Breast Augmentation in Greensboro, NC
Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, P.A. offers breast augmentation to the residents of Greensboro, Burlington, and surrounding North Carolina communities desiring cosmetic surgery.
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 North Carolina continue to gain popularity, and there is 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.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
In order to get the most accurate pricing on your breast augmentation, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Coley. Call or contact us today to set up a personal consultation and ensure all of your questions and concerns are answered 336-790-5254 .
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, North Carolina. 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! Read more.
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 reduced volume after breastfeeding. The best candidates for breast augmentation are healthy and emotionally stable women who understand the ins and outs of the procedure. Ideally, they should also 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 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 the following:
- 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 undergo breast augmentation.
Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants
Let’s discuss the pros and cons of saline and silicone breast implants.
Saline breast implants are inserted empty and filled with sterile saline (salt water), after they are positioned inside your body. Saline implants pose less of a health risk, since they are filled with a natural solution which will be absorbed in the body should your implants become damaged, or rupture. You must be over 18 years of age to receive saline breast implants.
Silicone breast implants are pre-filled with silicone gel, before being inserted into your body. While many women feel silicone implants look and feel more like natural breasts than saline, they pose more of a health risk if your implants become damaged or rupture. You must at least 22 years of age to receive silicone breast implants.
During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Coley will discuss which option is best for you.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
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?
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.
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.
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At The Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. H. Christopher Coley offers his aesthetic expertise to patients across North Carolina including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Durham, Chapel Hill, Kernersville, and Thomasville, North Carolina. Contact The Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center office today at 336-790-5254 to schedule your consultation!
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Breast Augmentation FAQs
- Which are the best implants for breasts?
There are 2 main types of implants; silicone filled implants and saline filled implants. Both are very safe. Both have warranties against rupture. A silicone implant feels more like a gummy bear and a saline implant feels like a water balloon. There are different styles of implants such as moderate profile, high profile, etc; these differences will be explained during your consultation.
- When should my breast implants be replaced?
If your implant(s) have ruptured, they should be replaced. If you are not happy with the size, shape, or appearance, then you may improve the appearance of your breast(s) by replacing the implants. If your implants are older than ten years, then you may consider replacing your implants.
- Do breast implants last a lifetime?
Breast implants over time may rupture. Generally, after 10 years, the rupture rate is slightly higher.
- What size breast implant do I need?
This can be a challenging question, because breast size is affected by the chest wall, current breast tissue, and body shape. A certain volume implant will look differently based on these characteristics on different individuals. The best option is to use some tools given to you during the consultation (try on implants, breast implant simulator, experience of provider)