5 Reasons to Have Plastic Surgery this Fall or Winter

woman throwing fall leaves in the airScheduling your plastic surgery procedure for fall or winter has many advantages. Cooler temperatures make your recovery more comfortable, and you can hide under heavier clothes until you are ready to reveal your final results. The best part is that you will look and feel amazing in time for summer fun. Continue reading 5 Reasons to Have Plastic Surgery this Fall or Winter

Why You Need a Specialist for Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is a common procedure typically used to alleviate symptoms of large breasts. Women with macromastia or gigantomastia (terms for enlarged breast tissue) often experience a variety of painful symptoms such as neck, back, and shoulder pain and are unable to participate in activities such as running and other exercises. Breast reduction is also an option for men with gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts.

This procedure can reduce the size of your breasts, giving you a more proportionate figure and eliminating the pain and skin irritation. However, the breast surgeon you choose is an important step in the breast reduction process, which is why our board-certified plastic surgeons suggest asking these questions to ensure you get the best care and great results.

1. Is He or She Board-Certified by the ABPS?

The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) has certified nearly 10,000 physicians since 1937. This certification requires our doctors to complete additional education and training. They must take written and oral exams, and there’s a 10-year limit to ensure board-certified plastic surgeons continue to stay up to date on emerging techniques and technologies. Whether or not a physician is ABPS-certified is often reflected on their website.

2. How Much Experience Does He or She Have in Breast Reduction?

When you come in for your initial consultation at Specialists in Plastic Surgery in Raleigh or with any plastic surgery office, you’ll want to come equipped with a list of questions. How many breast reduction procedures have they performed? Is breast surgery their specialty? How can you prepare for surgery and recovery? Our plastic surgeons have years of experience in breast reduction and other breast procedures and believe in providing a customized approach as each patient is unique.

3. Do They Provide Patient Reviews and Before and After Galleries?

Many plastic surgeons provide breast reduction before and after photos and patient testimonials so you can get a glimpse of your potentials results and hear firsthand experiences. We rely on reviews for many products in life and plastic surgery is no exception. If you still have concerns after seeing their gallery and listening to patient reviews, ask if you can speak with a former patient as well.

These are just a few questions to consider when you choose a breast surgeon for your breast reduction. Your comfort level with the physician and plastic surgery office is another aspect to think about. You want to make sure you choose someone you feel comfortable asking questions throughout the process as you’ll interact with him or her and their office for at least several months.

Schedule Your Breast Reduction Consultation in Raleigh

If you’re interested in breast reduction, please contact Specialists in Plastic Surgery in Raleigh today at (919) 785-0505 to schedule your initial consultation. Our plastic surgeons are all board-certified and have years of experience in breast surgery. We provide face, breast, and body procedures and treatments to patients in surrounding North Carolina areas including Cary. 

Breast Reconstruction

Reconstructive Breast Surgery

Following a life-altering mastectomy, breast reconstruction techniques can restore a normal size, shape and appearance to your chest. If you’re considering breast reconstruction, we’d be proud to help you on your journey toward recovery. For patients that have already had breast reconstruction we also offer the latest breast reconstruction revision surgery procedures.

Who Should Get Breast Reconstruction?

Most women who have undergone breast cancer surgery are candidates for breast reconstruction. There are several surgical breast reconstruction techniques. The ideal procedure for you will depend on:

  • Your current health and medical history
  • Your stage of cancer and any ongoing treatments
  • Whether or not you smoke
  • Your current height-to-weight ratio
  • Your cosmetic expectations for surgery

Breast reconstruction is only performed when it will no longer affect treatment. If you require radiation treatments, it may significantly impact the timing, and, in most cases, the type of breast reconstruction recommended. We can work alongside your oncologist to determine the breast reconstruction options available for you.

Not all women choose to undergo breast reconstruction following breast cancer, but many feel their scars are a constant reminder of the past. Breast reconstruction can restore your figure and help you move forward after breast cancer.

What to Expect During Your Breast Reconstruction

We work closely with our local breast oncology surgeons to determine the best reconstruction options for you. Breast reconstruction can be performed at the same time as your mastectomy or at a later date. There are two general types of breast reconstruction: tissue flap breast reconstruction and implant-based breast reconstruction. These methods can be performed alone or combined to achieve your goals. Multiple procedures may be necessary to achieve a satisfactory outcome.

