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Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that enhances the breast shape and size. Dr. Samuel M. Sohn is a leading breast augmentation specialist in Tampa Bay, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, FL, and is committed to delivering beautiful results that exceed expectations. Whether you’re looking for natural-looking enhancement or a dramatic aesthetic, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sohn is highly trained and extensively experienced in all types of breast surgeries.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

The decision to undergo breast implant surgery is a deeply personal decision and for many women, a very empowering one. Dr. Sohn understands that every patient has unique reasons for seeking breast enlargement. Benefits include:

  • Restore breast volume lost due to pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Enhance breast size and improve breast contours and projection
  • Balance the figure for a more proportionate silhouette
  • Reduce breast asymmetry
  • Rejuvenate breasts that appear deflated due to weight loss or aging
  • Improve self-confidence and self-esteem

Types of Breast Implants

Dr. Sohn offers saline and silicone breast implants. Both types of breast implants can look similar once placed in the breast pocket. What makes one breast implant option more appealing can vary from patient to patient. During your consultation, Dr. Sohn will go over your options and help you determine which type of implant is best for you.

Benefits of Saline Breast Implants

  • Saline (saltwater) solution is harmlessly absorbed by the body in the rare event of a rupture or leak
  • Saline implants can be inserted through a smaller incision since they are filled after being placed in the breast pocket
  • Saline implants can be less expensive, depending on the surgical plan

Benefits of Silicone Breast Implants

  • Silicone gel implants or gummy bear implants provide the most natural-feeling and looking results
  • Silicone implants are less prone to rippling under the skin
  • Silicone implants afford more flexibility in placement and can go above or below the pectoral muscle

Breast Implant Size Options

There are numerous choices when it comes to breast implant size, and choosing the size you desire is a fun and important part of the breast augmentation process. You’ll have the opportunity to try on implant sizers during your consultation as this is the most accurate way to choose the volume that will achieve your goals.

Breast Augmentation Incision Options

There are various incisions that can be used during breast augmentation procedures. Dr. Sohn will review your options during your consultation. He is experienced in all breast augmentation incisions, including the most commonly requested periareolar incision which runs under the areola, and the inframammary incision which runs under the breast fold.

Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

During your initial consultation with Dr. Sohn, you’ll get to discuss your goals for plastic surgery and voice any concerns you may have. Breast augmentation patients receive a physical evaluation of their natural breast tissue that will help Dr. Sohn discuss the options best suited to their anatomy. It’s important to Dr. Sohn that you feel comfortable during your consultation, and he encourages you to be candid regarding your concerns and aesthetic preferences.

There are many choices involved in breast augmentation, and Dr. Sohn will ensure you fully understand your options before customizing a treatment plan designed to meet your individual goals.

The Breast Augmentation Procedure

Breast augmentation is typically an outpatient procedure performed in an operating room under general anesthesia. Depending on the implant placement—such as submuscular or subglandular placement—as well as other factors, breast augmentation takes approximately 1-3 hours. Most patients return home several hours after surgery and come back one week later for their postoperative follow-up.

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Sohn is dedicated to delivering exceptional breast augmentation results tailored to meet your unique expectations. He works closely with each patient to understand your vision for breast enhancement and deliver beautiful and natural-looking results.

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It’s been two years since I’ve had my breast implants. Super ecstatic about how they look even to this day. Surgery and recovery went great. Would highly recommend Dr Sohn.
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Breast Augmentation Recovery

During the recovery process, tenderness, bruising, and swelling is common, and Dr. Sohn will help you manage any discomfort with prescriptions for pain medication. It’s important to relax at home with minimal physical activity for 1-2 weeks before engaging in your normal activities or returning to work. It’s important to avoid lifting anything over five lbs. for at least two weeks and any strenuous exercise for a minimum of one month. While you’ll be able to see visible enhancement immediately following surgery, your final result may not be apparent for up to one year as swelling this long to fully subside.

Planning Your Breast Augmentation Procedure

Average Procedure Time:
2 hours

Average Recovery Time:
1 – 2 weeks

1 week

Post-Op Consultation:
3 months

Why Choose Samuel Sohn for Breast Augmentation?

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Samuel Sohn, MD

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Samuel M. Sohn is a leading breast augmentation specialist in Tampa Bay, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, FL, and is committed to delivering beautiful results that exceed expectations.

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FAQs About Breast Augmentation

Good candidates for breast augmentation are typically those who are in good general health and do not smoke. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate is to schedule a consultation.

When performed by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, breast augmentation should not affect your ability to Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source The impact of cosmetic breast implants on breastfeeding: a systematic review and meta-analysis Schiff, M, et al Go to Source breastfeed . If you plan to breastfeed in the future, it’s important to inform Dr. Sohn so he can minimize damage to your mammary glands.

Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) ASPS Go to Source BIA-ALCL is a rare type of cancer that has been linked to textured breast implants and develops in roughly Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) – Letter to Health Care Providers FDA Go to Source 1 in 30,000 cases.

Breast augmentation can vary in cost based on each patient’s unique goals. Factors that affect your final cost will include Dr. Sohn’s fee, the anesthesiology, and the fee for the operating facility. Dr. Sohn will discuss all fees during your consultation and review the financing options available to you.

Breast augmentation surgery is considered safe when performed by an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon. Like any surgical procedure, however, breast augmentation does have some risk of complications that include anesthesia risks, bleeding, Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source What are the risks of breast augmentation? American Society of Plastic Surgeons Go to Source capsular contracture (formation of hard scar tissue), infection, implant rupture, and changes in breast sensation.

Yes, however, the incisions are placed in the areas with a natural fold or along the areola to camouflage any visible scarring. Dr. Sohn also offers an advanced post-surgical scar protocol to help reduce the appearance of surgical scarring.

Many patients choose to combine other cosmetic surgery procedures with breast augmentation, including breast lifts, breast implants augmented with liposuction and fat transfer, or more comprehensive body contouring procedures such as mommy makeovers.

Yes, this reconstructive surgery called breast reconstruction is designed to rebuild the breasts with implants following breast cancer.

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Schedule A Consultation For Breast Augmentation

If you’d like to learn more about your options for breast augmentation in Tampa Bay, FL please contact us to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Sohn.

1Schiff, M, et al. The impact of cosmetic breast implants on breastfeeding: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Breastfeeding Journal 2014; 9: 17.10.1186/1746-4358-9-17

2ASPS. Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Available: ​​https://www.plasticsurgery.org/patient-safety/breast-implant-safety/bia-alcl-summary. Accessed November 3, 2021.

3FDA. Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) – Letter to Health Care Providers. Accessed November 3, 2021.

4American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What are the risks of breast augmentation? Available at: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/patient-safety/breast-implant-safety/bia-alcl-summary Accessed November 14, 2019.

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