Breast Augmentation


A Mommy Makeover may include a breast augmentation. After your baby is born, it is very common for moms to experience a change in breast shape and volume. Dr. Capizzi is attentive to these concerns and others and is an expert in customizing thoughtful and individually crafted results for your body.

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a procedure to increase breast volume and enhance the overall breast appearance, is Dr. Capizzi’s core specialty as a plastic surgeon. Loss of symmetry, firmness and volume in the breasts can be easily remedied and reversed through the use of implants. Dr. Capizzi always uses Gummy Bear implants, as these produce a natural, form-stable look that is highly sustainable over time. It is one of the most popular choices for women, as breast augmentation is the ideal choice for combatting the loss of breast fullness and symmetry due to common life changes such as aging or pregnancy.

Dr. Capizzi has built a trusted reputation as the best breast augmentation surgeon in the state, due to his lifelong dedication to aesthetic perfection and finely honed surgical skill after having done over 7,000 implant procedures, coupled with a willingness to cater exclusively to each individual woman’s ideal result rather than generic trends. Based on her unique physique, medical history and lifestyle, each outcome is customized to the client’s express wishes, producing a silhouette that is natural, beautiful and supple with minimal recovery time and healing. Many of Dr. Capizzi’s patients consider him the top choice when looking for a breast augmentation.

Who’s a candidate for breast augmentation?

Dr. Capizzi will advise each client individually, taking into consideration the patient’s goals, personal anatomy and medical records.

Types of Implants We Use

Choosing the right type of breast implant for your body and lifestyle requires an in-depth consultation with Dr. Capizzi, who will carefully guide you in making the best selection, answering all your questions and concerns along the way. Your safety, comfort and happiness with your results are his number one priorities.

He offers the most attractive and reliable silicone breast implants on the market today, and uses implants available from all 3 manufacturers- Allergan, Sientra, and Mentor. After evaluating both 4th and 5th generation gel implants as well as the Saline implants on the market today, Dr. Capizzi feels that the 5th generation gel implants (highly cohesive gummy bear), are the safest and best breast implants available. Silicone implants are filled prior to insertion with a robust, gelatinous fluid that resembles organic breast tissue. All implants have been rigorously tested and approved by the FDA.

Additionally, Dr. Capizzi was chosen as an FDA co-investigator for the latest breakthrough in breast augmentation innovation, the “Gummy Bear” implant. With over 100 shapes and sizes available to complement any physique, the Gummy Bear offers proven stability and versatility that is revolutionizing breast augmentation and beyond. Dr. Capizzi offers the most comprehensive breast care in the region, from consultation to recovery.

Gummy Bear Implants

“The Gummy Bear” is the affectionate nickname given to the newest type of silicone breast implant on the market, one that has quickly become the gold standard for surgeons and patients alike. Approved by the FDA in 2013, this superior fifth generation gel implant is remarkable for its tapered, tear-drop shape and supple, cohesive texture, both of which perfectly mimic the natural contour and feel of the female breast.


Dr. Capizzi will advise each patient on the most appropriate incision point, most often in the crease below the breast, taking into consideration the patient’s choice of implant, personal anatomy and medical history. This is a delicate procedure where the eye of a true artist must prevail to ensure an outcome that is seamless and authentic. Dr. Capizzi’s meticulous attention to detail dictates that the surgical site is kept as finite as possible, reducing the risk of infection and facilitating a speedy recovery, usually within a few days. Patients are generally able to return to work after 48 hours and resume light exercise within 1-2 weeks post-procedure, as no cumbersome tapes, sutures, or bandages are required, thanks to Dr. Capizzi’s consummate expertise.

Another viable incision option is through the areola, a choice that often complements a breast augmentation accompanied by a breast lift.

The most common point of placement occurs under the pectoral muscles, where a small ‘pocket’ is created to securely cradle the implant.

Dr. Capizzi does not believe one look fits all. Since no two women are alike, each deserves a highly customized approach. The doctor strives to achieve the most natural and authentic outcome for the individual, with results expressly tailored to the client’s unique parameters. These include the woman’s desired appearance, her anatomy, medical history, previous surgeries, and number of pregnancies. The best result is one that is integrated with a patient’s total aesthetic, projecting harmony and symmetry throughout all contours.

As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Capizzi has performed thousands of breast augmentations over a prestigious career spanning almost two decades. His expert training at the esteemed Mayo Clinic, as well as his innate artistic skill, provides patients with the most outstanding care in North Carolina. You will find that the personal attention you receive at Dr. Capizzi’s practice truly sets him apart from others with similar credentials.

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