Surgical breast enlargment – also known as a 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 in Perth 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:
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 our Perth clinic. Some discomfort and pain is 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.