2 Months Remain for Limited Time Breast Implant Warranties

Posted on November 11, 2009 | by

About two months remain for patients to get increased warranty coverage being offered by manufacturers of silicone breast implants. Until December 31st, surgeries with silicone gel implants may qualify for $3500 of warranty coverage to cover revision surgery in the event of an implant rupture, protection that lasts up to ten years after surgery.

In the past, the standard breast implant warranties offered lifetime product replacement and a financial reimbursement of $1200, while premium warranties offered about $2400.  Although these reimbursements have always been in place to offset the cost of revision surgery, for the patient they still carry a potential for out-of-pocket expense.

Because this offer is likely to expire after 2009, it may be a great time to undergo breast augmentation and qualify.  More than a few patients want some extra insurance against the financial risks of implant rupture, and this warranty looks like a way to get it.