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What to Expect During Your Breast Implant Removal Consultation

Women who are unhappy with the results of their breast augmentation or those who experience complications with breast implants may be ideal for candidates for saline or silicone implant removal cosmetic surgery

In case the original breast augmentation procedure was not undertaken properly, this procedure might become necessary.

Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides breast implant removal to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.


Objectives and Expectations

The breast surgeon will closely interact with the patient to understand her specific cosmetic goals and expectations from breast implant removal surgery. 

This feedback will be taken into account while developing an individualized surgical plan to meet her unique requirements. The surgeon will encourage them to review breast implant removal before and after images to allow the patient to develop reasonable expectations. 

On top of this, the surgeon will make sure that the patient wants to undergo this procedure out of her free will. Patients who are well-informed are able to arrive at a more sagacious decision on breast implant removal surgery and typically attain higher levels of satisfaction as well. 


Deciding between Implant Removal and Replacement

The surgeon will establish the reasons for breast implant complications and recommend a suitable course of action before the breast implant revision surgery. If the patient decides to undergo breast implant replacement, this procedure may be performed independently in many cases.

But if the patient seeks only breast implant removal, the surgeon will advise them on additional plastic surgery options such as breast lift surgery. This can be performed along with breast implant removal. Prior to the surgery, the surgeon will examine the implants and the adjacent tissue for swelling, leakage, rupture, and infection.


Establishing Candidacy

The main objective for the surgeon during a breast implant removal consultation is determining the patient as a candidate for this procedure. The surgeon will undertake a general medical exam and assess the breast structure, skin elasticity, and skin texture.

The surgeon will also assess the patient’s medical and surgical history and may order medical tests if required. They will include the cosmetic goals of the patient into the breast surgery plan.


Pre-op Guidelines

At the time of the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will provide the patient with clear guidelines about avoiding smoking for a specified period before the procedure. Moreover, they may ask the patient to temporarily stop certain prescription or non-prescription drugs or alter their schedules in discussion with the prescribing doctor. 


List of Questions

Ideally, the patient should create a detailed list of questions that they wish to ask the surgeon during the consultation. A ready list of questions will ensure that nothing relevant is missed out. A committed surgeon will answer all questions in an accurate manner to enable the patient to make a judicious decision about the procedure.

In relation to this, the patient may request to see the testimonials of previous patients to understand their experience with the surgeon. They may request a video (if available) of the procedure to learn more about it. Certain patients may also want to speak to staff members and take a short tour of the office to get familiar with the practice.

Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for breast implant removal.

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.