surgery for breast implants is there any else I can take to large my breadt like pills or something?

Besides plastoc surgery for breast implants is there any else I can take to large my breadt like pills or something?

Bigger breasts: Unfortunately not - there are products out that that help develop the pectoralis muscles - the muscle under the breast but nothing to develop the breast. There is no prescription medication that I am aware of that will cause breast growth. Sorry - the only real option is surgery. ...Read more

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Got 1st breast implants in '79. Encapsulation, hardness. Replaced 9 yrs ago. Encap/hardness returned immediately. Dr. Said results would probably be the same w/a 3rd surgery. Is this necessarily true?

Got 1st breast implants in '79. Encapsulation, hardness. Replaced 9 yrs ago. Encap/hardness returned immediately. Dr. Said results would probably be the same w/a 3rd surgery. Is this necessarily true?

Possibly: A recurrent capsular contracture might be reduced by changing the pocket (ie-from beneath the breast to beneath the muscle) or by adding a piece of allograft (ie alloderm). The risk of a recurrence is higher if previous capsular contracture has recurred, but it is not a given. Good luck! ...Read more

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How much are breast implants? How much do breast implants cost and what is the recovery period like after the surgery?

How much are breast implants? How much do breast implants cost and what is the recovery period like after the surgery?

It varies: The recovery from breast augmentation is usually 1-2 weeks although you should avoid high impact exercizes and activities for a month. Most patients need a 3-4 days to rest and are back to work in a week. But expect to have tenderness for a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after having breast implants removed to have breast lift surgery?

Depends: If you are ok with you body may be nothing needs to be done. Otherwise, if there were no inflammation or infection or history of ruptured implants you can have surgery the same day as long as your surgeon agrees. ...Read more

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Can you have surgery to get breast implants if you have wolff parkinson white?

Can you have surgery to get breast implants if you have wolff parkinson white?

Yes w clearance: Yes as long as it is stable and well controlled this is not an issue. You should inform both your cardiologist and anesthesiologist well ahead of scheduling surgery. ...Read more

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Do you need surgery only once if you get breast implants? What happens to them as you age?

Do you need surgery only once if you get breast implants? What happens to them as you age?

Variable: Some women have a single breast augmentation surgery and things age reasonably naturally. A significant number of women are unhappy with the way their breasts sag over time, especially with the weight of implants. If this occurs, surgery would be required to reposition the breasts and implants higher on the chest wall, with or without removing or changing the implants. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Cosmetic Surgery (Definition)

Cosmetic surgery is also known as Plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is a procedure in which a person is operated on by a plastic surgeon to make some parts of the body more to the person's liking. Cosmetic surgery can be on any part of the body, such as the face. Examples include rhinoplasty, chin ...Read more


Dr. Walter Husar
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more