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What is Breast Augmentation in Brandon, Fl

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that increases the size of the breasts using either implants or fat transfer. This procedure can be done to help restore lost volume, restore balance and enhance a person’s overall figure and bring newfound self-esteem. Patients can choose from saline, silicone, and cohesive gel implants, as well as autologous fat transfer for their breast size enlargement.  Brandon Plastic Surgery is located 48 minutes from Bradenton, 51 Minutes from Lakeland and one hour from Winter Haven.

Incision Options

One of the many breast augmentation options involves choosing an incision site for Dr. Shienbaum to access the breast pocket and place implants. Different techniques have various pros and cons and may not be available for every candidate.

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Breast Implant Recovery

Immediately after surgery your breasts will most likely feel very sensitive and have some bruising and swelling. Soreness in the chest area is common for the first several days but getting up to walk every couple of hours can help, as it promotes blood flow and healing. The only major limitations after breast surgery involve lifting of any kind, otherwise returning to light daily activity should be fine as long as the patient feels up for it.

Massaging breasts after Breast Augmentation

Massaging breast implants is thought to reduce the risk of capsular contracture by maintaining the implant pocket. This allows additional space for the implant and, hopefully, a more supple result.

Be certain to massage the implant and not the breast skin. The implant itself should be gently moved in all directions– up, down and sideways in a circular motion.

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Any surgical procedure involves some risk. Luckily, breast augmentation has a long and successful record in which serious complications are infrequent. Since anesthesia is used, there is the potential for an adverse reaction to it, although this is uncommon. Other risks include bleeding, poor scarring, and unsatisfactory results.

Detecting Leakage or Rupture

Even if the implant shell integrity has been compromised, the silicone contents will be contained by an intact breast capsule. This intracapsular leak is often “hidden” and difficult to diagnose.

Saline Implant Rupture

Rupture is relatively easy to detect in saline implants, as the saline solution is absorbed by the body as it leaks, causing the breast to have a “deflated” appearance. If you notice a sudden change in breast shape or size, call Dr. Shienbaum to have it examined, and he can schedule a time to remove the implant and replace it if desired.

Studies & Tests

Even if the implant shell integrity has been compromised, the silicone contents will be contained by an intact breast capsule. This intracapsular leak is often “hidden” and difficult to diagnose.

Your routine mammogram will often provide the first clue. An additional ultrasound study will demonstrate frank rupture, while an MRI is typically needed to detect small and intracapsular silicone leakage. Remember that your MRI report includes a certain percentage of false positives and negatives. In the Tampa, Lakeland, and Brandon areas, your physician may be able to detect any problems as they occur.


Breast Lift Vs. Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Breast implants can plump up and enhance the volume of the breasts for results ranging from slight to dramatic depending on your preferences. If the associated breast sag is mild, meaning the nipples point forward and not down, and the areolae are still in the center of the breast, then a breast implant alone may work to help you achieve the self-confidence you want. In the Lakeland, Brandon, and Riverview areas, Dr. Shienbaum can help you determine if breast implants would suit your desires during a breast augmentation consultation.

Breast Lift

A breast lift procedure is usually necessary for large, drooping breasts if the nipple points down, or if the areola is at the bottom of the breast and the nipple sits below the breast fold. An aesthetically pleasing breast shape is possible with only a breast lift procedure if you are currently satisfied with your breast volume. A breast lift can also help correct any breast asymmetry you may have.

Breast Lift with an Augmentation

In some cases, a woman can benefit from both breast augmentation techniques and achieve an incredible enhancement to the overall shape and contour of the body. By combining the lifting benefits and volume enhancement, these two surgeries provide eligible candidates with a totally personalized, more youthful breast appearance with minimal downtime.

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Recommended arm exercises following breast augmentation

Many plastic surgeons feel that it is important to gently and progressively stretch the pectoral chest muscles after surgery. These exercises can aid in relaxing any spasms or abnormal muscle tightness, as well as reducing pain and tenderness. However, proceed cautiously, without sudden or forceful lifting or pushing. These exercises can include alternating rolling and circular movements of the shoulders and arms, as well as stretching backward with the hands cupped behind the head.

