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Breast Augmentation

Tips for Breast Augmentation with Implants.

Options for Breast Augmentation using Breast Implants

There are many choices to make with Breast Augmentation, including the size of the implant, location or placement, and type of implant (gel or saline, round or anatomical). The right choice of size, profile and pocket placement can make all the difference in how subtle your breast size looks after getting implants.

There are many decisions that you and your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will discuss in your consultations prior to your breast augmentation surgery.

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Subtle Breast Implant Results

It’s important to understand that each woman is unique and that results vary from patient to patient.

Having realistic expectations about what surgery can – and cannot – do for you is also pivotal to achieving the desired breast augmentation surgery result. What can be done for your breast augmentation surgery may very well depend primarily on what you’re starting with in terms of your existing breast tissue, skin resiliency (or laxity), body weight, height and BMI.

It’s important that you have a good grasp of what your existing breast tissues, nipple locations and any asymmetry imply in terms of possible results from surgery. It’s also important to know that your results may vary significantly from someone else’s results, even if you have a similar body style and choose a similar implant size.

Every patient is unique, and at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery, your breast surgery will be customised to suit you and your overall physique. That’s why having good communication with your Specialist Plastic Surgeon is crucial to getting the desired result from your breast augmentation surgery – it’s all about what YOU want as well as what may suit your body shape, rib cage and torso proportions.

Subtle-Looking Breast Augmentation using Implants

To achieve sutle-looking breast augmentation results, implant size is important, but it’s only one factor of many factors that will determine your results. It is also important for your Plastic Surgeon to take into consideration your overall body shape and size, as well as the amount of existing breast tissue, the width of the chest itself, your torso length, and the alignment (or existing asymmetry) of the breasts and nipples before your operation.

If you have a short torso, for example, you might also want to be sure the implant size you ultimately select doesn’t leave you looking like you’ve gained weight. This is because your torso length and waistline – as well as other body proportions – WILL have an impact on how breast implants look in relation to your overall appearance. If you have very noticeable existing asymmetry, for example, you will want to discuss options for reducing asymmetry during breast augmentation surgery (which might add to the complexity or length of the procedure).

Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon can discuss this with you in detail during a confidential consultation.

No Two Breast Enlargement Patients are Alike

Your Results Will Vary from Someone Else’s Even if you use the Same Type of Breast Implants

How a Breast Augmentation looks after your breast augmentation surgery DOES depend on your overall body proportions as well as your individual breast appearance preferences and implant choices. Again, how much breast tissue you have to start with – and where your nipples and IMF (inframammary fold) are located – will also have an impact on your results.

Even the same size, shape and profile of a breast implant will look different on one woman compared to another.

Not ALL implants may be suitable for you, however, your Specialist Plastic Surgeon can be of great help in choosing the most suitable implant for your body type and your desired breast size. Typically, the more existing breast tissue that you have to start with, the more subtle the overall look tends to be after surgery. But as long as the implant size is suitable for your overall body proportions, and not too large, you should gain a subtle-looking result in terms of size compatibility.

In Summary, the preference in Australia varies from region to region and woman to woman; but overall, it tends to be towards a subtle-looking breast augmentation.

Each woman has a unique view on what size or style of implant – and which type of breast contours – they believe will give THEM the breast look they are seeking through choosing breast augmentation surgery.

From implant type, implant brand (Mentor or Motiva are highly reputable brands), the size of the actual implant, the height or profile of the implant – and the surgical location of the breast implant pocket, there are numerous decisions you and your Surgeon will be making to help you get the breast appearance you’re wanting; including a subtle-looking, body-compatible breast size result.

Further Reading about Breast Augmentation

Specialist Plastic Surgeons and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeon

With a wealth of experience and training, our Specialist Plastic and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeons are dedicated to best-practice patient care and education, customising Surgery for each and every patient to best meet their needs and desired surgical outcomes.

Dr Craig Rubinstein
Dr Broughton Snell
Dr Stephen Kleid
Dr Gary Kode

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Dr Craig Rubinstein

Dr Craig Rubinstein is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Hawthorn East, Melbourne. With over 20 years of surgical experience especially in all areas of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, but particularly in breast surgery. These include Breast Augmentation and Breast Reduction as well as Breast Surgery Revision.

Furthermore, he believes that surgical customisation, precision planning and technical expertise help him to provide optimal surgical outcomes for his patients.

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Dr Broughton Snell

Dr Broughton Snell is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His training in Plastic Surgery took place in Australia and the United States of America (USA).

Dr Snell is a fully qualified specialist plastic surgeon having completed his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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Dr Stephen Kleid

Dr Stephen Kleid is an experienced Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon (Otolaryngologist) based in Melbourne with a passion for Septo-rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, as well as, a strong interest in Rhinoplasty Revision.

Dr Kleid trained at Melbourne University, then completed surgical training at various hospitals including Royal Melbourne, Royal Children’s, The Eye and Ear and St Vincents. He worked as a surgeon at the University of Florida Medical school for further experience.

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Dr Gary Kode

Dr Gary Kode is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, with experience in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as non-surgical treatments.

Dr Kode is a member of several organisations, including the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), The International Confederation for Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, and he holds a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

What to do next?

Our Patient Liaison Team can assist with any questions you may have when considering a procedure. You can send in an enquiry form below or call our Melbourne Clinic between 9 am – 5 pm Monday - Friday.

Disclaimer: Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly. Results may also be impacted by a variety of factors including your lifestyle, weight, nutritional intake and overall health. Consult your Specialist Plastic Surgeon for details. This information is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your Surgeon.

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