Have you wished you could make your breasts grow larger without breast implants? And if you are considering breast reconstruction, would you like the possibility that your breasts could regrow themselves? It may seem impossible, but it’s true. The BRAVA system is a clinically proven alternative to breast implants for increasing the size of your breasts. Gayoso Plastic Surgery is the first plastic surgery practice in the Tampa Bay area to offer women this non-surgical approach to breast enlargement, and we are currently involved in a clinical study to evaluate the use of the BRAVA system in breast reconstruction.
If you are interested in breast enlargement without implants and without surgery or participating in a clinical trial to improve results from breast reconstruction, the BRAVA system may be right for you. You can read on for more information, or schedule a consultation to learn about the procedure directly from Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso.
What Is the BRAVA System?
The BRAVA Breast Enhancement and Shaping System is a clinically proven, non-surgical alternative to surgical breast augmentation. The BRAVA system takes advantage of the principle of tissue expansion utilized in many reconstructive procedures. This principle states that when body tissue is placed under sustained tension, it will grow. BRAVA is an external tissue expander for increasing the size of breasts.
BRAVA consists of two semi-rigid domes with specially engineered silicone gel rims, a sophisticated mini computer, nicknamed the SmartBox, that regulates the tension within the domes, and a sports bra that supports the domes and the SmartBox. The SmartBox not only regulates the pressure within the domes, it also records how long you wear the system and can transmit the information to the BRAVA website where you can track your progress.
Breast Enlargement with BRAVA device and fat grafting
Patients who do not want breast implants may be augmented or reconstructed using their own fat. Please contact our office for additional information on this technique
Investigating Breast Reconstruction
Internal tissue expanders have long been a part of breast reconstruction with breast implants. However, the BRAVA system represents the potential for using an external tissue expander to stimulate transplanted breast tissue to grow into a nicely-shaped, completely natural breast without major reconstructive surgery.
In this experimental procedure, the BRAVA dome is placed over the area where the breast was removed. The tension created by the dome causes expansion of the area. Tampa cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso then uses liposuction to remove fat from a suitable donor area. The fat is treated and injected into the breast to create a breast that looks and feels natural. With only a single injection procedure, women can achieve a small B-cup natural breast. With additional treatments, larger breasts can be reconstructed.
The potential advantages of this procedure include:
- A reconstructed breast that looks and feels natural
- Suitable for delayed reconstruction
- No major surgery necessary for reconstruction
- No additional scarring or lengthy recovery time
- No breast implant required
The only disadvantage is that the procedure cannot be used for immediate reconstruction. You must first recover from the mastectomy procedure, then wear the BRAVA system for 3-5 weeks before receiving the first fat injection. Additional fat injection procedures will be performed over a period of 2-6 months if desired.
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation and breast reconstruction without breast implants, please call or email Dr. Gayoso at Gayoso Plastic Surgery today to schedule your BRAVA system consultation. We happily serve patients in Clearwater, Tampa, Sarasota and St. Petersburg, Florida.