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Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation in Vancouver with Dr. Jeannie MacDonald

Many women feel unhappy with the size, shape, or fullness of their breasts. Breast augmentation is a procedure to enlarge breasts with either saline or silicone gel implants, enhancing breast appearance. Women often choose breast augmentation to address asymmetry, disproportionately small breasts, aftereffects of weight loss or pregnancy, or to restore self-confidence.

By utilizing her considerable knowledge and compassion, Dr. Jeannie MacDonald aims to help her patients achieve the figures they desire. Dr. MacDonald, a Vancouver breast augmentation surgeon, is prepared to help you reach your aesthetic goals through quality care and unmatched experience. 

Ready to redefine your figure with a breast augmentation in Vancouver? Contact MacDonald Plastic Surgery at (604) 288-8517 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today. We are located in New Westminster and are dedicated to serving plastic and reconstructive surgery patients in the Lower Mainland and Greater Vancouver area.

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What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, or breast enlargement surgery, is a procedure to increase or restore breast size and enhance the shape and overall tone of the breasts. 

Breast implants vary in respect to size and consistency to suit all body types. During your private consultation, Dr. MacDonald will help you determine the most suitable breast implant options based on your anatomy and aesthetic preferences.

Patients may opt for saline breast implants or silicone breast implants based on many factors, including:

  • Implant location (above or below the pectoralis muscle)
  • Incision type (under the breast or around the areola)
  • Quantity of breast tissue 
  • Cost
  • Other health concerns

What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?

We all deserve to look and feel our best. Under the skilled hands of Dr. MacDonald, safe and effective breast augmentation can help you achieve your ideal figure, enhancing your feminine curves with long-lasting results. 

Your results from your breast augmentation may last up to 10-15 years with your continued healthy diet and lifestyle.

  • Are noticeably different in size—a cup size or more
  • Are smaller than you would like
  • Have lost breast fullness due to weight loss, pregnancy, or nursing
  • Improving symmetry 
  • Restoring fullness
  • Enlarging breasts
  • Establishing a more proportioned figure
  • Increasing body confidence
  • Providing natural-looking, individualized results

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Look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside

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Combining her unique surgical expertise with her artistic understanding of balance and proportion, Dr. Jeannie MacDonald brings out the most naturally beautiful you. Meet Dr. MacDonald today to learn more.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation in Vancouver?

Generally, candidates for breast augmentation in Vancouver are women in reasonably good mental and physical health who would like to enhance the appearance of their breasts.

Dr. MacDonald recommends that candidates for breast augmentation in Vancouver:

  • Be in good overall health
  • Be at a healthy, stable weight
  • Be non-smokers or willing to quit
  • Be finished with childbearing and breastfeeding
  • Have realistic expectations of the procedure
  • Understand the surgical risks

Choosing Dr. MacDonald as Your Breast Augmentation Provider in Vancouver

Dr. Jeannie MacDonald understands beauty from the inside out. As a Royal College certified plastic surgeon, her extensive medical expertise and artistic touch help Dr. MacDonald formulate an individualized treatment approach that will reveal the most beautiful, natural-looking you. 

Dr. MacDonald’s unique education helps her combine her love of aesthetics and surgery because together, they can improve and enrich her patients’ lives. Above all, Dr. MacDonald strives to embody the values of honesty, thoughtfulness, and openness with each person who walks through MacDonald Plastic Surgery’s doors. 

Choosing Dr. MacDonald for your breast augmentation in Vancouver means you have a partner for your overall wellness journey.

Your Consultation

Prior to your first visit, Dr. MacDonald suggests you read about breast augmentation procedures to better understand the basic steps of the process before learning more during your consultation.

