Breast Implants – Breast Augmentation in Vancouver

Enhance the size and shape of your breasts – and your confidence

Breast implant surgery  (breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty) is one of the safest and most popular cosmetic procedures performed in Vancouver. Fuller, more beautiful breasts can enhance your self-confidence and achieve your aesthetic goals. False Creek Healthcare offers a range of breast augmentation and breast enlargement techniques and only the highest quality implants, including cohesive gel (also known as silicone gel “gummy bear”) and saline varieties.

Breast augmentation surgery is ideal for women who have lost breast volume after pregnancy, feel their breasts are too small, need reconstruction after other breast surgeries, or want to achieve better breast symmetry. Before you decide to undergo breast augmentation, it’s important to consider and discuss your expectations with your plastic surgeon.

Alternatively many women choose a breast lift surgery (mastopexy) to give their breasts a more youthful look. Or learn about breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty).

What happens during breast augmentation?

First, you will have a consultation with our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons to determine whether you are a good candidate for breast augmentation and to discuss your expectations and options.

Your plastic surgeon may perform either a traditional or new endoscopic breast augmentation procedure, depending on your specific needs. The endoscopic (or limited scar) breast augmentation involves small incisions placed in the underarm to prevent any visible scarring on the breasts. Your surgeon may also use more traditional breast augmentation techniques, which involve creating small incisions on the edge of the areola or under the natural crease of the breast.

The procedure takes two or three hours under general anaesthesia, allowing you to return home on the same day. Breast lift or breast reduction surgery may also be performed in conjunction with breast augmentation.

Before Breast ImplantsIncisions are made to keep scars as inconspicuous as possible, in the breast crease, around the nipple, or in the armpit. Breast tissue and skin is lifted to create a pocket for each implant.
Breast ImplantsThe breast implant may be inserted directly under breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle.
After Breast ImplantsAfter surgery, breasts appear fuller and more natural in tone and contour. Scars will fade with time.

What kind of breast implants do you use?

At False Creek Healthcare, we use only the highest quality breast implants from trusted medical brands including Allergan and Mentor®.  Your surgeon will help you to choose the right implant for your needs and desired results.


Cohesive Silicone Gel “gummy bear” Breast Implant options

1. Anatomical / Contoured Shape Breast Implants

Allergan NATRELLE® 410 BIOCELL® textured breast implants

    • 12 shapes
    • Low, Moderate, Full and Extra-Full projections
    • Low, Moderate and Full height options
    • TruForm™ Responsive Gel (soft), Soft-Touch Gel (slightly firmer), Cohesive Gel (firm) and Firm Cohesive Gel (firmest) available

Mentor® MemoryShape™ SILTEX® textured breast implants

    • Moderate, Moderate Plus, High Profile, and Ultra High Profile projections
    • Low, Medium and Tall heights

2. Round Shape Breast Implants

Allergan NATRELLE® INSPIRA® smooth breast implants

    • 76 sizes
    • Low, Moderate, Moderate-Plus, High, or Extra-High profile projections
    • TruForm™ Responsive Gel (soft), Soft-Touch Gel (slightly firmer), Cohesive Gel (firm) and Firm Cohesive Gel (firmest) available

Allergan NATRELLE® INSPIRA® BIOCELL® textured breast implants

    • 91 sizes
    • Low, Moderate, Moderate-Plus, High, or Extra-High profile projections
    • TruForm™ Responsive Gel (soft), Soft-Touch Gel (slightly firmer), Cohesive Gel (firm) and Firm Cohesive Gel (firmest) available

Mentor® MemoryGel® Smooth breast implants

    • Classic, Moderate Plus, High and Ultra High Profile projections

Mentor® MemoryGel® SILTEX® textured breast implants

    • Classic, Moderate Plus, High and Ultra High Profile projections

Saline Breast Implant options

Allergan NATRELLE® INSPIRA® Saline breast implants

    • Low, Moderate, Moderate-Plus, High, or Extra-High Profile projections
    • Low height & full projection, moderate, high or full-height options
    • Smooth round, textured round, and anatomical shapes

Mentor® Saline breast implants

    • Rounded, contoured or post-operative adjustable shapes
    • Smooth or textured SILTEX®
    • Moderate, Moderate Plus, and High Profile projections

Breast augmentation recovery

You can expect approximately one week of recovery time, which will include some swelling and tenderness. You will need to wear a special support bra for several weeks after the procedure to ensure optimal implant positioning. You should also avoid heavy lifting for at least three weeks post-surgery.

Preparing for breast augmentation

Your plastic surgeon will provide detailed instructions to ensure that you are properly prepared for the surgery and the recovery period. You will also receive guidelines on what to eat and drink and whether you need to avoid certain medications or supplements before and after your procedure.

Breast augmentation results

You can expect to feel more confident and comfortable with the size, shape and feel of your breasts. Despite some initial swelling, you’ll see the beautiful, natural results immediately after the surgery. Curious about your possible results? Try our free 3D preview tool.

Am I a candidate for breast augmentation?

During a one-on-one consultation, our plastic surgeons will determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for breast augmentation. Typically, good candidates are non-smokers who have:

  • Good health and a stable body weight
  • Realistic expectations for the procedure and results
  • Dissatisfaction with the size and shape of their breasts
  • Lost breast size after pregnancy, nursing or weight loss
  • Sagging breasts (performed in conjunction with mastopexy)
  • Reconstructive needs after breast surgery, trauma, and heredity or congenital abnormalities

Why have breast augmentation surgery at False Creek Healthcare?

Our renowned plastic surgeons have successfully performed breast augmentations for more than a decade. Each and every one of our surgeons has years of experience and a commitment to excellence. Our modern facility and patient-centered philosophy will ensure you have a positive, rewarding experience. Let us help you regain your confidence and achieve the look you desire.

Next Steps

If you’re ready to discuss your surgical needs with our board-certified plastic surgeons, request a consultation today. During your consultation, your patient care coordinator will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Potential risks and complications
  • Implant brand, size, shape and filler
  • Implant projection and texture
  • Implant and Incision placement