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Breast Augmentation: Take Note of This if you Want Implants

October 5, 2015
Breast Augmentation - Take note of this if you want implants

Are you finally taking the plunge and getting breast implants? You probably have a ton of questions about the procedure. Plastic surgeons are asked certain questions quite often in consultation with patients. That’s why we wanted to share a guideline on how breast implants are placed and some common questions patients tend to ask about breast augmentation.

Unsurprisingly, breast augmentation remains one of the top performed procedures in North America. It’s in high demand, but certain trends in breast enhancement have changed. One interesting trend to note is that big breast implants are no longer as popular today. Think back to the 90s when busty and voluptuous celebrities like Pamela Anderson had large breast implants. That was the trend that many women liked and wanted for themselves.
 
Lately, plastic surgeons have noticed that women are now asking for smaller breast implants that suit their bodies more naturally. Women who want to remove their breast implants are downsizing too. Before, a lot of women requested to increase their breast size to a D or DD. The current trend is moving up to a B or C.

How do you get natural looking results for breast augmentation?

It depends where the breast implants are placed. If they are placed underneath the pectoral muscle, the results will look more natural compared to placing the implants over the muscle. However, this is dependent on different factors: how your breasts look, if your breasts are droopy and how much natural breast tissue you have. 
 
Fat grafting to the breasts is also another way to achieve a natural look and modest increase in breast size. Your plastic surgeon will extract fat from an area of your body—like your tummy or thighs—purify it and inject into the breasts. Since you’re using your own fat to enhance your breasts, the results won’t last as long as breast implants would. That’s because over time, some of the fat cells that have been injected into the breast won’t survive.
 
 

This woman had a mommy makeover which involved breast augmentation at SpaMedica.
 

Where are incisions made when getting breast implants?

The 3 most common incisions include:
 
1. Axilary: Incision made in the armpit. Saline implants are the only implants that can be inserted through this incision.
2. Inframammary: The incision is made above the crease under the breast.
3. Periareolar: Inicision through the border of the areola.
 

How much does breast augmentation cost?

Prices will vary from plastic surgeons in Ontario. The range is anywhere from $6,000-$10,000 for breast augmentation.
 

What is capsular contracture?

Like with any surgery, there are always risks or complications involved. One of the complications of breast augmentation is capsular contracture. This is when there’s abnormal scarring around the implants. The membrane around the implants tighten, which then cause the breasts to feel firm or hard. Another sign of capsular contracture is when the implants start looking more round and ride higher on your chest.
 
If you think you might have capsular contracture, you need to see your plastic surgeon to discuss how you can correct the problem.
These are just some of the frequent questions that breast augmentation patients ask their surgeons. Don’t hesitate to contact us or leave a comment below for more information about this procedure.
Posted by Jenn Horowitz