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Breast Augmentation

With a focus on safety and aesthetic outcomes, Dr. Brown continues to provide patients with stunning breast augmentation results. While this procedure remains widespread worldwide, choosing a surgeon with the right experience and method is important. Breast augmentation can be a powerful way to enhance your body and boost confidence in your appearance.

At Tampa Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, Dr. Brown takes time to listen to and connect with you. It is this fundamental process that allows him and you to crystallize and achieve your aesthetic goals. Dr. Brown’s specialized breast augmentation procedure is no exception. Call us today to learn more about our cosmetic procedures and get started on your personalized plan.

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What is Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Brown focuses on safety and success, both now and in the future. He does this by determining the best-sized implant that will achieve your desired outcome. Breast augmentation is designed to help you achieve a look that perfectly suits your natural beauty. While enhancing size is a common reason for breast augmentation, it can also provide several other benefits. These include:

  • Correcting breast asymmetry
  • Achieve more upper pole fullness
  • Have more nipple elevation
  • Improve the overall roundness of your breasts

Whatever your goals might be, Dr. Brown will work closely with you to help you fully achieve them.

Types of Breast Implants

Part of a successful breast augmentation is matching you with the right type of implant. During your consultation, Dr. Brown will help you decide which implant will help you best achieve your goals. Below are some of the implant types that we offer at our practice.


Shaped or “anatomic” implants have been increasing in popularity across the country. Anatomic implants increase the overall volume of your breasts while minimizing a round appearance in the upper pole of them. They are firmer than most round implants. Anatomic implants hold their shape and maintain a very smooth, natural slope to the upper part of the breast. Some women wish to avoid too much fullness in the upper portion of their breasts. Again, this is why breast implants are such a personal decision.


Dr. Brown believes that in most patients, silicone gel implants look and feel more natural than saline implants. Yet, saline implants also have an excellent safety profile and can still achieve beautiful results in select patients. During your cosmetic surgery consultation, Dr. Brown will go over your breast implant options in detail. You will not be rushed or hurried into a decision during this process. Our goal is to help you understand the benefits of augmenting your breasts. We are here to answer all your questions and allow you all the time you need to make the decision that is right for you.


Gummy bear implants compose of malleable silicone gel. What’s great is that this gel resists ruptures and leaks. This implant maintains its shape with a natural look and feel.


These implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. Which your plastic surgeon will fill them upon insertion. Saline implants are a flexible option. They allow patients to have more freedom to choose their desired breast volume.


 Transferring fat from one area of your body to your breasts can be a safe and effective way of increasing the volume of the breast while avoiding the use of a breast implant. We implement cutting edge techniques with fat grafting in order to maximize safety while achieving beautiful and natural appearing results.  First, areas of the body will be assessed to determine whether or not the patient is a candidate for fat transfer breast enhancement. Depending on the volume of fat necessary, several areas may be selected for fat removal. During the procedure, fat is removed from other areas of the body by way of liposuction. The fat is then processed in a closed, sterile system to ensure that the fat cells are never exposed to air, which increases their quality and likelihood of “take” after injection. Dr. Brown implements the latest technology in processing this fat, and selects only the best fat for injection. The purified fat is then injected into the breasts through tiny, well-hidden incisions. Small portions of fat are injected with each pass of the injection cannula, to ensure even placement and a proportionate increase in volume.


Typically, the fat is removed from unwanted areas. These areas may be the abdomen, inner thighs, outer thighs, flank region, upper arms, or back. Liposuction performed in these areas will typically improve their respective contours as well, which creates an overall improvement in the shape and contour of the body.


Breast Augmentation - patient before and after picture front view

What To Expect With A Breast Augmentation

The first step toward your breast augmentation is to start with a consultation with Dr. Brown. Your initial visit will include a thorough history and physical exam to obtain critical breast measurements. Our goal is to determine the perfect size and style of implants for you. As you progress along with your personalized plan, we will always provide you with complete information on each step. If you have any questions at any point, do not hesitate to ask and we will provide any answers or assistance.

Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia, IV sedation, or local anesthesia. The procedure typically lasts about 1-2 hours. However, this can vary if you are combining it with other procedures, such as a breast lift. After your surgery, you will be able to return home the same day. However, you will need someone to drive you.

