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ella10206
Palm Desert, CA

 
Breast augmentation


I have had implants for almost 40 years and they are starting to feel uncomfortable. I am on a fixed income and would like to know if I have them taken out is that procedure covered by insurance? What would a ballpark expense be?

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docblinski


Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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April 2, 2010 4:10 PM

Insurance if covered with ONLY cover REMOVAL not replacement. And this is if there is a true medical condition due to the old implants ( which I doubt). Otherwise you pay as you play the (more)
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drfuentes


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Tijuana, Mexico
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  Breast implants removal
April 2, 2010 2:49 PM

Some insurance companies may cover the breast implants removal. You need to consider that once the implants are removed, and you do not want them replaced, then you may need some type of (more)
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samir


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Baltimore, MD
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  Breast augmentation
April 2, 2010 11:30 AM

Ask your insurance company if thy would cover explantatiion
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