Aging causes many changes and often, the first change we see are the changes to our face and more specifically our skin. Some of these changes are a result of environmental influences such as sun exposure and smoking; others are attributable to our repetitive natural expressions (including squinting, smiling, and frowning). Hormonal influences and genetics also play a key role in how we age.
One of the most significant factors affecting the appearance of aged skin is the loss of a natural occurring substance in our body known as hyaluronic acid and collagen. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for maintaining moisture, volume and elasticity to the skin, providing us with a youthful appearance. Over time, the production of hyaluronic acid decreases, leaving the skin with a dull, volume depleted and wrinkled appearance.
Although we cannot change our age or our genetics, we certainly can look our very best at any age. Dr. Hong can help to reverse the appearance of these natural aging processes with the use of injectable hyaluronic acid, also commonly referred to as dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a key element in aiding in the moisture/hydration, elasticity and facial volume of the skin.
Hyaluronic acid comes in a gel form and once injected, acts like our own hyaluronic acid and provides instant results, and does not require any downtime. The results of dermal filler can last up to one year*, and be maintained for up to three years.**
You can book a consultation with Dr. Colin Hong to discuss your areas of concern and together, you can develop a treatment plan.
We are proud to offer you the following dermal filler product lines:
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.
Call 416-222-6986 to book your complimentary consultation for dermal filler with our team, Dr. Colin Hong today.
*The product monograph states hyaluronic acid lasts for a period between 6 months and 1 year (or longer) depending on the product and specific area treated.
** With a treatment plan, periodic follow-up treatments are scheduled to help maintain your results.
Dr. Hong provides a number of surgical procedures for the face including facelift, facial injectables and eyelid surgery. He is also known for his skill and compassion as a talented rhinoplasty toronto surgeon. Dr. Hong also grants the many requests of his patients by providing body and breast procedures. Among Dr. Hong`s regular body sculpting patients are those in search oftummy tuck, liposuction and breast augmentation with breast implants in Toronto.
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.