Vancouver breast implant surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. Breast implant surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the world. Breast augmentation can be a self-confidence boosting experience for women who are dissatisfied with their proportions, either due to childbearing, aging, or heredity.
There are several important decisions to make with your 8 West Clinic Plastic Surgeon during your breast augmentation consultation:
Visit this website’s knowledge base to find our more about important breast surgery considerations including breast implant sizing, breast implant placement, breast implant types and breast implant incisions.
Women make the decision to have breast implant surgery for a variety of reasons. Some find that the size of their breasts are too small and would like to achieve a fuller appearance. Others desire a more enhanced shape, for example a rounder appearance. Others desire more breast symmetry. Some want to return their breasts to their pre-baby shape and size. Making the decision to have breast augmentation surgery, and the size and shape of your new breasts, is a personal decision.
Your plastic surgeon begins by making an incision in one of three locations:
Your plastic surgeon then uses a special surgical tool to form a pocket for the implant to be placed into. There are three positions where the implants can be placed and you can learn more about implant placement here:
Breast implants come in a variety of sizes, shapes, projections and textures. Finding the right fit for you is an important part of your surgical consultation. Your plastic surgeon will measure your chest width, breast size, and evaluate your tissue and skin characteristics. You will discuss your objectives for the surgery, and your plastic surgeon will explain the pros and cons of each option. The choice of incision and implant placement depend on the size and shape of the implant, your body frame size, existing amount of breast tissue and the planned scar location.
New highly cohesive silicone implants are FDA approved and available in Canada. These silicone implants, often called Gummy Bear Implants, are safe and have a natural feel. Today’s cohesive silicone gels come in a range of cohesivity, from soft to firm. Silicone is a popular choice since they have a more natural feel than saline implants.
Saline implants are filled with a salt water solution, through a valve, during the surgery. The size of the implant depends on the size of the shell and the amount of saline added
Breast implant surgery in Vancouver is most commonly performed on people aged 18 years of age and older who desire larger and more shapely breasts.
You may be a candidate for breast implants if you are in general, in good health:
Not everyone is a candidate for cosmetic surgery. Ideal candidates for cosmetic surgery demonstrate the following characteristics:
You may be a candidate for breast augmentation surgery if you are bothered by any of the following physical features:
You may be a candidate for breast augmentation if you are in general, in good health:
Most patients describe the recovery period from breast augmentation surgery to be associated with some discomfort. You can expect to have difficulty raising your arms for at least a week following surgery. The level of discomfort varies from person to person and depends on if the implants were placed under the muscle or over the muscle.
The following information will give you a sense for what kinds of activities are safe during the recovery period.
All surgeries have associated risks. Your plastic surgeon will review the risks and benefits of the surgery in detail during your surgical consult. In general, complications of facelift surgery, while not expected, include:
Vancouver breast implant surgery is often combined with liposuction or tummy tuck surgery. This combination is particularly popular with mothers who are frustrated by the body changes that occurred as a result of pregnancy or having trouble losing weight in certain areas.
Sometimes changing the shape of the breasts if best achieved with a combination breast lift and breast augmentation. During your surgical consultation, your Plastic Surgeon will assess your physical features, consider your objectives, and recommend which cosmetic breast surgery is best for you.
If you are ready to book a consult, please request a consult.