Due to the dramatic impact it can have on a patient’s self-esteem, breast augmentation continues to be one of the most frequently requested cosmetic surgical procedures among women of all ages. While many people have a basic understanding of this procedure and its benefits, the following facts are lesser known and important to be aware of before undergoing your Toronto breast augmentation.
Women Have Been Enhancing Their Breasts Since The 1800s
Because beautiful, full breasts have long been highly coveted due to their association with femininity and sexuality, women have searched for ways to enhance their busts for centuries. Although the first breast augmentation using implants was not performed until 1962, breast enhancement surgery dates back to the 1800s. In fact, in 1890, Dr. Robert Gersuny, an Austrian doctor, began using paraffin injections to increase his patient’s cup size. The procedure has since come a long way, as saline and silicone implants, known for their safety and efficacy are now used.
Silicone Implants Were Invented In 1961
As mentioned, the first breast augmentation using implants was performed in 1962, after two American plastic surgeons Thomas Cronin and Frank Gerow invented silicone implants in 1961. Much like silicone implants today, the initial silicone gel implant was designed to mimic the natural teardrop shape of the breasts to deliver natural looking results. However, while we have Cronin and Gerow to thank for the initial silicone prototype, the design and formulation of silicone implants has been revolutionized in the last several decades, making it a safer and more durable option.
The Implants May Drop At Different Rates During Recovery
Another lesser-known fact about Toronto breast augmentation surgery is that the implants often settle at different rates during the recovery period. In most cases, your dominant side will drop later than your non-dominant side. For example, patients who are right-handed often notice that their left breast implant drops faster than their right implant because the muscle is more developed on their right side. Although this may cause temporary asymmetry, it is a normal part of the recovery process and should not be a cause for concern.
It is Possible To Nurse After Undergoing A Breast Augmentation
Many women interested in undergoing a breast augmentation in Toronto are understandably concerned about whether it will impact their ability to breastfeed in the future. Luckily, it’s possible to safely breastfeed with implants and the vast majority of patients are able to do so successfully. Unfortunately, not every woman who wants to is able to breastfeed for a multitude of other reasons, which means that they would not have been able to nurse regardless of whether they had undergone the procedure. If you do plan to breastfeed in the future, it is a good idea to discuss this possibility with your plastic surgeon prior to your procedure, as some incision sites may not be suitable for you.
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