Breast Augmentation Surgery in Tampa, FL
Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, breast augmentation is a popular surgical procedure which increases the size of the breasts through the use of implants.
Many women are unhappy with the size of their breasts for a variety of reasons. Whether you have naturally small breasts or experienced a decrease in size and firmness after having children, breast augmentation can help enhance your appearance.
There are a variety of different options to choose from involving breast augmentation, including the type of implants used, the incision points, and the positioning of the implants. Dr. Hirschfeld has extensive experience in all methods of breast augmentation and makes recommendations based on each individual's body type and desired results.
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Types of Breast Implants
Saline breast implants are filled with sterile water. They can be filled with varying amounts of saline which can affect the shape, firmness and feel of the breast.
Silicone breast implants are filled with a medical gel. The gel feels and moves much like natural breast tissue.
There are three options for the incision point for breast augmentation:
Breast Implant Placement
There are two options for the placement of breast implants during breast augmentation: submuscular or submammary/subglandular.
- Submuscular Placement - Breast Implants are placed under the pectoral muscle
- Submammary/Subglandular Placement - Breast Implants are placed directly behind the breast tissue, above the pectoral muscle
Breast Augmentation Operation & Recovery
Breast augmentation may be done under general anesthesia or heavy sedation and takes about an hour and a half. Discomfort is easily relieved with pain medicine but some lingering soreness is typical.
An ace bandage or bra will be in place after your surgery. Your sutures will be removed over the course of the first two weeks.
You will be seen within 48 hours after surgery and thereafter, 3 or 4 times in the next 3 months. You are usually able to drive yourself after about the first week.
Lifting or pulling weight is prohibited for up to 6 weeks. Detailed post operative instructions are always provided.