Many women consider their breasts too small for their figure, whether due to genetics or volume changes with age, pregnancy, or weight changes. The best long-term solution for enhancing your chest’s size is breast augmentation in St. Petersburg. After the operation, you could feel substantially more confident in your appearance, which could result in numerous additional psychological improvements.

If you decide to undergo a breast augmentation operation, you will need to make a few decisions about the surgical techniques and your own cosmetic goals in order to achieve optimal results with minimal complications. Get in touch with our staff to schedule an assessment to discuss the best course of action for your breast surgery and your ideal enhancements in detail with talented plastic surgeon Dr. Percy Lo.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammaplasty, is one of the most popular surgical procedures for body enhancement. With a breast augmentation procedure in St. Petersburg, Dr. Lo can expand the size of your breasts to your exact specifications or improve their shape. Dr. Lo received his training in breast augmentation surgery from world-renowned plastic surgery experts at top-notch plastic surgery hospitals and performs all procedures himself.

If you feel that your breasts are uneven or that one needs to catch up to the other, breast augmentation is the perfect way to make your chest more symmetrical. Additionally, breast augmentation surgery is popular among women who recently gave birth and who are aging, both of whom experience breast sagging and deflation.

Implants or Fat Transfer for Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery in St. Petersburg has two routine approaches for increasing breast volume: Implants or fat grafting. While both techniques enhance the chest, they each offer unique results when it comes to the look and feel of the breasts after surgery.

Breast implants are better suited for a more dramatic increase in breast size and shape. Volume enhancements can be done with either silicone or saline implants of different shapes and sizes. Breast implants allow patients to increase their breast size by far more than the one to two bra cup sizes when compared to what is possible with fat transfers. In addition, implants are the best choice for more substantial increases in breast projection from the chest. Modern silicone implants, often called “gummy bear” implants are more cohesive or thicker and therefore do not leak if they rupture, while maintaining a soft feel.

Liposuction with fat grafting to the breast is another option for breast augmentation with results that feel more like natural breast tissue, though the enhancements are often more subtle. A fat transfer approach has the additional benefits of slimming other areas where liposuction occurs, such as the thighs or abdomen. In addition, breast augmentation with fat transfer avoids the possible risks associated with implants, such as implant infection, rupture and capsular contracture. However, there is a risk of getting palpable lumps of calcified fat or losing some fat to natural reabsorption.

What Type of Implant Should I Get for My Breast Augmentation?

If you decide to augment your breasts with implants, you will need to choose which type of implant you prefer. Different implant types allow for different textures and the procedures for getting them are slightly different. Beyond choosing your material, you and Dr. Lo decide on the size and whether to get them round or textured. The two main material choices for breast implants are: silicone and saline.


You can get silicone implants if you’re 22 or older at the time of your surgery. The outside is made of a rupture resistant silicone shell, and the inside is filled with a thick silicone gel which does not leak out as older implants did. Many women agree that they feel more natural than the saline alternative.


Women 18 or older are allowed to get breast augmentation with saline implants. Dr. Lo places the deflated implants into your chest and fills them with sterile saltwater (saline). He can adjust their size to your specifications during the surgery.

How Should I Prepare for Breast Augmentation?

The first step of any surgical process at Allure Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery is an in-depth consultation with Dr. Lo about your reasons for getting surgery, your medical history, and your expectations for the results. Once he decides that you’re a candidate for breast augmentation in St. Petersburg, he will help you pick the appropriately sized implant for an optimal result. He will also provide you with the following preoperative instructions. You must:

  • Avoid cigarettes and tobacco
  • Stop taking anti-inflammatory medicines
  • Stop taking certain vitamins and supplements
  • Arrange a ride to and from your surgery
  • Find a caretaker for the first 48 hours of recovery

Dr. Lo answers all of your questions and reviews all of the details of your upcoming surgery with you before the procedure. Following these and other instructions minimize your chances of experiencing complications and side effects from the surgery so you can truly enjoy your results.

Mental and Physical Benefits of a Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery is a popular cosmetic operation due to the immediate and significant enhancement to the breasts and therefore overall figure. After the procedure, the breasts visibly look more voluminous and perkier with enhanced size and projection. Breast augmentation patients in St. Petersburg also have improved balance and symmetry between the breasts and other proportions, such as the hips and shoulders.

In addition to the physical enhancements, breast augmentation surgery has notable psychological benefits for many patients due to boosted confidence and body image. Higher confidence often leads to better social and professional relationships and overall quality of life for individuals after breast augmentation surgery. If you are unhappy with your chest’s size, it could be more beneficial than you think to consider undergoing a breast augmentation procedure.

Schedule a Breast Augmentation Assessment in St. Petersburg

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most requested plastic surgeries due to the considerable enhancements to the breasts and a patient’s overall figure that boosts attractiveness and confidence. With either implants or fat transfer for augmentation, the procedure’s results are immediate and long lasting.

If you are dissatisfied with your breasts’ volume or size, consider the long-term cosmetic enhancements and the additional benefits of breast augmentation surgery. Schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lo to hear more about the procedure, recovery process, and expectations for the final results of your breast augmentation in St. Petersburg.