Breast Augmentation Morehead City, Jacksonville NC
Breast augmentation is a procedure focused on enlarging the breasts while maintaining proportionality and a natural appearance and feeling. Many women have chosen breast implants as a way to reach their beauty goals.
Find out if breast enhancement performed at Carolinas Center for Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville or Morehead City, North Carolina, can help you reach your desired look.
What You Need to Know About Breast Augmentations in Jacksonville and Morehead City, NC
During the augmentation surgery, Dr. Klainer will insert an implant underneath your breasts to achieve the desired effect.
Although the basics remain the same, there are several options you can choose from that will affect the final result.
Different Implant Types
There are two basic breast implant choices available:
Saline (Salt Water)
- Inherently safe, since 70 percent of your body is made up of salt water
- Leakage does not present a risk to the patient
- Cohesive gel decreases likelihood of leakage or rupture
You can also choose where to have the incision made. The three most common choices are:
- Periareolar (under the nipple)
- Inframammary (under the breast)
- Transaxillary (under the arm)
Dr. Klainer highly recommends having a periareolar incision for most breast enhancement patients because it is the most difficult to detect and the fastest to heal.
Breast implants can be placed either above or underneath the chest muscle wall.
Dr. Klainer strongly suggests placement underneath the muscle wall, as it offers better support, a softer feel, and a more natural appearance.
Which options you choose for your breast enhancement are ultimately up to you. Dr. Klainer can help you decide and offer more information when you stop in at our Jacksonville or Morehead City offices.
Following the surgery, Dr. Klainer will schedule follow-up appointments for one week and two weeks after the procedure. During those visits, Dr. Klainer will remove your sutures and instruct you on proper care of the implants and incision.
Most patients can return to normal activity after about a week and strenuous activities like exercise after about three to four weeks. Scars typically fade within six months.
Before and After Pictures
Check out some results photos from recent patients to find out what you can expect from your own breast enhancement.
Interested in breast augmentation? Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Klainer at Carolina Center for Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville or Morehead City, North Carolina, to get started.
Breast Augmentation Patient 1
Breast Augmentation Patient 2
Breast Augmentation Patient 3
Q: What happens if the breast implant leaks?
A: If you have a saline breast implant, the solution will be harmlessly absorbed into the body. After this the breast will appear smaller. The implant can be replaced through the original incision with minimal discomfort.
In the case of silicone gel implants, the material stays close to the breast implant. There have been no proven side effects from contact in the body with the gel matrix. Because leaks can be harder to notice with gel implants, the FDA recommends occasional MRI’s to monitor the implants. If you experience a leak, the implant can easily be replaced through the original incision.
Q: What is a capsule or capsular contracture?
A: The capsule is the body’s natural protective mechanism against foreign objects, like breast implants. Capsular contracture occurs when the capsule shrinks, tightens, or thickens, resulting in hardening or a visible change in the breast shape. This occurs in just 5-10% of patients and can be corrected with surgery. Following proper care techniques will decrease your risks for contracture.
Q: Can I lose nipple sensation?
A: Yes, but this is very rare, with complete and permanent loss of sensation occurring in 1% or fewer of patients. Many women experience a change in nipple sensation, but it usually returns to normal within 6-18 months of surgery.
Q: Can I breastfeed?
A: In rare instances, scarring may limit a woman’s ability to breastfeed. It is important to note that milk from a breast that has undergone augmentation is safe for a child.
Q: What type of anesthesia is used?
A: Dr. Klainer recommends general anesthesia both for comfort and to allow complete relaxation of the chest wall muscle.
Q: Where is the procedure performed?
A: The procedure is performed either in a hospital or ambulatory surgery center setting.
*Results may vary