Breast Augmentation in Brisbane

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular surgical procedures requested by women today and for a variety of reasons including the following:

 

  • Lack of breast tissue development
  • Uneven breast development
  • Loss of breast volume caused by weight loss or child birth
  • The need for breast reconstruction following a mastectomy (breast cancer surgery)

Breast augmentation, or breast enlargement, is a surgical procedure that will increase the size and improve the shape and lift of your breasts. It is performed as a day surgery procedure under general anaesthetic and, given the extent of physical activity you undertake, you should recover fully within one to two weeks.

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Breast Augmentation in Brisbane

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular surgical procedures requested by women today and for a variety of reasons including the following:

 

  • Lack of breast tissue development
  • Uneven breast development
  • Loss of breast volume caused by weight loss or child birth
  • The need for breast reconstruction following a mastectomy (breast cancer surgery)

Breast augmentation, or breast enlargement, is a surgical procedure that will increase the size and improve the shape and lift of your breasts. It is performed as a day surgery procedure under general anaesthetic and, given the extent of physical activity you undertake, you should recover fully within one to two weeks.

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A breast implant (silicone-gel or saline), based on the size of enhancement chosen, is placed behind the breast to increase breast size and improve breast shape. Breast implants will also fill-out and lift the breast to a certain degree, reducing sag.

A breast implant (silicone-gel or saline), based on the size of enhancement chosen, is placed behind the breast to increase breast size and improve breast shape. Breast implants will also fill-out and lift the breast to a certain degree, reducing sag.

 

Women who want to increase the size of their breasts, have lost breast volume following breast feeding or weight loss, whose breasts are beginning to sag or may want breast reconstruction surgery may find breast augmentation an attractive choice.

Some women choose to have breast implants prior to having children and others wait until after child birth and breast feeding. This is purely a personal choice as breast enlargement surgery can be safely performed at any time either prior to or following child birth.

While there isn’t a strict age limit for breast augmentation surgery the development of your breasts should be complete prior to any breast surgery taking place. Therefore, the minimum age for most women is between 18 and 20 years old. There is no upper age limit.

Women who want to increase the size of their breasts, have lost breast volume following breast feeding or weight loss, whose breasts are beginning to sag or may want breast reconstruction surgery may find breast augmentation an attractive choice.

Some women choose to have breast implants prior to having children and others wait until after child birth and breast feeding. This is purely a personal choice as breast enlargement surgery can be safely performed at any time either prior to or following child birth.

While there isn’t a strict age limit for breast augmentation surgery the development of your breasts should be complete prior to any breast surgery taking place. Therefore, the minimum age for most women is between 18 and 20 years old. There is no upper age limit.

 

You will have an initial consultation with Dr Broadhurst, who is a leading plastic surgeon in Brisbane. During which details of your past medical history will be discussed. He will then perform a clinical examination of your chest wall and breasts to exclude any breast lumps or other medical conditions that may have an impact on your surgery.

Dr Broadhurst will then discuss the procedure in detail with you and highlight the wide variety of choices available such as the following:

  • Incision placement
  • Implant placement
  • Implant size
  • Implant shape
  • Implant coating (rough or smooth)
  • Implant filler (either silicone-gel or saline)

He will then discuss, in detail, the actual operation and what you can expect after your surgery and in the early recovery period.

A second consultation with Dr Broadhurst will be scheduled prior to your surgery to ensure that you have a complete understanding of the surgical procedure and to give you another opportunity to ask any further questions.

You will have an initial consultation with Dr Broadhurst, who is a leading plastic surgeon in Brisbane. During which details of your past medical history will be discussed. He will then perform a clinical examination of your chest wall and breasts to exclude any breast lumps or other medical conditions that may have an impact on your surgery.

Dr Broadhurst will then discuss the procedure in detail with you and highlight the wide variety of choices available such as the following:

  • Incision placement
  • Implant placement
  • Implant size
  • Implant shape
  • Implant coating (rough or smooth)
  • Implant filler (either silicone-gel or saline)

He will then discuss, in detail, the actual operation and what you can expect after your surgery and in the early recovery period.

A second consultation with Dr Broadhurst will be scheduled prior to your surgery to ensure that you have a complete understanding of the surgical procedure and to give you another opportunity to ask any further questions.

 

You will receive an information pack that will include everything you need to know including the day and time of your surgery, where to go, what to bring, diet restrictions and related items.

You will receive an information pack that will include everything you need to know including the day and time of your surgery, where to go, what to bring, diet restrictions and related items.

 

After arriving at the hospital there will be some paperwork that must be completed including admission forms.

You will meet your anaesthetist who will discuss the details of your general anaesthetic and your options for pain relief following your operation.

Dr Broadhurst will see you to answer any final questions before the surgery. He will then draw markings on your chest where the incision will be located and implants placed.

