Breast Augmentation

In Calgary, Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery provides women considering breast augmentation with experience and expertise. Dr. Paul Whidden and Dr. Douglas Humphreys both hold Royal College certifications in plastic surgery, and they dedicate themselves to creating remarkable results for patients.

If you would like to meet with either Dr. Whidden or Dr. Humphreys, please begin by requesting a consultation. You may also call us at (403) 388-1820.

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Dr. Whidden and Dr. Humphreys

Meet our surgeons.

Dr. Douglas Humphreys and Dr. Paul Whidden are both Royal College-certified plastic surgeons who are proud to serve Calgary patients. Together, they work to achieve your aesthetic goals, whether you're looking for facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement, body contouring, or a combination of multiple procedures.

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Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery
7425 Macleod Trail Southwest
Calgary, AB T2H 0L8

Main Phone: (403) 452-7953
Fax: (403) 242-5090

Monday – Friday:
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Why do women decide to get breast implants? The patients we see in Calgary cite a range of reasons, but many say they simply want to be more confident in their bodies. Some have had smaller breasts throughout their lives, while others lost volume after having children. Women with breasts of different sizes want to create symmetry through augmentation.

Choosing Breast Augmentation

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The 2 primary options are above or below the chest muscle. These factors will come into play:

  • How much breast tissue you have
  • Where you want more fullness
  • Which implants you choose

Placement Options

Our surgeons are experienced using various incision techniques. There are 3 prevailing options:

  • Periareolar: On the lower edge of the areola
  • Inframammary fold: Where the breast meets the chest wall
  • Transaxillary: Through the armpit

Incision Options

Once it was simply saline or silicone. Now, various cohesive silicone gel implants introduced over the last several years offer more nuances. Anatomically shaped, highly-cohesive silicone gel implants, for example, are an excellent option for women who want a more natural look and feel than other implants might produce.

Implant Options

Your customized surgical plan for the procedure will emerge after a thorough physical exam and a candid discussion with Dr. Whidden or Dr. Humphreys about what you want to achieve. During the consultation, your surgeon will go over the many choices you have and help you decide which options best match your goals.

A Procedure That's Uniquely Yours



Shaped Breast Implant
Round Breast Implant

Getting the Ideal Results

While the decision is ultimately yours, our surgeons believe — based on their experience and expertise — that in most cases, the optimal results involve these 3 components:

  • Cohesive silicone gel implants
  • Inframammary incisions
  • Dual-plane, submuscular placement

In certain cases, the surgeons may also use the patient's own fat to create smooth, beautiful contours.

Why this combination?

Research indicates that inframammary incisions may significantly decrease the chances of capsular contraction (i.e., hardening of the tissue around the breast implant), which is the most common complication associated with breast augmentation. And for women who plan to have children in the future, the incision location poses the least risk to breastfeeding.

A dual-plane placement means that most of the implant rests behind the pectoral muscle (also associated with lower rates of capsular contracture), with breast tissue covering the lower portion of the implant. This creates a breast shape that more closely resembles natural breasts. Additionally, a submuscular placement makes it easier to get accurate mammograms.


After surgery, most breast augmentation patients can return to work within 3 to 4 days (unless your job requires lifting heavy objects or strenuous physical activity). It takes about 2 weeks before you can gradually resume exercising. The final results of your procedure take several months to appear, as the implants take time to settle into place and soften.

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