Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure for women who would like larger and more voluminous breasts. To help you determine which look best suits you, Toronto Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Daniel Martin both offers silicone and saline implants.
Breast augmentation, or mammoplasty, can increase the confidence and physical appearance of the patient, and Dr. Martin’s vast experience allows him a keen eye to make the aesthetic choices that best suit his clients. Breast augmentation is a very common procedure with an outstanding safety record, and you can feel safe and confident in Dr. Martin’s care.
In the initial consultation, Dr. Martin will examine your breasts, the elasticity of the skin and your overall health to see you are a fit for breast augmentation. You must feel completely comfortable with the new look you are going to receive and your input is of paramount importance. During the consultation, Dr. Martin will discuss with you:
- The type of incision
- The type of implants
- Implant Placement (under the pectoral or behind the breast)
Types of Incisions
The type of incision will depend on your body type. There are three types of incisions.
INFRAMAMMARY INCISION- An Inframammary incision is an incision that is located under the fold of the breast. The breast implant is inserted through the incision, centered in the breast and then the incision is closed.
TRANS-AUXILLARY INCISION- The Trans-Auxiliary incision, also known as the Lollipop Lift, is an incision located in the armpit. The breast implant is inserted through the incision, centered in the breast and then the incision is closed.
PERI-AREOLAR INCISION- A Peri-Areolar incision is a semi-circle incision located on the lower half of your areola. The breast implant is inserted through the incision, centered in the breast and then the incision is closed.
Types of Implants
There are two types of breast implants available.
SILICONE IMPLANTS- The Silicone Implant, generally placed on top of the muscle, is a pre-filled silicone shell with silicone gel.
SALINE IMPLANTS- Saline Implants, generally placed under the muscle, are salt water implants. A silicone shell is inserted while empty and then filled with a saline solution once in place.
Is a Toronto Breast Augmentation procedure a good fit for me?
During the assessment, Dr. Martin will help you determine whether or not you are a good candidate for breast augmentation. Some factors that make a good candidate are:
- You are displeased with the shape or size of your breasts
- Your breasts are lacking symmetry
- You are in good physical health
- You do not smoke or have recently quit smoking
Are my Toronto Breast Augmentation expectations reasonable?
Once you arrive and are settled in, Dr. Martin’s anesthesiologist will give you a general or local anesthesia. When numbness or sleep set in, Dr. Martin will make the predetermined incision type, insert the type of implant that best suits your body, position it properly and close the incision. When the procedure is complete, Dr. Martin will apply dressing to protect the incised area. The procedure takes one to two hours. Patients go home the same day and a follow-up appointment is set with Dr. Martin to see how the healing has progressed.
How long does it take to recover?
Toronto Plastic Surgeon Dr. Daniel Martin recommends approximately two weeks of recovery time for his patients, although this recommendation can change depending on the follow-up exam and the speed of healing. Vigorous exercise should be avoided for four to six weeks to ensure your safety and well-being.