Breast augmentation can restore volume to breasts that may have lost fullness due to aging, weight change, or pregnancy. It can also help Palm Harbor and Clearwater women who have naturally smaller breasts achieve their ideal appearance with a larger size.
Dr. Isidoros Moraitis has more than 15 years of experience performing breast augmentation procedures for Palm Harbor and Clearwater patients. His surgeries promote natural-looking enhancement, youthful fullness, and a beautiful symmetrical shape. He tailors each procedure to the individual; with extensive practice in a variety of surgical techniques, he is able to guide patients to outcomes that best accomplish their personal goals.
How Breast Augmentation Works
During a breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Moraitis uses implants to add or restore fullness. He will recommend different types and placements of implants based on the patient’s needs.
Dr. Moraitis offers both silicone and saline implants to Palm Harbor and Clearwater breast augmentation patients. Both are safe and effective, but the two options tend to have different benefits:
Silicone implants usually feel more organic and are more durable than saline implants. Dr. Moraitis also recommends this option for patients who have limited breast tissue because silicone implants tend to look more natural beneath the skin.
Saline implants may also look natural depending on their placement and the amount of breast tissue the patient has. They also require a shorter incision than silicone implants because Dr. Moraitis places them before adding volume.
Regardless of the implant type you choose, residual scars from breast augmentation surgery should soften and lighten over time with the postoperative treatment that Dr. Moraitis recommends.
Dr. Moraitis can position the implants in one of several locations. He will recommend an approach based on the frame of your body, the amount of breast tissue you have, and your desired result:
- The most common option is to place the implant below the pectoral muscle. Implants positioned here are less prone to capsular contracture, tend to stay in position more predictably, and cause less interference with mammography testing.
- Some Palm Harbor and Clearwater patients require lift as well as fullness from their breast augmentation. Placing implants behind the breast gland and above the pectoral muscle can achieve this result.
- A dual plane approach can limit the risk of an implant moving out of position and benefit patients who need a minimal amount of lift.
The Breast Augmentation Experience
During your initial visit with Dr. Moraitis, he will learn more about what you want to accomplish with breast augmentation, conduct an examination, and take a full health history. This comprehensive approach will promote the safety and effectiveness of your procedure. Dr. Moraitis will also talk with you about your options with implants and work with you to prepare a personalized treatment plan.
General anesthesia will allow you to sleep through the breast augmentation surgery. The length of your procedure will depend on the placement of your implants and if you are also having a breast lift. During the surgery, Dr. Moraitis will tailor the implant pocket in a way that will give your breasts natural-looking and attractive fullness. He will also place the implants with the Keller Funnel®—a “touchless” approach that helps minimize the chance of capsular contracture.
After surgery, you may feel heaviness, pressure from swelling, and sensitivity in your breasts and surrounding areas. You can likely take part in low-impact activities 3-4 weeks after breast augmentation and increase their intensity at about week six. Avoid heavy lifting until about 6-8 weeks after surgery.
Incisions typically leave a fine line scar that should become subtler with massage, topical ointment, and, if necessary, laser treatment. Your breasts will be noticeably larger immediately after the surgery, though it will be about 4-6 weeks before they take their final shape. At that point, you can expect a fuller, natural-looking appearance in line with your goals.
Learn more about your options with breast augmentation. Palm Harbor and Clearwater patients can contact Moraitis Plastic Surgery online or by phone at (727) 773-9796.