The Ultimate Guide to Breast Augmentation Cost in Raleigh

Whether you want your clothes to fit better, you’ve lost weight, or you’re restoring your breasts after childbirth, a breast augmentation is a great way to achieve the fuller look you’re after. But for many women, one of their biggest concerns is breast augmentation cost in Raleigh. And believe us when we say—we totally understand. 

Our team of cosmetic surgeons at Synergy Face + Body want all of our patients understand that the cost of your breast augmentation isn’t just a simple answer. There are a lot of factors that come into play, and what you pay may very well be different than what someone else pays. 

The best way to get your answer is to understand what all goes into a breast augmentation. For more information, keep reading about breast augmentation, and its cost, to get you started on your journey toward an enhanced you

What is breast augmentation?

“Isn’t breast augmentation just a boob job?”

If you put it that way, breast augmentation technically is a type of “boob job,” but there are more to breast procedures than just augmentations. For example, you could get a breast lift or even a breast reduction. So let’s go a little deeper than saying breast augmentation is simply a “boob job.”

Using breast implants, breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to enlarge the breasts, restore breast size, even out the breasts, and generally add fullness and shape. Just how no two bodies are the exact same, breast augmentations vary from person to person. When you visit Synergy Face + Body in Raleigh, you get a 100% customized procedure to help you gain the best results possible. 

What to consider when choosing your breast implants

When going over breast augmentation cost, you should take into account the different factors that you have to consider before your surgery. These include:

  • The cosmetic surgeon
  • Type of implant
  • Implant size

How to find the right cosmetic surgeon for breast augmentation

Like with any surgery, you don’t want to choose any cosmetic surgery who claims to perform breast augmentation. Shows like “Botched” exist for a reason—meaning an inexperienced surgeon will give you lack-luster or even terrible results. It may be funny to see botched cosmetic surgeries, but you definitely don’t want to be on the other end of it. 

First and foremost, your cosmetic surgeon should be board certified in a related field. Believe it or not, a cosmetic surgeon doesn’t have to be board certified, they just have to have some kind of education in order to perform breast augmentations in North Carolina. But if you want the best breast augmentation, you should only seek the best of the best providers. Doctors who go through the board certification process go above and beyond to ensure that they aren’t just capable of performing cosmetic procedures, they also excel at achieving fantastic results.  

If you’re looking for a board-certified cosmetic surgeon to help you determine your breast augmentation cost in Raleigh, then Synergy Face + Body is your way to go. Dr. Hughes is double board certified in both general surgery and reconstructive surgery and has performed countless (as in thousands of) successful breast augmentations. 


When searching for a surgeon, a big red flag is a breast augmentation cost that’s too low. Sometimes cheaper is better, but when it comes to surgery—you get what you pay for (and that’s not a good thing). That doesn’t mean that you should just throw away money. Make sure you’re speaking with your surgeon to understand the cost breakdown so that you know you’re getting the best breast augmentation options available. 

Types of breast implants

There are two main types of implants you can choose between, which will influence your breast augmentation cost in Raleigh. 

  1. Saline implants
  2. Silicone implants (including “Gummy Bear” silicone)

Other options, such as “string implants” are not safe, and in some cases they’re illegal. 

Saline implants

Saline implants are silicone shells filled with a saline solution (mix of sodium chloride and water). The amount of saline inside the shell affects the feel, firmness, and shape of the implant. If the saline happens to leak, your body will naturally absorb and eliminate the solution. 

Silicone implants

Silicone implants are silicone shells filled with a silicone gel. Many women feel that silicone feels more natural than saline implants, and they also may last longer. If silicone leaks, it’ll either stay in the shell or leak out into the breast implant pocket. A silicone leak doesn’t come with symptoms, so it’s important you get MRI scans every two years to catch one. 

Because breasts continue to develop throughout your teenage years and into young adulthood, you have to be at least 18 years old to receive saline implants and 22 years old to receive silicone implants. Therefore, your age may end up influencing the cost of your breast augmentation in Raleigh.

