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Category Archives: Breast Augmentation

Do breast implants sag over time?

Do breast implants sag over time? Charlotte breast implant surgeon When a woman gets breast implants, she’s often excited to see her new figure. She’s usually thinking about what it will be like right after the healing process is complete, and she can show off her new body. This can be exciting, but women may also wonder about the longer term results of breast augmentation. Will breast implants sag over time, as natural breast tissue does? The implant itself will not sag Unlike ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Areola reduction surgery

Areola reduction surgery Nipple plastic surgery Charlotte area The areola is the darker circle of skin around the nipple. For some women, the size of the areola is a concern. They may feel that it’s too large to be proportionate to the breast. When a woman undergoes a breast reduction or breast lift, then she might want to reduce the size of her areolas to fit the size of the new breast. In some cases, the areolas are not symmetrical, and a woman may want to reduce the size of the larger ... Read More
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How long does it take for breast implants to “drop”?

How long does it take for breast implants to “drop”? Breast implants Charlotte After a breast augmentation, most patients are looking forward to seeing their results right away. Although you will certainly have larger breasts immediately after your procedure, the truth is that your final results won’t be visible right away. It takes a bit of time for your body to recover from your procedure and for your final results to appear. One of the concerns some patients have is that the ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

How to time a tummy tuck after pregnancy

How to time a tummy tuck after pregnancy Charlotte tummy tuck Many women experience changes in the shape of their bodies after pregnancy. The tummy is a common area of concern. Although some lucky women regain their flat tummies after they have their babies, many others find that they still have a “pooch,” even after they start exercising again. This is generally due to separation of the abdominal muscles, which occurs when the growing baby stretches out the connective tissue between the ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Can you breastfeed after breast augmentation?

Charlotte, Lake Norman, Davidson, Cornelius, Mooresville, Huntersville breast augmentation For younger women who are considering having breast augmentation, one of their concerns may be about whether the surgery will impact future breastfeeding. A woman in her 20s or 30s who chooses to get breast implants may be planning to have children in the future, or at least considering the possibility. She may be concerned that breast implants will interfere with her ability to breastfeed her ... Read More
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Breast augmentation for athletic women

Breast augmentation for athletic women Lake Norman plastic surgeon Breast augmentation in athletic women can pose unique challenges. The choices that a woman and her surgeon make before the procedure as well as during the recovery period can have a significant impact on the results, including the aesthetic result as well as her athletic performance after the procedure. If you’re an athlete and considering getting breast implants, what factors might you want to consider as you make your ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Which incision choice is best for breast augmentation?

Lake Norman breast augmentation Women who choose to have breast augmentation do so for their own personal reasons, and the procedure itself is also very personalized. Among the many choices that a woman will need to make as she plans her procedure is about which incision location she prefers. There are three main options, and they each have their own advantages and disadvantages. Inframammary incisions The inframammary incision is made in the natural crease at the bottom of the breast, ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

What if I want to change the size of my implants?

Breast augmentation Cornelius, Mooresville, Davidson, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Charlotte Although breast augmentation surgery has a very high satisfaction rate, there are some women who later decide that they want to change the size of their implants. Some women choose to have a revision surgery, specifically in order to change sizes. Others wait until it’s time to replace their implants anyway for other reasons, and then decide to change to a different size. If you think that you might ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

When can I return to exercising after my breast augmentation?

Many of our breast augmentation patients are athletic women, and they often want to get back to working out as soon as possible after their procedures. It can be very tempting to go back to your usual activities right away, especially because breast augmentation causes surprisingly little postoperative discomfort. In fact, most women are feeling fairly good within a few days of their surgery. However, the quality of your results will ultimately depend on what you do during the ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

What are highly cohesive silicone implants?

Women who have chosen breast augmentation now have more choices than ever before. This makes the procedure highly personalized, with each woman able to choose exactly the implants that are best for her. One of the more recent developments in the field of breast augmentation has been the development of “highly cohesive” silicone breast implants, sometimes known as “gummy bear” breast implants. The first brand of these was FDA-approved in 2012, and there have now been many thousands of ... Read More
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