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Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants

One of the most important questions for patients considering breast augmentation surgery is whether or not to choose saline or silicone breast implants. Fortunately, for most patients, either type of breast implant is safe and will give a pleasing, long-lasting result.

Saline and silicone breast implants have essentially the same rupture rate, meaning a silicone breast implant has the same chance of leaking per year as a saline breast implant. Both types of breast implants are safe to use, and neither silicone nor saline breast implants have been linked to health problems or illnesses.

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1. In general, saline breast implants are much less expensive than silicone breast implants. At Temmen Plastic Surgery, a pair of saline breast implants costs approximately $1,000 less than a pair of silicone breast implants. Patients who are trying to keep the cost of their breast augmentation surgery as low as possible often choose saline breast implants simply because of the lower price.

2. If placed on top of the pectoralis muscle, most studies show that saline breast implants have a lower capsular contracture rate than silicone breast implants. However, as most breast implants, particularly saline breast implants, are placed under the pectoralis muscle, this is rarely an area of concern.

3. Rupture of a saline breast implant is easy to diagnose. If a saline breast implant ruptures, or leaks, the leaking fluid will be absorbed by the body over a period of days to a couple weeks, and the breast size will visibly decrease. Thus, expensive diagnostic tests are not necessary to diagnose rupture of a saline breast implant.


1. For very thin patients, rippling of a saline breast implant is much more visible and palpable than with a silicone breast implant. For this reason, Dr. Traci Temmen advises thin patients considering saline breast implants to place the implant below the pectoralis major muscle. The additional coverage offered by the pectoralis muscle makes saline implant rippling much less noticeable.

2. Most patients and plastic surgeons agree that silicone breast implants look and feel more natural than saline breast implants. Saline implants tend to feel a little firmer and have more projection than a silicone breast implant.

Silicone Breast Implants:


1. Silicone breast implants generally look and feel more natural than saline breast implants, particularly for thin patients with little overlying soft tissue coverage. Since their approval by the FDA in 2005, the vast majority of patients at Temmen Plastic Surgery choose silicone breast implants for their breast augmentation surgeries.

2. If necessary, silicone breast implants are available in round as well as shaped (a.k.a. anatomic) varieties.


1. Silicone breast implants are only approved by the FDA for use in patients 22-years old and older. Patients younger than 22-years can choose to have their cosmetic breast augmentation with silicone breast implants, however, this will void the manufacturer’s warranty and is considered “off-label use” by the FDA.

2. Because rupture of a silicone breast implant is difficult to identify by physical examination, the FDA recommends that patients undergo an MRI three years after their breast augmentation surgery, then every two years thereafter. While many patients choose not to undergo routine MRI scanning, this is the only reliable way to diagnose leaking, or rupture, of a silicone breast implant.

For additional questions on breast augmentation with either saline or silicone breast implants, or for a free breast augmentation consultation, call Dr. Traci Temmen at Temmen Plastic Surgery today at 813-771-6393.

Dramatic Increase in the Rise of Labiaplasty Surgery

Over the last several months to one year, Temmen Plastic Surgery has seen a dramatic increase in the number of requests for labiaplasty consultations and surgeries performed by Dr. Traci Temmen.


This experience is mirrored by a similar rise in labiaplasty consultations and surgeries performed throughout the United States and abroad.  According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2014 Report, labiaplasty procedures experienced a 48% increase in 2014, second only to the Brazilian butt lift and buttocks augmentation procedures, as the most rapidly increasing cosmetic surgery procedure performed in the United States.


Why the Increase in Labiaplasty Surgery Requests?


Not only is Dr. Temmen one of the few female, board-certified plastic surgeons in Tampa Bay to perform labiaplasty surgery, but her comforting bedside manner, gentle surgical technique, and laser-like attention to detail make her a natural choice for women considering labiaplasty surgery in Tampa, Florida.


However, this does not fully explain the dramatic increase in the number of labiaplasty consultations seen by Dr. Temmen at Temmen Plastic Surgery.  When asked, Dr. Temmen explained her thoughts on why more and more women are considering labiaplasty surgery:


“As grooming habits and fashion have become more revealing over the years, women’s awareness of the appearance of their external genitalia, the labia minora and labia majora, has also increased.  It is now quite common for women to shave or wax their pubic hair, making the labia minora and labia majora more visible while clothed or unclothed.  Women with enlarged, dark, or long labia minora and labia majora are often embarrassed by their appearance; shaving and waxing in this area serves to make enlarged labia even more noticeable and embarrassing.  Additionally, workout clothing has become tighter and more fashionable, sometimes highlighting or worsening the appearance of large labia.  Similarly, women today are more active than they once were.  Women now routinely participate in aggressive workout routines and sports that can aggravate, worsen, and cause pain for those patients with enlarged labia majora and labia minora.  Finally, with increasing access to the internet and communication, it is easier than ever for a woman to compare herself to other women and notice if she does not “look normal down there”.”


