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As teenagers, most girls cannot wait until their breasts come in. Unfortunately, some women’s breasts never develop to the extent they want, and even if they do, the breasts are likely to change after pregnancy or weight loss. This lack of development or shift in appearance can affect a woman’s self-image and confidence, leaving her wanting more.

Whether you were born with small breasts or have lost volume from aging, breastfeeding, or weight loss, breast augmentation can give you the larger, more shapely look you desire.

What Is a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to increase the size and improve the shape of the breasts. This procedure uses implants to enhance breast volume, giving you larger, voluminous breasts with an improved shape. Breast augmentation can address asymmetry, restore lost volume after pregnancy or weight loss, or fulfill aesthetic desires to enhance self-confidence and body image.

Who Can Benefit From Breast Augmentation?

  • Women with naturally small breasts
  • Women who lost breast volume from pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss
  • Women with deflated breasts as a result of aging and losing estrogen production
  • Women with asymmetrical breasts
  • Women hoping for a wider availability of clothing options
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What Can Be Achieved With Breast Augmentation in Tampa, FL?

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Natural-Looking Breasts

Many women want to increase the size and shape of their breasts, but they still want to look natural. By customizing your implants and your surgical techniques, breast augmentation allows you to increase the fullness of your bust while maintaining natural-looking breasts. Women desiring a bust that appears natural will often choose silicone implants that are placed beneath the pectoral muscle since the muscle provides extra tissue coverage to camouflage the implant.

Rounder, Fuller Breasts

While some women want to maintain a natural look, other women desire more noticeable cleavage and curves. Just as implants can be customized to look natural, they can also be customized to provide voluptuous volume and shape. Women hoping for significant fullness should choose round saline-filled implants. These add more volume to the upper pole of the breast for a rounder appearance and more prominent cleavage.

More Symmetrical Breasts

Most women have some degree of breast asymmetry, but this asymmetry is usually not noticeable to the naked eye. For women whose asymmetry is readily noticeable, breast augmentation can correct this by enlarging one or both breasts. Different-sized silicone implants will allow the breasts to even out in appearance and provide balance. If you choose saline implants, the surgeon can adjust the volume of each implant during surgery.

A Wider Availability of Clothing

Standard clothing sizes are tailored to what is considered to be the standard body shape. This includes space for cleavage that not every woman naturally has. Breast augmentation allows flat-chested women and women with smaller or deflated breasts the chance to create well-balanced proportions between their breasts and bodies. This balance increases the availability of clothing, restores confidence, and improves self-image.

What Types of Breast Implants Are Available in Tampa, FL?

Your breast implants are customized to you based on your aesthetic desires and body frame. In general, there are two types of breast implants from which to choose: saline and silicone.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are FDA approved for women 18 years and older for breast augmentation. They are made of a silicone shell filled with a sterile saline solution after insertion. Saline implants provide a natural look and feel, but they have an increased risk of rippling. If a saline implant ruptures, the body will safely absorb the saline solution, and there will be a visible deflation of the breast.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants are FDA approved for women 22 years and older. They are composed of a silicone shell and pre-filled with a silicone gel, offering a more natural look and feel and a lower risk of rippling. If a silicone implant ruptures, an MRI or ultrasound may be performed to confirm the diagnosis.

Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Gummy bear breast implants are made of a silicone shell filled with a highly cohesive silicone gel. These implants maintain their shape even if the shell ruptures, offering a more natural appearance.

What Breast Implant Shapes Are Available in Tampa, FL?

Patients can choose between round and anatomically shaped breast implants, depending on their individual preferences, body type, and their desired aesthetic goals.

Round Breast Implants

Round breast implants are spherical in shape and smooth in texture. They provide fullness evenly throughout the breast, offering increased volume and projection.

Anatomical (Teardrop) Breast Implants

Anatomical or teardrop-shaped implants are thinner at the top and thicker on the bottom—mimicking the natural slope of the breast. They offer a more tapered appearance with less upper pole fullness, providing a more subtle, natural contour. This implant has a textured surface to prevent it from rotating in the breast pocket.

What Is the Best Incision Location for Breast Augmentation?

Breast implants are inserted through one of the following incision methods. The best one for you will depend on your goals and implant type. During your breast augmentation consultation, your surgeon will assess your breasts and consider your goals before making a recommendation on which incision option will work best.

Periareolar Incision

An incision is made around the areola (darker-colored skin surrounding the nipple). This incision is a popular choice because the resulting scar is difficult to detect since its location coincides with the line of pigment change.

Inframammary Incision

This incision runs along the natural crease below the breast, where the breast meets the top of the ribcage.

Transaxillary Incision

The transaxillary incision is located within the armpit, which avoids a scar on the breast. This incision option allows for placing implants through a tunnel created beneath the skin.

Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA)

An incision is made in the navel (belly button), where implants are tunneled under the skin to the breast pocket. Although this incision leaves no visible scars on the breasts, it is limited in implant size and may not be suitable for certain implant types or complex procedures.

What Are My Implant Placement Options?

Depending on your individual anatomy and aesthetic goals, breast implants can be placed either above or below the pectoralis muscle in the chest.

Over the Muscle (Subglandular Placement)

A breast implant pocket is created between the breast tissue and the pectoral muscle. This placement just below the glandular tissue is appropriate for women with sufficient natural breast tissue to cover the implant. It is also the preferred placement for professional bodybuilders and weight lifters since the implants are not compressed when the chest muscle is flexed. However, subglandular implant placement may be prone to visible rippling in patients with thin natural tissue.

Under the Muscle (Submuscular Placement)

The breast implant pocket is created beneath the breast tissue and the pectoral muscle. This placement is ideal for women who have a small amount of natural breast tissue. Submuscular placement is often believed to provide a more natural look and feel to the breasts.

