About Breast Implant Removal
Since breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments on the market, sometimes women change their mind or end up having issues with their implants over time. If this occurs, then our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Glenn Lyle, can help address your needs by performing a breast implant removal. You may choose to have this procedure if you wish to change the size of your breasts, decide you no longer want implants, or if you have had an implant rupture or infection. Whatever the reason, Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center can help restore your appearance back to the way you want. If needed, Dr. Lyle can also perform a breast lift after the removal to ensure that your breasts remain perky and cosmetically appealing. Call our Raleigh, NC office today to schedule a consultation.
You will be an ideal candidate for a breast implant removal if you want to change the shape and size of your breasts. Over time, you may decide that you don't like the appearance of your implants and want your size reduced. If you have had your implants for ten years or more, or if their appearance has become distorted from a rupture, then a removal procedure may be the right choice for you. Dr. Lyle can assess your condition and see if an implant removal surgery is the best option to address your needs.
Breast Implant Removal Reviews
"A Life Changing Breast Implant Revision With Dr. Glenn Lyle - Raleigh-Durham, NC - Dr. Lyle has restored my faith and trust in Plastic Surgeons. Everything from the consultation, to the morning of surgery, to the after care has been nothing short of phenomenal! Dr. Lyle's immense knowledge in Breast Augmentation Revision is 100% reflective in his artistic proficiency. I knew that my particular case was very complex, but he took the time to explain everything to me in great detail, and knew precisely how to help me achieve the results that I wanted. He expressed compassion for my situation, and truly cares about me as his patient. Dr. Lyle has exceeded any and all expectations that I could have had. He went above and beyond for me throughout this emotional journey of my revision. He called me from a concert with his son to answer my questions of concern postoperatively, went into the surgical center on a Saturday morning to see me after a rough night of painful swelling, and expressed immense patience with me through it all! The results Dr. Lyle has given me through my Revisions has been life changing. I went from a woman who couldn't stand looking in the mirror, or wearing a bikini, to a woman with a restored self confidence, and newfound appreciation for living life to the fullest. Dr. Lyle's entire team of impressive nurses and anesthesiologist, are among the best I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I feel so incredibly fortunate to have found such a highly skilled, knowledgeable, and honest surgeon. What Dr. Lyle has done for me I am forever grateful to him for. He has transformed what I was convinced to be a forever deformed consequence of poor decision making, into unimaginably beautiful results! I feel better than I ever thought possible, and I have Dr. Lyle to Thank for that. His commitment to his patience doesn't end after the surgery either. He has continued to follow up with me throughout my healing process. If you are looking for a expert in the field of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lyle is it!"- M. / RealSelf / Jul 21, 2014
In order to provide the best results, Dr. Lyle will need to know the surgical details of your first breast augmentation. His approach to the revision procedure will depend on that information, your health history, and your particular concern or desires.
Ruptured implants will need removal, and the diagnosis of a rupture depends on the type of implant. Saline implants simply and quickly shrink in size after the implant shell develops a flaw — it is quite obvious but harmless and easily treated. A gel implant rupture is harder to detect but could be heralded by a change in shape, hardening of the breast, or a lump. In instances where surgery is necessary to correct an obvious problem, diagnostic tests may not be needed. In cases where the patient is not having a problem but is concerned about the integrity of the implant, an MRI will be recommended.
If your skin and breast tissues have stretched significantly, Dr. Lyle may recommend a breast lift in addition to the breast removal procedure. The implant and often the capsule will be removed, and the breast and nipple will be reconfigured with the lift.
What to Expect
The length of recovery time will vary depending on the degree of correction needed. Most patients plan for two weeks off from work. You should arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure and help you with routine activities for the first day. You will be given detailed instructions regarding healing, such as how to care for your incisions and watch for signs of infection. Patients are usually cleared for exercise at their follow-up visit about six weeks after surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $6,000
Breast implants can be a wonderful way to enhance the size and shape of your breasts. However, sometimes you may decide you want to return to your natural bustline, or you may experience issues with your implants that warrant a removal procedure. Dr. Lyle is very experienced with breast procedures and can help restore your appearance. If you think a breast implant removal is the right step for you, then call Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule a consultation.