Breast Augmentation / Breast Implants
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What is Breast Augmentation?
Some women with small or asymmetrical breasts may choose to undergo breast augmentation, or mammoplasty. The surgery, commonly known as breast implants, consists of lifting the breast tissue and placing a specially designed saline- or silicone-filled implant beneath breast tissue or the chest wall muscle.
At Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, nothing makes us happier than giving our patients a newfound confidence with their new and improved bodies. Breast implants in NC continue to gain popularity, and there are a variety of individualized options to choose from. Dr. H. Christopher Coley is a talented and compassionate surgeon who is proud to offer breast augmentation services in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Burlington.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation patients from Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Burlington give many reasons for electing a mammoplasty procedure, including small or asymmetrical breasts, reduced firmness from aging, and drooping or sagging after breast feeding. The best candidates for breast augmentation are healthy and emotionally stable women who understand the ins and outs of the procedure. They should also ideally maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise.
While breast implants are sure to enhance your appearance, it's important to understand that they won't completely alter it. Forming realistic expectations about your surgery is important before having the procedure.
How Much does Breast Augmentation Cost?
Due to the variety of options available, we recommend discussing breast augmentation costs with your doctor. Since it is an extremely individual procedure, you'll want to set up a personal consultation to ensure all of your questions and concerns are attended to.
At Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, the friendly and knowledgeable staff is on hand to provide you with any and all information you need to move forward with your cosmetic goals and achieve the best breast augmentation.
Meet Dr. Christopher Coley
Dr. H. Christopher Coley is a very talented and compassionate physician and surgeon in Greensboro, NC. Dr. Coley is double board certified. He is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and in General Cosmetic Surgery by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Coley is also fellowship trained in Hand and Microsurgery.
Dr. Coley is a very personable physician who will take the time to listen to your needs and desires and provide a treatment plan for you. His goal is your satisfaction!
How is Breast Augmentation Performed?
In North Carolina, breast augmentation is a fairly routine procedure. Incisions for the implants can be made in the crease along the lower part of the breast, along the lower half of the skin around the areola, or in the armpit. After the incision is made, the implant is inserted and then adjusted to the ideal size and symmetry before the incision is closed.
Breast Implants are typically placed in one of three primary positions, depending on the size and shape of the implant, the patient's body frame and the amount of breast tissue, among other factors. The three positions include:
- Subglandular (above the pectoral muscles)
- Partial submuscular (partially behind the muscles)
- Complete submuscular (completely behind the muscles)
You'll want to discuss all of your options with your doctor before electing to breast augmentation.
What Kind of Post-Operative Breast Augmentation Care Can I Expect?
Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia, and the recovery time varies according to the placement (submuscular or subglandular) of the breast implants and the amount of breast tissue the patient has prior to the procedure. Most patients tolerate the procedure with only moderate discomfort for a few days.
You can expect some bruising, soreness and swelling of the breasts after surgery, and you'll also be instructed to wear a surgical bra for a few days. Typically, patients are able to return to work within a week of surgery, and they can resume all their normal activities within a few weeks. Until then, heavy lifting or straining should be avoided.
What are the Typical Results of Breast Augmentation?
Breast implant patients typically report a renewed self-confidence and improved body image due to their larger, firmer breasts. To view some real results from patients who have undergone breast augmentation in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Burlington, take a look at our Greensboro breast augmentation before and after photos.
Dr. Coley has performed countless breast implant surgeries and our gallery of breast augmentation before and after photos is a testament to his exemplary work.