How Dr. Bill Kortesis Helps Patients Choose Breast Implant Sizes for their Body

by | Jan 20, 2021 | Plastic Surgeon Feature

Many women are interested in increasing the shape of their breasts. With a breast augmentation comes many questions. Some of the most common questions are “how do I choose the right breast implant sizes for my body?” What type of breast implant is best for me and my situation? How long is the recovery? How much do breast implants cost? These are just a few of the questions that Dr. Bill Kortesis receives when it comes to breast augmentation. Dr. Kortesis is a board-certified plastic surgeon in North Carolina specializing in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. He is known for his talented surgical skills, caring and genuine demeanor, and giving patients the results they want.

About Dr. Bill Kortesis

Dr. Kortesis graduated at the top of his class from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.  He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and has been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards as he teaches fellows in an effort to further medical student education. Dr. Kortesis is known for his precise breast implant sizes, surgery techniques, and extensive knowledge in the plastic surgery field.  

In 2014, Dr. Kortesis was selected as 1 out of 5 in the nation to attend a breast augmentation training in Sweden. It was there that he studied under world famous surgeon, Dr. Charles Randquist. Dr. Kortesis continues to travel internationally for training seminars and breast conferences. He is also the current President of the North Carolina Plastic Surgery Society. 

How to Choose the Right Breast Implant Size

Dr. Kortesis takes great pride in helping women get the exact look they desire with breast augmentation. If you are like most women and are having a difficult time deciding “how big to go” with your breast implants, Dr. Kortesis and the surgeons at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery are there to help. With the use of Vectra 3D Imaging, you can get a glimpse of how your customized breast augmentation will look on you after surgery. This advanced technology allows patients to view various shapes and sizes of implants on their body. Dr. Kortesis believes that Vectra 3D ensures patients get the outcome they expected while also getting the gold-standard treatment from H/K/B’s surgeons and nurses.

Which Type of Implant is Best for Me?

The wonderful thing about breast implants is that each implant is tailored to fit the patients’ needs and wants. We live in a world where there are multiple types of breast implants and breast implant sizes. But how are you possibly supposed to choose the right type of breast implant with so many options? Each has its benefits and compromises. This is where Dr. Kortesis and his team can guide you in making the right choice for your anatomy and end goal. 

Silicone gel implants are popular because they have a natural look and feel. However, one of the compromises with silicone gel is that the gel inside the implant can leak, requiring an expensive MRI to determine if it is leaking. A ruptured silicone implant would also require a revision surgery.

Unstructured saline implants are another choice because the solution they are filled with can be safely absorbed into the body in the unlikely event of a rupture. However, patients report that unstructured saline implants look and feel more firm than silicone gel. Saline implants allow for more precise breast implant sizes, since the volume can be adjusted after they are inserted into the chest. 

Dr. Kortesis is proud to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant. The IDEAL IMPLANT is a structured breast implant, meaning that while it is filled with saline, it’s design uses multiple shells positioned within the implant which help give it a natural look and feel and prevent rippling. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant is FDA approved and allows women to have the best of both worlds: the natural look and feel of silicone with the safety of only saline inside.

Recovering from a Breast Augmentation

Breast implant surgery is an outpatient surgery, meaning patients go under general anesthesia for about an hour, and are then released into recovery in preparation to go home the same day. Most patients can return to normal activities within a few days. However, lifting heavy weight and strenuous exercise regimens are prohibited for a couple of weeks. Each woman will receive custom instructions for recovery based on their needs and breast implant sizes. Patients can expect to feel swelling, tenderness, and some bruising on their chest. These symptoms will gradually subside within a few days, leaving you with the perfect breasts you have always wanted. 

Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Kortesis Today

Dr. Kortesis is an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon, meaning that he has more experience with the IDEAL IMPLANT than other doctors. He is there to help you make an informed decision and feel confident in your body. With years of experience, he discusses the many options available for breast implant surgery, the sizes of implants, and what patients can expect after surgery. At his practice, H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery, patients will never be caught off guard with hidden costs and can also learn about financing options. Look and feel like your best self with Dr. Kortesis as your breast augmentation surgeon.

Considering breast implants in Charlotte? Contact Dr. Bill Kortesis today to discuss your options. Simply call (704)659-9000 or visit Dr. Kortesis’s office is located at 4625 Piedmont Row Drive, Suite 135B, Charlotte, NC 28210. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.