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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

3 Tips for Test Driving Breast Implant Sizes

You wouldn’t buy a new car without test driving it first, right? Well, it can help to have a similar mindset when choosing from your various breast implant options. To help you navigate your way through your sizing options, keep these three breast implant sizing tips in mind when preparing for your consultation. 1. Bring Read More

3 Benefits to Picking Gummy Bear Breast Implants

When it comes to choosing the type of implant you want for your breast augmentation, there’s no shortage of options. But what you might not know is that gummy bear implants are quickly becoming a popular choice for a few very specific, singular benefits they offer compared to other types of breast implant. 1. Smaller Read More

Are Smooth or Textured Breast Implants Right for You?

Once you’ve decided to get breast implants, there are a number of different options to choose from. One such decision is whether smooth or textured implants are the best fit for you. Here are some of the key differences between them to help you make an informed decision. Smooth vs. Textured Breast Implants Both silicone 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

Don’t Let These 6 Breast Implant Myths Hold You Back

It’s no secret that the internet is full of all kinds of myths, as well as its fair share of useful information. But the key is to be able to distinguish between the two so that you can make the best informed decision. When it comes to doing your own research before deciding if breast 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

Dispelling the Top 3 Myths about Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is quite possibly the most popular of all cosmetic procedures, but it’s also one of the most misunderstood. Here’s a look at three of the top misconceptions surrounding breast implants and the facts that prove them wrong. 1. Breast Implants Always Look Fake Many believe that breast implants are unnaturally large and fake-looking. Read More

What Do Breast Implants Have to Do with Feminism?

The feminist movement has always been about freedom and equality for women in every aspect of life. It began with major battles, such as the right to vote, and has evolved over the years to tackling issues such as paid maternity leave and equal pay. So, in the highly-politicized arena of feminism, exactly how do Read More

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

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 determine the perfect 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

Are Breast Implants Really Worth It?

While there are plenty of testimonials out there that can vouch for the benefits of getting breast implants, there are definitely some key trade-offs to consider, too. If you’re still not sure whether getting breast implants will feel worth it to you, here are some common considerations that may ultimately tip the scales in favor Read More

Are You Planning for Breast Implants Next Year?

Getting breast augmentation is about so much more than having larger breasts. Many women cite better overall proportions, improved self-confidence and a more positive outlook toward life as their primary motivators for getting breast implants. The combination of a giving holiday spirit and a focus on self-improvement in the year to come makes the winter 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

How Young Is Too Young for Breast Implants?

As cosmetic surgery becomes more widely accepted, more women of all ages are considering breast augmentation. There’s no doubt that the media still focuses a lot of attention on beauty and appearance, and for decades younger women have placed great stock in their looks. When is a woman “ready” to have breast augmentation, and how 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

What’s Your Perfect Breast Implant Size?

When it comes to breast implant size, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Women differ widely in terms of their preferred breast size, and more often that not, natural anatomy plays a considerable role in the decision. Here is a closer look at the basic elements behind choosing the perfect breast implant size. Base Width The base Read More

How Do You Know If It’s Time for New Breast Implants?

If you’ve had breast implants for a while, you may be wondering if you need to get new ones. Some women may have had their implants for a number of years and want to update their look or just try a different type – perhaps you have saline implants and you’d like to switch over Read More

Saline vs Silicone: Which Implants Are Better for Cleavage?

The debate between saline and silicone breast implants is one that never fails to fire up serious proponents of each. The truth is that there is no easy answer, since implant preference varies for each individual for a number of reasons. Among factors to consider are the desired appearance and texture, the amount of pre-existing Read More

How Life Looks after Breast Implants

Making the decision to get breast implants and finally undergoing the long-awaited surgery can feel monumental, but the transformation doesn’t end there. Life after breast implants is a journey in itself, full of rewards and possible hurdles. Here’s some useful advice for a positive transition. Patience Is a Virtue Bear in mind that your results 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

Why Are Silicone Implants So Popular?

If you’re considering getting breast implants, you’re probably trying to decide between silicone and saline. Both types of implants consist of a solid silicone shell and both come in a variety of shapes and sizes designed to suit your unique needs. And, both are effective ways to make your breasts fuller or improve their shape. 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

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.