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Breast augmentation surgery or also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure used to enhance breast volume and improve their symmetry using implants. It is also aimed to restore lost breast volume after pregnancy, weight fluctuations, surgery such as removal of the breasts (mastectomy), or breastfeeding. In addition, this can boost self-confidence and enhance self-image of the patient.
How long do breast implants surgery last?
Breast implants are not designed to last a lifetime but it can last for 10 to 15 years. After this time, another surgery is needed to replace the implants or to have it removed if desired by the patient. Complications can occur such as painful scar tissue and leaking of the implants; therefore, women may need removal of the implants.
Who are the ideal candidates for breast augmentation?
Most women become interested in the procedure when they have asymmetrical or sagging of the breasts as a result of age and other factors while others are just not comfortable with their underdeveloped breasts. In general, women who are in good overall health are ideal candidates for the procedure. Also, they must be non-smoker, no history of hypertension and clotting disorders, and must have realistic expectations about the procedure.
What type of breast implant best suits me?
Breast implants may come in various size, shape, texture and projection. Saline breast implants are available to women 18 years old and above while silicone implants are for women over the age of 22. Our plastic and reconstructive surgeons can help you determine whether you are a good fit for the procedure. You can look at our breast augmentation before and after photos for your reference.
You and your surgeon can choose from the following breast implants during the consultation:
Saline breast implants – they are filled with sterile saline water or salt water. If ever the implant shell leaks, the saline will be naturally expelled by the body.
Silicone breast implants – these implants contained silicone gel. If the implant leaks, the gel will remain inside the implant shell.
Gummy bear breast implants/Form-stable implants – they maintain their shape even when the implant shell breaks. They have a thicker silicone gel than the traditional silicone implants.
Round breast implants – they have an advantage over other implants as they can make the breasts appear fuller and can achieve even more projection.
Smooth breast implants – as their name implies, they give the softest feeling and they can move with the breast implant pocket.
Textured breast implants – these implants offer advantage in reducing the risk of a tight scar capsule.
Whatever implant you choose, it is important to regularly monitor your breast implants and follow-up with your surgeon to avoid untoward reactions.
Are there incision techniques to conceal scars?
Usually, there are different types of incision to choose from. They are the following:
Inframammary incision – the incision is created under the natural crease of the breast.
Periareolar technique – the incision is created around the edge of the areola.
Transaxillary – the incision is created in the armpits.
Transumbilical breast augmentation (TUBA) – the incision is created in the belly button.
Our team of experienced and FRACS-certified surgeons will advise you on the best surgical incision that may conceal your scars.
What important questions should I ask my surgeon?
Use this checklist as a guide during your initial consultation with your surgeon:
- Are you FRACS-certified?
- Were you trained in the field of plastic surgery?
- How many years of experience have you had?
- Do you have hospital privileges to conduct breast augmentation?
- Is your surgical facility accredited or Medicare-certified?
- What will be expected of me to achieve optimal results?
- How do you handle complications?
- How can I expect my breasts to look over time?
- What are my options if I am not contented with the outcome of the surgery?
- Do you have hidden charges?
How much do I need to pay to achieve fuller breasts?
If you are a potential candidate for breast augmentation, keep in mind that costs can vary. A surgeon’s fee will depend on his or her years of experience and training. Also, costs will depend on the type of implant, prescriptions for medication, post-surgery garments, anesthesia used and the location of the hospital. We offer our patients financing plans for breast augmentation procedure.
We understand that your satisfaction involves more than a fee. That’s why we assure you that your surgical experience will be safe and that your desired breast profile can be achieved. We recommend that you carefully review your health insurance policy to have an idea of what costs they can cover. Usually, Medicare does not cover the costs for a cosmetic surgery procedure. Talk to one of our customer service agents to get a free quote now!