For some women, the size of their breasts can seem to be disproportionately small when compared to the rest of their body. Breast augmentation surgery can help you to achieve the size you desire.
Breast augmentation performed by Dr Lisa Friederich in Sydney can address a range of different concerns, including:
- Improving asymmetry between the breasts
- Balance your body shape
- Enlarge the breasts
- Improve the shape of the breasts
Your breast augmentation journey
As a female plastic surgeon, Dr Lisa well understands the impact breast size can have on a woman’s feelings of femininity. During your initial consultation with Dr Lisa, she will discuss your reasons for wishing to undergo breast augmentation, and your goals for the procedure. Once she gains a full understanding of your circumstances and desires, she will discuss the different options available to help you achieve this.
Choosing your implants is no small thing; thanks to the variety of sizes, materials and shapes available, this decision can actually be quite difficult. Dr Lisa will guide you through this choice, and counsel you as to the best choice to help you achieve the outcomes you’ve been hoping for. You will be able to “try” different implant sizes and shapes at your consultation, so you’ll be able to get a good idea of what your silhouette will be like following your procedure.
Breast surgery considerations
The options for your breast surgery include:
- The size of the implants (this is normally measured in CCs)
- The shape of your implants (eg: teardrop, round)
- The material your implants are made from (silicone, saline, etc)
- The incision site and technique
- Whether your implants will be placed under or above the muscle
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Breast Augmentation FAQs
The time required to complete your breast augmentation surgery will vary depending on the plan decided on between yourself and Dr Lisa, however, in general it takes between one and two hours.
Yes, due to the nature of this surgery, you will be left with some scarring. The location of the scarring is also dependent on the options you have chosen. However, Dr Lisa strives to ensure the incisions are placed in such a way as to minimise the scarring, and leave you with the most aesthetically pleasing results possible.
While the healing time associated with breast implants will vary from patient to patient depending on their circumstances, most people feel they are able to return to work about one week following the surgery. It should be noted that you will need to wear a compression garment following your surgery to support your new breasts. You will need to avoid vigorous activities for about the first four weeks after you surgery while you are healing.
No. Each and every surgery will be carefully planned between yourself and Dr Lisa Friederich so as to ensure your unique goals and circumstances are taken into account.
While it is possible to breastfeed after undergoing breast implants, you may find there is some impact, depending on the type of surgery. You may also find that breastfeeding can impact on the results of your augmentation. To ensure the longevity of your results, you may wish to postpone breast augmentation surgery until after you have had children.
Breast augmentation or implant surgery is an invasive surgery and carries the same risk as any other procedure of its nature. Although, we do our best to avoid any additional risk through our technique and the use of good quality medical products, breast augmentation carries the general risk of implant rupture, loss of sensation in the breast and nipple, breast distortion and infection.
Although it is popularly believed that breast implants should be replaced every 10 years, this is false. The durability of breast implants is different in each individual case. Through check-ups and self-examination, it can be determined if the implants need to be changed at all, this could be at any time. There are documented cases of women who have had their breast implants for over 20 years without any problems.
It is advised to consider breast augmentation only after you have decided not to have any more children. While efforts can be made to avoid disrupting the milk ducts and nerves, there is no guarantee that you will be able to breastfeed after breast augmentation. Breastfeeding and child birth may also alter the size and shape of the breasts even after breast augmentation or implant surgery.
Breast Augmentation Sydney
If you would like to request a breast augmentation consultation with Dr Lisa Friederich, or if you have any questions about the procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us.