After completing the pre-operative formalities you will be taken to the operating theatre.

Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anaesthetic and the operation takes approximately one hour.
The procedure, which will be identical on both sides, begins with a 4.5cm incision through the skin and down to the site where the implant will be placed. A “pocket” is then created under your breast to fit the implant and, once inserted, the incision will be closed with internal-dissolving sutures.

The incision will then be covered with micro-pore surgical tape (flesh-coloured paper tape) and hypafix (woven conforming dressing), with no need to remove sutures after surgery.

At the completion of your procedure a long-acting local anaesthetic will be introduced around the implant and incision to ensure you are comfortable upon waking up and travelling home.

Occasionally, a small plastic drainage tube is placed around the implant to remove any fluid that may accumulate in the immediate area after surgery. This drain is generally removed 48 hours following the procedure.

After your operation you will be taken to the recovery room where you will be closely observed by our experienced nursing staff who will take care of you until you awaken and will ensure you are comfortable. You will be allowed to go home once you have fully recovered from your general anaesthetic which is usually around three hours from the completion of your operation.

It is very important that you remain in the care of an adult who can stay with you overnight. You will need to keep the wound clean and dry for the first 24 hours after which you will be able to shower or bathe when desired. You will need to pat your dressings dry when towelling off.

Your anaesthetist will prescribe pain killers for you to take in the days following your surgery. There will be mild to moderate discomfort following your operation and it is advisable that you take it easy for the first week. An appointment will be made to see Dr Broadhurst one week after your operation.

A front-fastening, non-underwire bra will be fitted and you will need to wear this 24 hours a day for two weeks. You will need to wear the bra during the day for a further four weeks.

After arriving at the hospital there will be some paperwork that must be completed including admission forms.

You will meet your anaesthetist who will discuss the details of your general anaesthetic and your options for pain relief following your operation.

Dr Broadhurst will see you to answer any final questions before the surgery. He will then draw markings on your chest where the incision will be located and implants placed.

After completing the pre-operative formalities you will be taken to the operating theatre.

Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anaesthetic and the operation takes approximately one hour.
The procedure, which will be identical on both sides, begins with a 4.5cm incision through the skin and down to the site where the implant will be placed. A “pocket” is then created under your breast to fit the implant and, once inserted, the incision will be closed with internal-dissolving sutures.

The incision will then be covered with micro-pore surgical tape (flesh-coloured paper tape) and hypafix (woven conforming dressing), with no need to remove sutures after surgery.

At the completion of your procedure a long-acting local anaesthetic will be introduced around the implant and incision to ensure you are comfortable upon waking up and travelling home.

Occasionally, a small plastic drainage tube is placed around the implant to remove any fluid that may accumulate in the immediate area after surgery. This drain is generally removed 48 hours following the procedure.

After your operation you will be taken to the recovery room where you will be closely observed by our experienced nursing staff who will take care of you until you awaken and will ensure you are comfortable. You will be allowed to go home once you have fully recovered from your general anaesthetic which is usually around three hours from the completion of your operation.

It is very important that you remain in the care of an adult who can stay with you overnight. You will need to keep the wound clean and dry for the first 24 hours after which you will be able to shower or bathe when desired. You will need to pat your dressings dry when towelling off.

Your anaesthetist will prescribe pain killers for you to take in the days following your surgery. There will be mild to moderate discomfort following your operation and it is advisable that you take it easy for the first week. An appointment will be made to see Dr Broadhurst one week after your operation.

A front-fastening, non-underwire bra will be fitted and you will need to wear this 24 hours a day for two weeks. You will need to wear the bra during the day for a further four weeks.

 

Your breasts will be slightly swollen following your operation and you will notice a feeling of tightness across your chest. This is a normal post-operative sensation and generally fades over a few days. Most women report moderate discomfort but the recovery period should be pain-free.

To assist in reducing discomfort it is best to limit your physical activity, especially over the first two weeks. Activities like showering, dressing, cooking, eating and drinking are fine. However, heavy exercise and more physical activity around the house like cleaning or gardening should be avoided during the first two weeks.

After the two week period you can gradually increase your level of physical activity and after six weeks there should be no restriction on your ability to exercise or undertake any other activity.

If your implant was placed under the chest muscle you will experience slightly more discomfort than someone whose implant was placed under the breast. This can often take several more days to settle down and in the first few days your breasts will feel more swollen and like they’re sitting higher on your chest. This is due to swelling of the muscle and will settle over the first few weeks.

You will be able to return to work at differing times depending on your occupation’s requirement for physical activity. However, it is generally best to allow two weeks to ensure complete recovery and could be slightly longer if your occupation requires physical exertion.

Your breasts will be slightly swollen following your operation and you will notice a feeling of tightness across your chest. This is a normal post-operative sensation and generally fades over a few days. Most women report moderate discomfort but the recovery period should be pain-free.

