Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed by our head plastic surgeon, Dr. Kesarwani.
This highly desired procedure is designed to enlarge a woman’s breasts and help make them become more proportionate to the body, as well as improve size symmetry. Through breast augmentation, we can help reshape breasts that have lost their fullness due to weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding or age.
To help redefine your feminine curves, traditional breast augmentation is done with breast implants, medical devices that are made from silicone shells, with your choice of filling: cohesive silicone gel or saline (a sterile salt-water solution).
There are different materials for implants, so patients can choose the ones that work for them. If you prefer to have a size increase of up to 1 cup, there is also the option of fat transfer breast augmentation (using your own fat to increase your breast size.)
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Cohesive Gel Breast Implants
Cohesive gel implants are breast implants with a silicone shell filled with a thick cohesive silicone gel material. They were approved by the FDA and Health Canada for breast augmentation in the early 2000s. Sometimes called “gummy bear implants”, they are made up of a squishy solid form of silicone. The material is a silicone gel that is a viscous and inert fluid that is form-stable. It does not react with any chemicals in the body and is not toxic.
The silicone gel implant tends to be softer and feel more natural than saline implants. In the event of a silicone breast implant rupture, the silicone gel remains relatively intact (as opposed to saline) and are therefore less likely to rupture.
Wide Range of Shapes and Sizes
Cohesive implants are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes, allowing breast augmentation in Toronto to be performed in a natural and proportionate way. Since the silicone filling is thicker, these tend to maintain their shape in an upright position and are less likely to produce rippling. Currently, manufacturers also offer varying degrees of consistency, from softer to firmer.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline filled breast implants in Toronto have a silicone shell that is configured to the preferred size with a sterile saline solution. The saline is sterile and salted water that is pumped into the implant shell during breast augmentation surgery through a tube. Once the desired size is achieved, the tube and attachment are removed and the shell is completely sealed. It is completely safe in the body.
Saline Implant Pros and Cons
The advantage of saline is that the volume is added after implantation. For this reason, these implants are generally inserted through very tiny incisions, either through the areola border, beneath the breast, or in the armpit.
The downside for some patients is the texture, which is noticeably different from breast tissue. Saline implants can feel like a firm bag of water and ripples may show through to the surface of the breasts, potentially causing undesirable contours after breast augmentation. If rupture happens, deflation appears rapidly. While leaks are not dangerous because of the bio-compatibility of saline, breast implant replacement surgery may be required to remove and replace the implant.
With breast implants for breast augmentation, there is no wrong answer! The material you choose depends on how you want your breasts to look and feel.
If you’d like to learn more about the cohesive gel or saline breast implants in Toronto, schedule your consultation with Dr. Kesarwani, an a world renowned and experienced board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Kesarwani has routinely performed breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction for over 35 years. You’ll meet with Dr. Kesarwani personally during your initial consultation, so you can be sure that you get medical advice from the exact surgeon who’ll perform your breast implant surgery. During your consultation, he’ll recommend a range of sizes that will give you the most satisfying results based on your breast width, tissue thickness and unique goals. He can show you before and after photos of both types of implants from his previous breast augmentation patients. See how these patients have benefited from breast augmentation!
Trying on Sizers During Your Consultation
As part of your Toronto breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Kesarwani will provide you with a range of implant shape and sizes that would be most suitable for you, based on your body dimensions and goals. You’ll then be able to try on sizers to see which one is the best one for you. That way, you can better visualize what you may look like post operation!
What are Sizers?
Sizers are real breast implants (the same kinds that are used during breast augmentation) that are filled to a variety of sizes and shapes. We get them straight from our breast implant manufacturers. You can select the exact size and shape you want, as we have the whole range. Simply insert them into your bra so you can see how you’ll look after surgery. While sizers are a great tool for the size selection process, they won’t be EXACTLY how you’ll look after breast implant surgery. This is because the sizers aren’t typically compressed as much and may sit lower in your bra.
Make sure to bring a bra in the breast implant size you’d like to be, and a tight but stretchy t-shirt. Most patients find these helpful in the fitting process. You’ll be able to see your predicted breast augmentation results better.
A Note on Textured Breast Implants and Breast Augmentation Safety
Please note that we only offer smooth implants. Dr. Kesarwani does not use textured implants, including Biocell (manufactured by Allergan). As a matter of fact, he hasn’t used textured implants since 2014. Patients with textured implants are not advised by Health Canada to remove them unless they’ve developed issues with them.
