Feeling more comfortable in your body with a subtle enhancement.

breast agumentation athletic body

Name: Undisclosed

Procedure: Bilateral sub muscular/breast augmentation

Performed by: Dr. Michael J. Weinberg

ELEVATE: What made you decide to get this procedure done?

Patient: I’d been contemplating my breast augmentation for about three years. I am into fitness and, with all my hard work, my breasts had disappeared. Throughout my weight fluctuation within those three years, no matter what weight I was, I never got my breasts back. I have always had a heavier lower half and felt self-conscious because I was disproportionate.

ELEVATE: Did you have any reservations about the procedure before your consultation?

Patient: I was worried to go under for the first time in my life. Dr. Weinberg and the anaesthesiologist put me at ease from the beginning and answered all my questions.

ELEVATE: Why did you decide on Dr. Weinberg?

Patient: After doing research on all GTA surgeons, I felt the most comfortable with Dr. Weinberg’s reviews and how long he had been practicing cosmetic surgery. When I went for my first consultation with him, he was very honest with me about the whole procedure and educated me on what size implants would be best for my body size and type.

ELEVATE: What did you experience during your procedure and recovery?

Patient: During my procedure, the entire cosmetic surgery team helped me. They talked me through the procedure and put me at ease. During my recovery, I woke up with a nurse sitting right beside me. The first week, I experienced discomfort and needed assistance when it came to sitting up if I was lying down. Other than that, I found the recovery easier than I thought. By six weeks, I was back to my normal workouts.

ELEVATE: How did you feel about your new look after the procedure? How did it impact your self-esteem?

Patient: I love my new look. I finally feel proportionate and confident in my physical appearance. I feel comfortable in a bikini and no longer wear a baggy cover top when I go to the beach.

ELEVATE: What advice do you have for people thinking of getting breast augmentation surgery?

Patient: It is honestly a life-changing procedure. I am now confident and comfortable with my physical appearance.

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Dr. Michael J. Weinberg, MD, FRCSC,

Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic,

mississaugacosmeticsurgeryclinic.com

ELEVATE: Why was this patient a good candidate for breast augmentation?

Dr. Weinberg: She was a good candidate because she had good and realistic expectations. She also had a good anatomy, which is ideal.

ELEVATE: What can patients expect during the procedure?

Dr. Weinberg: Surgery time is 1 1/2 hours. During recovery, the pain level is moderate and patients are usually back to work within seven days. Patients also need to wear a bandeau for the first six weeks after surgery.

ELEVATE: What were the patient’s biggest concerns?

Dr. Weinberg: The patient wanted to look bigger, but natural. She was also concerned about long-term harm to her breasts.

ELEVATE: What are some of the changes in breast augmentation surgery that you’ve noticed throughout your career?

Dr. Weinberg: Vectra 3D imaging has been a sure change. We are also tending to go smaller in size to give the patient a more natural look.

ELEVATE: What are the misconceptions or common concerns people have about the surgery?

Dr. Weinberg: Patients think they can choose to be any size they want. They aren’t aware that their breasts can’t just handle any size. We would discuss this during the consultation to ensure that the patient has realistic expectations about their desired size.

ELEVATE: What advice can you give patients who are unsure about getting breast augmentation surgery?

Dr. Weinberg: Wait until you are really ready.