Get Back to Work in 24 Hours
You don't feel like your body is balanced enough on top because you don't have curves where you want — and padded bras don't help. You know you want bigger breasts, but just can't afford to take a week off from work.
You have the option of getting what you feel you're missing. You can have bigger breasts that will contribute to the sexier, more womanly shape you've always wanted. 24 hour breast augmentation gives you what you want, without lengthy downtime and waiting around for your results to appear.
Don't want implants? Fat transfer breast augmentation may be a better option for you. Are your breasts too small and saggy? A breast augmentation lift can give you bigger and perkier breasts, with no implants required!
Dr. Kara specializes in 24 hour breast augmentation
Most of the time, patients are advised to stay home from work or school for at least 3-4 days after their surgery. This is recommended because of surgical techniques that cause more trauma than necessary.
Dr. Kara, on the other hand, understands that you're busy and can't take so many days off from your life. That's why he performs 24 Hour Recovery® breast augmentation, a proprietary technique that very few surgeons in Canada perform.
Are you a candidate for breast augmentation? Take this quiz to find out.
How do I choose the right breast implant size?
We spend a great deal of time in the pre-surgery planning phase to help you choose the right size because there are so many sizes that are available. While you may have a rough idea of what you'd like, we'll give you a range of sizes that will allow for a lower complication rate, give you better looking results and reduce the chance of you having to undergo revision surgery. There's no guesswork involved. You'll try on sizers to see how you'll look, using implants from the three top breast implant manufacturers in Canada: Mentor, Allergan (Natrelle and Inspira) and Ideal Implant.
Two factors are considered when choosing size: your skin laxity and your body dimensions.
Skin laxity determines the maximum size, because your skin will only stretch so much until it starts to tear. Your skin elasmsticity will be measured.
Body dimensions, including base width of your breasts as well as the distance between the nipple and inframammary fold, are measured to determine how big of an implant pocket can be made. If you choose an implant that's too big, it will go beyond your natural breast mound. This leads to a number of complications, including "bottoming out" (the implant falls out of the pocket), symmastia (your breasts joining together as one) and abnormal looking breasts.
When you choose the right size and shape based on our measuring technique, studies have found that it reduces infection and the recovery rate. It also reduces the reoperation rate from up to 30% in 7 years to under 5%.
It's not a myth; the rapid recovery breast augmentation technique is based on the research of an American surgeon, Dr. J.B. Tebbetts. In his studies, Dr. Tebbetts found that 96% of a group of 627 patients went back to their full, normal activities within just 24 hours of their breast augmentation!
When Dr. Kara performs 24 Hour Recovery® breast augmentation surgery, he applies surgical techniques that are far less traumatic than those that are more traditional. The most notable of these advanced techniques are:
- Selecting an implant that's the most suitable size and shape for you.
- Administering just the right amount of anesthesia: nothing more and nothing less.
- Planning what to exactly do during surgery, rather than just "winging it."
- Reducing and even eliminating the amount of bleeding that occurs during surgery by an astounding 95% as compared to other techniques, thereby minimizing pain, bruising and inflammation, as well as the risk of capsular contracture. This is achieved by cauterizing the tissues, instead of cutting them. In fact, we only see about 1 out of 150 patients get a bruise!
- Avoiding blunt dissection when creating a pocket for the implant, which basically involves the surgeon ripping and tearing your tissues without seeing where they're doing it. Instead, Dr. Kara uses specially designed surgical instruments to see exactly where to make the pocket without applying excessive pressure and trauma.
- Only specific areas are targeted which results in not only less damage to the interior of the breast but also less scar tissue.
- Working with a highly trained and experienced surgical team (anesthetist and nurses) that all know exactly what to do.
- Giving you comprehensive details on how to prepare for surgery and what to do to properly recover.
Unlike other surgeons who recommend that you don't lift your arms while you recover, we recommend it after your flash recovery breast augmentation! You'll be able to lift your arms over your head to help ease swelling. 24 Hour Recovery® breast augmentation surgery allows you to take a shower and wash your hair, get dressed and go out to shop or eat the evening of your surgery day.
At a Glance
- Price $8500 (saline) $8995 (gel)
- Recovery Go home same day
- Length Of Surgery 30 to 45 minutes
- Back To Work Most patients are back to work within 24-48 hrs
No downtime breast augmentation consultation
Your initial consultation for rapid recovery breast augmentation is a crucial step on your path to a better you. Based on the information you provide, we'll first assess whether your expressed goals and expectations are possible. It is important that you are considering breast augmentation for your own reasons. You should do it for yourself, not to please someone else.
We'll take the time to thoroughly discuss your expectations, concerns, and outcomes before an examination even begins. We can then assess what the best possible surgical steps are, what the potential risks are for the procedure, and what you can expect pre- and post-surgery. You will not feel rushed or hurried through the consultation process and every question will be answered carefully and thoroughly. Your first consultation with us is free.
Rapid recovery breast augmentation surgery steps
- You won't need to stop smoking, but it's better if you do at least 2 weeks before surgery.
- You may need to get a mammogram before your surgery, especially if breast cancer runs in your family.
- Wear comfortable clothing on the day of your surgery, like a loose fitting top and bottoms with an elasticized waist.
- You may need to avoid food and drink on the night before your surgery.
Surgery: how breast augmentation is done
Your surgery takes only 30 to 45 minutes. It doesn't take long because Dr. Kara plans the surgery precisely, uses tools that are specially designed to reduce trauma and only targets the tissues that need to be modified to reduce the amount of scar tissue. He knows exactly what to do and uses the right tools, so he never has to speed through your procedure.
- Your surgery will be performed at our private state-of-the-art surgical facility located in Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital. Dr. Kara is the only plastic surgeon in the Toronto area with a private surgical facility in a hospital. You'll be able to enjoy the privacy and comfort of a private facility along with the emergency capabilities of a public hospital.
- You will be administered anesthesia for your comfort.
- For 24 hour recovery, incisions are made inconspicuously in the breast fold and an implant pocket is meticulously made.
- A breast implant is inserted into the created pocket, which may be under the pectoral muscle (submuscular) or under the breast tissue (subglandular).
- Sutures are carefully placed to close the incisions.
You won't feel nauseous once the surgery is done, but will probably feel a little tired.
Expect to stay at our surgical facility for about 3 hours. That time includes the pre-op, surgery itself, and recovery under observation.
What will my scars look like?
Scarring is probably a big concern for you, like it is for us! We know you don't want bad scars. You can be assured that your scars will fade properly with care techniques that Dr. Kara prescribes. This includes scar therapy with CO2 fractional laser to make your scars fade as much as possible, and it's included in the cost of your breast augmentation!
Recovery period: How is breast augmentation recovery?
- Before leaving our surgical center, you will be given specific instructions that will include how to care for your breasts following surgery.
- Your breasts may be a little sore after the procedure but this should go away soon. This won't stop you from going out in the evening of your surgery day.
- Sleep on your back but with your head propped up on pillows. This alleviates pressure on your chest and alleviates swelling.
- You'll need to stretch your arms a bit to alleviate swelling.
- You can get back to normal activities in 24 hours, but you should avoid strenuous activity, like weightlifting and other exercises targeting the pectoral muscles, for 3 weeks. This restriction is only there to protect your incisions so they don't split.
- At 1 week, you'll be taught how to properly massage your breasts to help them settle better.
- You will need to wear a compression bra after surgery.
Cleavage and Breast Augmentation
Décolletage. One of the classic signs of beauty and seductive femininity, showing the neck, the shoulders, and the chest, cleavage dates back to the 11th century. Aesthetic cleavage was perceived as a sign of beauty, wealth and social stature. Not much different from today when you think about it.
These days, when a woman is considering breast augmentation, the subject of cleavage is often mentioned. Mostly for the same reasons. After all, cleavage flirts and flaunts, and you might agree that is often one of those feminine factors that women hope to have.
Will Breast Augmentation Give Me Cleavage?
The truth is…it might. Enhancing your cleavage is not as easy as it sounds. While you can take measures to make your breasts bigger, it's not guaranteed to give you cleavage. In fact, for some women, it may be impossible.
So the real truth is this: whether or not you see cleavage post-operation has more to do with your natural anatomy than with your plastic surgeon.
That's why enhancing your cleavage with breast augmentation can be tricky. One of the problems is, like when you get your haircut and you have a different idea of about a certain "look" than what your stylist is thinking, you might be envisioning breasts that look different from what your plastic surgeon has in mind.
This is why it's so important to be very clear in your communication. Once you're on the same page as to the type of "look" you want, it's also very important to discuss what can be achieved—realistically and safely.
What is cleavage anyway?
