Breast Implants are one of the world’s most popular surgical procedures. Essentially, this involves surgically placing an implant behind each breast to increase bust size, correct sagging, increase firmness and fix any issues with asymmetrical or disproportionately sized breasts. The operation takes one to two hours and can be performed with both general anaesthetic or I/V sedation that puts you to sleep for the procedure, and local anaesthetic to eliminate pain afterwards.
A breast implant is a prosthesis used to change the size, shape, and contour of a person's breast. In reconstructive plastic surgery, breast implants can be placed to restore a natural looking breast mound for post–mastectomy breast reconstruction patients or to correct congenital defects and deformities of the chest wall. They are also used cosmetically to enhance or enlarge the appearance of the breast through breast augmentation surgery.
There are three general types of breast implants, defined by their filler material: saline solution, silicone gel, and composite filler. The saline implant has an elastomer silicone shell filled with sterile saline solution during surgery; the silicone implant has an elastomer silicone shell pre-filled with viscous silicone gel; and the alternative composition implants featured miscellaneous fillers, such as soy oil, polypropylene string, etc. Composite implants are typically not recommended for use anymore and, in fact, their use is banned in the United States and Europe due to associated health risks and complications.
Implant Type: Silicone breast implants have a silicone shell that is filled with a cohesive silicone gel. Saline implants are used much less frequently. Each type of implant has its own set of pros and cons, and the type that is most suitable will depend on your anatomy and goals of surgery.
Implant Size: Breast Implants come in a variety of sizes to help you achieve the exact result you desire. The Vectra 3D imaging system is a very helpful tool as you pick out your implant size, as it enables you to “try on” different sizes to find the most appropriate option. We also use sizers that you can try in a bra to get an idea of what you will look like in clothing.
Implant Shape: Breast Implants are available in round and teardrop shapes. Round implants have equal projection on top and bottom, as opposed to teardrop implants, which are gently sloped (similar to the curve of a natural breast). The decision to use one type over the other is dependent on a number of factors related to your breast tissue and the “look” that you hope to achieve.
Breast Implant Placement: Implants can be placed either above or below the chest muscle. This depends on factors such as the amount of native breast tissue and your body frame.
A mammoplasty procedure for the placement of breast implant devices has three (3) purposes:
- primary reconstruction: the replacement of breast tissues damaged by trauma (blunt, penetrating, blast), disease (breast cancer), and failed anatomic development (tuberous breast deformity).
- revision and reconstruction: to revise (correct) the outcome of a previous breast reconstruction surgery.
- primary augmentation: to aesthetically augment the size, form, and feel of the breasts.
Incision Location: Implants can be placed through several different incision patterns:
- Around the circumference of the areola
- Within the inframammary fold (where the breast meets the torso)
- Through the armpit
The incisions from breast augmentation do leave scarring, although the scars will be well-concealed within the natural creases or folds of skin. They should not be noticeable underneath a bra or bathing suit top.
How much do breast implants cost?
Many surgeons don't list specific pricing as costs will vary between patients and procedures, however as a guide you'll be looking at anywhere between $6000 and $12,000 for breast augmentation in Wollongong.
Breast Implant includes
*Sydney pricing only
*Terms & Conditions apply
It's important to remember that there are many costs associated with surgery, including hospital or surgical facility costs, anaesthesia fees, medication and medical tests as well as the surgeon or doctor's fee.
It’s vital to get appropriate consultation before committing to a breast augmentation procedure. This is because all the specifics of the operation, from anaesthetic to incisions, are dependent on your personal goals and medical history. While the operation itself takes only a couple of hours and you’ll be able to go home the same day if desired, you might have to make adjustments in the weeks before and after, such as avoiding certain medications or heavy activity. Therefore, the first step should always be an initial consultation with an experienced and fully qualified cosmetic surgeon in Wollongong
Breast Implants Wollongong
354-358 Crown Street
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Phone: 02 4226 6955
Fax: 02 4229 5016
Wollongong plastic surgery practices of Adrian Sjarif.
372 Crown St
Wollongong NSW 2500
Sydney 02 9588 5700
Wollongong 02 4226 6111
Wollongong Plastic Surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt
Illawarra and South Coast residents can now make a consult appointment with Dr Jeremy Hunt in Wollongong, via his practice in Gwynneville, prior to their procedure being performed in Sydney. Contact the Gwynneville practice and make an appointment to access the very best standard of plastic surgery and non-surgical treatments.
Call +61 (02) 9327 1733
Suite 6, Level 1
174 Gipps Rd, Gwynneville NSW 2500