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Breast augmentation, also referred to as breast enlargement, is an aesthetic treatment that utilises breast implants to increase the volume and improve the contour of the breasts. In addition to these enhancements, breast augmentation can also correct noticeable breast asymmetry, as well as enhance one’s overall body proportions. Breast enlargement is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in Australia, and the end result can improve your self-image and confidence.
In recent years, there has been much advancement in breast enlargement surgery. Procedures are easier than ever, achieving wonderful results with minimal scarring and reduced downtime.
Attaining an optimal breast augmentation outcome requires an individualised approach that takes into account each patient’s specific needs and cosmetic goals—there is not a universal technique that is ideal for all women. After carefully listening to your concerns and desires, our experienced plastic surgeons will guide you through the implant selection process and formulate a personalised surgical plan that can create the look you are envisioning. With this customised approach to augmentation, you can expect to achieve improved breast shape and fullness with beautiful, natural-looking results.
Breast enlargement (“augmentation”) enhances the size and shape of your breasts, using breast implants, making your breasts larger and fuller. Benefits for you include:
During the consultation, your surgeon will ask you a variety of questions covering everything from your current health situation to details about the physical outcomes you desire. Be prepared to talk about current medications, allergies and any past or current medical treatments.
The recovery process and any potential complications that could arise will also be discussed. At any time, you are encouraged to ask any questions that you may have.
A second consultation is then performed closer to the date of your surgery to ensure that you are satisfied with the choices that have been made. All breast augmentations are performed in fully accredited hospitals with the assistance of a consulting anaesthetist. The surgery is usually done as “day surgery;” this means you can go home within a few hours of the procedure.
When suitable, we will take a series of photos to do 3D morphing simulations using Crisalix technology, which can then be used to show you what breast implants of different size and shape will look like on you. The key is to determine the breast shape and size for your body and how to achieve the desired results with minimal scarring.
It’s as easy as filling in your profile, sending three photos and requesting a consultation where you will be shown your new you. Start now and you will already see your current body in 3D directly from home!
Our Pure Aesthetics surgeons routinely perform breast augmentation using cohesive gel silicone implants, and are actively involved in clinical research in improving the long term outcome in breast implant surgery. Although saline-filled breast implants are available, they are infrequently used in Australia, and most plastic surgeons and patients find that the cohesive silicone gel implants have a more natural feel, are less likely to rippling than saline breast implants and do not deflate.
Breast implants come in different shapes and profiles. Anatomic or “teardrop” shaped implants were created with a more natural shape and are fuller in the lower half, similar to a natural breast. Round implants are more centrally full, and tend to provide more fullness in the upper breast. Both types of implants come in a range of “projections”, which is how much they push forward. Equally as important as the shape of the implant is the shape, tissue thickness and skin quality of the patient. Both types of implants can look excellent, and both can look more or less natural, depending on how they are used.
Pure Aesthetics surgeons individualise the implant choice to each patient, depending on your breast characteristics and desired outcome.
Breast implants may be placed either in front of the chest muscle (pectoralis muscle) or behind it. The choice depends on a number of factors, particularly how much of your own tissues are present as there needs to be enough thickness to create a natural, subtle result. Most women having breast augmentation are either naturally thin, or have lost breast tissue thickness after pregnancy and breast feeding, so placement behind the muscle is more common. This location also has additional benefits, including a lower rate of capsular contracture and better visibility of the breast tissues for breast cancer screening.
The implant is inserted through a small incision either under the breast, around the nipple or in the armpit. Please watch our video animation to see what happens in a Breast Enlargement procedure.
Initially you may feel “woozy” as the anaesthetic wears off. You may feel some soreness, swelling or discomfort, but this is usually easily manageable. You may also feel tired after surgery, but this and the soreness is normal and will last only a short while.
Initially you will have surgical tape after the surgery. During the second week, this is usually changed to a stretch-type bra, worn day and night, for between 3 and 6 weeks. In the long term it is beneficial to wear good bra support to reduce the degree of sagging.
Stitches used are usually dissolving, and will not have to be removed. Rarely, non-dissolving sutures are used, and if so need removal, and this is done at about two weeks after surgery.
For the average woman doing non-strenuous clerical-type work, it is generally three to five days after surgery before you may be able to return to work. For other types of jobs, however, which may require heavy lifting, it may be longer.
In most cases, you will get a good idea of the final result after around 8 weeks, with full settling to occur at around 3 months.
The potential risks and complications of the surgery will be discussed with you in detail at your preoperative consultations.
Although scars are the inevitable result of any surgery, we make every effort to keep them as inconspicuous as possible. The scars fade over time and are located in such a way as to become less noticeable as they fade.
The standard breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure, as such there are no rebates from Medicare or health insurance, except in special circumstances, such as major breast asymmetry, and constricted or tuberous breasts. In these situations, Medicare and Health insurance may be applicable.
Out-of-pocket expenses start at $9,500 including Surgeon, Anaesthetist, Implant and hospital fees. For an accurate price, please contact us for an appointment today.