What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast Augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a procedure used to increase breast size. In the procedure, implants are inserted under the breast tissue, or behind the muscles.
Breast implants can be used for either cosmetic or reconstructive purposes. For some women, breast augmentation can improve self-confidence and self-esteem.
Breast augmentation surgery can also be used to restore breast volume lost after pregnancy or significant weight reduction.
Why Dr Anzarut?
Dr. Anzarut has extensive training in breast surgery. He is certified in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member in good standing with both the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgery.
After completing his plastic surgery training Dr. Anzarut completed a 6 month fellowship in complex breast surgery with world renowned surgeon Dr. Moustapha Hamdi in Brussels. Dr. Anzarut is able to provide 3-D simulations to help you see the potential results before surgery. He offers in office and remote consultations.
Is Breast Augmentation for me?
You should make an informed decision to have breast augmentation done while considering the risks and benefits.
You may be a candidate for breast augmentation if you are in good physical health and you are dissatisfied with the size and shape of your breasts.
Breast augmentation will not correct drooping breasts. If you have sagging breasts, you may be a candidate for a breast lift procedure.
Contact us for a consultation if you are unsure if the procedure is right for you.
About the procedure
Breast augmentation surgery is usually performed under general anesthetic so there won’t be any discomfort during the procedure.
During the operation, incisions will be made for the implants. Your surgeon will discuss the choices with you before the procedure.
Incisions are usually made under the breasts, or alternatively, around the areola, or in the armpit.
The implants are then inserted either behind the chest muscle or between the breast tissue and chest muscle. Your surgeon will offer advice about the position that is most suitable for you.
After the implants are in position, the incisions are stitched up with sutures and covered with a dressing.
In most cases, you should be able to go home the day of the operation. The surgery should take about an hour to 90 minutes.
Recovery from Breast Augmentation Surgery
After surgery, you breasts may be wrapped in dressings and a support bra will minimize swelling and help the healing process.
Soreness and swelling for the next few weeks is normal and will subside over time. Pain medication may be prescribed to help you manage the healing process.
You should be able to return to most of your normal activities gradually in the next four to six weeks, but avoid strenuous activities for the first 2 weeks.
Your breasts may be sensitive to sudden movements or contact during the healing process.
Regular annual examinations will be required to evaluate the condition of your implants.
The results of breast augmentation are immediate. Swelling after surgery will subside over time and incisions lines will become less obvious.
While not designed to last forever, a healthy lifestyle will help ensure long term results.
It is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions for best results. Follow-up visits may be required to evaluate the healing process and diagnose any potential issues.
If you are concerned that your breasts look unnatural at first, this is temporary, and will usually settle and improve in a few months.
Risks of Breast Augmentation
Along with the general risks of surgery, the risks of breast augmentation surgery may include scarring or creasing of the skin, and infection or bleeding after the procedure.
Implants may also, split, rupture, or lose their shape. Swelling or tenderness may be warning signs of a ruptured implant.
Complications with breast augmentation surgery are not common when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon.
Follow your surgeon’s instructions to reduce the risk of any complications. Contact your surgeon if you have any concerns regarding your implants.
The cost of breast augmentation surgery averages $7,500. You will also need to consider the cost of prescriptions for medication, consultations, and follow-up care after surgery.
Cosmetic surgery is normally not covered by health insurance. Financing plans may be offered by your plastic surgeon.
When choosing a plastic surgeon, it is important to understand that your relationship with him or her is as important as the cost of the procedure.