BREAST AUGMENTATION

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that helps women enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of their breasts. It can be done through implants, fat transfer, or a combination of both. Breast implants are the most popular choice for breast augmentation as it gives more control over the size and shape of the breasts. A breast lift can also be used to improve the appearance of sagging breasts or to give them a more youthful look.

Breast augmentation surgery is an effective way for women to achieve their desired look and feel confident in their own skin. With advances in technology, it has become much safer and more natural-looking than ever before. With careful consideration and research, you can make sure you choose the best doctor to perform your breast augmentation procedure with great results.

BREAST AUGMENTATION

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that helps women enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of their breasts. It can be done through implants, fat transfer, or a combination of both. Breast implants are the most popular choice for breast augmentation as it gives more control over the size and shape of the breasts. A breast lift can also be used to improve the appearance of sagging breasts or to give them a more youthful look.

Breast augmentation surgery is an effective way for women to achieve their desired look and feel confident in their own skin. With advances in technology, it has become much safer and more natural-looking than ever before. With careful consideration and research, you can make sure you choose the best doctor to perform your breast augmentation procedure with great results.

Capizzi MD has built a trusted reputation over the past 20 years as one of the best cosmetic surgery procedures in Charlotte and the nation. This reputation is due to a lifelong dedication to perfection and finely honed surgical skills from placing over 10,000 breast implants. All Capizzi MD physicians are hand-selected as being providers that pride themselves in catering to each woman’s ideal result rather than generic trends. Each personalized outcome takes the individual’s wishes, physique, and health history into account. The goal is always to provide a beautiful result with minimal recovery time. Our practice has been selected as a Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine & Castle Connolly for over 10 years and voted as North Carolina Top Doc for multiple consecutive years, adding to Capizzi MD’s notoriety.

Types of Breast Implants

Choosing the right type of implant for your body and lifestyle requires a consultation appointment with a board-certified physician. They will guide you in making the best selection while answering all your questions and concerns along the way. During this consultation, the number one priorities are your safety, comfort, and happiness with your results.

Breast implants are a popular option for women looking to enhance the size and shape of their breasts. There are three main types of breast implants: silicone gel, gummy bear, and saline. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to consider all options before deciding:

  • Gummy bear implants are silicone implants designed to maintain their shape over time and provide a safe silicone option to patients. They have a natural feel and maintain great shape at the top of the breast (think cleavage). Due to enhanced longevity, safety, and quality of results, these are considered the luxury option for breast augmentation. The Sientra HSC or HSC+ are both gummy bear implant options.
  • Silicone gel implants provide a similar look to gummy bear implants, but they do not have cohesive gel properties that enhance safety or longevity for patients. The Mentor MemoryGel is considered a silicone gel implant.
  • Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water, which concentrates volume at the bottom of the breast. They are slightly heavier than their silicone counterparts and experience higher rates of rupture and rippling. These were commonly used in the 1990s and early 2000s before silicone options were available for cosmetic patients. Both Allergan and Mentor make a saline option.

It’s important for women considering breast augmentation to understand the differences between these three types of implants so that they can make an informed decision about which one is best for them. At a consultation, Dr. Capizzi and Dr. May will help you make your decision regarding size and will recommend the gummy bear implant option as it is the best implant to achieve patient goals and maintain results over time.

Learn more about breast implant shapes & sizes

Gummy Bear Implants

Gummy Bear Implants are the newest type of silicone breast implant on the market. They have become the gold standard for surgeons and patients alike. Approved by the FDA in 2013, this superior fifth-generation gel implant is remarkable for its tapered, tear-drop shape and supple texture, both of which perfectly mimic the natural contour and feel of the female breast.

Dr. Capizzi was an FDA co-investigator for these particular implants. With over 100 shapes and sizes available, the Gummy Bear offers options for any physique. Their stability and versatility are proven to be revolutionary.

Learn More about Gummy Bear Implants.

Breast Fat Grafting

Breast fat grafting or fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure that involves taking fat from other parts of the body and transferring it to the breasts. This procedure can be used to enhance the size and shape of the breasts, as well as improve their symmetry. It is a relatively new procedure, but one that has been gaining popularity in recent years due to its minimally invasive nature and natural looking results.

Fat transfer involves liposuction, which is used to extract fat cells from other parts of the body such as the abdomen or thighs. The extracted fat cells are then purified and injected into the breasts using small needles. This procedure offers a safe and effective way for people who want to naturally enhance their bust size without implants.

Incision Placement

Your surgeon will advise you on the least invasive incision point. In doing so they will take into consideration your desired size, shape, personal anatomy, and medical records. This is a delicate area where the eye of a true artist ensures a final outcome that is seamless and authentic. Dr. Capizzi and Dr. May’s attention to detail dictates that the surgical site is kept as finite as possible. This reduces the risk of infection and facilitates a speedy recovery. No cumbersome tapes, braces, or bandages are necessary after the procedure. Patients are typically able to resume their regular activities and exercise within 1-2 weeks after the procedure.

The most common point of insertion for Breast Augmentation is in the crease of the breast, where the incision is typically 1-1.5” long and the least amount of trauma is caused to the surrounding chest (which means an easier recovery). Another option is an insertion at the areola, which is often chosen for a breast augmentation accompanied by a lift to reduce the number of scars created.

Getting Your Augmentation

The procedure will take place in our on-site accredited operating room located within our practice in Charlotte, NC. The practice’s office is located on East Boulevard near Uptown Charlotte in the heart of Dilworth, making it an easy commute from Lake Norman, Lake Wiley, or anywhere in the Charlotte Metro area.

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, with many women opting for it to enhance their shape and size. When considering breast augmentation, it is important to find an accredited facility such as those accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). These facilities must meet strict standards for patient safety and quality of care to receive accreditation.

