Here’s What You Should Know Before Planning a Breast Augmentation
Some key points to consider
With so much to learn, it can be confusing to figure out what the facts really are.
If you’re considering breast augmentation, you may be overwhelmed by the amount of information and options available. To help, here are some key points to consider when planning your Toronto breast augmentation. When it comes to deciding what type of implant you would like, you’ll need to consider saline or silicone implants. Saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater and are filled up once they have been inserted under the skin. Silicone implants, on the other hand, are pre-filled with a silicone gel.
Previous research had often cited that saline implants are safer than silicone primarily because unlike with silicone, if a saline implant ruptures, it will be immediately visible, as the implant will deflate. However, recent research has shown that both implant types are just as safe. To figure out which type is best for you, a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon will allow for assessment and your first opportunity to express your goals in person.
Another useful thing to know before your breast augmentation is that you can keep your implants indefinitely. Typically, breast implants do not need to be replaced and do not tend to cause any problems over time. The exception is cases of rupture, as you will usually need to opt for a replacement. There are a few reasons why people choose secondary breast surgery throughout the life of their implants. For instance, as we age, the body changes, particularly after bearing children, implants can often move. In these cases, replacement or revision surgery may be a good idea.
Bigger is not always better.
Perhaps one of the most common misconceptions we hear among clients considering breast augmentation in Toronto is that they will be unable to breastfeed after getting implants. The good news is, breast implants do not usually affect one’s ability to breastfeed. Furthermore, there is no evidence that breastfeeding with implants is unsafe for you or the baby. When you are planning your breast augmentation, it is also important to understand that bigger is not always better. If you have your eye on big implants, the surgeon would have to consider your body type, particularly the size of your rib cage and the thickness of your skin to determine if they would be the right choice. Getting implants that are disproportionately large for your body can not only look unnatural but also cause long-term problems by placing excess strain on the neck and back.
Finally, yet importantly, you should be aware that working with a Royal College Certified plastic surgeon that has specific expertise in breast augmentation is best. Dr. Golger is a renowned plastic surgeon that has been performing breast augmentations in Toronto for many years. With extensive experience under his belt, he has helped numerous satisfied patients get the breasts they have always dreamed of. To get started, we welcome you to contact us to set up a private consultation.