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New study shows the significant functional benefit of Labiaplasty Surgery

Charlotte labiaplasty Although breast augmentation and abdominoplasty (a tummy tuck) are relatively well-known and popular procedures, there are other types of plastic surgery that can also be very helpful to some women. Some women choose to have a labiaplasty, a procedure that removes excess tissue from the labia minora (the inner “lips” of the vulva).Women may choose this procedure for purely aesthetic reasons, and it is of course a woman’s prerogative to make that decision for her ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

How does Latisse work to achieve fuller, darker lashes?

Latisse Charlotte Dark, full eyelashes are a hallmark of beauty. After spending years applying mascara daily, many women begin to desire a more permanent solution. Latisse offers this possibility. It’s a pharmaceutical that encourages eyelash growth.  What is Latisse? Latisse is a medication called bimatoprost. It was originally developed as a drug for glaucoma and was administered as eyedrops. Patients and their doctors started to notice that eyelash growth was a side effect of the ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

What happens when a breast implant ruptures?

Breast implants Lake NormanBreast 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

Dermal fillers for the hands

Charlotte dermal fillersDermal fillers are the second most popular anti-aging treatment on the market. Most people know fillers as a treatment for the face. They can be used to reduce the appearance of deep grooves and wrinkles, or to replace lost volume in the face (such as in the cheeks, which tend to lose volume as we age).However, fillers have other uses, as well. One of them is in the hands. What happens to the hands as they age? Why might someone choose to get fillers placed in ... 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

Study shows that dermal fillers don’t just fill wrinkles

Dermal fillers Charlotte If you’re considering dermal fillers, then you might be intrigued by a new study suggesting that the benefits go beyond simply filling in wrinkles. An intriguing new study, recently published in the prestigious journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, indicates that dermal fillers might actually alter facial movements.[videoplay autoplay="0" videourl='' ... 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.[videoplay autoplay="0" ... 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 ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles