When a person has a breast augmentation, it is a decision that must be weighed heavily. There are things that must be considered, such as, is this the right thing to do, health wise? We should also consider why we actually want the surgery to begin with. Is this for us, or someone else? Will this surgery allow me to achieve my physical goal? After doings some soul searching, then it is time to contact a doctor, preferably the best plastic surgeon in Toronto, if possible.
Breast Augmentation Versus Breast Lifting
There is a big difference between breast augmentation and breast lifting. The augmentation surgery uses an implant to increase the breast size, breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or injury, or restore volume after weight reduction or a pregnancy. It will not correct severely drooping breasts. Attempting to make breasts look fuller and higher, due to sagging requires a breast lift in conjunction with breast augmentation.
It is simple to do a breast lifting procedure at the same time as an augmentation. Very few cases have ever required a separate operation. A qualified plastic surgeon can help determine the most beneficial route via individual patient.
Breast Implant Styles, Shapes and Textures
Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. If a leak occurs, a saline implant simply collapses. The harmless saline will be absorbed and expelled by the body naturally. They offer women/men a uniform shape, firmness and feel, but no security in the case of a leak.
Silicone breast implants are sturdy and filled with silicone gel. Most find the gel feels more like natural breast tissue. If an accident occurs, the gel either remains within the implant shell, or escapes into the breast implant pocket. However, a leaking silicone gel implant will not collapse. Return visits are necessary to ensure implant functionality.
Gummy bear breast implants are a popular “form-stable” implant. They were named because they maintain shape, even when the implant shell is broken. The reasoning is the silicone gel inside is thicker than traditional gel implants and less likely to break. These implants are more shaped than round.
A reputable plastic surgeon in Toronto will also advise on textures. Smooth breast implants are the softest feeling, flowing with the implant pocket, for more natural movement. Textured breast implants develop scar tissue to stick to the implant, making them less likely to move and diminishing the risk of a tight scar capsule.