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Breast Augmentation in Tampa FL


Breast augmentation is one of the most sought after plastic surgeries on the market. It is easy to become self conscious of your breasts and want a more curvy, feminine body. Luckily, Dr. Sessa–an expert in breast surgery– at Sarasota Surgical Arts offers multiple methods of breast augmentation in Tampa.


Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that enhances the size and shape of the breasts using breast implants or fat transfer.

What Are The Methods Of Breast Augmentation?

There are many surgical methods and implant options for breast augmentation in Tampa. Dr. Sessa at Sarasota Surgical Arts offers many of these methods as an option for your breast augmentation.

Saline Breast Augmentation:

For saline breast augmentation, Dr. Sessa surgically places a silicone shell and then fills it with sterilized saline. Women often perceive this augmentation option as looking and feeling less natural than real breast tissue. It is the lowest cost breast augmentation option offered at Sarasota Surgical Arts.

Silicone Breast Augmentation:

Silicone Breast Augmentation is performed similarly to saline breast augmentation, however, silicone breast implants come pre-filled and then are surgically placed according to Dr. Sessa’s recommended placement for your body and needs. Silicone breast implants are known for better mimicking the feel and look of real breasts in comparison to saline implants. Dr. Sessa offers the latest gummy bear silicone breast implants.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation:

Dr. Sessa offers the option of transferring fat from one area of the body into the breasts. This type of augmentation is when fat is harvested from one part of the body, purified, and then transferred into the breasts. A smaller percentage of patients choose a fat transfer breast augmentation. It creates a natural looking result, but is less predictable than a traditional implant breast augmentation. Fat transfer augmentation also does not allow for the dramatic results some patients are looking for with their breast augmentation in Tampa.

What Are Reasons For Breast Augmentation?

There are a multitude of reasons people seek out a breast augmentation with Dr. Sessa at Sarasota Surgical Arts. A few reasons include:

  • Wanting a more feminine figure
  • Loss of breast mass after weight loss
  • To correct change in breasts after pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Genetically smaller or disproportionate breasts
  • Loss of one or both breasts due to mastectomy
  • Inability or no desire to gain weight for a fuller chest


How Is My Breast Augmentation Performed?

Breast augmentation is one of the most customizable plastic surgeries and you will have say in every part of your procedure. From the type of implant to the incision placement, Dr. Sessa will ensure that you are informed, understand, and consent to every aspect of your surgery prior to your surgery date. You will have the option of:

  • Location of your incisions
  • Type of breast implant
  • Placement of implant over or under you muscle
  • Type of breast augmentation

Depending upon your cosmetic goals, overall health, and body type, Dr. Sessa can make recommendations on all of the above options and will assist you in making the best decisions for you.

On your surgery day, Dr. Sessa will see you for a pre-operative appointment where he may use a surgical marking pen to guide him during the procedure. You will then be placed under general anesthesia for the surgery.


There are many aspects of you and your plastic surgery goals that contribute to being a good candidate for breast augmentation in Tampa.

First, you must know what your own goals for the procedure and have realistic goals for your breast augmentation. Next, you must be in good health and a non-smoker (or be willing to quit smoking well in advance of the surgery). You must have fully developed breasts and over the age of 18 for saline implants or 22 for silicone implants. There are also some medical conditions and allergies that may disqualify you from a breast augmentation in Tampa. Dr. Sessa can assess this in a consultation and tell you whether you are healthy enough for the procedure.

Ideally, it is best if you do not become pregnant or breastfeed for a few months after undergoing a breast augmentation. While there are no health risks, it may change the shape and size of your breasts after the surgery, leading to losing your fantastic results and increase the need for future revisions.


A consultation with Dr. Sessa will begin with a discussion of your cosmetic goals and the results you would like to see from the procedure. Most patients prefer natural looking results while others are looking for a dramatic results that make their breasts their most prominent feature. Dr. Sessa will listen and work to create the breasts you desire.

After understanding your goals, Dr. Sessa may ask about your lifestyle and daily activities to get an idea of the type of implants and surgical options that will work best for you. He will recommend different breast implant types, sizes, and placement options depending upon your goals and specific needs. Dr. Sessa can also provide sample implants so you can try on different sizes and gauge how they will look after surgery. He will carefully listen to your concerns and guide you through the delicate decision-making process of choosing the best implants for you and your lifestyle.

Finally, after understanding your goals and choosing your breast implants, Dr. Sessa will review the new patient health questionnaire with you and may inquire further about your medical history to determine candidacy. He is careful to screen you for any conditions that may cause future complications with breast augmentation surgery or with your breast implants.

At the end of the consultation, Dr. Sessa will describe your personalized breast augmentation procedure and what to expect during your recovery. He will also finalize your screening for elective breast augmentation and if you are qualified for breast augmentation you will be advised on when to schedule your pre-operative appointments.