During flap-based breast reconstruction, we harvest tissue from one part of your body (e.g., abdomen, back) and transplant it to your chest to create a new breast. During a two-stage breast implant reconstruction, we insert a tissue expander, similar to a balloon, at the time of the mastectomy to slowly expand the tissue to prepare it to closely match a normal breast shape. After several months, a silicone breast implant is placed behind the chest muscle. During a one-stage  breast implant reconstruction we insert an implant with biologic mesh support either above or below the muscle. We will discuss the various options and inform you our recommendations.

After Your Breast Reconstruction

Your recovery will vary depending on the type of surgery performed. When you wake up from surgery, it is normal to experience some bruising, swelling and general discomfort. After the mastectomy, most patients are required stay in the hospital overnight. We will provide you with specific aftercare instructions before you leave the hospital.

You will need to wear a special surgical bra for the first few weeks. Prescription pain medication and antibiotics will also be provided to minimize discomfort and your risk of a post-surgical infection. You can gradually begin resuming light physical activity right away, but you should plan on at least of few weeks off from work and one month off before resuming  normal routines. Rigorous physical activity should avoided for four to six weeks.

Understanding the Risks of Breast Reconstruction

We will discuss all risks associated with breast reconstruction with you prior to surgery so that you can make an informed decision. It is important to note that all surgical procedures carry the risk of bleeding, infection, poor healing and adverse reaction to anesthesia. Risks specifically associated with reconstruction include partial or complete loss of sensation. Breast implants also carry the risk of implant malfunction or capsular contracture.

Schedule Your Breast Reconstruction Consultation in Raleigh

Our plastic surgeons have over 75 years of combined experience in cosmetic plastic surgery. If you’re ready to learn more about reast Reconstruction, please contact our office in Raleigh to schedule a consultation.

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Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia Correction

Male breast reduction (or gynecomastia correction) can help men who suffer from overdeveloped or enlarged breast tissue. By surgically removing the excess tissue, we give these men a flatter chest and, often, greater self-confidence.

Who Should Get Male Breast Reduction?

Gynecomastia can occur is one or both breasts. Although it is typically a benign condition, the presence of enlarged or overdeveloped breasts can adversely impact a man’s well-being.

Candidates for male breast reduction are:

  • healthy and at a stable body weight
  • experiencing symptoms of gynecomastia
  • realistic about the risks, benefits, and outcome of male breast reduction.

Male breast reduction can be performed on men of all ages. Adolescents may be potential candidates for male breast reduction; however, secondary surgeries may be necessary in the future to maintain results if breast development has not stabilized.

Despite its many advantages, this procedure may not be for everyone–especially for men with significant medical conditions. The best way to determine if you are an ideal candidate for male breast reduction is to schedule a consultation. Come prepared to discuss factors such as your health history, current medications, and cosmetic goals.

What to Expect During Your Male Breast Reduction

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Male breast reduction is a safe and effective way to reduce excess fat, glandular tissue, and/or skin surrounding the breast area and restore the breasts to a normal contour. It’s an outpatient procedure that can be performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Surgery can be completed using liposuction, excision (surgical removal of tissue), or a combination of both. The method used will depend on the amount of excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin that require removal.

In cases where liposuction is performed alone, incisions are very small and will be located near the armpits or at the areola. When excision is needed, surgical incisions will be placed around the areola or at the natural crease line under the breast. Following the removal of excess tissue and fat, all incisions will be closed with sutures. An elastic compression garment may be placed around the treated area to minimize swelling and discomfort.

After Your Surgery

After surgery, we’ll provide you with specific aftercare instructions. Most patients experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort for several days. Compression garments will need to be worn for at least four weeks. Prescription pain medication can help you manage discomfort during recovery. All stitches are generally removed within 1one to two weeks.

You will likely resume your normal routine within one week. Strenuous exercise may be restricted for several weeks. The final results of male breast reduction are permanent and will become gradually more apparent over the course of several months as swelling begins to subside and scars begin to fade.

