Deciding on a plastic surgeon to perform your procedure is an important decision. It is essential that you feel confident that you are making the right choice. We have provided testimonials of plastic surgery patients that have placed their trust in Dr. Balakhani to perform their procedures.

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Mehdi Balakhani, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S. is Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Christiana Care Systems and Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware. He has been selected by nurses and his peers as a top doctor in Delaware since 1992. Dr. Balakhani is Board Certified in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 1983. He has contributed more than 20 cosmetic surgery instructional exhibits to the Medical Society of Delaware over the past 20 years. He has provided more than 200 educational seminars for public education in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.


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Breast Implant Removal

Breast implant removal surgery is performed to either replace implants that have been damaged or ruptured, remove implants that are causing issues, or remove breast implants that the patient may no longer desire. At our plastic and reconstruction surgery practice, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon offers breast implant removal surgery in Delaware for women who are looking for an expertly trained plastic surgeon who can provide them with the excellent care they need.

About Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

There are a wide variety of plastic surgery procedures, such as Breast Implant Removal, that our practice performs. Breast implant removal surgery involves making incisions along the original incision used for breast augmentation. The implants are removed along with any capsules or scar tissue. The incisions are closed and sutured shut. In some cases, new breasts implants can be inserted. A breast lift or breast reduction may also be performed to improve the appearance of the breasts.

Plastic surgery encompasses both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve the patient’s appearance and self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery is usually not covered by health insurance because it is elective.

Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors, or disease. It is generally performed to improve functions, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance.

Recovering from Breast Implant Removal Surgery

You will need to wear a compression garment around the breast during your recovery. This will help to provide support and minimize swelling. You can expect to experience some pain and discomfort during the recovery process. These issues can be managed with medication. On average, patients will need around four days or more to recover before they can return to work, though this will vary based on the amount of physical activity involved.

Follow-up visits will be scheduled to ensure you are healing properly. Our team will also be sure to provide you with thorough instructions to ensure your breast implant removal recovery goes as smoothly as possible.

Cost and Payment Options

Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies, although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary greatly.

There are a number of “gray areas” in coverage for plastic surgery that sometimes require special consideration by an insurance carrier. These areas usually involve surgical operations which may be reconstructive or cosmetic, depending on each patient’s situation. For example, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) — a procedure normally performed to achieve cosmetic improvement — may be covered by insurance if the eyelids are drooping severely and obscuring a patient’s vision.

During your consultation, our team can go over the expected cost of your breast implant removal surgery in Delaware and answer questions you have regarding insurance, and the payment options we accept.

Schedule a Consultation

For more information on plastic surgery and the procedures, we offer, please contact our plastic and reconstructive surgery center today to schedule a consultation for your breast implant removal in Delaware. Dr. Balakhani is a board-certified plastic and reconstruction surgeon who will be sure to provide you with the outstanding surgical care you need.

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