Health insurance companies cover services that they determine to be “medically necessary” to treat a disease or an illness. Although you or your doctor may believe a service is medically necessary, insurance companies don’t always agree.
Even though health insurance companies do not pay for breast augmentation, many companies consider removal of breast implants medically necessary for patients with any of these conditions:
- Ruptured silicone gel breast implants
- Severe capsular contracture
- Infections that don’t go away
- Chronic breast pain
- Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a cancer of the immune system
Obtaining coverage for your implant removal varies depending on the type of insurance you have. To learn more about how to get insurance coverage for your breast implants removal, click the appropriate link below:
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