Isn't cleavage when the breasts touch? It seems very simple but there's actually more to it. Cleavage is actually defined by the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA), as the space between the breasts. Dr. Kara will want to know HOW much or how little space you're hoping to have and WHERE that space is widest or smallest in order to get a better idea of what cleavage means to you.
Types of cleavage
Pictures can go a long way in ensuring that both you and Dr. Kara have the same idea in mind, but it also helps to have the words to describe what you'd like to see. There are many ways of describing cleavage and one simple way just describes where the fullness is when you're looking straight at the breasts when you're standing up – either Upper Fullness or Medial Fullness. "Upper fullness" refers to how full the upper part of the breast is and "medial fullness" refers to how full the part of your breasts is where an invisible line would run through to connect the two nipples.
Another way of describing the space between the breasts (or the "negative space" for you artist types) is to relate it to the shape of drinking glasses:
The "Champagne Glass" describes a space that looks similar to a champagne glass. It's a fairly narrow space between the breasts but the breasts do not touch at all throughout the full length of the breast. Although, it's likely that near the top, the space does round outward to create a slight "V" shape.
The "Cocktail Glass" describes a space that has a definite "V" shape, where the breasts touch, or nearly touch in the middle or towards the bottom of the breast before rounding away from each other at the top.
The "Hourglass" breasts have a defined "V" shape in both on the upper and lower parts of the space between the breasts, nearly touching in the middle.
The "High-ball" cleavage describes a significant space between the breasts that hardly curves out outward at all, staying mostly parallel from the top to the bottom of the breast.
The sad truth on why cleavage isn't for everyone
Once you've identified the look and are able to communicate it, your plastic surgeon can begin to evaluate whether the cleavage you want is actually realistic for your body type. As mentioned before, cleavage actually has more to do with anatomy than anything else.
The muscles under your breast, as well as the shape of your chest wall, will determine how much cleavage you will have post-surgery.
The chest muscles
It may seem that cleavage can be achieved by simply placing the implants closer together, but that's not the case. Doing so can cause problems, like the implants showing or causing a "ripple," having an unnaturally shpaed breast (possibly with the nipples on the side of the implants instead of centered on them), or heaven forbid—the uni-boob! Uni-boob is the layman's term for symmastia.
Also, when the implants are placed under the chest muscles, there is only so much wiggle room. This strictly limits how close the implants can be to one another. You can't disconnect or move the muscle itself or you risk complications with daily movement, like moving your arms for example.
The chest wall
The way your chest wall is formed also has a lot to do with how your cleavage appears post-surgery. There are three types of chest walls. These are determined by how inclined the curve of your rib cage is and where the position of the breastbone relative to the rib cage is. Here are a few common scenarios:
- Flat Chest with a Neutral Breastbone. The breastbone is relatively flat, neither extending inward or outward from the rib cage. This will typically give some cleavage because the nipples will face straight outward (or nearly so) and not to the sides.
- Prominent Chest Bone and Sloping Chest Wall. The chest bone extends slightly out and your rib cage curves around your lungs with a steeper incline (pectus carinatum). This results in naturally wide cleavage.
- Depressed Chest Bone. The breast bone here is slightly more depressed into the chest compared to the position of the rib cage, typically causing a narrower cleavage (pectus excavatum).
Cleavage or no cleavage — let's sum it up
The truth is, breast augmentation makes the breasts bigger. Simply enlarging the breasts does typically give you more chance of cleavage. Yet, it cannot change the anatomy lying under them that determines the space between the breasts.
While you should know what you're looking to have — and maybe the descriptions above can help you describe it in detail — listen to the advice Dr. Kara gives you on what can realistically and safely be expected for your anatomy.
Breast Augmentation Q and A
What is a breast augmentation procedure?What is breast augmentation procedure? What is bilateral breast augmentation?
This is a cosmetic surgical procedure that enlarges the size of a woman’s breasts. It can also give the breasts more fullness and better symmetry. Bilateral means both breasts.
Is there breast enlargement without surgery?
There are many pills, creams and magical potions that are being touted as being able to enlarge the breasts naturally. Wouldn’t it be amazing if they were could? Unfortunately, none have been scientifically proven to be true nor have they been FDA approved. “Natural” breast enhancement is still impossible.
What are the typical breast augmentation prices? Are breast implants affordable?
There is such a huge range in pricing for breast augmentation surgery, but the average is about $8000 to $10,000. Breast augmentation with silicone implants may be slightly higher than breast augmentation with saline implants.
