Breast Augmentation Melbourne
Breast Augmentation Melbourne
Dr. Lanzer has been performing breast augmentation for over 20 years. Initially, we
therefore asked him to explain to us what have been the trends in breast augmentation.
For many years I was performing fat transfer to the breasts.
The difficulties with fat transfer are that sometimes it can be unpredictable and the fat may not last and the procedure would have to be repeated. There are different types of breasts that seem to have been more responsive to fat. One of the problems is that sometimes people who really could do with fat do not actually have fat elsewhere on their bodies. The relationship of the fat in the breasts and the fat in the body is quite interesting since we know that when one performs liposuction of the whole body, if a person puts on weight, sometimes the place where the fat comes back to is actually in the breasts and the patient has developed a larger breast. Of course, one cannot rely on this as this is not always consistent.
Currently, the main medical defense insurance of Australia has decided not to cover surgeons who perform fat transfer to the breast. This may change in the future. The concerns relate to fat necrosis and possibly affecting future breast cancer. Fat transfer to breasts cannot cause breast cancer but it may make reading future mammograms more difficult. The exact area to inject fat on the breasts is also under discussion. Some surgeons prefer to inject deep under the muscle, others under the breast, and others all the way through the breast tissue. The breast is made up of combination of fibrous tissue, breast glands, and fat. We have known for many years about the extensive fat collection in the breast since we perform breast reduction through liposuction alone which actually sucks out the fat of the breast.
Discover Breast Augmentation Advantages!
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 no-obligation consultation at the Melbourne Breast Augmentation clinic with Dr Lanzer.
How Does One Determine What Size Implant They Should Have?
Choosing an implant size can sometimes be difficult for a patient. It is often not easy to imagine how a larger breast would look on itself. There are digital photography methods that can help patients. However, these are not a guarantee that one will get exactly what they want either. One of the main problems is that there is no absolute consistent measurement for breast implants or bras. I find it quite interesting that patients often come in saying that they are a particular size and other patients with almost the exact same breast could claim a different size of almost 2 or 3 sizes different. For instance, a person might have a size D and they call it a B whereas another person calls it an F. there is no simple way to measure the volume of the breast.
When I perform liposuction breast reduction we did use a test of displacing water in a bowl with the breast but this also was very inaccurate. The safest approach with patients is for them to look at photographs and to ask them what size they would like based on what size they feel they are now. There is a general rule 200 mL of volume of the implant would expect to expand the breast by 1 size. Other factors that need to be taken into account is the distance from the nipple to the fold under the breast. If this a larger distance, then the breast would need a bigger volume. A further factor to take into account is if the patient has had pregnancies in the past. A breast that has gone through pregnancy tends to be looser. Therefore, more volume is required to increase the breast by a certain size. Dr. Lanzer has developed a scale for the breast which is available in his Melbourne and Sydney offices. This scale is used to help predict the increased size of breast implants.
How Else Can One Assess An Implant?
In Dr. Lanzer’s Melbourne Surgery, he also offers patients the ability to see, feel, and observe a person who has had the implant. This has been Dr. Lanzer’s practice in a lot of areas of medicine that have been new. This is so that patients can get a real understanding of what the new procedure can do. In the case of a breast implant, women are quite acceptable to be able to see what the implant looks like and actually feel it. I find that this does allow the patient to predict more easily what volume they would like to see.
Breast Augmentation in Melbourne
Breast augmentation in Melbourne is performed in our state-of-the-art Day Surgery Centre. The size of the implant is determined beforehand through a detailed consultation with Dr. Lanzer and also with his nurse. The implant is ordered and is all prepared. On the day of surgery, Dr. Lanzer does consult the patient again before surgery just to make sure that they are comfortable with the size that is going to be used. The procedure can be performed whilst asleep or under light sedation. Once the implant is in place, Dr. Lanzer does assess the symmetry and evenness of the implants. Before removing the open valve, Dr. Lanzer can add or remove fluid and volume if required.
Is There Any Special Method Of Breast Augmentation By Dr. Lanzer?
Dr. Lanzer has over 20 years of experience in the use of tumescent local anesthetic fluid. The concept of tumescent fluid was developed by Jeffrey Klein where extremely dilute solutions of local anesthetic are infiltrated into the tissue with adrenaline. As a result, the little blood vessels close up and there is very little bleeding and reduced pain. Dr. Lanzer has started a method where he first inserts the tumescent fluid under the muscle. This prepares a nice plane for the implant and there is, as a result, very little bruising. This also tends to reduce swelling and pain after surgery. However, every patient is different and one cannot predict exactly how a person will feel.
Is There a Difference Between The 2 Sides?
It is interesting that most patients’ breasts are different as are most of every 2 sides of the body. the classic statement is that our body consists of 2 sisters on either side and not 2 twins. As a result, one will often see one breast is slightly larger, perhaps starting at different points and possibly pointing in a different direction. The nipple may also be different. It is important that patients are aware of this before surgery as occasionally when an implant is placed inside that difference can become highlighted and more obvious.
Should I Have A Breast Implant In Thailand Or While On Holiday In Asia?
I still recall the patient who came into my rooms in Melbourne straight off the airplane from having the breast implant overseas. On the plane whilst flying back, the whole suture line opened up and the breasts were actually half extruding and drooping out of the skin. This of course raised serious concerns of blood loss, infection, and future scarring that may cause further contracture. The patient did require further surgery. Surgery overseas may be successful, however, the main risks that I have seen are unusual infections, bleeding where blood transfusions were given from unknown donors, and sometimes lack of finesse or over-suctioning and no ability to follow-up with the patients and correct things.
Breast implantation can be a very satisfying area of medicine. It is one of the most common procedures performed throughout the world. Dr. Lanzer uses his experience of operating over the last 25 years to give patients the most natural desired result.