There are many things to think about when trying to determine whether or not a breast augmentation is the right choice for you. One of the key factors to remember is that when it comes to the quality of skills and expertise of your surgeon, you often get what you pay for, so don’t let cost get in the way of making your decision. If the breast augmentation price range in the Tampa area is preventing you from having the procedure, consider these other factors before you make up your mind.
What Does a Breast Augmentation Entail?
The right surgeon should try to make sure your breast augmentation is as affordable as possible.
A breast augmentation may help restore any volume that may have been lost after pregnancy and breastfeeding. In addition to new mothers, other women who have sagging breasts due to genetic factors or weight loss may also benefit from a breast augmentation to increase or restore fullness. During this procedure, which typically takes about an hour to complete, either a saline or silicone implant will be inserted either over or under the chest muscle to increase the size and/or correct the symmetry of the breasts.
Going Over Your Breast Augmentation Options
No breast augmentation will be a one-size-fits-all situation. In order to make sure that you find the correct size and shape, Dr. Castellano will help you choose the right breast implants for your body type based on your cosmetic goals and measurements. He will show you examples of both silicone and saline implants so that you may fully see, feel and understand the differences between them. The more information you have, the easier it will be to make the best choice for you.
Do You Want a Breast Augmentation With a Lift?
When deciding to have a breast augmentation with implants, it is usually recommended to also have a breast lift procedure done at the same time. This is because adding implants or removing fat and/or tissue from the breasts will not improve any sagging issues or placement of the breasts. Including a breast lift along with your breast augmentation is the best way for your breasts to look “perky” again.
How to Choose the Right Breast Implant
Before your breast augmentation, you will choose between saline and silicone implants. Saline breast implants have a silicone shell, but are filled with saline liquid. Dr. Castellano is able to use smaller incisions during surgery because the saline implant will be filled after insertion.
A silicone breast implant has a silicone shell like a saline implant, but is filled with silicone gel instead of a liquid. This gives the implant a more natural look and feel, making it a popular type of breast implant for most body types.
What Size of Breast Implant Should I Get?
The right size of breast implants for your body type is very important to achieving your desired result. You may already have some sort of idea in your head for how large you would like your breast implants to be, but you will also need to take your body type and frame into consideration when choosing sizes.
Unlike bra cup sizes, breast implants are measured by volume in cubic centimeters, typically referred to as cc’s. You will want to be sure that your implants are neither too small or too large for your physical frame. Dr. Castellano will assess your measurements to make recommendations on the size or sizes of breast implants that are within proportion to your body.
If you find that the breast augmentation price range in Tampa is a bit daunting, let your surgeon know in case they may be able to assist and/or work with you to get you closer to your cosmetic goals.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano is a native Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Castellano focuses on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
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