Which Incision is Best for Breast Augmentation?

Currently, three (3) types of incisions are used during breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Brown will discuss this with you during your cosmetic surgery consultation. Helping you choose which incision is best suited for your results.


The first type of incision is the Periareolar incision. In the simplest of terms, this means the incision is made around your areola or nipple. Dr. Brown makes this incision where your darker nipple skin meets the lighter skin of your breast. It allows for a less perceptible scar after you have recovered. This type of incision is a great advantage to Dr. Brown, enabling him to place your breast implant more precisely.


The second type of incision is called the Inframammary incision. Dr. Brown makes this incision under the natural fold or crease of your breast. The natural fold is where your lower breast meets the wall of your chest. It is natural for breasts to descend a bit, and the scar is not visible. If you have considerably small breasts, Dr. Brown may advise you to consider another incision option. If you have little to zero natural creases in your breast fold, it would be more challenging to place an implant correctly.


The third type of incision is the Transaxillary incision. Dr. Brown uses this technique when he puts the incision in your armpit. It is the third most popular incision site for breast implants. The key benefit of this incision is the advantage of leaving no scars on your breasts. Generally, nobody would associate scarring in your armpit with breast augmentation surgery. One of the drawbacks of this incision is if you need additional corrective surgery down the road. Examples of this include capsulectomy and bottoming out of the implant. If any of these were to happen, the incision would be too difficult to do again through your armpit.

Body Image and Breast Augmentation Surgery - before and after picture patient 01 3/4th left side view
Body Image and Breast Augmentation Surgery - before and after picture patient 02 left side view

Body Image and Breast Augmentation Surgery

Many women choose to augment their breasts surgically. So they can feel more feminine in and out of their clothing. It’s an extremely personal decision that involves both physical and psychologically beneficial results. By far, breast augmentation surgery is the most popular cosmetic surgery women choose. For most women, this positive physical enhancement improves their body image and self-esteem, too. Many young women have breasts that never fully develop. In medical terms, this is called macromastia. Mainly, in this case, you have a flat chest with two (2) nipples. It’s incredibly distressing to women suffering from it as it hurts their body image opinion.

Dr. Brown also consults with patients who have asymmetrical breasts. In other words, the woman’s breasts do not match. Asymmetry can be in size or shape, or both, and it causes a lot of embarrassment for women who suffer from it. Dr. Brown understands the importance of body image as it relates to breast surgery. He knows that when you look in the mirror, you want to say to yourself: “Now that is how I am supposed to look.”

Patient 15 3/4th Right Side View Breast Augmentation Tampa Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery
Patient 13 Left Side View Breast Augmentation Tampa Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery

Is Breast Augmentation Right for Me?

If you want to enhance the size of your breasts or correct asymmetry, breast augmentation could be for you. If you want to focus more on changing the shape or elevation of your breast, we might recommend a breast lift. In every case, the first step is your consultation. During this personal meeting with Dr. Brown, you can learn about our available procedures and decide what will best suit your goals.

The ideal candidate for breast augmentation will:

  • Be in overall good health
  • Be non-smoking before
  • Have healthy and realistic expectations


If this is your only surgery, you will likely go home the same day of the surgery. Every patient will recover at a different rate, depending on factors such as health and age. However, there is a general outline you can expect for a breast augmentation recovery period.

We encourage walking around on the day of surgery but no exercise for two weeks. Most patients will take these two weeks off from work as well. After two weeks, you can begin resuming light activity. However, you must wait about six weeks before returning to more strenuous activity or exercise.

Expect swelling that can take a few months to resolve completely. Once it has fully gone down, you can see your final results. The implants may seem “high” for several months. They will take some time to settle down into their final position.

Patience is essential during this process, so Dr. Brown sees his patients regularly in the postoperative period. He will offer reassurance and makes sure his patients are progressing as expected. We welcome any questions you may have during your recovery, and we will gladly help with any concerns.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Take the first step today toward achieving your goals with a breast augmentation. Schedule your consultation to get started on developing your personalized treatment plan. At Tampa Plastic Surgery, our primary goal is to have you looking your best. That is why we work closely with you are every step in your treatment process, ensuring you receive fully-tailored care and attention. Call us today to learn more about our full range of cosmetic procedures and how we can help you reach your ideal look.


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