Should You Lose Weight before Breast Augmentation?

When you’re on your body transformation journey, it can be tempting to go straight for the changes that have a great immediate impact — like a breast augmentation. But if your journey includes losing a significant amount of weight, it might be best to pump the brakes on an augmentation until you’ve settled close to Read More

3 Perks of Picking the Periareolar Incision for Breast Augmentation

One of the decisions you’ll have to make when planning your breast enhancement is where the incisions will be placed. While there are several incision techniques, the periareolar breast augmentation incision remains one of the most popular. There are just a few of the reasons why many women choose this technique for their procedure. 1. Read More

What to Expect at Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Once you’ve done your research and found a qualified cosmetic surgeon, your breast augmentation consultation is the next step toward getting the figure you’ve always wanted. These quick tips will help you prepare for your consult and get the most out of this one-on-one time with your cosmetic surgeon. Medical History and Breast Exam Your Read More

3 Tips for an Easier Recovery after a Breast Lift with Augmentation

After your breast lift with augmentation, expect to focus on resting and relaxing for several days before starting to work your way back into your normal routine. In the meantime, there are lots of easy things you can do to make the process as smooth as possible, including these three top breast lift recovery tips. Read More

Why Do Breast Implants Need to Drop & Fluff?

Spend any amount of time research breast augmentation recovery, and you’ll quickly become familiar with the terms “dropping” and “fluffing.” From this, you can probably gather than it’s a normal occurrence after breast augmentation, but why, exactly, do breast implants need to drop and fluff in the first place? Let’s take a closer look at Read More

Breast Lifts with Augmentation: 3 Questions You Should Ask

Updated October 2018 Are you thinking about pairing a breast lift with augmentation, but aren’t sure which options might be right for you? Before making a decision, ask these three questions at your cosmetic surgery consultation. 1. How Many Breast Lift with Augmentations Have You Performed? First things first, you’ll need to choose the right Read More

Should Your Breast Augmentation Include a “Designer Nipple”?

Just as fashion styles come and go, so do some breast augmentation trends. One of the latest trends is the so-called “designer nipple,” which might not be such a good idea for every woman. Read on to learn more about what this trend is, exactly, and how to customize your breast enhancement the right way. Read More

4 Times Breast Enhancement Could Improve Your Well-Being

Breast enhancement is typically viewed as a purely cosmetic procedure, but the truth is that there are lots of reasons related to health and wellness that women might consider getting breast implants as well. There are 4 common instances when women opt for breast surgery for health reasons. 1. Back or Neck Pain For some Read More

Could Breast Augmentation Affect Your Nipple Sensation?

When you’re planning your breast augmentation, you may have some questions about how your nipples could be affected. One common question is whether getting breast implants could cause a loss of nipple sensation. If this is something you’re concerned about, there are a few important factors to keep in mind. Every Woman’s Experience Is Different Read More

3 Answers to What Every Woman Wonders after Breast Augmentation

Getting breast implants can be an exciting and even a bit overwhelming experience. Once you’re well on your way to recovery and seeing your sexy new curves, you’ll likely have a few questions along the way. To help you find the answers, here are some of the most common questions that women ask after their Read More

Will Exercising Mess Up Breast Augmentation Results?

Many women are eager to get back to their regular exercise schedules after breast augmentation, but it’s important to remember that your body needs time to rest and recover before jumping right back into your workouts. Follow these three simple tips to help you maximize your results and gradually reintroduce your body to exercise. Start Read More

4 Types of Breast Augmentation Incisions Explained

Choosing the right breast augmentation incision type is one of the decisions that will go into the planning of your procedure to help you get optimal results. While your cosmetic surgeon will offer his or her professional advice on which might be best suited for you, it can help to know a little bit about Read More

How to Plan Your Breast Augmentation for Breastfeeding

One very common question that many women considering breast augmentation have is whether or not implants will affect their ability to breastfeed. Here are a few key tips to help you plan your breast enhancement procedure if breastfeeding in the future is something that is important to you. Implant Placement There are two primary breast Read More

Why a Cosmetic Surgeon Measures for Breast Augmentation

Choosing the perfect implant size is one of the most common concerns for women planning their breast augmentation. The truth is, though, that if you’re making your decision based purely on cup size, you’re not going to achieve optimal results. The problem with cup sizes is that there is no standard of measurement, meaning that Read More

Can Weight Changes Affect Breast Augmentation Results?

