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Is It Covered?

Search the A-Z list for a list of covered services. Your coverage and out-of-pocket costs may vary based on who you are and your health plan option.

Breast Implant Removal

TRICARE covers the removal of silicone or saline breast implants if:

  • The initial silicone or saline breast implantation was or would have been a covered benefit.
  • Signs or symptoms of complications must be present and documented.

If the initial silicone or saline breast implant surgery was not covered or coverable by TRICARE:

  • Implant removal may be covered only if it's necessary treatment of a complication which represents a separate medical condition.
  • Implant damage, hardening, leakage and autoimmune disorder don't qualify as separate medical conditions.

This A-Z list of topics is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers most inpatient and outpatient care that is medically necessary and considered proven. However, there are special rules or limits on certain types of care, while other types of care are not covered at all.

Last Updated 9/16/2014