Women who seek breast augmentation in Tampa generally desire larger, fuller, more symmetrical breasts. Breast implants, while often used for breast reconstruction, are also used to enlarge breast size for these patients. Through the surgical insertion of silicone or saline breast implants, breast augmentation surgery may improve your:
- Body proportion
- Feminine appearance
When to Consider Breast Augmentation in Tampa
The main indication for breast augmentation is dissatisfaction with genetic breast size. Additional indications may include:
- Loss of breast fullness over time or after weight loss
- Body shape disproportion
- Breast asymmetry
- Realistic expectations
Your Surgery: What to Expect in Breast Augmentation
In order to alter breast size, Dr. Albear inserts silicone or saline breast implants in Tampa in front or behind the pectoral muscle. Together with Dr. Albear you will select the proper breast implant, its size and shape, as well as its placement with respect to the pectoral muscle that best suits your needs.
Before and After Breast Augmentation in Tampa (Wesley Chapel) FL
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Augmentation with breast implants in Tampa can take between 1-2 hours, and is most often completed using general anesthesia. The implants are inserted through one of the various incisions: the underarm, breast crease, around the nipple, or through the navel. Once Dr. Albear sets the implants in place, the incisions are closed with sutures and/or surgical adhesive.
Options for Breast Implants in Tampa
At Dr. Albear's practice in Wesley Chapel, we offer both saline and silicone implants for breast augmentation surgery.
Saline implants facts:
- Made of silicone rubber and sterile saltwater
- Adjustable volume
- Lower cost
- Available to women age 18 and older for breast augmentation, and any age for breast reconstruction
Silicone implants facts:
- Natural feel
- Higher cost
- Less chance of visible ripple
- MRI needed to detect failure
- Available to women age 22 and older
After Breast Augmentation in Wesley Chapel
Most women receiving breast augmentation in Tampa require 1-2 weeks for recovery. Postoperative care typically involves hospital care for 24 hours following surgery, a special bra designed for recovery, pain medication, and regular breast exams. Future surgery may be necessary as implants are not guaranteed to last a lifetime.
To learn more about the benefits, costs or possible complications of breast augmentation in Tampa, contact Dr. Albear for a personal consultation. Our plastic surgery office is located in Wesley Chapel, and is easily accessible by Tampa Bay, Hillsborough and Pasco County residents.