Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty, Melbourne
Breast augmentation mammoplasty involves enlargement of the breasts through the use of implants. It can not only help reshape the breasts, and increase volume and projection it can also help reshape the appearance of breast asymmetry.
Other Terminology for Breast Augmentation include;
- Breast enhancement surgery
- Breast implant surgery
- Augmentation mammaplasty
- Breast enlargement surgery
- Boob job
Download our 2023 Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty Guide
This complete guide to Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty Surgery covers everything you need to know about this procedure, including:
- Your surgery explained
- How to assess if you are a good candidate.
- Planning for your surgery
- Answers to most frequently asked questions.
- Before and after gallery
- Learn more about Breast Augmentation
Am I a Suitable Candidate For Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Some key factors that make a person a suitable candidate for breast augmentation, include;
- Physical Health: Candidates should be in good physical health, without any underlying medical conditions that could complicate surgery or recovery.
- Mental Health: Emotional and mental well-being are important. Candidates should have a clear understanding of the limitations and potential outcomes of the procedure.
- Realistic Expectations: Candidates should have realistic expectations about the results of the surgery. It’s important to understand that breast augmentation mammoplasty can augment breasts through implants, although the appearance of the breasts may not necessarily meet all aesthetic desires.
- Stable Weight: Candidates should have a stable weight, as significant weight fluctuations can affect the long-term results of the surgery.
- Non-smoker: Smoking can interfere with the healing process and increase the risk of complications. Candidates are generally advised to quit smoking before and after surgery.
- Breast Development: While breast augmentation mammoplasty is performed for various reasons, candidates should have fully developed breasts, usually around the age of 18 or older.
- Breastfeeding Considerations: Women should consider how breast implants may affect their ability to breastfeed.
- Informed Decision-Making: A good candidate has thoroughly researched the procedure, understands the potential complications and is ready to make an informed decision.
During your consult, a board-certified plastic surgeon will assess the candidate’s physical health, discuss their goals and expectations, explain the procedure and available options, and provide personalised recommendations based on their anatomy and desires.
Before and After Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty Photos
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Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty – Implant Choices
Before undergoing a Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty procedure, there are several important factors you should consider regarding regarding Breast Implants Options and Breast Implant Surgery Choices, including;
- ImplantBrand – Not all implant brands are equal in reputation and longevity.
- Type/filling– The material they are made of and filled with
- Shape– Round or anatomical (teardrop)
- Size– What size will work best for you and your body in the long term?
- Placement– In front of the muscle, behind the muscle, or dual-plane?
- Incision Location– Inframammary or periareolar
You and your surgeon will discuss these options during your consultation. You will collaborate and choose the suitable options for you.
Potential Complications of Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty
Breast augmentation mammoplasty, like any surgical procedure, carries potential risks and complications. Here is a list of some of the possible risks and complications associated with breast augmentation mammoplasty:
- Capsular Contracture
- Implant Rupture or Leakage
- Implant Malposition
- Rippling or Wrinkling
- Changes in Sensation
- Unsatisfactory Aesthetic Outcome
- Anesthesia Risks
- Delayed Healing
- Breastfeeding Changes
- Breast Pain
- Need for Additional Procedures
- Fat Resorption (in fat transfer breast augmentation)
It’s important to note that these risks are not exhaustive, and the likelihood of experiencing them can vary from patient to patient. Before undergoing breast augmentation mammoplasty, thoroughly discuss potential risks and complications with your board-certified plastic surgeon. They will provide detailed information and guidance to help you make an informed decision about the procedure. Visit the risks of surgery page for more information.
The Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty procedure involves several steps, from getting a referral from your general practitioner to the initial consultation and through the recovery period. Below is an overview of the typical process, however the specific details will vary depending on the patient and their needs;
- Consultation: Once you have gotten a referral from your general practitioner you will be able to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During this appointment, you will discuss your goals, expectations, medical history, and any concerns you may have about breast augmentation mammoplasty. The surgeon will evaluate your anatomy, recommend implant options, and provide personalised recommendations based on your preferences and body type.
- Choosing Implants: You and your surgeon will collaborate on the appropriate type, size, shape, and texture of breast implants. Consider factors such as your body proportions, desired outcome, and lifestyle. Your surgeon will guide you in making the best decision for your goals.
- Pre-Operative Preparation: Before the surgery, your surgeon will provide pre-operative instructions, which may include avoiding certain medications, arranging for transportation on the day of surgery, and following dietary guidelines. You may also need to undergo medical tests or evaluations.
