Breast Implant Removal

Conveniently Located to Serve Houston, Katy, and The Woodlands.

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Some women with breast implants request removal of the implants because of changes in their lifestyle or because of rupture (deflation) of one or both breast implants. Once the breast implants are removed, new implants do not need to be placed but they certainly can if you desire.

How is a Breast Implant Removalperformed?

Typically, Dr. Rodriguez removes breast implants through an incision at the crease under the breast. If you already have a scar in this location, the same scar will be reopened. Inside the breast, the capsule (scar around the implant) may be removed along with the implant. The incision is stitched closed with dissolvable stitches and a wrap is placed around your chest. Usually, this surgery is done under general anesthesia and you can return home the same day of surgery.

Removal of breast implants is frequently combined with a Breast Lift (mastopexy). When the implant is removed, the breast instantly loses volume and often looks deflated and droopy. A Breast Lift (mastopexy) can help bring the breast and nipple up into a lifted and more youthful position.

am I a goodcandidate?

You may be a candidate for a breast implant removal by Dr. Rodriguez if you are a woman in the Houston area and you:

  • RNo longer want your breast implants
  • RHave a deflated or ruptured breast implant
  • RHave realistic expectations for this procedure
  • RAre a non-smoker and do not use any nicotine
  • RHave good control of all health conditions

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This surgery takes 1-3 hours in most cases and is an outpatient surgery. The removal of breast implants alone is associated with minimal pain in most cases. You will have a wrap dressing placed around your chest during surgery and will switch to a supportive, soft sports bra at your first follow-up appointment. You should not wear an underwire bra until cleared by Dr. Rodriguez. Most patients can return to work by 2 weeks after surgery and can start exercising again 6 weeks after surgery.

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After surgery, the scar will soften and fade over the coming months. Scar therapy using a silicone product, such as silicone sheets or silicone gel, is recommended to optimize the appearance of the scars.

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Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re interested in learning more about a Breast Implant Removal. Our skilled team is dedicated to providing excellent cosmetic services to Houston and the surrounding area. We’re here to help you achieve a look that will help you feel more comfortable in your body.

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