Learn More About Breast Implants in North Carolina
Every patient is unique, with specific experiences, needs, and expectations that help shape their views of themselves. Fortunately, for patients who would like to see themselves with enhanced breasts, a breast augmentation in Charlotte, NC, allows them to select both the shape and size they would prefer.
Whether you have lost volume and shape due to pregnancy, aging, or weight loss, or you are merely pursuing the shape and size you believe you were always meant to have, a breast augmentation under the experienced care of Adam C. Augenstein, MD is about achieving your happiest, healthiest, most confident self.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Augmentation in Charlotte, NC?
Individuals may opt for breast augmentation for several reasons, some of which include:
Enlarging naturally smaller breasts
Balancing unevenly sized breasts
Improving the appearance of cleavage
Restoring the natural size and shape of the breasts before weight loss or breastfeeding
Improving your confidence and appearance in a variety of clothing
The best method for determining whether you are a good candidate for breast implants or an alternative breast enhancement procedure is to contact Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte and schedule a consultation to discuss your specific needs and concerns with Adam C. Augenstein, MD. Consultations typically last about 45 minutes to an hour, and the goal for any consultation is for you to understand your various treatment options and feel confident about making the best decision for yourself.
However, there are some factors that help increase the likelihood of patient satisfaction with a breast augmentation procedure. Specifically, patients should be fully developed and physically healthy to ensure the least amount of downtime following the procedure. Our goal is for patients to leave our facility feeling confident and pleased with the results.
What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation with Breast Implants?
Unlike many treatments and procedures with results that can take several weeks or even months to fully materialize, patients who opt for breast enhancement can see the positive results as soon as they have finished healing from the procedure.
What Can I Expect During a Breast Augmentation Procedure in Charlotte, NC?
We will walk you through every step of the procedure prior to your surgery, which should last about an hour, depending on the type of breast augmentation procedure. Your breast implants will be inserted under general anesthetic, and you will be able to return home the same day, although we do monitor our patients immediately following the surgery.
Choices for Implants, Incisions, and Placements
Because there are so many different options that can enhance your breasts, from the many types of breast implants to your own fat deposits, patients can obtain the shape, size, and consistency they want, with guidance from Adam C. Augenstein, MD every step of the way.
There are many different styles of breast implants, and determining which option is best for you will be a joint effort. Some of the most common are silicone gel implants, which many patients appreciate for their relatively natural feel and lower chance of rippling; saline implants, which are easier and safer to replace if a leak occurs; or fat deposits collected from a selected portion of your body, synthesized, and transferred to your breasts.
Different types of implants require different incisions, and depending on the patient and the size of the implants, some can be placed above the muscle, while others are placed below the muscle tissue. A breast augmentation is safe for patients who would like to breastfeed in the future.
Each of these choices will be explained thoroughly and discussed during your consultation.
Recovering from Breast Augmentation in Charlotte, NC
Immediately following your breast augmentation procedure, you will notice that your breasts are fuller and larger. Some patients have sometimes expressed concern that their breasts look larger than expected, but this is usually due to post-surgical swelling, which is very common and temporary. Once the swelling has subsided and the implants have better settled into the correct positions, our patients have been extremely pleased with their results.
Most patients experience some soreness and swelling afterward, which is natural and can be managed with pain medication.
Following your procedure, you will be given precise and detailed instructions regarding medications and follow–up consultations. We encourage patients to contact us with any questions or concerns at any point in the process.
In the initial weeks following your procedure, you will wear a post–surgical support bra. In addition to a gentle surgical technique, following aftercare instructions is the best method for ensuring a rapid recovery after experiencing surgery. You should be able to return to work and resume your normal routine within one week, but you will need to avoid exercise and strenuous activity for several weeks following your breast augmentation procedure.
"The results are great, and I'm very grateful. I had a wonderful experience having my BOTOX® injected by Adam C. Augenstein, MD."*
Breast augmentation procedures are some of the most commonly performed cosmetic treatments, with hundreds of thousands of women choosing to get breast implants each year in the United States alone. As with any medical procedure, there are risks, making it vital that you choose an experienced and board—certified plastic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation.
There are certain steps that you as the patient can take to help ensure the success of your breast augmentation procedure and speed of your recovery. Specifically, we may ask you to modify your medications leading up to the procedure, including avoid aspirin and other antiinflammatory drugs that may increase bleeding. Avoiding smoking in the weeks leading up to and after your Charlotte, NC, breast augmentation procedure is also advisable.
Breast Augmentation Costs
Just as there are many different approaches to breast enhancement procedures in Charlotte, NC, breast augmentation costs vary based on the type of procedure and breast implants you choose. We want our patients to feel confident that they understand every technical, as well as financial, aspect of their care, and your doctor will discuss the various procedures and prices while developing your specialized treatment plan.
It is important to note that while different facilities may charge different fees for a breast augmentation operation, it is essential to take your doctor's experience, expertise, attitude, and education into account when making this life–changing decision.
More Than Breast Augmentation
A breast augmentation is frequently performed with or as part of a Mommy Makeover, which makes use of breast implants to add volume to the breasts, and can also include a breast lift to raise sagging, downward–pointing breasts, liposuction to remove excess fat of the abdomen and love handles, and a tummy tuck to reduce baggy skin and tighten lax abdominal muscles. Each of these procedures can also be performed alone.