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Breast Augmentation in Sarasota with Dr. Kristopher Hamwi

Genetics, age, weight loss, or pregnancy can affect the way our breasts look and influence our self-esteem. Fortunately, breast augmentation offers better proportioned and more voluptuous breasts that can improve both appearance and confidence.

Dr. Kristopher Hamwi is a highly trained and board-certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience. In addition to his outstanding customer service and dedication to his craft, Dr. Hamwi strives to improve his patients’ lives with the safest and most effective breast augmentation methods. Want to revive your breasts and achieve the look you desire?

Rejuvenate your appearance with the best breast augmentation in Sarasota, FL! Contact Florida Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation with breast augmentation plastic surgeon Dr. Hamwi by calling 941-800-2000 or complete our online form today.

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What is Breast Augmentation?

Today, breast augmentation, or breast enhancement surgery, is one of the most common plastic surgeries performed. The surgery increases or restores the size of the breasts, as well as improves the shape and projection of the breasts. There are now more options than ever before, making breast augmentation a safe and natural choice to upgrade your appearance. Breast implant options include saline, silicone gel, or autologous fat transfer, which uses your own fat.

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What Options for Breast Implants in Sarasota, FL Can I Choose From?

At Florida Plastic Surgery, you can be confident in your breast augmentation options and in Dr. Kristopher Hamwi, your board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon.

Dr. Hamwi uses endoscopic breast augmentation to provide patients with a rapid recovery so that they can get back to their daily routines faster. With an optimal choice of breast implants and improved post-operative care, the pain and long recovery of traditional breast augmentation are significantly reduced.

During your consultation, Dr. Hamwi will discuss which option he feels will be the safest and most effective method to achieve your aesthetic goals.

What are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation in Sarasota, FL?

We all want to look better. Factors such as age, pregnancy, or weight loss can affect the placement and appearance of breasts in ways diet and exercise cannot. Breast augmentation can be the answer to restoring more youthful-looking breasts.
Additionally, breast augmentation can:

● Add volume and shape to your breasts
● Improve your self-confidence
● Provide a better proportioned or more voluptuous figure
● Restore symmetry to breasts
● Revive your appearance after pregnancy, weight loss, or aging
● Provide safe, effective, and long-lasting results

The best way to gain the benefits you want from breast augmentation is to choose a highly qualified surgeon who understands your goals and reasons for choosing the procedure.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Hamwi as my Breast Implant Surgeon in Sarasota?

As an expert in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kristopher Hamwi has over ten years of training through the finest programs in Washington D.C., Manhattan, and Harvard. Dr. Hamwi mastered a full spectrum of procedures through this extensive training. His dedication to his craft and patient results makes him your best choice for Breast Augmentation procedures in Sarasota. 

Dr. Hamwi is a wellness ally to every patient who walks through Florida Plastic Surgery’s doors. In addition to his unparalleled training and expertise, Dr. Hamwi brings a passion for helping his patients gain confidence through aesthetic plastic surgery.

From consultation to post-op, your experience with Dr. Hamwi will feature:

● Compassion
● Responsiveness
● Open communication
● Schedule accommodation

“The goal of my practice is to help patients feel better about themselves. I truly want the best for all of my patients.”

 Dr. Hamwi

Your Sarasota Breast Augmentation Consultation with Dr. Hamwi

During your breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Hamwi will ensure your concerns and goals are understood. As your friendly aesthetic plastic surgery expert, Dr. Hamwi will help you achieve your aesthetic goals in the safest, most precise, and most cost-effective manner. His dedication to his patients’ overall wellness journey is unmatched.
During your in-person or virtual consultation, Dr. Hamwi will ensure you have the information you need to make an informed decision about your procedure.

At Florida Plastic Surgery, you’ll never feel pressured. You’ll feel comfortable and empowered to regain your confidence.

Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation in Sarasota?

Before determining your breast augmentation procedural plan, Dr. Hamwi will consider many aspects of your breasts during your consultation, including:

● Current size and shape of breasts
● Placement of nipples and areolas
● Desired breast size and shape
● Quality of breast tissue and skin
● Allergies or medical conditions
● Previous surgeries or medical treatments
● Current medications
● Current mammogram results
● Family history of breast cancer

There are some aspects to consider before you choose breast Augmentation. Breast implants do require monitoring and will eventually need to be replaced. There are also normal surgical risks involved with the procedure.
Once Dr. Hamwi is sure that the procedure is suitable for you and has developed a procedural plan, you can then schedule your surgery date.

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Ready to get started?

Dr. Kristopher Hamwi has trained for over ten years at some of the world’s top institutions to become one of Florida’s best aesthetic plastic surgeons. Utilizing his exceptional skill, rigorous training, and genuine, caring approach, Dr. Hamwi strives for total patient satisfaction. Ready to partner with Sarasota’s leading aesthetic plastic surgeon?

