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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:
You and your surgeon will go through pictures of past patients, allowing you to point out qualities you like and those you don’t. You may also wish to try different implants by placing them inside your bra, helping you see them on your body frame. Your surgeon will go over your different options and offer recommendations based on your ideal outcome. They will also explain what you can expect in the recovery process and possible complications that can occur. You are encouraged to ask questions at any point.
As the date of your surgery gets closer, you will return for a second consultation with your surgeon to make any final decisions about your 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.
To see your simulated results, the process requires you to create your profile, send a series of three pictures, and request a consultation.
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.
At the beginning of your recovery you will be wrapped in surgical tape. This will be replaced after the first week with a special compression bra, to be worn during the day and at night for 3 to 6 weeks.
The stitches used during surgery are typically dissolving, eliminating the need to have them removed later on. Should your surgeon choose to place traditional sutures, these are typically removed after two weeks.
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.
To learn how to identify and respond to these possible complications, should they arise, please listen to your surgeon’s advice and ask any questions you have.
As with any surgery, scars cannot be avoided after breast augmentation. However, our surgeons are experienced with performing advanced surgical techniques to minimise the appearance of scarring. Over time, the incision lines from your surgery should gradually lighten and become less noticeable.
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.
Although breast augmentation has given many women a boost in their self-confidence, it is important to understand the surgery is an aesthetic procedure—it cannot offer a new life or a quick “fix” for unrelated problems. Your emotional stability and having realistic expectations are necessary for achieving a successful outcome.
In addition to understanding the benefits and limitations of the procedure, you may want to arrange for help throughout the beginning of your recovery. Knowing what complications can arise, and how to respond to them should they occur, can also ensure you achieve the best possible outcome.
Breast Augmentation is performed as a “day surgery” procedure and usually takes 1-2 hours. You get to go home that same day. All surgeries are performed in fully accredited facilities ensuring your safety.
Breast implants don’t last forever and all types will need replacing, on average, after 10 to 20 years. With careful treatment planning in the first instance, repeat breast implant surgery should not be necessary before this time.
If you have any further questions about breast augmentation and implants, please contact Pure Aesthetics, and one of our team members will be happy to help you.