Breast Augmentation & Breast Implants in Ontario – We’re Located in Barrie
Breast augmentation (also referred to as augmentation mammaplasty) results in a person having larger, fuller and more shapely breasts. It is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures. At The Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery, we understand that people who choose to undergo this cosmetic surgery are self-conscious about the appearance of their breasts, whether they lack fullness, firmness or size. This is the reason that our board-certified plastic surgeons provide many different breast augmentation and breast implant options for our patients resulting in long-term, positive results.
The Benefits of Breast Augmentation
There are many benefits associated with breast augmentation. Breast augmentation can allow an individual to achieve a larger breast size by adding volume to a small breast. It can also restore volume lost as a result of breastfeeding or a significant decrease in weight, resulting in a newfound confidence that comes with looking your very best.
Dr. Dickie, board-certified plastic surgeon in Barrie, has been performing breast augmentation for over 25 years.
At The Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery, located in Barrie (Ontario) we are committed to helping you achieve your new breast shape by providing an informative consultation with Dr. Dickie. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by one of our patient care coordinators who will provide you with a patient education video. Following your video, you will meet with Dr. Dickie to discuss the ideal operation for you and to answer any questions that you may have before making the decision to undergo breast augmentation in Barrie.
How is Breast Augmentation Performed?
There are several different techniques used by Dr. Dickie when performing a breast augmentation. A small incision is made either underneath the breast or around the lower edge of the areola. Once the incision is made, Dr. Dickie creates a pocket into which the implant is inserted. This pocket is made either directly behind the breast tissue or beneath the pectoral muscle (located underneath the breast tissue). The positioning of the implant will depend upon the type of breast implant desired by the patient, as well as the original breast size.
Options For Breast Augmentation In Barrie
Patients who undergo a breast augmentation procedure have an option to choose a saline implant (where the implant is filled with a salt water solution) or the newer cohesive gel implant which feels more like natural breast tissue. “Gummy bear” implants are an increasingly popular choice among the silicone gel breast implants.
Read more about the pros & cons of gummy bear implants here.
During the cosmetic breast surgery consultation, Dr. Dickie will help you in deciding which breast augmentation option is best for you. In some cases, your breast augmentation can be combined with a breast lift surgery, for those patients who have particularly lax breasts.
Recovery After Breast Implant Cosmetic Surgery
In terms of breast implants recovery, our patients can resume their normal work schedule approximately one week post-operatively. However, it is important not to lift anything heavy for at least one month.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Consultation
Contact us for more information on breast augmentation and see how we can help you achieve your desired look. We are committed to helping you look and feel great.
Useful resources about breast augmentation surgery & breast implants
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Implants & Breast Augmentation Possibilities
Who is a candidate for breast augmentation surgery?
The main candidates for breast augmentation are: women with underdeveloped breasts; women, who had more breast tissue at one point in their life, but developed and women with sagging breasts through weight loss, pregnancy or aging.
Can a woman breast feed after breast augmentation?
If a woman would be able to breastfeed with implants, YES, is the answer. Various studies have shown that breast feeding can be an issue for small breasted women. It is likely that implants will not have an effect either way. Regardless of the type of implant used, there is no known risk to the infant.
Do breasts with implants sag over time?
Factors such age due to the loss of elasticity, weight loss, or even the weight of the implant can cause the breast to relax and can cause sagging. However, though the breast implants can add some weight to the breasts, the surrounding scar tissue can provide some support for the tissue in the breast.
What is a mastopexy?
A breast lift can be performed surgically if a woman with or without implants feels that her breasts have sagged. If there is excessive sagging, then it may be performed at the same time as an augmentation.
Are silicone implants safe in the body?
The FDA and thousands of accredited researchers have approved silicone gel implants and saline filled implants for breast augmentation.
Which implant lasts longer, saline or silicone?
The failure rate of a saline filled implant and silicone filled implant is the same. This stands true only if the saline implants are filled to their optimum value. Saline implants, filled below the optimal suggested value, may experience excessive rippling and will consequently not last as long as the silicone filled implant.
Which implants are more natural?
When saline filled implants are filled beyond the manufacturer’s so-called maximum volume, the breast will appear the same as a silicone filled implant. However, some women prefer the very natural feel to the touch of a silicone implant.
How is the correct implant size chosen?
Dr. Dickie will discuss your desired implant size, not by comparing yourself to your friends, who will most likely have a different body type than you, but by a thorough discussion of your expectations and desired look. In your discussion with Dr. Dickie, you will be deciding upon the desired bra size. Your band number won’t change with a breast augmentation surgery, only your cup size. Dr. Dickie will take measurements of your breast, in particular, the diameter of the base of the breast. This will determine the amount of CCs that your chest wall is able to accommodate.
Do the implants ripple or wrinkle?
In general, the degree of wrinkling or rippling can become more apparent in the patient if the patient is thin with a thinner fatty layer in the breast, a smaller pre operative breast size or whether the implant is saline or silicone. Factors that will help to decrease apparent rippling would be if the patient has a thicker fatty layer, larger pre operative, silicone rather than saline filled and smooth surfaced implants.
