Breast Implant Removal or replacement treatments at Judith Gurley Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa
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Breast Implant Removal / Replacement – St. Louis

If you’ve had a previous experience with breast augmentation and now you feel like you are ready to make some changes with implant size, shape, or position, you’ll be glad to know that Dr. Gurley is well-versed in this area. There are many options for breast implant revision surgery including implant replacement, implant removal, lifting and tightening the breasts, or reducing the size of the breasts. Women decide to exchange their breast implants for many reasons which include the desire to change their size, obtain new implants, or remove recalled implants.

What You Can Expect

ProcedureWhat does the procedure entail?

If at all possible, the original incision is used to prevent additional scarring. Typically removal and replacement of breast implants is pain free, while repositioning the implant may cause some discomfort after surgery. Dr. Gurley will consider changing the size or type of implant, or changing the location or position of the implant. Breast implant revision can be combined with reducing areola size, lifting the nipples, or tightening the skin of the breast, depending on your specific needs.

RecoveryWhat can I expect?

Most patients find it possible to stop pain medication after a single day of recovery. This allows you to resume normal activities within 24-48 hours, including driving and returning to work. Strenuous activity is discouraged for 4-6 weeks after the surgery. Dr. Gurley will provide you with specific post-operative care instructions based on your procedure and your specific anatomy.

CandidatesWho is a good candidate?

Patients seek out Dr. Gurley for a variety of reasons. This procedure might be right for you if:

You want to change the size of your existing implants.

You want to change your implants from saline to silicone.

You want to correct an initial surgery or address issues related to the position of the breasts or asymmetry that may have arisen following your first procedure.

You want to revitalize the appearance of your breasts due to changes resulting from pregnancy, weight loss, weight gain, or age.

CostWhat is the approximate cost for Breast Implant Removal and/or Replacement?

The cost for breast implant removal and/or replacement usually falls within these ranges, however you will receive an exact cost when you meet with Dr. Gurley.

  • $13,000-$22,000 – Breast Implant Removal and Replacement
  • $8,000-$14,000 – Breast Implant Removal

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Real Results

Real Artistic Outcomes

Dr. Gurley has years of experience altering previous breast implant surgeries to achieve results that are more natural and comfortable. Some patients want to change the implant material from saline to silicone, update the implant to a newer style, or remove the original implant entirely. Dr. Gurley has an extensive background in reconstructive surgery, including post-mastectomy reconstruction as well as correcting congenital deformities or asymmetries. This experience allows her to design a surgical plan unique to each patient. Many patients feel better about their breast implants than they ever did before. Our photo gallery showcases the real results of our patients.

Real Patients, Real Stories