Breast Augmentation

Integral to the mind and soul of every woman is the perception of their appearance. How you look has a profound impact on your psyche and without that satisfaction, you may never achieve the self-fulfillment you deserve. 

According to a University of Florida study led by Dr. Figueroa-Haas in 2007, women who have had breast augmentation surgery experienced a boost in their self esteem to top levels.

You have made the commitment to improve your appearance which will enable you to experience the contentment of heightened confidence, beauty, and self esteem.  Breast enlargement is a decision you can make for yourself to enrich your personal and professional life.

Fashion Magazine recognized Dr. Edelstein as a “Top Cosmetic Surgeon in Toronto”, specifically because of his ability to achieve natural looking results from breast augmentation.

Speak to a Leading Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation Toronto Expert at 647.931.5358

Imagine how your life would be with a beautiful, more proportionate body contour that you feel good about. Dr. Jerome Edelstein is a leading breast augmentation expert who achieves natural-looking results with a mastery of advanced surgical techniques, including the ability to reduce risks and expedite results.

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Dr. Edelstein's advanced surgical skill allows him to achieve:

- Less risk of capsular contracture
Dr. Edelstein has been able to reduce the rate of capsular contracture, one of the most problematic risks of breast augmentation, to just 1% compared to many studies in literature where the rate is 10%, or even a whopping 25% as recorded by a Health Canada study. Less risk of capsular contracture means that Dr. Edelstein's patients do not routinely do post-operative massage. You'll only need to perform massage after your breast augmentation if it is recommended, which is rare.

- Bloodless breast augmentation and Drain-Free Recovery
Before the breast implant is placed in the body, Dr. Edelstein meticulously cauterizes every blood vessel in the area of insertion, eliminating any blood loss and build up of fluid during recovery. In addition to aiding your recovery, you do not need drains after surgery, even when the incision is placed in the armpit (trans-axillary). He does this for wherever the incisions are placed, whether it is in the breast fold (infra-mammary), in the armpit or around the areola (peri-areolar). Bloodless breast augmentation is an original innovation of Dr. Edelstein and as such, he has developed methods to implant through all three of these major incision types.The advanced technique is a tribute to Dr. Edelstein's commitment to designing a procedure that is safer and shortens the recovery process for patients.

- Faster recovery
The overall goal of Rapid Recovery is to allow you to resume your normal activities within a short amount of time, so you can see the improvement faster. Find out more about Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation

Helping You Determine Breast Implant Size with Dimensional Breast Augmentation in Toronto

Dr. Edelstein has helped thousands of women achieve a positive transformation of their body contours with breast enhancement. To achieve a highly satisfying outcome, a sophisticated technique known as dimensional breast augmentation is used for the most natural looking breast implants.

Dimensional breast augmentation is designed to consistently achieve the most natural–looking result so you won't look disproportionate or "plastic". It is a formula that is complemented by the keen artistic eye of breast surgeon Dr. Edelstein, offering you a custom surgical experience from your initial consultation to recovery. Dimensional breast augmentation is a method based on the measurements of your original, pre-surgery body contour and your desired outcome. It considers such variables as your height, weight, breast width, breast height, distance between nipple and breast fold, as well as your desired cup size to determine the most suitable implant size, type and specific surgical technique.

With dimensional breast augmentation, you will enjoy an improvement that is a pleasing enhancement of the harmonious proportions of your overall body contours. It has improved the rate of satisfaction considerably for Dr. Edelstein's patients. You'll be less confused about what implant size to get and less hesitant about your surgery. (In fact, a better mindset going into surgery has actually been scientifically proven to improve your rate of recovery!)

You will receive this cutting-edge technique at no additional cost with your breast augmentation.

