Breast augmentation is a procedure to enlarge breasts by one or more cup sizes.
This is done by placing implants underneath the chest wall muscle or behind existing breast tissue. In either situation, the implants are centred beneath the nipples.
As a result, a patient can expect her breasts to be lifted and become more full, firm and shapelier. The enlargement procedure creates long-term breast enhancement, giving patients confidence in their figures for many years.
Before and After – Enhancement Results
The result of the breast enhancement procedure depends on the patient’s desired outcome.
Based on a consultation, the patient will discuss her preferences with Dr. Sleightholm and a surgical consultant. You can expect to discuss factors such as body type, desired size, and current measurements.
To achieve the best and most natural look, you will be recommended the appropriate size and type of breast implant.
Dr. Sleightholm and his consultant have extensive experience meeting – and exceeding – client expectations. You can look forward to fuller and shapelier breasts after the enhancement.
Book a consultation now if you want to discuss breast augmentation options with Dr. Sleightholm and a qualified consultant.
Breast Augmentation Surgery FAQs
The specific method depends on your anatomy and Dr. Sleightholm’s recommendation. Commonly, Dr. Sleightholm will make a small incision just beneath the lower part of the areola. He will then insert an implant under the tissue and underlying muscle. If it’s a silicone implant, it will be pre-filled. If it’s saline, it will be inflated following insertion. See our blog on saline and silicone gel implants to learn more.
After the breast augmentation is complete, you will temporarily notice the incision along the lower portion of the areola. By six months, it usually heals to a thin scar that is difficult for even the patient to detect.
Patients receive breast implants while under a general anesthesia. You might have some discomfort after the augmentation surgery, but most feel well enough to move around unhindered a few hours after waking up. Most also feel well enough to leave their house within a day or two. Any pain you experience can be easily controlled with pain medication.
There are certain risks associated with the procedure. Thankfully, they are rare and you can contact Dr. Sleightholm to discuss any concerns.
Breast augmentation risks may include:
- Capsular Contraction:This is not a health risk. However, it may result in discomfort and breast shape distortion. The risk occurs when the cavity that holds the implant shrinks.
- Hematomas:Some bleeding may occur inside the pocket that contains the breast implant. The body usually absorbs the blood. In rare and extreme cases, a surgical procedure removes the blood.
- Infection:Infections are uncommon. Usually, they are mild and gradually disappear on their own. Should a serious infection develop, a surgeon will remove the breast implants and replace them after three months of healing time.
During the first 48 hours after breast augmentation, patients are restricted to rest at home without sudden or frequent arm movements. When a patient feels ready, she can resume light activities. Brampton Cosmetic recommends patients take one week off of work after their surgery, most returning within a week or two. She can resume strenuous activities about 6-8 weeks after her enhancements.
There may be mild swelling, discomfort, or discolouration of the breasts and surrounding area. Your surgeon might recommend you wear a surgical bra for added comfort and support.