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Breast Augmentation & Implants – Hawthorn
Women who want to have fuller and round breasts can undergo a procedure called breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty. This procedure is considered as the ultimate solution to those who wants to restore lost breast volume after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or changes in weight. It can also help restore lost breast shape after surgical removal of the breasts to treat cancer. For those with underdeveloped breasts and do not like the way their breasts look, this procedure is also a perfect match.
Limitations of the Procedure
Although breast augmentation with the use of implants are effective in altering the appearance of the breasts, it will generally not improve severe breast sagging. To address sagging and drooping, a breast lift procedure can be done in conjunction with breast augmentation. Breast implants have a life span of 10 to 15 years. During that time, it will need to be replaced or totally removed.
In general, ideal candidates are the following:
- Women with mild degree of breast sagging
- Women with underdeveloped breasts
- Women who are not contented with their breast appearance
- Women who had surgical removal of the breasts (radical mastectomy) secondary to cancer
- Women with realistic expectations about the procedure
- Women with no bleeding or clotting disorders, heart problems, hypertension, or other medical condition that can compromise the outcome of the surgery
Our highly qualified and FRACS-certified surgeons and medical staff will conduct proper assessment during the initial consultation to know if you are a good fit for the procedure. It is very important that you provide accurate information regarding your medical history to avoid complications.
How is a Breast Augmentation Performed?
After all the paper works are settled, breast augmentation can now begin. You will be brought to the operating room and will be put to sleep using general anesthesia. Some surgeons prefer injecting local anesthesia into the breasts to minimize discomforts after the procedure. Your breasts will be treated with antiseptic solution to prevent infection. The surgeon will create an incision just enough for the desired implant to fit. The location of incision, type of incision and implant are discussed during the consultation process. After the implant is inserted and its placement is verified, your surgeon will close the wound using absorbable sutures. A sterile dressing will be applied over the wound. Sometimes, your surgeon may place a surgical drain in your breasts to prevent accumulation of body fluids such as blood and pus inside the wound. You will be brought back to the ward for observation and you may need a watcher to stay with you during this time.
What are the Types of Implants?
If you are having breast augmentation, you should first consider the type of implant. Silicone implants have a much more natural feel compared to that of saline. Saline implants are pre-filled with sterile salt water, meaning they are inserted empty and are filled with saline during the surgery. Saline and silicone implants can be either round or teardrop in shape, smooth or textured. Whatever implants you and your surgeon came up with, the focus will be on your safety and how your desired results may be achieved.
We offer the latest and most stable implants on the market. We see to it that our surgeons conduct pre-surgical assessment in order to determine the most suitable implant for our client. This may include the use of imaging methods and other techniques to ensure correct implant choice.
Is There a Way to Reduce the Pain after Surgery?
Depending on your surgeon, they may offer a pain pump which delivers local anesthetic into the area to numb it. Some may just prescribe oral pain-killers for pain management. Your nurse may teach you techniques to reduce pain such as deep breathing exercises, and most importantly, avoiding further injury to your surgical site.
What are the Complications of Breast Augmentation?
Breast implants have been used by women for over 40 years and found no major problems. Possible complications following the surgery include:
- Asymmetry of the breasts
- Bleeding (Hemorrhage)
- Capsular contracture (tightening of the capsule that surrounds the implant)
- Deflation of the implant
- Fever secondary to infection
- Implant leakage/rupture
- Implant wrinkling
- Sensation changes in the breasts
- Seroma (fluid accumulation)
Total Costs of the Procedure
Most cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation are not covered by health insurances such as Medicare. In general, average costs include the following:
- Surgeon’s fee (more experienced surgeons may demand higher fees)
- Room accommodated by the patient
- Medications prescribed
- Anesthesia used
- Type of implant
- Dressings and other support garments
- Surgical drains
It is recommended to review your health insurance policy. Talk to one of our customer service agents for further inquiries.