Breast Augmentation in Charleston

Breast Augmentation in Charleston, SC with H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery

The plastic surgeons of H/K/B are well-known for their expertise in Breast Augmentation. Breast augmentation is the most sought-after cosmetic surgery in the United States. Whether you’re a mother aiming to reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure or have lost substantial weight and breast firmness, breast augmentation is worth exploring.

If you’ve experienced the impact of breast cancer or have breasts that don’t match your body’s proportions, breast augmentation might be the right solution for you. When considering breast implants, you want assurance of two things: the safety of the procedure and an excellent post-surgery appearance. The plastic surgeons at H/K/B are highly regarded for their extensive training, expertise, and experience in breast augmentation. They have successfully completed hundreds of these surgeries. At H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery, you’ll be treated with the utmost care in our state-of-the-art, fully accredited surgical facilities.

With Vectra 3D Imaging, you can preview how a customized breast augmentation will look on your body. This advanced technology lets you explore various shapes and sizes, helping your surgeon understand the exact outcome you desire. Breast augmentation can also be combined with a breast lift. If you’ve had an unsatisfactory breast augmentation before, we offer revision surgery to help you achieve the results you want.

To learn more about breast augmentation surgery in Mt. Pleasant & Charleston, NC at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery, complete our online form today to schedule a visit.

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What Can I Expect During Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is an outpatient surgery done under general anesthesia and usually takes less than an hour.

We provide all types of breast enlargement methods and incision placements, with a range of FDA-approved implant shapes available in both silicone and saline. Our advanced techniques enable us to create incisions in hidden areas, such as the apex of the armpit, peri-areolar (under the nipple at the areola where the color naturally changes), inframammary (under the breast fold), or the TUBA technique, which involves inserting the implants through an incision inside the navel.

We also provide three options for placement of your implants:

  • Sub-glandular – the implant is placed directly under the gland of the breast.
  • Sub-muscular – the implant is placed under the pectoralis major muscle.
  • Sub-facial – a newer technique in which the implant is placed below a thin, but strong layer of connective tissue that covers the pectoralis major muscle. With this method, you get the “internal bra” benefit of the sub-muscular technique without implant animation that causes the implants to move when the muscles contract.

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation in Charleston?

We make implant recommendations with years of experience and your individual preferences. We will discuss options so you can make an informed decision. As our patients can attest, we have a reputation for desired results that are safe and long-lasting.

Besides helping you feel feminine and self-confident, breast implants can make your body more proportionate. Your clothes will fit better, as well.

Your Breast Augmentation Consultation with H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery in Mt Pleasant, NC?

If you’re seriously considering breast augmentation surgery, having a good relationship with your plastic surgeon is essential. It’s important to understand all your options – the risks, the rewards, and everything about your surgeon and their staff.

At H/K/B, you will experience professional and caring service from the moment you contact us. When you call, we will provide initial information and schedule a consultation to help you become familiar with us.

When you arrive at one of our state-of-the-art facilities, you will meet your chosen surgeon and their team. They will perform a thorough physical examination and discuss your reasons for seeking breast augmentation. They will show you before and after photos of patients with similar body types and concerns.

You will have ample time to ask questions and voice your concerns. You won’t feel rushed, and every question will be addressed.

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The H/K/B Way is a collaborative effort between all of our physicians and staff. Together, we are committed to providing our patients with state-of-the-art procedures, best-in-class surgical technology, and the most advanced methods for ensuring not just optimal results, but also optimal recovery periods.

What Are My Breast Implant Options?

What type of breast implant should you choose? You’ve heard about saline and silicone. What are the differences? What are the advantages – as well as the disadvantages of each? What are “gummy bear” implants?

The best implant for you should be for your unique anatomy, and your desired result after surgery. It is not a one size fits all procedure. Your body type will be assessed with your optimal outcome, and the proper implant will be chosen.

These choices may be confusing, but don’t worry. During your breast augmentation surgery consultation at H/K/B, your surgeon will explain all the options so you can make informed decisions as to the size, shape, placement, and type of FDA-approved implant.

