At Solomon Cosmetic Center, located ideally for those living in and around Tampa, St. Petersburg, or Clearwater, breast augmentation is one of the most frequently requested procedures. Breast augmentation is intended to create larger and more shapely breasts. Breast enlargement not only can help enhance appearance and improve self-esteem, but it can also make clothes shopping more enjoyable. One of Dr. Solomon’s patients told him that she was finally able to go buy a decent bathing suit that actually fit!
There is no ideal breast size or “one size fits all” solution to breast enlargement because every woman’s body is different. Breast augmentation surgery starts at $3,499.00 and can vary depending on each woman’s body frame along with desired end results. Dr. Solomon will listen to your requests and work closely with you to help determine the size, shape, and type of implant, saline or silicone, that is right for you.
Mastopexy: Breast Lift
Another procedure to help to enhance the result of breast augmentation is a Mastopexy, breast lift. This procedure can be performed in combination with breast augmentation and is performed 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.
Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants
Saline and silicone are the two most common materials used for the implants in a 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 out 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.
About the Procedure
A breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia, which means that you will be asleep during the surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Solomon will discuss the various options for where the incision will be made, including around the nipple, in the crease under your breast, or underneath your arm. Cutting underneath the breast is most the most common site used where the skin naturally folds. Dr. Solomon has a complete surgery center within Solomon Cosmetic Center centrally located in the Tampa Bay Area. This is where your breast augmentation cosmetic surgery will be performed. After you have been given the anesthesia, he will make the incision and place the implant below the muscle. The surgery takes a little more than an hour. You will need to wear a compression garment for about 2 weeks after the surgery.
Aftercare and Recovery
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, and you should not raise your arms over your head for at least 2 weeks. Smoking is absolutely prohibited as it could cause an infection at the incision site.
If you are looking for more beautiful, shapely breasts and live in the Tampa Bay area, St. Petersburg or Clearwater, Solomon Cosmetic Center is ideally located in Palm Harbor. Call and schedule a free consultation about breast augmentation with Dr. George Solomon.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment may vary.