Tubular Breast Augmentation Mammaplasty

Some people refer to a certain breast shape as having a tube-like appearance. This is due to a narrow, constricted base at the chest wall, with a tight skin envelope and a sagging, overhanging nipple-areola complex. This causes breast tissue to appear to be pushed forward, and the areolae are often enlarged and asymmetric. The net effect is a drooping breast that sags over the natural breast folds with downward-pointing nipples.

This appearance can be adjusted with strategic implant placement and breast lift surgery procedures. It involves expanding the narrow base with the insertion of a wide-based implant. In addition, a release of the prolapsed areolar breast tissue is performed to relax and drop the breast. This facilitates the reduction of an enlarged areola and asymmetrical correction via mastopexy (breast lift).

Breast Implant Alternatives

Tampa plastic surgery has many alternatives for people looking to enhance their breasts in some way, and here are the four main options:

  • Brava breast enlargement system: This utilizes a special external vacuum pump bra which is worn continually for several weeks. About a one cup enlargement is possible, however, following completion of the treatment, there is a potential for the enlargement to diminish.
  • Natural fat transfer breast enhancement: while fat transfer is now widely used for breast reconstruction following mastectomy, it still has limitations and risks which have prevented more widespread acceptance and use.
  • Push up Bras: There is a huge assortment for individuals who can benefit from this longstanding option.
  • Creams, Hormones, and Pills: There exists a huge variety of generic and hormonal ointments and pills to promote breast enlargement. However, there is no convincing verifiable proof of their long-term efficacy.

Is Fat Transfer with a breast augmentation an option in Tampa, Fl?

Having your own natural tissue injected for breast enlargement sounds intuitively appropriate. A one or two cup size increase may be possible without the worry of implant rupture or capsular contracture, plus the results are permanent, although not as dramatic as implants. Fat transfer is already widely used for breast reconstruction, so why not breast augmentation?

Well, there are risks. Only a certain percentage of the fat cells ultimately survive. The remaining cells can cause inflammation, lumpiness, fatty cysts, or calcium granulomas. Calcium deposits in the breast raise the suspicion of breast cancer and may lead to unnecessary biopsy. For these reasons, Dr. Shienbaum may not recommend this plastic surgery technique for you.

Schedule a Consultation for Breast Augmentation in Brandon, Fl

With all the options for implants, surgical techniques, and combination procedures, the decision to have breast enhancement surgery is complicated yet deeply personal. For guidance on which procedure and implants are right for you, trust board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marvin Shienbaum. Schedule your consultation by calling or contacting us online today.  To find Brandon Plastic Surgery, our office is 35 minutes from Wesley Chapel, 15 minutes from Riverview and 18 minutes from Tampa.

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation

How painful is Breast Augmentation?

Most of the pain following breast augmentation arises from detaching and elevating the pectoral muscles. This allows a space for insertion of the implants. The discomfort can be minimized by a gentle surgical technique which avoids trauma to the underlying rib peritoneum. Dr. Shienbaum administers a long-acting block of local bupivacaine (Marcaine) anesthetic which will last for several hours and minimize the need for post-op pain medications. Your degree of pain, both in duration and severity, will vary with your individual tolerance and perception. Having performed thousands of breast augmentations for over a 30 year period, Dr. Shienbaum has developed his technique to allow the most comfortable experience possible. He can inform you about what you can expect during your procedure in the Tampa, FL area.

Are Breast Implants safe if I have an auto Immune disease?

Most doctors in the Tampa area now agree that breast implants neither cause autoimmune disease nor make the condition worse. However, the medications taken to suppress the autoimmune disease symptoms may increase the risk of infection and delay healing. The FDA found that women with breast implants had no greater incidence of immune disorders than women without implants. It is highly questionable that removal of breast implants will make your existing autoimmune disease disappear. There is simply no convincing evidence that associates breast implants with autoimmune disease.

How will pregnancy affect my Breast Implants?