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Because Dr. Edelstein is the Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Humber River Regional Hospital (one of the largest Plastic Surgery Divisions in the country), serves as a panel member for the Quality Assurance Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and has over 15 years of experience in performing breast augmentation, you are assured of his expertise in ultimately achieving what you want. Dr. Edelstein is an active member of the American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Canadian Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery. As such, you can be confident knowing that you're choosing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is prominent and reputable. Call 647.931.5358 to arrange your consultation with Dr. Edelstein, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to whom you can speak with directly. Your first consultation is with Dr. Edelstein, rather than a consultant with no medical background.

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Watch a female patient undergo Endoscopic Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty and informally as boob jobs, is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure for women in North America, for good reason. Just over 307,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed last year, according to the Americans Society of Plastic Surgeons. That means hundreds of thousands of women across North America have chosen to have their breasts surgically enhanced, and they are now enjoying the numerous ways in which their improved body contour have impacted their personal and professional lives.

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Breast augmentation enables you to:

  • Feel sexier and more attractive
  • Enjoy wearing the clothes you've always wanted to wear, and know that you look great in them without a padded bra
  • Turn heads at the beach
  • Look more feminine or reclaim lost femininity
  • Be admired for your improved body contour
  • Not be embarrassed about the asymmetry of your breasts
  • Replace volume lost from pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Have a body you can feel fantastic about

A Note on The Keller Funnel™

The Keller Funnel™ is a single-use medical device that is designed to make the insertion of cohesive gel silicone implants easier, due to an internal hydrophilic coating that becomes very slippery when hydrated. It can be used for textured or smooth implant surfaces. The implant is placed inside the Keller Funnel™, and then passes through it into the surgical pocket created in the breast. It is also marketed as being able to reduce the risk of capsular contracture, although this claim requires further proof.

We do offer the Keller Funnel™ to patients who want it. However, Dr. Edelstein has found that the device is not absolutely necessary in all cases. The funnel may help with implant insertion for some patients, for example with textured implants, but there is a lack of evidence proving that it decreases the risk of infection, which is believed to be the primary cause of capsular contracture. Even without using the funnel, the risk of capsular contracture is already extremely low for Dr. Edelstein’s patients—only 1%, which is exponentially lower than the current average of 10%-25%.

Call 647.931.5358 to book your medical consultation with Dr. Edelstein for breast augmentation Canada, and experience the difference a true expert can make.

 

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More Breast Augmentation Information

General Information

Our Unique Approach to Breast Augmentation

Procedure

Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation

FAQ

The 24 Hour Recovery Breast Augmentation Myth

The Price of Your Breast Augmentation, Broken Down

Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation

Incision Placement

Implant Placement

Dual Plane Breast Augmentation

Asian Breast Augmentation

Augmentation Mastopexy in a Single Procedure (Single Stage)

Staged Augmentation Mastopexy

Breast Implants

What Size Do I Choose?

Cohesive Gel Implants

Saline Implants

Breast Implant Complications Overview

Breast Implant Ruptures

History

Teardrop Implants Versus Round Implants

Allergan Breast Implants

Allergan Breast Implants Warranty Information

Mentor Cohesive Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Mentor Saline Breast Implants

Mentor Silicone Breast Implants Warranty

Mentor Saline Breast Implants Warranty

Breastfeeding With Breast Implants

Drop and Fluff

Mammograms and Breast Implants

Choosing The Right Breast Implants To Give You A Lift

Do Breast Implants Last For 10 Years?

After Surgery

Your Breast Enhancement Recovery Timeline

Best Bra After Breast Augmentation

Post-Operative Care Instructions

Exercise Guidelines for Fitness Models After Breast Augmentation

Massage Exercises Following Surgery

Breast Implants and Stretch Marks

How Much Cleavage to Expect After Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation for Fitness Models

Natural Looking Breast Augmentation

Fake Looking Breast Augmentation

Breast Implant Removal (Explant)

Breast Augmentation and Self Esteem

Breast Augmentation and Cancer

Symmastia

Infection After Breast Augmentation

General Breast Information

Anatomy of the Breast

Breast Musculature

The Ideal Breast?

What is Breast Asymmetry?

