Breast Augmentation Surgery in Sydney

Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure which is performed to enhance the breast size and improve its shape and proportion to the body. During this procedure, breast implant will be inserted under the existing breast tissue. This procedure can also be used to restore breasts volume and shape after breast feeding or significant weight loss, and to correct breasts asymmetry. Dr Frank Hsieh uses silicone breast implants of different shapes and sizes to cater for your desired look.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

  • Improve size and cleavage of breasts.
  • Improve Self-image and esteem.
  • Improve clothing fit
  • Correct asymmetrical breasts.
  • Restore breast volume after massive weight loss and pregnancy

Breast Implants

The first implant augmentation mammoplasty was performed in 1961. Since then, breast implants have undergone significant revolution and advancement. Breast implants now come in different types, shapes, and sizes.

Types of Breast Implant

Procedure

Breast augmentation is performed in the operating theatre as a day procedure in a fully accredited hospital.  This procedure usually takes approximately 2-3 hours. It is advised that you should organize for someone to pick you up after the surgery.

Recovery

Following a breast augmentation surgery, you are recommended to wear a soft bra for the first 6 weeks. It is also important to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity during this time to promote wound healing. Smoking is strongly discouraged, and patients are advised to quit prior to the procedure as smoking delays wound healing and will compromise the outcome of your surgery. We will provide you with a personalized post-operative instruction and scar management plan.

Risks associated with Breast Augmentation

Even with a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, breast augmentation, like any surgical procedure, can be associated with potential risks. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the potential risks associated with the procedure to make an informed decision on the procedure. Choosing an experienced, qualified and highly trained reconstructive surgeon will minimize the risk and complications.

  • Infection from surgical wounds which may require additional antibiotics
  • Excessive blood loss requiring blood transfusion
  • Development of a collection of blood outside blood vessels, resembling a bruise, known as a haematoma which may require drainage.
  • Seroma or fluid collection around the operation site
  • Slow healing wound. All patients are asked to cease smoking prior and after the surgery as smoking can significantly delay wound healing.
  • Risk in relation to the use of anaesthesia.
  • Allergic reactions to dressings, medication, sutures.
  • Change of nipple and breast sensation
  • capsular contracture, due to scar formation around the implants, resulting in painful, hardening of the breasts
  • Implant rupture
  • Leakage of implant
  • Movements of an implant from its original position
  • Development of a rare cancer of the immune system, known as breast-implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) has been associated with women with breast implants.

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