Breast Augmentation Surgery In Sydney & Canberra
There are many reasons as to why women may be unhappy about their current bust shape and size. In this day and age, they are now able to improve and achieve their ideal bust form with the help of breast implants.
Understanding what options are available for you and knowing exactly the outcome you want to achieve will allow you to decide whether breast augmentation surgery will suit you best. At Panthea Clinics in Sydney and Canberra, our team of dedicated specialists provide world-class service for all our services, including breast augmentation, breast reduction, and breast lifts.
WHY CHOOSE BREAST IMPLANTS AT OUR SYDNEY CLINIC?
Breast augmentation is one of Dr Farhadieh’s areas of special academic interest and expertise. He is internationally recognised in this field of plastic surgery, and uses modern techniques that are innovative to achieve the optimal aesthetic results for patients. Not only was he appointed as Chief Editor of the renown plastic surgery textbook Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Approaches and Techniques, he has also provided expert commentary for plastic surgery journals. When looking for a Sydney or Canberra expert in breast implants, you can have peace of mind knowing Dr Farhadieh’s capabilities and extensive experience in this field.
WHAT IS A BREAST AUGMENTATION?
Breast augmentation – or ‘breast implants’ as they are more commonly referred to – are one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed throughout western society. There are many reasons why women might want to undergo this surgery:
- To augment the natural shape of their breasts,
- To accentuate existing or define their contours,
- To help restore breast volume that was lost during breastfeeding, weight loss and/or ageing,
- To correct a noticeable difference in size between the two breasts or asymmetry.
Breast implants will be placed on the chest wall, partially behind the pectoralis major muscle, and partially under the breast gland. This positioning is ideal for longest lasting results of a breast augmentation surgery.
There are various types of breast implants available. Typically, the outer shell is made of medical grade silicone while the fillings can be made of silicone or saline. The shape of breast implants can also differ, ranging from round and symmetrical in shape, to more innovative tear dropped or anatomical shaped options. The latter accentuates the lower breast pole when inserted, which helps create a more natural appearance.
At Panthea Clinics in Sydney and Canberra, we do not use textured breast implants due to their implication to Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Cell Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Only the highest quality implants are used in all breast augmentation surgeries.
There are a few different approaches to breast implant surgery. Armpit incisions (axillary) are suited to patients opting for saline implants while nipple (periareolar) or below the breast (inframammary) incisions are usually used for silicone implants. Over the years, it has been suggested that the inframammary approach is the safest and best option for optimal results.
During your initial consultation with Dr Farhadieh, we will discuss all options available to you in order to formulate a plan for your individual goals. Any risks associated with the surgery will be explained, and smokers will be requested to cease smoking for at least 3-6 weeks prior to surgery and 3-6 weeks following surgery. You will need to pause any medications, herbal remedies or supplements that cause increased bleeding for at least 2 weeks prior to and 1 week following your surgery. Depending on your age, medical and family history, you may be asked to have a screening mammogram prior to surgery. Preoperative images will also be taken as part of your confidential medical records.
On the day of your surgical procedure, your incision lines will be marked whilst you’re awake, and any remaining questions you have will be answered. Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and patients will usually be discharged either the same day. The incisions are closed using absorbable sutures before being sealed with dermal glue and covered with tape. To relieve immediate postoperative discomfort, long-lasting local anaesthetic will be injected into the surgical area.
After surgery is completed, you will receive comprehensive postoperative instructions to aid in your recovery. There may be some discolouration or mild swelling, but that should disappear quickly and be completely resolved within 10-14 days. Throughout your recovery period, straining, bending or lifting should be avoided, and you should wear your supportive bra for a minimum of 8 weeks. You will be able to go back to work within 2 weeks and your breasts will take their final form within 3 months.
Despite the low risk profile of break augmentation surgery, all surgeries carry a risk of complication. Dr Farhadieh will discuss these risks at length with you during your consultation for implants. Before proceeding make sure that you have read the information sheets provided and have your questions answered.
SPEAK TO US ABOUT BREAST IMPLANTS IN SYDNEY & CANBERRA
The team at Panthea Clinic will help you achieve the best outcome from your breast augmentation surgery. Learn about the latest breast implants available or have your breast augmentation questions answered in detail.
If you would like additional information, please refer to our blog for more content regarding the history of breast implants, breast implant complications and the risks associated with textured implants.
(Please note that Dr Farhadieh does not use Allergan textured implants.)
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* Individual results may vary. The material appearing on the website is for educational use only.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the procedure painful?
As with many major surgeries, there will be some discomfort associated with your breast augmentation. Most patients report of a ‘tightness’ in the chest area rather than pain. Our dedicated surgical team uses effective pain management strategies, including local anaesthetic for immediate postoperative period and powerful analgesics.
Will the shape of my breasts change during recovery?
Your breasts will continue healing even after the first 6 weeks have passed. Gravity and healing responses are factors that contribute to how the breasts eventually find their natural postoperative position. By the third month post operation, the final shape will be achieved. Dr Farhadieh will be sure to create discreet incisions resulting only in minor scars that will fade over the first 12 months.
When can I resume normal activity?
You should be able to return to work and do most regular activities within 2 weeks. Our team will be able to support you with a postoperative regime to help you during your recovery.
where will the scars be placed?
Typically, your scars will be placed under the breast fold where they are strategically hidden. These are easily covered by bras and swimwear, and will fade away with time. Alternatively, Dr Farhadieh also uses a short scar mastopexy approach where the incision is positioned around the nipple, extending down the breast vertically.
Will there be follow up appointments?
Our approach at Panthea Clinics in Sydney and Canberra is focused on patient welfare through transparency and compassion. We are committed to you, even before starting your first consultation with us. As part of our comprehensive service provided to every client, short, medium and long-term follow up appointments will be scheduled to help you feel supported at every stage.
What are the costs for breast implant surgery?
Depending on various factors, the cost for breast augmentation differs for each individual.