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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, where ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

How do pregnancy and breastfeeding change the breasts?

Mommy makeover Charlotte NC Here at North Charlotte Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, many of our clients are women who have experienced unwanted changes in their bodies after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Many mothers have concerns about the appearance of their breasts, such as sagging, changes in volume, and a “deflated” appearance to the breasts. Although nearly all mothers agree that their children were worth it, many women also want to reclaim their bodies once they’re finished ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Do you have muscle separation of the abdomen?

Tummy tuck Lake Norman, Charlotte, and surrounding area After pregnancy, many women struggle with their body shape. Even if they succeed in losing the baby weight, it’s common for the tummy to still have a rounded or “pooched” shape. This is often due to a condition involving separation of the muscles of the abdomen, medically known as diastasis recti.What is diastasis recti? Why does it happen? Does it only happen to pregnant women? Do those exercises to correct it really work?What ... 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

Can you have a facelift with just local anesthesia?

Facelift under local anesthesia Charlotte NC Many people are concerned about the effects of facial aging, and would be interested in having a facelift. However, for some, just the idea of having general anesthesia is enough to make them pause. Some may fear that they’ll have a bad reaction to the anesthetic, while for others, they just don’t want the downtime and discomfort of general anesthesia.Fortunately, if you’re one of those who would prefer to avoid general anesthesia, a facelift ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

The MicroAire PAL LipoSculptor® offers superior results with an easier recovery

Liposuction Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, Mooresville, Charlotte Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the US, and has been rising in popularity over the past several years. With many Americans feeling the negative effects of unwanted fat (which is often resistant to changes in lifestyle), it’s no surprise that so many people are seeking a way to improve their body contours and finally get rid of those stubborn pockets of fat.During liposuction, unwanted fat ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

What are mini and extended tummy tucks?

Tummy tuck Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville, Huntersville, Charlotte A flat, sleek abdomen is a very common desire, and many people put a lot of effort into achieving it. Although there are some who can achieve it through diet and exercise, there are others for whom these will never be enough. Whether because of pregnancy, a major weight loss, or simply because of genetics, some people will never have a flat belly, even when they’re at a healthy weight and are fit.If you’re one of the ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

When can I return to exercising after my breast augmentation?

Cornelius, Mooresville, Davidson, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Charlotte breast augmentationMany 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 ... 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 happens during a cosmetic surgery consultation?

Cosmetic surgeon Charlotte and surrounding area When you’re considering having a cosmetic procedure, one of the earliest steps you’ll take is to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon. While nearly everyone has seen a doctor before, many aren’t quite sure what to expect from this particular appointment. What will happen during your plastic surgery consultation? Is there anything that you should do to prepare?While each surgeon does things a little differently, here’s what you ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles