Breast Augmentation in Sydney
Breast augmentation may seem like simple surgery, but it is far more than just putting an implant behind the breast gland.
Traditionally, before and after photographs of past patients have been used to predict outcomes. However, using before and after photos alone is not only outdated, but also inaccurate as each patient is different. Today, attention should be placed on understanding the patient's surgical goals and planning the procedure together.
This is why I use 3D Breast Simulation software to help plan the operation, and attempt to predict the likely post-operative result.During the consultation, we will go through your 3D image, and you will wear external sizers. Using my simulation software, we will then carefully plan your operation and render a likely post-operative result based on implant size, shape and position. To achieve a predictable and safe outcome, each woman needs a customised approach with a few key considerations.
3D Vectra technology is not only a fantastic tool in helping select the perfect implant, but also in visualising the before/afters from all angles.
Where are the incisions placed?
I prefer to place the incision below the breast (inframammary) which, when mathematically calculated using the dimensions of the implant and existing breast tissue characteristics, should be well concealed in the breast crease.
Except when also performing a combined augmentation mastopexy, I rarely use access incisions such as axillary, peri-areolar or umbilical. The reason for this is simple; breast augmentation is more than adding volume to the breast -- it is about shaping the breast in a reproducible manner. Every woman's chest wall is different, especially the anatomy of the pectoralis major muscle. The inframammary incision is the only incision which allows complete exposure of all the key anatomical landmarks, thus allowing for the most predictable and reproducible long-term results.
What types of implants are used?
The aim of breast augmentation should be exactly that -- augmenting the form of a natural breast, not solely enlarging it. We are fortunate in Australia to have extremely high standards when it comes to implant quality, and with the latest generation of form-stable cohesive implants, our results are more predictable and precise than ever. A discussion on which implant is suitable for which patient is beyond the scope of any website, so please feel free to send any questions you may have through my contact page, or even better, come in for a consultation.
How long does it take to recover from breast augmentation?
The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic, usually as a day case. Time off work to recover is usually around one week and vigorous exercise can usually be resumed after six weeks. The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic, usually as a day case. Time off work to recoThe procedure is performed under general anaesthetic, usually as a day case. Time off work to recover is usually around one week and vigorous exercise can usually be resumed after six weeks.ver is usually around one week and vigorous exercise can usually be resumed after six weeks.The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic, usually as a day case. Time off work to recover is usually around one week and vigorous exercise can usually be resumed after six weeks.
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What are the potential risks and complications of breast augmentation?
Some possible complications and risks specific to breast reduction surgery include:
- Risks involved with any surgery such as bleeding or infection
- Fluid accumulation, which is called a seroma, around the implant after surgery
- Changes in nipple sensitivity
- Temporary or permanent areas of numbness around the scars
- Wrinkling of the skin over the implant
- Keloid or hypertrophic scarring, especially if you have a history of poor scarring
- Capsular contracture, where firm scar tissue forms around the implant causing it to lose shape and softness. Occasionally a capsule contracture around an implant can be painful.
- Inappropriate implant size
Dr Moradi - Specialist Plastic Surgeon
"I am a consultant plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon working as a visiting medical officer at Prince of Wales, Royal Women's and Sydney Children's Hospitals, and an associate lecturer at UNSW Medical School.
Having studied medicine at UNSW as a Sam Cracknell Sport and Academic Scholar, I was then awarded Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005 and Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery."