In Toronto, Dr. Derek Ford specializes in breast augmentation for women who want larger, shapelier breasts that still maintain a natural appearance. Dr. Ford performs more than 300 breast procedures each year, and the advanced techniques and leading-edge surgical options he offers make his practice one of the region's top destinations for breast enhancement. Here, learn more about his approach and get a better sense of the variety of options you have at Ford Plastic Surgery.
If you think your breasts could use some added volume, request a consultation online with Dr. Ford at his Toronto or Oshawa offices. You may call our Toronto office at (416) 925-7337 or our Oshawa office at (905) 743-9888 to schedule your appointment.
Dr. Ford's advanced techniques and leading-edge surgical options make his practice one of the region's top destinations for breast enhancement.
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures at Dr. Ford's practice, and he performs more than 300 surgical breast procedures each year. Because each woman has her own individual goals and anatomical considerations, Dr. Ford offers several different options for surgical breast augmentation. They are:
In addition to these options, Dr. Ford's breast augmentation patients have a host of other options for completely customising their procedures. During each consultation, he carefully evaluates each patient's unique desires to help her build the perfect breast augmentation.
For most patients, the goal of breast augmentation is to improve both the size and shape of their breasts while maintaining a natural appearance. During the initial consultation, Dr. Ford uses Crisalix 3-D imaging software to allow you to virtually "try on" different sizes and styles of implants. This program helps both you and Dr. Ford accurately envision your potential results and work together toward the same goal.
Our practice offers Crisalix, a way for patients to preview their results in 3-D. This adds a tangible, visual element to your planning process, giving you and Dr. Ford a common, beautiful goal.
Not all women who undergo breast augmentation are first-timers. Dr. Ford also performs revisionary breast augmentation for women who already have implants. With time, breast implants may begin to lose their shape and structure. Women with older implants often undergo revisionary surgery to "upgrade" to newer, more durable implants. Other patients may be unsatisfied with the results of their initial surgeries and turn to Dr. Ford to improve their results. This may include correction of a complication, such as capsular contracture, or simply trading out the original implants for a larger or smaller size. In fact, one study stated: "patient's desire for implant size change is one of the most common reasons for revision surgery after primary breast augmentation."3 Although revisionary surgery is common, it presents its own unique challenges thanks to the presence of scar tissue. Dr. Ford has ample experience performing revisionary procedures and finds particular satisfaction in helping these patients improve and maintain their original results.
Many women are bothered by the appearance of inverted nipples. While the condition is unlikely to resolve on its own, it is fairly simple to correct with surgery. Inverted nipple correction can be performed on its own under local anesthesia or in conjunction with breast augmentation or another breast enhancement surgery. When performed on its own, it requires very little downtime and creates a virtually undetectable scar.
Breast augmentation is performed while you are under general anesthesia. Dr. Ford begins by making an incision either around the lower edge of your areola (called the periareolar incision) or along the crease beneath your breast (called the inframammary incision). You and Dr. Ford determine your incision location during your consultation.
Once he has made the incision, he creates a pocket within your breast tissue. Depending on your preferences, this may be above or below your chest muscle. He then adds the implant. While silicone implants are added whole, saline implants are inserted empty and filled once they're in place, enabling Dr. Ford to use a relatively small incision. He evaluates the implants for symmetry before closing the incisions.
If you are undergoing breast augmentation with fat grafting, Dr. Ford uses a gentle form of liposuction to remove fat from a donor area on your body. He purifies the fat using a special process and injects it into your breast tissue, shaping it to match your desired outcome.
Today's techniques allow for a relatively comfortable and brief recuperation after breast augmentation. Most patients take about 1 week off from work to rest and heal at home, although they are still able to move about the house and participate in light activities. However, it's important to carefully follow Dr. Ford's directions for caring for yourself after surgery. You will likely need to refrain from heavy lifting and vigorous activities for at least several weeks. Additionally, upper body exercise is discouraged until your chest muscles have fully healed. You will also likely need to wear a soft surgical bra. At your follow-up appointments, Dr. Ford will gradually clear you to resume certain activities and transition to regular bras.
As one of the most popular elective procedures in the world, breast augmentation is quite safe. However, no surgery is completely free of risk. In general, potential risks of breast augmentation include infection, excessive bleeding, development of excess scar tissue, and implant malposition. However, these are uncommon, especially by choosing a qualified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Ford. During your consultation, Dr. Ford reviews your individual risk assessment with you to help you better understand how the surgery may affect you.
Different surgical options come with different cost considerations. At Dr. Ford's office, the cost of breast augmentation typically depends on the type of implant you choose.
Breast Augmentation with Round Implant: $7,790
*Prices exclude taxes
Breast augmentation is commonly combined with breast lift, a procedure technically called mastopexy or breast lift. Both mastopexy and breast augmentation can performed at the same time for an improvement in both the size and the position of the breasts. This combined approach typically yields a full, perky, youthful-looking result.
1 American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2017 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2017/plastic-surgery-statistics-full-report-2017.pdf
2 Coleman, Sydney R. et al.,Primary Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting , Clinics in Plastic Surgery, 2015 Jul;42(3):301-6, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2015.03.010.
3 Montemurro P., Fischer S., Hager S., Hedén P., Secondary Breast Augmentation: Is There a Trend for Bigger Implants?, Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2018 Oct 1. doi: 10.1007/s00266-018-1244-5