Natural and Beautiful Breast Augmentation in Tampa, FL
When it comes to breast augmentation, personalized care is necessary for creating the best results. At the office of Brad Stephan, M.D., we provide customized breast implant surgery in Tampa, FL to help you feel confident in your curves. Breast enhancement is ideal for many patients who want to correct the aesthetic effects of body changes, such as weight loss and pregnancy, or who were always displeased with small breast size.
If you’re looking for best-quality breast augmentation, contact our Cosmetic Surgeon today to choose the perfect approach to your treatment plan.
Breast Implants with Dr. Brad Stephan – Creating your Ideal Shape
The first step in achieving your aesthetic goals is scheduling a consultation in our clinic. This provides an opportunity to pick your implants while selecting the right size, shape, and variety to meet your needs. During this appointment, Dr. Stephan can discuss expectations concerning breast projection, height, width, and overall shape. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to creating an improved bust line, which is why your meeting with our Cosmetic Surgeon and team is so vital to results and patient satisfaction. We want you to love your new figure and are here to support your success every step of the way.
Under our care, you are treated to individual attention from every member of our skilled team.
Why Choose Breast Augmentation?
The decision to pursue breast implant placement is a unique process for each patient, as everyone has their own goals and desires. Dr. Stephan sees many patients who have long been frustrated by their small breasts; they want to wear form-fitting clothing and feel feminine. Their confidence has been affected by lack of breast volume and they seek Cosmetic Surgery to provide a boost of confidence and well-being.
For other patients, it’s a matter of restoring their former shape. Aging, breastfeeding, and childbirth can each take a toll on your body in many ways.
Patients notice breast sagging, drooping, and a loss of the formerly round and uplifted breasts they once had. Augmentation with a personalized treatment plan is the best way to create a youthful shape and help patients feel more like themselves.
Breast Implant Surgery in Tampa: Treatment Options and the Surgical Procedure
You have plenty of options for meeting your aesthetic goals. Dr. Stephan helps patients carefully choose ways to achieve the breast size and volume they’re looking for. After discussions with patients, we often use Allergan Natrelle® silicone or Mentor® implants for breast augmentation. In Dr. Stephan’s opinion, these are the best implants available. They provide a natural feel and are made of a durable but soft outer shell.
Choosing Your Implant Type
The implants that Dr. Stephan uses come in a variety of cohesivities, ranging from less cohesive softer gels to highly cohesive gel implants that maintain their shape, even when manipulated in clinical tests. Base width and overall size are integral parts of implant customization, as well. We help you select the perfect implant to fit your expectations for natural and beautiful results. In addition to silicone, Dr. Stephan offers saline-filled breast implants.
What Happens During Augmentation Surgery?
Dr. Stephan places an incision in one of two areas to add your implants into the breast pocket. These are periareolar (around the nipple) and inframammary (at the breast crease). Incision placement is essential to ensure the implants are placed naturally and look like real breasts. Dr. Stephan finds these surgical approaches create the most aesthetically pleasing results and avoid unnecessary surgical and postoperative risks associated with the other types of skin incisions.
Our Cosmetic Surgeon also uses Keller funnels while placing silicone breast implants in a no-touch technique. This innovative surgical tool helps to ensure the implant does not touch the patient’s skin and reduces implant handling during the procedure, significantly improving patient safety. With the use of this funnel, implants can be placed through smaller skin incisions with less trauma to the implant, compared to traditional processes. As an additional benefit, the Keller funnel has been shown to significantly reduce the need for a secondary procedure due to capsular contracture, a condition where the tissue around the implant contracts and squeezes the implant, making it misshapen and firm.
Visit Dr. Brad Stephan for Implant Treatment in Tampa
Dr. Brad Stephan is committed to helping patients love their bodies. Our entire team is dedicated to creating beautiful physical transformations with natural-looking breast implants. If you have questions about augmentation surgery or want to schedule a consultation, contact our office today. Please also feel free to complete a secure and HIPAA-compliant virtual consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions about Cosmetic Breast Surgery
Being intimidated by operations can keep many patients from achieving the results they want. During the procedure, you will be comfortably sedated with the use of general anesthesia. With the use of the Keller funnel, small incisions can be made to place the implant, which helps promote post-procedure comfort. We also use a longer acting local anesthetic toward the end of the surgery and use certain postoperative medications to minimize discomfort.
The first few days after your procedure, you will be modestly drowsy and sleepy, requiring rest to help your body heal. During this time, patients should have at-home help from either a loved one, friend, or even a paid in-home nurse. You will be provided with medication to help manage any discomfort. After this initial period, patients gain more energy and generally feel better. While the first few days can be the most challenging, most patients sleep and relax, which makes the time pass quickly.
Dr. Stephan provides a full list of after-care instructions, including how to ease back into physical activity, how and when to wear compressions garments, and your follow-up appointment schedule. Many patients take a week off work and are comfortable returning to desk jobs after this stretch of time.
There is no singular approach to breast augmentation that works for everyone. This is why Dr. Stephan customizes treatment to your needs. The best way to make a choice is to do some additional research regarding implant types and to come to your initial appointment with plenty of questions to completely understand what you can expect.
Download the Breast Augmentation Patient Education & Surgical Consent PDF for more information.