Anybody who has contemplated plastic surgery can tell you that it’s not easy figuring out what you want and who you should trust as your plastic surgeon. Many patients are willing to travel across the country if they can be guaranteed confidence in the person they are about to trust with their body and their future. As you get to know Dr. Richard Carlino of Specialists in Plastic Surgery, you’ll soon realize that he is a top surgeon and an easy choice. Because of his expertise and experience in the field, you can have peace of mind knowing that he will ensure you get what you are looking for and what will look best for your body. He is able to perform a variety of procedures, offering everything from high profile breast implants to non-invasive cosmetic surgery. Once you know what he can offer, you’ll soon stop your search and get started on the new you.
Meet Dr. Richard Carlino
Dr. Richard Carlino, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has been practicing various types of plastic surgery, including breast augmentation surgery, for over 30 years. In this time he has seen many different women with all kinds of body styles and desires. This experience has given him the opportunity to learn various techniques and options for breast implants in order to cater to each individual patient’s desires. He understands the importance of providing women with all possible options-including unstructured saline implants, silicone gel implants, and high profile breast implants like the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant. He listens to his patients’ goals, educates them on what’s available, and formulates a plan of action that will look best for their particular body type.
In his own words, Dr. Carlino describes his philosophy for plastic surgery-
“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:
- To offer my patients an extraordinary level of expertise in a very individual and personalized setting.
- To understand the aesthetic goals of my patients while helping to establish realistic expectations.
- Above all, to form a comfortable and trusting relationship allowing each patient to undergo his or her surgery with confidence.
[Plastic surgery] 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… and ability as a surgeon to provide each patient with extraordinary results.”
The Breast Augmentation Process
Whether you’re looking for high profile breast implants or some other type of breast surgery, the breast augmentation process is about the same. Initially, you’ll meet with Dr. Carlino for a consultation where you’ll discuss your options and how the entire process will go for about one hour. He’ll talk to you about operative time, recovery, potential risks, and different options for implants. Unlike other surgeons, Dr. Carlino doesn’t limit his implant options or vendors. With more implant options available as well as Vectra 3-D Imaging which lets you see a 3D image of your expected breast appearance post surgery, you are more likely to achieve your goals for your breast augmentation.
General and/or local anesthesia is combined with sedation to make you comfortable before your breast augmentation procedure. Small incisions are made in discreet locations agreed upon by you and Dr. Carlino based on your consultation and which type of breast implant you are receiving. The incisions’ size and location typically includes the breast crease, and in certain situations will be under the areola. A pocket is made behind or in front of the pectoral muscles and the implant is placed into the pocket and secured with sutures.
Even though you will notice an immediate difference in your breasts, swelling and bruising from surgery may initially obscure the changes, making it hard for you to see clear results for the first few weeks. This is a normal part of the healing process. Dr. Carlino will follow up with you soon after to check on you and how you are healing.
Your Breast Implant Options
Every breast implant, including a high profile breast implant, has its advantages and disadvantages, which Dr. Carlino will explain to you thoroughly. Because you have so many options, Dr. Carlino is able to tailor your implants to your individual needs and desires. The latest implant on the market, the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant has the look and feel of the silicone gel implant with no risk of silent rupture. Because the IDEAL IMPLANT is a structured implant filled with saline, a rupture can be detected right away just by looking in the mirror while the saline is harmlessly absorbed by the body.
The ideal patient for the structured IDEAL IMPLANT is someone with a reasonable amount of breast tissue who wants a moderate to high profile breast implant and doesn’t want to worry about the safety risks of a silicone gel implant. Another benefit of the IDEAL IMPLANT is that it is guaranteed for life with the IDEAL IMPLANT Premium Protection Plan. If it ruptures, it will be replaced free of charge.
Contact Us Today
Now that you know more about Dr. Richard Carlino and what he can provide for you, you can go into your breast augmentation surgery with confidence and peace of mind that your results will match your vision and change your life for the better. Feel free to contact us at any time to learn more about Dr. Carlino and what a typical breast augmentation would entail.
Considering high profile breast implants in Raleigh, NC? Contact Dr. Carlino today to discuss your options. Simply call 919-785-0505 or visit specialistsinplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Carlino’s office is located at 3633 Harden Road Raleigh, NC 27607. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.