Breast Feeding & Breast Implants

Breast ImplantBreast feeding with implants is impossible. False. Over the years, the percentage of breast feeding women that have had breast implant surgery is exceptionally high. If you’re an inquiring new mother and have implants and are fretting over being able to connect with your baby through breast feeding, worry no more!

In a recent study performed in Argentina, 100 women without and 100 women with Breast Implants, discovered that 93% of women with breast implants successfully breastfeed compared to the 99% of women without implants who successfully breast fed.

Some women may question the placement of the scar; being if it affects breastfeeding? The answer is also no. No known study has found any differences between a placement of an incision to have any known effect on being able to breast feed.

Another question mothers to be might be asking is if the placement of their implants could hinder their ability to breastfeed. Whether the implants being placed subglandular (above the muscle) or subpectoral (under the muscle) matters? Currently placement has no effect on your ability to breastfeed.

As women, we don’t have to sacrifice breastfeeding their babies if they have had or are interested in a breast augmentation. Although Dr. Shienbaum does recommend pregnant women inquiring about breastfeeding with implants to speak to your OBGYN on proper breastfeeding techniques, possible risks of breastfeeding in general, and how to properly nourish your new one!

Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, Mommy Makeovers, Breast Augmentation, and Brazilian Butt Lift. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area. To find out more about a cosmetic procedure you might be interested in, please visit

Athletes and Breast Implants

Plastic Surgery and SportsWith all the rumors of Rio Olympics Australian hurdler, Michelle Jenneke and Breast Implants– Did she or didn’t have cosmetic surgery to improve her “bosom”?

That answer is for Ms. Michelle to disclose to the public, but regarding her being so athletic and to possibly have breast implants? Is it even recommended?

Some athletic women may consider whether special considerations come into play given their rigorous activities or training. Jenneke is a great example to all physically active females considering a Breast Enhancement. Women who work out desire the volume of having nice Breasts but hesitate due to their lifestyle. With the variety of Breast Implants on the FDA approved list there are many to fit the diversity of each women’s body type. Believe it or not, Breasts do NOT all look the same. Each implant has different styles, there are some with more projection appearance, while some are broader at the base. Your choice of surgeon has a lot to go into play with your Breast Implant placement, scar, and recovery. It is always best to do some homework and choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shienbaum of Brandon Plastic Surgery states, “When discussing with a female athlete her choice of implant, size and placement, all definitely matter!” Given the type of physical activity they do, you wouldn’t want to go too big or too wide and hinder their performance. It is a huge consideration whether to place the implant above or below the pectoralis muscle. Being thin and active, implant placement below the muscle might benefit you better to reduce seeing rippling or edging of the implant.

The scar is usually the next big question for active women. Most women want their scars hidden and unseen to the naked eye. While a surgeon can’t completely eliminate a scar, they can minimize the visibility and hide the placement of the scar. There are many different options to scar placement, discuss with your surgeon the best fit for you and your lifestyle.

Lastly, recovery is also a HUGE part of a Breast Augmentation. As an athlete, you MUST discuss your basic training schedule. Your surgeon can estimate how long you may need to discontinue your training or possibly train lighter. Give realistic consideration to whether you are okay with taking a week or two off, sometimes longer. If you are a body builder it could be months before your surgeon recommends you lift weights in fear it could interfere with the healing of your implant placement.

Being athletic is about working out and feeling good, and if that considers implants, go for it!

Body Contouring Surgery: What’s Next after MAJOR Weight Loss

Surgery after Weight LossHave  you recently undergone major weight loss or weight loss surgery and looking to the next step; Plastic Surgery. A tummy tuck could be your answer to help tighten your loose skin.

Body contouring following major weight loss can help remove excess skin and remove fat which in return improves the underlying support tissue shape. Think of it as redoing the transmission in a car. You’re not replacing but improving.

Weight loss can have many benefits, but with any pro comes a con. While you are losing fat, and starting to feel better/healthier with any substantial amount of weight loss, skin lacks the elasticity to shrink to your new body size and shape. With that being said put you at your newest inquiry, surgery.

Body contouring procedures can include many different things, here is a list with explanations to help you decide if you are candidate following your recent weight loss journey.

Breast Enhancement by Lift: loss of fullness, sagging breast

Facelift: sagging jowls, neck, wrinkling skin around face

Tummy Tuck: hanging skin over abdomen can be called the “apron”, loosen abdominal muscles from pregnancy

Arm Lift/ Bracheoplasty: hanging/ sagging skin under arms

Brazilian Butt Lift: loss of fullness in buttocks

Thigh Lift: excess skin hanging, requires very large scar that is not coverable with shorts or swimsuits

If you think you could be a candidate for one or more of the above listed procedures, you should prepare some questions for your plastic surgeon.

Your first question should always be, “Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?” By asking this question you are assuring they have had extra training in their specified field. What type of setting does the surgery take place in? If it’s an office-setting, is it accredited? Go over your health with your surgeon and any risk you might have with this surgery. Always ask questions, the more you ask the better you feel going into a surgery. Decide if this surgeon can give you the realistic outcome your desiring.

Dr. Marvin Shienbaum, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is recognized as one of the most sought after post weight loss plastic surgeons in Florida. If you are curious about how he could help you with this procedure or any plastic surgery procedure cal us today:  813-681-5709



Things to know before your first Liposuction Consultation…

liposuctionHave you recently inquired about having Liposuction of certain problem areas of fat you just cannot seem to get rid of?

Be prepared for your consultation with these tips from Dr. Shienbaum at Brandon Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL.

During your first consultation make sure to discuss your surgical goals, how you expect to look; is it a realistic expectation? Will the type of Liposuction you have require any medical clearance if you have certain types of medical conditions? What kind of drugs are involved and do you have any allergies, if so what does the surgeon recommend instead? If you are currently taking any supplements, vitamins, diet pills, etc. (even over the counter) be sure to ask if you can continue to take them before your surgery. If you have had any previous surgeries (even unrelated to cosmetic) tell your surgeon. Be as upfront with your surgeon, so they may give you the best evaluation and expectations possible.

You should expect your Liposuction plastic surgeon to evaluate you on your overall general health. They should inquire and ask if you have any pre-existing health conditions or any risk factors. The surgeon will most likely take photographs and discuss which type of Liposuction will benefit you and give you your desired expectation. Depending on the type of Liposuction what is their recommended course of treatment. Do they require any follow up appointments, or to purchase any equipment to ease your recovery.

Finally, your surgeon and you should discuss ANY potential outcomes for Liposuction surgery and any complications that can arise from type of Liposuction.

It is recommended to write a list of questions down to ask your surgeon so that you have a full understanding of all aspects of Liposuction surgery. Naturally you will feel anxious whether you are excited and anticipating your new look, stress is normal with this type of surgery, but the more questions and better understanding you have going into it, can help you achieve your best result and can help you choose the right Plastic Surgeon for you. If you would like to book a consultation with Dr. Marvin Shienbaum in a no stress environment to learn about all of the problem areas that can get addressed with liposuction along with other cosmetic surgery procedures we encourage you to call today: (813) 681-5709

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