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Breast Augmentation In Charlotte, NC at Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. The decision to undergo breast surgery is personal, and can be due to a number of reasons, including asymmetry, weight loss, pregnancy, and more. At Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery, we can help you achieve more flattering, natural-looking breast contours with expert surgical precision and the highest standard of care.

Breast augmentation surgery includes

  • Breast lift
  • Breast enhancement
  • Breast contouring.

Breast augmentation surgery can be customized to suit each patient’s needs. During the initial consultation stage of the breast augmentation process, patients’ concerns will be addressed, including implant selection and desired breast size.

The plastic surgeons at Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery offer a choice of breast implants, including the new, more natural silicone gel breast implants and traditional saline breast implants. Whether you want to enhance the size of your breasts, restore breast volume following pregnancy or weight loss, or restore shapeliness and symmetry, breast augmentation can help.

Patients in the Charlotte, NC area and beyond trust Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery for their breast augmentation procedures. In fact, the highly acclaimed skill and expertise of Drs. Bryan and Kara Criswell attracts patients from long distances. For this reason, Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery proudly offers an Out of Town Program, which assists patients with travel and lodging arrangements so they can focus on what matters most—their successful breast augmentation.

It’s Your Choice: Silicone or Saline Implants

Every woman want to feel that her breasts fit her body. For some women, that perfect picture may be of small, firm breasts. For others, it might be a look of voluptuousness that fills out their natural curves. No matter what look you would like see, there is a type of breast implant that can transform your shape.

During a consultation for a breast augmentation, the size of the breast implants that will be placed is always discussed. A recommendation for breast implant size is made by board-certified plastic surgeons Drs. Bryan and Kara Criswell. The patient can choose the implant size she prefers.

Silicone Implants

Many people believe that the gel implants feel more natural, more like a real breast. The reason for their feel is their two layers. The outside of the implant is a strong layer, extremely resistant to damage. In fact, it is almost impossible to rupture this layer. It feels very much like real breast tissue.
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Saline Implants

The implant is filled with salt water (saline), which is very similar to natural body fluids. If the implant were ever to leak, the salt water is just absorbed by your body. The implant would then deflate, and you would come back in for a replacement. This is extremely rare, but the comfort of knowing that it is salt water makes this a good choice for some of our patients.
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Breast Augmentation Charlotte before and after Breast Augmentation Charlotte before and after

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Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation in Charlotte, NC at Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery

What happens during breast augmentation surgery?

Considered an outpatient procedure, breast augmentation surgery involves placing either silicone breast implants or saline breast implants behind the breasts. Breast augmentation surgery may also include a breast lift, which involves gently lifting sagging breasts and skin for a perkier appearance. During this procedure, the areola can also be reshaped to achieve symmetry or a specific size. Another important aspect of breast augmentation surgery is breast contouring, which can add or remove breast tissue in strategically selected areas to restore symmetry and balance to the breasts.

What type of anesthesia will I need for breast augmentation?

Because of the invasive nature of breast augmentation, we perform your breast enhancement surgery using general anesthesia.

Do I need to have my breast augmentation surgery at the hospital?

No. Breast enhancement surgery does not require a hospital stay. Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery has a dedicated plastic surgery center. It’s fully AAAASF-accredited and designed to provide the state-of-the-art technology, warmth and comfort our patients have come to expect of Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery.

How much bigger can breast augmentation make my breasts?

The knowledgeable plastic surgeons at Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery can increase your bust size by one or more bra cup sizes. During your consultation, you can discuss your desired cup size with Dr. Kara Criswell or Dr. Bryan Criswell, and trust that they will provide you with guidance based on their aesthetic and surgical expertise.

Do you use saline breast implants or silicone breast implants?

After careful consideration of your personal goals, plastic surgeons Bryan and Kara Criswell will help you choose the best size, shape, and type of breast implants to achieve the desired result from your breast surgery. We offer several different types of implants, including the new “Gummy Bear” breast implants made of silicone gel. These implants retain their shape even in the event of a rupture, so that the gel does not leak, preserving patients’ safety. We also offer standard silicone gel breast implants and traditional saline breast implants.

Will I have scars from my breast augmentation?

Our plastic surgeons strive to ensure the most precise and discreet placement of your incisions to reduce their visibility, and for most patients, the scars fade over time. While we are sensitive to aesthetic concerns, breast augmentation is surgery, so it’s impossible to perform the procedure without any scarring.

How much downtime is involved after breast augmentation surgery?

Because this is performed as an outpatient procedure, you should be able to return home a few hours after your breast surgery. A few days after your breast surgery, you should be able to return to work or your regular day-to-day activities. Soreness and swelling is common for up to two weeks following breast surgery, though every patient is different so you may feel these side effects for a longer or shorter period of time. Using ice packs can help decrease the amount of swelling. We will provide specific care instructions and prescribe medications to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection.

Will I be able to breastfeed if I get breast augmentation surgery?

For most patients, breast augmentation surgery does not hinder the ability to breastfeed. However, if your breasts are lifted or reduced in size, there is a small chance that it might be more difficult to breastfeed. Most women do not experience difficulties with this, though.

Can I still get a mammogram?

Yes. In fact, we recommend that you continue to get regular mammograms. Just make sure that you inform the technician that you’ve had breast augmentation surgery prior to your mammogram.

How do I know if breast augmentation surgery is right for me?

You can expect only the best care and results from our plastic surgeons at Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery in Charlotte, NC.

Learn more about breast surgery by calling us today at 704.424.5050 to schedule a consultation and talk with one of our plastic surgeons. You can also fill out our convenient online contact form to get started. During your consultation, expect to review medical history, your goals, and any concerns or questions you may have.

Individual results may vary. For more information on breast surgeries please visit our exclusive breast website.


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