Understanding the Risks of Male Breast Reduction

Male breast reduction is considered safe and complications are rare, but all surgical procedures have risks. We’ll discuss safety information and risks in-depth during the consultation. Risks associated with male breast reduction may include infection, hematoma, breast asymmetry, nipple or areola inversion, sensory changes, excessive scarring, hyperpigmentation or undesirable cosmetic outcome.

How Much Does a Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) cost?

At your consultation, Kristen or Laura will provide you with a detailed individual estimate given your surgeon’s recommendations. Please click here if you would like a generalized price estimate.

Schedule Your Male Breast Reduction Consultation

Our plastic surgeons have over 75 years of combined experience in cosmetic plastic surgery. If you’re ready to learn more about Male Breast Reduction, please contact our office in Raleigh to schedule a consultation.

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Breast Asymmetry Correction

Though asymmetric breasts are very common, a pronounced difference in size can make some women feel embarrassed and self-conscious. Breast asymmetry correction is a surgical procedure that can improve balance and proportion between the breasts.

Who Should Get Breast Asymmetry Correction?

It’s normal to have one breast that is slighter larger (or smaller) than the other, but if one of your breasts is noticeably larger than the other, you may benefit from correction surgery.

Corrective breast surgery can treat:

  • Breast that are noticeably different in size
  • Nipples or areolas that are asymmetrical
  • Breast size that makes you feel self-conscious

Breast asymmetry is often a genetic problem, but it may also occur as a result of aging, hormonal changes, pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Candidates for breast asymmetry correction should be healthy and have realistic expectations. While correction surgery can enhance the look of your breasts, you should not expect perfection. We can determine if this surgery is right for you during a personal consultation.

What to Expect During Your Breast Asymmetry Correction

Breast asymmetry correction in Raleigh, NC is an outpatient procedure that requires general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. There are a variety of techniques that can be used to balance out your breasts.

Many women choose to undergo breast augmentation using breast implants or their own natural tissue to increase the size of their breasts. Breast reduction or breast lift surgery can also be used to remove or lift sagging breast tissue and skin.

In some cases, nipple or areola reduction can improve symmetry between the breasts, as well. More than one procedure may be necessary to achieve desired results.

After Your Breast Asymmetry Correction

After breast surgery, we will provide you with specific aftercare instructions, along with prescription pain medication. Expect some bruising and swelling during the first 48 hours or longer. You will need a friend or family member to help you during this initial stage of recovery.

Light activity can be resumed within a few days, but most patients require one to two weeks off from work and other normal activities. You should take an entire month off from rigorous exercise and heavy lifting. Stitches are normally removed after a week, but prolonged swelling may obscure your final results for several weeks.

Understanding the Risks of Breast Asymmetry Correction

All surgical procedures, including breast asymmetry correction, present a degree of risk and uncertainty. These risks will be discussed in-depth during your consultation. Although uncommon, possible adverse events include unfavorable scarring, asymmetry, sensory changes, infection, adverse reaction to anesthesia, and undesirable cosmetic outcome.

How Much Does Breast Asymmetry Surgery Cost?

At your consultation, Kristen or Laura will provide you with a detailed individual estimate given your surgeon’s recommendations. Please click here if you would like a generalized price estimate.

Schedule Your Breast Asymmetry Consultation

Our plastic surgeons have over 75 years of combined experience in cosmetic plastic surgery. If you’re ready to learn more about Breast Asymmetry, please contact our office in Raleigh to schedule a consultation.

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Breast Implant Revision

It’s important to know that after receiving breast implants, results are not permanent, and they may require replacement during your lifetime. You should expect to have future visits with your plastic surgeon to discuss changes in your breasts.

Over time, your breasts can change due to aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors and gravity. If, after a period of years, you become dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, you may choose to undergo a breast lift or implant exchange to restore a more youthful contour.

What Is Breast Implant Exchange?

Breast implant exchange is a surgical procedure that removes or replaces breast implants placed during breast augmentation. The procedure may be indicated for medical reasons, or it may be the patient’s personal choice. To provide a satisfactory aesthetic outcome, a cosmetic procedure may be performed during or after breast implant removal. Removal of breast implants is frequently followed by no implant placement versus replacement with a different implant type (silicone gel vs. saline) or a breast lift (mastopexy) procedure.

