Breast Implant Removal In Houston

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Introduction to

Breast Implant Removal

Women get breast augmentations for many, many reasons, and at Avante Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX, we support their choice regardless of the reason, as long as it helps them feel happy with themselves. Conversely, we also understand that there are women who have breast implants who no longer wish to have them. If you are in the latter category and are unsure of how to correct your predicament, Dr. Ahmad Ahmadi offers Breast Implant Removal to help get you back to your natural proportions. If you would like to learn more about this procedure and discover if it’s right for you, please keep reading below.

What is Breast Implant Removal?

Breast Implant Removal is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of a pre-existing silicone or saline implant. There are many reasons that a woman may want to have her breast implants removed, including:

  • Address stretched or distorted breast tissue caused by the implants
  • Change in personal preference or lifestyle that can affect the desirability of the implants
  • Desire for a more natural and symmetrical appearance of the breasts
  • Enhanced self-esteem and body image
  • Experience complications from the implants, such as infection, rupture, or capsular contracture
  • Helps avoid future complications that may arise with the implant
  • Hormonal imbalances or changes in the body
  • Improved ability to monitor breast health
  • No longer wanting the implants
  • Relief from pain or discomfort caused by the implant

Please keep in mind that after having breast implants, your skin will stretch to accommodate the size of your breasts, so once removed your may experience sagging, drooping, or misshapen breasts. This can be treated with a Breast Lift, which will give your breasts a perkier and fuller appearance.

Dr. Ahmadi is a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who will not only help you rid yourself of unwanted implants but also strives to help you regain your original, natural look.

If you are in need of a Breast Implant Revision, please refer to its dedicated page on our website.

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What are the Benefits of Breast Implant Removal?

There are many benefits that our Houston area Breast Implant Removal patients have seen following their treatment, including:

  • Can restore breasts to their natural size and shape
  • Improved breast health
  • Increased satisfaction with breast appearance 
  • Mammograms are easier and more accurate 
  • Reduced risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)
  • Relief from pain and other symptoms 

Who are the Best Candidates for Breast Implant Removal?

The best candidates for Breast Implant Removal in Houston are patients who maintain realistic expectations, have a positive attitude throughout their recovery, are in overall good health, and are close to their target weight. You could also be a good candidate if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Capsular contracture (occurs when scar tissue forms around the implant, causing it to harden)
  • Dissatisfaction with the size or shape of the breasts
  • Implant displacement or asymmetry
  • Implant rupture or deflation
  • Medical concerns
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What’s the first step for a

Breast Implant Removal

The first step in getting Breast Implant Removal in Houston is to contact Avante Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation. When you come into our office and meet with Dr. Ahmadi, he will evaluate your breasts and ask you some questions about your medical and lifestyle history. It’s very important that when having your consultation, you be open and honest with Dr. Ahmadi because it will help him make the best choices for you to achieve optimal results and avoid unnecessary risks. He will also listen to your concerns, answer any of your questions, and explain the procedure in more detail. Dr. Ahmadi will use all of the information he collects and create your personalized surgical plan. If you agree with the plan he makes, our Patient Coordinator will schedule your procedure and provide you with some pre-op instructions to follow.

What to Expect on the Day of Breast Implant Removal

On the day of your surgery, we will begin by administering anesthesia, which could be in the form of intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. This will be decided on during your consultation. Once you are under, Dr. Ahmadi will begin by making an incision either around the areola or under the lower fold of your breasts. Through this incision, the implant will be removed, as well as any scar tissue. If you are having an implant removal in conjunction with an implant revision, he will then insert the new implant. Once he is finished, he will close the incisions with either stitches, tape, or skin adhesives.

The surgery will last between one and three hours.


Breast Implant Removal Recovery

After surgery, we will monitor you for a while as you come out of sedation. Once you are released that same day, you will be able to return home to recover, but you will need a friend or family member available to provide you with a ride home and stay with you for a day or so for additional assistance. We will require you to wear a support bra or compression garment to reduce any swelling. Dr. Ahmadi may also temporarily leave small tubes in the incisions to help drain excess fluid or blood. These drains are normally removed within a few days, but some patients may require them for a little longer (about 10 days).

You should avoid certain activities, like driving, for the first week or so, and avoid any strenuous activity or heavy lifting. You can expect to be sore or tender for up to six weeks, but this can be treated with ice packs and over-the-counter medications.

How Much Does Breast Implant Removal Cost in Houston, TX?

The cost of Breast Implant Removal in Houston is dependent on many factors, including the technique used to remove them. The best way to find out how much your procedure will cost is to come in for your consultation and have Dr. Ahmadi create your surgical plan. With this plan, our Patient Coordinator can provide you with an exact breakdown of the cost of your procedure.

Why Choose Dr. Ahmadi?

Avante Plastic Surgery is led by Dr. Ahmad Ahmadi, a board-certified plastic surgeon with nearly three decades of experience. After graduating from the Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ahmadi completed his residency at Saint Joseph’s Hospital And Medical Center, where he then became certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). He has affiliations with both Memorial Hermann and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and has numerous accolades, including being a published author in the field of plastic surgery. He chose Sugar Land for his family to raise his children in one of the top-rated cities.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are unhappy with your implants and are interested in Breast Implant Removal in Houston, we strongly encourage you to meet with Dr. Ahmadi for a consultation. Call Avante Plastic Surgery at (281) 265-2639 today, or use our website to request your appointment. Our team looks forward to working with you and helping you find comfort and joy within yourself.

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