Breast Augmentation in Richmond Hill

Breast Augmentation in Richmond Hill2024-04-27T11:29:16-04:00

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, commonly known as augmentation mammoplasty or colloquially as a “boob job,” is a surgical procedure designed to increase breast size and enhance overall appearance. This procedure can be achieved using either breast implants or fat transfer techniques. Implants, whether saline or silicone, can be positioned beneath the chest muscle or over it, offering flexibility in achieving desired outcomes.

This surgery is not only sought after for cosmetic reasons but also to restore breast volume and firmness following pregnancy or weight loss. It is also an effective solution for addressing breast size asymmetry. In cases where both augmentation and lift are necessary, the two procedures can be combined to achieve optimal results.

Why Grand Genesis?

  • Largest Private Plastic Surgery Centre in Ontario, fully equipped state of the art facility located in Richmond Hill, efficient and user friendly but more economical than downtown luxury mini clinics

  • 2 Fully Equipped Operating Rooms – 15 Recovery Beds for Overnight Stays

  • 15 Plastic Surgeons (Guest & In house) – 30 Nurses

  • VERY SHORT waiting times for Consult & Surgery

Surgeon Performing Breast Augmentation:

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Price & Cost

Price range: Price: Range CA$7,000-11,000 depending on the extent of surgery. Implants are extra. Our surgeon can give you an exact estimate of the cost after examination & talking with you.

Who is a good candidate?

You are a good candidate for Breast augmentation procedure if:

  • Your breast development is complete.
  • You’re dissatisfied with the size or symmetry of your breasts, particularly after weight loss or pregnancy.
  • Your overall health is good, without any serious conditions that could affect healing.
  • You’re a non-smoker or can refrain from smoking for a minimum of three weeks before and after surgery.
  • You possess a positive outlook and a realistic understanding of the procedure’s potential outcomes.

The Procedure

Your surgeon will strategically place incisions in one of four locations: around the areola, beneath the breast fold, within the armpit, or even within the navel. These incision sites have their own advantages and disadvantages, which should be thoroughly discussed with your surgeon.

Subsequently, a pocket is created either beneath the muscle or directly beneath the breast tissue, determined by your desired results, implant type, and individual anatomy. The implant is then positioned within the pocket, and the incisions are meticulously closed in layers.

For an alternative approach, fat transfer breast augmentation involves extracting fat from donor sites using liposuction techniques. This harvested fat is purified and then reintroduced into the breast area using specialized tools. With this method, incisions are smaller, and the need for implant replacement is eliminated.

The procedure generally lasts around two hours and is typically conducted under general anesthesia. However, a personalized approach with intravenous sedation and local anesthesia might be considered based on your unique circumstances.

Recovery

Following surgery, incisions might have drainage tubes, and your breasts will be wrapped in gauze bandages. A supportive compression bra will be advised for proper support. Wound dressings can generally be removed by the end of the first post-operative week. While discomfort is expected, especially if implants are placed beneath the muscle, prescription painkillers can help manage any pain.

Within 3-7 days post-surgery, you can resume showers and return to work. However, movement should be limited to prevent potential bleeding around the implants. Light walking is recommended to prevent blood clots. Strenuous activities should be avoided for 4-6 weeks.

Breast augmentation massage can be beneficial after the initial week to prevent complications like capsular contracture and assist implants in settling naturally. Over time, incision lines will fade, although the final appearance of scars depends on factors such as age, genetics, and nicotine exposure.

It's important to note that breast implants have a limited lifespan and might require replacement or adjustment over time due to changes in position or shape.

Possible complications

Just like with any surgical procedure, although rare, complications can arise. These include fluid retention, excessive blood loss and fluid loss, infection, reactions to anesthesia medications, pigmentation changes (hypo/hyper), and temporary skin numbness—these are expected and typically temporary.

There are certain potential complications specific to breast augmentation:

• Implant Leakage or Rupture: Over time, one or both implants may develop leaks. In the case of saline implants, the body safely absorbs the saltwater. However, if silicone implants rupture, the silicone filling remains in place. In either case, the implant shell must be removed, and replacement is necessary.

• Formation of Tight Scar Tissue (Capsular Contracture): The body’s natural response to a foreign object is to form fibrous tissue around it. Occasionally, this tissue becomes excessively thick, causing the breast to stiffen and resulting in pain and discomfort. It can even impact the breast’s shape. Surgical intervention is necessary to address this issue. Placing implants beneath the muscle can lower the risk of capsular contracture.

• Breast Cancer Detection Challenge: Breast implants can complicate the detection of breast cancer through mammography. Alternative cancer screening methods, such as MRI and ultrasound, may be employed for accurate detection.

Remember, your surgeon will discuss these potential complications with you and take steps to minimize risks throughout your breast augmentation journey.

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One Comment

  1. Nyan September 6, 2020 at 1:14 am - Reply

    Hi can I ask what is the brand and type of pocket our clinic usually use. And how much for each type if I want to do inside the armpit.

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