Other Concerns About Breast Augmentation


Should I Combine a Breast Lift With My Breast Augmentation?

Breast lift surgery can be performed in combination with breast augmentation for women with excess skin, sagging tissues, or nipples that point downward. This is more common in women who choose breast augmentation following pregnancy or weight loss.

Breast lift surgery elevates the breasts by tightening and securing glandular tissue, removing excess skin, and repositioning the nipple-areola complexes. Adding a breast lift to your breast augmentation can restore the appearance of full, perky, and youthful breasts.

How Long Does Breast Augmentation Recovery Take?

While you can return home shortly after your breast augmentation, you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you. Your breasts will be wrapped in a compression garment or surgical bra. This dressing should be worn around the clock to reduce swelling, promote blood circulation, and ensure the implants settle in the breast correctly.

Most women can resume work after three days as long as they avoid heavy lifting and are off of narcotic pain medication. Women should avoid strenuous exercise for at least four to six weeks.

When Will I See My Breast Augmentation Results?

You will see your initial breast augmentation results immediately after your surgery, but the full results will emerge as the swelling subsides over the next several weeks. You can expect to see your final breast augmentation results within three to six months as the swelling completely dissipates and the implants settle into position.

Why Choose PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery for Your Breast Augmentation in Tampa, FL?

At PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery, patient care is our top priority. We want our patients to feel safe and comfortable throughout every step of the breast augmentation journey—from their very first consultation to their last postoperative appointment. Our staff is ready to answer any questions you may have and support you along the way.

We understand that cost can often be the main deciding factor in whether or not someone chooses to get a cosmetic procedure. At PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we offer free consultations to encourage you to take action to get the body you’ve always wanted.

Breast Augmentation FAQ

  • Women considering breast augmentation are unhappy with the aesthetic appearance of their breasts, whether that is due to naturally small breasts or breasts that have altered with pregnancy or weight loss. These women want to increase their breast size, correct asymmetry, or restore their breast volume and shape. Candidates should be in good health, have realistic expectations about their augmentation, and not smoke.

  • You will be asked to stop smoking and stop taking any blood-thinning medications or herbal supplements, including aspirin and NSAIDs, to reduce your risk of complications. Before your breast augmentation, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours to help with household chores and day-to-day activities. You will want to fill any prescriptions, prepare meals, and create a comfortable recovery space ahead of time.

  • The cost of your breast augmentation varies significantly depending on the techniques you choose, your surgeon’s geographical location, and the inclusion of other fees, such as anesthesia, operating room, medications, and follow-up visits. At PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery, our pricing is all-inclusive—there are no hidden fees. At your initial consultation, we will discuss the total cost of your procedure and the financing options we have available.

  • As with any surgery, breast augmentation will result in scars, but they will be located in inconspicuous places. The scars can be hidden under bras and swimsuits and will continue to fade over time with proper care. Depending on your incision option, your breast augmentation scars may be located under the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit. You can help reduce the visibility of these scars with topical creams and silicone strips.

  • Silicone implants are the most popular choice when it comes to breast implants. Silicone implants are thought to look and feel more natural than saline implants, and silicone implants have a lower rupture rate. Silicone implants are FDA approved for women over the age of 22.

  • While most women choose silicone implants, all breast implants are safe and produce similar results. Saline implants require a smaller incision than silicone because the surgeon fills the saline implants after they are inserted into the breast. These implants are traditionally considered to create a more augmented appearance. Saline implants are FDA approved for women 18 years and older.

  • Gummy bear implants are the most form-stable implants available on the market. These implants are made of a highly cohesive silicone-gel substance that makes them reminiscent of gummy bears. Unlike previous versions of silicone-gel implants, gummy bear implants do not leak if they are cut or punctured. These implants are available in round and anatomical shapes and have a lower risk of wrinkling or folding due to their thickness. And although gummy bear implants are thicker than previous versions, they look and feel very natural.

  • Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia to prevent pain, but some discomfort will develop in the hours and days following the procedure due to bruising and swelling. Prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication, pain pumps, and cold compresses can help alleviate any discomfort. Many women feel a stretching sensation that feels like sore muscles. You can limit your pain and soreness by avoiding lifting, pulling, and pushing heavy objects for the first few weeks.

  • Breast augmentation is very safe when performed under the watch of skilled surgeons like our staff at PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Tampa, FL. Unfortunately, the risk of local complications is still present. These potential complications include:

    • Harmful interactions with the anesthesia
    • Bleeding/hematoma
    • Swelling
    • Infection
    • Blood clots
    • Seroma
    • Prolonged wound healing
  • The ability to breastfeed varies between women, even without breast implants. That said, most women can still breastfeed after breast augmentation because the connections between the milk ducts and the nipples are not usually damaged.

  • There is no evidence of any link between breast implants and breast cancer. Women with breast implants should still perform monthly breast self-examinations and undergo their scheduled mammograms and MRIs.

  • Your implants will be long lasting, and their aesthetic appearance is not expected to change drastically over time. Breast implants are not considered permanent, however, and may need to be replaced due to age or complications.

  • Implant complications can arise at any time. The most common complications include capsular contracture, implant rupture, and implant displacement.

    • Capsular Contracture: This condition occurs when the scar tissue capsule around the breast implant tightens and squeezes it, causing firmness or distortion.
    • Implant Rupture: This complication occurs when the implant’s shell weakens and breaks, allowing the inner contents to escape into the breast pocket.
    • Implant Displacement: This condition occurs when the implant moves out of the breast pocket, which often distorts the breast’s appearance.

    These implant complications require the removal of the implant with or without replacement. Should you experience any physical pain or aesthetic distortion with your implant, make an appointment with PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery right away.

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