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Breast Augmentation

Often referred to as a “Boob Job”, Breast Augmentation is the most popular of all the plastic surgery procedures as this enhances the appearance, size and shape of your natural breasts Surgical techniques, implant shape, size and profile will differ on a case-by-case basis, depending on both the patient’s anatomy and desired outcome.

A woman’s breasts are rarely created ‘equal’, with one typically larger than the other, not in symmetry with the other, different shape and under developed breasts and very common – Tuberous Breasts. A skilled Plastic Surgeon will decide on the best technique to be used and size and type of implant and placement – to achieve the best results. .

CosMediTour – Breast Augmentation

Australian Surgery DestinationsGold Coast & Sydney
Surgeon:Australian Trained Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Consultation:$290 Plastic Surgeon Consultation Fee with Vectra 3D Imaging
Surgery Time:1+ Hours
Anaesthesia:General Anaesthesia only is used
Time away:Gold Coast: Minimum 5 Nights Sydney: 2 – 3 nights (depending on day of consultation)
Post-Operative Appointments:Gold Coast: 6 days Sydney: To be arranged with surgeon if local. Non locals are to see their local GP for checkup
Recovery & Results: 3 – 6 months (12 months you will see full results). Please discuss post surgery care instructions and support garment to be worn with your surgeon.
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Placement:

The pectoralis major muscle is the large muscle below your breast tissue, which extends from the shoulder downwards over the chest wall and attaches near the sternum, in the middle part of the chest wall. Implant placement can be submuscular, subglandular or dual plane – as detailed below.

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Submuscular (under muscle)

The implant placement is below the pectoralis major muscle, and is covered by breast tissue to give a more natural look. This placement is popular with women with thin or very little breast tissue and who have a slimmer build.

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Subglandular (above muscle)

The implant placement is above the pectoralis major muscle, but below the mammary gland. It is generally preferred for women who have thicker breast tissue, a broad chest wall or for those who wish to improve the definition of their breast shape. This placement also allows for more cleavage with the implants closer together. The implant shape and placement will appear more obvious.

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Dual Plane (under/above muscle)

This implant placement positions the lower part on top of the muscle and under the breast glands and the upper part of the implant under the pectoral muscle. This placement position will sit lower and is best suited to candidates with minimal breast tissue or those where there is ‘mild’ sagging (ptosis) of the breast.

A skilled Plastic Surgeon will release glandular breast tissue from the pectoral muscle, which will allow the breast tissue to fall more naturally above the implant. Dual plane placement is also known to be associated with reduced incidences of capsular contracture. Many of our most experienced and skilled Plastic Surgeons in Thailand and Australia favour dual plane placement with both round and tear drop implants for the majority of patients, as this placement enables the Surgeons to achieve superior aesthetic outcomes.

Size:

This final choice of implant size to best suit your anatomy and your desired look, will be done in the final in-person consultation with your Plastic Surgeon. You should not focus on bra cup size or implant size, but instead you should discuss the appearance or look you wish to achieve. Implants range in size from 120cc – 800cc and your natural breast tissue is also considered by your Plastic Surgeon when deciding the final placement and size of your implants.

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Incision Sites:

Breast Crease (Inframammary) – the IMF or inframammary fold is the most commonly used incision site. This site allows your Plastic Surgeon to directly visualise placement with more accuracy, and also results in a faster recovery time.

Armpit (Transaxillary) – made high in the armpit crease, on the front side of the armpit. The advantage of this placement, is no visible scars around the areola or under the breast.

Nipple (Periareolar) – made under or around the areola at the edge of the breast skin. This option is for patients who prefer a scar under the areola to one in the breast fold. The size of the implant is more limited with this incision site.

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Asymmetry:

A woman’s two breasts are rarely created ‘equal’, with one typically larger than the other or not in a similar placement to the other. This is described as asymmetry of the breasts. Where the difference is minimal, the profile and size implants can be used. Where there is noticeable asymmetry in size, Plastic Surgeons prefer not to remove tissue from the larger breast. A skilled Plastic Surgeon will use a larger implant to be placed in the smaller breast -so the final result is the appearance of similar sized breasts.

Find out more information and educate yourself further on our Blog

Implants Brands

CosMediTour’s Hospitals and Clinics use the highest quality Cohesive Silicone Gel implants from the world’s leading brands including:

We do not offer Breast Augmentation surgery with Saline implants.

Implant Shapes

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1. Round Implants

The most popular shape, these will result in a fuller upper pole and a round appearance, and are a lower cost than Tear Drop (Anatomical) Implants.

