Breast Augmentation

Enhance your natural curves

Breast Augmentation (Breast Implant) is a cosmetic procedure to increase the size of the breast by introducing a synthetic implant behind the mammary gland or behind the pectoral muscle supporting the mammary gland. This surgical procedure is often combined with a Breast Lift (Mastopexy).

Breast Augmentation - Plastic Surgery Alberta
Breast Augmentation - Plastic Surgery Alberta

Procedure Details & Information

Small breasts
Mild sagging or droopiness of the breasts
1 - 1.25 hours
Under a general anaesthetic an incision is made in the crease under the breast or in the lower border of the areola (dark skin around the nipple). A pocket is made behind the breast tissue or behind the pectoral muscles. Sometimes a dual plane technique is used (a pocket behind the muscle as well as a small one in front) to help correct sagging or droopiness. An implant is then inserted. There are several types of implants (including the newest gummy-bear type silicone implants) as well as many different shapes and sizes. The incision is then closed. A dressing and a supportive bra is then used.
Home for 3-7 days.
Restraint from heavy lifting and exercise for 6 weeks.
Breast binder and sleeping on back for 6 weeks
Swelling and implant riding high for 2-12 months
Final results in 2-12 months
Increased size of breasts and when required, correction of mild breast sagging. Results can last 10 or more years.
Hematoma (blood clot), infection, disruption of the incision

Capsular contracture (hard scar around implant), decreased nipple sensation, implant problems

Additional Breast Augmentation / Breast Implant information and cost available. Please contact Plastic Surgery Alberta.