Renew your self-confidence with breast augmentation surgery
Whether you’re seeking to enhance the size of your breasts or simply to regain the shape and fullness you had in years past, breast augmentation may be the solution for you. Hundreds of breast augmentation procedures are performed every day across the country – in fact, it is one of the most common surgical procedures that occur today. Board-certified Wesley Chapel plastic surgeon Gerard C. Mosiello, MD, is a specialist who will use his years of experience to help you achieve the best results.
When to consider breast augmentation
Common reasons for breast augmentation include recent weight loss or recent surgery or illness that has created a need for breast reconstruction. However, the best candidates for the procedure are healthy women of a stable weight. As such, it is important to take an appropriate amount of time to ensure that you are best suited for a successful procedure.
Breast augmentation isn’t simply about increasing the size of your breasts, the benefits of the surgery can also include increased fullness, restoring breast volume, achieving greater symmetry between your breasts, and creating a more proportional figure overall.
Patients often combine additional plastic surgery procedures with breast augmentation, including liposuction, tummy tuck, and body lift surgery, for a full-body makeover. Moms love our mommy makeovers, which include several procedures to renew their appearance and restore their youthful shape.
What to expect during the procedure
Prior to the procedure, you will have a consultation with Dr. Mosiello to give you a complete understanding of what to expect from your surgery. General anesthesia will be administered to ensure your comfort. Incision patterns vary. Incisions are usually smaller than one inch.
Following incision, a pocket is created within the chest, either in front of or behind the pectoral muscle. The implant is then inserted and secured within the pocket. Incisions are closed with fine sutures for minimal scarring. Implants are filled with either silicone or saline and come in various sizes. Silicone implants are the most popular, as they typically look and feel more natural. A patient must be 22 years old to qualify for silicone implants.
Recovery after breast augmentation
Immediately following breast augmentation, a surgical dressing will be applied to the treatment area. It may be recommended to wear a support bra or other garment to provide support and minimize swelling and bruising.
Dressings are usually removed within a few days and you should be able to return to work within a week. The results of the procedure will be immediately apparent, though residual swelling may affect the appearance temporarily. As with any surgery, strenuous physical activity should be avoided for a few weeks to ensure proper healing takes place. In addition, smoking, certain health conditions, and some medications or supplements can affect the healing process.
Answers to common breast augmentation questions
Will there be scarring from the procedure?
The incisions made during breast augmentation are designed to minimize visible scarring. Incisions lines are typically less than one inch across, and a skilled surgeon will make sure they are hidden within the natural lines of the body. Any visible scars should gradually fade within six months to one year.
Will I feel uncomfortable after the procedure?
After breast augmentation surgery, there may be some tightness or minor discomfort due to increased breast volume and swelling. In most cases, this is easily treated with prescription medication for the first few days. Supportive clothing can also help to minimize discomfort, which should decrease as the swelling subsides.
What are the possible complications after the procedure?
Breast augmentation has a very low rate of complications. On rare occasions, the implant may move, become damaged or require adjustment, which can be performed through surgical revision. Breast implants may also undergo changes in volume or hardness, but these changes can also be remedied with simple surgical treatments. As with all surgical procedures, there is also the risk of poor wound healing, bleeding, scarring, and infection. All risks will be discussed in-depth with Dr. Mosiello during the consultation process prior to your procedure.
Learn more about breast augmentation and its benefits for you
For more information about the breast augmentation process and other cosmetic surgery options, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Gerard C Mosiello by calling Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery (813) 631-1500 or contact us online. We are conveniently located in New Tampa near Wesley Chapel.
Check out our breast augmentation before and after photos.