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

Published September 29, 2014

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

Are you looking for information about breast surgeons in Sydney and breast augmentation mammoplasty 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 mammoplasty. Unfortunately there can be a lot of misinformation out there, much 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 surgeons have to say about the matter.

Demystifying breast surgeons and breast augmentation mammoplasty

Recovering from breast augmentation mammoplasty is a slow and painful process. One myth that persists among a lot of women about breast augmentation mammoplasty is the recovery being a slow and extremely painful experience. As a surgical procedure, some pain and discomfort is to be expected, but generally it isn’t unbearable. 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 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.

Delaing with an inexperienced breast surgeon 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 don’t meet their desired appearance? This means it’s important to distinuish between a good breast surgeon who has experience and training, and an inexperienced or under-qualified surgeon. A good breast surgeon in Sydney can help women select the most suitable type and size of breast implant as well as determine a reliable approach for implant placement with the goal of minimising scarring and risks.

Breast augmentation mammoplasty is for women who want to go “bigger”. Breast implants are offered in various sizes and most patients tend to go for sizes that are moderate and 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, but this is less common. Most women that do get breast augmentation mammoplasty are working professionals (lawyers, doctors, nurses, teachers, etc) and simply want to become happier about their appearance. Breast surgeons in Sydney can help women achieve this.

Breast implants don’t 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 mammoplasty done need to know that breast revision surgery is something that they’ll inevitably have to prepare for somewhere down the road.

Breast augmentation mammoplasty won’t immediately make you look better

Some women look at breast augmentation mammoplasty 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 several weeks 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 mammoplasty surgery! Women need to think long and hard before undergoing such an operation. Having realistic expectations will no doubt help women make the most out of such an investment and understand what it can offer. Would you like to know more about breast augmentation mammoplasty? Get in touch with us on 1300 368 107 to arrange a consultation with a breast surgeon in Sydney.

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

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