If you want or need to get your implants removed, it is usually best will to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon. Choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your explant surgery requires careful consideration because removal is a more complicated procedure than placing implants.
If you are having any problems with your breast implants, it is especially important to find a surgeon who can remove your implants with great skill. Your surgeon needs to be able to minimize any leakage or other potential problems resulting from the surgery. For more information on finding an experienced plastic surgeon to remove your breast implants, click here.
You may also want to know if insurance will cover the costs of removal. Insurance companies cover services that they determine to be “medically necessary” to treat a disease or illness.
Many companies consider removal of breast implants medically necessary for patients with any of the following 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 rare cancer of the immune system
You can learn more about trying to get insurance coverage for your breast implant removal here.
All articles are reviewed and approved by Diana Zuckerman, PhD, and other senior staff.