Breast augmentation has the purpose of either creating or restoring an aesthetically
pleasing shaped breast in proportion with a woman’s torso.
Breast enlargement (Breast augmentation / breast enhancement / ‘boob job’ / augmentation mammoplasty ) is one the most common cosmetic procedures of all time.
It involves the placement of a ‘prosthesis’ or soft implant behind the breasts which results in a forward and upward projection. The aim is to enhance the beauty of the breasts which form some of the most important and attractive aesthetic lines of a woman’s body.
There are a few areas as to which the implant can be inserted. These are under the arm pit, below the nipple, under the breast and through the belly button. Each surgeon prefers a different method that is why it is important to get a few opinions so that you can make a choice that you feel comfortable with.
Dr Lanzer has been trained in the USA by surgeons with extensive experience and mostly uses the small incision in the inframammary fold, the natural crease under the breast.
As with all cosmetic surgery it is very important to get an understandable and informative consultation. It is especially important with breast augmentations and implants as there are so many different options for you to choose. You should know all the pros and cons before making a decision. Dr Lanzer explains the expected costs of this procedure.
At what age can you get a breast augmentation?
People of all ages can get breast implants. However the skin elasticity in the breasts changes as we age and your doctor will let you know if implants are suitable.
Breast implants can also be combined with breast lift surgery where they cut away skin to lift the breast to make it look more perky and youthful. This is common at our breast augmentation Melbourne and breast augmentation Sydney clinics!
There are many types of breast implants available these are:
– Polyurethane Foam Coated Brazilian Breast Implants
Many doctors have their favourite and choose to only use one or two types in their surgeries. Some doctors prefer Silicon Gel as they think they feel more natural where as some doctors prefer Saline because it is a more natural substance.
There are also two shapes of implants. These are Tear Shape and Round. The tear shape can often provide a more natural shape and it creates a slope in the breast which mimics the natural breast. The round implants create a higher profile with more volume at the top of the breast when compared to the tear shape. Your surgeon will help you to decide which option is best for you.
When going for your breast augmentation Melbourne or Sydney consultation, the decision on where to place your implants will be discussed. The implants can be placed either subglandular (above the muscle) or submuscular (under the muscle). This all depends on how much breast tissue you have, your nipple placement, the type of implant that you desire and how physically active you are. If you do not have much breast tissue then the implant is placed beneath the muscle. This is done so that the implant looks more natural.
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An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Breast Augmentation procedures. When there is sufficient breast tissue, the implant is placed over the muscle. This is the most natural looking method.
If you’re looking to remove fat from your breast, get a free consultation at Melbourne Breast Augmentation clinic with Dr Lanzer.
When undergoing breast augmentation with breast implants your procedure will be performed in a few hours. Usually it is just a day procedure and you can go home the same day however some doctors choose to have you stay overnight. Dr Lanzer has his own Day Surgery Centre fully dedicated to this type of surgery. After the procedure your breasts will be swollen and look quite high. As weeks go by, your breasts will drop to a more natural position and the swelling will subside. Your surgeon will give you a special bra to wear to wear for a 5-7 days. After that time has elapsed, you may go back to wearing your own bras.
Once your incisions have first healed you may put on a creams to help the healing process.
With some breast implants, you are required to massage the breasts every day for a few weeks. Your doctor will advise you whether or not you have to do this. With Tear Shaped implants you do not have to massage the breasts as this could turn the implant.
If your tear shape implant does turn you will need to go to your surgeon to try and turn it back either by squeezing the breasts or in some cases, surgery.
Recently some implants were brought over to Australia from France called PIP implants. These implants were found to be using a cheaper type of silicone gel which wasn’t the one that had been approved on its manufacturing licensing.
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Capsular Contracture: This is where there is tightening of the tissue capsule around the implant. This results in firmness and hardening of the breast. It is believed newer implants can reduce this risk but it still remains a possibility that will require further therapy.
Deflation: Leakage of the saline solution from a saline filled implant.
Infection, breast soreness, rippling of the implant and scarring.
An implant may not last forever and sometimes need revision or changing.