DAY OF SURGERY – with implants
- Anesthesia: On the day of surgery, you will be placed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the procedure.
- Incision Placement: The surgeon will make incisions in the pre-determined location.
- Inserting the Implants: The surgeon will carefully create a pocket for the implants in the predetermined position.
- Adjustments and Sizing: Once the implants are in place, the surgeon will assess their positioning and make any necessary adjustments to ensure symmetry and a natural appearance.
- Closing Incisions: The incisions are closed using sutures.
- Dressing and Recovery: Dressings and bandages are applied to protect the incisions and provide support to the newly augmented breasts. You will also be given a supportive bra to wear during the initial healing phase.
- Initial Recovery: After the surgery, you will be taken to a recovery area where you will be monitored as you awaken from anesthesia. Once your surgeon is satisfied with how you are doing, you will receive post-operative instructions on wound care, medication, and follow-up appointments.
- You will be discharged and able to go home, usually the day of or the day after the procedure.
- You will need to have organised for someone to drive you home and stay with you for a few days.
DAY OF SURGERY – with fat deposits
- Anesthesia: On the day of your surgery, you will be administered both medication and General Anaesthesia.
- Liposuction: The surgeon will identify and mark the areas on your body with excess fat, often the abdomen, thighs, or flanks. They will then perform liposuction to harvest fat from these donor sites. A thin tube (cannula) is used to remove fat. The technical term for this procedure is tumescent liposuction
- Fat Processing: The harvested fat is processed to remove impurities, fluids, and damaged fat cells.
- Injection: The processed fat is strategically injected into the breast tissue in multiple layers. This process may be repeated several times to achieve the desired breast size and shape.
- Closing Incisions: The small incisions made for both liposuction and fat injection are closed with sutures or tape.
- Initial Recovery: After the procedure, you’ll be monitored in a recovery area. Most patients can return home on the same day as their surgery, once they receive post-operative instruction.
- It’s crucial to have someone available to drive you.
The procedure itself generally lasts for 2-4 hours. But, this will vary from patient to patient.
- Post-Operative Period: Follow your surgeon’s guidelines for postoperative care, including taking prescribed medications, avoiding strenuous activities, and attending follow-up appointments. Swelling and discomfort are normal initially, but they will gradually subside over the following weeks.
- Results: Over time, your breasts will settle into their final position, and you will begin to see the full results of the surgery. It’s important to be patient during the healing process.
- Follow up appointments: Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your healing and ensure the expected outcome. Follow any long-term care recommendations to maintain the appearance of your augmented breasts.
Remember that each individual’s experience may vary, and it’s important to follow your surgeon’s specific instructions to ensure a careful and successful breast augmentation mammoplasty journey.
Recovery from Breast Augmentation Surgery
The length of your recovery period will depend on not only your procedure but also on other health and lifestyle factors. Recovery times can vary significantly from person to person. The general rule, however, is that you should allow at least 4-6 weeks for initial recovery following your surgery. However, scar maturation will take longer.
You will also need to work with your Surgeon to ensure you allow time for adequate and proper healing. Moreover, it is of the utmost importance that you 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 also need to be willing to follow the specific instructions given to you by your Surgeon and attend all post-operative appointments.
Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty Melbourne Cost – How much is Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty Melbourne?
The cost of surgery can be influenced by several factors, such as the type of implant chosen, the complexity of the procedure, the surgeon’s fees, the length of hospital stay, and other related expenses.
For accurate and personalised information regarding the cost of your Breast Augmentation surgery, it is best to schedule a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. During the consultation, they can provide a detailed breakdown of the expenses involved and address any specific concerns you may have.
Medicare may cover your Fat Grafting procedure if you have a developmental disorder of the breast (Item numbers 45535 and 45534).
Meeting the Medicare item number criteria may make you eligible for a Private Health Insurance subsidy too if you have the right level of cover.
Here is some information on Private Health Insurance
Further Reading – Medical References
- American Society of Plastic Surgeon page on Breast Augmentation surgery
- Breast Augmentation Melbourne by Dr Craig Rubinstein
- Aesthetic Plastic Surgery- Fat graft in composite breast augmentation with round implants: a new concept for breast reshaping
- ABCS- Guide to Breast Augmentation Surgery
- Breast Augmentation – Boob Job Melbourne by Dr Patrick Briggs
- Aesthetic Surgery Journal- Current Trends in Breast Augmentation: An International Analysis
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