There are many reasons why women may consider undergoing breast augmentation surgery. This powerful surgical technique is capable of increasing the breast’s natural size and volume, and can also be used to help reverse the effects of pregnancy and weight changes, or correct any asymmetry that may be present. Breast augmentation surgery is a safe and effective technique that can deliver beautiful, natural results.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure performed to enhance the appearance of a patient’s breasts. Most commonly, breast implants are used to achieve the patient’s goals. Breast augmentation is the most commonly performed procedure at our Ottawa clinic and our surgeons have the training and experience to deliver consistent, exceptional results.
What is the difference between saline and silicone breast implants?
At Kanata Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, both silicone and saline implants are available to our patients. Most patients prefer the use of silicone breast implants as they look and feel more natural than saline. Both implant types are safe and fully approved by Health Canada. Our surgeons will be able to provide you with the information you need to make a fully informed decision about which implant type you prefer.
Are there different implant shapes available?
Yes. Breast implants either come in round or anatomic (sometimes known as “tear drop” ) shapes. While most patients choose round implants, there are times when anatomic implants are a better option. The choice between the two will depend on your natural anatomy as well as your goals and expectations.
Is it better to have the implants placed on top or below the muscle?
Another decision that is made before surgery is the location of implant placement. Breast implants can be placed either above the pectoralis major muscle (termed “subglandular”) or beneath it (termed “submuscular”). Another implant placement position commonly used is a combination of the two, know as “dual plane”. While Dr. Lacey and Dr. MacArthur have extensive experience with each of these placement positions, there may be one that is best suited to meet your goals.
Do I need a breast lift as well?
Whether due to weight changes, past pregnancy, or age, it is not uncommon for patients to inquire about the combination of a breast lift and augmentation at the same time. In many cases these procedures can be combined to provide a youthful, natural result. In some cases however it is necessary to perform these as two separate operations in order to achieve the best possible aesthetic outcome while limiting your chance of developing a complication.
Am I a candidate for breast augmentation surgery?
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for one of the above procedures is to schedule a consultation with either Dr. Lacey or Dr. MacArthur. At your consultation the surgeons will listen to your concerns and discuss what treatment option would be most appropriate. You will have opportunities to ask questions with the surgeons and can review before and after photos from past patients.
Where does the procedure take place?
All surgery happens on-site at Kanata Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. We are the only private plastic surgery operating facility in Ottawa and are entirely dedicated to providing the best possible experience for our cosmetic surgery patients. Our location allows you to avoid travelling out of town for your surgery and provides a private, relaxing environment for you to recover. Our facility meets and exceeds all national and provincial safety guidelines, and is staffed with well-trained, experienced health care professionals to give you the best possible surgical experience. Scientific research has demonstrated that cosmetic surgery performed in such dedicated facilities have lower complication rates compared to similar procedures done in hospitals. Our facility has been operating for more than ten years with thousands of cosmetic surgeries having been performed on patients from all over Canada.
What can I expect for my recovery?
Breast augmentation surgery is done on an outpatient basis, meaning that patients are able to go home the same day of their procedure. Most patients book 1-2 weeks off of work, depending on the requirements of their job. We ask patients to refrain from heavy physical exertion for 3-4 weeks after surgery to allow for normal healing.
How do I book my surgery?
The first step in to schedule an appointment to see Dr. Lacey or Dr. MacArthur. This initial consultation is free of charge. Please call (613) 591-1099 to speak to our office staff or contact us by email at email@example.com. Our surgeons and staff would be happy to meet you and discuss whether or not breast augmentation surgery would be right for you.
Before and After
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