ABC of Breast Augmentation:“A: A beginners Guide”

December 22, 2020
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breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size and volume of an individual’s breasts using implants. Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed today. Dr. Tregaskiss understands that being happy with the size and shape of your breasts and the contour of your body is very important for your confidence and sense of wellbeing.

A good candidate for a breast augment often has one or more of the following concerns:

  • Unhappiness with the current breast size
  • A change in breast size and volume, especially following a significant loss of weight, or since having children and breastfeeding. It is a good idea to wait until you have finished childbearing before having a breast augmentation in Vancouver. Although you can still breastfeed with implants in, any changes in breast size experienced during and after pregnancy will likely make a difference to the appearance of your breasts and the results of your surgery may be affected.
  • Asymmetry between the breasts. Nearly all women naturally have a difference in size between their breasts, but for some women this is much more noticeable than others. This can be corrected using implants in both or just one breast.

The procedure takes about 1.5 hours and requires a general anesthetic. The exact procedure will depend on the individual and their specific needs. A small incision is usually made in the crease underneath the breast, (which helps to hide the scar). Sometimes an incision is also made around the areola to move the nipple into a higher position. The implant is placed either under the pectoralis muscle or above, and this decision is made by you and Dr. Tregaskiss. Once the optimal position is achieved the opening will be closed. Surgical drains are not used. The sutures (stitches) that are used to close the incisions at the end of the operation are dissolvable and don`t need to be removed.