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Breast Augmentation

What Is Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery refers to enlargement of the breasts with implants made from either saline or cohesive silicone gel. Dr. Sliwin has a reputation for creating natural-looking breasts with either type of implant, which is one of the reasons for the clinic’s high referral rate.

For more information please view our patient education video that shows the procedure (non graphically) and answers common questions, please click here.

Breast Augmentation Toronto

Of all the different cosmetic procedures available, breast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular choices, and with good reason. Breast augmentation can help patients attain fuller and more evenly shaped breasts, and increased self-confidence is something that comes along with the procedure.

A lot of thought and care goes into performing a breast augmentation, as every single procedure needs to be personally customized to fit the patient’s body and desires. Getting a breast augmentation is a very important decision, and is one that comes with a wide array of variables.

For these reasons, it’s important to think it over thoroughly and to understand the process before making the final choice.

There are two main types of implants that most of our Toronto patients choose from. Depending on your augmentation goals, you have a choice between:

  • Saline implants
    These implants are filled with salt water, like IV fluid. They tend to cost less than silicone implants, and they also require a smaller incision. However, saline implants have a somewhat less natural feel than silicone implants.
  • Silicone implants
    Silicone gel is the filling for this type of implant. While they require a longer incision and have a somewhat higher cost, they deliver a more natural feel than saline implants. They also have a lower chance of developing a “rippled” texture.

Silicone implants themselves come in different varieties, so your choice can be narrowed down even further to achieve the perfect end results.

  • Moderately cohesive silicone gel
    This is the original consistency for silicone breast implants.
  • Highly cohesive silicone gel
    This is a newer option for breast implants that has been gaining popularity. The gel is somewhat firmer than the other form, and is often referred to as a “gummy bear” implant. One major advantage of highly cohesive gel is that it will not leak even if the outer shell becomes torn. Furthermore, they are available in multiple shapes to suit the different needs and desires of the patient.

At Dr. Sammy Sliwin’s office, we offer the option to have the implant inserted either above or below the muscle, depending on the material and your desired shape. Placing the implant over the muscle is less recommended except in certain specific cases, however it can be done.

Placing the implants under the muscle has a few distinct advantages: it can conceal rippling in saline implants, mammogram images are more accurate, and the appearance and feel of the breast are often more natural.

After you’ve made the major decisions about feel and shape, additional considerations often include where your incision is going to be placed.

  • Inframammary fold
    This sounds like a big complicated name, but it’s in reality very simple. This incision location is just the fold on the underside of the breast. The skin here usually heals with little scarring, but any scar that does remain is still well hidden under the breast.
  • Periareolar
    The darker skin surrounding the nipple is called the “areola.” A curved incision around the lower edge of the areola is another potential incision location.
  • Trans Axillary
    This incision goes through the armpit instead of directly into the breast. It avoids leaving any scars on the breast. However, there will still be a scar on the armpit afterwards. Trans axillary incisions work best for saline implants rather than silicone.

Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation in Toronto

Are there any risks associated with Breast Augmentations?
As with any surgery, there are certain risks associated with breast augmentation. Your surgeon will be able to give you guidance on how to minimize these risks.

Can I still breastfeed after getting breast implants?
Breast augmentation generally does not interfere with your ability to breastfeed.

How long will it take for my body to heal after breast implants?
Recovery time varies greatly from one patient to another, but often takes a few weeks. Your surgeon will explain how you can maximise your results by avoiding strenuous work while you recover.

A personal consultation with a cosmetic surgeon is the best way to learn about the options available to you. Book your consultation with Dr. Sliwin today so you can make an informed decision that you will feel confident with!


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Forest Hill Institute of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
1188 B Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, Ontario M6C 2E3
Tel: (416) 785.7864
Fax: (416) 785.7207

Scarborough Medical Arts Building
4040 Finch Ave E, Suite 306
Scarborough, Ontario
Tel: (416) 754.3834
Fax: (416) 785.7207

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