The operating room in an AAAASF-accredited facility should be equipped with the latest technology and equipment, as well as a team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing optimal patient care. This ensures that patients receive the best possible results from their breast augmentation procedure. With proper preparation and a safe, accredited facility, patients can feel confident that they are in good hands when undergoing a boob job.

Breast Augmentation FAQ

Breast augmentation clients often have many questions when they begin their cosmetic journey. It’s normal to get excited and want to know everything you can about the process. For your convenience, Dr. Capizzi has collected the most common inquiries below for you to read and review. Although very helpful, we encourage you to schedule a consultation to fully address all your concerns.

Visit our Breast Aug FAQ page to learn more.

Capizzi MD has built a trusted reputation over the past 20 years as one of the best cosmetic surgery procedures in Charlotte and the nation. This reputation is due to a lifelong dedication to perfection and finely honed surgical skills from placing over 10,000 breast implants. All Capizzi MD physicians are hand-selected as being providers that pride themselves in catering to each woman’s ideal result rather than generic trends. Each personalized outcome takes the individual’s wishes, physique, and health history into account. The goal is always to provide a beautiful result with minimal recovery time. Our practice has been selected as a Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine & Castle Connolly for over 10 years and voted as North Carolina Top Doc for multiple consecutive years, adding to Capizzi MD’s notoriety.

Types of Breast Implants

Choosing the right type of implant for your body and lifestyle requires a consultation appointment with a board-certified physician. They will guide you in making the best selection while answering all your questions and concerns along the way. During this consultation, the number one priorities are your safety, comfort, and happiness with your results.

Breast implants are a popular option for women looking to enhance the size and shape of their breasts. There are three main types of breast implants: silicone gel, gummy bear, and saline. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to consider all options before deciding:

  • Gummy bear implants are silicone implants designed to maintain their shape over time and provide a safe silicone option to patients. They have a natural feel and maintain great shape at the top of the breast (think cleavage). Due to enhanced longevity, safety, and quality of results, these are considered the luxury option for breast augmentation. The Sientra HSC or HSC+ are both gummy bear implant options.
  • Silicone gel implants provide a similar look to gummy bear implants, but they do not have cohesive gel properties that enhance safety or longevity for patients. The Mentor MemoryGel is considered a silicone gel implant.
  • Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water, which concentrates volume at the bottom of the breast. They are slightly heavier than their silicone counterparts and experience higher rates of rupture and rippling. These were commonly used in the 1990s and early 2000s before silicone options were available for cosmetic patients. Both Allergan and Mentor make a saline option.

Gummy Bear Implants

Gummy Bear Implants are the newest type of silicone breast implant on the market. They have become the gold standard for surgeons and patients alike. Approved by the FDA in 2013, this superior fifth-generation gel implant is remarkable for its tapered, tear-drop shape and supple texture, both of which perfectly mimic the natural contour and feel of the female breast.

Dr. Capizzi was an FDA co-investigator for these particular implants. With over 100 shapes and sizes available, the Gummy Bear offers options for any physique. Their stability and versatility are proven to be revolutionary.

Learn More about Gummy Bear Implants.

Breast Fat Grafting

Breast fat grafting or fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure that involves taking fat from other parts of the body and transferring it to the breasts. This procedure can be used to enhance the size and shape of the breasts, as well as improve their symmetry. It is a relatively new procedure, but one that has been gaining popularity in recent years due to its minimally invasive nature and natural looking results.

Fat transfer involves liposuction, which is used to extract fat cells from other parts of the body such as the abdomen or thighs. The extracted fat cells are then purified and injected into the breasts using small needles. This procedure offers a safe and effective way for people who want to naturally enhance their bust size without implants.

Incision Placement

Your surgeon will advise you on the least invasive incision point. In doing so they will take into consideration your desired size, shape, personal anatomy, and medical records. This is a delicate area where the eye of a true artist ensures a final outcome that is seamless and authentic. Dr. Capizzi and Dr. May’s attention to detail dictates that the surgical site is kept as finite as possible. This reduces the risk of infection and facilitates a speedy recovery. No cumbersome tapes, braces, or bandages are necessary after the procedure. Patients are typically able to resume their regular activities and exercise within 1-2 weeks after the procedure.

The most common point of insertion for Breast Augmentation is in the crease of the breast, where the incision is typically 1-1.5” long and the least amount of trauma is caused to the surrounding chest (which means an easier recovery). Another option is an insertion at the areola, which is often chosen for a breast augmentation accompanied by a lift to reduce the number of scars created.

Getting Your Augmentation

The procedure will take place in our on-site accredited operating room located within our practice in Charlotte, NC. The practice’s office is located on East Boulevard near Uptown Charlotte in the heart of Dilworth, making it an easy commute from Lake Norman, Lake Wiley, or anywhere in the Charlotte Metro area.

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, with many women opting for it to enhance their shape and size. When considering breast augmentation, it is important to find an accredited facility such as those accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). These facilities must meet strict standards for patient safety and quality of care to receive accreditation.

The operating room in an AAAASF-accredited facility should be equipped with the latest technology and equipment, as well as a team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing optimal patient care. This ensures that patients receive the best possible results from their breast augmentation procedure. With proper preparation and a safe, accredited facility, patients can feel confident that they are in good hands when undergoing a boob job.

Breast Augmentation FAQ

Breast augmentation clients often have many questions when they begin their cosmetic journey. It’s normal to get excited and want to know everything you can about the process. For your convenience, Dr. Capizzi has collected the most common inquiries below for you to read and review. Although very helpful, we encourage you to schedule a consultation to fully address all your concerns.

Visit our Breast Aug FAQ page to learn more.

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