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What happens when you remove your breast implants?

You need surgery to remove your breast implants. Anesthesia is administered before the plastic surgeon makes an incision along the lower fold of your breast or around your areola; your plastic surgeon typically uses the same incision site as original breast augmentation surgery.

Your surgeon then removes your implant and closes your incision with sutures, tape, or other skin adhesives. They may place gauze and a surgical garment over your chest to help minimize any swelling after your surgery.

Your health insurance policy may cover post-surgical accessories, such as a compression vest and drainage pouches. Check your coverage with your insurance provider.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

Sidecar Health offers and administers a variety of plans including ACA compliant and excepted benefit plans. Coverage and plan options may vary or may not be available in all states.

Your actual costs may be higher or lower than these cost estimates. Check with your provider and health plan details to confirm the costs that you may be charged for a service or procedure.You are responsible for costs that are not covered and for getting any pre-authorizations or referrals required by your health plan. Neither payments nor benefits are guaranteed. Provider data, including price data, provided in part by Turquoise Health.

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