One of the many added benefits that often follows breast enhancement is a newfound motivation to stay fit and healthy. This might mean adopting and sticking to a regular exercise routine and practicing healthy eating habits. However, many women express concerns that weight loss after breast augmentation will negatively affect their results. The short answer Read More

Could Gummy Bear Implants Be Right for You?

Nicknamed for their unique consistency, which is similar to that of a candy gummy bear, gummy bear implants have become one of the most popular implant types used in breast augmentation. But with so many different options to choose from, you may be having a hard time deciding which implant type is the most appropriate Read More

3 Early Signs of Capsular Contracture

Updated for November 2018. Capsular contracture is a complication that can develop following breast augmentation. It happens when your body’s immune system creates tight, contracting scar tissue around your breast implants, which can result in a misshapen appearance or discomfort. If you notice any of these three early symptoms of capsular contracture, consult your cosmetic Read More

3 Ways to Avoid Getting the “Boobie Blues”

It’s not uncommon to feel a little down immediately after your breast augmentation and during the recovery period. After all, this is still a surgical procedure that can come along with side effects such as bruising, swelling and some discomfort. But the good news is that in most cases, the “boobie blues” will be fleeting, Read More

Why Fall Is a Good Time for Breast Augmentation

While there’s no right or wrong time to get breast implants, certain times of the year could be more convenient for some women, depending on their specific goals. If you’ve been considering a breast augmentation, here are some of the reasons why fall could be an excellent time to finally take the plunge. You’ve Met Read More

What to Expect after Your Breast Augmentation

It goes without saying that the most exciting aspect of breast augmentation is revealing the results. However, there’s a process of recovery after breast augmentation surgery that must happen before the final outcome, and knowing what to expect during this time can help you to understand how your implants will eventually settle into place. Riding Read More

Dressing Up Your Breasts: Clothes to Buy for New Implants

Updated for 2019 Achieving your ideal body shape through breast augmentation can come with a wide array of positive changes, including a newfound self-confidence and even an improved quality of life. But with your new curves, you might want to modify your clothing style to bring out the best in your enhanced figure. Bras Once Read More

3 Procedures to Get Your Body Ready for Beach Season

Beach season is upon us, which may be cause for concern if you don’t love what you see in the mirror. If you dread hitting the beaches because you feel a swimsuit highlights your problem area, consider one of these procedures to ensure you feel sexy and confident by summer. 1. Breast Augmentation If having Read More

Is There Such a Thing as a “Perfect” Breast Implant Size?

Updated for 2019 If you’re unhappy with your breast size and are considering upping your cup size with breast augmentation, you may feel overwhelmed about the variety of implant sizes to choose from. Breast enlargement is far from a one-size-fits-all solution since each woman’s needs and concerns are unique. Here are a few ways to Read More

Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation or Both?

Updated for 2019 Many women automatically assume that “breast enhancement” translates directly to “getting breast implants.” As effective as breast augmentation can be, that doesn’t mean that getting implants is the only option for improving your figure. When can a breast lift be the better option instead? Benefits of Breast Implants The most obvious benefit Read More

Busting the Top 3 Myths about Breast Implants

Updated for 2019 Many women are still wary about breast implants due to a number of often-unsupported augmentation myths, and these myths continue to make their way into the mainstream. Fortunately, many breast augmentation myths are completely false and unfounded. Here are three common ones worth debunking. Everyone Will Know While some women still desire Read More

4 Reasons the Brazilian B Is Taking Off

Breast augmentation is a popular procedure that enlarges the breasts, but modern trends suggest what some might call a surprising turn. More and more women now seek smaller implants for a more modest breast size, creating the look that many refer to as the Brazilian B after models like Gisele Bundchen. The Brazilian B is Read More

4 Types of Breast Implant Malposition and How Revision Can Help

Breast implant malposition refers to any instance in which the breast implants move out of their intended position. Most breast augmentation patients hope the day never comes when their implants become shifted out of place, and understandably so. However, with a good understanding of the types of malposition, you can catch the issue early on Read More

How Long Do Breast Implants Really Last?