Saline breast implants

The outer shell of saline implants is made of silicone polymer, but the inner filling is a saline solution. One advantage of saline implants is that they require a shorter incision, since the implant is filled with liquid after insertion into the breast. This also allows the surgeon to customize the size of the implants to a more precise degree. Saline implants are FDA-approved for women aged 18 and over.

Another advantage of saline implants is that, in the rare instance of a rupture, you know immediately if they have deflated. A disadvantage of saline is that they are firmer than silicone, and some people think they do not feel as natural. Saline implants are also slightly more prone to rippling.


Silicone gel breast implants

While silicone implants were removed from the market for a period of time about 20 years ago, data from years of study since then have shown that they are safe. FDA-approved for women aged 22 and over, these implants are filled with silicone gel prior to insertion. This means that their size is predetermined, and they require a longer incision than saline implants.

Silicone implants have a soft, natural feel and are less prone to rippling. They can be placed above the muscle (subglandular) position if that is preferred. A disadvantage of silicone is that you might not be able to detect a ruptured implant. While ruptures are not dangerous, they can affect the shape of the implant and will require revision surgery. Luckily, ruptures are rare.

Gummy bear implants (5th Generation)

Gummy bear implants is the term given to the newest generation of cohesive gel implants in the United States, also called “5th generation”. They are filled with a silicone substance that is more like a solid gelatin than a liquid. They are called “cohesive” due to their ability to hold their shape regardless of your body’s position. These 5th generation silicone gel implants come in shaped and rounded (teardrop) implants, manufactured by Sientra.

Sientra’s full portfolio of 5th generation silicone breast implants Sientra breast implants are made with High-Strength Cohesive (HSC) Silicone Gel to ensure implant strength and integrity, while still feeling like a natural party of your body.

Sientra offers both round and shaped (teardrop) implant options. The HSC round implants are the right choice for a fuller appearance and more dramatic cleavage. The HSC+ shaped implants, are designed to create a more contoured, natural silhouette. Each style combines the exclusive HSC Silicone Gel interior with a durable outer shell to create a soft, natural-like feel without sacrificing the integrity of the implant.

One shape does not fit all. That’s why both HSC round and HSC+ shaped implants are available in different shapes and sizes, so you and your H/K/B board certified plastic surgeon can create a look that’s right for you.

Breast Implant Brands

At H/K/B, the brands of implants we usually use are Allergan, Mentor, or Sientra. We have excellent success with these products and believe they are the best available on the market.

Allergan, Mentor, and Sientra provide a variety of saline and silicone gel implants, including Sientra’s cohesive gummy bear implants known as 5th generation implants. They come in different shapes and sizes for height and profile/projection. They manufacture textured and smooth implants.

Textured Vs. Smooth Implants

Implant surfaces can be smooth or treated with a finishing process that texturizes the outer shell. It’s important to understand your breasts will still feel normal even if you have textured implants. The texture simply helps the implant to adhere better to the surrounding breast tissue to avoid rotation.

We found that textured implants may be less prone to capsular contracture – a condition that occasionally happens over time after breast augmentation. In a capsular contracture, a tight scar develops around the implant, causing the breasts to become too firm and sometimes misshapen. Consequently, breast augmentation revision surgery must be done.

Implants with a smooth surface are less likely to ripple than textured implants. If a patient has little breast tissue, we opt for the smooth implant since rippling would be more of an issue in that case.

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Breast Implant Recovery

Most of our patients can return to normal activities within a few days. Lifting and vigorous exercise are restricted for a few weeks, however.

We will provide special instructions for recovery from breast augmentation surgery. You can expect some tenderness and tightness. You may also experience bruising and swelling, but these conditions should subside quickly, leaving you with the beautiful breasts you’ve always wanted.

Schedule Your Consultation

Ready to learn more about Breast Augmentation in Mt. Pleasant & Charleston, NC? Complete our form to receive more information and to schedule your consultation with one of our expert surgeons at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery. Together, you and your surgeon will develop a custom breast augmentation procedure for your unique body type. You will be consulted on your preparation for surgery, what to expect during surgery, and your recovery.

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