About Breast Reduction Surgery
Abnormally large breasts can cause social, functional, and physical concerns for women. In addition, uneven and very large breasts can create insecurity, self-confidence issues, and embarrassment, as well as aches and pains. Dr. Glenn Lyle is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Raleigh, NC who continues to help countless women regain their confidence and feel more comfortable through surgical reduction of the breasts. This aesthetic surgery at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center reduces excess breast fat and skin, as well as unhealthy tissue to redefine and reshape the breasts to a more compatible size. Breast reduction surgery also reshapes the size of the nipple/areola area and repositions them so they are symmetric with the new breast size. In most cases, a breast lift can be incorporated to produce a tighter and younger-looking appearance.
Breast Reduction Ideal Candidates
If you are challenged with excessively large breasts that create obstacles in your daily life, cosmetic breast reduction may be a good option to get the figure you wish for. This surgery is helpful for women who experience emotional stress or find it difficult to lead an active life because of the weight of their breasts. Also, if you deal with ongoing skin problems as well as back or neck pain, this surgery can eliminate many of these annoyances. It is important patients are at a normal weight, and find a trained surgeon like Dr. Lyle who understands their desired outcome and has the aptitude to produce a pleasing and natural appearance.
"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 Reduction Surgical Technique
Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure performed with general anesthesia. The timing of surgery is dependent upon several factors including the complexity of the incision, the overall reduction technique, and finally, how much reduction is required. The nipple and areola repositioning is also a factor. For most patients, liposuction is necessary for fat and tissue elimination to decrease the breast size. During the private consultation, all of these factors are addressed with Dr. Lyle. Scarring is also discussed as it is common for scar lines to be visible, although surgical skill and advanced methods have led to a noticeable reduction in the visibility of scars. Depending on the intricacy of the reduction, either an anchor or a vertical incision will be incorporated. The breast tissue will then be removed, and the existing tissue and skin will be pulled tight and secured.
What to Expect with Breast Reduction
After surgery, you will be observed closely in our comfortable recovery area and then discharged home to heal. A small, tube-like draining device will most likely be implanted near the surgical site to reduce drainage from swelling and bleeding. A medical sports bra will be worn for several days that will boost blood flow to the breasts during the initial healing period. Within about a month, the breasts will settle and the post-op effects will diminish. The vast majority of our patients at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center remark they feel lighter and relieved and more reassured. After breast reduction surgery, you can buy the clothes you could not wear before and feel enthusiastic with your new shape. Remember, it is important to adhere to a healthy lifestyle so the results are not affected in a negative way.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $7,500 - $8,500
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
Dr. Lyle has worked with countless women to open the doors for them to reclaim their health and enjoy a more active life with surgical reduction of the breasts. During your first visit at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Lyle will go over all of the options for your aesthetic desires and tailor a custom treatment plan to fit your needs. Please call our practice in Raleigh, NC to understand more about this life-changing breast reduction surgery.