BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY IN TAMPA
At Solomon Cosmetic Center in Tampa, breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures. The breast augmentation procedure is performed to create larger and shaplier breasts. This procedure can help enhance appearance and improve self-esteem.
Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. George Solomon specializes in breast augmentation in Tampa and has performed countless breast augmentation surgeries in the Tampa, Florida, area. He listens to his patients’ requests and works closely with them to help determine the size, shape, and type of implant that is right for them.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR BREAST AUGMENTATION?
The reasons for undergoing breast augmentation are as unique as each patient. Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. George Solomon knows the decision to increase one’s breast size is deeply personal. There is no ideal breast size or “one size fits all” solution to breast enlargement because every woman’s body is different.
Candidates for breast augmentation are patients in good overall health who are unhappy with the current size and shape of their breasts. The balance of their figure may be thrown off by the size of their breasts, and they may find it difficult to find clothes that fit properly.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY?
Breast augmenation surgery can help to enhance your appearance if you feel that your breasts are small or help to balance out the size of your breasts if one breast is smaller than the other. After surgery, one of Dr. Solomon’s patients told him that she was finally able to go buy a decent bathing suit that actually fit. Many patients say they enjoy shopping because it’s easier to find clothes that fit following their breast augmentation.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SALINE BREAST IMPLANTS AND SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS?
Saline and silicone are the two most common materials used for implants in breast augmentation surgery. Saline implants are filled with sterilized salt water. They have been approved by the FDA for breast implant surgery for many years and are considered safe.
Silicone implants are made of silicone gel, which closely resembles human fat. Many women prefer silicone implants because they look and feel more natural. The silicone implants have been greatly improved over the past several years. One of the positive features is that they will not leak. They have been designed to self-heal, avoiding any possible leakage. They also are FDA-approved and completely safe.
TRANSCRIPTION OF THIS VIDEO ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SILICONE AND SALINE BREAST IMPLANTS:
What’s the difference between silicone and saline breast implants? Where is the implant placed and why is that important? George Solomon, M.D., answers these frequently asked questions and more.
OUR SILICONE IMPLANTS
DR. SOLOMON DISCUSSES THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SALINE AND SILICONE IMPLANTS
“There are two types of implants. The saline implant is basically like a shell. This shell here is basically rolled like a cigar, placed under the muscle or above the muscle, and then there’s a tube that goes in here that you use to fill the implant. You can use whatever amount of saline that you need to place in the implant, 300, 400, 500, whatever the amount is. The other kind is what we call the silicone or the gel, and basically, these are, sometimes called “gummy bear,” and they don’t have any valves or anything. It goes as-is into the pocket that we create.”
WHAT ARE SILICONE “GUMMY BEAR IMPLANTS”
Gummy bear implants are made of a very cohesive gel material, that mimics the look and feel of natural breasts. The gummy or gel material maintains its shape for longer, so replacements are needed less frequently than other types of implants, like saline. They also have a much lower leak rate than any other implant on the market.
ARE SILICONE “GUMMY BEAR” IMPLANTS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN SALINE?
Usually, silicone or “Gummy Bear” Implants are more expensive than other implants on the market. However, Dr. Solomon and his team feel strongly that patients should not have to compromise what they want due to price. Unlike other cosmetic plastic surgeons, Dr. Solomon will charge the same amount for breast augmentation with silicone “Gummy Bear” implants, as he would charge for saline implants. Contact us to learn more about our breast implant options.
WHY BREAST IMPLANT PLACEMENT IS IMPORTANT
Placement of the implants is crucial. There are two different places where you can put the implant, either under the muscle or above the muscle. For the most part, 95% of the time these implants are placed under the muscle.
When they are placed under the muscle, they are protected. There’s less chance of capsule contraction, which is basically the capsule that surrounds the implant. Sometimes that capsule squeezes the implant and causes hardness. In that case, sometimes we have to revise and make a capsulotomy or cut the capsule to release the implant.
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WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A BREAST AUGMENTATION PROCEDURE
CONSULTATION BEFORE SURGERY
After a thorough medical exam and consultation, Dr. Solomon provides his input and expert advice and a surgical plan is agreed upon. That plan involves the incision location and where Dr. Solomon creates the implant pocket.
Type of Implant Is Chosen Based On Patient Needs & Aesthetic Goals
Saline and silicone implants can be placed through incisions in the crease below the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit. The pocket can be located either behind the breast tissue (subglandular) or beneath the pectoral muscle (submuscular).
A breast augmentation is performed under local anesthesia, which means that you will not be asleep during the surgery. Cutting underneath the breast where the skin naturally folds is the most common site used.