Reasons for Breast Implant Exchange

You may believe that breast implants no longer fit into your lifestyle or you may decide that a different implant size or type is appropriate. In either of these cases, breast implant removal will be necessary.

  • Change in size preferences
  • Switch from saline to silicone
  • Decision to remove implants

Medical indications for breast implant removal may include trauma, disease, or a surgery complication. Complications of breast augmentation may necessitate breast implant removal or revision surgery. Some of these complications are as follows:

  • Capsular contracture
  • Implant displacement
  • Visible implant rippling
  • Ruptured implant
  • Nipple malposition
  • Breast soft tissue changes

What Happens During Surgery?

Breast implant removal is a relatively straightforward procedure. The implant is typically approached through the same surgical incisions as your original breast augmentation.  Surgery time length may be an hour or two, but this will vary depending on your particular condition.

After Breast Implant Exchange

Removal of breast implants carries a possibility for an undesirable aesthetic outcome, especially if you’ve had them for several years. When breast augmentation is first performed, the skin stretches to accommodate the implants. If they are removed, it is likely that your skin will not shrink back to a satisfactory state. If you have saline implants they can be deflated in the office prior to your surgery. This will give you time to adjust to the “new” breast look and allow you to decide if this look is good or bad.

While it is possible that your breasts will return to their pre-augmentation appearance, most patients will benefit from another cosmetic procedure. Your plastic surgeon may recommend a breast lift (mastopexy) to tighten the tissues and excess skin. To meet your appearance goals, he may also recommend a different implant size or different implant type.

How Much Does Breast Implant Revision Cost in Raleigh?

At your consultation, Kristen or Laura will provide you with a detailed individual estimate given your surgeon’s recommendations. Please click here if you would like a generalized price estimate.

Schedule Your Breast Implant Revision Consultation

Our plastic surgeons have over 75 years of combined experience in cosmetic plastic surgery. If you’re ready to learn more about Breast Implant Revision, please contact our office in Raleigh to schedule a consultation.

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Breast Reduction

If You’re Considering Breast Reduction…

Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight-from back and neck pain and skin irritation to skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Bra straps may leave indentations in their shoulders. And unusually large breasts can make a woman-or a teenage girl-feel extremely self-conscious.

Breast Reduction Raleigh NC

Heavy breasts can lead to physical discomfort, a variety of medical problems, shoulder indentations due to tight bra straps, and extreme self-consciousness.

 

Breast Reduction surgery in Raleigh NC

Incisions outline the area of skin, breast tissue, and fat to be removed and the new position for the nipple.

 

Breast Reduction in Raleigh NC

Skin formerly located above the nipple is brought down and together to reshape the breast. Sutures close the incisions, giving the breast its new contour.

 

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Scars around the areola, below it, and in the crease under the breast are permanent, but can be easily concealed by clothing.

 

Breast Reduction Raleigh NC

With smaller, better proportioned breasts, you’ll feel more comfortable and your clothes will fit better.*

Breast reduction, technically known as reduction mammaplasty, is designed for such women. The procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The goal is to give the woman smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body.

If you’re considering breast reduction, this will give you a basic understanding of the procedure- when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please be sure to ask your doctor if there is anything about the procedure you don’t understand.

The Best Candidates for Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is usually performed for physical relief rather than simply cosmetic improvement. Most women who have the surgery are troubled by very large, sagging breasts that restrict their activities and cause them physical discomfort.

In most cases, breast reduction isn’t performed until a woman’s breasts are fully developed; however, it can be done earlier if large breasts are causing serious physical discomfort. The best candidates are those who are mature enough to fully understand the procedure and have realistic expectations about the results. Breast reduction is not recommended for women who intend to breast-feed.

All Surgery Carries Some Uncertainty and Risk

Breast reduction is not a simple operation, but it’s normally safe when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. Nevertheless, as with any surgery, there is always a possibility of complications, including bleeding, infection, or reaction to the anesthesia. Some patients develop small sores around their nipples after surgery; these can be treated with antibiotic creams. You can reduce your risks by closely following your physician’s advice both before and after surgery.

