Top 3 Things to Consider When Seeking Breast Augmentation in Perth

Harper’s Bazaar Australia said in an article in 2017 that the most popular cosmetic procedure that year was breast augmentation – and this figure is the same across the world. It has continually topped most popular cosmetic surgery statistics year upon year, including in a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which said that 290,467 breast augmentation procedures were performed in the country in 2016.

‘ Breast augmentation ’ is an umbrella term for implants (either saline or silicone) or fat-transfer operations known as lipo-filling, where fat is transferred to the breast from another part of the body. The main purpose of all these methods is to make the breast bigger or to improve the shape and texture to something the woman is happier with.

Women typically elect to undergo this surgery because their breasts are smaller than they would like, they are asymmetrical, or they are in an undesirable shape. It can also be performed after breasts have drooped or changed shape after pregnancy and breastfeeding as a way to restore them to how they were prior to pregnancy. Another reason women opt for this surgery is to help them restore their body shape after significant weight loss.

When seeking breast augmentation of any kind in Perth, there are multiple things you should consider before settling on a surgeon who will perform the surgery and the clinic or hospital where it will happen. Here are the top 3 things you should thoroughly research and think through before deciding to have a breast augmentation.

1. Why You Want the Surgery

This should be carefully considered before booking a consultation with a clinic. If you want bigger breasts, then breast augmentation will likely be the way to go. But if you have the amount of breast tissue you desire and just want to correct drooping breasts due to age, weight loss or pregnancy, then perhaps an uplift procedure will be best for you.

Considering what you don’t like about your current body shape is the key to deciphering which form of surgery will help you best. Discussing this with a surgeon will help you determine which procedure you need.

About ten years ago, the trend for large obvious breast implants was dominant, but nowadays, women tend to choose much more natural shapes, and implants and surgeons have improved their practices to make the procedure much more discreet. It’s possible in some cases that it won’t be obvious that someone has had breast augmentation.

2. Silicone or Saline?

If you choose breast implants, you will face an important decision about which type of implant you want. The surgeon will be able to discuss the pros and cons of each material with you, but ultimately, it’s up to you to decide.

Here are the facts we know about silicone vs saline:

  • Silicone gel implants are said to feel more natural than saline. However, medical silicone gel poses more of a health risk if they rupture, which will cause pain, discomfort and misshaping of the breast, although this isn’t known to be fatal.
  • Saline implants are silicone shells filled with a saline (sterile salt water) solution. Statistically, they are said to be slightly more likely to rupture, although if they do, the saline is absorbed by the body without harm. They are said to feel less natural than silicone implants.

Both are available in different shapes (like natural tear-drop or round), textures and sizes. Preferences for each will need to be discussed with your surgeon, who will be able to offer opinions about what will be best for your body shape and size.

3. Choosing a Surgeon

It’s highly important to find a surgeon that you feel comfortable with and who understands exactly what you want to achieve. In the consultation process, the surgeon will examine you and give you their opinion. It is sometimes even possible to create an estimated computer visualisation of what your body will look like post-surgery.

When searching for a plastic surgeon in Perth, pay attention to the surgeon’s credentials and qualifications – you should look for a doctor who is a member of the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. At our clinic, Dr Peter Randle is a licensed plastic surgeon and a member of two Australian plastic surgeon societies. He has 20 years+ of experience in performing cosmetic and reconstructive procedures in both Australia and the USA. He is one of the most experienced surgeons in Western Australia and gladly welcomes contact from anyone seeking plastic surgery. Contact us today to book a consultation to see what he can do for you.

19, September, 2022Peter Randle

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