Breast Augmentation | Breast Implants
Increase fullness and projection of your breasts | Improve balance of breast contours | Enhance your self-image and self-confidence
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Dr. Laliberte is a Royal College of Canada trained specialist in surgical procedures of the breast including breast augmentation. His artistic and highly technical approach produces natural results tailored to enhance and complement your specific frame, goals and circumstances. At Radiance Plastic Surgery Dr. Laliberte performs over 200 breast procedures per year.
What is Breast Augmentation | Breast Implants?
Breast augmentation sometimes referred to as a “breast aug” or “boob job” by patients, involves using breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size of your breasts. Breast augmentation is a common plastic surgery procedure, suitable for women who want to enhance the size of small or asymmetrical breasts, want to restore volume in breasts after weight loss, pregnancy or breastfeeding, or want fuller breasts. Smaller breasts or breasts that have lost their previous volume are enlarged using the sub-glandular or sub-pectoral placement of silicone (gummy bear) breast implants.
Breast augmentation is also referred to as augmentation mammoplasty. When fat from another part of the patient’s body is used to create the improved breast volume, the procedure is referred to as fat transfer breast augmentation.
What breast augmentation surgery can achieve
- Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
- Improve balance of breast and hip contours
- Enhance your self-image and self-confidence
Breast Augmentation with Lift
Breast Augmentation Surgery is commonly combined with a breast lift for those who have lost volume and shape in their breast. Sub-glandular or sub-pectoral breast augmentation with silicone breast implants combined with a breast lift.
How much does Breast Augmentation | Breast Implants cost?
Each of our patient’s cases is unique, however, the average cost of Breast Augmentation | Breast Implants range from $8,500 – $9,800
Am I a good candidate for Breast Augmentation | Breast Implants?
You may be a good candidate for breast augmentation if:
- You are physically healthy and you aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have realistic expectations
- Your breasts are fully developed
- You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small
- You are dissatisfied with your breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss or with aging
- You are unhappy with the upper part of your breast appearing “empty”
- Your breasts are asymmetrical
- One or both breasts failed to develop normally or have an elongated shape
If you’re considering surgery, spend some time reviewing breast augmentation photos and learning about what to expect during recovery. Preparation ahead of time helps patients have reasonable expectations and a smoother recovery.
What can I expect during a Breast Augmentation consultation?
During your breast augmentation consultation be prepared to discuss:
- Why you want breast augmentation surgery, your expectations and the desired outcome
- Medical conditions, drug allergies and previous medical treatments
- Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drug use
- Family history of breast cancer and results of any mammograms or previous biopsies
Dr. Laliberte will also:
- Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
- Examine and measure your breasts, including detailed measurements of their size and shape, skin quality and placement of your nipples and areolas
- Take photographs
- Discuss your options and recommend a course of treatment
- Discuss likely outcomes of breast augmentation and any risks or potential complications’
Gummy Bear Breast Implants
Here at Radiance Plastic Plastic Surgery, we primarily perform implantation with Gummy Bear Implants due to their overall benefits when compared with traditional implants. Gummy bear implants are firmer, hold their shape better, and feel more natural to the touch. They simulate the feel of a young woman’s breast. Both gummy bear and traditional silicone implants are softer to the touch than saline implants.
Gummy bear breast implants maintain their shape even when the implant shell is broken. The consistency of the silicone gel inside the implant is thicker than traditional silicone gel implants. Shaped gummy bear breast implants have more projection at the bottom and are tapered towards the top.
More information available here – Natrelle® Gummy Implants
How should I prepare for Breast Augmentation?
In preparing for breast augmentation, you may be asked to:
- Get a blood test
- Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
- Stop smoking
- Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs as they can increase bleeding
- Stop taking recreational drugs, such as cocaine
What are the steps of a breast augmentation procedure?
A breast augmentation procedure includes the following steps:
Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Laliberte will recommend the best choice for you.