Pregnancy will not damage the shape or integrity of your breast implants. However, the rapid expansion and stretching of breast tissues, lactation, breastfeeding, and hormonal influences may change the surrounding breast tissue characteristics. Stretch marks and ptosis (sagging), areola discoloration, and breast atrophy (volume loss) are the most frequent concerns following pregnancy. One side may be affected more and result in uneven and asymmetrical breasts. Breast ptosis can be readily corrected by a breast lift, which elevates the breast tissue back to its normal position. Stretch marks (striae) are more difficult to address. Ultimately, your individual genetics play the dominant role in determining the appearance of your breasts following pregnancy.

At what age am I too old for Breast Augmentation?

There is no specific age that prohibits breast augmentation. Rather, it is your medical health and ability to safely undergo surgery which are the most important considerations. Serious medical issues, such as labile hypertension, advanced diabetes, lung compromise, and coronary artery disease require careful evaluation of the potential risks. According to The American Society for Aesthetic Surgery, nearly 11 % of women undergoing breast enlargements are over 50 years of age. And many older women will want their aging implants replaced rather than removed. Your chronological age should not be the deciding factor in cosmetic surgery. It is a highly personal decision, and your health, safety, and self-perception are ultimately what matters most. In Tampa, FL, patients of many different ages opt for breast augmentation.

How can I reduce pain after my breast augmentation?

Select a surgeon who has lots of experience with breast augmentation, and performs precise and delicate surgery, avoiding trauma to the underlying ribs and surrounding tissues. Going under the muscle is always more painful, as well as selecting large implants that push against and irritate the adjacent nerves. Ask your surgeon about instilling long-acting local anesthetics during surgery and the use of anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxants. An early return to normal arm movements and exercise helps relieve tightness and discomfort.

Can asymmetrical breasts be augmented?

Bras are measured in two dimensions– the cup size and the body circumference around the rib cage. Implants are volumetrically sized in CCs, or cubic centimeters. It takes approximately 200 CCs to create one full cup bra size increase. Because of differing bra styles and manufacturer patterns, the dimensions of a particular cup size are not necessarily uniform. Some women may prefer a tight and revealing cup while others desire full cup coverage. Plastic surgeons are therefore reluctant to predict a particular cup size after augmentation.

What is the most common breast implant size?

The most popular size for breast implants is between 350 to 400 cc.

What are gummy bear implant?

The term “gummy bear” is a nickname for these teardrop-shaped, gel-based implants. They’re known to retain their shape better than other types of breast implants made from saline and silicone.

What are Natrelle breast implants?

The Natrelle® Collection includes both textured and smooth implants. Smooth implants are used in the majority of breast augmentation surgeries, and the implants are able to move after they are implanted in women. Textured implants have a rough outer surface that prevents the implant from moving freely after it is implanted.

How do I know if my breast implant is leaking?

If you have saline implants, a leak is very obvious because the implanted breast gets smaller. If you have silicone, its harder to tell without doing an MRI to detect silicone leakage.

How do you know if you have capsular contracture?

Capsular contracture may be barely noticeable, or severe enough to greatly impact your quality of life. Capsular contracture is graded by the Baker scale and follows these criteria: Grade I: The breast is soft and appears normal, and the capsule is flexible. Grade II: The breast looks normal, but is somewhat hard to the touch.

What is a subfascial Breast Augmentation?

Unlike a standard submuscular (under the muscle) breast augmentation, the implants is paced under the fascia and breast tissue. This approach is the most popular and reduces both post operative pain and recovery time. Patients are typically allowed to return to work 3 to 5 days following surgery.

Can you breast feed after breast augmentation

Most women who have breast implants are still able to breast feed. However, the location of the incision may increase the risk of cutting milk ducts and nerves. This is typically through an areola incision. The size and placement of breast implants can also interfere with milk production. Under the muscle vs under glandular tissue is a good option for women who wish to breastfeed

Can I move my arms after breast augmentation?

You can move your arms after breast augmentation, but you shouldnt raise your hands over your head or carry anything heavy for the first three weeks or more.

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