ABOUT TORONTO BREAST AUGMENTATION – SKIN VITALITY
Skin Vitality is committed to making our patients the best that they can be. We understand that having breast implants can be a very important and rewarding decision in a woman’s life, and as a result are pleased to offer the body contouring procedure, breast augmentation. Performed by a leading Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Skin Vitality offers Toronto Breast Augmentation with a short recovery time to help you get back to your every day routine faster.
Our surgeon utilizes the latest technologies and advancements in cosmetic surgery, while putting patient education and safety first. Through proven and safe cutting edge technology as well as the latest in surgical techniques to minimize bleeding, swelling and pain, you can undergo a safe Breast Augmentation procedure by our esteemed board certified Plastic Surgeon.
Answers to common questions about breast augmentation
In 1997, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services began one of the most extensive research studies in medical history by appointing the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science (IOM) to examine potential complications during or after surgery. The IOM consisted of a 13-member volunteer committee, including six women. The committee was composed of members of the medical, scientific and educational communities with experience in radiology, women’s health, neurology, oncology, silicone chemistry, rheumatology, immunology, epidemiology, internal medicine and plastic surgery. No IOM members had on-going relationships or conflicts of interest related to any implant lawsuits. The result: After reviewing years of evidence and research concerning silicone gel-filled breast implants, the IOM found that “Evidence suggests diseases or conditions such as connective tissue diseases, cancer, neurological diseases or other systemic complaints or conditions are no more common in women with breast implants than in women without implants.”
As a natural reaction to any device placed in the body, scar tissue will form around the breast implant surface creating a capsule.
Breast implants may interfere with finding breast cancer during mammography and may make mammography more difficult. It is important that you tell your mammography technologist that you have an implant before the procedure. Special displacement techniques and additional views may be required. Discuss any family history of breast cancer with your doctor.
It is possible for anyone to develop an allergy to almost any substance on earth; however silicone allergies are very rare. We are all exposed to silicone in our environment every day. It is found in many household items, such as polishes, suntan and hand lotion, antiperspirants, soaps, processed foods, waterproof coatings and chewing gum.
Implants are not lifetime devices; therefore it is likely that they may need to be replaced sometime in your life. The time period varies from women to woman. Some women need replacement surgery in only a few years while others may go 10 – 20 years. There are several different reasons why a woman might need replacement surgery. Sometimes it is a matter of choice, such as a size change or an implant style change, and sometimes removal and replacement is necessary because of a complication, such as deflation, or shifting of the implant.
Your doctor will be your best guide regarding how long you will need to remain off work and will advise you when and how to resume activities. Recovery periods vary from woman to woman. Generally the first few days are the most uncomfortable. The average time to return to full activities is four to six weeks. It is important not to sweat into the incision while it is healing. Therefore curtail activity and sun tanning until after the incision is healed and sealed. Don’t over-do activity, especially of the upper body, too early. Let your body rest and heal, you want to minimize swelling around the implant. Going into a Jacuzzi or bath after a month is usually okay. During the early time, one to two weeks following surgery, you don’t want to soak the incision. Be sure you check with your doctor before returning to your workouts. Patients vary greatly in recovery times. Walking is generally recommended to encourage circulation. The larger the implant you receive the heavier the breast will be. You should wear good support bras while sunning to minimize pull on the skin and ptosis (drooping) of the breast.
Tanning at salons or sunbathing will not hurt the implants but may make the scars worse. You should avoid getting sun or tanning rays on the incisions for at least one year after surgery as tanning rays will turn the incisions dark permanently. The implants may feel warm and may take longer to cool down than your body.
Most doctors ask that women wait 3 months before wearing under wire bras after implant surgery. Your body will be forming scar tissue around the implant for 3 months. During this time the pressure of the wires could cause the scar tissue to form in such a way that an indentation from the wires could become permanent. After this initial healing time, under wire bras should be worn intermittently to avoid permanent indentation.
This depends upon multiple factors, such as the type of implant you receive, the pocket dissection, the way your body holds the implant and whether or not there is any degree of capsular contracture. It is possible for many women to have breast implants that are soft and move nicely, while other women have results that are firmer with an implant more fixed in position.
You should be close to your ideal weight. A significant loss of weight after receiving breast implants could alter the results in a manner that is not satisfactory to you. There could be some ptosis (drooping) and reduction in size. A significant gain in weight could cause an increase in breast size.
Breast Augmentation Consultation Locations
351 Eglinton Ave W
Phone: (416) 969-9669
125 Lakeshore Rd E
Phone: (905) 274-4440
8865 Yonge St Unit B-6
Richmond Hill, ON
Phone: (905) 763-2001
4281 King St E
Phone: (519) 650-4100
15 Westney Rd N #1c
Phone: (905) 619-2639
436 Vansickle Rd #3
St. Catharines, ON
Phone: (905) 682-7077
595 Fanshawe Park Rd W Unit F
Phone: (519) 474-0007
Stoney Creek/ Hamilton
311 Fruitland Rd, Unit 3
Phone: +1 877-356-7776
481 Cornwall Road
Phone: +1 877-356-7776