If you’re considering getting breast augmentation, you most likely have some questions about how long you can expect your new breast implants to last. The last thing anyone wants to do is undergo a required revision procedure every couple of years. The exact lifespan of your breast implants will depend upon a variety of factors, Read More

4 Options for Breast Augmentation Incision Placement

When it comes to achieving excellent breast implant results, there are a few ways to customize your procedure for your preferred look. One of those is to consider your options for incision placement. Here is a closer look at your four options for breast augmentation incision placement and the benefits of each. 1. Inframammary The inframammary Read More

Will Pregnancy Affect Your Breast Augmentation Results?

A common concern among women with breast implants is whether their results will be affected by pregnancy. As rewarding as expanding your family can be, many women find that the effects of pregnancy on their bodies, and their breasts in particular, are less desirable. Here is a closer look at how pregnancy can affect your Read More

3 Tips for Natural-Looking Breast Augmentation Results

It’s a common misconception that breast implants always look fake. In fact, breast augmentation should never look fake, unless, of course, that’s the goal. With modern developments in implants and cutting-edge surgical techniques, breast augmentation results look more natural than ever. Here are three tips for natural-looking breast augmentation results. 1. Choose a Highly Skilled Surgeon Read More

How Natural Breast Shape Affects Your Breast Augmentation Results

While it’s hard to say what qualities define the perfect breast, developments in cosmetic surgery have made it possible for women with breasts of nearly any shape to get beautiful results with cosmetic breast enhancement. At the same time, certain variations in your existing breasts may require specific surgical considerations. Let’s look at how four specific Read More

How to Get Beautiful Breast Augmentation Results with Subglandular Placement

Updated for 2018 There’s a lot of debate about the ideal placement for breast implants, but there’s no one final answer. Each woman has different needs, and implant placement is an individual decision made in consultation with your surgeon. Although submuscular placement seems more popular these days, there are certainly ways that surgeons can get Read More

Top 3 Cosmetic Procedures

When combined with healthy lifestyle choices, there are a number of ways cosmetic surgery can help women and men bring out the best in their bodies. Three of the most popular and effective procedures I perform are BOTOX® Cosmetic, breast augmentation surgery, and liposuction. BOTOX® Increasingly prominent wrinkles on our faces are an inevitable part Read More

For Natural Breast Augmentation Results, Sometimes Less Is More

When you think about breast implants, the picture that leaps to mind is probably not that of a woman with a slim, modest figure. Yet, the latest trend in breast augmentation indicates that an increasing number of women choosing augmentation have a more subtle enhancement as their goal. When it comes to natural-looking results, is Read More

Most Famous Breasts Through History

For modern-day women, breast augmentation is only the latest method used to enhance their figures. For thousands of years, breasts have been a source of attraction for men, and at times have even “shaped” history! Helen of Troy Helen of Troy, the daughter of Zeus and Leda, was widely regarded as the most beautiful mortal woman Read More

For Natural Breast Augmentation Results, Sometimes Less Is More

The latest trend in breast augmentation for Tampa women is toward a more natural looking result. This has led to a new increase in popularity for smaller breast implants among local women. Can you noticeably boost the size of your breasts with smaller implants, or is going bigger better? The Effect of Implants Many women Read More

Breast Augmentation Recovery Tips

A positive recovery is an essential part of a successful breast augmentation for Tampa, Florida women. Here are a few tips to help you minimize discomfort and help ensure a smooth and happy healing process as much as possible. Take It Easy The first tip for a quick breast augmentation recovery is to just remember Read More

Bringing Out the Best in Your Body

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular ways to enhance your figure. Yet, even the results of an outstanding breast augmentation can be improved by including one or two other procedures at the same time. Breast Lifts A breast lift reshapes and redistributes your natural breast tissue in women whose breasts have changed in shape Read More

Secrets to a Great Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

Being happy with the results of your breast augmentation in Tampa starts out with a very important first step: a great consultation. Here are some tips to get you off on the right foot. Clear Communication Open and honest communication with your cosmetic surgeon is an important part of ensuring a good consultation, not to mention being Read More

Latest Trends in Breast Augmentation

Like every beauty secret, breast augmentation comes with certain appearance expectations that come and go. It wasn’t so long ago that bigger was definitely better when it came to implants, but that seems to be changing these days. Implants themselves are also changing, and so are the new techniques that may soon become mainstream. Natural Results Read More

Tips for the Best Breast Augmentation

Although it’s one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries I perform at my practice in Tampa,  breast augmentation still requires a certain finesse to get just right. And that’s just speaking from a surgeon’s perspective. There are plenty of things you can do as a patient that help ensure wonderful results. From Consultation to Recovery Read More

Is Silicone Superior?

