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Breast augmentation

Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman's breast by inserting an implant behind each breast. The implants can be placed under or over the pectoral muscles. Typically, our surgeons place implants under the muscle. This provides better camouflage and reduces the chance of developing a scar capsule around the implant.

Saline breast implants are generally used for breast augmentation, but under special circumstances, a silicone gel implant may be used.

Candidates include women who feel their breasts are too small, suffer a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy, or have a difference in breast size.

To perform a breast augmentation, an incision can be made either in the crease where the breast meets the chest, around the areola, or in the armpit. The surgeon lifts the muscle, breast tissue and skin to create a pocket and inserts an implant. When the breasts are very droopy from aging changes, weight loss or after pregnancy, a breast lift may be required in combination with an augmentation.

New! The FDA has approved the use of Silicone gel implants.

Further information online:

The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons -

Contact Vitality Plastic Surgery for details and to book a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation: (250) 563-7267

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