Breast augmentation knows no age limits. Anyone who wants to enhance her look by filling out her clothes or bikini better may be a candidate. Some are “born” with insufficient breasts and others lose size with weight changes or pregnancy. Some are unequal in size. Others want average breasts to be even larger. Breast enhancement is chosen for many personal reasons! Our job is to fulfill your wish as comfortably and easily as possible.
At McLean Clinic, we offer the latest implant styles in both saline and cohesive gel implants. Throughout his career Dr. McLean has worked extensively with all of the implant types available in the market today.
Breast augmentation is usually an hour long procedure. Implants are placed either above or below the muscles of the chest and incisions are well-hidden.
We find that women who have breast enlargement tend to feel more confident about their image, wear more fashionable clothing and have a more positive self image. It is important for all of us to like what we see in the mirror. When we feel good about ourselves we have greater success in the world.
At your consultation, we listen to you to find out what you want. The doctor examines and measures you to see what implants are most appropriate and what will fit your body. You will see examples and try on different sizes in your range. We like to make it easy for you to choose the implant that works for you. During the procedure itself you are asleep in the privacy of our cosmetic clinic in Mississauga. We specialize in procedures to enhance appearance and the nurses, doctors and front office staff are all trained to attend to your specific needs. Many of us at the McLean Clinic have been in your shoes and have experienced your same concerns.
You can go home an hour or so after you wake up and you can even shower the following morning. Stitches do not have to be removed. We like to see you the next day to make sure everything is going well and that all your needs are being met. Usually you can return to work within a week and resume normal physical activities such as exercise a few weeks later.
All surgeries run the risk of potential complications. For an overview of risks and concerns associated with surgery, please click here. Dr. McLean will provide a thorough review of the risk factors that are specific to you and your chosen procedure.
The cost of breast augmentation varies according to what you and Dr. McLean determine is required to give you the look you want with the best results. Your questions and concerns will be addressed personally by Dr. McLean and his team during an in-depth consultation.
Those who wish breast augmentation often have other areas they would like improved. Liposuction is a popular choice for shaping the hips, tummy, or inner thighs, for example. Oftentimes after pregnancy, women who have sagging breasts may need a breast lift as well as an augment. If you are enhancing the breasts after losing volume with pregnancy and nursing, you may also want to tighten the tummy that your baby has stretched. Combining these procedures is what we call a Mommy Makeover.
We all know that we take risks in life every day. The risks of surgery are very much like those of everyday life: really bad things (like being hit by a truck) are rare. Less bad things (like getting a hangnail) are more common.
When we think of the downside of surgery we think of things like infection (most infections are readily treatable), bleeding (generally well controlled during surgery), fluid collection, bad scars (wide, lumpy or discoloured, for example) and healing problems (leading to unexpected scarring). Most plastic surgery involves two sides of the body and they are never totally identical with or without surgery. Sensation can be altered by surgery. For example, loss of nipple sensation is a risk of many breast procedures.
As part of your preparation for surgery at the McLean Clinic, we provide you with information about the risks of the procedures you are undergoing. This is to inform you, not to frighten you! You will have the opportunity to discuss the risks with your doctor and we encourage you to ask questions and make sure that you understand everything you need to.