Breast Augmentation FAQ

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When considering breast augmentation in Toronto or Mississauga, it is not unusual to have questions about what to expect before, during and after the procedure. To help women learn more about what's involved and feel more confident about their decisions, Dr. Weinberg offers answers to the questions he hears most often from the women considering breast augmentation surgery who visit from Oakville, Brampton, and other surrounding cities.

To learn more about breast augmentation, call us at 905-273-3045 (Mississauga) or 416-207-9090 (Toronto) or request an appointment onlinerequest an appointment online. Dr. Weinberg looks forward to meeting with you and helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Which type of implant is best – silicone or saline?

There is no one "best" type of implant; each has its benefits and limitations. When a woman who is considering breast augmentation comes in for a consultation, Dr. Weinberg asks questions about her lifestyle and cosmetic goals. These factors help him determine the most appropriate type of breast implants for his Toronto and Mississauga patients.

What are the benefits of saline implants?

Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. The empty implant can be inserted into the chest and then filled after it is in position. This allows Dr. Weinberg to insert the implant through a smaller incision, resulting in a smaller scar. If a saline implant were to leak, the saltwater solution would be absorbed by the body with no harmful side effects. To learn more about the benefits of saline implants, as well as your other surgical options, visit Your Guide to Breast Augmentation.

What are the benefits of silicone-gel implants?

The new-generation silicone-gel implants often provide a more natural look and feel than saline implants. In the past, there was concern about silicone leaking into the body. However, with the development of cohesive silicone-gel implants, this is no longer as much of a concern. The thick consistency of the gel causes it to cling to itself (like a gummy bear) limiting the possibility of migration.

How do I decide what size implants to get?

A good place to start is our gallery of before-and-after photos. Looking through them before you come in for a consultation and deciding which one is most similar to the way you would like to look will help communicate your goals to Dr. Weinberg. Some women also experiment with putting rice in a zipper-top plastic bag and slipping it into their bras, then recording what quantity of rice gives them the look they desire. The rice measurement can then be translated into implant size.

How long will it take to recuperate?

Recovery from breast augmentation is a gradual process. You should be able to shower the next day and return to your normal daily activities within a few days. Your breasts will be sensitive for a few weeks, and strenuous exercise should be delayed until they are fully healed. If you have a complementary procedure such as a breast lift or a Mommy Makeover, recuperation may take longer depending on the extent of the surgery you have.

Will I have scars after the surgery?

How visible your scars will be mostly depends on how you scar. The incision method that is used is an important decision. This is an important decision to make with Dr. Weinberg during your consultation after you have discussed your individual cosmetic goals. Incisions can sometimes be placed along the crease under the breast or in the armpit so that they are not highly visible. Other times, incisions are positioned around the nipple so the scar blends into the color line at the edge of the areola. Although scars may be quite visible at first, they will usually fade and be less noticeable over time.

What happens if I become pregnant after breast augmentation surgery?

Dr. Weinberg often suggests that women wait until they have completed their families before having breast augmentation surgery. Implants cause no increased medical risk during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, many women find that their breasts change in shape and volume as a result of pregnancy, so a breast lift and/or an adjustment to the size of the implants may be necessary.

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The Toronto Plastic Surgery Clinic:
Dr. Michael J. Weinberg

1-66 Avenue Road
Toronto, ON M5R 3N8
(416) 207-9090

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


The Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic:
Michael Weinberg, MD

247 Queensway West
Mississauga, ON L5B 1B9
(905) 273-3045

Monday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.