Breast Implant Removal in Houston, TX

Considering Breast Implant Removal or Exchange?

  • AnesthesiaGeneral
  • Surgery Length2 Hours
  • Recovery Time1 week
  • OVERVIEW
  • PROCEDURE
  • RECOVERY
OVERVIEW

Occasionally, after breast augmentation, a woman may decide to remove her breast implants, or exchange them for a different size or shape. Perhaps weight was lost or gained and the implants now feel too big or too small. At Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, Dr. Olga Bachilo provides the option of breast implant removal and/or exchange for residents of Houston and nearby areas in Texas.

A Woman’s Prerogative

Back in the day there was a popular saying that stated: “It’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind.” And the breast augmentation process is no exception to this rule.  There are plenty of reasons why a woman may choose to change her mind and remove breast implants or trade them for new ones after a breast augmentation procedure.

Naturally, one’s body is changing constantly over time, and factors such as aging, hormonal changes, or weight fluctuations may affect the shape and size of the breasts, altering the outcome of the original procedure.  Any of these reasons can lead to a decision to have breast revision surgery.

Occasionally, an implant may rupture or shift position, triggering such concerns as capsular contracture, which causes the breasts to become hard and rigid.  In these cases, the implant must be removed or exchanged.  Or a woman may choose to trade in one type of implant for another, such as replacing saline with silicone or vice versa.  Surgical breast implant removal may also be performed to amend a breast enhancement procedure by using a different size or shape implant.

Still others may elect to have breast implants removed entirely.  In these cases, a breast lift procedure may address the problem of sagging skin after implant removal.

PROCEDURE

HOW IS BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL PERFORMED?

The surgical breast implant removal procedure will be very similar to the original breast augmentation procedure, requiring a simple surgery typically performed with general anesthesia. Dr. Bachilo will use the same incisions used during your augmentation surgery to remove the old implants and insert the new ones, in order to prevent additional scarring.

RECOVERY

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL RECOVERY?

Once you are released from the hospital, you will need to have a friend or relative drive you home and provide at-home care so that you may rest properly and fully for at least two to three days before resuming any physical activity.

It is normal to have tenderness and swelling around the site of the incisions, and Dr. Bachilo will prescribe pain medication to help you manage the discomfort of those first few days. You will also have to wear a compressive bra to optimize healing, support sensitive breast tissue, protect the surgical site from any potential impact, and assist the body in adapting to its new shape.

The full recovery period lasts about three to four weeks. You must wear the compressive bra and limit your physical activity during this period. You must specifically refrain from vigorous twisting or movement of the upper body, bending, lifting – and in particular overhead lifting – or any other strenuous or taxing physical activity.  Once all swelling has subsided, you may gradually return to normal activity and exercise.

Whats next?

Perhaps you’ve changed your mind about your original breast implants and are considering a breast revision procedure. If you are a resident of Houston or nearby areas, contact Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bachilo to discuss breast revision.

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Plump Lips Indeed! Houston, TX

100% recommend! Dr Bachilo is very courteous, professional, spends more than enough time explaining everything, and truly cares about her patients. Called me the next day to check up on me during her day off!

Great first experience Bellaire, TX

She has great bedside manner! She was honest & conservative about what she thought I should have done that day in the office. I will be back to see her again! Love that she called to check on my results and how I was feeling.

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I hated wrinkles on my forehead, and nasal labial folds. I had filler injected around nasal labial folds and around corner of my mouth. Botox injection into my forehead. I couldn't be happier with the results. After many comments about why I look so much ...

I hated wrinkles on my forehead, and nasal labial folds. I had filler injected around nasal labial folds and around corner of my mouth. Botox injection into my forehead. I couldn't be happier with the results. After many comments about why I look so much younger I will definitely have it done again.

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Exceeded my expectations Sugar Land, TX

I believe it is essential to find a professional who is in tune with patients’ needs, responsive, can perform the necessary measures and do what is best for the client without heavily promoting additional services. Dr. Bachilo not only met my meticulous ...

I believe it is essential to find a professional who is in tune with patients’ needs, responsive, can perform the necessary measures and do what is best for the client without heavily promoting additional services. Dr. Bachilo not only met my meticulous expectations, but also exceeded, so I will be back as needed.

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Wow! I am so pleased with Dr.Bachilo's expertise! Houston, TX

I was so thankful for her honesty and knowledge of products/procedures that I was wanting to have done. She guided me to the correct breast implant size and recovery was a breeze. When it came to my concern of wrinkles and lines she was extremely understanding ...

I was so thankful for her honesty and knowledge of products/procedures that I was wanting to have done. She guided me to the correct breast implant size and recovery was a breeze. When it came to my concern of wrinkles and lines she was extremely understanding and actually listened to me. She explained the different fillers and Botox products, which I am so pleased in everything she did to make me look younger!!! I have recommended her to several friends and will continue to do so!! Just go and she how wonderful she is!

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Great doctor Houston, TX

Last month I went in to see Dr. Bachilo to get Dysport injections for my wrinkles and fillers in my cheeks and chin. I was very worried as it was my first time having this procedure done, I didn't know what to expect but Dr. Bachilo was very patient with ...

Last month I went in to see Dr. Bachilo to get Dysport injections for my wrinkles and fillers in my cheeks and chin. I was very worried as it was my first time having this procedure done, I didn't know what to expect but Dr. Bachilo was very patient with me she took her time explaining and answering all my questions she made me feel very comfortable.

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I had the best experience at Dr. Bachilo’s office! Bellaire, TX

I decided to try Coolsculpting for the first time on my chin. I was a bit nervous to have the procedure to get rid of my double chin, but OMG I can already see it working! Dr. Bachilo was awesome! She explained how everything works, what the machine does ...

I decided to try Coolsculpting for the first time on my chin. I was a bit nervous to have the procedure to get rid of my double chin, but OMG I can already see it working! Dr. Bachilo was awesome! She explained how everything works, what the machine does and the sensation I would experience during and after the treatment. I’ve made my appointment to do Coolsculpting on the belly next.

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