Rafi Bidros, MD, FACS

920 Frostwood Drive Suite 690, Houston, TX 77024

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Rafi Bidros, MD, FACS

920 Frostwood Drive Suite 690
Houston, TX 77024

Breast Implant Revision Surgery - Breast Implant Removal or Exchange - Houston, TX*

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Overview

Breast implant removal happens for a number of reasons. The removal may be performed due to medical concerns, like the implant leaking, implant rupture, or capsular contracture. In other cases, the patient may desire to increase or decrease the size of the implant, adjust the shape, or upgrade to a newer implant technology. Breast implant removal may be required to correct other problems, which can occur with implants such as the implants moving, wrinkling, sagging, or asymmetry. At his Houston, TX office, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rafi Bidros, performs breast revision surgery to exchange implants for patients who want or need new implants. Dr. Bidros may also remove the implants if the patient decides that implants no longer fit their lifestyle.

Surgical Technique

During breast implant removal surgery, the incision will be made under the breast or around the nipple and the implants will be carefully removed. Once the implant is removed, Dr. Bidros may place new implants or close the incision with only the natural breast tissue. If the patient choses to remove their implants, Dr. Bidros will shape the tissue and muscles to their best shape and remove any excess skin to avoid sagging.

During/After Surgery

In the event that a breast implant removal is necessary the procedure will be done under general, although local anesthesia with IV sedation, just like the breast augmentation procedure. This procedure generally takes approximately 1 – 2 hours to perform. Recovery is relatively quick, though you may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising.

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Implant Removal FAQs

Why Remove Implants?

Your body may have an adverse reaction to the implants sometimes and this can cause infection, bleeding, necrosis, or calcium deposits. Complications are rare, but as with any surgical procedure and any procedure that involves putting a foreign object in the body, there are risks.

Do I Have to Replace?

Women, who are having very large breast implants removed, may be left with a significant cosmetic deformity if they don’t decide to replace the breast implants with other implants. The breast tissue may atrophy and the chest wall becomes deformed. 

Emotional Concerns?

Psychological distress may occur after a significant body transformation, including after the removal or revision of breast implants, and it may be necessary to seek treatment if the distress continues or worsens.

How Will I Know?

Breast implant removal surgery is necessary from time to time. Stay up-to-date on your check-ups so that if a problem does occur, it can be resolved in a timely manner. It’s important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast implants and breast revision surgeries, like Dr. Rafi Bidros.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.