Symptoms of breast implant illness, specifically known as Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), almost always include a new and distinct swelling of your breast. Redness, changes in firmness of the breast or lumps around one or both implants are much less common findings in this condition. Usually the swelling comes on fairly rapidly, over several days or weeks, not over months or years. Typically, this occurs on one side only, but in exceptional cases, it can occur in both breasts. BIA-ALCL is not breast cancer.
If you have symptoms
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms after Toronto breast augmentation, please contact us. It is important that you know that the vast majority of patients who have symptoms like this do not have Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma and do not require any treatment. However, for safety reasons you should contact our office if you develop any of these symptoms. Dr. Kesarwani is one of the few plastic surgeons in Canada who has extensive experience performing complete capsulectomies (removing the entire breast capsule).
Who is an ideal Toronto breast augmentation candidate?
The ideal candidate for breast augmentation is any woman who is unhappy with her breast size. Women who have mildly to moderately deflated breasts following childbirth or weight loss are often able to restore their breasts to their pre-pregnancy appearance. Potential candidates should also be physically fit, not diagnosed with a condition that compromises healing, and have realistic expectations. A personal consultation with Dr. Kesarwani can answer your questions and help you decide whether breast enlargement may be right for you. His ultimate goal is to help make you comfortable with your decision and happy with the results.
Which implant size and shape is right for me?
When considering which size and shape breast implants are right for you, it’s important to take the following into account:
- Current breast size (and amount of breast tissue)
- Placement of implant
- Breast augmentation incision placement: around the areola (periareolar), in the breast fold (inframammary) or in the armpit (transaxillary)
- Body Type
Once these factors have been assessed, your options for implant shape include the following:
Round implants are the most common choice, and give women fuller lift and cleavage. Depending on their base width, they can also help give the breasts a bit of a lift to a certain extent. They are spherical, and symmetrical in shape.
For those looking for major cleavage, and more volume at the tops of the breasts, round implants are your best bet. Round breast implants are also the most commonly used by all plastic surgeons in Toronto, as the risk of rotation is eliminated.
Teardrop shaped implants are shaped according to their name, and are fuller at the bottom than at the top. Teardrop implants more closely mimic the shape of natural breasts, but aren’t as popular due to the risk of rotation.
Breast Implant Profiles
Another consideration related to the shape of a breast implant is its profile. The profile of an implant is determined by the width of its base. The narrower the width, the more projection of the breast from the body is achieved. On the other hand, an implant with a wider base will lie flatter on the body because more of the implant touches the body.
Manufacturers have created different labels for the profiles of their implants for breast augmentation. They are listed below, from the widest base to the narrowest.
Mentor Silicone Breast Implants
- Moderate Plus
- Ultra High
Allergan (Natrelle) Silicone Breast Implants
- Low Plus
- Extra Full
Which profile is right for me? The answer depends on your body and what you’d like to achieve.
Moderate and low profiles have the widest base width, so they offer minimal projection from the body. As such, they are great for women who want a more natural look or have a wider chest width.
The ultra high and extra full profiles are on the opposite end of the spectrum. These implants have the smallest base widths so that most of the implant surface doesn’t lie on the chest. Most patients who prefer these profiles want a rounder and prominent shape with enhanced fullness in the upper portion of their breasts — recommended for the correction of mild to moderate sagging.
Higher profile implants may also provide more cleavage depending on the amount of space between the breasts.
The Toronto Breast Augmentation Procedure
General anesthesia is administered before the Toronto breast augmentation procedure. This anesthetic is designed to provide you with relief not just during surgery, but also 6-8 hours afterward.
The Main Incision
While any breast augmentation incisions placement can be performed, Dr. Kesarwani applies advanced surgical techniques. He typically recommends inframammary incision placement. This breast fold incision allows for optimal implant pocket creation in the breast. He is meticulous when creating plastic surgery incisions, performing the breast augmentation cosmetic surgery under direct vision of the surgical site and applying electrocauterization to reduce bleeding and inflammation. This is done to not only make recovery time faster, but also reduce the risk of capsular contracture (irregular hardening and thickening of scar tissue around the implant). Dr. Kesarwani also makes sure to irrigate the implant pocket with antibiotic solution to reduce the risk of infection.
Breast Implant Placement
When placing the breast implants into the body, Dr. Kesarwani uses the Keller Funnel. This sterile device allows the implant to be placed without directly touching them. With minimal biofilm and bacteria, the implants are less damaged. And the bonus: a shorter incision may be needed when using the Keller Funnel, so you could have a smaller resulting scar!
