Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

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 Breast Augmentation

Before you schedule your breast augmentation surgery, there are a number of decisions you will need to make:

Implant Options

There are two basic types of implants available:

  • Saline – consists of a silicone gel filled with a sterile saline solution after they are place in the breast tissue
  • Silicone – also has a silicone shell that is filled with a silicone gel-like substance, come pre-filled in a variety of shapes and sizes

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

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:

  • Periareolar – incision is placed around the areola, minimising visible scarring
  • Inframammary – incision is placed in the lower crease of the breast
  • Transaxillary – incision is placed in armpit to eliminate scarring on the breast

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.

Implant Placement

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.

During Breast Augmentation

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.

After Breast Augmentation

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.

Breast Registry Information for Augmentation and Reconstruction

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.

Procedures Offered

With more than two decades of experience in plastic surgery, Dr Teston is qualified to provide a broad range of plastic surgery procedures. Some of the choices available to her patients include:

Breast Enhancement

No matter what cosmetic goals you might have for your breasts, Dr Teston can help you achieve them. One of her specialties is correcting asymmetries between the breasts that cause a woman to feel self-conscious about her body. Other breast procedures offered by Dr Teston include:

Facial Improvements

Whether you are concerned about the effects of ageing or looking to correct an imperfection that has been nagging you throughout your adult life, Dr Teston offers procedures to enhance and refresh your appearance. She can customise any of the following to your specifications and facial proportions:

  • Facelift to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Eyelid surgery to correct drooping and rejuvenate the area around the eyes
  • Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping to create symmetry, remove imperfections, or restore the nose after injury
  • Otoplasty (or ear surgery) to correct ears that stick out or are disproportionately large
Body Contouring

Body contouring is an effective way to put the final touches on your body shape when you can’t get there with diet and exercise alone. Body contouring is usually recommended for patients that have achieved a healthy, stable weight and may include the following:

  • Abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) to tighten and flatten the midsection
  • Lift procedures to shape and firm the upper arms and thighs
  • Liposuction to remove isolated, stubborn areas of fat from nearly anywhere on the body
  • Labiaplasty to correct discomfort due to either developmental or hormonal enlargements or scarring
Skin Treatments

As the largest organ of the body, the skin deserves special attention. When you want to get rid of unsightly moles, fatty lumps, or other concerns, Dr Teston is prepared to eliminate the blemish and leave the best cosmetic results behind. Some of the concerns Dr Teston can treat include:

Hand Restoration

Your hands are one of the most functional and visible parts of the body, and when they are injured or affected by a debilitating condition, the effects on your life can be dramatic. Dr Teston offers hand surgery to treat many of these concerns, with the following being some of the hand conditions she treats:

When you are in search of a plastic surgeon in Sydney, Dr Teston offers a valuable female perspective, extensive training and experience, and a commitment to the highest level of patient care. To learn more about our practice, contact our office today at (02) 9708 3511.