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How much for a reduction/lift after having implants removed?

Q:

I'm having my implants removed after 24 years due to back and shoulder pain which my insurance is paying for, but not sure if they are going to cover the reduction/lift. I am a DD right now and would like to be a B. If I have to pay for the reduction/lift, can you give me an estimate of the cost?

A:

 It bight be a bit safer if your implants are really 24 years old to first have the implants and capsules removed and then, return at a latter date for the lift or reduction. There can be significant scaring especially from old silicone implants that can increase the complications such as nipple loss, skin necrosis, etc. from a lift or reduction performed at the same setting as old silicone implant removal. Best,

 

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

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