Dr. Brian S. Coan is an award-winning, nationally renowned, board-certified Plastic Surgeon and a member of the distinguished Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
Dr. Coan received his undergraduate degree from MIT, where he earned a place working alongside the world-renowned Dr. Robert Langer, founder of the largest biomedical engineering lab in the world. He completed medical school at the University of Chicago-Pritzker, a General Surgery residency, and went on to complete a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, where he served his final year as Chief Resident.
Dr. Coan has consistently been awarded and recognized for all aspects of plastic surgery, including:
- Best Plastic Surgeon in Durham (by Durham Magazine) seven years in a row
- Best Plastic Surgeon in Cary (by Cary Magazine) – 2017 and 2018
- Maggy Awards® – 2018, 2019, and 2020
He was recently recognized as one of North Carolina’s Top Plastic Surgeons by US News and World Report. Dr. Coan has always wanted to run and manage his own Plastic Surgery practice. His reputation for innovation and surgical excellence led him to perform the first bilateral tram breast reconstruction at the Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, NC. He has taught and trained numerous plastic surgery residents in the art, science, and business of plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Women with breasts that are naturally small or that have lost volume due to age, weight fluctuations,
or pregnancy may find their breasts have lost the youthful volume they previously held.
Breast augmentation has been the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure among many women, including celebrities, since 2006. Breast augmentation surgery
performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon may use either silicone gel or saline implants or fat grafting to increase breast volume.
You will need to wear a compression garment after your surgery to help reduce swelling and promote healing. You will experience some bruising, swelling, and discomfort. These side effects should begin to resolve over about 14 days. Pain can be treated using over-the-counter medications. Most breast augmentation patients can return to work within two weeks but should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities for up to six weeks. You will be given detailed post-operative instructions that should be followed carefully to ensure a safe and comfortable recovery.
Once the swelling and bruising dissipate, you will see the final results of your surgery. The breasts will be fuller, providing a curvier, more balanced silhouette.
The body undergoes many changes during and after pregnancy, including an increase in breast size as milk production begins. These fluctuations in size can stretch the skin of the breasts, causing them to sag as volume is lost. Breast augmentation restores the lost volume and gives the breasts a perkier, more youthful appearance.
The way your cleavage will look depends on the shape of your breasts before surgery, the amount of natural breast tissue that you have, and the size and shape of the implants used.
The scars from breast augmentation surgery are usually easy to conceal with clothing, and all scars fade with time. If you combine a breast lift with your augmentation, there may be longer scars. However, many patients feel that the improvement in their contours and self-image outweighs the appearance of scars.
Teardrop-shaped implants provide a more natural-looking breast slope. Round implants can be used to give the breasts an augmented or natural appearance, depending on the size, projection, and placement of the device.
No one does a Breast Augmentation like we do. We have helped helped women find the shape and size that they want, while being empowered to make a decision that is right for them. But a Breast Augmentation isn't right for everyone. Find out more information about additional procedures below.