Breast Enhancement Surgery In Tampa, FL
As a woman, your breasts are one of the primary features that help to balance and define your figure. They influence your feelings of femininity and your self-confidence. If you are not happy with the size, shape, or overall appearance of your breasts, it can take a toll on your emotional wellbeing and affect your body image.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stan Castor can help you achieve the look you desire with breast augmentation surgery. To learn more about this breast procedure and to receive individualized treatment recommendations, please call (813) 971-2000 to schedule a complimentary consultation. At Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, we happily serve Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas of Florida.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammaplasty or breast enhancement, can increase or restore breast size. It can also improve other aesthetic breast concerns. Typically, saline or silicone breast implants are used to create the desired results.
Breast augmentation is the most frequently performed cosmetic procedure in America year after year. Millions of women have taken advantage of this safe and effective way to achieve their aesthetic goals.
The many benefits of breast augmentation include:
- Increasing breast size and fullness
- Improving breast projection
- Restoring lost breast volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or aging
- Increasing breast firmness
- Achieving a more rounded breast shape
- Improving breast asymmetry
- Correcting mild sagging
- Helping you feel more confident in swimsuits, lingerie, and other clothing
- Potentially creating more attractive cleavage
It is important to note that while breast augmentation can improve mild breast sagging, it is not the ideal solution for more significant sagging issues. If your main goal for breast surgery is to elevate the position of your breasts and nipples, then a breast lift will likely give you the results that you desire.
Many women want to increase the size of their breasts and correct pronounced sagging at the same time. In those cases, combining breast augmentation with a breast lift is often the best approach.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
The average cost of breast augmentation at our Tampa Bay plastic surgery practice is $5,000. Keep in mind that exact surgical pricing varies by patient. That’s because it’s based on many different factors, including your unique procedural plan and the type of breast implant you choose.
We will provide a detailed pricing estimate during your consultation. Our team can also explain the additional costs that you may be able to expect, including those for medications and recovery garments.
At our practice, we work to keep breast augmentation accessible for everyone by minimizing costs. One way we do this is by performing your procedure at our state-accredited office surgical suite. You won’t have to pay expensive hospital fees or deal with the hassle of offsite surgery.
Does Insurance Cover Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is an elective cosmetic procedure and therefore not covered by insurance. Even so, there are ways to manage your surgical expenses and achieve your body goals on a budget.
Talk to our office about financing your breast augmentation. We offer several types of financing, including the Care Credit healthcare credit card with manageable monthly payments. You can also keep an eye on our plastic surgery specials for additional savings.
Breast Augmentation Candidates
Many women are ideal candidates for breast augmentation. The best way to truly learn if this procedure is right for you is to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation with Dr. Castor. During this initial visit, he will take the time to understand your concerns, goals, and lifestyle as well as your relevant medical history.
Generally speaking, you may be a great candidate for breast augmentation if you:
- Are physically healthy
- Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
- Can avoid smoking before, during, and after your surgery
- Have realistic expectations for the procedure
Your Customized Breast Augmentation Procedure
Dr. Castor understands that you are unique, and that means that you have your own goals for breast augmentation. Thankfully, breast augmentation is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. With the help of Dr. Castor, you can customize many aspects of the surgery to address your concerns and create the results that you want.
Your breast augmentation options include:
- Implant type, such as saline, silicone, or gummy bear
- Implant shape
- Implant size
- Implant texture
- Implant placement
- Incision location
Dr. Castor performs all breast augmentation procedures at our state accredited office surgical suite. This means that you will only interact with nurses and other staff members that you have already met and that you feel comfortable with.
This state-of-the-art surgical suite lowers your breast augmentation cost by eliminating exorbitant hospital fees. Additionally, you can rest assured that this space is sterilized beyond what the health department requires.
Is Breast Augmentation Safe?
Breast augmentation is a safe procedure that has helped millions of women achieve a fuller and more confident breast appearance. In fact, it’s the most frequently performed cosmetic procedure in America. As someone considering breast augmentation, you can result assured that it has a long and successful track record.
The implants used for this procedure are among the most extensively studied medical devices available today. Two types of implants are FDA-approved to increase breast size: saline-filled implants and silicone-filled implants. We offer both options at our Tampa Bay practice.
Are There Risks to Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Breast enhancement, like all surgeries, carries certain risks. These risks are relatively rare and include capsular contracture, implant rupture, and infection.
The skill of your provider plays a big role when it comes to minimizing risks. Visiting a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Stan Castor is the best way to ensure a positive experience. You can also set yourself up for success by following all pre- and post-surgical instructions that you receive.
How to Prepare for Your Breast Augmentation Surgery
Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center provides all breast augmentation patients with detailed preoperative instructions. It’s important to follow these instructions in the weeks and days leading up to surgery. Doing so will help you prepare for breast augmentation, ensuring a safe, smooth, and positive experience.
You may be asked to:
- Start or stop taking certain medications
- Get a blood test
- Stop smoking as it interferes with the healing process
- Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs that can increase bleeding
Before surgery, you can also take steps to help make your recovery a breeze. That may mean pre-filling prescriptions, shopping for groceries, and taking time off work. Dr. Castor will give you additional advice on preparing for breast augmentation during your consultation.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
You are likely wondering what the recovery period will be like after breast augmentation. After all, you may have commitments that you can’t afford to put on hold for an extended period of time. You’ll be pleased to hear that the typical breast augmentation patient is back to work in 3-4 days, back to light exercise in 10 days, and back to full activity in one month.
The most important part of breast augmentation recovery is following Dr. Castor’s post-operative instructions. Doing so will ensure that your recovery progresses smoothly and that you achieve the best possible breast augmentation results. Dr. Castor will discuss the recovery period with you in detail during your consultation.
Schedule Your Complimentary Tampa Bay Breast Augmentation Consultation
As the proud recipient of Top Doctor awards, Dr. Castor is looking forward to helping you feel beautiful and confident through breast augmentation. Call (813) 971-2000 today to schedule your private and complimentary consultation. Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center welcomes patients from Tampa Bay and nearby areas of Florida.