Saline or Silicone?
What does a breast augmentation surgical procedure entail?
Breast augmentation in Toronto and Whitby is a relatively simple, outpatient procedure performed in our state of the art, surgical facility.
The procedure is completed under general anesthesia with intravenous sedation. Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy are able to create small skin incisions in different locations, including beneath the breast, around the areola or in the underarm for inconspicuous and minimal scarring. Next, a pocket for the breast implant is created and the breast implant is gently inserted underneath the muscles of the chest and the breast tissue. Finally, absorbable sutures are used to close the small incisions and a dressing is applied over the wound for effective healing. Once the breast augmentation surgery is over, you will be fitted with a post-operative bra and allowed to recover in the recovery room for approximately one hour before making your way home.
Implant choices: saline or silicone-gel?
There are two breast implant options available in Toronto and Whitby: saline and cohesive silicone-gel. Saline implants are filled with sterile saline liquid and can be inserted into the breast pocket via a very small incision, then filled once inside. They tend to be less expensive but also feel less natural than silicone-gel implants, depending on natural breast tissue. This type of implant is usually not recommended for thin individuals because of its potential rippling effect through thin skin.
On the other hand, silicone-gel implants come pre-filled with silicone-gel to provide a natural look and feel. They are available at a slightly higher price point and are ideal to ensure natural movement and minimize rippling. However, silicone-gel implants do require a slightly larger incision for insertion.
Despite the appeal of silicone-gel implants, saline breast implants remain a popular choice among our patients. The final choice between implants for your breast augmentation will be determined by your personal preferences and discussion with Dr. Golger or Dr. Romy.
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Breast Augmentation Recovery
The recovery process following a breast augmentation surgery
After spending adequate time in our recovery room, you will be allowed to go home to begin your very simple recovery process.
General post-operative instructions focus on receiving plenty of rest with limited arm movement to help minimize discomfort. Patients are generally asked to avoid upper body exercise or activities that increase heart rate and blood pressure, for two to three weeks. Following your surgery, uncomfortable pressure, tightness and swelling in your chest tissue may occur. This is effectively treated with oral pain medication and typically subsides within one to two weeks. Some have reported a numbing sensation in their nipples, which is not uncommon and can last for one to two months post-op, however, this feeling does not persist for most patients. While complications during recovery for breast augmentation are rare, you can minimize risk by carefully following the post-operative care instructions provided by our plastic surgeons.
Although the results of your breast augmentation surgery are visible immediately after the procedure, it will be difficult for you to enjoy and appreciate your new body until you have fully recovered and the swelling has diminished. Therefore, patience is important and we promise that the final outcome will be well worth the wait.
Are you a candidate for a breast augmentation in Toronto and Whitby with Avenue Plastic Surgery?
The best candidate for a breast augmentation is someone who desires breasts with perkier volume and a larger size. Before surgery, breasts may be smaller than you wish, or asymmetrical. As a candidate, you may also have experienced decrease breast size due to pregnancy and breastfeeding.
You should be in good health and considered to be fit. It is important that you do not have any medical problems that affect your ability to heal or tolerate anaesthetic well. We advise our surgical patients not to smoke or have a BMI over 35, as being close to your ideal weight before your breast augmentation procedure makes your surgery safer. These basic physical requirements ensure that your body can handle the stress of this elective surgery and that you will recover quickly afterwards. If you have medical questions, be sure to let your surgeon know and they will be happy to discuss with you.
Breast Augmentation is a popular way to give a boost to your post-baby body. If you have recently given birth, it is important to finish breastfeeding for at least a few months before your initial consultation, so that your breasts have stabilized in shape and size, and are no longer producing milk.
Considerations for breast augmentation surgery
As you plan for your breast augmentation procedure and select a breast implant size, consider your age, lifestyle, career, physique and body proportions in order to develop realistic expectations. Together, you and your enhancement team at Avenue Plastic Surgery will identify an implant size that best meets your goals while improving your body.
When choosing a breast augmentation in Toronto and Whitby with Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy, you can expect to:
- Feel and look more feminine
- Feel confident and fantastic in your body
- Turn heads and be admired for your body contours
- Replace the lost volume of your breasts from childbirth and breastfeeding
- Reduce embarrassment about breast sagginess or asymmetry
- Enjoy the freedom of wearing any clothing you like and looking amazing, without being constrained to a padded bra
When you are considering a breast augmentation in Toronto or Whitby, it is important that you be informed about the surgery details and have realistic expectations for what breast augmentation can accomplish. When you visit our clinic for your initial consultation, we will be happy to teach you more about today’s breast augmentation options and the advanced surgical techniques that make Avenue Plastic Surgery your best choice.
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