Breast augmentation surgery increases the size of your breasts and improves the look of your chest via the insertion of breast implants. Breast augmentation surgery can improve both your figure and the shape of your breasts, while also often helping to boost self-confidence. The placement of the breast implant is entirely patient dependent, meaning, the placement is tailored to you based on your needs, lifestyle and anatomy.
You may consider breast augmentation if you:
- Have naturally small breasts
- Want to enhance the shape or size of your breasts
- Have uneven breasts (breast asymmetry)
- Experienced a loss of volume or “deflation” after pregnancy or weight loss
- Have undergone a mastectomy and want to restore a feminine figure
Because of the many types of breast implants and different options available for breast augmentation, from the filler type to the shape and size of the implants, your procedure can be completely customized to match your unique goals for your figure. See below for more information on breast augmentation with Dr. O’Grady.
The human body is made up of about 60% water with a low salt content, thus there are two main types of breast implants commonly used for breast augmentation in Canada today. They are saline implants and silicone implants.
The outcome of a breast augmentation in any given patient is influenced by a number of factors.
Breast implants are very safe. In fact, no other medical device has been studied as much as the breast implant.
In 1895, the first breast augmentation was performed by Czerny who transplanted a benign fat mass, known as a lipoma, into a position underneath the breast gland in a woman desiring augmentation.
There is very little, if any, effect of breast implants on breastfeeding. One must consider two factors on how implants affect breastfeeding: the effect of the surgery itself and the effect of the implant.
The risks of any surgery include, but are not limited to: infection, bleeding, scarring, the wound edges opening up, recurrence of the deformity, nerve damage and anaesthesia risks. These risks are small, but they are not zero.
The placement of the breast implant is entirely patient dependent. This means that the placement is tailored to individual patients based on their needs, lifestyle and anatomy.
The placement of the breast augmentation incision is based upon three factors: Dr. O’Grady’s preference to achieve the surgical goals, which incision traverses and traumatizes the least amount of tissue, and patient preference.
As with any surgical procedure, the goals of breast augmentation surgery are simple: A safe procedure with the desired outcome for the patient. For breast augmentation, this means increasing the breast size, with minimal scarring to achieve a natural, pleasing and long-lasting look. Some patients may request a larger appearance, some smaller. The amount of augmentation is tailored to each patient.