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5 Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation

27th February 2018 by Dr. Kim Taylor
Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation

 

Q: How much do breast implants cost? 

Searching online for an exact figure can be difficult to find, as prices vary. But at Re.,a breast augmentation costs $11,990 or $12,990 depending on the implant type chosen. All fees include; surgeon fees, anaesthetist fees, hospital costs, the cost of implants, post-surgery care, scar management as well as any ongoing check-ups, which are all included as part of our commitment to patient satisfaction.

Q: How do I select the right implant?

It is important not to have pre-conceived ideas about the exact implant you want before coming in for your consultation.  Our surgeons will guide you through the important process of selecting your implants. This will take into account the existing shape & size of your breasts and your ultimate outcome goals.

It’s important to choose what looks good on your body’s frame; still, much of the decision-making boils down to personal preference. Some things to consider include:

Size – Measured in cubic centimetres and does not correspond to traditional bra cup sizes. The larger the implant, the higher the volume.
Shape – Teardrop shaped implants are thinner at the top and gently slope to a fuller projection point, mirroring the silhouette of a natural breast. Round breast implants are circular and able to shift slightly once positioned without distorting the shape of the breast.
Composition – Over 99% of all implants in Australia are silicone. Re. Plastic Surgeons use cohesive silicone gel-filled implants, as they provide the best combination of feel, longevity and safety.
Profile – Indicates the distance the implant will project your breast from your body. A higher profile implant will create a more prominent silhouette than a lower profile breast implant. 

Q: Will you go over or under the muscle?

A submuscular placement may give a softer appearance, whereas a subglandular option may look more rounded in some patients, enhancing the natural shape of the breast. The main advantage of placement under the muscle is added padding over the upper edge of the implant, particularly for thin women. However, many patients choose to have their implants placed above the muscle. The main advantage being the avoidance of unwanted movement that can happen with submuscular implants. 

Q: Can you make me look like this?

Patients often share with us photos of celebrities’ breasts or images they’ve found online as references. This is helpful in knowing what someone likes (and perhaps doesn’t like). Since a breast augmentation is an enhanced version of your own breast, it isn’t a one size fits all situation. The trap is when patients see a breast shape or size they like and equate it to the implant that has been used. So, whilst the shape and size may be achievable depending on your anatomy, a different implant may need to be used to achieve a similar look. Re. uses the patented Vectra 3D Imaging System to accurately show patients what different size and shape implants will look like on their exact frame prior to surgery.

Q: Will I have to stay overnight?

The short answer is ‘no’. A breast augmentation is considered a very safe, relatively straightforward procedure and is usually performed as a day surgery under a general anaesthetic. Most patients undergoing breast augmentation are fit and healthy, which makes for quicker recovery with easier pain management. During consultation, your surgeon will discuss every aspect of the procedure with you, including recovery and post-op care, as implants can take weeks to fully settle.

For results you’re happy with, it’s important to find a qualified plastic surgeon. Talk to Re. Plastic Surgery’s breast augmentation specialists, Dr Richard Bloom and Dr Kim Taylor about your breast augmentation goals today. Call us on 03 8840 0000 or visit our website to book a consultation.

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Dr. Kim Taylor

With a passion for achieving the best possible outcomes for her patients, Kim has forged a wonderfully accomplished and highly decorated career in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Her industry recognition includes an impressive array of awards, foreign scholarships, inductions, fellowships and presentations. Kim can provide invaluable insights and expertise to those looking to make informed, confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures.

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