Saline or silicone breast implant removal surgery may be appropriate for women who are unhappy with the results of their breast augmentation, or those who experience complications with their breast implants.
If the original breast enhancement surgery was not undertaken properly, this procedure might become necessary.
Board certified plastic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provide breast implant removal to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding communities.
Implant Removal or Implant Replacement
The surgeon will understand the reasons for the breast enhancement complications and recommend a course of action to the patient before the breast implant revision surgery. If the patient chooses to receive breast implant replacement, this procedure will be undertaken during the breast implant removal surgery.
But if the patient chooses to undergo only breast implant removal, the surgeon may recommend plastic surgery options such as breast lift surgery. These can be performed along with breast implant removal surgery.
Prior to the cosmetic surgery, the surgeon will assess the implants and check the adjacent tissue for swelling, infection, leakage, and rupture.
Educating the Patient
During the pre-op consultation, a responsible surgeon will educate the patient on all aspects of breast implant removal to allow her to make a well-considered decision. The surgeon will discuss the breast removal surgery advantages, risks, steps involved, and the approximate recovery period after the procedure.
They will also make sure that the patient chooses to receive the procedure out of their own free will, without any external pressure. Patients who are well-informed are able to make a more judicious decision on implant removal surgery and typically accomplish higher levels of satisfaction as well.
The first priority for the surgeon during a breast implant removal consultation is to determine the patient’s candidacy for this procedure. The surgeon will undertake a general medical exam and evaluate the breast structure as well as skin elasticity and texture.
In addition, the surgeon will assess the medical and surgical history of the patient as well as order medical tests, if necessary. They will include the cosmetic goals of the patient into the customized breast removal plastic surgery plan.
Instructions for Preparation and Recovery
In case the patient is a smoker, the surgeon will need them to quit smoking for several weeks before and after the breast surgery. They may also alter the patient’s schedule for prescription drugs, blood thinners, and herbal supplements in discussion with the prescribing physician.
Developing Realistic Expectations
In order to help them develop realistic expectations from the procedure, some surgeons may show the patient before and after breast implant photos of previous patients during the pre-operative consultation process. Patients with reasonable expectations are usually more satisfied with the final results and feel more confident.
In relation to this, the surgeon may also show testimonials of previous patients to the new patient to enable her to understand the procedure from the standpoint of another patient. Moreover, the patient may request a brief office tour to familiarize herself with the surgeon’s practice.
Cosmetic surgeons at the ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and nearby areas for breast implant removal.
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