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The purpose of this surgery is to increase the breast volume by the placement of a prosthesis either above or below the pectoralis muscle. A natural look is achieved by placement of an implant that is equal to or slightly less than the person's breast envelope (diameter). Do not rely on the procedure to provide cleavage. Cleavage is achieved by wearing a bra that pushes the breasts together and up. If the natural nipple position is low or the breast is sagging due to stretched skin, then a Mastopexy (removing excess skin and repositioning of the nipple) may be required to achieve a natural youthful result. The Mastopexy may be performed in two ways. For description see Mastopexy. Surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
Bothered by the feeling that breasts are too small. Weight loss has changed the size and shape. Loss of size and firmness after having children. Clothing fits the hips but not the bust line. One breast is noticeably smaller than the other. Self conscious wearing a swimsuit or form fitting tops.
Surgical placement of an implant (gel or saline) behind each breast (above or below the muscle) to increase volume and shape.
Duration of Stay
Same-day surgery or overnight stay
Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, permanent scars.
Duration of Results
Gel Implants: 20 to 30 years (barring severe trauma) Implants will eventually require removal or replacement
Saline Implants: 20 to 25 years (barring severe trauma). Implants will eventually require removal or replacement.
Dr. Jeffrey Abboud
Born and raised in Ottawa, Dr. Jeffrey Abboud is an accomplished plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience. He graduated medical school at the University of Ottawa in 1987 and then completed his Internship at Memorial University, St. John's Newfoundland. Dr. Abboud completed three years of General Surgery training at Boston University, Boston Massachusetts, and a one-year Plastic Surgery Fellowship in Boston, MA. He went on to complete a two year residency in Plastic Surgery at Medical College of Ohio, Toledo Ohio. From 1995 - 1997, the Beth Israel Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, invited Dr. Abboud to be a Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery. During this time he was an active staff member at several hospitals in the Boston area.
In 1997, Dr. Abboud was Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. From 1997 - 2003, Dr. Abboud developed a community based practice in plastic surgery on the South Shore of Boston and worked there until his move to Ottawa in 2003 to establish his current practice. In 2011, Dr. Abboud was recognized by the CPSO (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario) in the specialty of Plastic Surgery. Having performed over 17,000 Plastic Surgery procedures, Dr. Abboud draws from his high level of training and vast surgical experience to best serve his patients.