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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

Dermal fillers for the hands

Charlotte dermal fillers Dermal 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. Dermal fillers have been shown to alter facial movements The authors of the study used a method called 3D digital stereophotogrammetry. ... 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

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

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 ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles