Breast implant warranty

Breast implant warranty

05th Jun 2017

Breast implant warrantyHaving a breast implant surgery is a big decision to make, and it can also be expensive. It is a lifelong investment that can be costly to repair. Before you shoulder the expenses, it would be best to know about your breast implant warranty to pay as little as possible for a replacement. Depending on the brand of implants you have, you may be able to replace them for free and let the company shoulder a partial cost during surgery.

During consultation, your surgeon will inform you if your implants are under warranty. You may ask for it in writing so that you are aware of the full coverage of the warranty. Usually, breast implants have a lifetime replacement warranty in case they rupture or deflate.

Although there is a lifetime warranty on implant replacement, there are some who offer financial assistance for a maximum of ten years. This means that the manufacturer will only be shouldering partial costs within ten years of your initial breast augmentation surgery. Depending on the manufacturer, some patients can reimburse if the surgery is already covered by insurance. This is why it is imperative to be informed of the scope and limitations of your breast implant warranty.

Not all breast implant manufacturers offer a warranty on their product, although the three largest breast implant manufacturers in the US do. Patients should make sure that they know the brand and the serial number of their implants so they can avail and benefit from the warranty in the event that a replacement is needed.

Selecting implants may not only be based on the size, shape or material. Some also consider the warranty. Naturally, people want the best value for money. If you are still in the process of choosing the right implants, you can ask your surgeon about warranties to help you make the right decision.


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