Implant placement is usually partially under the pectoral muscles (dual plane). We have found that this gives you a nicer, more natural looking shape, regardless of the breast implant size. It provides good coverage of the implant itself so the risk of rippling is reduced and the chest muscle provides some support as well. In the right patient, the implants may be entirely over the pectoral muscle. This position is known as subglandular. Subglandular breast implant placement is more common for women who have some sagging and have chosen to achieve a subtle lift with implants alone, instead of undergoing a breast lift (mastopexy), which is a more extensive cosmetic surgical procedure.
Once the breast implants are placed, layers of sutures are applied within the breast tissue so that there are no knots on the surface that could cause bumps and take a long time to dissolve. Doing this also gives you a stronger closure of the incision. A flannel bandage is used to wrap up the chest for compression, reducing the risk of excessive swelling and hematoma.
Recuperation After Breast Augmentation
You may feel some tightness after breast augmentation in Toronto, but the long lasting anesthetic provides you with relief for 6-8 hours afterward. Pain medications, anti-inflammatories and antibiotics are also prescribed.
After 48-72 hours, the flannel is removed and you can start wearing a sports bra. You may be asked to massage your breasts to move the implants around, helping the breast augmentation recovery process. You may also need to wear a band to push the implants down if necessary. This is more common in patients with smaller, tighter breasts.
You can get back to work in 4-5 days after breast augmentation. Avoid heavy lifting and upper body exercise for 3 weeks to allow your body to heal from surgery. Doing so also reduces the risk of rupturing sutures and capsular contracture.
Are Breast Augmentation Scars Noticeable?
Your scars will gradually fade in the months after your surgery. We’ll recommend that you apply silicone gel to the scars 24/7 for about three months. This helps the scars to fade so that they’re less visible. You can read more about silicone scar gel here.
Follow Your Post-Op Instructions
Each patient’s breast augmentation recovery time following a cosmetic breast augmentation or implant procedure will be different depending on several factors such as the exact plastic surgery method applied and the skill of your attending plastic surgeon. Breast augmentation will require adequate rest and time to properly heal and it is essential to follow the instructions of your breast augmentation surgeon to prevent breast implant complications during the healing process. This is for your safety, as following these instructions can dramatically reduce the risk of complications like capsular contracture, infection and displacement.
While healing, it is important not to disturb the incisions and to keep them clean. Most patients can shower after the initial dressing is removed, usually within 48 hours.
There is a very small chance of infection with every surgical procedure so be sure to use the antibiotics provided to you. Dr. Kesarwani does not usually use drains after Toronto breast augmentation. If you experience sudden pain or swelling, consult us immediately.
Dizziness and Discomfort
It is common to experience dizziness following the Toronto breast augmentation surgery as it will be carried out under general anesthesia. You will be instructed to get plenty of rest for the first few days to avoid stressing your body while you heal. You may experience some pain in the breasts but this can be managed with pain medication. A loss of sensitivity in the area is common but it should return to normal within a few days.
Fight Bloating After Breast Augmentation Surgery
A common post-surgical discomfort for women who have just undergone breast augmentation with implants is stomach bloating. Some women are surprised to find that they look heavier than they did pre-surgery. (Some are also told by their scales that they had added a bit of weight.)
After surgery, swelling is common. This is a natural reaction to any trauma, including that which is caused by surgery. While swelling is in the area of the surgery (the chest), the force of gravity can cause the accumulated fluids to go downward, into the mid-section.
Another common cause of breast augmentation post-op bloating is decreased intestinal function due to prescribed pain medications. Dr Kesarwani may recommend taking stool softeners and laxatives to help stimulate the digestive tract and induce more frequent bowel movements.
One of the best methods to help ensure that your stomach bloating goes down as quickly as possible following breast augmentation surgery is to control and reduce stressors. Often women have worries about the results of the cosmetic surgery, as well as the healing of the surgical site. All of this stress becomes psychosomatic and your body will start to show signs of it. One of those signs is bloating. You are already under a serious amount of physical stress from the surgery, so the absolute best thing you can do your for your stomach (and your entire body) is to relax!
There is little reason to worry, as breast augmentation is a common surgery with an extremely high satisfaction rate. What you can do to combat bloating is to relax, drink plenty of fresh water, go to the washroom regularly and cut back on foods that promote bloating (ie sodium). Do your best not to worry about the plastic surgery procedure or the temporary bloating you are experiencing, as this will only exacerbate things. Focus your mind on something else; ensure you are taking the necessary steps and precautions to bring about a full and successful recovery—and let your body heal.