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Here, Dr. Temmen explains why she thinks an ever-growing number of women are deciding to go ahead with labiaplasty surgery:

“Essentially, labiaplasty techniques have become gentler, risks have been decreased, and labiaplasty recovery is faster than ever before.  As women become more aware and/or unhappy with the appearance of their external genitalia, they look for ways to improve it!  As the national discussion over labiaplasty grows, women are becoming more educated on their options for labiaplasty surgery, the costs of labiaplasty, risks associated with labiaplasty, and how to pick the best labiaplasty surgeon.  Labiaplasty techniques are evolving as well.  As more and more plastic surgeons perform labiaplasty surgery, older, more aggressive approaches give way to gentler, more effective, and less risky labiaplasty surgery.”


At Temmen Plastic Surgery, Dr. Temmen usually performs labiaplasty surgery under local anesthesia (i.e. with the patient awake) in less than one hour.  She performs labiaplasty surgery in an outpatient setting, with the patient going home the same day, and with the patient often able to drive to and from the surgery.  Dr. Temmen usually uses the “inferior wedge” labiaplasty technique.  This evolution of the original labiaplasty technique avoids long, potentially painful scars on the edge of the labia minora and decreases the chance of postoperative complications.  Dr. Temmen knows how important a fast recovery is to her patients.  Because of this, Dr. Temmen pays particular attention to helping her patients avoid postoperative swelling and bruising by stressing the importance of compression and activity modification during the first few days following labiaplasty surgery.  It is because of her meticulous attention to detail and easy communication that Dr. Temmen’s labiaplasty patients have exceptional results as well as an easy, speedy recovery.


What Changes Do You Expect in the Field of Labiaplasty?


When asked how she thought the field of labiaplasty might continue to evolve, this is what Dr. Temmen had to say:


“Because of its increasing acceptance, improved surgical technique, and relatively low cost, I think the popularity of labiaplasty surgeries performed in the United States will continue to rise.  However, like with any other popular cosmetic surgery procedure, this also means that more and more unqualified and poorly trained practitioners will try to “get in on the action” and try their hand at labiaplasty surgery, as well.  Unfortunately, it will be up to the patient to do their research and find the best labiaplasty surgeon they can.”


To this end, Dr. Temmen suggests that women interested in labiaplasty choose a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  She recommends that patients trust their instinct and choose a labiaplasty surgeon they feel comfortable with, can easily communicate with, and believe can deliver the results they are looking for. To book your one on one consultation with Dr. Traci Temmen contact us today: (813) 771-6393 or email




Is Plastic Surgery The Best Option for Me?


Ever feel like the world is getting the best of you? You may not even be sure about how to fix the flaws or birth defects that you were born with, now is the best time to consider your options in plastic surgery. If you have stubborn pockets of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise then liposuction or a tummy tuck may be ideal for a smoother and toned body. A tighter and more energetic face may require a facelift or lip enhancement. You may even feel self-conscious from the lack of bust in your bikini top, well lack of breast volume can be addressed with breast augmentation or breast lift can correct droopy breasts. Now is the time to consult with a top plastic surgeon to address your aesthetic needs just in time for summer.

Plastic surgeon Traci Temmen builds her practice as one that connects patient satisfaction and safety to help enhance the external appearance in men and women. One of the greatest rewards about plastic surgery is eliminating the uncontrollable physical deformities that affect a patient’s self-confidence and self esteem. An experienced plastic surgeon will specialize in addressing the areas that are bothersome for you and will look for ways to correct them with minimally invasive techniques.


Every once in a while there are patients who feel that plastic surgery will make them look unnatural or augmented breasts will be too obvious. We understand that your body is of great importance to you and our goal is to help restore your confidence without making the body or face appear surgically intervened. Great plastic surgery results from an experienced plastic surgeon are invisible to others and that is what we strive for – to make you look like the best version of yourself.


According to a British study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, over 500 first-time surgery patients found their bodies to be healthier, they were less anxious and had developed more self-esteem. Over 80 percent of the patients with realistic expectations found their bodies to be more attractive postoperative and had improved self-confidence. In general, if a more wholesome body is what you are after chances are your plastic surgeon may be able to achieve this goal when you consult with them closely.


Plastic surgery is not about looking like a model on a magazine, it is about eliminating hardships that cannot be reversed naturally. Improving your well-being overall is one of the goals we can help address as well as your face, body and breasts. Schedule a consultation with Tampa’s board certified plastic surgeon Traci Temmen.

How to Get the Most Out of Natural Breast Augmentation


Women with a little extra weight and not enough breast volume may have hit the jackpot! Natural breast augmentation enhances your breast size by using liposuction to harvest tissue from stubborn fat areas and transplant the fat cells directly into the breasts. For decades, plastic surgeons have been striving to achieve the most natural technique possible to enhance a patient’s breasts. Now, with the use of liposuction fuller breasts can be achieved. Patients are often confused by this procedure, but today you will find out what you can do to get the most out of natural breast augmentation.

Slimmer Body Contour

Patients who desire a fuller bust size can do so with acquiring their own body tissue from unsightly fatty areas of the body. Choosing natural breast augmentation for your breasts
provides the benefit of removing fat cells from stomach, thighs or hips for the slimmer body contour you have always wanted, while improving your breast size all at the same time.

Size Depends on Amount of Fat Harvested

When the patient meets for a consultation it is best to have a clear idea about how much of a change is desired for your breasts. Fat transfer can accomplish subtle changes, but women
who want more than one cup size in volume and firmness may need to acquire small breast implants in conjunction to fat transfer. The discussion of breast size increase depends on how much fat the body has to donate to the area, so Tampa plastic surgeon, Dr. Temmen, will determine how much fatty tissue can be harvested to achieve the right look. While implants may provide a dramatic change in shape and size, women who want a small change to their breasts may achieve so with natural breast augmentation.

Natural Change over Implants

Most women these days prefer to see simple alterations with natural procedures, so breast implants may not be their first choice for breast volume enhancement. Fat is a natural substance that is produced by the patient’s own body, so natural breast augmentation is the perfect solution for women who want natural results. In fact, many patients prefer fat transfer over breast implants as the procedure enhances smoothness and shape, without looking too obvious with large breast implants.

Why Isn’t Natural Breast Augmentation as Popular as Breast Implants?

Despite the fact that fat transfer provides an increase of breast volume, fat transfer was held under fire for many years, but slowly these issues are being resolved. When breast cancer occurs in natural breasts they cause calcifications in a cluster pattern. One study in 2011 revealed that eight of the 48 participants of breast fat transfer had a cluster of microcalcifications on digital mammography. Due to the findings of microcalcifications all needed biopsies. Fortunately, all of them were benign, or noncancerous.


A team of researchers from the University of California challenged that study with their own, published in the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery journal, and reported no increased risk of malignancy with fat transfer during natural breast augmentation. In fact, their research found more calcifications occur in breast reduction than fat transfer.

Natural breast augmentation in Tampa is effective and safe when it comes to cancer surveillance, which paves the way for women in search of natural breast enhancement over traditional breast implants. When you meet with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Temmen, ask about her approach in this procedure and find out if you are suitable for breast fat transfer from natural breast augmentation to improve the look and feel of your breasts with your body’s own natural tissue.

Is Counting Calories Really All We Need to Get a Flatter Stomach?


Mostly every healthy adult contemplates what they put in their body, as well as how much of it. When it comes to eating for successful weight loss we know that not every diet was created equally. However, a recent study shows that popular diet trends that instruct to eat small but frequently throughout the day are not able to achieve effective weight loss results. We know that dieting plays a major role whenever patients desire a flat and toned stomach, so we always encourage healthy nutrition and fitness, especially potential tummy tuck patients. With hopes to inspire you to achieve your slimming stomach goals we will discuss the best options to help you get there.

Settle On a Goal

If you decide to go on a diet, juice cleanses or weight loss plan, you should think about the reasons why you are going to put your body through it. Are you trying to lose weight? Do you feel you are lacking energy? Do you want a flatter stomach? Eliminating meals, adding meals or juice cleanses are probably not the best option to initiate weight loss or increase metabolism. It is best that you settle on counting calories to achieve the desired weight you want to be.

Research presented to the Society for Endocrinology suggests that counting calories is all that should matter when it comes to losing weight, for men and women. Most diet experts claim that eating small meals but constantly throughout the day is what overweight adults should follow, but researchers from the University of Warwick found this method ineffective to lose weight.

