October 22, 2022 | By Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery

5 things to consider before undergoing breast implant surgery


We often get questions concerning breast augmentation surgery, particularly queries and concerns about the potential for Breast Implant Illness, often known as BII. Educating yourself about BII and other risk factors for breast implants is crucial before selecting whether or not to get implants.

At Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery, Dr. Mosiello is a board-certified plastic surgeon who possesses expertise in the arena of breast augmentation surgery. Countless women have received their desired aesthetic outcomes thanks to his skillful techniques. To help you better prepare for this exciting new transformation, here is a handy checklist of the five essential things you should know before getting breast implants.

1. Take enough time off, and get ready to heal

Optimizing your health in preparation for surgery is crucial but many patients overlook the need to prepare for recovery and the healing process beforehand. Since breast augmentation is a major procedure, patients must have their recuperation area set up when they return home. Plan ahead to have your pain prescriptions ready and supplied, as well as extra help with self-care, movies, or books, child-care, especially if you have children. Plan to take enough time off from your job, the gym, and being a mom. Over-extending yourself might lead to issues and possibly prolong your healing period.

2. Trust your surgeon

Selecting an experienced plastic surgeon to perform your surgery is the most crucial phase in the breast implant procedure. You will achieve the finest results if you choose a highly regarded, board certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Mosiello. You can read patient reviews and view photos of before-and-after results on the Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery website. Consulting with your friends or family members who have recommendations and conducting Internet research about your plastic surgeon and their facilities, is a step that shouldn’t be left to chance.

Your surgeon will be your advisor when choosing the best course of action for you before the procedure. Please pay attention to their directives because they are the experts. To assist you in deciding what would produce the best outcomes from your procedure, they can evaluate your body type and breast tissue and listen to your aesthetic desires.

3. All women are different

Patients frequently inquire about implant size, shape, and type when considering breast implants. Women are becoming more fitness-focused today and prefer an enhancement that looks more natural. With this kind of surgery, women must consider their lifestyle, body type, and overall objective, but remember that every woman is unique. Every woman’s breast implant size (or CC) seems distinct; therefore, every breast augmentation procedure is unique. Each augmentation procedure and outcome are unique depending on the patient’s body type, chest width, and overall implant type. View several implant sizes and types during your appointment, and work closely with your plastic surgeon to achieve the best results.

4. Post-operative “blues”

If you’ve looked into breast augmentation, you’ve probably discovered some women are disappointed with their “new boobs” following surgery. High expectations can result from modifying a physical characteristic of your body for cosmetic reasons. Patients must allow their bodies enough time to recuperate. There will be times when they appear too little, and you wish you had chosen a larger size, as well as when they seem too large. Even after surgery, some patients question whether they made the proper choice, but you must give time for your body and mind to heal.

Remember that these feelings will pass and that soon your new breasts will seem like a natural part of you if you have any post-surgery “blues.” Before you know it, you’ll undoubtedly be asking yourself, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”

5. Be patient

You must always exercise patience, just as with any cosmetic surgery. As your body heals, it will undergo gradual and subtle changes. After your operation, you won’t truly notice your full effects for at least 3 months. Be patient! Hold off shopping for new clothing or bras until you are completely healed, and your breast implants have “settled in,” Patients all too frequently let their pleasure at their new appearance override the fact that their bodies are still healing. It’s an exciting transformation, but you’ll love the finished product even more if you give your body time to heal and allow your implants to settle.

For females who already have breast implants but want to remove them:

Depending on the surgeon’s approach, breast implants that no longer fit your lifestyle can be removed in a procedure known as “explant surgery”. Some women with hard breasts due to capsular contracture or rupture may require the implant and the capsule surrounding them to be removed.  Patients who choose to have their implants removed can consider this operation.

Patients exhibiting symptoms, often referred to as Breast Implant Illness, might consider surgery which removes breast implants and the surrounding scar tissue. Recent studies have shown that removal of the capsule in some fashion can often result in symptom improvement however the resulting shape of the breast can be altered due to internal scar tissue. Many individuals report improvement in their BII symptoms following surgery.

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It’s important to choose a qualified plastic surgeon and have realistic expectations for post-surgery recovery if you want to enjoy your decision to have breast implants. By preparing for your surgery, you can improve your self-esteem and increase the volume of your current breasts, while enjoying the entire experience. Therefore, we invite you to contact or schedule a breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Mosiello, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery in Tampa, Florida. His training, expertise, and years of experience can help you get the look you want while providing you with the most incredible experience.


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I love Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery ~ Dr. Moseillo, Mary, Nancy & Paula. I had breast cancer and reconstruction with Dr. Moseillo several years ago and knew I would never let anyone perform surgery on me other than him. I decided I wanted to do an Upper Blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery). I had the surgery a few months ago, am now at my summer home in Maine and everyone is commenting on how great I look. They have no idea that I had anything done! I keep hearing, “you have amazing eyes”. I am so thrilled with the results, feel 10 years younger and if you’re thinking about this procedure, or any other for that matter, do not hesitate to go to Tampa Palms

Tammy Ahearn

Dr. Mosiello, plain and simply put , is the BEST ! I did a lot of research and he was the one I chose and am very thankful and grateful that I did, as I had consulted with other plastic surgeons from other cancer centers. Dr. Mosiello surpassed in every area. He and his staff truly care and are warm, friendly, compassionate and knowledgeable. Which takes the stress out of any pre surgery or procedure. Knowing you have the best surgeon in your corner is the most important part. Post surgical procedures look amazing and he has saved my life, and has made me whole again. Look no further, he IS the best.

Stacy Kurnot

Dr. Mosiello taught me how to live again after having breast cancer. His staff is truly a blessing. He is an amazing artist and a wonderful Doctor and friend.

Susan Harrigan

I came to Dr. Mosiello’s practice as a reluctant patient who had just been given the diagnosis of breast cancer. I have been in several doctors’ office’s during my diagnosis and treatment and Dr. Mosiello’s office is my favorite. He is a very kind, competent surgeon who patiently answered questions and explained things fully. I was given clear post op directions and checked on by the nurse before my first post op visit and someone was always available if I had a question or concern. His staff is amazing! Melissa, Paula, Mary and Carol are all very personable and caring. This is also an office where I did not wait long periods of time to be seen. Things run smoothly and timely. I would highly recommend Dr. Mosiello to anyone in need of a plastic surgeon.

Melissa H

Dr. Mosiello is an absolute pleasure and privilege to have when in circumstances requiring his knowledge and care. His staff are fantastic as well, all welcoming with a kind smile. Highly recommend this is a doctor and team you can put your trust in.