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Breast Implant Removal in Houston, TX

When you have made the decision to downsize, are experiencing challenges possibly associated with your implants, or no longer wish to keep your implants, Dr. Basu can assist you to remove breast implants and restore your breasts to their natural size.

Reasons for Breast Implant Removal

Some of the reasons women choose to have breast implants removed include:

  • A desire to return to original breast size
  • A desire to restore one’s breasts without implants
  • Breasts appear uneven
  • Malpositioned implants
  • Capsular contracture (scar tissue)
  • Chronic pain or discomfort
  • Concerns regarding textured implants
  • Implant rupture

Hear Dr. Basu explain options for removal and replacement on his Houston plastic surgery podcast, Behind the Double Doors.

Dr. Basu is a highly-respected, board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in aesthetic breast surgery including breast implant removal with partial or total capsulectomy (removal of the scar tissue that can form around any implant), and en-bloc removal of implants if and when indicated.

If you have the recently recalled textured implants, are concerned about health issues that may be associated with your implants, or simply want to live without implants, Dr. Basu will spend the time to educate you about up-to-date scientific data, emerging trends, and help educate you so that you are empowered to make the best decision for yourself. He will also review options to simultaneously tighten any loose skin and raise your breast position with a possible breast lift if needed. Please note that to be a candidate for breast implant removal surgery, you must have a BMI of 40 or less.

For some women who have enough of their own tissue, Dr. Basu’s breast lift auto-augmentation of cleavage technique can yield a very nice result without implants. And should you opt for fuller breasts without implants, he can review his approach to using your own fat to volumize your breasts with fat transfer procedures.

If you need to remove breast implants, whether to restore your natural breast size, resolve a complication, replace implants or any other reason, you can trust Dr. Basu to perform the surgery with meticulous care for superior results.

What is Breast Implant Removal?

The procedure for the removal of the implant involves placing incisions ideally in the old incision site so no new added scars are created. Otherwise, Dr. Basu hides the incision along your infra-mammary fold crease hidden underneath your breast. If a lift is planned, implant removal scars are usually combined and hidden within your lift incisions. The implants will be carefully removed. If scar tissue has developed (capsular contracture), the hardened scar tissue will be removed. The exact treatment plan will be customized given your specific anatomy, previous procedure(s) performed, and current concerns. Hence, a consultation is required with Dr. Basu to develop an individualized treatment plan just for you.


Recovery depends on the exact procedures being performed and varies from person to person. In general, the recovery from implant removal will be similar to recovery from augmentation, or shorter. In simpler cases, patients can return to a desk job in 2-3 days after their procedure. In more complex cases, Dr. Basu generally recommends taking 5-7 days off from work (about 1 week). He generally recommends no heavy lifting or strenuous activity for 3-4 weeks.

Breast Implant Removal and Breast Lift

If you have had implants for a long period, it is normal for the skin to stretch due to weight, and to accommodate the implants. You may choose to have a breast lift in conjunction with breast implant removal so your natural breast tissue can be reshaped, and excess skin removed so the breasts sit higher on your chest wall. Only a private consultation will reveal what procedure will create the result you envision.

Why Choose Dr. Basu for Breast Implant Removal?

Dr. Basu is highly sought-after as an accomplished surgeon for breast augmentation and implant removal. Many women have changed how they feel about the size of existing implants and want a more natural look. Others have suffered some type of complication or have concerns about their implants and need the implants removed.

When you are considering implant removal, you can expect a compassionate, professional approach when under the care of Dr. Basu, along with meticulous surgical technique, performed in a comprehensive aesthetics center with a state-licensed ambulatory surgery center (with the quality and safety measures of an ambulatory hospital subspecializing in plastic surgery). If you are considering breast implant removal, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Basu.

Breast Implant Removal in Houston

Our state-of-the-art plastic surgery center was built to provide a superior patient experience and manage the critical issues of health and safety correctly.

Your breast implant removal surgery will be performed in his onsite state-licensed ambulatory surgical center (Beleza Surgery Center), which far exceeds the requirements of most outpatient cosmetic surgery centers.

You can be completely confident that your breast implant removal will be performed safely, and you will be under the care of licensed nurses and board-certified anesthesiologists. Your first step is to meet with Dr. Basu to discuss your procedure, what it entails and what to expect. When you need breast implants removed, you want the procedure to be performed with your health and safety managed correctly.

We offer our patients a truly superior, world-class experience, and invite you to visit with us at our modern, private, plastic surgery clinic in Houston.