Each year, more than 300,000 women undergo breast augmentation surgery, making it one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the U.S. While breast augmentation is one of the most common procedures, it does not mean that a surgeon should approach it as routine. “Although I’ve performed this procedure countless times, each breast augmentation at my Tampa Bay office is one-of-a-kind, as each patient has unique physical characteristics, goals and preferences.”
A good plastic surgeon will start the process with a thorough consultation. I use this time to educate my patients and listen to their wants and needs. This is where I begin to determine which surgical techniques will safely and comfortably create the outcome the patient desires.
There are numerous options to consider before undergoing breast augmentation, including implant material, profile and placement, as wells as incision location and more. More importantly, the patient’s own anatomy dictates many details about the surgery — will the implant be placed over or under the muscle? Does asymmetry need to be addressed? Is there an abnormality or particular concern that needs to be addressed? What implant size will work with the woman’s frame and proportions?
The extremely customized nature of breast augmentation makes it doubly important to do your research when looking for a surgeon. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in the full range of breast augmentation techniques will help you get the results that you’re looking for.