Breast Implant Removal in Houston

Conveniently Located in Upper Kirby to serve Houston

Your Breast Implant Removal in Houston will be performed by Dr. Steely at his surgery center or First Surgical Hospital in Houston, TX.

Why Breast Implant Removal?

Although breast augmentation has one of the highest rates of patient satisfaction, there are many different reasons a patient may elect to remove her implants. Some of the common reasons are:

  • EPatient was never satisfied with the size or shape of her results.
  • EPatient is experiencing recurring capsular contracture.
  • EPatient experienced implant rupture or leak.
  • EPatient has decided over time that breast implants are no longer what she desires.

Dr. R Lee Steely is experienced in breast implant removal, also known as explantation. Through consultation with Dr. Steely, he will discuss your goals and determine which surgical technique will be ideal for you.

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Your Initial Breast Implant Removal Consultation

During your initial breast implant removal consultation, you will meet with Dr. Steely and his staff to discuss your goals. They will review your medical history and discuss your goals you hope to obtain with surgery. Dr. Steely will examine your breasts and evaluate. Based on his findings and your goals, he will determine which surgical technique will benefit you the most. Also, Dr. Steely will review the risks associated with breast enhancement surgery and address your expectations. Of course, feel free to ask any questions you may have at this time.


Get in touch today to book your consultation at Steely Plastic Surgery.

Types of Breast Implant Removal Procedures


Breast Implant Removal En Bloc

This procedure refers to explantation of the breast implant and capsule. Depending upon your tissue characteristics, removal of this singular unit may or may not require a lift procedure to give the best results.

Breast Implant Removal with Breast Lift

There are many factors to consider when removing your implants and determining whether a breast lift is ideal at the same time.  These factors include, but are not limited to: size of the implants, length of time with implants, weight gain/weight loss, pregnancy, and overall desired shape & perkiness as an end result.

Contact Our Office

Don’t hesitate to contact our office if you’re interested in learning more about breast implant removal surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Steely will happily walk you through the entire process and answer any of the questions you have along the way. Your journey to the breasts you’ve always wanted begins with a consultation.

Dr. Steely’s practice is 100% cosmetic surgery. He does not practice hand surgery, reconstructive surgery, congenital defect surgery, or any other subtype of the field of plastic surgery. The sole focus of he, his staff, and his office is the practice of cosmetic surgery. 

Call 713-622-6500 or email Dr. Steely for a complimentary initial appointment or for more information relating to the breast augmentation procedure.

Breast Implant Removal FAQ:

What are the risks and complications associated with breast implant removal?
The risks of breast implant removal surgery include infection, bleeding, anesthesia risks, and changes in breast shape or size. Dr. Steely makes it a priority to inform patients about these risks during the pre-surgical consultation.
Is breast implant removal surgery painful?
Expect some minor discomfort post-surgery, but this is typically managed with prescribed pain medication. Dr. Steely and his team are committed to patient comfort and provide clear guidelines for managing post-operative pain.
How long is the recovery period after breast implant removal?
The recovery period varies, but most patients resume light activities within a week and more strenuous activities within four to six weeks.
Will breast implant removal surgery affect breast shape and size?
Yes, removing breast implants will alter the size and potentially the shape of the breasts. Some patients might experience sagging or changes in the contour of the breasts. Dr. Steely discusses options for a breast lift or replacement implants during the initial consultation if desired by the patient.
Can I replace my breast implants during the removal surgery?
Yes, replacing old implants with new ones during the same surgery is possible. This is a common procedure for patients looking to update their implants or change their breast size.
Will insurance cover the cost of breast implant removal surgery?
Insurance coverage for breast implant removal varies depending on the reason for removal and the specific insurance plan. In cases where implant removal is medically necessary, insurance may cover some costs. Please contact your insurance provider directly to confirm if breast implant removal is part of your coverage.

Please note that Dr. Steely does not perform this type of surgery under insurance, but the office can assist you with filing a claim for reimbursement after the procedure.

How soon can I exercise after breast implant removal surgery?
Patients are typically advised to avoid strenuous activities for at least two weeks post-surgery. If additional procedures are performed with your breast implant removal surgery, the restrictions may be longer. Light exercise, such as walking, can usually be resumed within a few days.
Can breast tissue sag after implant removal?
Yes, sagging may occur after the removal of breast implants, especially if the implants were very large or if the patient has had them for many years.