Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation in Ontario with Dr. Loizides

Breast augmentation is surgery to enhance the size and shape of your breasts. It’s one of the most popular and commonly performed aesthetic procedures. Most breast augmentations use implants, but moderate breast enhancement can also be achieved using a fat transfer technique.

You might choose breast augmentation to bring the size and shape of your breasts into balance with your other features, correct breast asymmetry, or restore a younger look after weight loss or childbearing. 

Dr. Photis Loizides offers breast augmentation in Ontario to women who want to improve their appearance [and to men transitioning to women]. Dr. Loizides is a plastic surgeon fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. With his extensive training and deep expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, he consistently helps patients achieve the changes they are seeking with natural-looking results. 

To learn more about how Ontario breast augmentation surgery might benefit you, contact our practice today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Loizides. 

Why Choose Dr. Loizides for Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Dr. Loizides is highly trained, board-certified, and committed to patient satisfaction through optimal care and premium, natural-looking results. Dr. Loizides and his team put patients at ease throughout the whole experience, from when they reach out for a consultation to their last follow-up appointment. Dr. Loizides properly educates patients before embarking on a procedure and is easy to reach with questions and concerns. For these reasons and more, Dr. Loizides is considered one of the best breast augmentation surgeons in Ontario.

Why Might I Consider Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast augmentation with implants or fat transfer can: 

  • Increase the size of your breasts
  • Enhance the shape of your breasts
  • Make your breasts more symmetrical
  • Bring your breasts into balance with the proportions of your figure
  • Restore breast volume that has been lost with age or weight loss or after having children 
  • Make you look and feel more feminine
  • Allow you to wear the clothes you prefer, with pride in your appearance
  • Boost your self-esteem and self-confidence

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery?

The best candidates for breast augmentation have realistic expectations for the results of the procedure and an understanding of the risks.

Health Canada has approved saline breast implants for women aged 18 and older and silicone breast implants for women aged 22 and older.

Breast augmentation can help with minimally drooping breasts but cannot correct moderate to significant sagging. A breast lift is the solution for sagging breasts and can be combined with a breast augmentation procedure.

You may be a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery if you have:

  • Small breasts or breasts that are smaller or flatter than you would like
  • Asymmetric breasts (breasts that are not the same size)
  • Misshapen breasts, in a form and from a cause that can be corrected with implants

Breast augmentation surgery is not generally recommended if you:

  • Smoke
  • Have certain health conditions, such as diabetes or heart problems
  • Have masses in your breasts, as detected in a breast exam
  • Are significantly overweight
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Extensive training and surgical expertise allows Dr. Photis Loizides to consistently help patients achieve their desired, natural-looking results. He is a plastic surgeon fully accredited with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Loizides, please get in touch.

What Are My Breast Implant Options?

Breast augmentation is a highly individualized procedure, with many options to choose from to tailor the outcome to your needs and wishes and the unique features of your body. The options include:

  • Saline implants are filled with a sterile solution of salty water. One advantage of saline implants is that if the shell leaks or ruptures, the saline solution is naturally absorbed by the body with no health effects. An emptied saline shell does, however, have a cosmetic effect, leaving the affected breast smaller or flatter. A “structured” or Ideal implant minimizes the risk of noticeable deflation by holding the saline solution in separate internal chambers. 
  • Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel that matches the density and flexibility of breast tissue for a more natural appearance and feel. When a silicone implant ruptures, the gel typically stays in place, so the leak may not be noticeable except on a mammogram. When a rupture is detected, the implant should be surgically removed or replaced within a few months to a year. “Gummy bear” implants are made from a thicker form of silicone that retains its shape even when the shell ruptures.
  • Round implants are circular when laid flat on a surface and viewed from above. A round implant adds fullness to both the upper and lower parts of the breast. 
  • Contoured or “teardrop” implants are shaped to enhance the fullness of the lower part of the breast. 
  • Implants are made in different widths to fit women with narrow or wide chest frames.
  • Implants are made in various thicknesses to create a low, moderate, or high profile when the breast is viewed from the side.

Breast implants can be placed either within the breast tissue and above the chest muscles (subglandular placement) or below the chest muscles (subpectoral placement). Each placement option has its advantages depending on the enhancement to be made and your lifestyle.

The incisions are made where resulting scars will not be noticeable, with the placement determined by the changes to be made. That might be in a curve along the crease below the breast (inframammary incision) or in a circle or half-circle around the edge of the areola (periareolar incision).

A modest increase in breast size can be made without implants, using the fat transfer (or autologous fat grafting) technique. Fat is removed from another part of the body, using liposuction, then processed for injection into the breasts. Fat transfer can slim one part of your body — your abdomen or thighs, for example — while adding volume to your breasts.

Planning Your Breast Augmentation

The right breast augmentation procedure for you will be the one that combines the optimal choices for each of these options. That’s why your consultation with Dr. Loizides is so important and his collaborative approach to his consultations so valuable. Dr. Loizides will examine you, listen to your concerns, and ask questions to understand your goals for the procedure. He will give his expert assessment of the approach and combination of implant type, shape, size, and placement that will provide you with the results you are looking for. He will also help you understand what the procedure involves and its costs and risks.

Dr. Loizides’ goal in all of his cosmetic surgery is to give you natural-looking and long-lasting results that make you feel great about your appearance. 

Delivering real results

Opting to have plastic surgery is an enormous decision. We understand. 

We want to intimately understand your goals and align on expectations.

How Is Breast Augmentation Surgery Performed?

Breast implant surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. Incisions are made along the crease under the breast or around the areola, following the plan discussed with Dr. Loizides in your consultation. A pocket is created in the breast tissue or below the chest muscle into which the implant is placed. Once the implant is centered behind the nipple, the pocket and the incisions are closed. Dissolvable sutures are used to close the tissue below the skin. Your breasts are then covered with a sterile dressing and your compression bra.

Breast implant surgery usually takes about one hour or a bit longer if combined with a breast lift or liposuction.

Breast augmentation using fat transfer involves only minimal incisions where the fat is removed with liposuction. It is usually performed using a local anesthetic and sedation.

After the procedure is complete and you are fully alert, you will be able to go home. You should arrange ahead of time to have a friend or family member drive you home when you are discharged and stay with you for the first night.

What to Expect in Breast Augmentation Recovery

Once at home, you do not have to change your bandages. Dr. Loizides will help you with the first dressing change at a follow-up appointment three to five days after your surgery.

The recovery process varies from person to person, but most patients require one to two weeks off work. Typically, low-impact exercise can be resumed after two weeks. All other activities can gradually be resumed after [four to] six weeks.

Schedule Your Ottawa Breast Surgery Consultation Today

Contact us to schedule a consultation for breast augmentation with Dr. Loizides. He will examine you, ask questions to understand your goals for the procedure and give his recommendations for the best and safest approach.

Patients across Ontario have chosen Dr. Loizides as their cosmetic surgeon because of his beautiful, natural-looking results. Call us at (613) 505-0220 or reach us online today.

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