Published September 29, 2014

Debunking the Biggest Myths about Breast Augmentation and Breast Surgeons in Sydney

Are you looking for information about breast surgeons in Sydney and breast augmentation in general? If so then you’ve probably uncovered a lot of so called “facts” online and what different people choose to believe about breast augmentation. Unfortunately there can be a lot of misinformation out there many of which can dissuade a lot of women from truly benefitting from the procedure. Read on to see some of the most common myths about breast surgery procedures and what our experts have to say about the matter.

Demystifying boob surgeons and breast augmentation

Recovering from breast augmentation is a slow and painful process. One myth that persists among a lot of women about breast augmentation is the recovery being a slow and extremely painful experience. As a surgical procedure, some pain and discomfort is to be expected but it’s certainly far from unbearable. Many would agree that the pain from a wisdom tooth extraction is several times worse. Of course pain can vary from one patient – some may feel no pain at all while others might experience significant pain lasting several days after the procedure.

In the case of the latter, breast surgeons in Sydney can prescribe pain medications to manage the discomfort. Of course women need to make sure that they follow all post-operative precautions and refrain from lifting anything too heavy nor do anything too strenuous for about 4 weeks following the procedure. Now in terms of recovery, reputable breast surgeons in Sydney are now expected to employ rapid recovery techniques that make it possible for most patients to return to work in a little over a week (except for those engaged in particularly strenuous professions). Complete recovery can be expected in 2 to 3 weeks although patients will need to forego certain activities like contact sports (martial arts, boxing, etc) for about 12 weeks. Boob surgeons and breast implants lead to fake and unnatural looking results.

This is probably the biggest concern among women interested in the services of breast surgeons in Sydney. After all, who would want to spend thousands of dollars only to end up with breasts that obviously look unnatural and fake? However that is certainly not the case especially for a reputable and highly accomplished boob surgeon. A good breast surgeon in Sydney can help women select the most suitable type and size of breast implant as well as determine the best approach for implant placement with the least scarring and risk of complications. Granted that you opted for the skills of some of the best breast surgeons in the country, family and friends won’t even know you’ve had breast augmentation done (unless you tell them of course) and none needs to be the wiser.

Breast augmentation is for women who want to go “bigger”. Breast augmentation implants are offered in various sizes and while most people associate the procedure with the desire to get a bigger rack, most patients that actually walk in to undergo the operation tend to go for sizes that are much more subtle (from an A cup to a B or C at the most). Of course there are those who insist on a much larger breast implant size although that was never the trend as people tend to believe. Most women that do get breast augmentation are working professionals (lawyers, doctors, nurses, teachers, etc) and simply want their clothes to suit them better or become happier about their appearance. Breast surgeons in Sydney can help women achieve the perfect breast size without being too ostentatious.

Breast implants can last a lifetime

Considering the cost of breast implants, a lot of women tend to think that breast implants are a one-time deal and that the results are something that they can enjoy for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, that is simply not the case – breast implants are not designed to last a lifetime. Breast surgeons in Sydney recommend that patients have their breast implants checked and replaced every 10 years to prevent complications. Of course breast implants can certainly last much longer provided that no underlying issues are found. Simply put, women that do get breast augmentation done need to know that breast revision surgery is something that they’ll inevitablyhave to prepare for somewhere down the road.

Breast augmentation will immediately make you look better

Some women look at breast augmentation as a quick fix only to end up frustrated when they don’t immediately see what they were hoping for. Breast tissues and chest muscles in and around the site of the operation naturally “tighten” after the operation. Hence, breast implants initially appear to sit higher than normal on a patient’s chest and may appear swollen for several days. Patients need to give their bodies time to show the desired results – this may take about a week or two depending on the recovery process. Thus women shouldn’t plan a breast surgery a week before a special occasion (weddings, pageants, reunions, etc).

So there you have it – a few of the most common myths surrounding breast augmentation surgery! Women need to think long and hard before undergoing such an operation. Having realistic expectations will no doubt help women make the best out of such an investment and become that much happier in terms of results. Would you like to know more about breast augmentation? Get in touch with us today on 1300 368 107 to arrange a consultation with one of the top breast surgeons in Sydney!

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an internationally renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society (ISAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is considered a world leader in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the word on these topics.