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Breast Implants in Tampa: 5 Must-Know Facts


Breast implants in Tampa
Body-Contouring are important because they may improve the quality of life for many women, especially for women that have undergone a mastectomy after cancer or a trauma and that are in need of breast reconstruction reconstruction. Breast implants also play an important role for patients that desire to correct developmental effects or previous surgeries. A large portion of women desire breast implants for strictly aesthetic goals when “bigger is better” and “perky breasts” are associated with youth.

Regardless of whether the breast augmentation is viewed as a cosmetic surgery or a reconstructive one, “having a boob job done” requires a highly regarded and specially trained plastic surgeon in Tampa to make sure the complications are kept at minimum and the end result looks well.

In order to allow women make an informed consumer and medical decision about breast plastic surgery, we offer these 5 must-know implant facts about breast augmentation in Tampa:

1) Breast implants are not lifetime devices:

According to FDA the longer a woman has breast implants the more chances that she may develop medical and cosmetic complications. The life of breast implants varies according to the individual and all women will face additional surgeries. While a few women have kept their original breast implants for 20-30 years that is not a common experience.

2) You must do your breast implant research:

All approved implants come with a Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data aka “SSED”. Each breast implant comes with a list of characteristics and says what types of fillers are used to give it its volume and shape whether it’s silicone gel or a saline solution which is seen as a relatively safer implant. Each implant should come with information about the indications of use, risks, warnings, precautions, the FDA approval as well as a list of frequency of complications found in a particular manufactured implant. The FDA advises women to ask ahead of time for the latest product review before making a decision.

3) Communicate with your plastic surgeon:

A breast plastic surgeon must evaluate all parameters of the implant such as shape, size, surface texture and placement of the implant and the type of incision for each woman. You should provide any information about previous surgeries with any complications that have accrued such as excessive scarring in order to help your surgeon decide on the best possible approach to your surgery. Additionally you should communicate your desires, fears and concerns to your surgeon well before the day of the surgery and not wait until you are in the operating room.

4) Learn about long-term risks:

Breast implants are DFA approved as generally safe, but it doesn’t mean they are risk free. Please consult your surgeon about risks associated with breast implant surgery.

5) Implants require maintenance:

Maintenance and monitoring of breast implants is crucial: according to the FDA women who had breast augmentation surgery should:

  • promptly report any unusual signs or symptoms to their health care providers, and report any serious side effects to MedWatch, FDA’s safety information and adverse event reporting program.
  • have MRI screenings when carrying silicone implants to detect silent ruptures three years after their surgery and every two years after that, which may not be covered by your medical health insurance provider
  • continue to perform self-examinations and get mammograms to look for early signs of cancer. Just because you have implants doesn’t mean you can ignore other breast health recommendations.

How to get started?

Please schedule your complimentary breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Azharian by calling: 813-563-2220