Feeling self-conscious or unhappy with any part of your body has a huge impact on what you wear, how you act, and where you go. At Allure Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery LLC, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Percy Lo, MD, can improve the size, shape, or symmetry of your breasts with expert breast augmentation surgery. To book a breast surgery consultation with Dr. Lo, call our office today.

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.

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

To augment your breasts, you’ll 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.

Silicone

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.

Saline

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.

Schedule Your Breast Augmentation Surgery in St. Petersburg

Your breasts shouldn’t make you feel unhappy, whether you were born with a smaller chest or it changed over time. Reserve your St. Petersburg breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Lo today.