All about female breasts: Breast Augmentations
Female breast augmentation is one of the most popular elective surgeries performed in Australia. With many searching for a Sydney Cosmetic Surgeon offering the treatment, Macquarie Cosmetic Medicine is here to provide the answers to your common questions.
From the beginning… What is a Breast Augmentation?
Breast Augmentation is often sought to enhance and balance the size and shape of breasts in women who feel the need to increase the size of their bust.
Explained simply, a Breast Augmentation involves making an incision around the nipple, or beside or under your existing breast, to insert a prosthetic to enhance the size or shape of your breasts.
The implant can be placed above or below the existing breast tissue. It can be filled with silicone or saline and depending on the profile and size desired will be constructed in different shapes.
What is the best breast implant size?
The best implant size really depends on your body shape and size, and the look you want to achieve. Those with a petite frame looking for a subtle enhancement may look better with a smaller sized implant of a teardrop shape where as someone looking for a more noticeable ‘wow’ result may opt for a larger round implant.
Conversely, a petite woman looking for a subtle enhancement may have a chest width better suited to a larger implant.
When considering implant size it is not as simple as picking a new cup size. The appearance of your breasts is impacted by size, shape, position and balance, and as such you may be seeking a different shape rather than size.
It is important that when looking at the before and after images of other women that you consider those that are similar to your natural body proportions when making comparisons.
Can I try out different sizes?
When you visit our clinic Dr Bright will discuss with you the different sizes and shapes that are best suited to your body and desires. He will also discuss with you trying on the different sizes to test them out for yourself.
What are the different breast implant shapes?
Breast implants come in different shapes or profiles depending on the look you would like to achieve. For some, a stand-out round look is desired, whereas others would rather a more discrete and natural result. For this reason we offer breast implants in these styles:
Round – these implants are as wide as they are high and provide fullness to the upper breast
Conical – these implants work to elevate the nipple and provide good breast projection
Anatomical – these implants are tear-drop shaped and provide a more natural result. They are often available in different widths to work with your natural chest size.
All of the implant shapes come in a variety of sizes so both the shape and size you desire can be achieved.
What are the different breast implant placement options?
Depending on the result you would like to achieve, breast implants can be placed in-front (sub-glandular) or behind (sub-muscular) of your existing breast tissue.
For women with very little natural breast tissue the implants are often placed sub-muscular to utilise the existing tissue and shape the implants. This stops them from looking as though they were just placed on top.
Similarly, when the implant is placed sub-muscular on all patients the muscle places pressure on the implant resulting in a more natural sloped appearance.
Implants placed above the breast tissue often result in a rounder appearance.
The difference in placement will impact the shape of the implant on all patients so it is recommended you discuss this with your doctor.
Which are better: silicone or saline implants?
At Macquarie Cosmetic Medicine we offer only silicone implants. All implants have a silicone shell however they can be filled with either saline or a silicone gel.
Saline implants are inserted empty and they are filled once in place. They often require a smaller incision and pose less health risk if ruptured.
Silicone implants are pre-filled with a silicone gel that closely mimics the feel of human fat. Many women feel these look and feel the most similar to natural breast tissue. They are available in the variety of shapes listed above.
The decision as to saline vs silicone is one you need to discuss with your doctor as the advantages and disadvantages to each are important to understand.
Booking a Breast Augmentation Sydney Consultation
When you call our practice we will arrange an appointment in which you can discuss your desires and suitability with Dr Bright and find out the options that are best for you as well as treatment time and cost.
We welcome all questions you have in regards to the treatment and allow plenty of time for your consultation so we can ensure you are not rushed and can be confident in your choice.
To arrange a breast augmentation consultation at the Macquarie Cosmetic Medicine practice in Sydney simply call us on 02 9824 3044.