How to choose your breast implant size

Breast implant size is also important when considering your breast augmentation cost in Raleigh. Both you and your provider will discuss the best options for your breast implant size. Often times, you can see how your chest will look by simply placing implants into your bra. That way you get a glimpse of what your breast would look like once you’ve fully recovered. 

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Volume and diameter

Breast implants can range from about 150cc all the way up to 800cc, meaning you have a lot of options to choose from. But unlike bra sizes, implants aren’t measured by cup; they’re measured using volume, specifically cubic centimeters. The projection (how your profile will look) depends on diameter. So say you have two 150cc implants with different diameters. Even though they hold the same volume, they can end up looking very different.   


The shape of breast implant you choose can also influence your breast augmentation cost. In Raleigh, you can either get round or tear-drop shaped implants. Many women prefer the tear-drop shape of a Gummy Bear implant because they feel it looks more natural. They also tend to hold their shape longer than traditional silicone implants. Either way, the choice is completely up to you, though your provider may give you recommendations based on your goals. 


Your breast profile determines how full they look. Implants with a moderate profile will sit flatter, while high-profile implants are higher and more rounded. Think of profile as how your natural breasts look with and without a pushup bra. If you want that push-up look without a bra, you may want a higher profile. If you want something more natural, stick with a moderate profile. 

Who can get a breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a great option for women who are at a healthy weight and aren’t nursing or pregnant. Keep in mind that you should have achievable goals. For example, if you have a small frame, extremely large breast implants may not be the best option.

In addition, you should understand that your breast augmentation cost is an investment, so you’ll want to make sure this is something that you 100% want. Breast augmentation works for women who:

  • Want to gain fuller breasts
  • Have asymmetrical breasts
  • Lost volume due to childbirth and/or breastfeeding
  • Lost volume due to weight loss
  • Have breasts that aren’t proportionate to the rest of the body

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What to expect during a breast augmentation procedure

You’ll first want to go through consultations so you and your provider can go through your options, and breast augmentation cost, in Raleigh.  

During the procedure, your cosmetic surgeon will use a general anesthetic to ensure that you’re fully asleep throughout the process. Based on what you want (and what your provider recommends) there are a few options for incisions. 

Inframammary incision: An inframammary incision is a small incision in the crease under the breast that leaves a 1 to 2 inch scar. It allows for a wider access point for larger implants. 

Transaxillary incision: Transaxillary incisions are incisions in the armpit. Your cosmetic inserts the implants using specialized cameras and instruments. As a result, you won’t have an actual scar on or around your breasts. 

Periareolar incision: A periareolar incision is an incision around the nipple, specifically the edge of the areola. This ensures that the scar will be in the natural transition between your skin tone and the color of your areola. 

Transumbilical incision: With transumbilical incisions, your surgeon places a small incision right above your belly button, leaving you with just a single scar. 

The procedure itself only takes about 1 to 1.5 hours to complete, and results are almost immediate (your breasts will drop over the following 4 to 6 weeks). It’s important to note that your breast augmentation cost could also include additional garments and other supplies you may need during the recovery process. Your surgeon will cover your breasts in gauze, and they may require you to wear a special bra for a few days.  

You can expect a recovery period of: 

  • 7 to 10 days for daily activities
  • Six weeks for full healing
  • Six months for full results

Therefore, you should take recovery time into consideration when determining your breast augmentation cost in Raleigh. You’re not just paying for the surgery; you may have to take paid or unpaid time off from work so your body has time to heal properly.

In addition to this recovery time, part of your breast augmentation cost could factor into managing your pain. You can take over-the-counter painkillers, or your surgeon may prescribe pain medications. Always make sure that you’re following your post-op instructions so your breasts heal properly and you minimize negative side effects. 

Potential risks for breast augmentation:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Changes in sensation around nipple and breast
  • Scarring
  • Infection

Learn more about breast augmentation cost in Raleigh at Synergy Face + Body

Synergy Face + Body has everything you need to know about breast augmentation cost in Raleigh. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or give us a call! 

If you’re ready to get started, go ahead and schedule a consultation. Our dedicated team will examine your breasts and take time to understand your unique goals. 

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