BREAST AUGMENTATION AT POWER PLASTIC SURGERY
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 a surgical procedure. 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 opt for a breast augmentation procedure 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 breast implants can come with benefits like a slightly lower cost and smaller placement incision. If a saline implant ruptures, you will notice a distinct loss of volume and the salt water will be safely resorbed by your body. Rippling is more common though with saline implants, particularly in thin patients. On the other hand, silicone breast implants can come with benefits like a more natural feel but require some monitoring for silent ruptures. Form stable silicone gel 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 silicone breast implant rupture and can feel extremely similar to natural breast tissue.
Implants are sized differently than bra cup sizes, using volume instead of shape, 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, subtle look or a more dramatic increase in breast volume, 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 undergo breast augmentation specifically to increase the fullness of the upper breast. Round implants remain the most popular shape of implant for this goal. Teardrop implants, on the other hand, were created to mimic the natural shape of the breast with greater fullness in the lower pole. The challenge with teardrop implants though is a 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. Plastic surgeons have raised safety concerns about textured implants and therefore teardrop implants are not currently an option. Implant size and placement also affect the final appearance, 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 benefits over the other, and the right option for different breast augmentation patients might depend on factors like their 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 different advantages: 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. First, the 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 after they’ve been placed. 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 breasts caused by weight loss, aging, or breastfeeding. Breast augmentation and/or a breast lift are also a regular part of a mommy makeover procedure in order to restore volume and youthful appearance to the breasts.
Breast Augmentation FAQs
Who's a good candidate for breast augmentation?
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?
What to expect during consultation for breast augmentation?
How is implant size selected?
What to expect the day of breast augmentation surgery?
What to expect after breast augmentation surgery?
What is the anticipated recovery after breast implants?
What are potential complications of breast augmentation?
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?
What is a normal breast shape?
Can you breastfeed after breast augmentation?
Can breast implants cause pain years later?
Can breast implants last 30 years?
Can fat be transferred to breasts?
Does getting breast implants make you gain weight?
Does insurance cover breast implants?
How dangerous is breast augmentation surgery?
How long do breast implants last?
how much does breast augmentation cost?
How painful is breast augmentation recovery?
Is breast enlargement possible without surgery?
What are Natrelle breast implants?
What can go wrong with breast implants?
What is the average cost of a breast augmentation?
What is the difference between a breast augmentation and breast implants?
How do I prepare for breast implants?
Can you breast feed after breast augmentation
Do breast implants cause autoimmune disease?
How do you know if you have capsular contracture?
How long are breast augmentation incisions sore?
Is getting a breast augmentation worth it?
Is there an alternative to breast implants?
What are cohesive breast implants?
What are gummy bear implant?
What is the most common breast implant size?
Whats the safest breast implant?
Will Cigna cover breast augmentation?
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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