Step 2 – The incision
Incisions are made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring. You and Dr. Laliberte will discuss which incision options are appropriate for your desired outcome. Incision options include: along the areolar edge (peri-areolar incision), the fold under the breast (inframammary fold) and in the armpit (axillary incision). A belly-button approach is associated with a higher complication rate.
Incisions vary based on the type of breast implant, degree of enlargement desired, your particular anatomy and patient-surgeon preference.
Step 3 – Inserting and placing the breast implant
After the incision is made, a breast implant is inserted into a pocket either:
A. Under the pectoral muscle (a submuscular placement)
B. Directly behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle (a submammary/ subglandular placement)
The method for inserting and positioning breast implants depends on the type of implant, degree of enlargement desired, your body type and Dr. Laliberte’s recommendations.
Step 4 – Closing the incisions
Incisions are closed with layered sutures in the breast tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape to close the skin.
Over time the incision lines will fade. The quality of scar depends on many things, including your genetics, exposure of your body to nicotine and infection.
What should I expect during my breast augmentation recovery?
During your breast augmentation recovery, your breasts will be wrapped in gauze dressings and an elastic bandage or support bra will minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal.
Prior to leaving, you will be given specific postoperative instructions for your breast implant recovery and a follow-up appointment with Dr. Laliberte. Your prescribed medications may include pain pills and an antibiotic to prevent infection.
Wear your support garment (a bra or elastic band, called a bandeau) around the clock as instructed by Dr. Laliberte. Acute pain typically subsides after one to five days, however, you may experience soreness and swelling for a few weeks. Resume exercise and normal activity according to Dr. Laliberte’s direction.
What results should I expect after breast augmentation surgery?
While a breast augmentation yields larger breasts right away, the final results may take a few weeks as the swelling subsides and the skin stretches. Incision lines may take several months to fade.
Most individuals take 4 weeks off from work to allow for recovery. If you do office work, you may be able to return as early as 2 weeks. Let your discomfort be your guide. You can resume normal activities by the end of 2 weeks. It will take 4 weeks to get back to significant aerobic or physical activity.
Meet Dr. Michael C. Laliberte
Canadian Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Having operated alongside word-class surgeons throughout North and South America, Dr. Laliberte brings to the Canadian Rockies a practice that encompasses the breadth of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Michael Laliberte is extensively trained in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive surgery. After completing undergraduate and medical school at the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Laliberte specialized in Plastic Surgery at the University of Manitoba.
“Recently had surgery. My experience with Dr. Michael Laliberte was fantastic! Amazingly skilled, friendly medical professional and a great guy! Thank you!”
I had my hand reattached above the wrist after an industrial accident and have never met such a dedicated and friendlier individual. He must work 20 hours a day. Sask will miss his talents.
Dr. Laliberte was amazing! He fixed my finger. He was very realistic & down to earth. He made me feel comfortable. He answered all my questions. 5 stars all the way !!
Recent breast lift in January 2016. Found Dr. Laliberte to be professional and very approachable. answered all my questions, and properly discussed procedure risks. highly recommend.
Dr. Laliberte performed a breast reduction on me and I’m so thrilled with the results. He was fantastic in every way. He made my breasts significantly smaller and gave them a beautiful shape and lift. I would highly recommend Dr. Laliberte!
He made me feel important and cared about no matter my age. He did an amazing reconstruction from a very difficult structure.
Very punctual and surgery to excise cancerous growth was masterfully done. Ultra-prompt turnaround may have saved my life.
I highly recommend Dr. Laliberte… I found him to be a very professional, honest, skilled, meticulous and compassionate surgeon.
Dr. Laliberte was very impressive. He comes across as a genius. He is also a straight shooter, so if you can’t handle someone telling you the truth, maybe keep looking.
Recently had surgery. My experience with Dr. Michael Laliberte was fantastic! Amazingly skilled, friendly medical professional and a great guy! Thank you!
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