Which one is right for you?

Since plastic surgery has been around for cosmetic enhancement, breast augmentation has been one of the top 5 most popular cosmetic procedures for decades. As breast augmentation in Tampa, FL, maintains a high popularity among women, advancements in plastic surgery techniques have created so many options available for women looking to improve their bust shape and volume.

Additionally, innovative techniques and technology made the breast enhancement procedure easier and safer to accomplish, as well as come with less downtime and customized plans for each patient compared to a “one-size-fits-all” breast implant ideology.

With so many options, it’s very important for anyone getting a breast enhancement in Brandon to have a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in the procedure. During the consultation, your surgeon will go through all ideal options based on your physical anatomy and desired results. Here are some breast augmentation options available at Brandon Plastic Surgery:

Fat Transfer – Natural Breast Augmentation

Natural breast augmentation in Lakeland involves unwanted, fat that was removed with a gentle form of VASER liposuction. This fat can be removed from problem areas such as the thighs, abdomen, or flanks. The fat is then purified, and reinjected meticulously in the breasts to add natural volume.

Having your own tissue sounds ideal because you don’t need outside materials for enhancement. A one or two cup size increase may be possible with fat grafting or natural breast augmentation. Also, only approximately 70 percent of the fat cells will ultimately survive. However, results are long-lasting and you will not need to worry about capsular contractures or other associated risks of breast implants.

Silicone Breast Implants in Riverview

One of the most popular choices to add breast volume are silicone implants. Silicone breast implants come in various shapes, profiles, and sizes to fit your personal needs. These implants are filled with silicone-gel that mimics the feel of natural breast tissue, held with an outer silicone shell. Every implant comes prefilled, which may need a longer incision for placement than other options.

There are other silicone implant options, including the cohesive gel implants in Riverview. Also known as “gummy bear” or “form stable” implants, they are filled with a cohesive gel, which is made of cross-linked molecules of silicone, making the implants thicker and firmer than traditional silicone implants. This new material allows silicone implants to be more solid, nonflowing consistency and feel.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are made with an outer silicone shell, and are filled during the breast augmentation procedure with sterile saltwater. While they aren’t as popular as the other breast implant alternatives, saline appeals to most women for the customizable size and cheaper price point. Unlike silicone implants, a rupture is more apparent, since the implant will deflate completely.

Consult with Your Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

As stated before, a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is vital to choosing the best breast enhancement options available. When discussing, patients will realize that it’s not as broad and various based on their physical anatomy and desired results.


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Double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Marvin Shienbaum, has over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Surgery, specializing in procedures including Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, Mommy Makeover, and the Brazilian Butt Lift. He serves the entire Tampa bay area and beyond, including Riverview, Lakeland, Tampa, and Brandon, FL. For more information about breast augmentation, please visit brandonplasticsurgery.com.