Breast Augmentation

There are many procedures designed to improve the appearance of your breast size and shape. The most popular procedures are breast augmentation and mastopexy (breast lift).

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure performed for the purpose of enlarging breasts. Patients elect to have this surgery because they are self conscious about their breast size and shape. The surgery is designed to enhance breast size to allow patients to fit into clothing they would not normally prefer to wear, such as strapless dresses and bathing suits. The procedure is usually performed on women between the ages 20 to 55 but there are instances where the surgery is performed on patients who are younger or older.

The surgery may be performed by placing the implants under the muscles in the breast area or on top of the muscles in this area. The incision is either made underneath the breast or in the nipple area. In my practice, it is more common to place the implant under the muscle. It is our practice to perform breast augmentation under general anaesthesia on a daycare surgical basis. We predominately use Mentor Cohesive I silicone gel breast implants. The implants are guaranteed by Mentor for your natural life against any defect or deflation.

For more information and specific details on this surgery and on the implant itself please visit one of the links below.

Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Mentor Breast Implants