What Is a Breast Augmentation?

If you are tired of feeling less than 100% confident when you are invited to a pool party or beach day, we are willing to bet there is very little you wouldn't do for a bust size that made you feel comfortable and happy when you got those invitations.

Luckily, there is a procedure that can change the way you feel and instill confidence in your bust size: breast augmentation. 

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that many women turn to when looking to increase their breasts' size. According to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, it is the most popular surgical cosmetic procedure on the market, with more than 299,000 procedures performed throughout 2019.

Why Do We Need Breast Augmentation?

Unfortunately, there are very few ways to alter the size and shape of your breasts. There are even fewer methods that are reliable, and fewer still are those that provide substantial change. When it comes down to it, breast augmentation is really the only option women looking for a larger bust have. 

Am I a Candidate for a Breast Augmentation?

If you would like to increase the size of your bust, then you are likely going to be a strong candidate for breast augmentation surgery as long as you:

  • Have realistic expectations about your procedure
  • Have maintained a healthy body weight
  • Live a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Are getting the surgery for yourself and not others

The best candidates are also those who do not smoke or drink alcohol excessively since these factors could increase your risk for surgical complications in some cases.

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How Should I Prepare for Breast Augmentation?

The first step in having a breast augmentation performed is to schedule a consultation with Brampton Plastic Surgery in Ontario. During this consultation, Dr. Haywood will conduct a thorough physical examination, review your medical history and listen to your aesthetic goals and concerns. 

She will then use that information to develop the ideal treatment plan for your breast augmentation, which includes working with you to decide the best size and shape of implant you will receive. There are about seven different types of breast implant options: saline, structured saline, silicone, gummy bear, round, smooth and textured.

The appearance you are hoping to achieve will determine which is the right fit, but we are happy to provide you with as much information about any option to make you feel more comfortable.

What Should I Expect from a Breast Augmentation Procedure?

The first step in your breast augmentation is anesthesia, which will come in the form of IV sedation or general anesthesia. Your surgeon will let you know which option is best for your unique situation. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, Dr. Haywood will prepare to make the incisions for the implants to be inserted. 

There are three popular incision locations: periareolar, inframammary and transaxillary. Periareolar makes incisions around the nipples, which allows for the easy concealment of the scar tissue along the rim of the nipple. 

Inframammary incisions are made beneath the breast, and while they are the most obvious scarring, they provide excellent access to the breast tissue and can still be hidden under swimwear.  

Transaxillary incisions are made in the armpit, preventing any noticeable scarring on the breast and hiding it within the natural folds of the underarm tissue. It is often considered to be the most aesthetically pleasing since scar tissue is hidden so well. 

What Should I Expect During Breast Augmentation Recovery?

You can expect to experience some minor pain, discomfort, bruising and swelling during the first few weeks of your procedure. While these can become uncomfortable, they can also be managed with prescription or over-the-counter medications as needed. You may also notice that drains were inserted at the surgical site to prevent excess fluid build-up. 

You will have to take it easy for a few weeks, but by the eight-week mark, you can generally expect to resume all your usual activities. You will also be able to have a good idea about how the final results will look, but they will continue to set for about six months after your breast augmentation procedure. So be patient and give it time if you feel like there is something small that is off.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect from a Breast Augmentation?

You can expect to have a bigger, more robust breast appearance that will boost your confidence after getting a breast augmentation. While the results you will receive will be long-lasting, no surgery can prevent the effects of aging. So you should prepare yourself for the fact that breast sagging will have some impact on your appearance. 

The implants used during breast augmentation are considered to have a lot of longevity, but according to a report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, you should replace your implants every 10 years or so.

Combining Breast Augmentation with other procedures

Breast augmentation can be combined with a host of other surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures like:

There are advantages to combining multiple surgical procedures at once. To start, the total cost of the work is much more affordable since you will only have to pay for expenses like anesthesia and facility fees once rather than every time you have a separate surgery. It also minimizes your recovery and the amount of time you will have to spend away from work and other responsibilities

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

Breast Augmentation Unilateral

$
7,000.00

What's Included

Anesthesia
$350
Assistant
$150
Surgeon + HST
$4,805
Hospital
$1,695

Breast Augmentation Bilateral

$
10,500.00

What's Included

Anesthesia
$525
Assistant
$225
Surgeon + HST
$6,877
Hospital
$2,373

Breast Augmentation With Mastopexy OHIP

$
12,101.65

What's Included

Anesthesia
$700
Assistant
$300
Surgeon + HST
$7,931.85
Hospital
$2,491.65

Breast Augmentation with Mastopexy

$
15,000.00

What's Included

Anesthesia
$700
Assistant
$300
Surgeon + HST
$10,312.85
Hospital
$3,687.15

Frequently Asked Questions

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Achieve a Perkier Bust at Brampton Plastic Surgery

If you are ready to book a consultation with our office, give us a call at 905-451-2285. Otherwise, you can fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will get back to you as soon as possible. We know you need a shoulder to lean on during this process, and we are happy to do what we can to help you over the finish line.