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Saline versus Silicone Breast Implants

black braIf you are considering getting breast implants from Dr. Hanna, one of the leading board certified plastic surgeons in NC, you are probably wondering what the difference between saline and silicone filled implants are. Read this blog to learn more!

Saline and silicone breast implants both have a silicone shell but they differ in material and consistency.

Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water and are inserted into your body empty. Once they are properly positioned, Dr. Hanna will then fill them. They are usually less expensive and can be adjusted to your desired size. This offers a wide range of options for implant diameter and size. Saline breast implants also can sometimes leave shorter scars than silicone ones. Also, if they rupture, you will know right away and the saline solution will be absorbed by your body, usually a harmless process. However, some people believe that saline implants do not feel as natural as silicone ones. Saline implants are recommended for women 18 and older.
Silicone breast implants come pre-filled with silicone gel. Because of this material, silicone breasts feel and look more natural. They also have less of a chance of wrinkling or rippling which make them a great choice for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Silicone is also lighter than saline and as a result; there is a lower risk of sagging or drooping breasts from gravity. One thing to note is that silicone breast implants can break and unlike a saline implant, silicone implants can have a “silent rupture”. Because of this, you may have to get regular MRIs to ensure the implants are in good condition.

Both implants have their advantages and disadvantages so it really is a personal preference. If you have smaller breasts that you want to enhance, you may want to go with silicone so it looks more natural. However, saline is less maintenance in the sense that if it does rupture, you will know immediately.

If you are interested in breast augmentation in Cary, NC, please trust in Dr. Hanna, the leading plastic surgeon in NC.

To schedule your first $35 consultation, give our professional staff a call today at either of the following numbers: 919-233-1933 or 984-221-0403.

Gynecomastia Surgery

athletic manGynecomastia is a condition that causes male breasts to be over-developed or sag due to enlarged mammary glands. The cause of it can be anything from hormonal changes, heredity, obesity, or the side effects of certain drugs. It can cause a lot of emotional discomfort and anxiety because those who suffer feel embarrassed by their appearance.

However, with the surgical procedure called reduction mammoplasty, men with gynecomastia can get the confidence they’ve always wanted. An experienced plastic surgeon can remove the excess breast tissue and tighten the skin. It is a typically easy procedure but like any other surgery, it can have its risks. The results of a gynecomastia surgery are usually permanent however, if gynecomastia resulted from the effects of certain medications, drugs, or significant weight gain, the person must make a lifestyle change. This can be anything from changing your diet, an exercise plan, or getting rid of the medications that brought on gynecomastia.

If you are interested in learning more about a gynecomastia surgery and if you qualify for one, trust in Dr. Hanna, one of the leading board certified plastic surgeons in NC.

To schedule your first $35 consultation, call our professional staff at either of the following numbers, 919-233-1933 or 984-221-0403!

The Mommy Makeover

pregnant womanPregnancy is a beautiful thing where a new beautiful soul is brought into the world. However, many women experience dissatisfaction because their bodies transformed in the process of carrying and birthing their child. A mommy makeover is a great way to help woman get back their pre-pregnancy body. But what is it?


Your breasts experience a lot of physical change because they become enlarged during the pregnancy. Unfortunately, after the pregnancy, the breasts tend to lack the elasticity they use to have and typically do not shrink back to their original size. This results in a saggy breast shape which causes a lot of women discomfort. With a Mommy Makeover, Dr. Hanna will revitalize the look of your breasts and give you a more supple and perky look.


The skin on your abdomen stretches to accommodate the size of your child which results in stretch marks. There is also sometimes residual extra excess skin that no matter how much you work out, it will not shrink back. A liposuction can remove this extra fat and also create some contour in your stomach area.

Back, Legs, Butt

Since it’s a full body makeover, the Mommy Makeover can also include legs, thighs, back, and butt. Women can choose to have their torso corrected, flanks shaped evenly, and volume to their butt.

If you are interested in a Mommy Makeover procedure, trust in Dr. Hanna, one of the leading board certified plastic surgeons in NC!

Schedule your special $35 first consultation by giving us a call today at either, 919-233-1933 or 984-221-0403.

How to Maintain Your Plastic Surgery Results

girlPlastic surgery is an investment of not only time but also of a lifestyle change. Most patients have a high patient satisfaction rate, even years after the surgery. However, while you cannot fully prevent the effects of aging or genetics, making healthier lifestyle choices can really benefit you.

