What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast Augmentation Surgery involves enlargement of the breasts through the use of implants in the breast area. The procedure often reshapes the breasts or corrects asymmetrical breasts.
This procedure often appeals to women who have always had smaller breasts. It is also popular with those who once had larger breasts but have lost volume and shape due to fluctuations in weight, pregnancy, breastfeeding or other factors.
This procedure cannot correct severely drooping breasts, which may require a Breast Augmentation and Lift to appear fuller and lifted.
What are the benefits of Breast Augmentation (Enlargement)?
- Create fullness in your breast area
- Add volume fullness and firmness to breasts and cleavage
- Enhance ‘side-boob’ proportions
- Improve the look of asymmetrical breasts
- Increase the volume and size of smaller breasts
- Improve the overall breast shape and nipple appearance
Am I a Good Candidate?
Are you concerned with:
- Low-volume breasts or underdeveloped breasts (flat-looking chests)
- Mildly sagging breasts (mildly ptotic)
- Uneven breasts (asymmetric breasts)
- Puffy nipples or pointy-looking breasts (tuberous breasts)
- Low body fat/minimal glandular tissue
- Upper pole dimensions/lack of upper pole cleavage
- Post-mastectomy reconstruction
Then you may be a good candidate for Breast Augmentation.
Breast Augmentation Before and After
Want to see more ‘real patient’ Breast Implant before and after surgery photographs, performed in Accredited Melbourne Hospitals by our highly experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeons, click below.
What should I know about having a Breast Augmentation?
Your surgeon will guide you in choosing the best implant and procedure for you. You will need to discuss these options with your surgeon to get the best possible results.
There are many aspects to consider when planning for Breast Augmentation Surgery, including:
- Brand – Not all implant brands are equal in reputation and longevity.
- Type – What material are they made of?
- Shape – Round or anatomical (teardrop)?
- Size – What will work best for you and your body in the long term?
- Placement – In front or behind the muscle or dual-plane?
- Incision Location – Inframammary, periareolar or transaxillary incision that is ideal for Asian patients.
The procedure itself generally lasts for 2-4 hours, (this will vary from patient to patient) and is performed while you are under general anaesthesia.
Medications and General Anaesthesia are administered for your comfort during your surgical procedure.
There are a number of surgery options and incision approaches to Breast Implant Surgery, including Inframammary, periareolar or transaxillary incisions.
Closing the incisions
At the end of the operation, your incision is closed with dissolving stitches placed deep into the skin surface. This often means that no stitches will need to be removed following surgery, for most patients.
The suture (incision) line is covered with a water proof dressing and a soft crop top bra is fitted.
Risks and Complications
Breast Augmentation surgery incurs risks and complications like any invasive surgery. It is wise to choose a highly trained and experienced surgeon with extensive breast augmentation to reduce your surgery risks.
Your Plastic Surgeon will discuss all potential complications during a consultation. Like general anaesthesia, bleeding (Haematoma), infection, wound healing, deep vein thrombosis, scarring and numbness. Always stay educated, be healthy, do not smoke before or after your procedure and understand your risks.
Download Our 2021 Breast Augmentation Guide
This complete guide to Breast Augmentation Surgery covers everything you need to know about this procedure, including:
- Breast Augmentation Surgery Explained
- How to assess if you are a good candidate
- Planning for your Breast Enlargement surgery
- Answers to our most frequently asked questions
Download Our 2020 Breast Augmentation Guide
Recovery from Breast Augmentation Surgery
The length of your recovery period will depend on your specific procedure and other health and lifestyle factors. Recovery times can vary significantly from person to person. The general rule, however, is that you should allow 4-6 weeks for initial recovery following your surgery. Scar maturation often takes longer.
You will need to work with your Surgeon to allow for adequate and proper healing time. It is important to consult with your Surgeon before returning to daily activities such as driving, lifting and exercise.
It is also important to wear the post-operative compression garments throughout your recovery period for the required time frames. At Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery, your garments will be provided by your Surgeon. Good results depend on a collaborative approach and a healthy lifestyle. You will need to be willing to follow the specific instructions given to you by your Surgeon, and attend all post-operative appointments.
Maintaining your breast implant results
Every patient is unique and surgery results can vary from patient to patient. It is important to work collaboratively with your Surgeon and to keep your expectations realistic.
Please keep in mind that your results from Breast Enlargement Surgery may be impacted by fluctuations in your weight, skin health or Body Mass Index (BMI). Pregnancy and breastfeeding may also impact on your surgical results following your Breast Surgery.
To maximise the longevity of your Breast Surgery results, it is important to maintain a healthy, nutritious lifestyle.
Breast Augmentation Cost
All Surgery is customised and your Surgeon will give you a cost for Breast Augmentation surgery depending on the type of procedure you are having, the hospital you attend and the length of your stay.
At your initial consultation, you are given a detailed quote. This will include your Melbourne Plastic Surgeon’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee and the hospital fees.
Why Choose Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery?
With a wealth of experience and training, our Specialist Plastic Surgeons are dedicated to best practice patient care and education, customising Breast Enlargement Surgery for each and every patient to best meet their needs and desired surgical outcomes.
Each Surgeon is fully qualified with current FRACS memberships and you should also consider these factors when searching for the best Plastic Surgeons in Melbourne. Also, when choosing a Plastic Surgeon word of mouth is always a great way to gain further knowledge.
About Our Breast Augmentation Surgeons
Our Specialist Plastic Surgeons, Dr Craig Rubinstein, Dr Geoff Barnett, Dr Rebecca Wyten and Dr Richard Sackelariou offer high quality, natural-looking cosmetic surgery results and are all highly experienced in Breast Augmentation, Transaxillary Breast Implants, Breast Augmentation and Lift and also Removal and Replacement of Implants.