What is the cost of breast augmentation in Canada? What does breast augmentation cost? How much is breast augmentation surgery?
The breast augmentation cost in Canada ranges from $8000 to $10,000. This figure tends to include all fees (surgical facility, surgeon, anesthetist, nurses, etc.). The only additional cost that may not be included in this figure is medication and support garments, if they're at all necessary. We also include scar treatment with CO2 Fractional laser at no extra cost.
Are breast augmentation consultations free?
At our clinic, breast augmentation consultations are free. We don't believe in charging you for something you're just thinking about and would like to find out more about. Not every surgeon offers free consultations, so make sure you find out before you book a consultation.
Is financing a breast augmentation possible?
If you need financial assistance, let us know. We’ll help you get affordable financing.
What happens if you get breast augmentation with stretch marks?
If you get larger implants, your stretchmarks may get worse in appearance. However, proportionately sized implants shouldn’t affect your stretchmarks.
Do you have breast augmentation before and after photos?
Yes, we have a few on our site that you can see now. During your consultation, you can also see more pictures of breast augmentation.
Can I get breast augmentation with local anesthesia?
A minor fat transfer breast augmentation may be performed with local anesthesia. However, the increase size will be minimal.
My areolas are too big. Can I get breast augmentation with areola reduction?
Yes, Dr. Kara can definitely reduce the size of your areolas at the same time as your breast augmentation.
Breast augmentation and factor v leiden: Can I still get breast implants?
Factor 5 Leiden is a blood clotting disorder. As long as your hematologist says it’s okay, you can proceed with surgery. However, the risk of developing pulmonary embolus (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is higher. You may need to take an anti-coagulant.
What does ICD 9 s/p breast augmentation mean?
This is a code used for a billable medical procedure on a reimbursement claim dated before September 2015. After this time, ICD 10 is used.
Is there breast augmentation near me?
If you’re in the Greater Toronto area or Whitby, contact Dr. Kara to discuss your breast augmentation.
What types of breast augmentation are there?
There are a couple of breast augmentation types. Incision placement and implant placement differentiate the different types. What breast implants are made of also differentiates type. The most popular, by far, is by using silicone or saline breast implants. What breast implants to get is based on your preferences and the surgeon's recommendations. Another technique that is gaining popularity is breast augmentation w/fat transfer.
What is breast augmentation with fat transfer? Breast augmentation with fat is a technique that takes fat from anywhere else on your body and puts it into your breasts. You can get a 1 to 2 cup size improvement.
There is one other type: Sub Q breast augmentation. This is an injection of Macrolane, an injectable filler product, into the breasts to add volume. However, this is not available in Canada and does not have FDA approval.
Are breast implants hard?
Breast implants should not be hard. They are designed to mimic natural breast tissue. However, any hardening of the implants is caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue surrounding the implant. This complication is called capsular contracture and can cause the implant to feel hard.
Who are the best breast augmentation surgeons?
The best breast augmentation surgeons are those who are board certified, experienced, have a good professional reputation and remain up-to-date with the latest advances in cosmetic breast surgery. You should also have good rapport with them.
What are the benefits of breast augmentation?
There are many benefits of breast augmentation, and many have been recorded in the BREAST-Q Augmentation module, a questionnaire that measures outcomes as reported by patients. By simply increasing the size of your breasts, you’ll enjoy:
- a more feminine body shape
- boosted self confidence
- clothes that will fit you better
- the feeling of being more attractive and sexier
What are the cons of breast augmentation?
To make an informed decision, review all the risks related to surgery. These cons may outweigh the pros.
Is a breast augmentation safe? What are the dangers of breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is the most popular surgical procedure in North America for women. Hundreds of thousands of procedures are performed every year, and there have been millions performed over history up to now. There are risks related to breast augmentation, but the complication rate is so low that the procedure is considered extremely safe.
- Temporary or permanent nipple or breast sensation
- Capsular contracture
- Bleeding and bruising
- Incision healing complications
- Hypertrophic scarring and keloids
- Implant displacement
- Ruptured implant
- Seroma or hematoma
Can I get breast augmentation with a cold?
If you have a fever or other infection, then your surgery will be rescheduled. This is done because any active infection can delay your recovery and compromise your health.
Can I get breast augmentation with pectus excavatum?
Pectus excavatum is when the sternum sticks out past the rest of the chest. Breast augmentation can be safely performed if you have this deformity and actually hide its appearance.
Does a breast augmentation hurt? Is a breast augmentation painful?
