Breast Implant Removal

Consultations offered at our two convenient locations in Houston and Sugar Land, TX

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.


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.


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 

Ideal Candidate

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

First Steps

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


is breast implant removal painful

No. This surgery is performed under anesthesia so you shouldn’t experience any pain during your surgery. It is common to feel sore and tender during your recovery. Dr. Ahamdi will prescribe some temporary pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort during the initial stage of your recovery.

How many appointments will I need?

Dr. Ahmadi will have you return within a few days to remove any sutures and tubing and evaluate your recovery. After that you can expect a few more check-up appointments, usually within a week or so post-operative, and then again at around three months. Every patient will have a different recovery process so you may require additional appointments. Dr. Ahmadi will always let you know if and when he expects to see you again.

How long until I see results?

Depending on the degree of change, you can see results almost immediately after surgery. There will be some swelling and bruising that takes place, so you won’t see your final results until after they subside. Some patients can see results within a few weeks, while others may need up to a year after the procedure.

can I combine breast implant removal with other procedures?

Absolutely! Many of our Houston Breast Implant Removal patients will combine their surgery with a Breast Lift or Breast Implant Revision to fix or alter their previous implant’s appearance. Other great surgeries to pair with your removal would be contouring procedures like a Tummy Tuck or LipoTuck™. If you have a certain aesthetic goal or would like to hear Dr. Ahmadi’s expert recommendations, please discuss this during your consultation.

What are the risks associated with breast implant removal?

Breast Implant Removal is a procedure with minimal to zero complications, however, every surgery does carry some risks. One of the most common risks is feeling dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts after surgery, but Dr. Ahmadi and his team have the experience and great plastic surgery record that this is a very rare experience. Other complications of implant removal can include:

Seroma or bodily fluid collecting in the space where the implant was
Loose skin
Numbness or changes in nipple sensation.

While most of these side effects are to be expected and will heal on their own, if you have any long-lasting or concerning reactions, please contact our office so that we can help.