BREAST AUGMENTATION AT POWER PLASTIC SURGERY
When it comes to breast augmentation, you’ll want the best. As the most performed plastic surgery procedure each year, not all breast augmentations are created equal. Whether it’s complications or simply not the results you were hoping for, revision is a very real part of breast augmentation. This means your breast augmentation begins with determining the best options for you with the experience you need in a breast augmentation expert. That’s why it’s important to look at your options with a board certified plastic surgeon who can make your breast augmentation results the best they can be.
For most women, breast augmentation is a way to boost their confidence in their figure. You deserve to love your breasts, and Dr. Stephanie Power is a leading breast augmentation plastic surgeon in the Toronto area with experience helping women achieve their ideal results and their ideal body.
"My patients are real women.
Mothers and next-door neighbors, not models."
- DR. STEPHANIE POWER
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a way to boost your confidence through enhancing your breast size and shape. It involves the placement of implants inside the breasts through surgical incisions. Many women consider breast augmentation as a way to enhance their natural breasts while others opt for breast augmentation as a way to restore their breasts after pregnancy or weight loss. Some women even opt for breast augmentation if their breasts are asymmetrical. There are a few different factors that will determine your breast augmentation results, and you’ll discuss these with Dr. Power during your consultation.
The two types of implants are saline and silicone. Saline implants can come with benefits like a lower cost and smaller placement incision. If a saline implant ruptures, you will notice loss of volume and the salt water is resorbed by your body. Rippling is more common though with saline implants, particularly in thin patients. On the other hand, silicone implants can come with benefits like a more natural feel but require some monitoring for silent ruptures. Form stable implants are a type of silicone implant that are filled with a material similar to a gummy bear. These are one of the newest options for implant technology. This means the silicone filling won’t leak or migrate in the event of a rupture and can feel extremely similar to natural breast tissue.
Implants are sized differently than bra cup sizes, so an important part of your consultation will be trying on sizers to determine the best size for your goals. Some measurements that will determine your best implant size include your breast base diameter since a smaller chest can mean that certain implants will look more prominent. Whether you’re hoping for a more natural look or an augmented one, finding the right implant size for your goals is an important step.
Breast implants have been made in both round and anatomical or teardrop shapes. Many women decide to get breast implants to increase fullness of the upper breast. Round implants remain the most popular shape of implant. Teardrop implants were created to mimic the natural shape of the breast with greater fullness in the lower pole. The challenge with teardrop implants though is risk that the implant may rotate or shift. They were only available with a textured surface to lower risk of the implant rotating in the body. There have been safety concerns about textured implants and teardrop implants are not currently an option. Implant size and placement also affect shape, so the best choice for you will depend on your presentation and goals.
There are two main incision options for your procedure. The two most common ones are inframammary (below the breast crease) and periareolar (around the nipple). Each option will leave scarring, The inframammary scars are hidden within the breast fold as the implants settle into position. Periareolar scars are concealed along the lower border of the areola. Each option also comes with some benefits, and the right option for you might depend on factors like your chosen implant and placement preference. In some cases, implants can be placed through a transaxillary (through the armpit) or umbilical (belly button) incision.
Implants can be placed either on top of or underneath the chest muscle. Each option comes with some benefits— placing the implants on top of the chest muscle can give greater cleavage but isn’t recommended for women who don’t have much breast tissue or have a smaller chest. Placing the implants below the chest muscle can be a good option for a more natural result but can cause visible movement if you work out with upper body movements. This can also make your recovery more substantial.
How is Breast Augmentation Performed?
Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia. Firstly, your chosen incision is made, and a pocket is created in the breast tissue. Then, the implant is carefully placed either on top of the chest muscle or underneath it. If you opt for saline implants, these can be placed through a smaller incision and then filled with saline solution. In the case of silicone implants, these are pre-filled and placed as a whole. The incision length for silicone implants may also be reduced if an implant funnel is used for insertion. Once the implants are in place, your incisions are closed and made ready for recovery.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
You’ll receive detailed instructions to follow to make sure that your recovery is smooth and successful. Since your surgery will be performed under general anesthesia, you’ll need to arrange for someone to take you home and stay with you for 24 hours. You can expect about one to two weeks of recovery. You’ll be given prescription medications to fill so you can manage swelling and discomfort, the worst of which is usually over the first few days of recovery. You should plan on wearing a surgical bra for around 6 weeks after surgery to support your new implants, but you can return to work or school within one week or so. You’ll return for follow-up appointments to check your progress and ask any questions you may have. You’ll also receive Dr. Power’s contact information for any questions you have at home. Click here to learn about when you can wear an underwire bra after breast augmentation surgery.
Procedures to Enhance Your Breast Augmentation
The most popular option to include with your breast augmentation is a breast lift. Sometimes called a breast lift with implants, this combination is a great option if you also have sagging caused by weight loss, aging, or breastfeeding. Breast augmentation is a regular part of a mommy makeover procedure in order to restore volume in the breasts through implants.
Breast Augmentation FAQs
Can I breastfeed after breast augmentation?
What is natural breast augmentation?
Do breast implants need to be replaced after 10 years?
Do breast implants interfere with breast cancer screening?
Do breast implants cause cancer?
What is capsular contracture?
What are different types of implants?
What are different incisions for breast augmentation surgery?
What are different planes for breast implant placement and how is this determined?
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What is the anticipated recovery after breast implants?
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Are there any risks associated with larger breast implants?
Is there a link between breast implants and lymphoma?
Is there increased risk of developing autoimmune disease from silicone breast implants?
How many follow ups are required after breast implant surgery?
Do breast implants affect screening for breast cancer?
Do you have to replace breast implants every 10 years?
Can breast implants change nipple sensitivity?
Should I avoid breast implants if I'm an athlete involved in contact sports?
Am I too skinny or athletic for breast implants?
Can breast implants rupture and cause silicone poisoning?
Are fat injections an alternative to breast implants?
Can I move my arms after breast augmentation?
Are breast implants under warranty?
Who is A Good Candidate For Breast Augmentation?
Do breasts sag after breast augmentation?
Can your nipples still get hard after breast lift?
How do I know if my breast implant is leaking?
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Breast augmentation is one of the best ways to enhance your breasts and boost your figure. To learn more about your options, it’s important to meet with a board certified plastic surgeon with experience helping women bring out their best confidence yet. We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Power at our Toronto office by calling or filling out our online form.CONTACT US GET PRICING