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Women considering breast enhancement have personal reasons for choosing Breast Augmentation Surgery (augmentation mammoplasty). They may be unsatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts, preferring a larger cup size for aesthetic reasons, or they may wish to reclaim their shape following pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss. Women who have had breast surgery due to cancer or another medical reason may elect to have breast reconstructive surgery.
For all women, it's important to have options when it comes to breast augmentation. Serving the Wilmington, Jacksonville and Whiteville, North Carolina region, Wilmington Plastic Surgery's four board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons are not only highly trained and experienced, they are extraordinarily compassionate and helpful. Patients may choose to bring spouses or other loved ones to their consultation with our plastic surgeons, where questions are encouraged and answers thoroughly explained.
If you aren't sure what cup size to choose, our 3D Vectra imaging machine can help you make an informed decision. This advanced technology takes a series of pictures of your actual body, and then projects various sizes of implants onto the images. You can get an accurate preview your results, which leads to a very high satisfaction rate.
Among the fundamental choices a patient makes is whether to have saline-filled, traditional silicone gel-filled, or form-stable implants. Wilmington Plastic Surgery offers all three options, and will help you choose which is right for you. Factors your Wilmington Plastic Surgery surgeon will consider include your body type and your current breast shape and size. However, the ultimate decision is up to you. Hear from our expert surgeons about breast augmentation.
While both saline and silicone implants have an outer silicone shell, the material on the inside is different.
Inserted empty, saline implants are filled with sterile salt water once they are in place. Silicone implants, on the other hand, are implanted already filled with a silicone gel. The consistency of the gel feels more like natural breast tissue, and many patients consider the look more natural, as well.
At Wilmington Plastic Surgery we only use the finest lines of breast implant products. Natrelle® produces more than 140 shapes and sizes of both saline and gel implants, ensuring a finely tuned fit for every patient. Wilmington Plastic Surgery also offers form-stable implants, sometimes casually referred to as ‘gummy bear' implants because of their more solid consistency.
These implants maintain a teardrop shape, but they are not an appropriate choice for every woman. Your Wilmington Plastic Surgery surgeon will help you decide whether or not this option is right for you.
Our patients can rest assured that every option Wilmington Plastic Surgery provides has been FDA-approved and rigorously tested for safety. Hear our plastic surgeons talk about breast implants.
The implant may be place above or below the muscle, another decision that will depend on your personal situation and preferences.
As with all cosmetic surgeries, it is important for a woman to have realistic expectations regarding the results of the procedure, and how it will or will not impact her life. Please discuss your hopes and expectations with your Wilmington Plastic Surgery surgeon.