Your complete guide and quick links to everything you want to know about Breast Augmentation in Sydney!
The Potential Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation, colloquially referred sometimes to as a ‘Boob Job’, is a surgical procedure that when performed meticulously, whether it be with high quality implants or by Fat Transfer, can deliver many benefits, not the least of which are:
- An increase of breast size in those with under-developed breasts.
- The restoration of breast volume lost after pregnancy or major weight loss.
- The reconstruction of one or both breasts after Mastectomy.
Having decided to have a Breast Augmentation, your first choice is whether to have it using implants or by Fat Transfer.
If your preference is to increase your breast size by Fat Transfer, open the link Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation for full information on that option.
However, if your preference is for implants, bear in mind that there are many choices you will need to carefully consider such as the type, size and shape of breast implants, the surgical technique, and whether the implants should be positioned ‘in front of’ or ‘under the muscle’.
This is precisely why we offer our unique 2-hour Consultation for all forms of Cosmetic Breast Surgery involving the use of implants.
We believe that the 2-hour Initial breast Augmentation Consultation we provide at Breast Excellence can’t really be appreciated until you’ve had it!
Your Unique 2-Hour Initial Breast Augmentation Consultation
The First Hour
The First Hour of your 2-hour consultation is devoted to giving you all the detailed information about breast implants and breast augmentation that will enable you to decide on the various choices our Surgeon will offer you. Without all that information in advance, it would be impossible for any patient to make informed decisions regarding their options.
The Second Hour
The Second Hour of your initial consultation is dedicated to designing and customising your individual surgery. During this part of your consultation:
Your Surgeon will first assess your general medical and breast history to ensure you have no contra-indications to anaesthesia or surgery.
Your Surgeon will then take detailed chest and breast measurements that will indicate which implant types you can consider as well as their possible placement and insertion routes.
Once you have chosen your implants and surgical technique, we will then give you a written itemised quotation.
In addition, we’ll give you our detailed ‘Breast Augmentation Information Brochure’ to take home. This means you don’t have to worry about forgetting something covered at the consultation as the booklet will recap all that information and more!
This is how we create ‘beautiful breasts and not just ‘bigger breasts’!
We are never about inserting just any implant that makes your breasts look bigger because anyone can do that!
Instead, our philosophy has always been to make breasts ‘look great, not fake’!
Your Choices With Implants
Saline vs Silicone
Smooth vs Textured
Round vs Teardrop
‘In Front of the Muscle’
‘Under the Muscle’
Dual Plane Placement
Infra-mammary (‘under the breast’)
Trans-Axillary (‘armpit approach’)
How Is Breast Augmentation With Implants Done?
- In the best interests of patient comfort and safety, all our Breast Augmentations are performed in a Licensed Hospital under General Anaesthesia administered by our Specialist Anaesthetist.
- Naturally, having it done under a General Anaesthetic, you will feel no discomfort at all.
- Even though Breast Augmentations are done in a Hospital under General Anaesthesia, it is still a ‘walk in, walk out’ procedure with no overnight stay required.
- After 1-2 hours in Recovery, you will be allowed to return home. However, you must not drive or go home alone. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult and have someone with you at home during the first 24 hours.
- If you have dissolvable sutures, the knots will be trimmed after 7 days. If non-absorbable sutures have been used, these will be removed after 10-11 days.
Potential Risks & Complications of Breast Augmentation With Implants
Most breast augmentations proceed smoothly and uneventfully without any of the major or minor complications you are about to read.
However, every surgical procedure has its potential risks and complications and with breast augmentation, these may include:
Specific to Breast Augmentation:
- Hematoma of the breast implant pocket which would require a return to Theatre for drainage.
- Infection of the implant pocket.
- Raised & thickened incision scars if you are prone to them, or pigmented scars if you have brown or Asian skin.
- Seroma (fluid collection in the implant pocket) requiring one or more aspirations.
- Numbness of the breast or nipple.
- BIA-ALCL and other rare lymphomas in the capsule surrounding the implant.
- Implant complications including Capsular Contracture Rippling, Rupture, Deflation, Rotation and Displacement – any of which may require repeat surgery.
- Asymmetry of the breasts or nipples.
- Stretch marks
- Synmastia: a confluence of the two breasts across the midline with loss of the normal separation.
- Pneumothorax: accidental penetration of the thin chest wall muscles between the ribs allowing air to enter the chest and requiring a short stay in hospital to insert tubes into the chest to drain the air.
- Allergic reaction to medications, sutures, dressings, or antiseptic solutions.
- Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) and its potential sequel of life-threatening Pulmonary Embolism: To reduce the risk of DVT, Calf Massagers can be applied for the entire duration of your surgery to prevent the blood in your leg veins from pooling and clotting.
- Adverse Reactions to Anaesthesia or Medication: The safety of anaesthesia nowadays in Australia is well established. Nevertheless, potential risks exist with all anaesthesia and unexpected reactions can occur. These may include nausea, vomiting, and allergic reactions ranging from minor to severe. Respiratory failure, heart failure, heart attack and stroke are very rare but documented risks of any anaesthesia.
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Breast Implant Cost
- Surgical Fee: From $7,700 (depending on technique)
- Additional costs include Hospital Fee, Anaesthetist Fee & Implants.
- We will provide you with a detailed itemised quotation at the end of your Initial Consultation once your technique and implants have been chosen.
- Follow-up appointments for up to 6 months are included.
Can I Claim a Medicare or Private Health Insurance Rebate?
Unfortunately, you cannot claim a Medicare Rebate for a primary Breast Augmentation, nor can you claim on your Private Health Insurance.
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Round Silicone Breast Implants
Available in either Smooth or Textured Implant Surfaces
Preferred by those wanting a fuller upper breast ‘look’ or those with significant loss of upper breast volume after pregnancy or major weight loss.
Teardrop Silicone Breast Implants
For breasts that look natural in shape and not ‘stuck-on’!
An implant shape to deliver a natural, straight-line drape of skin from collarbone to nipple instead of a ‘stuck-on look’ that can occur with some Round Implants.
Asian Breast Augmentation
Special considerations are essential in Asian Breast Augmentation!
For optimal results, special considerations in terms of implant type, shape, size and surgical technique are essential in Asian Breast Augmentation.
Trans-Axillary Breast Augmentation
Avoids a tell-tale scar anywhere on, or under, the breasts!
The ‘Armpit Approach’ involves inserting an implant through a small incision in a skin crease of the armpit – thus avoiding a scar anywhere on, or under, the breast.
Dual Plane Breast Augmentation
To correct early sagging at the same time!
Our preferred implant placement when there is only mild sagging but not enough to warrant the more invasive ‘lift’ surgery techniques.