Breast Augmentation Melbourne

 

About The Procedure

From the implants themselves to the surgical technique, the breast augmentation procedure has been refined and improved significantly over many years. However, there is still a common misconception that breast augmentation is a simple surgery with little to no complications. While this can be the case when performed by a qualified surgeon, dangers arise when searching for the cheapest breast implants Melbourne wide. Here at Canvas Plastic surgery, we have a passion for patient care and outstanding results.

Pre-Operative Planning

Pre-op planning establishes the reasons behind and ultimately your goals for breast augmentation Melbourne. It ensures that we are able to achieve what you envision.

Matching the required implant to the patient's body dimensions and the desired outcome is really where the challenge lies. Silicon implants are most common and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures and softnesses. Saline implants are also still used regularly and there are pros and cons with each device. Careful pre-op analysis, measurements and photos are used to plan the right operation for you. 

During your consultation, you will be shown a 3D simulation of what the implants we have selected might look like following surgery. We can try a number of the different breast implants Melbourne has to offer to ensure that you are as informed as possible before committing to a surgical plan. 

Surgical Technique

The surgery is performed in an accredited hospital operating theatre under general anaesthesia. There are a number of techniques and approaches, but our preferred technique is the infra-mammary approach. This means a cut is made in the fold below the breast to ensure safe access for implant placement and that the scar is hidden. Intraoperative sizers or test implants, are used in all cases to ensure accuracy. The patient can actually be sat up during surgery to check the size, shape and position prior to committing to the definitive implant.

Recovery Time

Patients generally stay overnight in hospital to ensure their complete recovery from anaesthesia and that they receive adequate pain relief. The local anaesthetic given at the time of surgery helps with pain during the first 12-24 hours. In most cases, pain can then be controlled with simple analgesia such as Panadol. You will then need to take it easy for a couple of weeks, which means no driving and no gym workouts. You will wear a comfortable post-operative bra to help support the breasts and control swelling. Generally, getting wounds wet is permitted from day one with a waterproof dressing.

Complications

There are many potential complications with surgery but thankfully, the majority are extremely rare. Capsule contracture, or implant hardening, is the most talked about problem associate with silicon implants. A great deal of work on this surgical technique has been dedicated to reducing this risk. Minimal handling of implants, use of antibiotic solutions, improved choice of implant and plane of insertion have all led to more reliable results and less capsule contracture. Other potential complications include asymmetries, infections, scarring and alterations in nipple sensation.

 Further Information on Breast Implants Melbourne

We encourage all patients to do further research prior to committing to any procedure. The more you understand it, the more likely you are to find the right breast augmentation Melbourne surgeon for you and get the results you desire. The College of Plastic Surgeons has a wealth of information to inform patients.