Eat Healthy

A well balanced diet is always a good practice, no matter if you had a surgery procedure done or not, because what you put inside your body reflects how it’ll look on the outside. If you received a body contouring type surgery, the results will transform your curves and provide a pleasing look. However, if you eat unhealthy and gain weight, your results from the surgery will quickly fade.

Exercise Regularly

If you implement a regular exercise schedule and couple that with a healthy diet, you will not only feel great but also look it! After your body is fully recovered from your surgery, you should maintain a consistent exercise plan. A plastic surgery can give you the results you want but it is also easy to lose those results if you gain weight.

Proper Skincare Routine

Sticking to a skincare routine will not only give you better skin in the long run, it will also help your surgery results last. Scarring is a common aftereffect of a surgery procedure but with constant care, you can help heal and fade any potential scars. Keep your scars protected from the sun, keep the area clean and sanitary, and use scar creams and ointments. For the best results, ask Dr. Hanna for a recommended skin care product. The best thing you can do is to follow the aftercare instructions Dr. Hanna tells you to follow!

If you are interested in breast augmentation in Cary, NC, or surrounding areas, trust in Cary Plastic Surgery. Dr. Hanna is a leading plastic surgeon in NC and can give you the beautiful results you’ve always wanted!

Schedule a consultation today by giving us a call at (919)233-1933 or (984)221-0404.

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

tummyAs we age, it is only natural for our skin to stretch and sag, especially if you have given birth. While an abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is great for tightening up your stomach, it also has some medical benefits!

Improves Abdominal Tone and Posture

After giving birth, your stomach muscles can become distended and exercise and diets aren’t as effective to tightening your stomach. A tummy tuck will surgically tighten these weakened muscles and also remove excess skin and fat. This process also can improve support for your spine which will help your posture. Some patients have noticed that better posture can relieve certain back pains!

Help with Ventral Hernia Correction

A ventral hernia is when the intestine and abdominal tissue breaks through the abdominal wall and a pocket or sack is formed. It is very easy for a hernia to form again so an abdominoplasty works to strengthen the abdominal wall and prevent future breaks.

If you are interested in an abdominoplasty or other surgical procedure, give the professional staff at Cary Plastic Surgery a call at (919)233-1933 or (984)221-0404. Our leading plastic surgeon in NC, Dr. Hanna, will discuss any procedure with you to determine the best one for your needs and desires.

To see the list of cosmetic surgery procedures we offer, browse our site, today!



Dealing With Depression After a Plastic Surgery Procedure

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Depression is a common aftereffect of a plastic surgery procedure because of several factors:

  • The preparation, anticipation, and recovery of having a plastic surgery procedure.
  • All of the medicines, anesthesia, and trauma of the surgery can have physical and mental effects on you.
  • Anxiety and fear of any potential complications during and after the surgery.
  • Since you are advised to not exercise or strain your body too much, the lack of exercise can make you feel tired and sluggish. This could lead to feeling unhappy with yourself.
  • After your plastic surgery procedure, you will need some time to adjust to your new look. It can sometimes be jarring to see your new body or face and as a result, you feel overwhelmed and depressed. If you are feeling this way, it is a good idea to consider seeing a therapist.
  • Sometimes friends and family can make you feel post-surgery depression. Their reactions, good or bad, can sometimes trigger feelings of sadness or anxiety within you. It is important to remember this is normal. To decrease the chances of this happening, it is a good idea to prepare your family before the procedure. Let them know the whole process, be clear about the reasons you’re doing it, and show any pictures you may have of what you could possibly look like after.
  • Feelings of guilt can also trigger a depressive mood as well. You might feel guilty for choosing to get the procedure or for how you look after. It is recommended to see a counselor or therapist before you do the procedure. It is normal to feel these things after the procedure but if they continue, you should consider meeting with the therapist again.

Feelings of depression are normal after any surgery, especially a life changing one like plastic surgery. The feelings can be decrease by properly preparing yourself mentally and physically before and after the surgery procedure. It is important to remember that you need time to recover, heal, and get used to the changes. Relax, mediate, and do things that you enjoy. Support from loved ones is very helpful but if you don’t have that, there are also online support groups you can join. Speaking to people who’ve had the same procedure can help you deal with any depression easier.