You’ll be under anesthesia, which means the actual surgery will not hurt at all. Because of Dr. Kara's advanced techniques, you'll only feel minimal discomfort, if at all. You may gradually feel tingly as well. This happens slowly and is a sign of nerve regeneration, which is totally normal.
What does d&f after breast augmentation mean?
The d&f breast augmentation meaning is something you should know for after surgery. “D” stands for “drop” and “F” stands for “fluff”. Drop and fluff is an informal term that describes what happens in the months after your surgery. Right after surgery, your implants will sit high up on your chest, look flattened out and may even have a rectangular shape. Don’t be alarmed! With recovery, your tissues will relax and expand, allowing your implants to “drop” and settle into the breast pockets created during surgery. As this happens, your implants will also “fluff” out, meaning that they won’t be compressed and flattened out anymore. By three months or so, your breasts will look the way you hope they’ll look!
What is the breast augmentation recovery like?
Dr. Kara performs 24 hour breast augmentation, which is why you’ll be able to recover very fast after your surgery. Unlike other surgeons who tell you to wait a few days before going back to work, you’ll most likely need only one day to recover. Get surgery done on Saturday, then get back to work by Monday! The recovery of breast augmentation by Dr. Kara is faster and far more comfortable.
Can smoke an e cig after breast augmentation?
For faster recovery and better results, avoid smoking in any form for at least a week. However, you won't have to stop if you simply can't.
When can I exercise after a breast augmentation?
You can do cardio a few days after your surgery, but you’ll need to wait about three weeks before you start lifting weights again. This is to protect your incisions.
Where are the breast augmentation scars?
Breast implant surgery requires incisions made to insert the implants. The location of your scars depends on where the incisions are made: underneath the breast (inframammary), around the nipple (periareolar), or in the armpit (transaxillary). For the fastest recovery, the inframammary incision is preferred. Included in the cost of your breast augmentation is scar treatment with CO2 fractional laser. You'll start your scar treatment 48 hours after your surgery. This results in fading your scars by about 80%, making them finer and less coloured.
Breast augmentation with mastopexy: Do you perform breast augmentation with lift?
Yes, Dr. Kara performs an amazing breast augmentation with a lift that raises the breasts and makes them bigger without any implants! The procedure uses your own breast tissue to make them perkier and larger.
How is it flying after a breast augmentation?
No harm is done if you fly after surgery. Once you’ve recovered, you’re free to fly as much as you’d like without damaging your breast implants.
Is breastfeeding after a breast augmentation possible?
Yes, breast augmentation doesn’t interfere with breastfeeding. If you’re planning on breast feeding, let Dr. Kara know.
Do I need to massage after my surgery?
After a breast augmentation, massage may be recommended to help your recovery. If it is, Dr. Kara will teach you how to do it without causing pain or harming your results at 3 weeks after surgery.
Does B12 after breast augmentation help?
The jury is out on this one. Some people think that it can help with nerve regeneration to resolve lasting numbness, but most don’t think it is beneficial at all. There is no evidence to suggest either way when it comes to breast augmentation.
Breast Implants Q&A: What breast implants sizes are there?
Breast augmentation sizes range from 150cc up to 800cc and over. These sizes are available in both silicone and saline breast implants. If you want to go smaller or bigger than this range, it is possible — just let us know because we can custom order your desired size. Most of our patients end up with a D cup size, depending on the bra they're wearing. (Cup size isn't standardized by bra makers.)
How much are breast implants? Are breast implants expensive?
Whether you choose Allergan or Mentor breast implants, they usually cost a couple thousand dollars. The price is determined by the surgeon and is also based on the manufacturer's cost. Silicone tends to cost more than saline. The rest of the cost of a breast augmentation covers the fees for your surgeon, surgical facility, anesthetist and all pre- and post-operative appointments.
Which is better for my breast augmentation: saline or silicone?
Dr. Kara is an extremely skilled plastic surgeon. He can give you beautiful results using saline or silicone breast implants, although silicone, also known as gummy bears or cohesive gel, tend to be more popular. However, ultimately, the choice is up to you.
Breast implants x ray: What happens?
X rays after breast augmentation can be performed. The x-ray will pick up your implants whether they’re saline or silicone. Please inform your radiologist that you have implants.
Your beautiful new look
Breast augmentation gives you the bigger breasts you've tricked others into believing you had with padded bras. You'll finally enjoy having the sexier body you've always wanted.