There’s a reason our Sydney breast augmentation is among the most popular of our cosmetic procedures, and it's not just here. Lots of women feel self-conscious about their breasts.
The decision to undergo breast augmentation is very personal. For women with breast cancer, breast reconstruction and breast augmentation can make a difficult time somewhat easier.
Learn more about breast augmentation at White Hill Clinic, our medispa in Sydney.
In breast augmentation surgery with implants, breast implants are inserted beneath the breasts to make them larger. Breast implants are made of either saline or silicone. They are available in several shapes, including round, teardrop, or anatomical. You can also receive fat transfer breast augmentation, which uses donor fat from another part of the body instead of implants.
The saline implant consists of a silicone envelope filled with sterile saline. The implant is filled with a specific amount of saline. If a saline implant leaks, the envelope collapses, and the saline is absorbed by the body.
A silicone implant provides a more natural appearance and feel. It is a silicone envelope filled with an elastic gel. However, if a silicone implant leaks, it is possible for the gel to escape into the area surrounding the implant or into the breast tissue. That can mean pain and changes in the breast’s appearance, or it may not prove noticeable.
Fat transfer breast augmentation uses the fat from the patient’s body and transfers it to the breasts. Because there is no implant, fat transfer breast augmentation generally requires less recovery time than breast augmentation with implants. However, the size increase from fat transfer breast augmentation is generally not as large as via implants.
The benefits of breast augmentation are physical and emotional. Women can give themselves a shapelier figure. If there are size differences in the breasts, augmentation can help even them out. Greater lift and firmness are also addressed to some degree via augmentation, although a breast lift may be necessary to achieve desired results.
Women who have undergone mastectomy for breast cancer may benefit from breast augmentation in several ways. There is a psychological benefit in having a physical breast after a mastectomy. It is also easier to choose and wear clothes when there are two breasts rather than a breast and a prosthetic.
Good candidates for breast augmentation are physically and mentally healthy and with realistic expectations. Only adults with fully developed breasts are breast augmentation candidates.
Keep in mind that breast augmentation may affect your ability to breastfeed. Pregnant and nursing women are not candidates for breast augmentation. Smokers should quit before undergoing breast augmentation surgery.
The entire procedure lasts between one and two hours.
Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia. In most cases, the surgeon makes an incision to insert the implants either under the armpit, in the crease beneath the breast, or around the areola. The location is determined before the surgery. The best place for the incision depends upon the individual patient and the type and size of implant chosen.
The surgeon creates a pocket, either behind the chest muscle or in front of the muscle, below the breast tissue. The surgeon then inserts the implant into that pocket. Silicone implants are generally filled before insertion. An empty implant may be inserted and filled with saline until reaching the desired size. After insertion and any filling, the incisions are stitched closed.
After breast augmentation surgery, you will have dressing and bandages on the incisions. Wear a compression garment for swelling minimization. A drainage tube may temporarily be inserted beneath the skin to rid the body of excess blood or fluids.
Patients receive instructions on how to care for their incisions. You may receive pain medications and antibiotics to help with healing and reduce the risk of infection.
Expect to take several days off from work after breast augmentation surgery. Avoid heavy lifting or vigorous exercise until cleared by the surgeon. That may take six weeks or more.
Complete results are evident within several months after all healing is completed.
Breast implants are not permanent. Expect to replace them at least every 10 to fifteen years. Those choosing silicone implants may need to consult with their surgeon regularly to ensure the breast implants are not leaking. Over the years, changes in the body, such as weight gain or loss, pregnancy, and menopause, can affect the breasts’ appearance. Patients may want to undergo another procedure, such as a breast lift, or exchange their breast implants.
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation Sydney plastic surgeons, our surgeons will be more than happy to answer any question you have, or address your concerns during a consultation at White Hill Clinic. Our accomplished plastic surgeons can help you achieve your vision of what you want your breasts shape, size, position or volume to be. A personal assessment of your physique can determine the best way to proceed so that the end result appears natural and fits your frame. Contact us today!
Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Afterward, the patient receives medication for pain relief.
Breast augmentation surgery carries some risks. These include infection, bleeding, scar tissue, and wrinkling of the skin over the implant.
Breast augmentation costs vary between the patient, procedure, and type of breast implants chosen. However, the cost of revisional surgery is far more expensive. Be sure to choose a surgeon with a proven track record and great results who you feel comfortable with and who shares your vision for your surgery. It can save you time, money, and additional surgery.
If the procedure is elective, insurance will not cover it. If breast augmentation is performed in relation to a mastectomy, insurance may apply.
The two are opposite procedures. The former enlarges the breasts via breast implants while the latter removes tissue to reduce the size.
Fat grafting is a procedure in which the patient has fat removed via liposuction from another part of the body and transferred to the breasts. It is a non-invasive procedure.
Yes, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.
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