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Subdermal Implant Cost


How Much Does a Subdermal Implant Cost?

 
 average costMedium: Typically $500-$2,000 
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Subdermal implants[1] are materials inserted entirely below the surface of the skin, causing the skin to protrude in a variety of shapes. The implants are typically made out of Teflon or silicone, although some metals like surgical steel and titanium have been used. The number of body modification experts performing subdermal implants is still limited, although as the trend gains in popularity, it is likely to have an increasing number of practitioners.

Typical costs:

  • The cost of surgically implanting subdermal designs varies by size and complexity, much like the pricing of tattoos varies. Customers should expect to pay $500 -$1,500, at a minimum, for the procedure.
  • Steve Haworth, often cited as the creator of subdermal implants, creates special order custom implants. He charges $500 -$2,000 for custom implants[2] . He also sells pre-made implants[3] for $50 -$200.
  • Subdermal implants can be increased in size over time, through a series of repeated surgeries that stretch the area where the implant is located. Follow-up surgeries typically cost less than the initial procedure.
  • Medical insurance does not cover this procedure because it's considered cosmetic.
Related articles: Microdermal Implant, Body Piercings, Hip Piercing, Tattoo

What should be included:
  • The body modifier should offer a sterile environment for the surgery. The procedure should include slicing open the skin, using a dermal elevator to separate the subcutaneous layers and create a cavity for the implant. After the implant is inserted, the body modifier will make sure of its placement. The incision should then be sewn together and covered with a bandage. The body modifier should provide specific aftercare instructions.
Additional costs:
  • The cost of removing an implant is typically $75-$100.
  • A 5%-15% gratuity is standard.
  • There areis a limited number of body modifiers who doperform subdermal implant procedures. With little competition, prices tend to be higher than for other body modifications.
Discounts:
  • Medical insurance does not cover this procedure because it's considered cosmetic.
  • There are a limited number of body modifiers who do subdermal implant procedures. With little competition, prices tend to be higher than for other body modifications.
Shopping for a subdermal implant:
  • Subdermal implants are a relatively unregulated field. It is based on a surgical procedure, -- similar to putting in Norplant birth control device -- but many body modifiers lack surgical training or experience. In addition, malpractice insurance doesn't cover when an implant goes bad.
  • Body modification artists typically display galleries of their work. Examine work from American artists Russ Foxx[4] or Steve Haworth[5] . Looking at an artist's gallery of work could help a customer decide which body modifier to hire.
  • The Medical Bag, a blog for health care professionals, looks at the risks of implants[6] .
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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External Resources:
  1.  wiki.bme.com/index.php?title=Subdermal_Implant
  2.  stevehaworth.com/main/?page_id=856
  3.  stevehaworth.com/main/?page_id=856
  4.  russfoxx.com/gallery/subdermal-implants
  5.  stevehaworth.com/main/?page_id=334
  6.  www.themedicalbag.com/bodymodstory/horn-implants
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