Dr. Sean Rice is a leading Toronto Plastic Surgeon specializing in a wide range of complex cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. Rice Cosmetic Surgery is a training centre for other plastic surgeons seeking training in cutting edge laser and water assisted liposuction surgery.
Dr. Sean Rice
B.A. (Hons), M.D., M.S.c., F.R.C.S.C.
1333 Sheppard Ave. East, Suite 345
Toronto, Ontario M2J 1V1
Tel. (416) 391-4048
Breast Augmentation Toronto
With breast augmentation and breast implants, patients throughout the greater Toronto area can dramatically enhance their natural curves to gain fuller, more attractive breasts. Dr. Sean Brian Rice performs various types of breast surgery in his accredited surgical facility. For many women, the size and shape of their breasts is an important part of their overall appearance, affecting the types of clothes they can wear, the kinds of physical activities they can enjoy, and the way they feel about their bodies. Women who feel that their breasts are too small may not be as comfortable wearing certain types of clothing – such as bathing suits or strapless dresses – or possess the same healthy sense of self-confidence as women who are happy with the size and shape of their breasts.
Surgical Approaches to Breast Augmentation
Breast enlargement surgery can be performed using various and widely differing approaches, techniques, and styles. Dr. Sean Rice is experienced in several different ways of executing the surgery, and will use the procedure which is best for each individual patient. The procedure generally consists of small incisions being made in the skin to allow a surgeon to place the implants under the skin and tissue of the breasts. The incisions can be made in the creases of the breasts (infra mammary folds), in a circle around the nipples and areolas (peri areolar), or in the arm pits (trans-axillary).
Dr. Rice is also skilled at several different techniques for breast implant placement. Subglandular implants are placed beneath the breast tissue, but on top of the muscles that line the inside of the chest. Submuscular implants are placed deeper inside the body, beneath both the skin and the internal muscular structure. While surgeons and patients may have a preference as to where they would like to place the implants, both subglandular and submuscular placements are widely used and produce satisfactory results when properly performed.
There are also several different types of implants now available, which are commonly filled with either a form of silicone gel or saline (saltwater) solution. Breast implants are available in many shapes and sizes in order to achieve the different look, shape, and feel of breasts sought after by women undergoing the surgery.
The science of breast enhancement has advanced greatly as the popular cosmetic surgery procedure has risen to prominence over the past 25 years. Patients seeking breast augmentation now have many options that Dr. Rice can outline in detail during a private consultation. By examining your breasts and your body structure, as well as discussing in depth your goals and expectations for the surgery, Dr. Rice will be able to recommend which procedure will be best for you.
Cohesive Gel (Gummy Bear) Implants
A cohesive gel breast implant is a silicone shell filled with a silicone gel inside. These implants, which have been available for breast augmentation in Canada since the year 2000, differ greatly from the previous generation silicone implants. To understand the consistency of a cohesive gel implant, many patients are told to bite into a gummy bear candy and look inside. For this reason, many patients ask their doctors for “gummy bear” implants rather than referring to them as cohesive gel implants. These new implants are widely recognized for their ability to closely mimic the soft, supple appearance and feel of natural female breasts. A cohesive gel implant is filled with a thicker substance than silicone and does not leak if the implant shell holding it inside the chest is ruptured.
Cohesive gel implants come in two shapes, an anatomical and a round shape. The beauty of the anatomical cohesive gel implants is that they come in a variety of heights, widths, and projections. Therefore, Dr. Rice is able to recommend an implant that is closest to the natural shape of your breasts, allowing for a more natural looking breast.
It should be noted that cohesive gel implants are best for women seeking natural-looking breasts that are roughly proportionate to their body structures. Cohesive gel implants are not recommended for women who are seeking overly large breast enhancement.
Cohesive gel implants, both round and anatomical, are offered at Rice Cosmetic Surgery.
Saline (Salt Water) Implants
Saline implants are composed of a silicone shell filled with a salt water solution known as saline. This is the same solution that patients get when having an IV. Saline implants come deflated and are filled with the saline once inserted into the breast. Saline implants are slightly more likely to ripple than cohesive gel implants and therefore need to be placed under the muscle more often. Saline implants also tend to provide a more rounded breast shape.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Consultation
For more information on breast enhancement surgery options and the implant types available at Rice Cosmetic Surgery, contact us today.
Dr. Rice is a widely quoted media spokes person on matters pertaining to plastic surgery. He is often featured in regional and national publications and programs.
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