Four Ways to Reduce Swelling After You Undergo Breast Augmentation
- Cold packs: If the area feels tender or swollen, ice packs can be used to lessen the swelling and numb the pain. Because colder temperatures help to contract the blood vessels, it can provide some level of relief during the healing process.
- Sitting/sleeping upright: In order to prevent fluid buildup that can lead to bruising, swelling, and pain make an effort to remain sitting upright for as much of the recovery phase as possible. You will need to sleep sitting upright or lying on your back so as to avoid putting any pressure on your breasts while healing.
- Diuretics: Excess fluid retention in the body can also be greatly affected by the use of diuretics such as herbal and chamomile tea, water, and cranberry juice.
- Limiting sodium intake: A low salt diet for the first few days following your plastic surgery procedure will help reduce fluid accumulation, easing pain and helping you feel more comfortable.
Recovery is generally very quick after Toronto breast augmentation and you can expect to get back to most of your usual activities within a few days of surgery.
How to Sleep Comfortably on Your Back After Augmentation Mammoplasty
Sleeping on your back is a must after breast augmentation (or any breast surgery for that matter) and is recommended by plastic surgeons for several reasons.
- It puts less pressure on incision lines so they heal better.
- It puts less pressure on your breasts, allowing tissues to heal properly.
- There’s less risk of displacement and contour irregularities.
Here are 4 tips that you can do to help become a back sleeper after breast augmentation surgery:
- Optimize your bed for back sleeping. This could mean getting a more comfortable mattress or adding extra pillows that can be placed around you. You may even want to put some light pillows on top of your body and face, to mimic that feeling of sleeping on your front.
- Resolve any health issues that prevent you from sleeping on your back. Sometimes, the reason people sleep on their front is because they have back pain or other body pain that prevents them from sleeping on their back. See a doctor to discuss how you can resolve this pain.
- Prevent yourself from sleeping on your front by making it extremely uncomfortable. Put awkward objects near you so that if you roll onto your front while you sleep, you’ll roll onto those objects as well. This can help send a signal to your brain that it’s uncomfortable.
- Start practicing sleeping on your back as soon as possible. The earlier you do it before your breast augmentation, the more accustomed you’ll become to it and make it a habit.
Your Post-Op Breast Augmentation Appointments
Dr. Kesarwani believes that the recovery process is one of the most important parts of your surgical experience. He cares about how you’re doing after surgery. For this reason, Dr. Kesarwani sees every breast augmentation patient himself for a follow up appointment at 48 hours after and 10 days after your surgery. Like our other plastic surgery patients, we’re sure you’ll also appreciate this extra care during your recovery! These appointments allow us to make sure you’re doing well and gives you the opportunity to express any concerns you may have.
6 Questions To Ask Yourself Before a Breast Augmentation
For many women, a small or uneven chest can be the source of low self-esteem. If you’re one of those women, breast augmentation surgery may be ideal. A breast augmentation procedure involves making the chest bigger, creating new, firmer contours, and improving breast symmetry. Ask yourself the following six questions to ensure it’s the best move.
Why do I want a breast augmentation?
If your breasts are uneven, small, or misshapen, a breast augmentation may fix those issues. But, you have to be doing it for YOU and not someone else. If a partner or someone else in your life is encouraging you to make your breasts bigger through augmentation surgery, don’t do it.
What are my goals with breast augmentation?
Your plastic surgeon will be able to help you determine what will look appropriate for your frame. If your goal is to go from an A cup to a triple D then you need to rethink having a breast augmentation. Choose a cup size and shape that your body can support.
How is my health?
In order to undergo any plastic surgery, you need to be in good health. That doesn’t mean that if you have asthma or diabetes that you can’t have a breast implant surgery done, but you will need to discuss it with your primary doctor first.
Have I done enough research on breast augmentation?
Read up about the plastic surgery procedure, including its risks and side effects, so you can get a general idea of whether the procedure is right for you.
Will I have time for the recovery period and follow up?
Following a breast augmentation procedure you need to have patience and free time. If you cannot take a few days off from work, you can’t have surgery. You need to give your body time to recover, and there will be follow-up visits with Dr. Kesarwani to ensure that you are healing nicely and that your chest is responding well to its new contours.
Are my breast augmentation expectations realistic?
You will not wake up the day after your breast implant surgery with gorgeous new breasts. There is a recovery period that you have to go through before noticing the results of your procedure. If you have realistic expectations, then this won’t bother you.
