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.
Breast Implant Removal Ideal Candidates
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.
"I cannot begin to express my gratitude and appreciation for Dr. Lyle. I first met Dr. Lyle a month ago during a consultation to have my recalled Allergan Biocell textured implants (installed by a different surgeon) replaced for smooth wall implants. The experience from beginning to end was fantastic. I was greeted warmly, and I love that they offer you a warm robe in the exam room. This is a nice change from the usual paper gowns. Dr. Lyle himself is lovely. He's friendly, knowledgeable, humble and helpful. Fast forward a month later and I woke up to a swollen and painful left breast - this is a big concern with textured implants, so I called his office at 8 am and was told by reception to start making my way in ASAP. I saw Dr. Lyle at 9 am. He examined me and decided I needed an ultrasound and biopsy. He asked his nurse to call around and find me an appointment. By 10 am I was in the capable hands of the Breast Center in Raleigh. My biopsy was sent right to the lab.The next day, Dr. Lyle called me with my results, thankfully everything was negative. This experience was very emotional and stressful for me and Dr. Lyle and his team were incredible. I am so grateful for everything he has done for me - what a tremendous advocate! I am really looking forward to being in Dr. Lyle's capable hands through my breast revision surgery in the coming weeks. Thank you so much for everything, Dr. Lyle. It is impossible to articulate my gratitude."- A.B. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
"Dr Lyle is absolutely AMAZING and I can’t truly place into words how AMAZING he is! I am completely satisfied with his work and loved him so much! My mother calls him “THE PERFECTIONIST” I have had the opportunity to use his services twice over the years and I wouldn’t trust anyone else."- E.S. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
"I Felt Very Safe in His Care. - Dr Lyle is a great very carrying Doctor I would recommend to anyone needing a plastic surgeon. He is very attentive and never makes you feel rushed through appointments. He treats you as a individual not a number like some do."- D. / RealSelf / Jun 03, 2019
"A+ Blepharoplasty with Dr. Glenn Lyle of RPSC! - Finally, my visual field has been restored after constantly struggling with sagging- hooded eyelids that were impacting my daily life such as: working on the computer with my head tilted backwards to see the screen, forehead fatigue causing aching, my eyelashes pushing down and finally the feeling that I had a "frame of dimness" is completely gone! I can see clearly now and the world is a much..."- B. / RealSelf / Feb 26, 2019
"Dr. Lyle was so considerate of my wishes and concerns during the process of reconstruction after breast cancer surgery. He was the one doctor of all of my medical team who treated me like a person instead of just a number. He truly does his best to make his patients happy with their end result!"- R.H. / Google / Feb 07, 2019
Breast Implant Removal Surgical Technique
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 with Breast Implant Removal
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.