A breast augmentation surgery takes planning and preparation. During your consultation, you will be advised on your individualized plan for preparing for your breast augmentation surgery. However, in general, there are many ways you can make sure to prepare for surgery and minimize your risk of complications. A few ways to prepare for your breast augmentation are:

  • Fill any prescriptions from Dr. Sessa
  • Arrange a ride to and from your surgery
  • Prepare your home and find childcare if necessary
  • Shower the day of your surgery
  • Wear a clean top that zips or buttons
  • Stop using certain drugs or supplements on Dr. Sessa’s recommendation if directed


Dr. Sessa will explain your recovery after your breast augmentation in Tampa, FL at your consultation and after surgery. Most patients are discharged soon after surgery and many feel tired as the anesthesia wears off. Some heaviness and tightness on your chest are often described by patients just after surgery. Many patients experience bruising and swelling, but they can easily control it with the proper care.

Following your breast augmentation, Dr. Sessa advises to sleep on your back and slightly elevated to promote proper drainage. You will need to take some time off work and strenuous exercise. It is recommended you avoid lifting anything over 10-15 pounds for the first week after surgery. Avoid reaching for at least a week after the procedure. Dr. Sessa and Sarasota Surgical Arts can advise you to how long you must refrain from activities once they have a better idea of your specific surgery. If drains were placed during surgery, Dr. Sessa will advise you on how to properly care for them until removal.


Like any surgery, breast augmentation surgery carries some risk. While complications are rare, it is important to understand what the risks are and what can put you at a higher risk of complications. Dr. Sessa will assess your complication risk in your consultation and will advise you on if a breast augmentation is right for you. Choosing a board certified surgeon such as Dr. Sessa significantly lowers your complication risk.

Rippling and Capsular Contracture

While all complications are rare, the two main complications include rippling and capsular contracture. Rippling is when wrinkles or ridges on the breast implant show through the skin. There are no effective home remedies to fix rippling and saline implants are most likely to ripple. In your consultation, Dr. Sessa will ensure that you and your choice of implant have a low choice of rippling.

Capsular contracture–while most associated with breast implants–is a complication that can happen with any surgery where something is implanted in the body. It happens when too much scar tissue forms around the implant, making the breast hard and sometimes look abnormal. In some untreated cases, this can cause rupture of the breast implants. Capsular contracture along with all breast augmentation complications are rare and preventable with the proper treatment and care.


Rupture is when a breast implant leaks or ruptures inside the breast after surgery. Saline implants are more likely than silicone to rupture. In the event of saline breast implant rupture, your body will soak up the saline and the implant can be replaced. A silicone breast implant it is likely to hold it’s shape. Regardless of if you choose a saline or silicone breast implant, rupture is extremely unlikely and if it happens, Dr. Sessa will help you and fix the rupture.

We encourage you to discuss possible complications of your breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Sessa can discuss your individual risk after consulting you and your medical history.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Breast Augmentation?

Adverse side effects from breast augmentation are also rare, but can happen in unhealthy or unsuitable patients. Adverse side effects, while rare and often preventable, can include:

  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • General pain or discomfort
  • Irregular feeling

Most side effects of breast augmentation are completely preventable under proper care and Dr. Sessa will ensure you are at low risk of adverse side effects before you undergo surgery and give you a comprehensive recovery plan to prevent any side effects during recovery.


Breast augmentation in Tampa starts at $3550 for saline breast implants and $4400 for silicone implants. These prices do not include anesthesia prices. Sarasota Surgical Arts does work with Care Credit to help make your Tampa breast augmentation affordable.


When can I continue working out?

Normally, you can resume your workout routine within 10-14 days depending on Dr. Sessa’s recommendation.

When will I see the results of my Tampa breast augmentation?

You will see immediate results after your breast augmentation in Tampa. However, the final results will take about 3 months to show.

How many days of downtime will I need?

On average, you will experience 3-5 days of mild to moderate discomfort, however, Dr. Sessa recommends that you return to your normal routine a week after your surgery.

Why choose Dr. Sessa for my Tampa breast augmentation?

Alberico J. Sessa M.D. is a board certified plastic surgeon who has operated on thousands of satisfied patients. He operates out of a private surgery center, Sarasota Surgical Arts. Dr. Sessa is a master of combining scientifically proven techniques with an artistic flair that will leave you with natural, yet, dramatic results.

Dr. Sessa creates an individual plan for every patient and is often recommended for his compassionate and skillful care. Dr. Sessa will work with you to create your patient plan and often combines procedures (such as a breast augmentation and breast lift) so you get the best results. He will ensure you feel comfortable and confident with your breast augmentation plan before moving forward and the Sarasota Surgical Arts team is dedicated to giving you the best possible care.

Dr. Sessa prides himself on hundreds of five star reviews and satisfied breast augmentation patients. He is a Board Examiner for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and is an expert in breast surgery.

What Are The Next Steps?

At your breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Sessa, he will assess your eligibility for breast augmentation in Tampa after careful examination and consideration of your goals, breasts, and medical history.

If you’re ready to take the first step towards your cosmetic goals, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sessa at Sarasota Surgical Arts, call 941-313-7746 or contact us today.