Their study consisted of 24 lean and obese women who were given two or five meals on separate days, eating the same number of calories each day. Their energy expenditure was also monitored using whole body monitor calorimeters, and results found that regardless of the number of meals they had, obese and lean women burned the same number of calories per day.

However, those who ate more meals found higher levels of endotoxins, bacteria in the stomach from low level inflammation after consuming a high fat meal. This type of inflammation has been linked to the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Researchers concluded that the size and frequency of a meal does not affect the amount of calories burned a day, and those who were overweight exacerbate their risk of metabolic diseases by eating more meals per day which introduced more endotoxins in blood circulation.

How Many Calories Should I Consume?

The number of calories people should consume per day varies around the world, but calorie counting should take place especially if you are overweight. If you are at a healthy weight, males should consume 2,700 calories per day and females 2,200 calories per day. However, those who embark on a weight loss plan should use up more calories than consumed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention measures one pound to be equivalent to 3,500 calories, and by reducing caloric intake you can influence weight loss. Setting a goal of reducing 500 to 1,000 calories on total calories consumed per day encourages the person to lose one to two pounds per week. However, calories must always be counted to ensure you do not go over your daily limit.

If your mission is to lose weight and get a flatter tummy then talk to Dr. Traci Temmen to determine what you need to do to get there. Eating small meals and constantly throughout the day may no longer be the norm, but counting calories is here to stay. If you are within reach of your weight loss goal then consult with Dr. Temmen to find out if you can benefit from a tummy tuck to get a flatter and tighter stomach.

Three Steps To Ensure You Find The Right Size for Beautiful Breasts

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It is a natural desire for women to want fuller and larger breasts to compliment their feminine physique. Some women are born with naturally large breasts and others have a difficult time living with a small volume bust. There are millions of women turning to breast augmentation every year, because they know that increased size and shape is achieved by breast implants. However, many are still confused when it comes to breast implant size, most of the time going bigger is not always better so to help you in your quest for beautiful breasts we will tell you what you need to consider to find the right breast implant size.

A Profile that Fits You

Most women are unaware that breast implants are available in different profiles. The profile is determined by the ratio between circumference of the implant and its height on the chest. Breast implants with a low profile will appear wider than they will be in height, and implants with a high profile will have more height than width.

Implant profiles are important when it comes to the patient’s chest. Women with a narrow chest will most likely search for a breast implant with a high profile to prevent the breasts from looking too close together. Other women with a wide chest will opt for breast implants with a low profile to ensure that their breasts do not appear too far apart.

Implants Should Suit Your Frame Not Cup Size

One of the biggest things women forget about is that bra cup size does not relate to breast implant size. Bra manufacturers offer various cup sizes and styles, which do not provide an accurate measurement for implant size. Instead women should openly consult with their plastic surgeon about the size of the implant that supports their frame.

A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

Communicating your goals during consultation is the most important step, but bringing in pictures can help provide your surgeon with a clear idea about how big or small breast implants should be. Avoid bringing in pictures of models or celebrities, because their body frames are not always similar, instead select before and after photos of breast augmentation patients that reveal the results you are hoping to achieve.

The first thing you should think of when planning your breast augmentation with Dr. Traci Temmen is size. Finding an implant profile that matches your chest size is the first step. Then determining which size implant that compliments your body’s frame, not cup size, is next. Lastly, providing examples to Dr. Temmen about what you want your breasts to look like will ensure that you find the right size implant for the beautiful breasts you have been longing for.

Call now for a free consultation with Dr. Temmen at Temmen Plastic Surgery. Discuss your breast augmentation goals and learn which implant size is best for you.

Building a Better Behind in Three Curvy Solutions

For years now, celebrities and fitness junkies have been working on making their bodies toned and shaped as ever, these days the biggest asset women want to is an impressive derriere. Whether it is flaunting a curvy butt at the beach or wearing sexy outfits that show a naturally flattering backside, women want to have a lifted and perfectly shaped butt. There are a number of simple solutions women can rely on to get rid of their saggy and flabby behind.

