Beautiful, natural-looking results with Dr. Lawrence Gray and Dr. Alexander Slocum
Well-proportioned, shapely breasts can be the key to having an attractive, well-balanced figure and help you feel more confident. Dr. Gray’s and Dr. Slocum’s surgical expertise will help you achieve your goal.
Create the Look that is Right for You
A breast augmentation consultation at Atlantic Plastic Surgery & Medi Spa in Portsmouth, NH takes about an hour or longer. During your consultation, you will learn about each of the options for creating your ideal breast appearance. Dr. Gray or Dr. Slocum will carefully go over each one with you. He will listen to your goals, answer your questions, and have a full discussion with you. Together, you will make the right choices for your body.
Breast Implant Size
This is perhaps the most important choice. A nurse will take you through the Crisalix imaging system which allows you to see how different implant sizes will look on your body. The Crisalix Imaging System may also assist in deciding if a breast lift may be helpful or necessary.
Dr. Gray strongly feels that patients should have a breast implant simulation experience wherever they go for surgery.
Breast Implant Material (Silicone Gel or Saline)
Silicone gel breast implants are increasingly the material of choice by women seeking breast enhancement, as they have a more natural look and feel. The cost is slightly higher for silicone gel implants. Saline breast implants are filled with a saltwater solution similar to the saline found throughout your body. Saline implants feel firmer due to the liquid filling.
Breast Implant Shape
The “Round” breast implant is designed to create a soft, natural look with a fuller upper breast contour. Dr. Gray uses round implants only.
Dr. Gray does not use what are called “shaped”, “teardrop” or “textured” implants as they have the added risk of rotation, are too firm, more expensive, and are associated with anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, a rare form of cancer.
Breast Implant Profile
A breast implant profile tells the distance the implant will project from your body. Styles include low, moderate, and high profiles. Most women choose a moderate plus profile, but for patients with narrow breasts, a high profile or ultra-high profile implant may be recommended.
Breast Implant Incision Site
An implant can be inserted by going in under the arm, at the peri-areolar rim, or under the fold. Dr. Gray does prefer the peri-areolar incision. but about 25% of patients will need an infra-mammary incision (under the breast).
Breast Implants We Use
Digitally Try on Your New Breasts with Crisalix
Unsure of the difference between 300cc and 400cc? Want help choosing a natural result? Wondering how you will look after surgery?
During a breast augmentation consultation our patients are provided with an in-depth evaluation which includes the use of the Crisalix 3-D imager. This advanced technology has been proven to resemble realistic results and helps to make Breast augmentation decisions stress-free.
The 3D Breast Imager allows patients the ability to virtually “try on” and see themselves with various styles of breast implants before having surgery. Another fantastic feature Crisalix offers is a secure link which patients can use to view their images at home after their consultation.
Typical breast augmentation consultations leave patients confused when they hear words such as volume, CC’s, diameter , shape, profile, silicone, gummy bear, etc. Our mission is to help empower patients with the tools necessary to achieve their goals.
Before and After Photos
Now Offering Ultrasound Screening To Our Patients With Breast Implants
In light of the FDA’s updated recommendations for Ultrasound screening, Atlantic Plastic Surgery is now offering Ultrasound screening to all patients with breast implants. The FDA recommends that patients undergo screening initially five years after placement and then, every two years thereafter. If your implants were placed at Atlantic Plastic Surgery, you are eligible for complementary screenings. This service will be offered to all current and future patients, as we want to make sure that our patients have the utmost confidence in their result. Most importantly, we want you to feel safe.
What Patients Say About Dr. Lawrence Gray:
“I was a very small 34A before my surgery. I showed Dr. Gray several pictures of what I wanted to look like. He helped me decide what size to be. Now I am a full 34C. I am extremely happy with my size!”
“I would say Dr. Gray is an artist. My friends can’t believe that he actually made my breasts look like the picture I had shown him. My recovery was speedy, I was back to work after 4 days and doing international travel for work 2 weeks later. All has been a wonderful experience for me.”
Q&A with Dr. Gray