Breast Augmentation

BREAST AUGMENTATION

Breast augmentation is one of the most common surgical procedures performed to increase breast size, balance the body’s proportions, achieve a fuller or shapelier look, and in some cases, restore body confidence.

Whether you have experienced a change in size or shape through pregnancy and breastfeeding, weight loss, or want larger breasts, Dr Page using cutting-edge methods and prosthetic implants to help you achieve a naturally beautiful and feminine look.

With several techniques available, he analyses your overall body proportions and lifestyle before tailoring an approach to complement your frame and needs. The decision is very individual and determined by the natural shape of your breasts and chest wall muscles. Commonly, C-D cup size is suitable for most patients.

Breast augmentation takes between 1 – 2 hours,  and is performed in a fully accredited hospital under a general anaesthetic with overnight observation.   Small incisions are made under the breast or around the areola (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple). Safe silicone gel implants are inserted and placed either behind the breast tissue or behind the pectoral muscle.  In some cases, a combination of implant and fat transfer is necessary for the desired appearance. 

Your implants will be registered with the Australian Breast Device Registry  – a nationwide Australian Government initiative established to monitor the safety and quality of procedures involving breast implants. Participation in the Registry is at no cost to you.

Following surgery a drain is temporarily placed under the skin to prevent excess fluid or blood from accumulating, and some bruising and swelling occurs that can last for up to three weeks. Breast implants do not interfere with breastfeeding, however Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) can occur in rare cases; please click here for more information.  Dr Page will discuss all risks of breast augmentation surgery with you during your initial consultation.

Results are visible immediately, although your breasts will be heavy and swollen for several weeks following the operation. A surgical, non-underwired compression bra should be worn  24 hours a day for six weeks for comfort and to secure implants. Strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and exercise should be avoided for the first three weeks. As Dr Page monitors your recovery, he will advise you when it is safe to resume specific activities. 

Although scars are an expected result of any surgery, in this case, they are barely visible given their size and discreet location under the breasts within the crease. In time, they should fade and be barely visible.