Healthy Diet

As every fitness expert shares with their clients, “A better body starts in the kitchen, not at the gym.” In a way they are right, if you are trying to bulk up pack on an extra meal or two a day. If you want to lose the flab, limit food choices and eliminate processed meals. A proper diet can help build your butt to a better shape. Though dieting does not work overnight, it is the first place to start when you are aiming for well-shaped backside. To start with, follow these simple diet rules:


  • Eliminate fast food

  • Increase water consumption and avoid sweetened drinks

  • Consume healthy carbs (starchy vegetables, whole-grain bread, lean protein)


Physical training is required in order to shape up or slim down, and exercise is just as important as a healthy diet. Why not engage in physically active lifestyle? According to WebMD, physical activity maximizes fat loss as well as prevents and improves health conditions such as heart disease, stroke and obesity. Putting exercise and a healthy diet together can naturally build a toned physique, as well as a better backside.


While most women are against weight training programs, many have successfully achieved a fabulous curvy butt in a few months. With about four training sessions a week and 45 minutes in each session you can resort to these exercises:


  • Barbell Squats

  • Lunges

  • Squat jumps

  • Leg Curls

Brazilian Butt Lift

Sometimes women experience problems with dieting and exercise, fortunately Tampa plastic surgeon, Dr. Traci Temmen is experienced in helping women achieve their goals. She understands that having a lifted and firmer butt comes with hard work and maintenance, but very rarely women’s bodies respond to healthy diet and physical fitness. Even when women find it hard to eliminate those last few pounds from holiday dinners and parties, Dr. Taci Temmen has the solution, the Brazilian butt lift. This procedure is designed to eliminate fat from problem areas on the body and transfer it to the buttocks, it is that simple.


Generally this type of procedure does wonders for women who are within 15 pounds of their target weight, so if a naturally shaped butt and slimmer waistline is what they are after, Brazilian butt lift can achieve it.


Following these three solutions can be just what you need to build the right curves for your physique. If diet and exercise are ineffective and you are near your desired weight, then Dr. Temmen can help you shape your behind with a Brazilian butt lift at Temmen Plastic Surgery.

Trim and Slim In Time for Your Christmas Party

Every year, around this time, men and women find themselves questioning their figure. Did you really try to keep active and shed some fat in the past 12 months? Some of you are thinking, yes I sure did! You look and feel better, but you are one more dress size away from achieving your goal. With the help of a detailed diet, exercise regime and tummy tuck procedure you can successfully trim and tighten your belly into that sexy, slim dress for the holidays.

When it comes to toning and weight loss we understand that one size does not fit all. We aim for more results week by week, but at the end of the year the holidays bring on unsurmounting stress, stacks of bills and workloads to the ceiling. Who has time to keep to their exercise program and diet? Well there are simple steps to take to manage both.

Don’t Starve, Fuel Up

Many of us try and starve ourselves or refrain from breakfast or dinner, these are not recommended in any balanced diet. The best solution is to fuel up with healthy meals and moderate food intake.

There are also multiple fat loss foods that help boost metabolism and burn fat, while eliminating toxins. Experiment with some of these fat burners:

  • Greek yogurt

  • Cinnamon

  • Green tea

  • Apples and Berries

  • Coconut oil

  • Eggs

Eggs are filled with protein, good fats and contain less than 80 calories. The Journal of American College of Nutrition reported that people who had eggs for breakfast cut their daily food intake by up to 415 calories. This keeps you fuller longer and have less of a need to snack throughout the day.

Stay Active at the Gym or Home

The end of the year is approaching quickly, so it is time to pump up your workouts. You do not need to spend hours at the gym. The fastest way to blast fat is through high intensity interval training (HIIT). Many routines are available online, and can be done at home in just 20 to 30 minutes. HIIT programs combine plyometrics, strengthening and flexibility. No matter what fitness level the person is in, there are many variations of moves suitable for you.

Trim the Last Bit of Fat

Many of our bodies do not respond too well to diet and exercise, especially if our normal diet consisted of burgers and pizza. However, after committing to an intense training program and diet, the last bit of fat remaining on your belly can be eliminated swiftly with a tummy tuck.

Men and women alike always feel upset when they fail to get toned six-pack abs, well that last layer of flab does not stand a chance with Tampa, Florida’s board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Traci Temmen. When you complement your routine of healthy eating and exercising with a tummy tuck, the stubborn fat sagging from your belly is removed in a single procedure. Many of her clients successfully keep their toned figure with her long-lasting methods of fat removal, now you can too! Schedule your consultation with Traci Temmen and fit into that sexy dress just in time for Christmas.

Breast Augmentation Enhances Women’s Sexual Satisfaction

As the old saying goes, “Bigger is better.” Of course we think of our sex lives when we hear this, but have you desired the urge to get bigger breasts? Well a small study indicates that there is a much better perk to undergoing breast augmentation. Researchers found that women who had breast implants experience better sex.

