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Breast Implant FAQs

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There are many options for breast implants available to our Vancouver patients. While Dr. Mosher will thoroughly go over your choices with you during your consultation, you may find it helpful to review the answers to common questions ahead of time.

To learn more about your options for breast enhancement, request a consultation with Dr. Mosher at YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre in Langley. Or you can call his office at (604) 888-9378 (Surgical Office) or (604) 888-9397 (Medspa) to schedule an appointment.

Breast Implant Questions

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We understand that you may have lots of questions when you are considering breast augmentation surgery. For more in-depth answers to a wide variety of questions, download Dr. Mosher's Breast Augmentation FAQs now.

How do I choose the size implant that's right for me?

Dr. Mosher has years of experience helping breast augmentation patients from Vancouver, Surrey, and beyond select breast implants. He can help you determine what size and shape will best achieve the results you want. You may choose to bring photos to your consultation, and you can also use Dr. Mosher's before-and-after photos for guidance.

One thing to keep in mind is that the larger the implant, the less natural the breast will look and the more problems you may have in the future. These problems are directly related to the added weight of the implant and the stretching of your tissues to accommodate it. With that in mind, here are some things you can do to aid your decision:

  • Talk to women who have had breast augmentation to learn what they have experienced and whether they are happy with their augmentation outcome.
  • Try putting inserts into your bra at home to get a sense of the size change you are looking for. A small zip-top plastic bag filled with rice and tucked into a sports bra can act as a visual aid. Use a measuring cup that indicates milliliters to measure how much rice you added to the bag to achieve the look you liked.
  • Part of your consultation will involve trying on implant sizers in the office with help from our experienced staff. Dr. Mosher will select a range of implant sizes that suit your body proportions and allow you to choose within that range.
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Vectra® 3D Imaging

We now offer Vectra® 3-D imaging, which creates a three-dimensional simulation of your possible results using photos of your own body. You can visit Sculpt My Dream® to get an idea of how Vectra works for breast augmentation, but for custom results, come in for a consultation with Dr. Mosher.

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What types of breast implants are available?

Your current options include only silicone or saline implants that are approved by Health Canada or can be accessed through Health Canada by special request.

All implants have a soft outer shell made from silicone. The shell is filled with either a cohesive silicone gel or a saline solution. Saline implants are inserted while empty then filled with sterile salt water after they are in position. Silicone implants are pre-filled with a cohesive gel, which clings to itself, thereby reducing the chance of silicone traveling through the body if the outer shell is damaged. Dr. Mosher will explain the pros and cons of each type and recommend the implant that he feels is best for you.

Dr. Mosher is one of the first plastic surgeons in Western Canada to offer the IDEAL Implant®, an innovative, saline-filled implant with the feel of cohesive silicone gel implants. The IDEAL implant features a patented structured design that minimizes the wrinkling and rippling often associated with other saline breast implants.

Are silicone implants as safe as saline?

Recent studies provide reassuring evidence that silicone gel is not a measurable health risk. The newer, cohesive gel implants decrease the chance that gel could migrate in the case of implant rupture. The cohesive silicone gel implants that are currently available have been approved by Health Canada since 2001 and have been used safely in other countries for many years as well.

What implant shapes are available?

Implants come in 2 basic shapes: round and contoured. A contoured implant can deliver excellent projection with less fullness in the upper breast. A round implant will generally produce a more prominent upper breast contour. All breasts change shape with changes in posture. Round implants become more pear-shaped when a woman stands up. Consequently, the difference in shape of these 2 styles of implant is quite subtle. Dr. Mosher will help you to decide which would be right for your goals.

What activities are safe after breast augmentation?

Implants are designed to withstand all normal activities, including strenuous exercise, contact sports, recreational scuba diving and sexual interaction. Once you have healed completely, you can resume all of your usual activities. General advice is that you should be as protective of your breasts after augmentation surgery as you were before. Common sense indicates that you should support your new breast weight with well-fitted garments, particularly during exercise.

Will I lose sensation in my breasts after surgery?

Most women experience some loss of sensation for a few months after surgery. In most cases, the sensation returns to normal. About 1% of women will have permanent numbness of the nipple or the area adjacent to the incision. There is a lower incidence of sensation change when smaller implants are used and when implants are placed behind the muscle. In rare situations, women can experience increased sensitivity, but this usually returns to normal over time.

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YES Medspa and Cosmetic Surgery Centre: Dr. Mathew Mosher
301-8837 201 Street
Langley, BC V2Y 0C8
(604) 888-9378
Fax: (604) 888-9301
Cosmetic Surgery Office Hours: Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Medspa Office Hours: Monday 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m., Tuesday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Dr. is one of the most accomplished plastic surgeons in the Vancouver area, performing procedures such as liposuction, BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments, tummy tuck surgery, breast augmentation, and face lift using innovative techniques which minimize incisions, downtime, and discomfort. At his office in Langley, he serves patients from Burnaby, Surrey, Abbotsford, Richmond, White Rock and surrounding areas.
BOTOX COSMETIC® and VOLUMA® are registered trademarks of Allergan Inc. SOFT LIFT™ is a trademark of Allergan Inc. JUVÉDERM® is a registered trademark of Allergan Holdings France SAS.

Dr. Mathew Mosher