Our Services: BREAST AUGMENTATION | Toronto, ON
What Is Breast Augmentation or Breast Enlargement?
Breast Augmentation–also known as Breast Enlargement, Augmentation Mammoplasty, Breast Implants & Boob Job–is a surgical procedure performed on women to help increase their breasts’ fullness and volume. This new magnificent look from a surgeon’s touch is usually larger as it is restructured to make the breast rounder and more attractive. The breasts can be augmented using fat volume or implants such as saline or silicone by an experienced plastic surgeon. This area of medical science is what we call body contouring in the field of plastic surgery.
Breasts are a vital part of concern in the woman’s body and often has a major role to play in her self-confidence & esteem. Every woman wants to be gorgeous in their appearance and feel confident in themselves. In fact, most women consider the fullness of their breast as a prestige to them. For this reason, science and technology have decided to bring up an elective surgical procedure to help women with concerns about their breasts to get the confidence boost they need.
Types of Breast Implants:
- There are two different types of implants that can be used for a breast augmentation procedure:
- Saline-filled implants
- Cohesive silicone gel-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.
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”.
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.
To learn more about Dr. Hong, please read his bio here.
Breast Augmentation Consultation
We will examine your breasts and take into consideration factors such as the size and shape of your breasts, the quality of your skin and the placement of your nipples. If your breasts are sagging, a breast lift may also be recommended. Individual factors and personal preferences will help us together to determine your appropriate breast size and the location of incisions. Keep in mind that in general, the larger the implant, the greater the risk of complications.
We have covered this topic in great detail and you can read about it on our LEARN page
Breast Augmentation Procedure
implants can be placed under the chest muscle (submuscular) or between the chest muscle and the breast tissue (submammary). There are advantages and disadvantages with each approach. We will discuss with you the implant placement location and location of the incision through which the implant will be inserted.
Once the incision is made either under the breast, in the axilla or at the edge of the areola, the surgeon creates a pocket into which the implant will be inserted. This pocket is made either directly behind the breast tissue (submammary) or underneath the pectoral muscle (submuscular).
Breast augmentation is usually performed on an outpatient basis, so it is important to arrange for someone to accompany you home after surgery and to stay with you during the first night following surgery.
Visit our LEARN page for more information on Breast Enlargement Procedures.
Side Effects of Breast Augmentation Surgery
When a breast implant is inserted, a scar capsule forms around it as part of the natural healing process. The scar capsule may tighten and compress the implant, causing the breast to feel firmer than normal. This is called capsular contracture. Capsular contracture can occur to varying degrees and when severe, it can cause discomfort or changes in the breasts appearance. In such cases, additional surgery may be needed to modify or remove the scar tissue or perhaps, remove or replace the implant.
After surgery, some discolouration and swelling will occur, but this will disappear quickly. Most residual swelling diminishes within a month. You may also experience temporary soreness, swelling, bruising and change in nipple sensation.
Risks and Complications
Some potential complications include: infection, reactions to anesthesia and blood accumulation that may need to be drained surgically.
Although rare, an infection may require temporary removal of the implant. Changes in nipple or breast sensation may result from breast augmentation surgery although they are usually temporary.
Here is a more complete list of Breast Augmentation’s Risks and Complications.
Breast Augmentation Recovery Period
Typically, one can return to work within a few days. Fading of scars can take several months or longer. Please visit Dr. Hong’s Breast Augmentation FAQ page below for more information:
Why Dr. Colin Hong?
Many women who are considering breast augmentation may be hesitant to proceed with the plastic surgery because they are uncertain if the results will be what they have expected. Others may have in mind breasts that may not be realistic for their specific body. Dr. Colin Hong understands this and so he offers his prospective patients a simulated post-operative result. We offer our breast augmentation clients a complimentary stimulation so they can put their minds at ease before committing to a surgery!
Come and take pictures of yourself and upload them onto the confidential software, and then you can play around with different breast implant sizes and looks! We are confident this will help you see the potential outcome and it will allow you to choose the best breast implants bases on your desires, body shape and tissue characteristics.
Visit Dr. Hong’s Breast Augmentation clinic in Toronto or call us to book an appointment at (416) 222-6986 today!