Maintaining Your Body After Your Breast Augmentation Procedure

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Breast augmentation procedures are very popular here in the city of Toronto, Canada and around the globe. This common plastic surgery procedure has the unique ability to drastically redefine a person's body, beauty and confidence. Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular body enhancement procedures because it has the capability to enhance the overall look of a woman at almost any age. "The breasts are a focal point for many woman and are often viewed as an important part of their appearance," said Dr. Ali Adibfar, the medical director at one of Toronto's medical spas. "We perform many breast augmentation procedures each year with a focus on helping these women reach their full beauty potential. The result is a naturally harmonized figure that also improves their self-image and confidence."

While it is critically important to partner with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has a track record of delivering amazing results, the maintenance phase after the procedure is just as important. "Caring for your breasts after an augmentation procedure is important to ensuring the results are maintained over the coming years," explained Dr. Adibfar.

Dr. Adibfar, one of Toronto's breast augmentation surgeons, has been performing these procedures for many years at his Yorkville medical spa clinic. With maintenance and upkeep being an important part of the plastic surgery experience, we decided to provide some unique insight to help educate you on what can be done to ensure your new body remains healthy and beautiful.

Do breast implants need to be replaced?
There are several reasons why a woman may need to replace her breast implants. This could include if the saline implants deflate or if silicone implants harden. These are often uncommon occurrences, but it's important to consult with your plastic surgeon if you experience any irregularities with your breast implants. "There is a misconception out there that breast implants must be replaced after a certain period of time," explained Dr. Adibfar. "However, if there is nothing noticeably wrong and the client isn't experiencing any issues, they won't need to worry about a replacement procedure. I always advise my clients to contact our plastic surgery team if there are any concerns. We'll take the appropriate action, regardless of what that is, to ensure you're healthy and happy with your appearance."

Which lasts longer: Saline or silicone breast implants?
Before you undergo a breast augmentation procedure with our team, we'll review the various options available to you. Depending on your individual body and need, we might select either a cohesive silicone gel-filled or a saline-filled implant." We take a very rigorous approach when it comes to determining the perfect breast implant solution for your aesthetic goals," said Dr. Adibfar. "Each can have benefits and drawbacks. It comes down to your goals and your body."

Each client will experience their breast implant procedure differently. Saline implants have the tendency to leak if they're in place for long periods of time; usually between 20-30 years. However, leakage is not a definite and some clients may never experience this. Our breast implants are designed to enhance your appearance for decades to come. "Whether it's a silicone or saline implant, if anything happens to them, our team knows what to do to address the issue," said Dr. Adibfar.

What can women do to maintain their breast implants?
Breast implants are designed to be very low maintenance. These plastic surgery procedures are tailored to each client and are performed to improve their appearance for years to come without ongoing adjustments or upkeep. "We always recommend that you examine your breasts on a regular basis between visits. This can help identify any issues or irregularities that may surface before they become a problem," said Dr. Adibfar. "It's also important to keep up with yearly visits to your plastic surgeon so they can examine your breast implants. I also recommend getting annual breast exams and a mammogram (if necessary) with your family physicianas well."
Keeping up with regular appointments and keeping an eye on your breast implants do not require a lot of time, but they are actions that can keep you healthy and your appearance beautiful.

Why should women visit their plastic surgeon regularly after their breast augmentation procedure?
Some women don't keep up with regular visits to their plastic surgeon because they're happy with their results and don't think they're necessary. "While routine appointments and check-ups may not seem important when your breast implants are perfect, there are chances that they begin to harden or slip lower down on the chest," said Dr. Adibfar. "If these issues are caught early, they can be addressed quite easily. However, the longer they are left alone, the more difficult it is to rectify the issue."

Think of regular visits to your plastic surgeon as a simple way to ensure your breasts are perfect. An hour out of your year can mean a lot if you begin experiencing issues. It's important to see your plastic surgeon as your beauty partner even years after your breast augmentation procedure. If they know how you're doing, you're in a great position to enjoy beautiful breasts and a sexy figure for longer periods of time.

Next steps
If you're about to undergo a breast augmentation procedure and are wondering how to keep your body looking great for the years to come, contact our team today. A thorough consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon located in the heart of Toronto can help you be prepared for your journey. This will allow us to review your needs and expectations. We will also take time to discuss the treatment in-depth, its benefits and the recovery process.
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