Inverted Nipples

Nipple Reduction Surgery for Women

Nipple Augmentation, Nipple Reduction and Inverted Nipple Correction FAQs

Tuberous Breast Deformity

 


Breast Augmentation General Information

Candidates

If you would like to improve your body contour and self esteem with breast augmentation, it is important that you examine why you’d like to do so and have realistic expectations of surgery. Express your goals and reasons to Dr. Edelstein during your consultation so he can have a better understanding of your expectations from surgery. That way, you’ll be happier with your results.

Breast augmentation is designed for women who are seeking improvement, rather than perfection, in their appearance. You may be a good candidate for the procedure if you’re physically healthy and emotionally stable.

Implants

There are several types of implants available for you to choose from. While all are constructed form a silicone shell filled with cohesive silicone gel or saline, their shape, size and texture differ.  Dr. Edelstein will provide further information regarding each so you can determine the best one for you.

Risk

Breast augmentation is a fairly straightforward procedure but, just the same, it’s important to understand the potential risks associated with the surgery before deciding if it’s right for you. Though most patients receive treatment without suffering from any complications, breast augmentation can lead to side effects such as capsular contracture, excessive bleeding, infection of the treatment site, or temporary changes to nipple sensitivity. Implants won’t cause complications in nursing or pregnancy but women who have nursed a baby in the year prior to their surgery may produce milk for a few days after their augmentation.

Breast implants may sometimes break or leak after several years as well. If this occurs with saline-filled implants then the body will be able to absorb the salt water without any harm. Today's cohesive gel-filled implants are designed to prevent leakage in the event of rupture. As a result, deflation does not occur.

Some of these complications may require additional surgery in order to correct.

While the majority of women do not experience these complications, it is highly recommended that you review each of them with Dr. Edelstein prior to surgery. This is to ensure that you understand the risks and consequences of breast augmentation.

Consultation

Dr. Jerome Edelstein will work with you to ensure that you receive the safest and most effective form of breast augmentation. During your consultation your medical history and current health will be evaluated by Dr. Edelstein before you begin to discuss the range of surgical techniques appropriate for your needs. Be sure to voice any of your concerns and outline your exact goals during this stage. Your consultation is the best time to discuss your needs and learn as much as possible about your breast augmentation procedure. Complete honesty about your lifestyle (including whether or not you smoke, drink or currently take any medications, vitamins, supplements and/or drugs) during the consultation is extremely important as well.

Preparing

You will be given detailed instructions on how to prepare for your surgery in the time leading up to it. Dr. Edelstein will provide you with guidelines on smoking, eating, drinking and whether to take or avoid specific medications and vitamins. You’ll also be told where your breast augmentation surgery will take place (either at the hospital or at a private surgical facility) and when you will be able to return home. The treatment is usually performed on a same-day basis, but you will need to make arrangements to have someone drive you home from your appointment and to help out around the house for the first few days of recovery.

Anesthesia/The Procedure

Breast augmentation surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, meaning that you’ll be asleep throughout your operation. The surgery itself always involves inserting and properly positioning an implant, but the specific details will change depending on your anatomy and Dr. Edelstein’s expertise in tailoring the procedure to meet your goals.

In most cases the surgery begins with an incision being made around the areola, armpit or the crease where the breast meets the chest with consideration being given to minimizing how noticeable the resulting scars will be. Dr. Edelstein will then use the incision to lift your breast tissue and skin, creating a pocket behind the breast tissue or underneath the pectoral muscle (a decision that will be discussed with you at the consultation) before carefully placing the implant. Absorbable stitches are then used to close the incision, a gauze bandage applied and you will be provided with a support bra. The entire surgery typically takes approximately 1.5 hours.

Following the Surgery

For the first 24 to 48 hours following your breast augmentation you will likely feel tired and experience discomfort and soreness. Dr. Edelstein will prescribe medications to help minimize any pain. The gauze dressings covering your treatment site will be removed within two days, allowing you to shower again, and the majority of the swelling will dissipate within two to three weeks.