If you are considering getting cosmetic surgery, trust in Dr. Donald P. Hanna, one of the leading specialists in plastic surgery in Raleigh, NC, and surrounding areas. He is a Board Certified plastic surgeon who makes it his goal to help you get the looks you’ve always wanted.

Call Cary Plastic Surgery today at (919)233-1933 or (984)221-0403 to learn more.

Recovering After a Plastic Surgery Procedure


At Cary Plastic Surgery, Dr. Donald P. Hanna, one of the leading plastic surgeons in Raleigh, North Carolina and the surrounding areas, does his best to ensure your procedure process goes smoothly from the beginning to the end. He also makes sure your recovery process goes as quickly as possible. Read on for some tips to recover from your plastic surgery procedure.

  • Pain Relief: During your recovery process, Dr. Donald P. Hanna will provide you with a prescription for his recommended pain relief medication. If you would like to use an OTC medicine, Dr. Hanna highly recommends using only Tylenol due to potential bleeding risks from NSAIDS.
  • Avoid Sun: During your recovery process, it is important to avoid sunlight and to use sunblock when you do go out to protect your skin.
  • Schedule Your Follow Up Appointment: As one of the leaders in cosmetic surgery in Durham, NC, and nearby regions, Dr. Donald P. Hanna wants to make sure your plastic surgery procedure is as smooth and fast as possible. At your follow up appointment, it is important to address any concerns you may have. He will do a thorough check on how your surgery is recovering, offer tips to help with possible pain management, and other information you need.


To schedule your cosmetic surgery in North Carolina at Cary Plastic Surgery, give us a call at (919)233-1933 or (984)221-0403.

Preparing For Your Consultation at Our Office of Cosmetic Surgery in North Carolina

girlDeciding to get a cosmetic surgery procedure can be a huge decision but also a very exciting one! However, before you actually receive the procedure, the most important part of the process is the initial consultation. You want to feel comfortable and be certain you’re making the right choice for what you want done and how you expect to look after. Here are some tips to make your first consultation go easier:

Research: At Cary Plastic Surgery, Dr. Donald P. Hanna makes sure to provide all the resources and information about your procedure so you will not need to research too deeply. However, sometimes proper research can help ease many fears you might be having. Some things you might want to research are as follow:

  • How the people who got the procedure done look after
  • How they felt after getting it
  • The recovery time
  • What to expect from the procedure

Write Down Questions and Concerns:  The consultation is the time when you can be completely honest with what you want done, why you want it done, what you expect, why you’re doing it, etc. If you have a lot of important questions or concerns, it is a good idea to write them down so you can remember to ask.

Bring All Important Documents: Before going to your consultation, it is a good idea to organize all your medical records. You should also bring any medical problems that run in your family, a list of medications you may take, any health concerns you may have, etc.


To learn more tips on how to prep for your initial consultation at our office of cosmetic surgery in North Carolina, keep referring to our blog!

Schedule your consultation today by calling us at (919)233-1933 or (984)221-0403.

Cary Plastic Surgery: The Leading Office of Cosmetic Surgery in North Carolina

cary plastic surgery in north carolina logoWelcome to the blog of Cary Plastic Surgery! At Cary Plastic Surgery, we strive to be the leading office of cosmetic surgery in North Carolina. Dr. Donald P. Hanna is a top notch experienced and licensed plastic surgeon in NC. It is his priority to ensure your absolute comfort throughout the whole process of planning, completing, and recovering from your surgery. At Cary Plastic Surgery, we offer the following cosmetic surgery services:
• Breast augmentation
• Tummy tuck
• Facelift surgery
• Body contouring
• Mommy makeovers
• Liposuction procedure
• Body lift
• Breast reduction or reconstruction
• Eyelid surgery
At Cary Plastic Surgery, we also offer financing options to all of our patients so that our top notch services are affordable. Our finance options are through Care Credit and American Healthcare Lending and both types offer no-interest and low-interest payment plans.

Your first consultation, only $35, will be thorough and consist of telling Dr. Donald P. Hanna what you want done! It is his ultimate goal to ensure he provides you with the best patient care. With Dr. Donald P. Hanna, you will feel the compassion and willingness to listen to your needs.

Start your journey to the body you’ve always wanted with the help of Dr. Donald P. Hanna, the superior plastic surgeon in NC, today.

To learn more about our office of cosmetic surgery in North Carolina, please refer to our blog often!
Schedule your consultation today by calling us at (919)233-1933 or (984)221-0403.