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.
Written onJune 23, 2020
Dr. Romy Ahluwalia is a fantastic plastic surgeon! I had a breast augmentation done with him. At my consultation appointment he took the time to answer all my questions and concerns in regards to the procedure. He made me feel very comfortable and confident in choosing him as my surgeon. He thoroughly explained the incision and placement of the implant and his reasoning for the location. He is a very kind and caring doctor. If I were to have any other surgeries done in the near future, I would most definitely pick him as my doctor. I highly recommend him!
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