At Visage Clinic, our mission is to educate and advise you through the process of deciding whether or not to get breast surgery in Toronto.
Surgery for breast augmentation is often done as a result of the consequences of age, a change in breast features after pregnancy, a mastectomy, or simply to elevate your look. During your first appointment, we want to educate you and answer any and all of your questions.
At our clinic, one of the most often asked questions is: “When is the optimum time to have this sort of surgery done?” In order to provide you with a firsthand insight into all there is to know about this treatment in Toronto, we’ve established this blog. Let’s get started…
What Is The Minimum Age Requirement For A Breast Augmentation Procedure In Toronto?
Numerous patients who come to our office with the goal of improving the volume, shape, and overall look of their breasts have asked our team this question. Patients should be at least 18 years old for saline implants and at least 22 years old for silicone implants, according to Health Canada guidelines. However, it should be noted that age is not regarded to be an important factor in evaluating whether or not someone should have breast augmentation. Women of all ages have had successful breast augmentation procedures done at the Visage Clinic in Toronto, including those as young as 18 and as old as 60.
The health of the patient, as well as their expectations for the result of their surgery, are often more relevant than the patient’s age. It is preferable for patients to be in good physical and mental health, with no untreated medical issues or harmful lifestyle behaviors (such as smoking) that might jeopardize their ability to recover properly. In addition, they should have a clear understanding of what can be accomplished with breast augmentation in a reasonable time frame given their specific demands and aesthetic aspirations.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Whether you’re considering getting a breast augmentation or just learning about this type of procedure now, we’re going to be covering everything there is to know about this procedure starting with the basics: what is breast augmentation surgery in Toronto? Breast augmentation surgery is a highly personal experience, regardless of the reason for it. For women in our clinic, the most typical reasons for undergoing this treatment are weight loss or increase, the effects of gravity and age, changes in body size due to pregnancy, or it may be necessary after a mastectomy or an accident.
Among the most popular and prevalent forms of cosmetic surgery in North America, breast augmentation is one of the most popular and common. Visage Clinic values our patients, and we provide exceptional client service through our highly individualized and attentive approach to every patient interaction at our facility.
In order to improve the appearance and volume of the breasts, breast augmentation surgery is performed. Women who are interested in breast augmentation surgery are excellent candidates if they want to increase the size of their breasts, achieve better breast symmetry, and have enhanced cleavage after the procedure. Additionally, women who have had severe weight loss or who have had their breasts reduced in size and form following delivery or nursing may find the process to be advantageous. A breast augmentation procedure is most typically done with the use of implants, which are utilized to contour and enhance the size of the female breast.
How Are Breast Augmentation Performed?
Breast augmentation surgery, also known as a breast implant treatment, is a process in which breast implants are placed to modify the look of the breasts by improving shape and symmetry while simultaneously increasing the desired volume.
In most cases, your surgery will be carried out in a surgical suite in one of our private operating rooms or in an immaculately maintained clinical environment. The procedure is carried out under general anesthesia and takes between one and one and a half hours.
Following the procedure, you will need the assistance of a responsible adult to transport you home, assist you and monitor you for the first 24 hours. Dr. DuPéré aspires to achieve each patient’s cosmetic objectives while preserving a natural look with the least amount of apparent scars and disfigurement.
Potential Candidates For Breast Augmentation
It is a highly personal experience to get breast augmentation. Among the most frequent causes for breast augmentation are the effects of age, weight loss or gain, a change in breast size as a result of pregnancy, or it may be required due to other potential reasons.
If any of the following apply to you, you may be a candidate:
- The fact that you are physically well and in good health, and that you are not pregnant or nursing at the time of inquiry.
- Your breasts have reached their maximum potential and growth.
- You feel the concern that your breasts are smaller in size.
- You are unsatisfied with the way your breasts have changed in form and volume as a result of pregnancy, weight loss, or age.
- You are dissatisfied with the way the top half of your breast seems to be “empty.” or give the “drooping” appearance.
- Your breasts are asymmetrical.
- During development, one or both breasts did not grow correctly or had an extended form which made them completely or slightly different sizes.
