A breast augmentation procedure is performed to increase the size and shape of the breasts in the case where a woman feels her breasts are too small or she has experienced volume loss.
Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare is committed to providing the highest level of care and safety to its patients. Plastic surgeon Dr. Nancy de Kleer will thoroughly assess your condition and conduct a general health assessment to determine treatment candidacy. Surgical procedures are performed in a fully accredited surgical facility. The administration of a general anaesthetic will be discussed and explained prior to your procedure. Our team of highly skilled professionals takes every measure to ensure you’re fully informed and prepared for both pre- and post-surgical care.
How it works
During the consultation process the choice of implant type, size, placement and incision point will be determined.
The a few different types of implants available, silicone, saline and the IDEAL IMPLANT®, all of which can be customized to the desired shape and size. Saline implants are enclosed in a silicone barrier and are filled to the desired size in the operating room. Silicone implants have a natural and soft feel and have been safely used for over thirty years. The cohesive gel implants used today are approved by Health Canada and do not pose the health risks associated with the banned silicone implants of the 1990s.
Now available in our office, the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant.
Women have wanted a new type of breast implant–one that would combine the natural feel of a silicone gel implant with only saline inside for safety and peace of mind. After years of research, engineering, product development and a large US clinical trial, the IDEAL IMPLANT was approved by FDA and Health Canada, and is now available through a limited network of board certified or eligible plastic surgeons.
The IDEAL IMPLANT has been in clinical use since February 2009, at the start of the clinical trial. By February 2010, 502 women received the IDEAL IMPLANT from 45 board certified plastic surgeon investigators nationwide. In clinical follow-up over five years, patient and surgeon satisfaction with the outcome has been high and the capsule contracture rate has been low.
Why choose the IDEAL IMPLANT?
Natural look and feel.
The IDEAL IMPLANT has a series of implant shells nested together and two separate chambers that hold the saline. This internal structure controls movement of the saline and supports the implant edges to reduce folding and wrinkling. In addition, the implant has been designed to contour to the natural curve of the chest wall.
Safety and peace of mind.
If the IDEAL IMPLANT ruptures, the saline inside is harmlessly absorbed by the body. In addition, you have the confidence of knowing that your implants are intact just by looking in the mirror. In contrast, if a silicone gel implant ruptures, it is “silent” and cannot be detected by looking in the mirror. Current silicone gel implants have been shown to have a high rate of rupture based on MRI scans. With the IDEAL IMPLANT, a women can simply look in the mirror and know her implants are intact.
There are several factors to consider when choosing the size of the breast implants. Height, weight, natural frame and regular activities are all taken into account to determine the ideal size for each individual. The breast implants can be placed either under the chest muscle (subpectoral) or directly underneath the breast tissue (subglandular). The three options for the surgical incision point are under the breast line, around the areola, or in the axilla. All of these decisions will be thoroughly discussed, based on a combination of your aesthetic goals and Dr. de Kleer’s assessment to ensure your safety and satisfaction.
After surgery, your breasts may feel hard and twinges of discomfort may persist for a few weeks. You will be advised on pain management options and follow up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your recovery progress. Dr. de Kleer will explain how to care for your surgical incisions to ensure optimal recovery and comfort. A week of rest is ideal after a breast augmentation procedure. Avoiding using your arms and chest will be advised and wearing a fitted sports bra 24 hours a day for up to 3 months post surgery may be recommended. A return to normal activities can be expected around 3 weeks post-surgery.