To assist in reducing discomfort it is best to limit your physical activity, especially over the first two weeks. Activities like showering, dressing, cooking, eating and drinking are fine. However, heavy exercise and more physical activity around the house like cleaning or gardening should be avoided during the first two weeks.

After the two week period you can gradually increase your level of physical activity and after six weeks there should be no restriction on your ability to exercise or undertake any other activity.

If your implant was placed under the chest muscle you will experience slightly more discomfort than someone whose implant was placed under the breast. This can often take several more days to settle down and in the first few days your breasts will feel more swollen and like they’re sitting higher on your chest. This is due to swelling of the muscle and will settle over the first few weeks.

You will be able to return to work at differing times depending on your occupation’s requirement for physical activity. However, it is generally best to allow two weeks to ensure complete recovery and could be slightly longer if your occupation requires physical exertion.

 

An appointment will be made for you one week after your operation. Dr Broadhurst will see you again after six weeks and then three, six and 12 months. Additional follow-up appointments can be made at any time.

An appointment will be made for you one week after your operation. Dr Broadhurst will see you again after six weeks and then three, six and 12 months. Additional follow-up appointments can be made at any time.

 

There are risks involved with any operation and these include the anaesthetic and the operation itself. If you are fit and healthy the risk of complications is generally very low and Dr Broadhurst will discuss all of the risks with you prior to your surgery.

There are risks involved with any operation and these include the anaesthetic and the operation itself. If you are fit and healthy the risk of complications is generally very low and Dr Broadhurst will discuss all of the risks with you prior to your surgery.

 

In 1992 the FDA (American Food & Drug Administration) imposed a ban on the use of silicone-gel breast implants yet concluded “there was no evidence that silicone-gel filled breast implants are unsafe but there was insufficient evidence to prove their safety.”

In 2006 the FDA reversed its decision and approved silicone-gel implants. The decision was based on a thorough review of clinical (core) and preclinical trials, a review of studies by independent scientific bodies and deliberations of advisory panels of outside experts that heard public comment from hundreds of people who were directly and indirectly involved. In short, silicone-gel as an implant is completely safe.

More information about silicone-gel breast implants can be found at www.justbreastimplants.com

In 1992 the FDA (American Food & Drug Administration) imposed a ban on the use of silicone-gel breast implants yet concluded “there was no evidence that silicone-gel filled breast implants are unsafe but there was insufficient evidence to prove their safety.”

In 2006 the FDA reversed its decision and approved silicone-gel implants. The decision was based on a thorough review of clinical (core) and preclinical trials, a review of studies by independent scientific bodies and deliberations of advisory panels of outside experts that heard public comment from hundreds of people who were directly and indirectly involved. In short, silicone-gel as an implant is completely safe.

More information about silicone-gel breast implants can be found at www.justbreastimplants.com

 

The introduction of a breast implant will increase the volume of your breast and one of its positive by-products is an elevation of your breast. Some women with mildly drooping breasts (a condition called “Ptosis”) and can have this sag corrected through breast implants alone.

If, however, the degree of droop is moderate to severe the breast implant, even a very large one, will not completely correct this. If you do have moderate to severe droopiness then a breast uplift (with or without an implant) is the best means of restoring your breast shape.

The introduction of a breast implant will increase the volume of your breast and one of its positive by-products is an elevation of your breast. Some women with mildly drooping breasts (a condition called “Ptosis”) and can have this sag corrected through breast implants alone.

If, however, the degree of droop is moderate to severe the breast implant, even a very large one, will not completely correct this. If you do have moderate to severe droopiness then a breast uplift (with or without an implant) is the best means of restoring your breast shape.

 

The decisions that you will need to make in consultation with Dr Broadhurst are as follows:

  1. Incision placement
  2. Implant placement
  3. Implant size
  4. Shape of the implant
  5. Coating of the implant
  6. Filling within the implant

The decisions that you will need to make in consultation with Dr Broadhurst are as follows:

  1. Incision placement
  2. Implant placement
  3. Implant size
  4. Shape of the implant
  5. Coating of the implant
  6. Filling within the implant
 

An incision in the skin is required to fit the breast implant. A variety of incision sites are available but the three most commonly used are as follows:

  1. Infra-Mammary Incision (in the fold underneath your breasts)
  2. Peri Areola Incision (a semi-circle around the lower part of your nipple)
  3. Axiliary Incision (armpit)

The most commonly used incision is the one in the fold under the breast as the scar is easily concealed in the fold and gives excellent surgical access during the operation.

An incision around the outside of the areola also allows for a well-concealed scar and provides easy access for implant placement.

An incision in the armpit avoids scars in the area of the breast. However, access to the breast is slightly more difficult.

Dr Broadhurst will discuss all three options with you at the time of your consultation and determine which incision is best for you.