Insecurity about the size and shape of your breasts can take a huge toll on your self-confidence. It can affect the types of activities you participate in, the clothes you wear, and your general mood and happiness. Breast augmentation is a reliable, safe plastic surgery procedure.
At Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic, breast augmentation is one of our most commonly performed procedures by our board certified plastic surgeon, and the one that gives women the most satisfaction!
All About Undergoing a Mammogram Exam With Breast Implants
Mammograms are critical tools in the detection of breast cancer. They’re recommended for all women aged 40 and above. The process of undergoing a mammogram can be made more complicated by getting breast augmentation with silicone implants. This means that those with silicone gel implants should understand the different approach to their mammogram compared with traditional diagnostic services.
As with any diagnostic tool, there are multiple benefits to undergoing a mammogram. One of the most important benefits of this process is that it can aid in the early and effective detection of cancer. Using a mammogram, specialists can detect breast abnormalities that might otherwise lead to a dangerous cancer developing over a short period of time. Quick diagnosis is often critical to optimal results in the treatment process.
There are many professionals in the medical field who specialize in performing mammograms on patients with silicone implants. The specialist will know how to manipulate tissue to highlight any abnormalities and complete a comprehensive diagnosis. You should make sure the diagnostic team understands that you have breast implants. During your procedure, the specialist will work to minimize the compression of the breast to reduce the chances of damage to your silicone implants. Those that have been trained in this process can complete a full mammogram without having to significantly adjust the procedure.
One option for imaging breasts with breast implants is the use of displacement, which involves moving the breast implant manually by pushing the implants from surrounding tissue. This will allow the tissue to be analyzed without impacting the breast implants. The specialist can then complete the full imaging of the breast tissue.
Other Diagnostic Tests
In addition to undergoing a mammogram, many specialists will recommend that women over the age of 40 undergo several other diagnostic tests, including MRIs and ultrasounds. Both of these diagnostic tools are often used for women with silicone implants when specialists are uncertain of the full value of the mammogram process.
By working with trained professionals and researching their diagnostic needs, women who have had breast augmentation procedures can safely undergo mammograms and protect their health for the coming years.
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation Toronto
Breast Augmentation FAQ
How much does breast augmentation cost in Toronto? How much do breast implants cost? How much is breast augmentation surgery?
Breast augmentation cost in Toronto ranges in price according to the type of implants (saline or silicone breast implants), plastic surgeon, and facility fees. The average breast augmentation cost is from $7250 to $10,000 for this plastic surgery procedure. The procedure may be combined with others, such as a breast lift or fat transfer breast augmentation.
What is the difference between a breast augmentation and breast implants?
Breast augmentation performed by our plastic surgeon enhances the size of the breasts, and can be done with fat grafting or breast implants. Breast implants are the objects used to make the breasts bigger. There are silicone implant and saline implant.
What is the meaning of breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation means a plastic surgical procedure that increases breast size. This can involve augmentation with a prosthetic or fat, as is the case with fat transfer breast augmentation. Our Toronto breast augmentation surgeon performs both plastic surgery procedures.
What are gummy bear implants?
Gummy bear breast implants are a type of implant that is filled with a cohesive silicone gel. It has the texture of gummy bear candy, hence the name.
Can you squeeze fake breasts?
Yes, it is possible to squeeze fake breasts after a boob job. Implants are constructed to mimic the feel of natural breast tissue, and this is particularly true for the silicone gel implants used during breast augmentation.
Which type of breast implant feels the most natural?
It is generally believed that silicone feels more natural than saline implants, since they are made with a gel that is pliable. Click here to read more about the female breast.
Do breast augmentation implants soften over time?
The implants feel the same no matter how long you’ve had them after breast enlargement surgery. However, it is the scar tissue that naturally surrounds an implant that can contribute to how they feel externally. In the earlier stages of recovery, the implants may feel overly firm, unlike natural breast tissue. This occurs because the tissues haven’t stretched out. With time, tissue expansion occurs, allowing the implant to take on a more natural shape and feel.
Can breast implants last 20 years?
The data shows that the average lifespan of silicone implants is 10 years. However, some patients have found they are comfortable with the same implants for as long as 25 years or more. At some point, you should expect to get them replaced. The lifespan of your implants depends on a number of factors, including age, health and activities. With everyday activities, your implants can move and eventually degrade, increasing the risk of implant rupture. Those who complete strenuous activity on a regular basis may find that their implants require replacement within a shorter timespan.
