Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammoplasty) by Dr Patrick Briggs Plastic Surgeon
Download our 2023 Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammoplasty) Guide
This complete guide to Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammoplasty) Surgery covers everything you need to know about this procedure, including:
- Your surgery explained
- How to assess if you are a suitable candidate.
- Planning for your surgery
- Answers to most frequently asked questions.
- Before and after gallery
- Learn more about Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammoplasty)
Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammoplasty) Inclusions
What does all-inclusive include?
- Comprehensive Consultation and Support
- Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammoplasty) with a Specialist Plastic Surgeon FRACS (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) Dr Patrick Briggs.
- Furthermore, your surgery will take place in an Accredited Hospital under general anaesthesia that is administered by a fully qualified Anaesthetist (ANZCA)– Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
- This also includes the cost of your implants. Dr Briggs uses Motiva Implants.
- Day Surgery at Ramsay Boutique Private Hospital (Option to stay overnight)
- 12 Months Aftercare
- Price is inclusive of plastic surgeons’ and anaesthetists’ fees, all hospital and theatre charges, Motiva implant cost and post-operative care. Learn more about Breast Augmentation Associated Costs
- This offer applies to Motiva Implants placed either below or above the muscle.
Am I a Suitable Candidate For Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammoplasty) Surgery?
Some key factors that make a person a suitable candidate for breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty), include;
- Physical Health: Good 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 positive body image and 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 can change the appearance of the breasts but 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 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 suitable candidate is one who has thoroughly researched the procedure, understands the potential risks and outcomes, 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 personalized recommendations based on their individual anatomy and desires.
Risks and Complications of Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation, 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:
- 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
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, 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.
Book a Consultation with Dr Briggs
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 to Friday.
Dr Patrick Briggs, Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Melbourne MED0001537010
FRACS, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
FRCSI, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
FRCS, Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons
Dr Patrick Briggs is an internationally trained, Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years’ experience.
If you want to find out more about this procedure book a consultation.