There are many reasons a woman may choose breast augmentation. Patients at our Kitchener-Waterloo clinic may feel their breasts are too small, or note that their breasts aren't the same size. Our plastic surgeons, including 2 women, specialize in breast augmentation.
Women travel to The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic for breast augmentation from London, Guelph and throughout Southwestern Ontario. Request a consultation online to meet personally with one of our surgeons, or call our office at (519) 804-9822 to schedule an appointment.
Technological advances in the past decade have led to breast implant options that look and feel more like natural breasts than ever before. You have several options to discuss with your surgeon. Your choices will depend on a number of factors, including your cosmetic goals, your skin's elasticity, and your body's frame. Our surgeons take the time needed to provide all the information you need to make educated decisions. In some cases, your surgeon may recommend combining a breast lift with breast augmentation.
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Breast implants come in a variety of sizes. Selecting the proper size is crucial to ensure long-term satisfaction with your breast implants. Your surgeon helps you decide on the best size of implant to meet your goals.
The shape of the implant you choose depends primarily on your aesthetic goals. Some breast implants give the breast a more rounded appearance. Teardrop-shaped implants, also called anatomically shaped, create results that mimic the gentle slope of a natural breast with more fullness in the lower portion of the breast.
An implant's profile refers to how far it projects from the body. Implants that have the same volume can create a different appearance based on their profiles, which typically include the options low, moderate, moderate-plus, and high. The best choice depends on your body's frame and the cosmetic goals you communicate to the surgeon.
There are 2 approved options for breast implant fillers: silicone and saline. While both fillers are approved by Health Canada for breast implants, each has distinct features and benefits.
Breast implants can be either smooth or textured. Texturing is designed to help keep the breast implant from shifting in place and to reduce the rate of capsular contracture, but is not recommended for every body type.
The location of your breast augmentation incision is a personal choice that can be influenced by the size and type of implant you select. There are 3 options for incision location:
In all cases, the incisions are very small and inconspicuous. Any resulting scars fade and are barely perceptible.
Our surgeons perform breast augmentation surgery using a general anesthetic, meaning you will be asleep during the procedure. They begin the operation by making the smallest possible incision in the location you selected during the consultation. The next step is creating a small space, called a pocket, where the surgeon inserts the implant. There are 2 general options:
After inserting the implants and ensuring the breasts are symmetrical, your surgeon closes the incisions with dissolving stitches that don't need to be removed. Even though the operation itself takes only about an hour, expect to spend 3 hours at our practice on the day of the surgery.
The initial swelling that occurs following the procedure typically resolves within a few days, but residual swelling may take a few weeks to a month to disappear. A follow-up appointment is scheduled within a few days of the operation, which is an excellent time to ask any questions you might have. You are always welcome to contact our office at any time.
Breast augmentation patients can often resume normal daily activities such as driving, showering, cooking or shopping within 1 to 2 days after surgery. Expect to take 3 or 4 days off work, depending on the physical nature of your job. Some patients benefit from wearing support bras for a short period of time after surgery.
Avoid vigorous activities for 2 to 3 weeks, and take extra care to be gentle with your breasts for at least 1 month. You can begin lower body exercises 2 to 3 weeks after surgery, but avoid upper body exercises for at least 6 weeks.
The first step is a thorough consultation with your surgeon to determine your goals and preferences for your breast augmentation. The Clinic's patient coordinator will guide you through all the details of the planning process for your procedure, including financing, scheduling, and paperwork.
Aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs can cause increased bleeding, so you should avoid taking these medications for a period of time before surgery. If you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking well in advance of surgery.
You are to have nothing to eat or drink for the 12 hours immediately before your surgery.
You will arrange for someone to drive you to The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic and to pick you up after the procedure. Our staff will assist you with planning for your ride home.
You will meet our highly qualified and professional operating room staff so you will be assured that you are in excellent hands. Our anesthesiologist will talk to you before you go to sleep for your surgery. After the procedure is completed, you will be taken to our recovery area where you will continue to be closely monitored. After a brief recovery period you will be permitted to leave with your driver.
Vigorous activities should be restricted for a period of 2 to 3 weeks. Care must be taken to be extremely gentle with your breasts for at least 1 month.
Breast augmentation can result in your breasts being fuller and having an enhanced shape. Clothes may fit better and most women experience a boost in their self-confidence.
The results of breast augmentation are long-lasting. However, gravity and the effects of aging will eventually alter the size and shape of every woman's breasts. If, after time, you become dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, you may choose to undergo a breast lift aiming to restore their youthful contour.