Doran R. Stark, M.D.
4429 Florida National Dr., Lakeland, FL
Specializing in Safety, Satisfaction and Surgical Excellence
"America's Top Surgeons"
Doran R. Stark, M.D.
Breast Augmentation Lakeland
Refine Yourself, Revive Your LifeBreast augmentation, designed to satisfy a woman’s desire to enlarge or reshape her breasts, redefine her bust line, and help her achieve a more feminine contour, is the most commonly performed breast procedure in the United States. If you choose to undergo breast augmentation, Dr. Doran Stark will guide you through each stage of the procedure, answering all of your questions thoroughly and ensuring that you are well informed before surgery. His extensive experience in breast augmentation, paired with his substantial clientele in the Lakeland area, make him a uniquely capable surgeon. His patients are consistently pleased with his bedside manner, his aptitude for meeting their every need, and his technical expertise.
If you are interested in receiving breast augmentation, please contact our Lakeland office today.
Types of ImplantsThe two most popular types of implants used in augmentation are the saline-filled implant and the silicone gel-filled implant.
Saline-filled implants can be filled during surgery and therefore can fit through smaller incisions. These implants are also less expensive, but may feel less natural in thin patients. The implants can be adjusted in surgery for breast asymmetry more easily than gels. They last about as long as gels and may look similar. The primary disadvantage is how they may feel.
Silicone gel-filled implants feel more natural in thin patients, wrinkle and ripple less often, and pose a lower risk of downward displacement. Disadvantages of silicone gel-filled implants include their higher cost, the larger incisions required to insert the implant, and their tendency to result in slightly more capsular contractures. Generally larger augmentations are more easily done with salines because they are inflated after insertion.
What to ExpectThe augmentation procedure generally involves making a1.5 inch incision at either below the breast or under the areola through which the implant is placed above or beneath the pectoral muscles. A comprehensive consultation will give you and Dr. Stark a chance to discuss your particular desires, including the size, shape, and type of implant you prefer and your options for its placement.
As the incisions heal, scarring will occur, and you may experience soreness, fatigue, or bruising. Eventually, the scars should fade dramatically, and Dr. Stark can position the incisions so that they are as inconspicuous as possible. Within a few weeks of surgery, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled to gauge your recovery; however, full recuperation generally takes a month or longer.
CandidacySome of the more specific conditions that drive patients to seek breast augmentation include:
BenefitsMany of the women who have undergone breast augmentation feel more pleased with their appearance, and have a better body image. Recognizing that a previously disproportionate, aged, or unshapely figure can be transformed is empowering. All goals have to be looked at realistically. Augmentation alone will not lift the breasts, and some desires for a particular size and shape are not possible to achieve.
RisksAs with any medical procedure, there are some risks associated with breast surgery. Infection, significant bleeding, nipple numbness are rare but possible. Post operative asymmetries should be less, but may still exist. And remember, no implants will last forever!
Contact UsIf you are looking to explore the possibilities that breast augmentation can offer, please contact our Lakeland office to schedule a consultation today. Rest assured that Dr. Stark can provide the services you need.
Breast EnlargementBreast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman's breast for a number of reasons:
To enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small.
To correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy.
To balance a difference in breast size.
As a reconstructive technique following breast surgery.
By inserting an implant behind each breast, surgeons are able to increase a woman's bustline by one or more bra cup sizes. If you're considering breast augmentation, this will give you a basic understanding of the procedure--when it can help, how it's performed, and what results you can expect. It can't answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please ask your surgeon if there is anything you don't understand about the procedure.
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