Toronto Breast Augmentation- Surgeon’s Answers to Common Questions
A list of questions for your surgeon
To help clear things up, here are answers to some of the most common questions from potential breast augmentation patients.
One of the top questions we encounter is, “ how long do breast implants last?” The truth is, like any medical device, breast implants can’t be guaranteed to last a lifetime. It’s not uncommon to undergo an additional breast augmentation surgery to decade from the original procedure. Many women who opt for a breast augmentation in Toronto, are worried about the potential impact on their ability to breastfeed. If you have similar concerns, you will be glad to hear that most women actually do not experience any problems breastfeeding following their procedure. For those who do breastfeed, there is typically no impact to the result of the breast augmentation as well.
Another common concern among women considering a breast augmentation is that breast implants might increase the risk of developing cancer. Although there have been some studies that link breast implants to anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), this is an extremely rare occurrence which has only been seen among those with textured implants and the cause is unknown. Treatment in those few cases was implant removal. When it comes to regular breast implants, there is currently no reason to believe implants increase the risk of breast cancer.
The difference between types of breast implants
When researching options for breast augmentation, many women wonder what exactly the different type of breast implants are filled with and how they differ. Breast implants are typically filled with either silicone, or saline. The type of implant that is right for you will vary on a case to basis. It is a good idea to review this during your initial consultation with a plastic surgeon. Generally, silicone implants tend to be more popular. This is because they usually result in a more natural look and feel than saline implants. An important difference to note is that since silicone implants are pre-filled, the incision required to place them under the muscle is typically a little larger than with saline, which are filled after they are placed.
Dissatisfaction with the results
Because cohesive silicone is the more popular choice, many patients also think about how they will know if there is a rupture. Since there is a visible deflation when a saline implant ruptures, it is fairly obvious. With silicone however, they retain a normal shape so it can be trickier to detect. Therefore, it is usually recommended to have regular breast exams and follow up with breast imaging if any change is suspected. During the decision making process, many women also wonder what their options are if unsatisfied with the results – particularly if they feel their implants are too big or too small.
Avoiding buyer’s remorse
The best way to ensure you get the results you’re looking for is to choose an experienced and qualified surgeon for your surgery. Well known as one of the top choices for breast augmentation in Toronto, Avenue Plastic Surgery offers 3-d imaging previews to their clients, which can give them an idea of what the results will look like prior to the procedure. By utilizing this cutting edge technology, you can avoid any unwelcome surprises when it comes to the results of your procedure.
If you still have questions or would like to determine your suitability for a breast augmentation, we welcome you to contact our clinic for consultation with one of our renowned plastic surgeons.