What Can I Expect During a Breast Augmentation Procedure?

After you arrive approximately an hour before your scheduled surgery, you will meet with Dr. Hamwi and your anesthesia provider.

Once you are safely anesthetized, Dr. Hamwi will begin your breast augmentation surgery as determined during your consultation.

Dr. Hamwi will make an incision in your breast tissue, then lift the tissue to create a pocket for the implant. Depending on factors determined during your consultation, this pocket may be underneath the pectoral muscle or on top of it. After the implant is safely inserted and positioned, your incisions will be carefully sutured, and you’ll be dressed in compression garments.

For autologous fat transfer procedures, you will also undergo liposuction from an area of your body, such as the abdomen or thighs. This fat is then processed before being reinserted into your breasts.

How Soon Will I See My Sarasota, FL Breast Augmentation Results?

You’ll see results immediately following treatment; however, you may experience swelling that disguises the true results for a few weeks. Some side effects may also include mild bruising at the treatment site. You’ll continue to see your results improve as your body heals over the next few months.


At Florida Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hamwi prefers rapid recovery breast augmentation. With an optimal choice of breast implants and improved post-operative procedures, the traditional pain and recovery time associated with breast augmentation is reduced. This means you get back to your daily routine faster.


As Dr. Hamwi is dedicated to his patients, he will educate you on ways to maintain your results or recommend other procedures to enhance them.

Ready to Learn More about Breast Augmentation in Sarasota?

With breast augmentation at Florida Plastic Surgery, improving the appearance of your breasts is easier than ever. Safe, effective breast implants will provide you with long-lasting results you’re going to love.

Ready to refresh your figure with the best breast augmentation in Sarasota, FL? Contact Florida Plastic Surgery at 941-800-2000 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation today!

Sarasota, FL, Breast Augmentation Procedures FAQs

The size and shape of the breast implant is based on 3 main considerations.

  1. what size and look do you want to have
  2. what size is your natural breast and the frame of your body
  3. how elastic the skin is and how it will support the implant

At your consultation these things will be discussed and we will determine a range of sizes for you to choose from. We also have breast sizers that you can try on that will give you a sense of how an implant will look on your body.

Choosing the size of your implant can be a worrisome task for many women. They are concerned that they will make a poor decision. We will help guide you through this process. You can bring pictures of women with a breast size you like to your consultation or we have breast sizers that you can try on in the office. Ask about how you can also make you own breast sizers at home. This way you can try on in a variety of clothes styles to see what you think looks best.

Due to each individual’s needs and aesthetic goals, breast augmentation procedures are highly customizable. The cost of your treatment will vary based on the procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Hamwi will provide an estimate for a more accurate breast augmentation cost in Sarasota, FL.

Now a days there are a variety of implants. the two most basic categories are Silicone and Saline implants. Within these groups silicone implants have a range of cohesivity levels. How cohesive the implant is affects how well it keeps its shape and how soft it is.  The more cohesive the implant is, the more upper pole volume an implant will have, the less cohesive the implant is the softer it will feel. Saline implants tend to feel less natural outside of the body but if the implant is placed under the muscle or the patient has moderate breast tissue of her own you may not be able to tell the difference. The reason that patients often choose saline implants is that they can be inserted through a smaller incision.

When breast implants are placed the breasts still tend to keep some of their natural features. Breast implants tend to create some of their own shape and position but if your breasts are naturally a little farther apart then it is likely that your results with implants will still be a little farther apart. The same is true for nipple position and where your breasts sit on your chest.

The no touch technique is a method of performing a breast augmentation where the implant is never handled by anyone including the surgeon. The implant is poured from its sterile packaging into a Keller funnel and then inserted into the breast pocket with the funnel. By reducing the contact the implant has the contamination risk is reduced.

During your Breast Augmentation procedure, you will be anesthetized and given pain medication to take in the following days. Be sure to address your pain concerns with Dr. Hamwi during your consultation.

In addition to breast augmentation, Dr. Hamwi is also an expert in breast lift and breast reduction procedures. You can learn more about each procedure by viewing their pages or scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hamwi.

The most important feature that will determine if a breast lift is necessary is the position of the nipples. The fold under the breast where the breast meets the chest wall is called the inframammary fold (IMF). If the nipple is at the level of this fold or above it, you don’t need a lift. If your nipples are below this level a lift may be a good idea.

Using a Keller funnel is one way to reduce the risks associated with silicone breast augmentation and give you the best possible chance of a great recovery. The less a breast implant is handled the less chance there is of contamination from bacteria and the less possible damage to the implant as it is being inserted. Because the funnel improves the ease at which the implant is placed it sometimes can mean that a smaller incision can be made to insert a silicone breast implant.

