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Every woman has an image of her ideal body; breast size often plays an important role in that image. Whether you're looking to enhance your body proportions, balance breast size or increase fullness after pregnancy, breast augmentation from Vancouver plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Lennox can help you achieve the beautiful curves you've always desired.

To take the next step, request a consultation with Dr. Lennox, a RCPSC-certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience. Or, call our office at (604) 876-6552 to schedule your appointment.

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Breast Augmentation Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
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    Case #33

    This 21 year old woman lives in Vancouver and has had minimal breast development. Her goals include having a better overall proportionate shape and increased breast volume. She underwent bilateral breast augmentation with smooth silicone implants (Allergain NSRF-335g) in a sub pectoral plane via a... View Case 

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    Case #9

    48 year old woman who is active and has had a moderate weight loss. She would like to improve her breast shape and contour but wants to avoid a lift. She underwent subpectoral augmentation with shaped (anatomic) silicone breast implants (MF 295 gram) via an incision in her inframammary fold. View Case 

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    Case #37

    This 37 year old woman is a mother of two children and breastfed. Her goal is to improve her breast shape and volume and have a better contour. She underwent bilateral breast augmentation with Allergan Inspira smooth full projection (SRF 290g) implants in a dual plane position through a fold incis... View Case 

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    Case #10

    45 year old woman who has had 2 children and wanted to improve her breast shape and increase the volume. She had bilateral breast augmentation with smooth silicone implants (moderate plus profile 375 gram) in a subpectoral plane via a periareolar incision. (8 months) View Case 

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Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is one of Canada's most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, and it's generally very well-tolerated amongst appropriate patients. Good candidates for breast augmentation are at least 18 years old and have realistic goals for their results. Besides desiring larger breasts, it's also important for prospective patients to be in generally good health and non-smokers. Dr. Lennox discusses your medical history with you during your consultation, to ensure that breast augmentation is a good match for you.

Breast Implant Considerations

When considering breast augmentation, one of the first questions Vancouver patients ask is which breast implants should they choose. Dr. Lennox has experience with all the implants currently available in Canada, and will work with you to choose the ones that will meet your goals. He takes the time to help each patient choose the breast implants that are best suited to her desired outcome, unique anatomy, and lifestyle. Options include:

Shape

Implants are either round or anatomically shaped (often called teardrop-shaped). Your decision about implant shape depends primarily on how you want the final results to look. Round implants create a fuller appearance in the upper area of the breasts, which typically results in enhanced cleavage. Teardrop-shaped implants are designed to simulate the sloping look of natural breasts and are fuller in the bottom two-thirds of the implants. This provides volume in a more discreet, subtle way.

This 48-year-old woman chose anatomically shaped, silicone implants. Read more.

Texture

An implant's exterior shell can be either smooth or textured. Anatomically shaped implants are typically textured, because breast tissue attaches to the rougher surface. That helps prevent the shaped implants from rotating within the breast pocket. Because the anatomically shaped implants, unlike round implants, have an "up" and "down" side, any movement will look abnormal. Breast augmentation revision surgery can be done to adjust the implant, but it's best to avoid that from the start by choosing a shaped implant with a textured surface.

This 37-year-old mother of 2 chose textured, anatomically shaped silicone implants. Read more.

Profile

An implant's profile refers to how the augmentation results look from the side, or how far the implants project from your chest. It's another way to customize your results, and consulting with an experienced breast augmentation specialist such as Dr. Lennox can help you make a decision that will look the best for you. Implants at our practice are available in a variety of profiles, including:

  • Low profile
  • Moderate profile
  • Moderate plus profile
  • High profile

This 25-year-old woman wanted a full look and selected smooth, high-profile silicone implants inserted under the pectoral muscles. Read more.

Size

One of the most important decisions you will need to make is choosing the size of your breast implants. Women have a wide range of preferences when it comes to breast size, but most desire natural-looking breasts that complement their overall figure. Dr. Lennox's staff helps make the decision easier with sizers, a surgical bra that allows you to visualize different implant sizes to ensure you get the look you want. You can even take the sizers home to get opinions from your friends and family.

Silicone or Saline

Dr. Lennox was one of the first physicians in Canada to begin using the new generation of silicone gel implants, which many women believe have a more natural look and feel than saline. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water and their advantages include that they generally cost less and require smaller incisions.

See the difference breast augmentation can make in our before & after photo gallery.

Surgical Considerations

In addition to implants, breast augmentation patients have choices about surgical technique. Dr. Lennox will review the following surgical considerations during the consultation:

Position

Breast implants can be placed directly beneath the breast tissue, called subglandular placement, or beneath the chest muscle, called submuscular placement. Placing the implants under the muscle generally provides a more natural appearance, reduces the risk that you will experience tightening around the implant after surgery (capsular contracture) and creates less interference with mammograms. Placing the implants under the breast tissue allows for an easier recovery because there is no incision into the muscle.

Incision Method

Incisions can be made along the bottom of the areola (the pigmented skin around the nipple), just below the breast where it meets the chest wall, or through the armpit. The type and size of your implants as well as your body type affect which method is best for you. Regardless, Dr. Lennox's goal is to make scars as subtle as possible.

When performed as a solitary surgery, breast augmentation is a relatively brief, straightforward procedure. During your surgery, you will be under general anaesthesia, which means you will be fully unconscious under the care of an anaesthesiologist. Following the guidelines you reviewed prior to your surgery, Dr. Lennox makes the initial incisions either around your areola, along the inframammary fold, or in your armpit crease. He then creates a pocket in your breast tissue to house the implant. Once he has placed the implants and evaluated them for symmetry, he closes the incisions with sutures. A nurse then moves you to the recovery area to allow you to comfortably wake up from anesthesia.

Recovery & Results

Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure so you'll be able to go home after the anesthesia has worn off. Most patients feel some discomfort, but this is easily managed with pain medication and subsides within a few days. About a week later, you'll return to Dr. Lennox's office for reassessment. As with any surgery, your body will need time to heal but following your aftercare instructions closely is the key to a good recovery.

You'll be able to enjoy the new, shapelier you immediately although final results appear gradually over time as swelling subsides and the breast implants settle into place. Incision lines continue to fade for up to a year.

If you have questions about your procedure, please visit our Breast Augmentation FAQs page.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does breast augmentation cost?

The cost of breast augmentation here in Vancouver depends on the details of your procedure, including the type of implants you choose. However, most breast augmentation procedures fall somewhere between $7,000 and $10,000. As part of your consultation, one of Dr. Lennox's staff members provides you a written quote that reflects the precise specifications of your particular surgery.

Can I undergo other procedures at the same time as my augmentation?

Breast augmentation is very popular, and many women choose to have additional procedures performed at the same time for even more dramatic results. When breast surgery is combined with a tummy tuck, the procedure is commonly referred to as a "mommy makeover." For women who want to improve fullness as well as the position and shape of their breasts, adding a breast lift is an excellent option. Dr. Lennox also performs revision breast augmentation to improve the results of a previous procedure or exchange breast implants.

How long will my results last?

Generally speaking, the results of breast augmentation can last for more than 15 years. There's no official "life span" for breast implants, and revisionary surgery is rarely a requirement. However, breast implants don't last forever. Over time, both silicone and saline implants can weaken and lose their shape. This, along with the natural aging process of the breasts, can lead to changes in the shape of your breasts. However, this process typically takes many years.

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