COVID-19 Updates

As our practice transitions into reopening with surgical patient consultations, post-operative visits, injection/skin-care treatments and CoolSculpting the following precautionary actions will be required to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff.


What you can do as a patient:


  • All patients will be required to sign a COVID-19 consent and asked a pre-screening questionnaire prior to their appointment.


  • Patients must use our online portal to complete all forms prior to their appointment (we apologize, but no iPads will be available). All information and consents will be sent prior to your visit and need to be signed electronically prior to your appointment.


  • You will be receiving text messages for appointment reminders. We ask you respond to these messages.


  • To ensure social distancing, we are requesting that upon arrival for your appointment that you wait in the comfort and safety of your vehicle. You will call our office to notify us that you have arrived. We will call you when your ready to be seen.


  • A staff member will greet you at the door and check your temperature. Any temperature over 100 degrees will kindly be asked to reschedule their appointment for at least two weeks.


  • All patients are required to wear a face mask to their appointment.


  • You will be asked to use hand sanitizer upon arrival.


  • Only patients being seen will be allowed in the office. If you require a guest, we can only accommodate one guest. They will undergo the same pre-screening process.


  • All services will not be offered as we reopen.


  • We ask all patients considered to be high risk to review the CDC guidelines and understand them before making an appointment.


  • Virtual Consults are highly recommended prior to scheduling any injection or skin-care procedures.


What we will do as providers


  • All of our staff members will be wearing face masks and abiding social distance guidelines.


  • All of our staff will be screened daily for COVID-related symptoms and daily temperatures will be taken.


  • Providers will be wearing gloves when appropriate.


  • Patient exam rooms will be thoroughly sanitized after each visit.


  • Common areas will be sanitized frequently.


  • Front desk, front countertops and credit card machine equipment will be thoroughly cleaned after each use.  


  • Our AAAASF certified operating rooms have implemented COVID safety guidelines.


Thank you for your patience and assistance in helping limit the impact of the COVID-19 virus within our office and community.

When to Have a Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation

Woman wearing a white bra, in front of a grey backgroundIf you’re contemplating a breast enhancement, it’s important to know which type of procedure will be best to get you the results you want. Breast augmentation helps to improve shape and volume, while a breast lift can reposition drooping, sagging breasts. Having both procedures done together is also an option if you want the most comprehensive results.

If you are interested in breast surgery, call the Specialists in Plastic Surgery today at 919-785-0505 to schedule your initial consultation. Our Raleigh and Cary based plastic surgeons will listen to your goals and help you find the best way to achieve those goals.

Breast Augmentation for Larger, Well-Shaped Breasts

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves using breast implants to create larger volume in the breasts. It is the single most popular plastic surgery procedure in America, and has a high patient satisfaction rate. You may be a good candidate for breast augmentation if you:

  • Want larger breasts
  • Have breasts that are not sagging significantly
  • Have asymmetric or oddly shaped breasts

Breast augmentation can help to correct asymmetry, and it can even help to reverse very minor signs of sagging. It’s important to visit an experienced plastic surgeon who will be honest with you about what is possible with your unique anatomy. For instance, if you have breasts that are extremely wide set, it may not be possible for you to achieve natural deep cleavage. However, many women with wide-set breasts love the look they can get with a bra after breast augmentation!

Breast Lift for Perky, Youthful Breasts

The natural aging process, plus hardship on the body from childbirth and breastfeeding, can contribute to breasts that deflate, sag, and droop. If your breasts have sagged to the point where your nipple is pointing downward, breast augmentation alone won’t be able to get your breasts back to their natural, youthful position.

A breast lift helps to remove excess tissue and reposition the nipple to be forward-facing. A breast lift alone can also act as a small breast reduction. Many women, though, find that a combination of a breast lift and breast augmentation gets them the best results.

When you combine a breast lift and a breast augmentation, you get the best of both worlds. The augmentation restores volume and shape to deflated breasts, while the lift gets the nipple back to its original position, reduces sagging, and tightens loose skin.

You may be a good candidate for a breast lift if you:

  • Have drooping, sagging, deflated breasts
  • Don’t mind losing a little volume in the breasts
  • Are okay with some scarring (breast lifts require longer, more visible incisions than breast augmentation alone)

You may be a good candidate for a breast lift plus augmentation if you:

  • Want to restore volume to the breasts as well as lift the nipples

Even if you don’t want to gain a lot of volume in your breasts, a breast lift combined with small breast implants can give you a nice, natural, full shape. Discuss your goals with one of our plastic surgeons to see what procedure is right for you.

Schedule Your Breast Surgery Consultation

Call the Specialists in Plastic Surgery today at 919-785-0505 to schedule your initial breast augmentation or breast lift consultation. We serve patients in Raleigh and Cary, NC.

What Options Do You Have When Considering Breast Enhancement?

If you’re not happy with your breasts, Specialists in Plastic Surgery has multiple surgical options for you to achieve your desired outcome. Whether you want to increase them, reduce them, or change their shape in some way, our stellar team can help you decide what may be best for you.

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Here’s What a Mommy Makeover Looks Like

Are you interested in a mommy makeover but have no idea what the entire process look like? You are not alone! Many women hear the term “mommy makeover” thrown around, without really understanding how much planning and unique considerations are involved in the process. The Specialists in Plastic Surgery in Raleigh and Cary understand that your goals are dramatically different from the next woman and so you deserve a specifically designed plan of care. Continue reading Here’s What a Mommy Makeover Looks Like

Embrace the Cold with CoolSculpting®

As the winter months bring cold air to North Carolina, many rejoice! Despite bathing suit season being a thing of the past, many of our clients are looking for a method to look and feel their best for upcoming holiday gatherings and social events. Whether you love the colder weather or you wish that it was still summer, Specialists in Plastic Surgery has an innovative method for everyone to embrace the cold this season: CoolSculpting®Continue reading Embrace the Cold with CoolSculpting®

Understanding Breast Reconstruction

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For a woman with breast cancer, there is far more to cope with than just the cancer diagnosis itself. The necessary treatment and following recovery period can be taxing—just as much emotionally as it is physically. For many women, losing one or both of their breasts to cancer and the resulting mastectomy leaves them wondering what their breast reconstruction options are.  With a range of excellent reconstruction options available, many women struggle to know where and how to proceed.

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4 Reasons Why Your 20s and 30s are an Ideal Time for Breast Augmentation

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According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more women between the ages of 19 and 34 undergo breast augmentation than any other age group. At over 140,000 augmentations performed in 2015, these young women account for nearly 50 percent of all breast augmentations. With statistics like these, it is evident that breast augmentation at a younger age is undeniably popular. Here, we explore what makes your 20s and 30s an ideal time to consider breast augmentation.

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Thumbs Up for Cheek Augmentation with Juvederm

Juvederm could be FDA approved for cheek augmentation later this year.

Girl in BushesA US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel has recommended that the agency approve Juvéderm Voluma XC (Allergen) for cheek augmentation. The product would be the first injectable dermal filler permitted in the US for the mid-face. If approval takes place – and the FDA generally follows advisory committee recommendations — it should be available as soon as late 2013.

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