Jan 12

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We offer breast implants that are manufactured by Mentor Canada. Your decision to use Mentor breast implants for your breast augmentation is a personal, long-term decision. Because breast implants may not last your entire lifetime, Mentor supports your decision by strongly standing behind their Lifetime Product Replacement Policy. Should you have a problem with an implant, Mentor will replace your breast implants for you free of charge.

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Jan 4

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What effects does smoking have on the...

Smoking causes the blood vessels to constrict, reducing the blood supply and the oxygen carried by the blood to the surgical area. The tissues need this blood supply and the oxygen that the blood carries in order to heal. When the blood supply is reduced the tissues heal more slowly. Whether you are having a breast augmentation, a mastopexy, an abdominoplasty or another procedure, you should plan to quit six weeks prior to your surgery.

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Dec 22

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Can I sunbathe if I have breast...

With many patients wishing to go south for the holidays, we are often asked if they can sunbathe if they have had breast augmentation surgery. Tanning salons or sunbathing will not hurt your breast implant, but it may make your scars worse. You should avoid sun exposure or wear sunscreen over your incisions. This is the best way to ensure an optimal scar.

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Nov 16

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How does Lipodissolve work?

Tomorrow we are offering Lipodissolve to our eager patients. One of the most common questions we get asked us “Just how does Lipodissolve work?” We explain that when a substance called Phosphatidylcholine or PPC is injected into fat cells, it has a detergent like effect and causes fat cells to rupture and then dissolve. The liver then breaks down this fat and it is excreted by the body. These fat dissolving injections also cause tightening of the skin in the treatment areas. This is an advantage of the technique over liposuction in certain areas. Areas…

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Jul 30

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What can I expect after having breast...

You will probably feel tired and sore for several days following your breast augmentation surgery, and your breasts may remain swollen and sensitive to physical contact for a month. You may also experience a feeling of tightness in the breast area as your skin adjusts to the new breast size.

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Jul 18

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What causes the breast to sag?

The breast consists of milk ducts and glands, surrounded by fatty tissue that provides its shape and fee. Situated beneath the breast is the pectoralis major muscle, a large muscle that assists in chest movement, and where a breast implant is placed when having submuscular breast augmentation. Factors such as pregnancy, rapid weight loss and the effects of gravity as you age, combine to stretch the skin, which may cause the breast to droop or sag. Some women also have a variation in size or shape from the right to left breast, which is called…

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Jul 5

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Returning to work

One of the first questions patients ask when preparing for their surgery is “When will I be able to return to work?” Recovery for each patient is different, but, generally speaking, when having an abdominoplasty, you can expect to go back to work within two to four weeks. For breast lift surgery, you will be off work for a week. When having breast augmentation surgery, you may be able to return to work within four to seven days. Patients having a treatment of Lipodissolve, are free to return to work the same day. All of…

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Jun 30

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What is a breast implant?

All breast implants are made of a round or shaped silicone elastomer or rubber shell. When having breast augmentation with saline breast implants, a saline solution is used to fill the breast implant. Saline solution is used as it is similar to the fluid in our body, and would simply be absorbed by your body should the breast implant leak or break.

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Jun 21

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How is breast implant size determined?

Breast augmentation offers a unique opportunity to “customize” the shape of the breast rather than just bra size. You may want to wear an outfit that reveals more cleavage, change your wardrobe, or create the proper balance between your breasts and your hips. Generally speaking, the larger you want your cup size, the larger the breast implant Dr. Niessen and you will consider.

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Jun 7

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Should I be at my ideal weight before I...

You should be close to your ideal weight. A significant loss of weight after having breast augmentation surgery could alter your results in a manner that is unpleasing to you. If you were to lose a significant amount of weight, there could be some ptosis or droopiness and a reduction in breast size. A significant gain in weight could cause an increase in breast size.

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May 27

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Can I go Tanning if I have Breast...

With summer approaching, many women want to know if they can tan if they have had breast augmentation surgery. Tanning at salons or sunbathing will not hurt your breast implant, but it may make your scars unfavourable. You should cover your scars with sunscreen should you choose to tan, until your scars have faded.

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Apr 6

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When can I wear an under wire bra again?

Dr. Niessen asks that women wait 2 months before wearing under wire bras, after having had breast implant surgery. Your body is forming scar tissue around the breast implant for this period. During this time, the pressure from the under wire bra could cause irritation to your incison, and we suggest women wear a sports bra or a similar supportive bra. After this initial healing time, under wire bras may be worn.

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Jan 26

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Can I fly or scuba dive with breast...

On Thursday, we had a previous breast augmentation patient in our office. With the cold weather upon us, she was planning a trip down south. She was concerned about flying and scuba diving with breast implants. We explained to her that many women scuba dive and fly in airplanes with breast implants. There may be a slight expansion and contraction of the shell with changes in pressure. With gel implants, as with saline implants, you may feel or hear fluid sounds (gurgling). This should correct itself within 24-48 hours.

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Nov 10

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Can I still breast-feed after having...

Many women with breast implants have successfully breast fed their babies. Current studies indicate that women with breast implants , either silicone or saline implants, do not have any higher levels of silicone in their breast milk than women without breast implants. Breast implants can, however, interfere with the ability of some women to breast-feed. The peri-areola incision site is more likey to affect this ability.

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Nov 8

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What will happen to my breast implants...

Every woman is an individual, and therefore has different results whether before a pregnancy or after.   Your breasts will enlarge and will go through all the usual changes associated with pregnancy.   The amount of enlargement will vary from woman to woman, and the size of the implants will factor into this as well.

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Nov 2

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What types of cohesive gel implants...

Many of our female patients considering breast augmentation surgery want information about the types of cohesive gel implants Dr. Niessen offers. He offers a variety of textures, sizes and shapes to provide you the greatest flexibility toward achieving breast enhancement goals. The breast implants Dr. Niessen offers are cohesive polymers, not liquid. Although soft and fluid feeling, they act as a unit. They hold together uniformly, while retaining the natural ‘give’ that resembles actual breast tissue. Dr. Niessen offers three degrees of cohesive gel implants: Cohesive I, the softest feeling gel Cohesive II, slightly…

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