Returning to Normal

Most patients are able to get back to their work and normal activities within a week. Dr. Edelstein will give you advice on when you can safely return to exercise and more strenuous activities. Your breasts will remain sensitive for two to three weeks and direct physical contact should be avoided until they are no longer sore (usually three to four weeks after the procedure). The scars from your augmentation will be noticeable for at least six weeks, but will begin to fade (but not disappear completely) after several months. It usually takes three to four months for the breasts to soften and completely settle.

You will need to let your mammogram technician know about your augmentation during future check-ups. Though the implants won’t interfere with your mammograms, it’s important to inform your technician so s/he can use a special technique that provides accurate readings.

Results

You’ll probably be highly satisfied with the results of your procedure. To maintain beneficial results and be sure of your complete safety following the treatment, be sure to attend all the follow-up examinations with Dr. Edelstein.


Types of Implants For Breast Augmentation

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that over 5 million women in the US alone have breast implants, and these implants vary in size, shape, and texture.

When it comes to breast implants, there is no shortage of options. You have the freedom to select implants from a wide variety of shapes, sizes and textures, as well as choose one that is filled with saline or silicone gel. But because there are so many options, it can be overwhelming and make it difficult to figure out which is best for you.

With over 15 years of experience performing breast augmentation, Dr. Edelstein is highly knowledgeable of breast implant types, and his priority is to help you determine which will achieve the results you want. His expertise enables you to select breast implants that are ideal for you, and you’ll be able to make your choice based on expert professional medical advice.

Your Choices in Breast Implants

All breast implants are created with a silicone shell.

Filling

Cohesive silicone gel implants are admired for their softer texture that closely resembles your natural breast tissue. The filling is not liquid, as was the case for older silicone implants, but rather has the same consistency of a gummy bear, so nothing oozes out in the event of a rupture.  

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Saline implants are filled with a saltwater solution. They are less popular, but if you prefer them they are still available to you as an option. They are typically filled to the desired volume with saline after they are placed in the body.

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Shape

Your body and the outcome you hope to achieve will determine the best shape of implant for you. You may choose from round or anatomical (aka teardrop).  

Another feature of the shape of an implant is the amount of projection it creates from the body.

Size

Breast implant sizes are measured in cubic centimetres (cc), which refers to the amount of filling inside the shell. 

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Texture

The texture refers to the surface of the implant shell. There are two choices: smooth and textured.

Here’s what you can do to make it easier to decide

1. During your consultation with Dr Edelstein, you’ll be able to try on an appropriately sized non-padded bra with a variety of sizers that Dr. Edelstein will help recommend, so you can see which looks best. There’s no need to bring any sample bras with you, as we have several in various sizes that you can try.

2. Consider your lifestyle when deciding. If you are physically active, a larger size may not be practical.

3. If you’re technologically savvy, digitally alter a photo of you to illustrate the size you’d like to be then bring the altered photo in to show Dr. Edelstein.

Breast Implants By Allegan and Mentor

You’ll be able to select implants by Allergan or Mentor, the only manufacturers in North America approved by Health Canada and the FDA. Both companies actively participate in the improvement of breast implant design, cooperating with the FDA to achieve higher standards of safety for consumers. There are a wide variety of breast implants available to you, including Allergan’s INSPIRA® range, an innovative line of 300 implant options that offer you a customized fit to enhance the natural looking results Dr. Edelstein achieves through breast augmentation surgery.


Memberships and qualifications held by Dr. Jerome Edelstein

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Dr. Jerome Edelstein is an active member of the American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Canadian Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS), Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS) and the International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery (ICPRAS). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPSC) as well as is in good standing with The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Ongoing medical education is mandated as a condition of membership to the ASAPS, ASPS and as a Fellow of the RCPSC. This means that Dr. Edelstein always remains at the forefront of the Plastic Surgery field.

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