WNY Plastic Surgery: Andrew P. Giacobbe, MD, FACS
7 Hopkins Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 634-5555
Locations Hours: Monday, Thursday: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m.– 7 p.m.

Breast Implant Replacement

There are a wide variety of plastic surgery procedures, such as breast implant replacement, that our Buffalo, New York-area plastic surgery practice in Williamsville performs. Please contact us if you are interested in receiving more information on this particular procedure.

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Does Insurance Cover Breast Implant Replacement?

Plastic surgery procedures such as breast implant replacement encompass both cosmetic surgery, which is typically not covered by insurance, and reconstructive surgery, which insurance does often cover. There are a number of “gray areas” in coverage for plastic surgery that sometimes require special consideration by an insurance carrier, and that may include breast implant replacement.

What Is the Difference Between Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve the patient’s appearance and self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery is usually not covered by health insurance because it is elective.

Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors, or disease. It is generally performed to improve functions, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance. Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies, although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary greatly.

Gray areas usually involve surgical operations which may be reconstructive or cosmetic, depending on each patient’s situation. For example, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) — a procedure normally performed to achieve cosmetic improvement — may be covered by insurance if the eyelids are drooping severely and obscuring a patient’s vision.

Dr. Giacobbe

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Giacobbe is proud to be your partner in aesthetics. He and his remarkable team offer a variety of surgical and nonsurgical options to help you look and feel your best.

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Meet Dr. Giacobbe

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Giacobbe is proud to be your partner in aesthetics. He and his remarkable team offer a variety of surgical and nonsurgical options to help you look and feel your best.

Dr. Giacobbe View Before & After PHotos
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  • american society for aesthetic plastic surgery

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