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Category Archives: Breast Procedures

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
Dr. Erik J. Miles

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

What happens when a breast implant ruptures?

Breast implants Lake Norman Breast augmentation can have a significant impact on a woman’s self-esteem and confidence. This procedure is generally safe and has a very high patient satisfaction rate (98%). However, any surgical procedure does come with risks, and it’s important to educated yourself of the risks prior to having surgery. For example, implants may eventually rupture (meaning that they develop a hole or tear in the shell). Although it’s uncommon, ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

What are tuberous breasts?

Charlotte breast augmentation The patients who come to us for breast augmentation would like to have breasts that are a larger size than their current ones. For certain women, there is a medical condition causing their breasts to be extremely small. This condition is known as tuberous breasts. While it was previously estimated to affect only 1 to 5% of breast augmentation patients, newer studies suggest that up to 50% of breast augmentation patients have some degree of this condition. Some ... 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

Can breast reduction be accomplished through liposuction?

Breast reduction Charlotte Breast reduction can have a major impact on the quality of a woman’s life. This procedure has a very high satisfaction rate, with nearly all women who have a breast reduction reporting that they’re happy with the results. While some women choose breast reduction for purely aesthetic reasons, others experience discomfort from their overly large breasts and seek relief from back pain, skin irritation, and other concerns. Usually, breast reduction is done via a ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Combining breast lift with breast augmentation for a complete breast rejuvenation – breast augmentation Charlotte

If you've been considering either a breast lift or a breast augmentation, there's a chance that you'd benefit more from a combined procedure. As women age, many begin to notice that their breasts no longer look youthful. In place of the youthful perkiness, breasts may sag or droop, with the nipple often falling below the breast fold. In addition, the breasts may lose volume and appear "deflated." After pregnancy and breastfeeding are completed, many women notice a similar deflated and ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Another Step in Healing through Breast Reconstruction in Charlotte with Dr. Miles

As we wrap up October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we acknowledge this holds a host of different meanings to different people. While doctors and scientists the world over search for a cure and we lend our support to those bravely fighting the disease, it is also a time to acknowledge those who have perhaps come out on the other side: cancer-free, but living with scars that still exist on outer surface and take a huge toll on a woman’s self esteem. Common treatments for ... Read More
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