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Dr. Daniel Paul Greenwald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1208 E. Kennedy Boulevard; Suite 221
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Greenwald's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenwald include eyelid surgery, vaginoplasty, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Greenwald has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Greenwald has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Greenwald (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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

All Interests: Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pedro Miguel Soler Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4144 N. Armenia Avenue; Suite 250
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Soler, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Soler include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soler accepts. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the distinction of Professional Recognition: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Cum Laude Graduate RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Soler speaks Spanish. Dr. Soler is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
4410 W Boy Scout Boulevard; Suite 175
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gerzenshtein is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gerzenshtein obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center (LRHMC), and Brandon Regional Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Andrew Harrington, MPH, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3rd Floor, Usf Plastic Surgery Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Harrington works as a plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harrington include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Dr. Harrington's professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Harrington attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Elaine Wells, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
508 S Habana Avenue; Suite 180
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Karen Wells, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wells include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Wells is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing Dr. Wells's residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Wells attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Wells is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's 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, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Nipple ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul D Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7th Floor, Usf Plastic Surgery Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Smith is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Tampa, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Smith has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Smith honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. David John Smith Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7th Floor, Usf Plastic Surgery Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Smith is a plastic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is open to new patients. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Smith has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernesto Jose Ruas, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
603 S Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Ruas is a specialist in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ruas's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. His hospital/clinic affiliations include All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Ruas is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu is a plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dayicioglu include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), dermabrasion, and panniculectomy (removal of excess skin). She is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dayicioglu honors. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Breast Lift, Otoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana M Coberly, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2111 West Swann Avenue; Suite 101
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dana Coberly is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Coberly takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Coberly trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. She has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Traci Marie Temmen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
307 South Macdill Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Traci Temmen specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Temmen include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Temmen studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for her residency. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Temmen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Mini Tummy Tuck, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Dysport Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew J Bonanno, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4410 W Boy Scout Boulevard; Suite 175
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Bonanno works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Bonanno's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Bonanno is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas J Panetta, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Plastic Surgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Panetta is a plastic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), body contouring after weight loss, and dermabrasion. Dr. Panetta is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Breast Lift, Otoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Effie Chris Pappas Politis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Columbia Drive; Room J402
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Effie Pappas Politis is a specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Pappas Politis honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Her professional affiliations include Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and Florida Hospital North Pinellas.

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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, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, ... (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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