There are several types of breast augmentation surgery. In order to make the best and most informed surgical decisions, it’s important to consult with an experienced and trusted surgeon. In the Tampa, Florida, area, many women turn to 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. Widely known and respected for his extensive experience, Dr. Greenwald has been performing breast augmentation and other cosmetic surgery procedures for decades. He takes appointments at Bayshore Plastic Surgery, the practice he founded in Tampa, FL, in 1998.

Breast augmentation surgery usually involves the placement of implants. These medical devices are surgically placed inside a woman’s breasts to enhance both shape and fullness. Because each patient is unique in terms of anatomy and preferences, a procedure must be highly individualized. For instance, there are two main types of implants used for breast augmentation – silicone and saline. In addition, each type of implant can vary widely in terms of its size, shape, and placement.

Another variation in breast augmentation surgery is the incision pattern. Most often, Dr. Greenwald recommends the placement of cohesive silicone gel implants using the inframammary approach, in which an incision is concealed in the inframammary crease at the base of the breast. For women who would like to address a moderate to significant degree of breast sagging, other options include:

  • Peri-areolar (“donut”) incision – An incision is made around the border of the areola.
  • Vertical incision – An incision follows the border of the areola, then continues down to the inframammary crease.
  • Anchor (“inverted T”) incision – One incision surrounds the areola and continues down to the inframammary crease. A second incision is made in the crease itself.

To determine whether a woman is a candidate for a breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Greenwald can review her medical history, anatomy, and aesthetic goals. If he believes her desired result can be achieved through breast augmentation surgery, he can recommend an appropriate technique and help her make educated decisions regarding the type, size, and profile of her breast implants.

To learn more about the different types of breast augmentation surgery, women in the Tampa, FL, area can call Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199 to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Greenwald.