Breast Augmentation

In Ottawa

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Breast Augmentation


Breast Augmentation can be a life-altering experience if done for the right reasons. Breast augmentation, also commonly referred to as breast implants or a “boob job”, is a popular surgical procedure for many women. Breast implants can enhance a woman’s self-confidence in her appearance. If you are dissatisfied with how your breasts look, you may want to consider this procedure to help you feel more comfortable with your body. If you are considering breast augmentation in Ottawa, ON, come and see the team at Ottawa Plastic Surgery, led by award-winning plastic surgeons Dr. Silverman, Dr. Boyd, Dr. Frank, and Dr. Cormier. The Ottawa Plastic Surgery team understands the importance of safe, medical care and will take care of you. Find out how our providers can help make you look and feel your best.

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What is a Breast Augmentation?

Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure that places saline or silicone implants inside the chest to boost the size and appearance of the breasts. The plastic surgeon lifts breast tissue to create a pocket for the implants beneath the breasts. This procedure can also restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy, achieving a more rounded breast shape. The surgery takes one hour to complete and will result in minimal scarring. Our expert surgeons will make every effort to make them as inconspicuous as possible.

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What are the benefits of Breast Augmentation?

When considering whether to get a Breast Augmentation in Ottawa, it is important to weigh up the pros and cons. Here are some of the benefits of breast augmentation: 

  • Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
  • Improve the balance of breast and hip contours
  • Enhance your self-image and self-confidence
  • Restore volume after weight reduction or pregnancy
  • Improve breast symmetry

It is important to note that breast augmentation cannot correct severely drooping breasts. To learn more about the benefits of breast augmentation, call us today to schedule a consultation. 

Who are the best candidates for a Breast Augmentation procedure?

If you feel your breasts are too small or have lost their shape, you may be an ideal candidate for breast augmentation. You must be in good physical health and not nursing or pregnant. A consultation with your provider can determine if you are an ideal candidate. They will review your medical history and discuss your available options.

If you are an ideal candidate, you will be able to choose the type and size of breast implant that is right for you. You may want to consider bringing in photos of the breast sizes you are considering. Our surgeons will help you develop a surgical treatment plan to best achieve your goals.


First steps of a Breast Augmentation

What’s the first step?

The first step to getting a Breast Augmentation in Ottawa is to book a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. You can call us directly or contact us through our website. Our patient coordinators are ready to help you and get you started on your journey. By scheduling a consultation, you will get to meet with your surgeon, learn more about breast augmentation, and decide whether this is the right procedure for you. 

During your consultation, you will also discuss things such as your desired breast size, type of implant, and some of the more finer details of the surgery. Once you and your surgeon have come to a satisfying agreement, they will create your surgical plan and our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule your procedure date.

Before your surgery, we will provide you with a list of pre-operative instructions. These may include fasting for a certain amount of time and avoiding medications such as blood thinners.

What to expect on the day of Breast Augmentation surgery

On the day of your Breast Augmentation surgery, your surgeon will walk you through the steps of the procedure as you are being prepped for surgery. To begin, a type of anesthesia will be administered, so that you do not feel any pain or discomfort throughout the procedure. 

Next, your surgeon will make the incision on the specific part of the breasts as discussed in your consultation. Incisions vary based on the type of breast implant, degree of enlargement desired, your particular anatomy, and patient-surgeon preference.

Once the incision has been made, a breast implant is inserted into a pocket either under the pectoral muscle (a submuscular placement) or 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 your plastic surgeon’s recommendations.

After the implant is in place, the incisions are closed with layered sutures in the breast tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive, or surgical tape to close the skin.

The surgery takes one hour to complete and will result in minimal scarring. Our expert surgeons will make every effort to make them as inconspicuous as possible.

Breast Augmentation recovery

Before leaving our care, our team will prepare you with a list of instructions to help you through the recovery and healing process. It is recommended that you arrange transportation to and from our practice so you can rest after your surgery. You will be given a specialized support bra to wear throughout your recovery, to ensure proper healing without too much movement. You can expect to experience some bruising and swelling throughout the breast area. 

You will be advised to rest and avoid strenuous activity for the first two weeks, after which you may be able to do some very low-impact activities. We also recommend taking some time off work or regular commitments to give yourself ample time to heal, before resuming regular daily activities.

Breast Augmentation Cost

How much does a Breast Augmentation cost in Ottawa?

The cost of a Breast Augmentation in Ottawa will depend on your surgery. During your consultation, your surgeon will thoroughly go over all the steps and assess your intended focus areas and problems. You will discuss your intended goals and concerns so that he can give you an accurate picture of what will be possible for your procedure. It is important to ask as many questions as possible so that you feel comfortable about the procedure and make an informed choice. 

Why Choose Ottawa Plastic Surgery?

By putting your trust in the expert team of plastic surgeons at Ottawa Plastic Surgery, you can rest assured that you will receive world-class service and results that make you look and feel your best. Led by the award-winning team of Dr. Howard Silverman M.D., F.R.C.S.(C), and Dr. Kirsty Boyd M.D., F.R.C.S.(C) we are driven by excellence in cosmetic enhancement. We are proud to be the only clinic in Ottawa with an exclusive focus on aesthetic surgeries. 

An Ottawa native since founding the practice in 1999, Dr. Silverman has performed over 8,000 cosmetic surgical procedures and brings all of that experience to the table for each and every surgery. As a certified member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Plastic Surgery, he is passionate about making patients feel comfortable, confident, and understood, and provides personalized and attentive care from consultation to post-op. His attention to detail and dedication to his patients and his craft have set him apart as the premier aesthetic plastic surgeon in the Ottawa region and beyond.


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To schedule a consultation for a Breast Augmentation in Ottawa with one of our providers, you can call our practice or contact us via the patient portal on our website, and share your details so our staff can guide you through the process. Dr. Silverman, Dr. Boyd, and their team are excited to meet with you and help you restore your body and your life.

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