Breast implants are medical devices that can be surgically placed inside a woman’s breasts to add fullness or enhance the breasts’ physical form. While the ultimate goals of any type of breast augmentation surgery are generally similar, no two patients or procedures are exactly the same. For instance, there are several different types of breast implants, as well as numerous options regarding their size, shape, and placement. To make the most informed decisions, a prospective patient is advised to consult with an experienced and trusted surgeon like Dr. Daniel Greenwald, a gifted plastic surgeon who is Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Greenwald is available for patient consultations at Bayshore Plastic Surgery, the clinic he founded in Tampa, FL, in 1998.
Before recommending breast implants for a patient, Dr. Greenwald will thoroughly review her aesthetic goals and desired outcome. If he believes the anticipated results can be achieved through surgery, Dr. Greenwald can recommend an appropriate procedure and provide detailed information on several important aspects of the process. He will also consider key factors that are unique to the patient, such as her:
- Existing breast tissue
- Body type
- Body size
Dr. Greenwald can then help the patient make educated decisions regarding the type, size, and profile of her breast implants.
If a patient decides to proceed with surgery, she and Dr. Greenwald will then need to decide on the optimal surgical approach for her. Dr. Greenwald can surgically place breast implants using any of several different techniques. Most often, Dr. Greenwald recommends the inframammary approach, in which an incision is made in the inframammary crease at the base of the breast.
As with any type of surgery, a procedure to place breast implants has some associated risks. For instance, while rare, complications like bleeding, infection, scarring, and capsular contracture can occur. Dr. Greenwald can fully explain the risks of a procedure, as well as advise a patient on how to minimize those risks by caring for her breasts properly afterward, using prescribed medications, adhering to a follow-up schedule, and contacting him promptly to discuss any concerns.
Patients in the Tampa, Florida, area who are interested in learning more about breast implants can call Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199.