Not every woman was built the same and you probably feel uncomfortable about them as much as the next woman, but many of us go through the urge to make a change for ourselves, and no one else. Brazilian researchers found that women who had breast augmentation saw a boost in their arousal and sexual satisfaction following their procedure.

Busty Study Results

The study included 45 participants who planned on going under the knife for breast augmentation determined their sexual desire and satisfaction in a survey before surgery. The patients were then asked to retake the surgery in two, four and 18 months following the procedure to discover changes of improvement. There were 36 who reported having a better sex life at four and 18 months after surgery, noting levels of improved arousal and satisfaction.

Better Sex After a Bigger Bustline from Self Effort, not Confidence

It has been said before that confidence is a big achievement of breast augmentation for women. Not all women wish to gain a boost of confidence, but it is not always attained. Colorado College psychology professor Tomi-Ann Roberts defines that women who made the investment in themselves felt they have made an accomplished effort in pleasing their significant other. The reassurance gathered from their lover in the bedroom makes women feel more at ease with their appearance and sends their sexual arousal to the limits never experienced before.

This is not the first study to show signs of satisfaction improvement. According to a report from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, researchers gathered that sexual benefits for women and their partners were most pronounced in those who underwent body procedures such as breast augmentation and liposuction. While women who underwent facial procedures did not report much change in their sexual satisfaction or relationships.

Psychological Stimulation Promotes Healthier Living

Plastic surgeons find it normal for women to feel more confident with their appearance that is more fitting to her persona. Breasts play a major part in a woman’s life, but they are not always the desired volume or shape that we want. Thus breast augmentation is the option likely to change this for the better of an individual’s preference. There are many things to look forward to as you spice up yours and your partner’s life in the bedroom. Not to mention the endless ability to promote a healthier mindset following sex, including:

  • Improved intimacy

  • Avoidance of depression

  • Releases tension and anxiety

  • Eases stress

Many women believe that the pain of going under the knife is not worth getting bigger breasts. Like all surgical procedures, there is a certain level of rest needed to recover from the body alteration, but the benefits are far more rewarding. Women who have run out of options to spice up their sex lives may consider breast augmentation. Visit your board certified plastic surgeon Traci Temmen and learn what breast implants can do to change your life.

Breast Augmentation Without Scars on the Breast in Tampa, Florida-

Breast Augmentation Without Scars on the Breast in Tampa, Florida-


Your dreams of larger, fuller breasts without visible scars can finally be a reality!  Dr. Traci Temmen at Temmen Plastic Surgery offers endoscopic, short scar breast augmentation through the armpit leaving no visible scars on the breast.  The only scar you will have following endoscopic transaxillary breast augmentation is a small, 2-3 cm incision that blends into the creases of your armpit, becoming virtually imperceptible with time.


Dr. Traci Temmen has much experience with endoscopic, short scar breast augmentation as well as breast augmentation through the nipple areolar complex and the fold underneath the breast.  She can perform your breast augmentation through the armpit with saline or silicone breast implants in a variety of sizes.  The breast implants are placed under the muscle in a quick surgical procedure lasting as little as 45 minutes.  Your recovery from endoscopic breast augmentation with implants placed through the armpit is quick and easy because of the limited dissection and short surgical procedure time.  Most of Dr. Temmen’s patients are able to return to work in 1-2 days and rarely require narcotic pain medications following their breast augmentation surgery.


Good candidates for breast implants placed through the armpit have breasts with a tight skin envelope, no sagging, and lack of a fold beneath the breast.  Other patients that may consider breast augmentation through the armpit are those who have very small nipples and would not be a good candidate for implants placed through the nipple areolar complex.  Other patients who have an aversion to a scar on the nipple areolar complex or beneath the breast crease may also consider breast augmentation with breast implants placed through the armpit.


Dr. Traci Temmen will have a long discussion with you during your breast augmentation consultation and perform a thorough physical examination in order to help you decide on the perfect breast augmentation surgery for you.  Dr. Temmen will help you decide on the appropriate scar location, type of implant, and best implant size.  Regardless of your choices, you can be confident that Dr. Traci Temmen at Temmen Plastic Surgery will provide you with a beautiful and long lasting result that exceeds your expectations!


For a free consultation on endoscopic, transaxillary breast augmentation without scars on the breast by Dr. Traci Temmen, call the office today:  (813) 771-6393.  To see before and after pictures of patients just like you who have undergone breast augmentation, visit Dr. Temmen’s gallery today!