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Dr. John J OBrien Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
7855 38th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John O'Brien is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginal rejuvenation. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. O'Brien accepts several insurance carriers, including AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. O'Brien attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. O'Brien has received the following distinctions: Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Former President of Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons RealSelf Top Doctor. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift, breast lift with implant

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Diana Linda Elias, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3900 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Diana Elias, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. On average, patients gave Dr. Elias a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elias takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Trebor Medical Scholarship and Award RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Elias speaks Spanish. Dr. Elias is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Physicians Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift, breast lift with implant

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Wright Adams, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2299 9th Avenue North; Suite 2c
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. William Adams is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Adams (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Adams include breast augmentation, burns, and hand problems. Dr. Adams is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System. Dr. Adams graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Burns, Laser Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ganglion Cyst, Hand Problems

Dr. Christopher Michael Newman, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
5500 Dr Mlk Jr Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Newman specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Redington Beach, FL. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, vaginal rejuvenation, and body contouring. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Newman completed his residency training at Doctors Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast reconstruction revision , breast implant revision, breast lift, breast lift with implant

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Charles Gallant, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
601 5th St. So; Suite 306
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Gallant is a plastic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gallant include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and tattoo removal. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gallant accepts. Dr. Gallant attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Nose Surgery, Pec Implants, Breast Reduction, Cleft Lip and ... (Read more)

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What is Cosmetic Breast Surgery?

When a woman is dissatisfied with the appearance of her breasts, she may consider cosmetic breast surgery. Lack of tissue, sagging due to breastfeeding, and deformities present at birth are some of the most common reasons why women may choose to surgically enhance their breasts. Breast augmentation and breast lift are the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures on the breast.

In breast augmentation, enlargement of the breast is accomplished using either implants or the patient’s own fat. Implants are clear shells that may be filled with saltwater solution or silicone. They come in varying sizes and shapes. There are different approaches to placing the implant as well. Incision locations can be:

  • Peri-areolar, or around the outline of the areola.
  • Inframammary, or along the crease of the breast.
  • Transaxillary, or through the armpit.
  • Transumbilical, or through the belly button.
You and your surgeon will discuss your needs, preferences, and limitations to determine the type of implant and incision to use.

Using one’s own fat for breast enlargement starts with a procedure called liposuction, which is the removal of excess fat from other parts of the body. After the fat is collected, it is rid of impurities and then injected into the breast. This option suits those who do not wish to have foreign materials placed inside their bodies.

Deformities such as tubular breasts may also be corrected using breast augmentation. Tubular breasts are characterized by small, droopy breasts and a narrow base. Aside from placement of an implant, the surgeon cuts the breast tissue to release the tightness and make the base wider.

Breast implants are not lifelong devices. They may rupture or you may develop capsular contracture, which is the hardening of scar tissue around the implant. If these complications occur, you may need to get another surgery to replace or remove your implants.

While a breast augmentation enlarges the breast, a breast lift, also called mastopexy, raises the breast by repositioning the nipple and removing excess skin. Breast lifts can be done using three techniques. If there is only a small amount of sagging, removal of excess skin around the outline of the areola may accomplish the desired result. This technique is called a doughnut lift. If your nipples are just at or slightly below the level of your breast fold, your surgeon may recommend a lollipop lift. This type of lift involves a doughnut lift and a vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease. If you have a lot of excess skin, your surgeon may recommend an anchor lift. This technique is similar to the lollipop lift, but it also involves a crescent-shaped incision along the breast fold to be able to remove more excess skin. Sometimes loss of breast volume accompanies sagging. If this is the case, an augmentation can be performed in combination with the lift procedure.

Because nerves around the nipple are cut during surgery and need time to heal, temporary loss of sensation in this area is common after having a breast lift. Sensation is usually regained after several weeks to a few months. Although uncommon, loss of sensation may also be permanent, especially if a significant amount of tissue around the nipple was removed.

Both breast augmentation and breast lift are typically done in an outpatient facility and do not require a hospital stay. Following surgery, you should apply a cold compress over your breasts for the first 24 hours and keep your upper body elevated -- even during sleep -- for the first few days. You will also be given a special type of bra to wear while you are recovering. Using cold compresses, staying elevated, and wearing the special bra help minimize swelling and pain. Strenuous activities like running and working out should be avoided for four to six weeks, but light exercise may be started about one week after your procedure.

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