Can I take my herbal medication before my operation?
Prior to the breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Dickie will ask you to refrain completely from taking any medication containing an anti inflammatory agent. For safety reasons, herbal medication should be discontinued two weeks prior to surgery.
Is there anyone who should not consider breast augmentation?
If you are thinking of having children, it’s important to know that implants can interfere with your ability to breastfeed. Another consideration is if you have a family history of health problems, such as auto-immune diseases, you might not want to risk putting a foreign substance in the body. It has also been shown that breast implants make it more difficult to detect breast cancers with a mammogram (mammograms may also cause implants to rupture, especially if the technician is not familiar with implants) so someone with a family history of breast cancer should be aware of this. You can read more about our consultation on breast augmentation surgery risks here.
Can I see some before-and-after surgery pictures?
Absolutely. Most surgeons will be proud to showcase their work, and most patients will be proud to show off their incredible results. Here at the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery, we maintain a gallery of breast surgery photos that you can look at to help you determine what results you are aiming for with your breast augmentation.
Where will my surgery be performed, and who will administer the anaesthesia?
If you choose to have your breast augmentation performed by us, it will occur right here at the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery’s fully accredited facilities, where we offer you the most up-to-date technology and expertise. Our premises exceed Ontario standards for sterility and surgery, and a board-certified anaesthesiologist will administer your general anaesthesia and be available until you wake up.
How can I pay for my breast augmentation surgery?
Financing is often available to qualified patients, so you can enjoy your beautiful new body now and make affordable payments over time.
What are some myths about implant surgery?
Myth 1: Breast Implants Look Artificial
Grace Gold, journalist and author of The Boob Job Bible, writes that “even my good friends and family didn’t know I had a breast augmentation” because she had been fooling everyone for years with push-up bras. So what’s the key to a breast augmentation that looks fabulous and real? Choose a plastic surgeon skilled in the procedure, and opt for a natural size increase (no more than two to three cup sizes depending on your frame) that will increase your confidence without looking unnatural.
Myth 2: Breast Implants Feel Artificial
While breast implants may never feel exactly like the real thing, they are extremely close – just ask your surgeon to place a sample implant in your hand. Rock-hard implants that don’t move are a result of scar tissue buildup known as capsular contraction. Linda Swanson, MD notes that there are things that can be done to reduce the risk of scar tissue, including opting for saline rather than silicone implants, placing them under the muscle, and performing special exercises to maintain softness.
Myth 3: Silicone Implants Are Dangerous and Cause Cancer
Whether filled with silicone gel or saline, breast implants have been extensively tested and are approved for use by Health Canada. There is absolutely no evidence that they cause cancer or any other diseases.
Myth 4: Breast Implants Interfere with Breastfeeding
Inform your surgeon that you wish to breastfeed in the future, and he or she will ensure that your incisions do not interfere with the milk-producing ducts (if the implant placement is underneath the muscle, the incisions will be nowhere near this tissue).
Myth 5: You Can’t Do Strenuous Physical Activity Once You Get Implants
Absolutely untrue. While you will need to take a few weeks off strenuous activities and heavy lifting in the post-operative recovery period, you will soon be able to resume all your previous sports and activities – from bungee jumping to yoga, tubing, and mountain climbing.
Myth 6: Breast Implant Needs to Be Replaced Every 10 Years
Well, if you opt for breast augmentation surgery, chances are you will need to replace the implants at some point in the future, as they do not have a lifetime warranty. But implants only need to be replaced if a problem occurs. Many women find their implants are still going strong 10, 20, and even more years after the initial surgery.
Do you have more questions about breast augmentation?
At Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery, we would like to answer many of your questions about the breast implant and augmentation rocedure. That’s why Dr. Dickie will sit with you during your consultation and answer all your questions. Contact us for more information on breast augmentation and find out how we can help you achieve your desired look!
Before & After
Results vary and the results shown are not a guarantee. Confidentiality Statement.
Submuscular Silicone Implants
Right Breast 475cc, Left Breast 375cc
This 22 year old patient presents with bilateral asymmetry. To correct this asymmetry, Dr. Dickie performed bilateral submuscular augmentation with 475cc of silicone in her right breast and 375cc of saline in her left breast.
Submuscular Saline Implants
Right Breast 425cc, Left Breast 425cc
This 35 year old professional body builder presents with a very strong pectoral muscles and limited breast tissue. Dr. Dickie performed a submuscular augmentation using a 425 cc saline implant.
Bilateral Submuscular Saline Implants
Right Breast 475cc, Left Breast 375cc
This 27 year old patient presents with bilateral asymmetry. To correct this asymmetry, Dr. Dickie performed bilateral submuscular augmentation with 475cc of saline in her right breast and 375cc of saline in her left breast.
Tuberous Breast Deformity
600cc Submuscular Saline Implants