Where The Breast Augmentation Procedure Is Performed
The Solomon Cosmetic Center, located in the Tampa Bay Area, contains a complete surgery center. Your privacy is protected and your care is top-notch and personalized. After you have been given the anesthesia, Dr. Solomon will make the incision and place the implant below the muscle. The surgery takes a little more than an hour. You need to wear a compression garment for about 2 weeks after the surgery. The specific details of your recuperation from the procedure will be influenced in large part by the size and position you choose for your breast implants. Dr. Solomon will direct you as to the best course of action for your individual case. You can expect to experience some bruising and swelling after surgery. If you do not have a physically demanding job, then you may be able to go back to work within a few days. Strenuous activities that might raise your blood pressure and heart rate should be avoided for at least two weeks or longer after the surgery. You should not attempt to lift anything heavy or raise your arms over your head for at least two weeks. Smoking is prohibited as it could cause an infection at the incision site. MASTOPEXY: BREAST LIFT
AFTERCARE AND RECOVERY FROM BREAST AUGMENTATION
TYPES OF BREAST AUGMENTATION
Another procedure to enhance the result of breast augmentation is a mastopexy, also known as a breast lift. This procedure can be performed in combination with breast augmentation to help improve small, saggy, and loose breast tissue. This often occurs in women after childbirth or in women who have lost a considerable amount of weight.
The Solomon Cosmetic Center, located in the Tampa Bay Area, contains a complete surgery center. Your privacy is protected and your care is top-notch and personalized. After you have been given the anesthesia, Dr. Solomon will make the incision and place the implant below the muscle.
The surgery takes a little more than an hour. You need to wear a compression garment for about 2 weeks after the surgery. The specific details of your recuperation from the procedure will be influenced in large part by the size and position you choose for your breast implants.
Dr. Solomon will direct you as to the best course of action for your individual case. You can expect to experience some bruising and swelling after surgery. If you do not have a physically demanding job, then you may be able to go back to work within a few days.
Strenuous activities that might raise your blood pressure and heart rate should be avoided for at least two weeks or longer after the surgery. You should not attempt to lift anything heavy or raise your arms over your head for at least two weeks. Smoking is prohibited as it could cause an infection at the incision site.
MASTOPEXY: BREAST LIFT
FAT TRANSFER “NATURAL” BREAST AUGMENTATION
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation or Natural Breast Augmentation is a form of Breast Augmentation using a patient’s own fat to enhance their breasts, in lieu of the traditional Saline or Silicone implant. Click Here to learn more.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT SURGEON FOR BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY
In order to benefit from the latest advancements in the field of breast enhancement, it is important that patients select a qualified plastic surgeon who is committed to keeping up with the latest innovations in breast augmentation surgery. Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Solomon of Tampa, FL is renowned by his patients for his Breast Augmentation procedures.
Dr. George Solomon, whose private practice services patients in and around the Tampa Bay Area, is a well-respected and compassionate cosmetic surgeon who utilizes state-of-the-art implants and cutting-edge surgical techniques to produce beautiful and natural-looking breast augmentation results. Dr. Solomon has 20 plus years of experience.
EACH PATIENT IS UNIQUE; THEREFORE, RESULTS OF TREATMENT MAY VARY.
WHAT IS THE COST OF BREAST AUGMENTATION?
As an experienced breast augmentation Tampa surgeon, Dr. Solomon will meet with you in his office to discuss all options and pricing. *The average price of a breast augmentation procedure can vary. This does not include anesthesia fee or facility fee. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Solomon.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
Dr. George Solomon is an extensively-trained Tampa Bay Area, surgeon. He has performed hundreds of breast enhancement surgeries, helping patients achieve fuller and more proportionate breasts with the use of saline or silicone gel implants.
Dr. Solomon’s expertise is what makes him among the best to perform a breast augmentation Tampa residents can depend on. If you want beautiful and shapely breasts and live in the areas near Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Largo, or Palm Harbor, contact Solomon Cosmetic Center by calling 727-288-9988 or by filling out our contact form to schedule a consultation for you breast augmentation.
Dr. Solomon also offers virtual consultations as an alternative to the traditional in-office consultation.
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Dr. Solomon and his staff were so amazing. I got a breast augmentation 375cc high profile and he did not disappoint. The scarring and pain was very minimal and the staff and doctor were on call at all time for any questions or concerns I had. I will definitely be going back for a BBL in the next year or two!
I had a hard time making a decision on where to go to get my breast augmentation done, but after my consultation at Solomon Cosmetic Center, I felt so much better about my decision. They answered all of my questions and I am very happy with the after results as well! The healing went very well and I have been receiving compliments since I have gotten it done. Thank you so much Solomon Cosmetic Center and I will be back! 🙂
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