For women in the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Orlando area considering breast augmentation, silicone implants are the overwhelmingly popular choice over saline implants. Are silicone implants really that much superior? Or can you get the same results with saline, at a fraction of the cost? Why Silicone? Many women (and their surgeons) feel that silicone Read More

Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift

For women in Florida, going from days on the beach to enjoying the variety of nightlife we have to offer means an added emphasis on looking your best. This is one reason why breast augmentation is so popular in the Tampa and St. Petersburg areas. Many women who visit my practice are surprised to find that they may get better results from an augmentation if combined with a breast lift. How are these two procedures different? And when should they be combined?

Looking Your Best

Women have unique challenges when it comes to breast appearance, as the placement and volume of the breasts can be affected by pregnancy and nursing. Even without children, age and activity level can impact breast appearance. Breasts commonly shift to lower placement on the chest, and can develop a “deflated” look due to this lower placement combined with volume loss.

Many women visit me thinking that breast implants can resolve these issues. While implants definitely add volume, they won’t change the placement of the breast. For higher, fuller breasts, a breast lift is necessary.

Combining Efforts

During a breast lift, your existing breast tissue is reallocated, placing the breasts up higher and reshaping to eliminate volume loss from the upper breast. Including implants during this procedure will create a fuller, more dramatic profile.
The short version of all this comes down to one thing: If you just want larger breasts, augmentation is the answer. If you want your breasts to look perkier and more youthful as well, you may want to include a breast lift at the same time. If you’re not sure which is right for you, schedule a consultation with me at my Tampa office and we’ll work out a strategy that’s designed to help you look your best.

Is Tampa the Breast Surgery Capital of the World?

Florida is all about the sun, the fun and the glamour. In Tampa, breast augmentation was once the province of only the rich and famous; today, cosmetic surgery is available to women from all walks of life. Is Tampa the breast surgery capital of the world? Not quite, but statistics show that breast enlargement in Tampa has remained very popular in recent years.

Surgical cosmetic procedures and minimally invasive aesthetic treatments are big business. Everyone wants to look their best, and many Tampa residents are willing to pay to do it. Our clients demand the best and latest treatments, so we only provide the best and most effective procedures.

Florida residents love to show off their tight, fit bodies, and so it doesn’t come as a surprise that the state was right near the top of the list of regions that performed the highest number of breast enhancement procedures in the nation, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Unsurprisingly, the most breast enhancement procedures are performed on the West Coast, the home of the entertainment industry. However, what Florida and California have in common is the miles and miles of beautiful coastline and an active population that makes beauty a priority. Tampa has the added benefit of medical centers that are consistently ranked as being amongst the best in the United States. Call me biased, but I think that women seeking breast augmentation in the area have a leg up over women choosing the procedure in Beverly Hills, New York and other so-called capitals of cosmetic surgery.

Making Breast Augmentation Part of Your Mommy Makeover

For many moms in Tampa, breast augmentation is one of the primary procedures included with a Mommy Makeover. Augmentation, along with other procedures, can be combined to return your body back to its former pre-pregnancy appearance.

Pregnancy Changes

Pregnancy causes many changes in the body, both during and after the pregnancy itself. During pregnancy, breasts often become swollen and enlarged. The abdomen muscles stretch to accommodate the baby growing within. And, weight gain is also very common during pregnancy. Following the birth of the child, the body may return to normal, but more often there is lingering evidence of the pregnancy. Breasts may lose volume or fall in placement, even more likely if the new mom is nursing her little one. Extra weight may not dissipate as rapidly as you would like. And abdominal muscles stretched out during pregnancy may not quite regain their former tautness.

Mommy Makeovers Can Help

A mommy makeover is designed to address these physical issues to help new moms feel better about their bodies after the birth of their child. At my practice in Tampa, breast augmentation is often one of the first steps in renewing a youthful self-confidence for these women. Breasts that have lost their natural volume and fullness as a result of pregnancy or nursing can be restored through the use of implants. These may be combined with a breast lift for even more dramatic results.

In addition to augmentation, liposuction can be used to remove stubborn fat deposits from upper arms, thighs or abdomen, while lax abdominal muscles can be tightened back up with a tummy tuck.

By combining procedures in an individualized treatment plan, every woman can realize her full beauty potential after her childbearing years.