The process begins with a discussion of the results you want to achieve and an examination of such factors as the size and shape of your breasts, the quality of your skin and the placement of your nipples. If your breasts are sagging, Dr. Thompson may also recommend a breast lift.
Breast Augmentation Considerations
Implants can be placed under the chest muscle, or between the chest muscle and the breast tissue. This decision has many advantages and disadvantages with each choice.
The same goes for the choice of the possible incision location through which to place the implant. Dr. Thompson will discuss implant placement location and location of the incision with you.
Two types of implants are used for cosmetic breast enlargement – cohesive silicone gel implants and saline-filled implants which consist of a silicone shell filled with sterile salt water.
Silicone gel implants tend to feel more like real breast tissue than saline implants. Silicone gel implants do not ripple or fold as much as saline implants sometimes do. Dr. Thompson will discuss the type of implants available to you.
After surgery, some discoloration and swelling will occur, but this will disappear quickly. Most residual swelling resolves within a month. After surgery, you can return to work within 3-7 days.
Breast implants are not lifetime devices. They cannot be expected to last forever. Surgery may be required at some point in your life to replace your implants, should they rupture or deflate.
Breast implants can make it more difficult to read mammograms. All women have a risk of breast cancer and you will need to consider this prior to making a decision about whether or not to have implants.
Whether or not breast augmentation is the right procedure for you begins with a consultation with Dr. Thompson.
Breast Augmentation Before & After Pictures
If you would like to see before and after pictures of breast augmentation procedures completed by Dr. Thompson, please visit the Gallery for images.
Dr. Thompson will be pleased to meet with you for an initial consultation. Please contact us to book an appointment.