During your breast augmentation consultation, Dr. MacDonald will listen to your goals and concerns and conduct a thorough examination, including:

  • Current breast size and shape 
  • Desired breast implant size and shape
  • Types of breast implants
  • Quality of natural breast tissue and skin
  • Allergies or medical conditions 
  • Previous surgeries or medical treatments
  • Current medications
  • Current mammogram results
  • Family history of breast cancer

Next, Dr. MacDonald will be honest about how you can achieve your goals and explain the treatment options that best address your specific concerns. Dr. MacDonald and her staff will:

  • Provide detailed information about what to expect before, during, and after the procedure
  • Discuss all concerns and questions that you have
  • Discuss potential risks of the surgical procedure

Before you leave, Dr. MacDonald will ensure you feel comfortable and empowered to make informed decisions about your procedure. Dr. MacDonald’s compassion, honesty, and passion for her craft make her one of Vancouver’s most sought-after breast implant surgeons.

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What Can I Expect During a Breast Augmentation Procedure?

While Dr. MacDonald customizes breast augmentation procedures to suit the needs of each patient, some general steps you can expect are: 

Prior to Your Procedure

As breast augmentation is an outpatient surgery, so you will return home on the same day. The surgery requires a general anesthetic, so you will complete a pre-operative questionnaire to ensure you are ready for surgery. You will be given instructions regarding arrival time and reminded not to eat or drink.

Check-in and Anesthesia

You will be greeted by our team for check-in. Dr. MacDonald will ensure you are comfortable, answer any last questions, and perform surgical markings. After you are anesthetized, Dr. MacDonald will begin your breast augmentation surgery.

The Procedure

Dr. MacDonald will create small breast augmentation incisions in the crease underneath the breast. Implants are inserted either above or below the pectoralis muscles, depending on your anatomy. The surgery lasts approximately 2 hours, and you will spend approximately 3 hours in the recovery room. You will be given a prescription for pain medication prior to leaving the hospital.

Breast Augmentation Aftercare

You will have a wrap or binder on the day of surgery, and this should be worn full-time for the first 48 hours. After your first shower, you will change into a sports bra that zippers in the front. This is worn for 2-4 weeks, or until completely healed. In 5-7 days following surgery, Dr. MacDonald will see you and show you how to care for the implants and incisions.

Plan on taking approximately 2 weeks off from work. Avoid activities that increase your heart rate or use your chest muscles for 4-6 weeks following surgery. However, Dr. MacDonald encourages you to begin slowly walking as soon as possible.

Breast Augmentation Recovery Timeline infographic MacDonald Plastic Surgery

Get Ready to Reclaim Your Curves!

Boost your feminine curves and your confidence with long-lasting results from one of Vancouver’s most sought-after breast augmentation surgeons. Contact Dr. Jeannie MacDonald at (604) 288-8517 or complete our online form to schedule your Vancouver breast augmentation consultation today.

Vancouver Breast Augmentation FAQs

The cost of breast augmentation in Vancouver is determined by your individual needs. Following your consultation, Dr. MacDonald’s assistant will provide a detailed breakdown of your breast augmentation costs.

During your breast augmentation, you will be given general anesthesia, so you should not feel discomfort. You will be prescribed pain medication to take following your procedure. During your consultation, be sure to discuss your pain concerns with Dr. MacDonald.

The best time for a breast augmentation is when you feel physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared for the procedure. Ideally, you should be at a stable weight. For any type of breast rejuvenation procedure, it is best to wait at least a year after you stop breastfeeding for your breasts to return to their pre-pregnancy size.

Most patients will notice visible improvements to their figures immediately following their breast augmentation procedure. However, swelling in the treated area often obscures results for a few weeks. As swelling subsides and your body heals, you will notice a fuller, more contoured appearance to your breasts. 

Breast augmentation recovery time is dependent upon the individual, and swelling may take up to 6 months to resolve. 

By maintaining your healthy lifestyle and weight, you will experience long-lasting results from your breast augmentation. As breast implants are not lifelong devices, implants should be exchanged or removed every 10-15 years.

Dr. MacDonald suggests that you avoid strenuous activities that increase your heart rate or use your chest muscles until at least 6 weeks after your surgery. However, you are encouraged to begin slowly walking as soon as possible. After your 6 weeks of recovery time, Dr. MacDonald will advise you as to when you can start exercising again.

Yes, Dr. MacDonald is an expert in multiple cosmetic breast surgery procedures, including breast lift, breast augmentation with lift, breast implant removal, and more.