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Breast Augmentation

Your complete guide and quick links to everything you want to know about Breast Augmentation Surgery in Sydney! ​

The Potential Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation, whether performed with high quality implants or by Fat Transfer, can prove a very rewarding procedure in the following circumstances:

  • Increasing breast size in those with under-developed breasts.
  • Restoring lost breast after pregnancy or weight loss.
  • Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy.

Having decided to have a Breast Augmentation in Sydney, 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 following link Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation for full information on that procedure.

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 why we offer our unique 2-hour Breast Augmentation Consultation for all breast surgery procedures involving the use of implants.

We believe that the 2-Hour Breast 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 background information about breast implants and breast augmentation. This will enable you to decide on the various choices our surgeon will present. Without all that background information, it would be impossible for any patient to make informed choices on their options. 

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The Second Hour

The Second Hour of your Consultation is dedicated to designing and customising your individual surgery. It comprises:

1

Assessment

Your Surgeon will first assess your general medical and breast history to ensure you have no contra-indications to anaesthesia or surgery. 

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2

Measurements

Your Surgeon will then take detailed chest and breast measurements.  These will determine which implants you can consider, their placement, and their insertion routes.

3

Try-On

You will then be handed various implants that suit your measurements to insert, one at a time, into a crop-top in front of a mirror.  

This will help you decide which ‘look’ you like best. We consider this to be a far more reliable way of choosing implants than 3-D Simulation Technology.

4

Done!

Once you have chosen your implants and surgical technique, we will 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 because 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
Sub-Fascial

Infra-mammary (‘under the breast’)
Trans-Axillary (‘armpit approach’)
Peri-Areolar

How Is Breast Augmentation With Implants Done?

  • In the best interests of patient comfort and safety, all Breast Augmentations in Sydney are performed in a Licensed Hospital under General Anaesthesia administered by our Specialist Anaesthetist. 
  • Obviously, having it done under General Anaesthesia, you will feel no discomfort. 
  • Even though the procedure is done in 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 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 include:

Specific to Breast Augmentation:

  • Hematoma of the implant pocket which could 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. This would require a short stay in hospital to insert tubes into the chest to drain the air.

General Risks:

  • Allergic reaction to medications, sutures, dressings, or antiseptic solutions.
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) and its potential to cause 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 rare but documented risks of any general anaesthesia.

Watch Our ‘Breast Augmentation’ Animation Video

Breast Augmentation Cost in Sydney

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Surgical Fee: From $7,700 (depending on technique)
  • Additional costs include Hospital Fee, Anaesthetist Fee, Implants, and Post-Operative Garment.
  • 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.

Breast Implants 'Before & After'

Round Silicone Breast Implants

Before & 4 Months After Round Silicone 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

Before & 4 Months After Teardrop Silicone 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

Before & 2 Years After 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

Before & 4 Months After 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

Before & 4 Months After 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.

Terms & Conditions


  • Consultations must be pre-paid at time of booking.
  • Once pre-paid, all consultations are non-refundable and non-transferable but can be moved to another date with at least 3 working days’ notice.
  • Cancellations with less than 3 working days’ notice and ‘no shows’ are not refundable or transferable and will incur a new consultation fee to re-book.
  • All payments by Credit Card & Debit Card attract a 0.3% surcharge and Amex a 1.5% surcharge.
  • The Medical Board of Australia’s new Regulations which came into effect on 1 July 2023 require that:
    • All patients seeking a consultation regarding cosmetic surgery must provide a referral and the referral must be from a GP or other specialist who does not perform cosmetic surgery or non-surgical cosmetic services themselves.
    • If a patient arrives without a referral, the Regulations recommend that the doctor should refrain from seeing the patient – in which event, any pre-paid consultation fee would be lost.

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