Surgical breast enlargement – also known as breast augmentation – using artificial implants remains one of the most common procedures for women who are dissatisfied with their current breast size or shape. Thanks to breakthroughs in modern surgical techniques and implant materials, a breast enlargement procedure produces a high level of satisfaction in patients.
Dr Peter Randle is very experienced with breast augmentation, performing many of the popular cosmetic surgery procedures in Perth. View the gallery of successful breast enlargement procedures.
There are many reasons that women seek to increase the volume and contour of their breasts. In some cases, a lack of breast development could be the problem. In others, shrinkage may occur after pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Some patients elect for breast enlargement to correct an imbalance in the size, shape and symmetry of their breasts. This procedure can also be used as part of a reconstruction after a mastectomy or – in high-risk cases – as a preventative measure against the development of breast cancer.
The decision to undergo breast augmentation is not one to be made in haste. After a consultation with your surgeon, you’ll be well-informed and ready to determine whether or not this procedure is for you. Furthermore, your surgeon will develop a personalised treatment plan to accommodate your specific needs and preferences.
There are currently two primary types of breast implants used in Australia:
If your breasts are highly disproportionate to each other, it can become difficult to find the right bra and clothes to fit you correctly. Breast implants, whether saline or silicone, can help make your breasts symmetrical.
Not only does this help with finding clothes and undergarments that fit correctly, but it can also improve your confidence and help feel better about your body.
You may not be happy with the current size or placement of your breasts for many reasons. Or, you may feel that they are not proportional with the rest of your body or you may simply wish for a bigger size so that you can feel more confident and feminine.
Breastfeeding and excessive weight loss can also reduce the size of breasts to one that you aren’t comfortable with. In these cases, you can undergo breast surgery to increase your breast volume.
This surgery can be life-changing for your confidence and self-image.
Breast cancer and a mastectomy can be an emotional experience that may leave you feeling self-conscious. While the surgery is often lifesaving, the results can be difficult to deal with.
A breast implant can help you feel like yourself again using your own breast tissue as well as sterile salt water or silicone implants to reconstruct your breast.
Requesting a breast implant is a personal decision. However, it is always best to consult with a plastic surgeon first if you aren’t completely sure that it’s right for you.
Dr Peter Randle can provide advice, answer all your questions and assess your health and risk level before you commit to the cosmetic procedure.
If you are unhappy with how your breasts currently look, then breast augmentation surgery can completely change your life. It can make you feel more confident and more attractive, which improves your general well-being and quality of life.
The location of the incision depends to a great extent upon the patient’s anatomy and the nature of the operation, and your surgeon will offer specific guidance during your consultation. Individual patient preferences can also be accommodated.
In most cases, the incisions are made in one of three places:
Only one incision is required per implant, and the typical length is between four and six centimetres. Scarring may result, and often diminishes with time.
The implants can be placed under or sometimes over the chest muscle. Your surgeon will talk you through the advantages and help you decide upon the ideal placement based on your anatomy.
A breast enlargement procedure can be done as a day procedure or an overnight stay at outpatient surgical centres. Some discomfort and pain are to be expected during the initial recovery period, and your surgeon will prescribe pain medication to ease you through this stage. Two or three days’ rest is typically advised, with an ongoing treatment plan to follow.
The decision to undergo breast enlargement is a personal one, and consultation with Dr Randle is the best way to determine whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Contact us to learn more or to schedule a consultation.
Undergoing breast augmentation involves the possibility of complications. However, it is a common procedure and you can usually be home the same day.
The post-surgery healing time takes about two weeks with minor discomfort. There may be some pain around the incision site, as well as the skin and muscle around your breasts.
Possible complications of breast augmentation vary for each patient. After your surgery, Dr Randle will advise on the best practices for recovery and what to avoid so that you can minimise any risks and boost your healing.
Breast augmentation is a popular procedure and a skilled plastic surgeon will give you filled breast implants with minimal scar tissue. This can change the way you view yourself and have a significant impact on your confidence and self-esteem.
Whether you want to correct asymmetry or increase your bra size, get in touch with us today and we can advise on the next steps toward living a happier life with breast augmentation.