Breast Augmentation in Tampa, FL and Atlanta, GA
One of the most common plastic surgery procedures is breast augmentation surgery. More and more woman are having breast augmentation to increase their self-confidence and enhance their appearance. Brandon-Dzung Mang, M.D., is greatly admired by his many patients for his compassionate care and outstanding natural-looking results. He is board certified under the American Board of Plastic Surgery and assists women in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida, as well as Atlanta, Alpharetta, and the neighboring communities in Georgia achieve their desired results.
Many women seek breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, because they feel self-conscious. Although breast augmentation can boost self confidence, it cannot perfect your body or change the way people treat you. Physically healthy women with realistic goals are the ideal candidates for this surgery.
What Happens During A Breast Augmentation Procedure?
The breast augmentation procedure can take one to three hours depending on the technique performed. Dr. Mang does both silicone and saline implants. The technique performed is dependent on whichever one will produce the most natural looking results. Incisions may be placed inframammary (at the base of the breast), periareolar (around the nipple), transaxillary (under the arm pit), or transumbilical (TUBA) (above the belly button). Placement will depend on your desired look. Whether or not you have had previous breast surgeries, and the amount of breast tissue you have.
There are many technical factors to consider when planning your boob job including: size, shape, incision placement, implant type and location. Your surgeon will review what is best for you. Other issues to discuss may include pregnancy, breast feeding, mammograms, and breast cancer.
What Are My Implant Options?
During your consultation, you and Dr. Mang will address which kind of breast implant you would like to replace your current implants with. Some options are:
- Saline – Saline implants are filled with sterilized salt water.
- Silicone – Silicone implants are filled with a soft gel and are available in an assortment of shapes.
Cohesive silicone implants “gummy bear” – Gummy bear implants are filled with a cohesive, firmer gel, which makes them a bit thicker than traditional silicone implants.
Implants can be placed subglandular (in front of the pectoral muscle) or submuscular (in back of the pectoral muscle).
What is the Cost of a Breast Augmentation?
Dr. Mang is conscious of his patients’ budgets and keeps his prices competitive. Plastic surgery procedures can range depending on the needs and goals of each patient, therefore it is important to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mang to discuss pricing. At Mang Plastic Surgery, we believe that a cosmetic procedure is an investment in your self-confidence, which will be beneficial for years to come. Sometimes that may be costly, and that is why we offer financing through CareCredit®.
How Can I Prepare for Breast Augmentation Surgery?
The preparation for your surgery starts during your consultation. Your needs and desires are unique and the consultation is a time for us to get on the same page as well as discuss your expectations and answer any questions you have about your surgery. In the consultation we will ask about your medical history and require a list of medications you are currently taking.
Breast Implant Removal
Breast implants are not permanent. Once an implant is placed it will require some attention, as your body is always changing. There are some common occurrences that can impact how breast implants look and feel in your body; there are also health considerations that should be understood. Some reasons for breast implant removal include:
Capsular contracture: this is a complication that can develop when scar tissue forms around a breast implant, contracting it until it becomes misshapen and hard. This can result in pain, stiffness of the breast, or a misshapen appearance.
Leak in the breast implant: this is a complication when the filler material leaks from the breast implant often due to a valve leak or a tear or cut in the implant shell.
Infection: this is a complication that typically occurs during the implant surgery where wounds are contaminated.
Implant displacement or malposition: this is a complication when the implant has moved and is not in the correct position in the breast.
Even if you have not experienced these adverse side effects, it is important to remove your implants every 10 to 20 years to avoid failure of these devices. Not only will this maintenance keep you healthy, it will keep your implants looking natural and beautiful.
Review With Dr. Mang
- Stop smoking. It is important to discontinue the use of cigarettes and other nicotine products as they constrict blood vessels and slow the healing and recovery process.
- Avoid alcohol. This is not long term, but alcohol use should be discontinued for at least two weeks before surgery and two weeks after surgery.
- Vitamins and other OTC drugs. Discontinue the use of these for at least two weeks before surgery.
- Pain medication. Dr. Mang may prescribe you pain medication to alleviate any discomfort. It is important to fill these prior to surgery and bring them to the procedure.
- Drink water. Water is a very helpful tool both before and after surgery. It is important to drink plenty of water before surgery and after. Water helps flush out toxins.
- Aspirin and Ibuprofen. Discontinue the use of both of these for at least two weeks before and after surgery. These products thin your blood and can interfere with your body’s ability to heal.
- Getting home. After surgery driving is prohibited. Arrange for transportation home.
What To Expect After Breast Implant Surgery
Work: Most patients with office jobs are back to work within one week of surgery depending on how they are feeling. If a high level of activity is required for your job, talk with your doctor about a time frame that will be appropriate for you to return to work.
Swelling and Bruising: Your breasts may be bruised, swollen and uncomfortable for about one to two days. The first menstruation after surgery may cause your breasts to swell and hurt. This is normal and to be expected. Your nipples may have a burning sensation, but this will go away as bruising fades. Stitches will come out between a week and 10 days. Swelling may linger for as long as five weeks.
Showering: You may shower on the second or third day following surgery.
Discomfort: Discomfort is moderate. Pain medication will be prescribed by your surgeon, however, if you begin to have severe pains, contact your surgeon immediately.
Recovery: Within a few days after surgery, you should be up and walking around. After a few days, bandages will be removed. You may be given a surgical bra that you should wear as directed by your surgeon. Approximately one week after surgery, sutures will be removed. For the next two or three weeks your breasts may be very sensitive to physical contact. Vigorous exercise as well as your normal activity can be resumed after several weeks. Routine mammograms should be continued after surgery. Let your technician know of your surgery to assure that you will receive a reliable reading.
Results: Each patient heals and scars differently. It is vital to keep in mind that the results of this procedure vary from patient to patient. However, most patients will enjoy their final results within one to three months.
Breast augmentation surgery can help correct a loss of volume in the breasts through the use of breast implants. Breast augmentation surgery at Mang Plastic Surgery is performed by Dr. Brandon Mang, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida, as well as Atlanta, Alpharetta, and the neighboring communities in Georgia. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mang today.