WNY Plastic Surgery: Andrew P. Giacobbe, MD, FACS
7 Hopkins Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 634-5555
Locations Hours: Mon, Thu: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Tue, Wed, Fri: 9 a.m.– 7 p.m.

Breast Implant Replacement

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

Breast Implant Replacement
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Before & After Breast Implant Replacement Case 43 View #1 View in Williamsville, NY
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Case #43

This patient is a 36-year-old female who previously underwent a bilateral breast augmentation and left breast lift approximately 10 years ago by another surgeon. She complained of her breasts being too low and her left areola appearing too large and too low. The patient had existing saline implants approximately 300 mL in size.A diagno... Read More
Before & After Breast Implant Replacement Case 161 View #1 View in Williamsville, NY
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Case #161

This patient previously underwent a bilateral breast augmentation with saline implants. Those implants were 390 cc's in size. She opted for an implant exchange using cohesive gel implants 545 cc's in size.
Before & After Breast Implant Replacement Case 159 View #1 View in Williamsville, NY
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Case #159

This patient previously underwent a bilateral breast augmentation with silicone gel implants in 2017. Those implants were 325 cc's in size. She opted for an implant exchange using cohesive gel implants 375 cc's in size.
Before & After Breast Implant Replacement Case 62 View #1 View in Williamsville, NY
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Case #62

This patient previously underwent a bilateral breast augmentation with silicone gel implants in 2008. Those implants were 325 cc's in size. She opted for an implant exchange using silicone gel implants 450 cc's in size.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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
  • american society plastic surgeons
  • american society for aesthetic plastic surgery

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