Women who would like to add fullness and volume to their upper body profile may consider breast augmentation for this purpose. This surgical procedure uses synthetic implants to increase the size of the breasts, correct asymmetries and create a more aesthetically pleasing shape. Dr Teston has more than 24 years of experience performing breast enhancement procedures and works one-on-one with all of her patients to help them find the best solutions to meet their specific cosmetic goals.
Before you schedule your breast augmentation surgery, there are a number of decisions you will need to make:
There are two basic types of implants available:
The silicone shell may be smooth or textured. If you opt for silicone implants, you will also have the choice of round or teardrop-shaped (also known as anatomical) implants.
Your choice of implant may seem overwhelming, but Dr Teston will walk you through the steps to help you make the best choice for your specific anatomy and your desired results. She often suggests that her patients bring in a bra in the size they want to provide a visual idea of the results they want to achieve with their breast augmentation. From there, Dr Teston can help you select the type and size of implant that will fit your needs best.
Incision placement is another choice for breast augmentation that you will make in conjunction with Dr Teston’s recommendations. There are three basic locations for implant incisions:
The incision placement will depend on a number of factors, including the size and type of implant used and whether you will want to preserve your ability to breastfeed after your augmentation surgery. Dr Teston will go through all of the pros and cons of each incision placement so you can feel confident you are making the best choice for you.
Implants can be placed either on top of the chest muscle and behind the breast tissue (subglandular) or beneath a portion of the chest muscle (submuscular). Placement will vary based on the amount of natural breast tissue you have, the size and type of implant you choose and your personal preference. Subglandular placement is usually recommended for women with a significant amount of padding in the breast tissue to safely hide the implant edges. Submuscular placement may requires a slightly longer recovery process but may offer a more natural look for women with less breast tissue on top.
Breast augmentation surgery is performed in an accredited hospital using general anaesthesia. The procedure takes about two hours to complete, although it may take a bit longer if a breast lift is performed at the same time. Patients spend a few hours in recovery after the procedure before they head home to recover or they may need to stay overnight so that they can be looked after by caring nursing staff. Patients may go home wearing a compression garment or special surgical bra to minimise swelling and hold the breasts in place while they are healing.
Most patients are able to return to their regular activities within two weeks after their breast augmentation surgery. Strenuous exercise may be restricted for an additional two weeks or so to avoid placing undue strain on the breasts. Once you have healed fully, you will be able to enjoy your new breast size for many years. In fact, many patients never have a need for additional surgery if they continue to be happy with their new breast size and they do not experience any complications from their implants.
Patients can have the confidence that all of the information regarding breast implants are recorded into The Australian Breast Device Registry. All of the Hospitals that Dr Teston is affiliated with Kareena Private, St George Private and Bankstown Public will, following your surgery input your information into the data base of the registry. This is so that in the future if you ever require the information about the implants it can be retrieved from The Australian Breast Device Registry. This information collated includes type of implants used, manufacture, serial numbers, reason for surgery and the technique used and is a secure approved National Register.
Breast augmentation is one way to enhance your appearance by adding the curves you have always wanted. To learn more about this procedure, contact Dr Teston’s office today on (02) 9708 3511 to set up your private consultation with Dr Teston today.
*The information about Breast Augmentation was reviewed by Dr. Leana Teston. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.
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