What’s the average cost of breast implant exchange?
You can expect to pay between $5,000 and $7,000 for a simple breast implant exchange.
However, the exact price of having your implants replaced can vary depending on factors like:
- Implant type
- Implant brand
- General vs. local anesthesia
Wait, why would you exchange your implants?
An implant exchange isn't the same as a revision because you aren't correcting a complication.
Though a revision may involve a breast implant exchange, a revision surgery cost is likely more depending on your unique procedure and if there is a need for scar tissue or breast pocket work.
You may choose to have an implant exchange to change:
- Shape of the breasts
- Size of your implants
- Your implant brand
- Your implant profile
Keep in mind that this article focuses on a standard breast implant exchange, not breast implant revision surgery to correct complications such as capsular contracture, implant rupture, or bottoming out.
To learn more about risks and revisions watch the breast implant exchange risks series in the free Bustmob Academy app.
It’s important to also note that an implant exchange isn’t included in your original breast augmentation cost. Each implant exchange you choose to have will be an additional cost.
Let’s talk about things that can affect your price.
As we mentioned, there are quite a few things that can alter your price. A major one is anesthesia.
If you are only going up or down a cup size or so, most of the time, your plastic surgeon is able to do the operation with local anesthesia, which saves a ton of money in operating room fees and of course, anesthesia fees.
If you’re adding your implant exchange to another procedure, you’ll likely have to go under general anesthesia, which of course, raises the costs.
Changing your implant placement, for example, going from over the muscle to under the muscle may also require full anesthesia and additional costs.
Be sure to talk to ask about the details of your unique procedure during your consultation.
The type and brand of the implant can also affect the price. For example, saline implants tend to be cheaper than silicone breast implants and brands and generations of implants can vary in cost.
Because each surgeon and practice is different, be sure to ask about the implant brand, generations, and costs during your consultation.
Know what’s included in that cost.
At Amelia Aesthetics, the cost of the implants, anesthesia fees, garments, and a recovery kit are included in your price, so the price you're given at your consultation is the price you’ll pay.
However, that isn’t the case for every surgeon and practice so it’s important to understand what exactly is included in the price you’re given.
Keep in mind there may be garments, like a surgical bra, you may be required to wear during recovery, surgeon fees, or additional costs that may not be included.
No one likes surprise bills popping up here and there and a good way to avoid those unwanted surprises is to ask upfront what’s included.
Researching breast implant exchanges? We’ve got something to make research easy.
Our free Bustmob Academy app is home to a full video series dedicated to all things breast implant exchange and other plastic surgeries.
You’ll learn more about the procedure itself, the recovery time, common myths, risks, and FAQs.
Organized in short, binge-able videos (just like the one above), Jenny Eden, founder of the Bustmob Community, and Gretta Nance, lead educator at Amelia Aesthetics with over 20 years of experience in plastic surgery, guide you through everything you’ll need to know before your consultation.
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