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Dr. Weinberg offers many options for breast implants to his breast augmentation patients in Toronto and Mississauga. Breast augmentation results that look attractive, yet natural, require careful and thoughtful breast implant selection. During your consultation, he will explain all about the options that are available and help you make the choices that will provide the results you desire.

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Implant Size

One of the first decisions women think about when considering breast augmentation is implant size. While you might like to achieve a specific bra cup size, it's important to understand that there are no standard for this measurement. Therefore, when choosing the implant size, the implant width is most important. As the size of the implant increases, so does its width. An implant that is too wide can cause complications by putting stress on your existing breast tissue. An implant that is too narrow may provide unattractive results such as breasts that are set too far apart. Dr. Weinberg will account for your existing breast tissue and your unique anatomy when determining the implant size that will help you attain your desired result.

Implant Shape

The shape of the implant you choose - either round or contoured - will influence the appearance of your bustline after surgery. Round implants are most commonly used in North America because the appearance of increased fullness in the upper breast, which can sometimes enhance cleavage, is most popular among North American women. The INSPIRA® implants, part of the NATRELLE® line by Allergan, offer a wide selection of round implants, with varying profiles, and the versatility of extra filling for added fullness. Contoured implants, also called teardrop, are shaped more like a natural breast with extra fullness along the bottom. Two options are the NATRELLE® 410 silicone-filled implants and Mentor's contoured implants.

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Implant Filler

The two options for breast implant fillers approved by Health Canada are silicone and saline. Each type has its own unique features and benefits; both have been used safely for many years.

  • Saline implants have a silicone outer shell that is filled with sterile saltwater after it is in place. Compared to silicone implants, saline implants require smaller incisions and are less expensive. If a saline implant leaks or ruptures, it will deflate rapidly. These implants also are more likely to show rippling.
  • Cohesive gel implants have a firm, solid core made out of silicone that holds its shape and provides a softer, more natural feel than saline implants. A rupture with this type can only be detected through an MRI or mammogram because the implant will not deflate. Silicone implants have a higher incidence of capsular contracture than those filled with saline, but this may be reduced by surface texturing. The high quality, medical grade implants in routine use in North America should not be confused with so called PIP implants, which were manufactured in France of industrial grade silicone. Women who have undergone implant surgery in Europe who have concerns about PIP implants may wish to book a consultation with Dr. Weinberg.

Implant Profile

The implant profile specifies the forward projection of the implant from the chest wall in relation to the width of the implant. Dr. Weinberg can help you choose from a variety of profiles including moderate (low), mid-range (medium) and high (full and extra full) to provide results that are tailored to the individual body type.

Implant Surface Texturing

Breast implants are available with smooth and textured surfaces. Implants are textured to help prevent shifting, this concern is most important with contoured implants. Texturing may also help prevent capsular contracture.

Making the Choice

There are many implant choices available from reputable companies such as Allergan and Mentor in both saline and cohesive gel implants in round, shaped, smooth or textured styles. This variety of options provides Dr. Weinberg great surgical flexibility to help him provide personalized results for each patient. Allergan offers more than 100 different saline-filled breast implants options. For those who prefer the natural look and feel of silicone gel-filled breast implants, there are more than 140 different options. The Allergan 410 silicone-filled breast implant alone is available in more than 120 different combinations of height, width, projection and cohesiveness, to deliver a shaped aesthetic outcome that many women and surgeons feel is the best available today. The INSPIRA implants have expanded women's choices further, especially in the realm of round silicone filled implants. Mentor produces an ingenious implant that offers the advantages of silicone gel implants with an inner lumen that is filled with saline and can be adjusted in volume for several months post surgically. Dr. Weinberg will help you choose the options that are best suited to your body and desired results.

For women who are unhappy with their current breast implants, either because of complications or a simple dissatisfaction with size or shape, Dr. Weinberg also performs breast implant revision surgery.

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