Breast Enhancement Surgery in Tampa
A woman’s breasts are often critically important to how she feels about her self-image and her femininity. Feeling comfortable with the appearance of your breasts can have a truly remarkable impact on your self-confidence and will have a positive impact on various aspects of your life. Women who are unhappy with breasts that are smaller than they would like, or who have experienced changes in their breasts due to aging or other factors, may benefit from breast implants.
Breast Augmentation is performed by Dr. Stan Castor in Tampa at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center. Dr. Castor is a board certified plastic surgeon has received Top Doctor awards for breast enhancement procedures. Dr. Castor can help to improve the appearance of your breasts and enhance your feminine contours.
Are Breast Implants Right for Me?
There are numerous reasons why a woman may consider breast augmentation. Because of its highly customizable nature, the procedure can be completely tailored to meet your own unique goals and needs.
Some reasons for considering breast implants include:
- To enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small
- To restore breast volume lost due to weight loss or following pregnancy
- To achieve better symmetry when breasts are moderately different in size and shape
- To improve the shape of breasts that are sagging or have lost firmness, often used with a breast lift procedure
- To provide the foundation of a breast contour when a breast has been removed or disfigured by surgery to treat breast cancer
- To improve breast appearance or create the appearance of a breast that is missing or disfigured due to trauma, heredity, or congenital abnormalities
The specifics of your breast augmentation will be outlined during your consultation with Dr. Castor. There are several options available to you regarding implant type, placement, incision location, etc.
Women who are concerned about drooping or sagging of their breasts may be better suited for a breast lift. If both size and position are a concern, you may benefit from a combination breast augmentation-breast lift surgery.
By inserting an implant behind each breast, Dr. Castor is able to increase a woman’s bustline by one or more cup sizes. Breast augmentation can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence. The best candidates for breast augmentation are women who are looking for improvement of the size and shape of their breasts. If you’re physically healthy and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate.
How is Breast Augmentation Surgery Performed?
Your breast augmentation procedure will be performed by Dr. Castor under general anesthesia. Depending on what was discussed during your consultation, an incision will be made either around the areola, beneath the breast and along the crease, or even in the pit of your arm. Once your incision is made, Dr. Castor will place your implant within a small pocket created either above or below the pectoral muscle to prevent the implants from moving or shifting.
Choosing Your Implants: Silicone or Saline?
There are two types of implants that you will be choosing between. Silicone gel implants are placed pre-filled, and are designed to feel more like natural breast tissue. They are also available in various shapes and profiles, from round to a more anatomical teardrop shape. Newer silicone gel implants have been nicknamed gummy bear implants due to their cohesive structure that maintains its shape without leaking in case of rupture. Saline implants are put into place empty and then filled with their saline solution to achieve the proper size. Women who are looking for a rounder or perkier appearance may prefer saline implants to silicone.
Once Dr. Castor has placed both implants, your incisions are closed and any necessary surgical dressings are placed.
Surgery Time: 1-2 hours
Back to Work In: Less than a week
Results Last: Implants are not designed to be completely permanent and may need to be replaced due to possible defects (rupture, leak, etc.), or to maintain your desired appearance. Some women come back after 10 years for a revision procedure.
(These numbers are based on average patient experiences)
Begin Your Breast Augmentation in Tampa
Dr. Castor prides himself on delivering natural-looking, beautiful breast augmentation results that add fullness and new contours to the breasts. Please contact Dr. Castor at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in Tampa, FL to schedule a consultation. Dr. Stan Castor is a board-certified Tampa Plastic Surgeon with offices in Tampa and Riverview, Florida. Dr. Castor offers complimentary consultations; please call 813-971-2000 for an appointment.