With age, pregnancies, breastfeeding and significant weight loss, many women may experience sagging breasts. There are also some women whose breasts fail to develop sufficiently at puberty.

Breast augmentation is the solution to these problems. This surgical procedure is one of the most popular in North America. It consists of inserting implants in the breasts to improve the shape, volume and appearance of the bust.

There are two types of breast implants: saline-filled and silicone gel-filled. About 90% of patients opt for silicone gel implants, as they provide more natural results and slightly fewer long-term complications. However, both types of implants are safe and offer good results.

IMPLANT TYPE

SOFTNESS

SELECTION OF MODELS

RISK OF IMPLANT VISIBILITY

RISK OF BREAST DEFORMATION

REOPERATION RISK

Saline

Firmer

Good selection

Higher

Risk of rippling on the side of the breast

Higher

Silicone gel

Softer (natural)

Very large selection to go with different breast shapes

Minimal

Minimal

Lower

 

 

For more visible results, it is recommended to choose an implant that will increase cup size by 1 to 3 sizes. Size, skin quality and amount of glandular tissue are all factors that must be taken into consideration when choosing an implant.  

During your consultation, Dr. Bergeron will help you choose the most suitable implant based on your needs and your figure. You will also be able to look at photos of patients that Dr. Bergeron has operated on and try on implants of different sizes to guide you in your choice.  

“Note: These photos are published for information purposes only in order to provide information on the nature of the intervention. In no way should they be considered a guarantee of results.”

 

Intervention

  • The surgery, which takes approximately 75 minutes, is performed under general anaesthesia. The incision can be made in the breast fold, the armpit or under the lower edge of the areola. Absorbable sutures are used to close the incision.
  • This is a day surgery. Upon leaving, you will receive a prescription for analgesics.

 

Convalescence

  • The dressing will be removed during the postoperative visit, 5 to 10 days after the surgery. Although most of the swelling will go away over the 2-week period following the surgery, it takes 3 to 4 months to see the final results.
  • It will be recommended to wear bras without underwires or camisoles with built-in bras for 6 weeks. You will also have to sleep on your back for 2 weeks to avoid causing the implants to move.
  • You can usually return to a desk job 1 or 2 weeks after the surgery, but you’ll have to wait longer (up to 6 weeks) for a very physical job.
  • Wait 3 weeks before engaging in cardiovascular activities, 4 weeks for sports activities and 6 weeks for contact sports.