It is good to have an idea of what approximate size you want your breast to be. You may want to look for pictures of women in bathing suits or bras that have the approximate breast size you are looking to achieve. When doing this, it is best to find women that have a similar body size and shape as yours.

If you have breast sagging called ptosis you may need a breast lift. In these situations an internal bra procedure may be beneficial as well.

Temporary changes in nipple sensation after a breast augmentation is relatively common but permanent loss of sensation is not. If this is a particular concern to you then you should carefully consider the operation. Things that can influence the chances of sensory changes are larger implants and using electrocautery near the location of the nerve. Doctor Hamwi uses a technique that minimizes trauma to the area where the nerve is located.

It depends on what kind of work you do. I typically recommend that patients who have a desk job take 3-4 days off to see how they feel. If your job is more strenuous you may want to take a week. If your job is strenuous it may be necessary to modify your work duties so that you can heal.

We have come a long way from the recovery techniques of the past. Now we have rapid recovery protocols which will reduce the amount of pain after a procedure and get you back to normal activity in just a couple days. That being said, Strenuous physical activity should be avoided for 6 weeks in most cases.

Dr. Hamwi is one of the top breast implant surgeons in the country. He will use his vast training and experience to help guide you through all aspects of the procedure. Dr. Hamwi uses specialized techniques to get the best possible results and reduce risks associated with the surgery. Dr. Hamwi is one of the only doctors in the region that performs an endoscopic breast augmentation to precisely place an implant through the armpit so that there are no scars on the breast.

Dr. Hamwi’s philosophy on breast augmentation is that it should complement your natural body shape. We want to help you choose an option that not only makes you look great now but will look good for years to come while minimizing some of the inherent risks of surgery.

When you are choosing a breast augmentation surgeon you want to make sure that the surgeon is a board certified plastic surgeon with the experience and training to get you the best possible results. You want to make sure that they take the time to understand your goals and explain all of the potential risks and benefits. Ultimately you want to choose someone that has your best interests in mind and that you trust.

It is likely that you will need to have your implants replaced in the future. There is a common misconception that implants need to be replaced every 10 years. This is not accurate. It is common for some implants to go much longer than this without needing intervention and in some situations it may be sooner. The main reasons that an implant may need to be replaced is usually if the implant is damaged, if a hard scar capsule develops around the implant or if gravity changes the shape of the breast and you end up wanting a lift.

Yes, it is always a good idea to have someone that can stay with you after surgery to help monitor you and assist you until you feel more independent.

Yes, This procedure is performed in a certified surgery center or hospital with a registered anesthesia provider.

Underwire bras are usually avoided after surgery in exchange for a specific surgery bra or a breast band.

Placing a breast implant will always leave a scar. Our goal is to minimize the appearance of the scar or place it in a location that will be less visible. The 3 main locations for breast implant scars are

  1. in the fold under the breast called the IMF (Infra-Mammary Fold)
  2. through the nipple called the periareolar incision
  3. Through the armpit called the transaxillary incision. Dr. Hamwi performs a very specialized technique for transaxillary augmentation where he uses a camera to very precisely place the implants. This technique also keeps all scars off of the breast completely so there’s very little evidence that any work was done.

It is very common for your breasts to feel tight and sore after surgery and for some time afterwards. While strenuous physical activity should be avoided, current thinking about this surgery actually encourages light activity to aid in the recovery. This is called a Rapid Recovery Protocol and you surgeon will tell you exactly how to do this after your surgery.

Mammograms are an important part of breast health and should be continued after a breast augmentation. You should let your primary care provider know that you have had a breast augmentation as it may change the type of breast imaging that they perform. It is recommended that in addition to regular mammograms an MRI is done at certain intervals to check the implant and the surrounding breast.

A normal breast augmentation surgery does not require drains.

No, all of the sutures that are placed during a breast augmentation surgery will dissolve on their own.

While breast implants are designed to be durable they are not indestructible and breaks in the implant shell is possible. How this presents depends mostly on what the implant is filled with. If the implant is filled with saline then one would notice that the breast would shrink over a couple day period. If the implant is made of silicone then an MRI may be the only way to tell if the implant has been damaged. In either case damaged implants need to be replaced.

Serious complications from breast augmentation are rare but are possible. With any surgery we worry about bleeding, infection,  injury to surrounding structures and medication reactions. Our surgeons have extensive training and experience in breast augmentation and will take precautions to minimize these risks. Other issues that are more specific to breast augmentation are changes in nipple sensation, capsular contracture, implant malpositioning, asymmetries, and a very rare cancer called Anaplastic Large Cell Leukemia (ALCL). Your surgeon will discuss all of these things with you and any other questions you may have. Breast augmentation is considered very safe but it is still best to have all the information before deciding if it is right for you.