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Breast Augmentation in Raleigh, NC

As a symbol of femininity and womanhood and a cornerstone of a woman’s silhouette, a woman’s breasts are integral to her sense of self — and breasts are as unique as the women they develop from.

Whether you are looking to increase the size of naturally small breasts or revamp your chest after the rigors of pregnancy and breastfeeding, breast augmentation surgery can help enhance and restore shape and sensuality to your bustline.

Raleigh’s Specialists in Plastic Surgery provide a collection of cosmetic breast surgeries to address your concerns and help achieve the look you’re seeking.

Why Should I Choose Specialists in Plastic Surgery for My Breast Augmentation

Raleigh’s Specialists in Plastic Surgery is known throughout North Carolina for offering the widest selection of breast augmentation and breast implant options — including saline implants and today’s highly advanced and popular anatomically shaped silicone gel breast implants.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons have over 75 years of combined experience in cosmetic plastic surgery and are often referred to by other doctors and physicians in Raleigh.

6 Months Post OP
6 Months Post OP

Before & After Photo Gallery

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Are Breast Implants Right for Me?

If you are healthy and don’t smoke but are dissatisfied with the shape, size, or position of your breasts, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation.

Breast implant augmentation can:

  • Increase breast size
  • Balance breast appearance
  • Make the body more proportionate
  • Replenish fullness lost due to weight loss
  • Address noticeable breast asymmetry

Breast augmentation — or breast enhancement — will make your breasts appear younger, fuller, and more proportionate to the rest of your body.

Although the surgery has many benefits, it is not right for every woman.

A consultation at our state-of-the-art Raleigh surgery center is the best way to determine if breast augmentation is suitable for you.

Are implants the right way to enhance your breasts?

What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?

For many women, their breasts and their body image are intricately linked. Therefore, concerns regarding breast appearance can have far-reaching implications in terms of how a woman sees and perceives her overall figure.

After breast augmentation procedures, our Specialists in Plastic Surgery patients tell us how much they now enjoy buying new clothes, including bras and swimsuits. They take new pride in their curvier figure.

In fact, studies show that breast augmentation surgery has one of the highest satisfaction rates. Surveys performed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons even reported that 98 percent of breast augmentation patients felt their surgery met or exceeded their expectations, and 90 percent of women felt the procedure increased their self-esteem.

See Your Potential Results Before Surgery With 3D Imaging

3d animation of before and after breast augmentation

During your consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, we use our state-of-the-art VECTRA® 3D imaging to help design your breast augmentation. After capturing six photos simultaneously, the computer creates a 3D image that can be rotated and viewed from above or below.

With up-to-date information on breast implant sizes and shapes, the VECTRA® system visually approximates the changes in your appearance that can be expected after your breast augmentation.

If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation and how you can benefit, contact Raleigh’s Specialists in Plastic Surgery.

How Should I Prepare for Augmentation Surgery?

There isn’t any special preparation required for breast augmentation surgery with the team at Specialists in Plastic Surgery.

It is surgery, so you’ll need to stop taking any anti-inflammatory medications, blood thinners, aspirin, and most supplements for a few days prior to your procedure. If you smoke, you’ll need to stop for at least two weeks before and after your surgery, as smoking constricts the blood vessels, and this can hinder incision healing.

We will discuss these things — and what you can expect after your operation — with you during your consultation.

Breast enhancement surgeries do not involve a difficult recovery, so you don’t need to prepare for a long downtime; however, modifications to your day-to-day schedule during the initial days may be necessary.

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How Is Breast Augmentation Performed?

Breast augmentation is a highly customizable procedure, and your input is critical to this process.

During your consultation, you will discuss:

  • Implant volume (measured in CCs)
  • Implant shape (round or teardrop-shaped)
  • Filling material (saline or silicone)
  • Implant profile (to determine projection)
    • Low profile to high profile
  • Implant placement
    • Above the muscle (subglandular)
    • Below the muscle (submuscular)
  • Incision placement
    • Inframammary fold (breast crease)
    • Periareolar (around the areola)

At Raleigh’s Specialists in Plastic Surgery, you’ll have the choice of several different breast implant types, which come in a wide range of sizes.

Today’s breast implant enhancements are filled with saline or silicone gel, and each implant type offers distinct benefits. During your breast enhancement consultation, we can help you find a breast implant that will meet your needs and personal goals.

Before your breast surgery, general and/or local anesthesia is combined with sedation to make you comfortable.

Small incisions are made in locations decided upon by you and your doctor based on your consultation and which type of implant enhancement you are receiving. The incisions’ size and location will be discussed but typically includes the breast crease or under the areola.

Through the incision, a pocket is made behind or in front of the pectoral muscles— depending upon which placement is best for you.

The implant is then placed into the pocket and secured with sutures.

Will I Need a Breast Augmentation With Lift?

While breast implants help fill out the breasts and restore shape, they cannot lift significantly sagging breasts or remove sagging skin common with aging, pregnancy, and weight loss. Because of this, many women choose to add a breast lift to their breast augmentation to achieve optimal results.

This improves positioning and provides a more youthful contour by raising the breasts and restoring projection. This combination also allows for the nipple-areola complex to be raised.

Adding implants to a breast lift is not difficult as our surgeons can place the implants through incisions they’ve already made for the breast lift.

Can I Combine Breast Augmentation With Other Procedures?

Women commonly combine breast augmentation with other body contouring procedures.

Common procedures include:

If you’d like to combine procedures, you can discuss this with your plastic surgeon during the consultation.

We do not advise undergoing surgical and non-surgical procedures simultaneously. If you are looking for both, your treatments will be scheduled separately.

After Your Breast Augmentation

Schedule Your Breast Augmentation Consultation in Raleigh, NC

If you’re ready to learn more about breast implant enhancement, please contact our office in Raleigh to schedule a consultation. Call us today at (919) 785-0505.