When do I need to replace my silicone implant after breast augmentation?
The following are clear signs you’ll need to undergo a replacement surgery soon:
When your body changes, the implant can fold in on itself under pressure from your skin and tissue. Breast tissue that initially covered the implant may begin to recede as your body changes, highlighting the rippling effect from the implant.
Hardening is a leading issue for breast implant patients. This occurs when scar tissue around the implant builds up as the immune system responds to a foreign object. You might feel tightness or pain around the side of your breast and at the implant site, whether in the breast fold or elsewhere. This is called capsular contracture. Capsular contracture requires implant removal.
Can I exercise with breast implants?
Exercise is an important component to promoting optimal health and should be done before and after undergoing breast augmentation in Toronto. After surgery, it is important for those who typically exercise to continue doing so. However, post-operation is an important time for healing and one must be aware of their limitations when it comes to going back to hitting the gym. For those who have had breast implants, there are special precautions to take when it comes to exercising post-surgery, as doing too much too soon can lead to complications (like capsular contracture). It is best to consult with your breast augmentation surgeon as to their recommended timeframe for when you can get back to your exercise regimen.
Can breast augmentation improve my sex life?
Breast augmentations, along with other plastic surgery procedures enhancing the body, lead to greater satisfaction with personal appearance and self confidence. The boost of self-esteem can change the way people carry themselves. Whether it’s the extra pep in your step or daring to wear flirtier makeup, hair, or clothing, breast implants can have a long-term, positive effect. Studies show that clients experienced higher levels of arousal, as well as feeling happier about their sex lives. Experts have surveyed most patients who have had breast augmentation, finding that breast implants surgery can enhance what happens in the bedroom. One explanation identifies self-doubt as the main obstacle for women to enjoy themselves in bed. Removing those negative thoughts will help you connect more strongly to the moment. Post-recovery, most patients reported having sex more frequently with a greater sense of satisfaction. Partners are also reported as having an improved sex life.
Will removing breast implants cause my breasts to sag?
It is possible that there will be some sagging after breast augmentation performed, but it does not always happen. Even when it does occur, it is not necessarily a permanent change to breast shape. There are a few variables that can influence the probability that breasts will sag after implant removal. One factor is the original ratio of implant volume to breast tissue volume. If you still have a fair amount of breast tissue in relation to the volume of the implant, then there will be less sagging, since a smaller percentage of the total volume is being taken out. For example, if the original implants brought you from a B cup to a C cup, then you can expect minimal sagging. However, if the change was more drastic, then there could be some noticeable sagging. If your skin still retains a lot of elasticity, then it will contract and adjust to the new, smaller breast volume. If you do experience some sagging after breast implant removal, it does not have to be permanent. After a couple of months, your skin may adjust to the new volume and return to a perkier shape. If they don’t revert back, then a breast lift can help reclaim their perkier shape.
Do breast enhancement creams and pills work?
Aging, having children, genetics: these factors all play a role in the size and shape of our breasts. Breast enhancement creams and pills that promise to grow and shape with botanical ingredients, like fennel, wild yam extract, saw palmetto, and dong quai don’t work. These ingredients are phytoestrogens that are thought to have the same effects as human estrogen. In actuality, phytoestrogens don’t do much in the way of making the bust bigger. They only stimulate your glands and may cause you to develop an allergic reaction, leaving you with a rash or infection on your chest that can only be cleared with antibiotics. Some of these natural creams and pills boast commercial claims that they actually work based on clinical trials, but, in reality, there is no basis to these claims. It is important to note that any creams and pills that increase the glandular development of the breasts can increase your likelihood of developing cancer, because they could stimulate the glands enough that make tissues more susceptible to breast cancer.
How will my breast implants be affected by pregnancy?
Pregnancy and breastfeeding do not have any impact on silicone implants or saline implants. However, it is extremely common for changes to occur to the actual breasts. The breasts can increase or decrease in size and the skin/breast tissue may become lax, becoming saggy. The weight of implants may accelerate the rate of sagging. For this reason, plastic surgeons recommend that you wait until you no longer plan to have children before proceeding with cosmetic surgery.
Do breast implants interfere with breastfeeding?
Any cosmetic breast surgery, whether it be breast augmentation, breast lift or reduction, involves the risk of impacting breastfeeding ability. This is related more to the method by which the plastic surgery is performed and the placement of incisions, rather than the implants themselves. For example, incisions placed around the areolae can increase the risk. This risk, however, is still considered rare. Incision within in the breast fold has been associated with an even lower risk.