An Overview of Breast Implants


An Overview of Breast Implants

A breast implant is used in breast augmentation. They may be used during breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, where the implant replaces the breast tissue which has been removed due to cancer.

Getting breast implants is an important, expensive decision and should be discussed with a board certified plastic surgeon who can provide you with detailed information about topics pertaining to breast implants, such as:
Breast Implant Filters: the two most commonly used options are saline or silicone.

Breast Implant Size: How big your implants should be is a crucial factor in your decision-making process.

Incision Location: your surgeon will provide you with a breast implant surgery plan which includes where they will make the incision to insert the implant.

Breast Implant Placement: During surgery the doctors makes a space for the implants (called “pockets”) behind the breast tissue and above the muscle (sub-glandular) or behind both the breast tissue and the pectoralis major muscle (sub-muscular).

Western Surgery Centre specializes in breast augmentation surgery. To find out how we can help you make the right choice for your breast augmentation, or for more information on our other services, visit our website or call us at 204-947-9322.

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