Five Things to Consider Before Breast Augmentation

If you live in Montreal or the surrounding area and you are planning to have breast augmentation surgery, our team of experienced professionals at Centre de Chirurgie Plastique de l’Île-des-Sœurs invites you to read this blog article to learn more about five aspects of the most popular plastic surgery procedure in North America.

1. Types of Implants: Silicone or Saline
At the pre-op meeting, your surgeon will discuss the types of implants available to determine which one is right for you. Actually, there are pros and cons for both saline and silicone implants. To find out more about them, you can read our blog on how to choose your implants: "Comment choisir ses implants mammaires et leur mode d’implantation?" (article in French only).

2. Convalescence: Recovery and Possible Complications
Like any surgery, breast augmentation requires a recovery period involving pain relief and rest, etc. You can usually go back to work around 2 weeks after the operation, unless you do manual labour, in which case you should simply wait for your doctor's permission.

In addition, certain complications (hematomas, infections, etc.) can arise immediately after the operation or even a few weeks or months later. If you get any symptoms that concern you at all, you should contact your doctor immediately.

3. What Your Breasts Will Look Like: You Need to Be Realistic
Are you hoping to get the same bust line as your favourite Hollywood star? Unfortunately, no surgeon can guarantee exact results, because each body is different and reacts in its own way to implant placement.

Is your natural breast size AA, while you are hoping to achieve an F cup? For various reasons, including your safety, your surgeon will advise against such a major leap. However, he will work with you to find a suitable solution to that brings you closer to your goal while keeping you healthy.

4. Breast Cancer Detection: A More Complex Process
First, remember that breast implants have no impact on the risk of developing breast cancer. However, it is important to understand that they do mask part of the breast tissue, making early stage cancer detection more difficult.

5. Longevity of Implants: Plan for Replacement
Breast implants are strong and durable, but don’t last forever. On average, for silicone gel implants, you need to replace them after 10 to 15 years as a preventive measure.

Treat Yourself to Successful Breast Augmentation near Montreal!
At Centre de Chirurgie Plastique de l’Île-des-Sœurs, we perform breast surgeries on a regular basis. You can trust our team to get the bust line you've always dreamed of: contact us!

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