Breast Implants Come In A Variety Of Forms
In Canada, two kinds of breast implants are available: saline implants and cohesive silicone gel implants. Saline implants are the most common form of implant available. While both of these implants have their own set of benefits they also come with their own set of separate costs for each of the implant types. Here’s a little more information regarding these implant types:
Implants Made With Saline
Each of these devices is enclosed in a silicone elastomer rubber shell and filled with saline solution to provide comfort. The advantages of saline implants include the fact that they may be implanted through very small incisions, that they may be less expensive, and that they will be immediately visible if they leak or deflate during the procedure. According to some doctors, saline implants have a less natural appearance and feel than silicone gel implants.
Implant Of Silicone Gel
Although they are formed of the same silicone shell, they are filled with a cohesive silicone gel instead of water. While they have certain advantages than traditional silicone implants in that they typically feel softer and more natural in comparison, they do need a little wider incision and may be more difficult to notice if they break or burst.
Breast Augmentation Using Fat Transfer
Fat transfer breast augmentation is a procedure that entails using liposuction to remove fat from other places of your body and injecting it into your breasts. This surgery is for ladies who want a minor increase in breast size but would want to have a natural appearance to their results.
Benefits Of Breast Augmentation With Implants
Patients who want to enhance the size and form of their breasts, as well as restore a more youthful, upright posture, might consider breast augmentation surgery as the ideal treatment option for them. Having a breast implant improves the overall contour of the breasts and increases volume, while having the breast lift technique also lifts the nipple and tightens the skin for a more youthful look of the breast.
Every person has aesthetic preferences that are unique to them. When patients come in for a consultation, our medical experts at Visage Clinic take the time to listen to them and learn about their aesthetic goals and desires. This in-depth consultation helps to establish if a breast lift or augmentation is the best course of treatment for you, as well as what kind of breast implant and location will provide the greatest results for your particular situation.
In certain cases, it is possible to combine your breast augmentation with a breast lift if you’re looking for dramatic results. That will all be discussed with your surgeon during your one-on-one consultation in our Toronto clinic.
Recovery From Breast Augmentation
Your breast augmentation recovery will take a few days before you are completely recovered. Painkillers, which are recommended to assist with easing the pain, may cause some discomfort in some people. It is possible that your breasts will be covered in bandages to assist support them while you heal.
During the first few weeks after surgery, you may want to consider wearing a support bra to assist and reduce bruising and swelling. For about a month, any direct stimulation to your breasts will cause them to become sensitive. After a couple of days, you will be urged to take a stroll to aid in the recuperation process. However, you will need to refrain from engaging in vigorous activities for at least four weeks. Your ability to return to work is determined by the sort of employment that you do. If you work from home and feel comfortable returning to work, that is definitely something to consider.
While this is generally what you can expect during your recovery period it’s important to remember that each patient is different and will experience different surgeries. If you have any questions during your recovery stages we urge you to contact our clinic to speak with one of our experts and get proper instructions that are strictly tailored to you.
How Long Do Breast Implants Last?
Breast augmentation is an expensive procedure that requires a significant financial commitment. There is a common fallacy that breast implants need to be updated every 10-12 years, while in reality, women may conceivably spend their whole lives with the same implants they are now wearing. Implants should only be replaced if there is a problem with them.
It is also important to mention that cohesive gel and saline implants are extremely safe in the event of a rupture in the rare event that one occurs. While implants used decades ago had greater chances of rupture, implants utilized now have far lower risks of rupture. It is important to note that in the event of a rupture, the solution contained in saline implants will be absorbed by the body, while cohesive gel implants would not leak due to the solid silicone contained inside them.
What Are The Benefits Of Choosing A Visage Clinic For Your Breast Augmentation?
We hope that this quick guide was helpful in learning about not only the best age to get this surgery but the surgical process itself. Breast augmentation surgery in Toronto can be a highly beneficial surgery that is considered to be an investment in oneself but it is one that all of our patients are happy with.
At Visage Clinic we are happy to provide nothing short of the best patient care and services to our guests. Not only do we have a board-certified plastic surgeon but we have highly experienced and trained nurses at our Toronto clinic. Find out if you qualify for a breast augmentation surgery by contacting our clinic directly to book your in-person consultation.