Breast Augmentation in Toronto- What Does it Really Involve?

Breast Augmentation remains one of the most popular procedures


If you’re one of the many women considering a breast augmentation, you may be wondering what the procedure really involves.

To start, it’s helpful to understand what exactly breast augmentation surgery is. The procedure itself is designed to enhance the shape and volume of the breasts. Many people choose breast augmentation as a means to improve the symmetry and balance of their breasts, as well as to rejuvenate cleavage that has lost volume with age, or following childbirth. For those who choose Avenue Plastic Surgery for their breast augmentation in Toronto, the procedure is relatively fast- usually requiring 1-2 hours only- and is done on an outpatient basis at a state of the art surgical facility.

Performed under general anesthesia, the surgeons create small incisions to form a pocket for the breast implant. Depending on the size of the implant and the result patients are looking to achieve, these incisions are most commonly placed under the breast in the natural crease, or at the outer edge or the areola.

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Recovery Period

The breast implant is then inserted through the small opening, usually underneath the chest muscle and breast tissue. Once the implants have been placed, dissolvable sutures are used to close the incisions and medical tapes protect the outside while the short incision heals. When it comes to the decision of placing the breast implant over or under the muscle, your surgeon will review your individual case and make the best recommendation based on the specific advantages for your circumstance. Once the procedure is complete, your surgeon will let you know if you need to be fitted for a postoperative bra. After this, patients typically take around an hour to recover in the recovery room before leaving the clinic to head home. Once patients are home and the recovery process can begin, it typically takes around 2-4 weeks to fully recover. However, patients are usually comfortable enough to return to work around the one-week mark.

Implant Options

For patients considering breast augmentation in Toronto, there are two-implant options available: saline and cohesive silicone gel. Saline implants contain a sterile saline liquid. This type of implant is generally inserted under the skin via a small incision, and then filled. Saline implants usually come at a lower price point that cohesive silicone gel implants, but tend to feel less natural and may be more prone to rippling in patients with thin skin and minimal breast tissue. Silicone gel implants, on the other hand, come prefilled with a cross-linked, semi-solid gel that moves and responds to touch much like natural breast tissue. Although they are typically more expensive, they are less prone to rippling and have quickly become the more popular choice. The incision required to place these implants might be slightly larger than those required for saline, because saline implants are filled only once placed inside the body.

Now that you have an idea of what the procedure involves, you may be wondering if you are a good candidate. Typically, a good candidate for a Toronto Breast Augmentation is one who is in overall good health. Those who are looking to improve asymmetry issues, or restore volume to the breasts as well as increase the appearance of cleavage, typically stand to benefit the most from a breast augmentation. To gather more information and determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure, we welcome you to contact our clinic to set up a consultation with one of our experts today.

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