Breast Augmentation FAQ

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Can I combine breast augmentation surgery with another procedure?

Absolutely. Breast augmentation surgery is often combined with a breast lift, liposuction, eye surgery and other surgeries. Ask Dr. Ricciardelli about the other procedures you might be interested in scheduling. It’s a great way to save money and you can recover all at the same time.

What do I need to do before surgery?

Most likely you will need a current mammogram (within one year) to serve as a baseline comparison picture of your breast. Come to your consultation with information on your medical history such as pregnancy, weight fluctuations and any medications that you are taking. Dr. Ricciardelli will thoroughly discuss your goals, expectations, risks and you will be given written information on your surgery. We love an informed patient. So write down your questions and bring a list as a reminder. Dr. Ricciardelli will answer all your questions.

What can I expect during and after surgery?

Your privacy and safety are very important to us. On the day of your surgery you will park in a designated, convenient space in back of the Summit building close to the private back door entrance of our office. Your surgery will most likely take one and a half to two hours in our AAAASF (Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities) certified operating suite. After the procedure, you will wake up in our warm and caring recovery suite. Our certified recovery nurse will coordinate your care with your designated driver when you are ready to return home that day. You will be given detailed instructions for your specific needs. Expect to have possible bruising, swelling and tenderness of the breasts after surgery. Dr. Ricciardelli will call you in the evening to check-in on your progress as well as see you back in the office for your post-operative visits. Our door is always open for any questions you or your caretaker have about your procedure.

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Why Choose Summit?

It’s about confidence: confidence in your surgeon, confidence that your wishes and individual concerns will be heard and held in strict confidence, and confidence you will get the results you want. We know that you have a choice to make on where you will go for surgery. It is important to us that you get the results that you want. We like to see happy patients. It’s about that feeling you get when you look in the mirror. Our patients are delighted with their results and the way they feel. 


  • We use Exparel for long-lasting pain management
  • Dr. Ricciardelli is the only plastic surgeon in the area that is board certified by the ASPS and the ASAPRS.
  • Our patients enjoy added privacy with personalized parking and a back door entry.
  • Our operating suite is AAAASF certified and the first in the area.
  • American-Society-for-Aesthetic-Plastic-Surgery-logoDr. Ricciardelli personally calls all of his breast augmentation patients in the evening after surgery.
  • Dr Ricciardelli is certified to use 410 Natrelle Implants.

To schedule a consultation with Dr Ricciardelli call 910-794-5355

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