Breast Augmentation Durham

Breast Augmentation in Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh performed by double board certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Brian Coan

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Breast enlargement and breast augmentation procedures with double board certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Brian Coan can give you fuller breasts that may make you feel more proportioned and feminine. Breast augmentation is a cosmetic or aesthetic procedure designed to increase and enhance the size of a woman’s breasts, providing her with a more curvaceous bust line and in some cases a more proportioned figure.

Women in North Carolina call on Dr. Brian S. Coan to perform the breast augmentation procedure. To schedule a consultation at CARE Plastic Surgery call (919) 484-4884 or contact us here to schedule your appointment today.

Patient Testimonial of Breast Augmentation with Dr. Brian Coan at CARE Plastic Surgery:

“I went in a little worried about an interest I had for at least 15 years. Once I met Dr. Coan and his staff I realized the time was now right. I was interested in breast aug mentation. They made me feel more than a patient. I felt as if I was talking to friends/ family. I could not be happier with my outcome. Dr. Coan and I talked several times, as he wanted to make sure he had a clear understanding on the results I was hoping for. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone! I’m so excited for the up coming summer. For once in my life I am ready for bathing suit season!! I’m one happy lady…and can’t speak highly enough for this staff!! They are all just amazing people!” -LP

Your Breast Augmentation Consultation with Dr. Coan:

During your initial consultation for a breast augmentation, Dr. Coan will do a thorough evaluation of your health to first determine if you are a candidate for the breast augmentation procedure. If you are a candidate, then Dr. Coan will discuss the surgical techniques for breast enhancement that are most appropriate for you, your lifestyle, and your desired result.

At your breast augmentation consultation, the CARE staff will review all your options for the procedure and take the time to explain your choices. You will learn the differences between gel and saline implants. Your plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian S. Coan will also explain the differences between having your implants placed either under or over the muscle. We also have numerous before and after photos we will share with you in our office.

What About Breast Augmentation for Women with Very Small Breasts?

Breast size and position can present a number of challenges for the plastic surgeon performing the breast augmentation/breast enlargement surgery. Often times, small-breasted women develop tight “skin envelopes” (the skin that envelops the breast), which reduces the amount of room available to the plastic surgeon for placing the breast implants. Women whose breast volume has diminished as a result of pregnancy may also have excess tissue that must be addressed before undergoing breast augmentation surgery in Durham, NC with Dr. Brian Coan. In addition to these surgical considerations for breast augmentation, the patient’s comfort is another primary issue. Dr. Coan performs all breast augmentation surgeries with techniques designed to minimize discomfort and down time.

How Long Will I Need to be Out of Work after Breast Augmentation?

At CARE Plastic Surgery our plastic surgery nurses, medical assistants, and patient care coordinators review your personalized timeline with you. Additionally, many of Dr. Coan’s breast augmentation patients have offered to serve as a resource for women with personal questions about the breast augmentation procedures. While every person heals differently after breast enlargement, Dr. Coan recommends that on the evening of the procedure, most patients go out to dinner and also do light walking several hours after the procedure.

What are Other Topics to Consider Regarding the Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast augmentation is a medical and surgical procedure and your health history and health considerations are always at the forefront. A good plastic surgeon will customize breast enlargement surgery by carefully taking the proper measurements and having a conversation and listening to the patient’s aesthetic goals. As a skilled and talented breast augmentation plastic surgeon, Dr. Coan helps patients realize their new bust lines by customizing the breast augmentation procedure and the breast implant size to their individual needs. There are several distinctively different implants currently available and two very different positions for implant placement. The sculpting of the implant space (pocket) is critical to shaping the new breast. Dr. Coan’s breast augmentation patients are often given the choice for the location of the breast implant itself (over or under the muscle), and the type of implant to be used (silicone gel or saline). Dr. Coan and his patients make decisions together to ensure that the surgery achieves the patients’ goals for aesthetic harmony and balance. Additionally, at CARE Plastic Surgery all breast augmentation patients receive two consultations and review a thorough health history before any surgical procedure.


There are several factors to consider when choosing breast implants and Dr. Brian S. Coan and the CARE Plastic Surgery staff are happy to help you through your decisions and make recommendations based on your aesthetic wishes and preferences.

  • Types of breast implants, Silicone Gel and Saline: Saline is a sterile water solution, and silicone gel is a cohesive elastic gel.
  • Size of your breast implant: Some women prefer a “Hollywood” or dramatic and sexy look for their breasts, while many others prefer a subtle, more conservative breast enhancement.
  • Profile of your breast implant: High-profile breast implants are designed to project the breast further than moderate-profile or moderate-plus breast implants.

Based on your medical history, your body type, and a series of precise measurements, Dr. Brian S. Coan, Plastic Surgeon in Durham can recommend the ideal breast implant type for achieving your desired look.

How is the Breast Augmentation and Breast Enlargement Procedure Performed?

During the breast enhancement procedure, an implant may be inserted through an incision made in the crease under the breast, around the areola (dark tissue around the nipple), or through the armpit. The implant may be under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle. Recovery usually requires several days off work.


What is the Next Step if I am Interested in More Information on Breast Augmentation?

While we provide our patients with an opportunity to look through before and after photos of breast augmentation and breast enlargement patients during their consultation with Dr. Coan, we encourage you to call CARE at (919) 484-4884 to schedule a consultation at our office in Durham.

Whether your aesthetic or reconstructive goal is to correct developmentally misshapen breasts, inverted nipples, augment your breast size or change the appearance of your breasts after pregnancy or aging, we can assist you in discussing your breast augmentation and breast enlargement options and looking for ways to obtain your desired result and shape. Additionally, we are happy to discuss the different financing options available to you for your breast augmentation and breast enlargement surgical procedure.


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Dr. Coan also offers liposuction, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, rhinoplasty, scar revision, Botox in Durham and other plastic surgery procedures.

For more information on mammaplasty / breast augmentation we strongly recommend viewing the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Coan or for more information on the breast augmentation or breast enlargement surgical procedure, please call (919) 484-4884.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Brian Coan, award-winning Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Durham, Mebane and Chapel Hill.

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Click here to view Natrelle’s guide to Silicone Breast Implants and Breast Augmentation (PDF – 922kb).


At CARE Plastic Surgery we encourage our patients to be well-informed of options surrounding breast augmentation surgery and we strongly encourage you to view the FDA website on breast implants. The FDA provides numerous helpful resources on both silicone gel-filled and saline-filled breast implants for the breast augmentation procedure. The following resources include:

  • An informative brochure, “Breast Implants: Local Complications and Adverse Outcomes”, which outlines the most common problems that occur with breast implants, as well as issues to consider if you are thinking about having breast augmentation surgery with implants.
  • A list of questions to review with your surgeon before a surgical breast augmentation procedure with implants: questions to ask your surgeon.
  • Two videos (one for women and one for health care providers) on a small but increased risk of a rare type of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) in women with breast implants.

For more information on recommendations from the FDA website click here:

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