Are you planning to have breast augmentation surgery in Brisbane?
If you are considering breast augmentation as an option, your plastic surgeon will supply all the necessary information about this procedure to you beforehand. You can find all the information you need here, but the most suitable and reliable way of collecting information is by consulting your surgeon. This will help you find answers to the questions that arise while reading this brochure.
We talk a lot about breast enlargement, but what does the term ‘breast augmentation’ actually mean? Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at modifying the size and defects of the breast, while increasing the firmness of the breast tissue to a certain extent by using special breast implants. A „boob job“ can help you to regain the self-confidence that may have been lacking before the surgery.
Individual Plan for Your New Breasts
The specifics of the breast augmentation highly depends on the person undergoing the procedure. Hence, the results which you have seen on another person may not be same for you. However, your FRACS Surgeon Dr. Ian Chinsee will discuss this with you and create a special plan(inlcluding cost & prices) that will give the best possible results. Click here to see our Before/After Images.
There are several options available to breast augmentation:
- The shape: The implants may be round or shaped like a teardrop.
- The type: The breast implants in Brisbane can be either silicone or saline.
- The placement: They can be placed in several different locations ranging from submuscular, partially subpectoral, subfascial or subglandular.
- Where the incision will be made: There are three incisional approaches that are commonly used: at the border of the areola (peri-areolar), in the underarm area (axillary) and in the crease at the bottom of the breast (inframammary fold).
Conversation with Your Surgeon
The conversation with Dr. Chinsee helps to form an individual plan for the procedure. The Doctor will ask about your personal expectations and the modifications that you are seeking. They will also enquire about your past medical history, which includes past surgical history, diseases of the breast in the past and any other medical conditions. He will also ask about any medications you are taking and any possible allergic reactions you may have. This vital information is required to devise an individual plan for you that will yield the best possible outcome from the surgery with low or no complications. You need to be transparent with your Dr. Ian without withholding any medical history in order make the work of surgeon easy.
How to Prepare for Your Surgery?
The preparation should begin at least 3 weeks before the scheduled operation date. If you are a smoker, you need to stop smoking for at least 3 weeks prior to the surgery. In addition, if you are a person who is taking medications regularly, you need to consult with your doctor to see whether you need to stop any medications before the surgery. Medications which can increase bleeding include aspirin, clopidogrel and warfarin. These should be discontinued at least 2 weeks ahead of the breast augmentation. Moreover, you need to arrange for someone to take you home on the same day of the surgery. We use anesthesia; hence you are not advised to drive on your own after the procedure.
The Day of Surgery
On the day of the surgery, you will be admitted to the hospital. You will need to spare around 15 minutes of your time to complete your paperwork, which also includes the signing of the consent form for the surgery. After finishing the paperwork, the doctor anesthesiologist will visit you and once again will gather information about your past and present medical conditions in order to ensure that the use of anesthesia is safe. Your physician Dr. Chinsee will also visit you prior to the surgery in order to sketch the coordinates for the surgery. You will also have some time before being transferred to the operation theater to ask any questions about the procedure or aftercare. After transferring to the operation theater, the doctor anesthesiologist and his or her assistants will administer anesthesia while you are connected to monitors that give details about your body’s vitals. They will also administer certain antibiotics in order to prevent any infections following breast enhancement.
The Recovery Process
If your job is less physically strenuous, you will most likely go back to work within one to two weeks after the procedure. Nonetheless, if your job is physically demanding, you will need to rest for up to two weeks. Many women are able to return to their normal day-to-day activities within two weeks.
Results & Follow Up
You will need to wait at least 6–8 weeks in order to take pictures to compare with the previous photos. In addition, you need to understand that the size of the breast and its shape show some gradual change during the following 3–6 months. Also, the incision marks will fade away with time.
Generally, you will be asked to visit the doctor on the following day after the surgery for the follow-up. The surgeon will determine the schedule for the subsequent follow-ups. This is required to maintain the long-term results of the surgery.