Breast Augmentation Facts You Need to Know

Breast Augmentation Facts You Need to Know

Much talk about breast augmentation revolves around size. This is understandable, because increasing size is the basic goal of getting breast implants and because it’s the most noticeable change. But if you were to come to my office for a breast augmentation consultation in Toronto, our conversation would be about much more than your desired size.

Here are some important aspects of breast augmentation that you should consider before committing to surgery:

Implant Types

In addition to choosing your size (volume), you must also decide on a number of other options for breast implants. You can select from a variety of fillers, shapes, profiles, and shells, some of which differ from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Procedure Options

Incision options include:

  • Inframammary – Beneath the breast fold
  • Transaxillary – Through the fold in the armpit
  • Periareolar – Around the border of the areola
  • Transumbilical – Through the belly button

Placement options include:

  • Submuscular – Behind the pectoral muscle
  • Subglandular – Between the muscle and breast tissue


Your comfort level and healing time after surgery depend on the method used in your procedure. You will want to consider this when discussing your treatment plan with your plastic surgeon.

My website deals with these options in greater detail if you want to learn more.

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