Richard E. Carlino, MD


IDEAL IMPLANT PREFERRED SURGEONDr. Richard Carlino is a Preferred Surgeon

Preferred Surgeons are recognized for their additional expertise with IDEAL IMPLANT breast implant procedures. While all our surgeons must be board certified plastic surgeons, when you choose a preferred surgeon, you’re choosing a surgeon with increased IDEAL IMPLANT experience.

About Dr. Richard Carlino

Dr. Richard E. Carlino, MD, says, “Plastic surgery is about change–sometimes it’s a change in a feature that a person doesn’t like, or perhaps it’s about body features that have changed with time; sometimes it’s about maintenance and looking as good as you feel. My goals are threefold:

  1. To offer my patients an extraordinary level of expertise in a very individual and personalized setting.
  2. To understand the aesthetic goals of my patients while helping to establish realistic expectation.
  3. Above all, to form a comfortable and trusting relationship allowing each patient to undergo his or her surgery with confidence.

“Training complements ability. Some cosmetic surgeons receive limited training with limited exposure. Cosmetic surgery is about performing procedures, while plastic surgery is about developing artistry and concepts.

“It is about working with patients and defining the correct procedures to perform to get their desired results. It’s about the ability to understand and communicate realistic from unrealistic aesthetic goals. With every patient, I work to combine my in-depth plastic surgery training (over 19 years of experience as a plastic surgeon in the Triangle) and ability as a surgeon to provide each patient with extraordinary results.”

Dr. Carlino was recently recognized as an IDEAL IMPLANT Preferred Surgeon due to his extensive expertise working with IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants, the latest technology in breast augmentation. With a unique structure surrounding these saline-filled implants, women can achieve beautiful results with zero risk of silent rupture. Dr. Carlino uses the IDEAL IMPLANT to help women look and feel their best. With the IDEAL IMPLANT, no expensive MRIs are needed, and they come with a lower risk of both capsule contracture and ruptures when compared to other implants.



"Thoughtful, attentive, and caring"

“He is very thoughtful, attentive, and caring and has some mad surgical skills. LOVE Dr. Carlino and will go to him again in the future for anything else that I want to tweak.” 

– Realself review from slockhart


“Dr. Carlino and staff were fantastic! Day of surgery I felt safe, welcomed and well cared for. My husband drove me home the same day, and all was well!”

– Facebook review from Danielle Tripp

"I trust him completely!"

“Dr. Carlino is an outstanding surgeon, with a great bedside manner who produces outstanding results. I trust him completely! Everyone in the office is really professional, respectful and compassionate.”

– Facebook review from Cynthia Hernandez


“Dr. Carlino and his team are amazing. I’d highly recommended them. They made my experience  a wonderful one and I’m thankful everyday for them!!”

– Facebook review from Theresa Ennis Rachlin

"Better than anticipated"

Dr. Carlino and his staff made this surgery experience extremely pleasant. It was an easy recovery and I’m so thankful the procedure is behind me! The results were better than anticipated. Highly recommend Dr. Carlino and his staff!”

– Google review from Erica Marek

"Dr. Carlino is an artist"

“Dr. Carlino and his staff are amazing.   From the consultation, to pre op, to the procedure, to post op and follow ups the entire team was professional, caring, detailed and they made me feel like family. Dr. Carlino is an artist.”

– Google review from Amanda Gore

Richard Carlino, MD

3633 Harden Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

(919) 785-0505