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Many men have never been given the chance to decide whether or not they want to undergo circumcision, which is the surgical excision of the foreskin which covers the head of the penis. Their decisions would have been made for them before or immediately after birth by their parents based on perceived hygiene benefits and/or religious or cultural practices. For example, male babies of Muslim or Jewish heritage are much more likely to be circumcised than in any other culture. However, more and more uncircumcised adult males are seeking surgical intervention. Unfortunately, many hospitals and private clinics in Toronto are unwilling to dedicate operating room time for this procedure, leading to a waitlist of up to two years for a consultation. Thankfully, Dr. Hong’s office will try their best to see you as soon as possible.

Saline-filled implants

Most women receive saline-filled implants which consist of a silicone shell filled with sterile salt. This type of implant is generally less expensive.

Cohesive silicone gel-filled implants

Recently, new cohesive silicone gel implants have become available to Canadian plastic surgery patients. Silicone gel implants tend to feel more like real breast tissue than saline implants and do not ripple or fold as much as saline implants. The current cohesive gel is less likely to seep, run or shift unlike the older type of liquid silicone implants. The silicone implants have two popular subtypes which are the “Round implants” & the “Tear Drop anatomical implants”.

Silicone Gel implants

With advancement in technology daily, new implants are been still invented under the silicone gel implants. Dr. Hong’s expertise in breast augmentation surgeries is remarkable from performing hundreds of breast augmentation surgeries with great artistic skills. His professional & passionate skills can help you achieve your prospective breast augmentation goals. You need a highly skilled and efficient plastic surgeon to give you your desired rejuvenated figure and Dr. Colin Hong is one of the top plastic surgeons in Toronto.

Why get circumcised as an adult?

Adult males may choose to get circumcised for both cosmetic and clinical reasons. Some men may experience chronic infections under the foreskin, painful erections, or an inability to fully retract their foreskins from the head of the penis (this is called phimosis). For these clinical reasons, circumcision may be covered by health insurance. However, many men also choose to get circumcised as a part of Cosmetic Surgery . One survey found that 90% of women thought circumcised penises looked better, and this appeal to the opposite sex may be a quite a large influence on a man’s decision to get circumcised. Many men also think that circumcision would improve hygiene, as they would not have to worry about cleaning the area underneath the foreskin. Finally, some men who undergo conversion of faiths (such as into Judaism) may need to seek circumcision as well.

What are the benefits of circumcision?

There are many studies that have found benefits to circumcision. They have found that there is a reduced risk of urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases and penile cancer. In addition, it prevents cases of inflammation of the head of the penis and the foreskin. It also prevents cases where there is an inability to retract the foreskin (phimosis) or return it to its original location (paraphimosis). It also makes it easier to keep the end of the penis clean. However, regular good hygiene techniques can help prevent uncircumcised penises against many of these problems, and condoms will help prevent STDs and other infections.

What are the risks of circumcision?

The risks of circumcision are low and are similar to those of any regular surgery. This includes the risk of pain, bleeding, infection, and irritation. Some people have also claimed a reduction in the penis’s sensitivity, resulting in a longer time required to reach ejaculation. However, this can also be thought of as an advantage.

What can I expect from the procedure?

Code: Circumcision is a relatively simple procedure performed in around an hour. After administering either local freezing or general anaesthetic (see next section), Dr. Hong will push the extra foreskin from the head of the penis and clip off the excess. The two remaining edges of skin will be stitched together using small, dissolvable stitches. You can go home the same day as the surgery, though if you were put under general anaesthesia you will need someone to drive you home. Your penis may be bruised and swollen for the first two days, but it will generally be healed in 5-7 days. You will likely not feel much pain, but Dr. Hong will prescribe Tylenol 3 just in case. You will have a dressing over the area, and you should not shower while you still have one on. Strenuous exercises should be avoided for four weeks, and intercourse or masturbation should be stopped for six weeks.

How much does circumcision cost?

You should discuss the reasons for your surgery with Dr. Colin Hong. If it is for medical reasons, then you may be able to have the surgery covered by OHIP or by your insurance. However, if the surgery is for cosmetic reasons, then you will have to pay. The cost of circumcision is around $1500 to $2,500 if performed under local anaesthesia. This would render the patient conscious and alert and would only numb the penis. If you request surgery under general anaesthesia, where you will be put to sleep, then surgery will cost then $1,800 to $2,800. Please discuss the best method during your consultation with Dr. Hong. Our consultation fee is  $95 but it would be deducted from the cost of your procedure.

Procedures such as rhinoplasty, facelift and filler injections are just three of the procedures that Dr. Hong has provided, to help his numerous patients realize their facial beautification dreams, throughout his long, distinguished career. Dr. Hong also has many years of experience, performing sophisticated surgical procedures for the body and breasts. He is widely praised a principal Toronto liposuction, tummy tuck and breast augmentation cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Hong has wide-ranging expertise and skill in performing advanced breast surgery procedures that result in natural-looking profiles for his Toronto breast augmentation patients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing your desired implant for surgery depends on quite a number of multiple factors which include your native breast dimension (height and width) , projection, rib cage width, body anatomy, volume, the thickness of tissue, how you want the breast to look like after surgery. The most effective way of choosing implant size is to try out sizers from your surgeon while wearing a tight body fit.

In cases of implant weights, the bigger the implants the more they will likely weigh. The size of 100 cc silicone implant generally weighs 0.23 lbs while that of the saline implant with size 100 cc weighs 0.21 lbs. Going bigger in size, a 300 cc silicone implant weighs 0.69 pounds and a pair weighs 1.38 pounds. 300 cc saline implants weigh 0.63 lb and a pair weighs 1.26 lbs. In this case, implants weigh almost the same as the exact amount that an actual breast tissue would weigh. 

In most cases, the weight varies slightly depending on the manufacturers. There might be a slight weight variation from different manufacturers.

Whether or not a person performs a breast augmentation, the genetic makeup of the individual has a major role to play in the contribution of breast sag. Factors such as weight (increasing or decreasing), gravity, age, skin elasticity & ethnicity have a lot to do when it comes to breast augmentation sagging. In this case, use a very good supportive bra that will help you to reduce the effect of sagging.

The lifespan of breast implant is not actually guaranteed as it is not predictable when the implant lifecycle will eventually end. In which case, no matter how your counseling process has been with your surgeon before the operation, always bear in mind that you cannot have a breast implant that will last a lifetime. 

There is no set expiry date attached to breast implants because there has not been a reason to get them replaced unless there is a possible rupture or have other problems. Most times implants exceed more than 12 years and even last up to 30 years in some cases.  

There are quite a number of new implants that have been introduced for breast augmentation and are known as “jelly bean”, “gummy bear”, or “highly cohesive gel” implants that are also available for breast augmentation and they have a firmer feeling, but there are no effective long term results to indicate that they are much better or tend to last longer than the saline or silicone implants.  

Breast augmentation is normally performed in our Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. It also has certification by the College of Physicians and Surgeon OHP program.

Since the surgery is under general anesthesia, there is no pain during the procedure. 

The greatest period of discomfort for the patient is usually the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours after breast augmentation surgery. Afterward, pains will reduce and there will be no need for too much pain relievers as usual. We do a 24-hour recovery routine that most patients have a very little discomfort after 24 hours. In the case where breast implants are placed in the submuscular position, there will initially cause more discomfort than when it is placed in the subglandular pocket ( in front of the muscle).

In the case of breast augmentation, general anesthesia is commonly used. This will guarantee a painless procedure and also the surgeon can concentrate to deliver his best surgical result. 

You can see pre and post-operative result in our office.

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