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Breast Implants

How Breast Shape and Nipple Position Factor into Breast Augmentation

Many women are not necessarily looking for larger breasts when seeking breast enhancement, but rather a prettier shape. Perhaps they feel their breasts have too much droop, or their nipples are not where they want them to be. This is when understanding breast proportion and aesthetics is so important. This... Continue Reading

Breast Enhancement Surgery— In the Summer?

Why is the summer as good a time as any for breast enhancement surgery? Well, unlike the face or other parts of the body (arms, legs, etc.), the breasts remain relatively unexposed. Whether you are considering breast augmentation, a breast lift (or both), or breast reduction, summer is an excellent... Continue Reading

What Size Implant is Best for Me?

The best way to determine which breast implant size is best for you is by first finding out your specific wishes not only with words or letters as in cup size or “not too big” or “natural”, but also with a visual understanding of what you hope to look like.... Continue Reading

What is Recovery from Breast Augmentation Like?

Following breast augmentation surgery, I ask my patients to wear a comfortable, non-underwire bra for about four weeks, as well as to avoid strenuous activity that might result in implant malposition, swelling, or bleeding. Though often minimal, any potential discomfort can typically be managed with pain medication. Most patients can... Continue Reading

Selecting the Right Implants for Breast Augmentation

Selecting the right implants for breast augmentation is dependent on a variety of factors unique to every individual. To begin the selection process, I first listen to my patients’ aesthetic goals and try to gain a clear understanding of the outcome they are hoping to achieve. It is critical at... Continue Reading

Revision Breast Surgery

Many women undergo breast surgery, be it breast augmentation for cosmetic enhancement (which is the most common), breast reduction for large, heavy breasts (the second most common), breast lift for sagging or droopy breasts, or breast reconstruction following mastectomy or lumpectomy for breast cancer. Though most achieve optimal outcomes from... Continue Reading

How Breast Sizers Can Increase Patient Satisfaction

In part one of our two-part blog series, Dr. Ram Kalus explained how his unique before-and-after photo gallery assists his breast augmentation patients in selecting the ideal implant size. In this follow up discussion, he will describe how sizers are used during surgery to achieve optimal results. At my plastic... Continue Reading

How To Achieve Your Ideal Breast Size

The one concern many of our breast augmentation patients share is ending up with breasts that are too large, most often because they have seen so many women who have been over-augmented. At Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas, many women communicate their ideal size goals using bra sizes, such as... Continue Reading

How Breast Shape and Nipple Position Factor into Breast Augmentation

Many women are not necessarily looking for larger breasts when seeking breast enhancement, but rather a prettier shape. Perhaps they... Continue Reading

Breast Enhancement Surgery— In the Summer?

Why is the summer as good a time as any for breast enhancement surgery? Well, unlike the face or other... Continue Reading