An incision in the skin is required to fit the breast implant. A variety of incision sites are available but the three most commonly used are as follows:

  1. Infra-Mammary Incision (in the fold underneath your breasts)
  2. Peri Areola Incision (a semi-circle around the lower part of your nipple)
  3. Axiliary Incision (armpit)

The most commonly used incision is the one in the fold under the breast as the scar is easily concealed in the fold and gives excellent surgical access during the operation.

An incision around the outside of the areola also allows for a well-concealed scar and provides easy access for implant placement.

An incision in the armpit avoids scars in the area of the breast. However, access to the breast is slightly more difficult.

Dr Broadhurst will discuss all three options with you at the time of your consultation and determine which incision is best for you.

 

There are two general options for implant placement as follows:

  1. Under the breast (in front of the muscle)
  2. Under the muscle (Pectoralis Major muscle)

There are many issues to consider when deciding on the site of the implant placement. Placement of an implant under the breast (on top of the muscle) is the simplest and least traumatic option but in women with small breasts, and women who are very slim, often the upper border of the implant can be visible due to the paucity of tissue covering it.

Placement of an implant under the muscle allows for more tissue coverage and therefore camouflages the implant better usually providing a more natural appearance. Placement of the implant under the muscle also reduces the risk of capsular contracture (hardening).

There are two general options for implant placement as follows:

  1. Under the breast (in front of the muscle)
  2. Under the muscle (Pectoralis Major muscle)

There are many issues to consider when deciding on the site of the implant placement. Placement of an implant under the breast (on top of the muscle) is the simplest and least traumatic option but in women with small breasts, and women who are very slim, often the upper border of the implant can be visible due to the paucity of tissue covering it.

Placement of an implant under the muscle allows for more tissue coverage and therefore camouflages the implant better usually providing a more natural appearance. Placement of the implant under the muscle also reduces the risk of capsular contracture (hardening).

 

Choosing the size of your breast implant is a very important decision. You should spend as much time trying on “trial implants” as you need to ensure you choose the size that suits you best. It is crucial that you don’t rush this decision as choosing the appropriate size will ensure you’re happy with the outcome for many years to come.

Generally, the larger the implant, the less natural it will look. This can create a dilemma for some women want to significantly increase the size of their breasts. In some cases using a large implant will create a less natural look. You will then have to decide between having large breasts or slightly smaller but more natural looking breasts. The decision is entirely yours.

Choosing the size of your breast implant is a very important decision. You should spend as much time trying on “trial implants” as you need to ensure you choose the size that suits you best. It is crucial that you don’t rush this decision as choosing the appropriate size will ensure you’re happy with the outcome for many years to come.

Generally, the larger the implant, the less natural it will look. This can create a dilemma for some women want to significantly increase the size of their breasts. In some cases using a large implant will create a less natural look. You will then have to decide between having large breasts or slightly smaller but more natural looking breasts. The decision is entirely yours.

 

Implant shape is divided into two general categories:

  1. Round
  2. Anatomical or tear-drop

Round implants are subdivided into low, medium or high profile. This refers to how far the implant protrudes from your chest.

Anatomical implants are further subdivided based on their height, width and projection.

Choosing an implant shape can be a confusing process. We believe a round implant is better suited to most women with moderate breast size and who aren’t too thin. Anatomical, or tear-drop, implants are best suited to women who are very slim and have very little natural breast tissue.

Implant shape is divided into two general categories:

  1. Round
  2. Anatomical or tear-drop

Round implants are subdivided into low, medium or high profile. This refers to how far the implant protrudes from your chest.

Anatomical implants are further subdivided based on their height, width and projection.

Choosing an implant shape can be a confusing process. We believe a round implant is better suited to most women with moderate breast size and who aren’t too thin. Anatomical, or tear-drop, implants are best suited to women who are very slim and have very little natural breast tissue.

 

Implants come in either a smooth or textured surface and both surfaces can be used to achieve slightly different outcomes which will be discussed with you.


Implants come in either a smooth or textured surface and both surfaces can be used to achieve slightly different outcomes which will be discussed with you.


 

Saline and silicone-gel implants are available in Australia. Silicone-gel implants are the most widely used because they provide a superior result with a more natural feeling and looking breast.

Saline and silicone-gel implants are available in Australia. Silicone-gel implants are the most widely used because they provide a superior result with a more natural feeling and looking breast.

 

There can seem to be a bewildering number of choices to make prior to your breast surgery. You can rest reassured that we will help you with the decisions and provide guidance every step of the way to ensure that you achieve the breast size, shape and look you want.

There can seem to be a bewildering number of choices to make prior to your breast surgery. You can rest reassured that we will help you with the decisions and provide guidance every step of the way to ensure that you achieve the breast size, shape and look you want.

 
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