The procedure does leave noticeable, permanent scars, although they’ll be covered by your bra or bathing suit. (Poor healing and wider scars are more common in smokers.) The procedure can also leave you with slightly mismatched breasts or unevenly positioned nipples. Future breast-feeding may not be possible, since the surgery removes many of the milk ducts leading to the nipples.

Some patients may experience a permanent loss of feeling in their nipples or breasts. Rarely, the nipple and areola may lose their blood supply and the tissue will die. (The nipple and areola can usually be rebuilt, however, using skin grafts from elsewhere on the body.)

Planning Your Surgery

In your initial consultation, it’s important to discuss your expectations frankly with your surgeon, and to listen to his or her opinion. Every patient-and every physician, as well-has a different view of what is a desirable size and shape for breasts.

The surgeon will examine and measure your breasts, and will probably photograph them for reference during surgery and afterwards. (The photographs may also be used in the processing of your insurance coverage.) He or she will discuss the variables that may affect the procedure-such as your age, the size and shape of your breasts, and the condition of your skin. You should also discuss where the nipple and areola will be positioned; they’ll be moved higher during the procedure, and should be approximately even with the crease beneath your breasts.

Your surgeon should describe the procedure in detail, explaining its risks and limitations and making sure you understand the scarring that will result. The surgeon should also explain the anesthesia he or she will use, the facility where the surgery will be performed, and the costs.

Some insurance companies will pay for breast reduction if it’s medically necessary; however, they require patients to meet many objectives (i.e. weight loss, physical therapy, removal of certain amount of breast tissue, etc.). We ask that you please check your policy and coordinate the requirements with your primary care physician before scheduling the consultation.

Preparing For Your Surgery

Your surgeon may require you to have a mammogram (breast x-ray) before surgery. You’ll also get specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications.

While you’re making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out for a few days if needed.

Where Your Surgery Will Be Performed

Breast reduction surgery may be performed in a hospital (if covered by insurance) or in our outpatient surgery center (if cosmetic). The procedure is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, so you will go home the same day. The surgery itself usually takes two to four hours, but may take longer in some cases.

Type of Anesthesia

Breast reduction is nearly always performed under general anesthesia. You’ll be asleep through the entire operation.

The Surgery

Techniques for breast reduction vary, but the most common procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision that circles the areola, extends downward, and follows the natural curve of the crease beneath the breast. The surgeon removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin, and moves the nipple and areola into their new position. He or she then brings the skin from both sides of the breast down and around the areola, shaping the new contour of the breast. Liposuction may be used to remove excess fat from the armpit area.

In most cases, the nipples remain attached to their blood vessels and nerves. However, if the breasts are very large or pendulous, the nipples and areolas may have to be completely removed and grafted into a higher position. (This will result in a loss of sensation in the nipple and areolar tissue.)

Stitches are usually located around the areola, in a vertical line extending downward, and along the lower crease of the breast. In some cases, techniques can be used that eliminate the vertical part of the scar. And occasionally, when only fat needs to be removed, liposuction alone can be used to reduce breast size, leaving minimal scars.

After Your Surgery

After surgery, you’ll be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a surgical bra over gauze dressings. A small tube may be placed in each breast to drain off blood and fluids for the first day or two.

You may feel some pain for the first couple of days-especially when you move around or cough-and some discomfort for a week or more. Your surgeon will prescribe medication to lessen the pain.

The bandages will be removed a day or two after surgery, though you’ll continue wearing the surgical bra around the clock for several weeks, until the swelling and bruising subside. Your stitches will be removed in one to three weeks.

If your breast skin is very dry following surgery, you can apply a moisturizer several times a day, but be sure to keep the suture area dry.

Your first menstruation following surgery may cause your breasts to swell and hurt. You may also experience random, shooting pains for a few months. You can expect some loss of feeling in your nipples and breast skin, caused by the swelling after surgery. This usually fades over the next six weeks or so. In some patients, however, it may last a year or more, and occasionally it may be permanent.

Getting Back to Normal

Although you may be up and about in a day or two, your breasts may still ache occasionally for a couple of weeks. You should avoid lifting or pushing anything heavy for three or four weeks.

Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions for resuming your normal activities. Most women can return to work (if it’s not too strenuous) and social activities in about two weeks. But you’ll have much less stamina for several weeks, and should limit your exercises to stretching, bending, and swimming until your energy level returns. You’ll also need a good athletic bra for support.

You may be instructed to avoid sex for a week or more, since sexual arousal can cause your incisions to swell, and to avoid anything but gentle contact with your breasts for about six weeks.

A small amount of fluid draining from your surgical wound, or some crusting, is normal. If you have any unusual symptoms, such as bleeding or severe pain, don’t hesitate to call your doctor.

Your New Look

Although much of the swelling and bruising will disappear in the first few weeks, it may be six months to a year before your breasts settle into their new shape. Even then, their shape may fluctuate in response to your hormonal shifts, weight changes, and pregnancy.

Your surgeon will make every effort to make your scars as inconspicuous as possible. Still, it’s important to remember that breast reduction scars are extensive and permanent. They often remain lumpy and red for months, then gradually become less obvious, sometimes eventually fading to thin white lines. Fortunately, the scars can usually be placed so that you can wear even low-cut tops.

Of all plastic surgery procedures, breast reduction results in the quickest body-image changes. You’ll be rid of the physical discomfort of large breasts, your body will look better proportioned, and clothes will fit you better.

However, as much as you may have desired these changes, you’ll need time to adjust to your new image-as will your family and friends. Be patient with yourself, and with them. Keep in mind why you had this surgery, and chances are that, like most women, you’ll be pleased with the results.

How much does Breast Reduction cost in Raleigh NC?

At your cosmetic consultation, Kristen or Laura will provide you with a detailed individual estimate given your surgeon’s recommendations. If you meet insurance coverage please refer to your individual insurance provider. Please click here if you would like a generalized price estimate.

Schedule Your Breast Reduction Consultation

Our plastic surgeons have over 75 years of combined experience in cosmetic plastic surgery. If you’re ready to learn more about breast reduction surgery, please contact our office in Raleigh to schedule a consultation.

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Breast Lift with Augmentation

A woman’s breasts can change quite drastically as she gets older. For many, this means both a loss in breast volume and some level sagging or drooping. Our team of board certified plastic surgeons can help to restore a naturally youthful appearance of the breasts by performing a combination of a breast lift (mastopexy) with breast implants.

Who Should Consider a Breast Lift with Augmentation?

This combination breast enhancement procedure is an effective solution for women who are unhappy with the physical changes to their breasts with age, as well as mothers whose breasts have been affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Many mothers will have both a breast lift and breast augmentation performed as part of a mommy makeover.

Combining breast lift surgery with the use of implants allows our surgeons to address two common issues:

  • A loss of breast volume
  • Drooping or sagging of the breasts

When a woman is experiencing both issues, treating just one may result in an unnatural outcome. For example, if the breasts are lifted, but volume isn’t restored, they may appear flat despite being at a more youthful position. Or, if breast implants are inserted but nothing is done to correct sagging, the breasts will likely appear too low or unnatural. Performing both breast enhancement surgeries together allows us to achieve the most natural results for our patients.

Expectations for Your Breast Enhancement

This combination breast procedure is traditionally performed as a single surgery, allowing us to cut down on overall surgery and recovery time. The breasts can be lifted and augmentated through the same incision to minimize any post-surgical scars.

Prior to your surgery, you will have a private consultation with one of our board certified surgeons to discuss expectations for your procedure. Together, you will create a personalized treatment plan designed to achieve your specific goals. Each woman’s breast enhancement srugery will vary in terms of her breast implants and incision location.

After Your Breast Lift with Augmentation

After your surgery is complete, there will typically be a recovery period of about a week depending on your specific case. There will be some bruising and swelling, but the general effect of your procedure will be immediately noticeable.

Once fully healed, your breasts will be lifted at a more youthful position. They will also have a naturally fuller shape and contour to them. Women who undergo this procedure often experience a boost in self-confidence and are more comfortable with the look of their bodies.

Schedule Your Plastic Surgery Consultation in Raleigh

Our plastic surgeons have over 75 years of combined experience in cosmetic plastic surgery. If you’re ready to learn more about Breast Lift with Augmentation, please contact our office in Raleigh to schedule a consultation.

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