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2. Tear Drop (Anatomical) Implants

The best choice for a number of patients based on their anatomy and/or desired aesthetic outcome. Best suited to patients whose nipples are closer to the inframammary fold, those who have tuberous or tubular breast shapes and patients with minimal upper pole fullness, who would prefer a more natural looking breast.

Surface:

Round implants are available with textured or smooth surfaces. Tear Drop (anatomical) Implants are only available with a textured surface.

implant-profiles

Profiles:

  • Low
  • Moderate
  • Moderate plus
  • High
  • Extra high

  Implants with a low or moderate profile have a wider base and lower projection that a high or extra high profile implant, where breast projection will be more prominent and on a narrower base.  

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Potential Surgery Risks and Complications vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors and the extent of surgical work required. Regardless of how remote, the potential risks are listed below are possible. Your own research is essential especially if you are considering surgery. Following pre and post surgical care and instructions will also reduce your risks. See the following potential risks and complications include and not limited to:

Medical:

  • Temporary pain, swelling, bruising, infection, scarring, fluid build up (seroma), bleeding and haematoma, numbness, Keloid scarring, reaction to anaesthesia and medications
  • Change in nipple sensation (hypersensitive or under sensitive)
  • Poor healing or Necrosis (common with smokers)
  • Implant Rupture

Aesthetic:

  • Implant folding, rotation, rippling, bottoming out, asymmetry (symmetry is never guaranteed, double bubble (especially women with “tuberous breasts”), Capsular contracture, Implant rejection
  • Stretch marks (abrupt expansion of the tissues)

FAQ’s – Breast Augmentation

What is a Standard Breast Augmentation?

Read all about a Standard Breast Augmentation here on our blog.

How long will my recovery take?

Everyone has a different recovery. Usually you will be recovered within 1 – 2 weeks to return to work. If your work includes strenuous activities which requires lifting, it will be advisable to wait longer before returning to full work duties. Car travel should be kept to a minimum and with special care (due to seatbelts) for the initial 2 weeks. See ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting… A Breast Augmentation’ For further reading.

Will I experience a lot of pain?

Everyone has a different pain threshold so it is not possible to predict exactly what you will feel. Mild or moderate pain, even severe discomfort is normal. Pain medication will be prescribed and can be varied if necessary. Pain usually lasts from 1 – 2 weeks and should decrease every day. See ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting… A Breast Augmentation’ For further reading.

When should I wear an underwire bra?

You must check this with your Surgeon but usually any underwire bra should not be worn for up to the first 8 weeks following surgery for any breast fold incision site. Support garments will be required and must be worn for the time your Plastic Surgeon recommends.

Will I need to wear a Support Garment?

You will be provided by your Plastic Surgeon with a post-surgery Compression Garment – to aid with swelling, recovery and healing. This will be charged to you at a cost of $60.

How long after surgery before I can exercise?

You must discuss this with your Surgeon, and the time will vary depending on your breast procedure, and your own body. Typically 2 – 4 months is a good recovery period, and before arm and chest muscle exercises can be introduced. No high impact aerobic activities – running, jumping, jogging etc. should be undertaken before you are fully recovered. See ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting…A Breast Augmentation’ For further reading.

How long do breast implants usually last?

High quality implants usually last a very long time, 10 – 20+ years, and all our implants have either a 10 year or unlimited manufacturer warranty against structural defects. Choosing to replace implants is usually to upgrade to a different brand or size, the implants have lost integrity, or where additional breast surgery e.g. Breast Lift is required.

Should I wait until after children before breast surgery?

This is your personal choice. Bear in mind there can be significant changes to your breasts during and post-pregnancy, and breastfeeding that will alter the way your natural breasts look. The breast tissue changes only, and implants do not affect this, or your ability to produce breast milk. Most of our Clients have Breast Augmentation long before planning children. See ‘Breastfeeding and Breast Surgery’ for further information.

After I have finished breastfeeding how long before I can have a Breast Augmentation?

Our Hospitals and Clinics have different policies regarding this. It can be 6 – 12 months after your milk dries up before you are able to have breast surgery. See ‘Breastfeeding and Breast Surgery’ for further information.

Are there any problems with breastfeeding after Breast Augmentation?

Breast Augmentation procedure should not affect the milk ducts of the breast. There may be changes to nerve sensitivity in the breast as a result of Breast Augmentation. See ‘Breastfeeding and Breast Surgery’ for further information.

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