Five Steps To Choosing Your Breast Implants
As you plan for your surgery and select a breast implant size, consider your age, lifestyle, career, physique, and body proportions in order to develop realistic expectations.
Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy can significantly enhance your breasts using the latest, most advanced saline and silicone-gel breast implant devices through a safe and effective breast implant procedure. Goals for your breast augmentation surgery typically include the enlargement of breast size and the restoration of cleavage volume. This creates a natural appearance while maintaining a balanced body proportion to improve your self-confidence and body image. Our plastic surgeons have a high level of experience and training that provides them with the skill and expertise to give you excellent breast augmentation results.
We’ve broken the process of deciding the best breast implants for you into 5 easy steps!
Saline Implants or Silicone Implants
STEP 1 –
Once we’ve established that this is the best surgery for you, the first step is to discuss the different implant types. There are two breast implant options available in Toronto and Whitby: saline and cohesive silicone gel.
There are two breast implant options available in Toronto and Whitby: saline and cohesive silicone gel.
- Saline implants: These 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.
- Silicone implants: The other option is silicone gel implants which 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 surgery will be determined by your personal preferences and discussion with Dr. Golger or Dr. Romy.
Breast Implant Sizes
STEP 2 –
After deciding the types of implants we’ll use, we’ll decide the implant size. Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy will be able to give you their expert recommendations on what size they think will look best based on the proportions of your body. However, patients all have opinions on what size they think will look best. This is a fun process that will be based on your surgical goals. It’s important to note that breast implant sizes and bra cup sizes are not always the same.
Breast Implant Shape
STEP 3 –
Women have different goals with why they want breast implants. Some women desire more fullness, while others simply want larger breasts. There are different options for choosing implant sizes. For the most part, round implants are the most popular. The other option is teardrop implants, which are designed for a more natural feel. During the consultation, your expert breast surgeons will be able to go over the differences and their recommendations based on your preferences.
STEP – 4
Next, we’ll decide if the implants are going to go on top or beneath the muscle. The surgeons will want to first determine if you have an adequate amount of breast tissue. Women with not a lot of breast tissue typically get the implants below the muscle. If there is a good amount of tissue, putting the implants on top of the chest can add more cleavage. While adding them below the muscle will give a more natural look. These decisions are always a lot of fun for the patient and we’ll be here every step of the way to give our recommendations.
STEP 5 –
Lastly, we’ll want to decide the incision placement. Typically once we have an idea of the implant placement and shape, we’ll have a good idea of the incision placement. There are typically two options when it comes to placement — inframammary or periareolar. The Inframammary placement goes below the breast crease, while the other option, periareolar will go around the nipple. The other two options are transaxillary, which goes through the armpit, and umbilical which goes through the belly button — neither of these options are as common in our practice.
All incisions will leave scars, but because of the experience of both Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy, the scars will be hardly noticeable.
What to Expect on the Day of Breast Augmentation Surgery?
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 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 enlargement 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.
Enhance Your Breast Procedure
We’re often asked about combining breast augmentation with other breast procedures. This can be done and will often enhance the procedure depending on your surgical goals and body type. The most popular combination is a breast lift with implants. This is usually a great option for women whose breasts have begun to sag due to childbirth, weight loss, or age.
We are also known for our Toronto mommy makeover procedure, in which women combine multiple surgeries after giving birth. Typically during these procedures, we combine breast implants with a tummy tuck.
Breast Augmentation Recovery Process
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 surgery are rare, you can minimize risk by carefully following the post-operative care instructions provided by our plastic surgeons.
Although the results of your 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.
How to Find the Best Toronto Breast Augmentation Surgeon For You
*The importance of choosing a well-reputed and qualified surgeon for the job
In fact, of the most important choices, you will make for your surgery, is which plastic surgeon is right for you. For those looking for a well-known breast augmentation surgeon in Toronto, Avenue Plastic Surgery is one of the top clinics in the area. Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy are both Royal College Certified plastic surgeons, operating out of the state of the art clinic, with years of experience performing breast augmentation procedures for their many satisfied clients. Once you have come to the decision to proceed with a breast augmentation, the next step is to sit down for a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options. A consultation is the best time for you to make sure that you have made the right decision regarding the surgeon as well as address any questions and concerns that you might have.
Aside from medical experience, a surgeon’s communication skills are also an important factor in your decision-making process. Making sure that the surgeon takes time to answer all your questions without feeling rushed or pressured, is the best way to make sure you’re comfortable with your choice and ready for your exciting transformation.
Three Tips to Choose Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon
- Preparation — Being well prepared with a list of questions and taking your time to get to know the surgeon, can give you peace of mind that you’ve chosen the best surgeon for the job. For the many women who are seeking the right breast augmentation surgeon in Toronto, it’s also a good idea to talk to family and friends who’ve had a similar procedure. In fact, many of the patients who come into Avenue Plastic Surgery, tend to be referrals from previous satisfied clients. By selecting a tried and tested surgeon who comes personally referred, you’ll have a better idea of what to expect.
- Accreditations — Making sure that the surgeon has the necessary accreditations and is certified for the job is more important than the price
- Price — Don’t choose your surgeon based on price. Many people are lured by clinics offering various discounts and promotions for breast augmentation procedures. Even though the price tag may seem lower in these scenarios, it does not necessarily mean that it is the best choice for you. As well check that they have a proven track record of expertise in the specific procedure you are considering because many plastic surgeons prefer to work primarily in just a few types of procedure and may not perform yours very often.
Operating out of Avenue Plastic Surgery, Dr. Alexander Golger is one of the most gifted breast augmentation surgeons in Toronto. Applying his extensive training as well as clinical experience to every procedure has resulted in countless satisfied patients coming out of this leading-edge plastic surgery clinic. One of the factors that make Dr. Golger so popular among those considering breast augmentation is his compassionate approach to patient care. Personally conducting all consultations, he takes the time to get to know each patient and their unique goals. By creating an atmosphere of trust and relaxation, patients are able to have peace of mind that they are trusting the best surgeon for the job.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in Toronto?
Breast implant surgery is a highly personalized procedure. The cost of your Toronto breast augmentation will vary based on the type of breast augmentation performed along with other factors. The average cost of breast augmentation at Avenue Plastic Surgery is around $8,500 – $9,500. Financing options are available that can help make the payment process more manageable for our patients.
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If you’re interested in scheduling a consultation to meet with the surgeons, please contact us today. Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy are widely considered by their patients to offer the best breast augmentation Toronto residents can look forward to. We look forward to meeting you and beginning this enjoyable journey together!
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