What is Breast Augmentation?


What is Breast Augmentation?

Woman after breast augmentationBreast augmentation – known formally as augmentation mammaplasty or informally as a “boob job”— is a plastic surgery procedure that improves the appearance of the breasts. Year after year, it is the most popular cosmetic procedure in America. Over 300,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2017 alone, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stan Castor has helped many women feel beautiful and confident through breast surgery. Keep reading to learn more about breast augmentation and find out if this procedure might be right for you.  

A Quick Overview of Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation can increase the size of your breasts using implants. Additionally, this surgery can help correct aesthetic changes caused by weight loss, pregnancy, and age.

You may consider breast augmentation if you want to:

  • Increase the size, fullness, and projection of your breasts
  • Restore lost breast volume
  • Correct breast asymmetry
  • Improve the balance between your hips and breasts
  • Boost your self-esteem and body image

Women have unique reasons for pursuing breast surgery. Thankfully, breast augmentation can accomplish a range of cosmetic goals. Dr. Castor will take the time to understand you and the results that you want during your individualized consultation.

Breast Augmentation Options

Breast augmentation isn’t a one size fits all procedure. In fact, your surgery will be completely customized to align with your goals and physical characteristics.

Dr. Castor will help determine the best options for you in terms of:

  • Incision placement
  • Implant material
  • Implant size and shape
  • Implant placement

During your consultation, you will have a chance to try on sample implants in a bra to see how the different choices will look under your clothing. Dr. Castor will also discuss the benefits and potential drawback associated with every available breast augmentation option. His goal is to educate you while building a comfortable doctor-patient relationship, not to rush you through this process.

Candidates for Breast Augmentation

Many women are great candidates for breast augmentation. If you are bothered by the way that your breasts look, then this surgery may help you feel confident. Scheduling an in-person consultation with Dr. Castor is the best way to learn if this procedure is right for you.

Generally speaking, ideal candidates for breast augmentation:

  • Are physically healthy
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have fully developed breasts
  • Have realistic expectations for the procedure
  • Want to improve one or more aesthetic breast issues

Breast Augmentation vs. a Breast Lift

Breast augmentation surgery can accomplish a lot, but it can’t correct severe breast sagging. If your only goal for surgery is to elevate your breasts while removing excess skin, then a breast lift may be a better option.

In many cases, women can accomplish their cosmetic goals by combining a breast augmentation procedure with a lift. When performed together, these two procedures can create fuller, perkier breasts.

It’s okay if you don’t know which option is right for you. Dr. Castor will help determine your ideal surgical plan during your consultation.  

Schedule Your Breast Augmentation Consultation in Tampa

To learn more about breast augmentation, please call 813-971-2000 or contact us online to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Castor. At Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we proudly deliver exceptional care and results to patients from Tampa and surrounding areas of Florida.

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