Published November 2, 2014

Different Types of Breast Surgery in Sydney

Your options for breast surgery in Sydney

Are you thinking about undergoing breast surgery in Sydney? Among all other cosmetic surgical operations being offered in the country today, none is as popular as that of breast surgery in Sydney or more formally known as breast enhancement surgery. Such cosmetic surgical operations can address just about any issue experienced by women with regards to their breasts – loose or sagging breasts due to child birth or significant weight loss, breast size asymmetry, excessively small or overly large breasts, etc. A good breast surgeon in Sydney can certainly help women effectively rectify all that and achieve a fuller and more desirable bust size!

A good look at breast enhancement surgery in Sydney

Now the skin naturally loses its elasticity with age hence women will ultimately have to deal with breast sags and other undesirable changes at some point. Women may also develop issues with their breasts due to congenital defects or diseases which can be a rather traumatic experience. Fortunately women need not live the rest of their lives with such changes thanks to a variety of breast surgery operations designed to restore or reshape breasts into a more desirable and attractive form.

Breast surgery in Sydney can generally be classified into 4 major types:

Breast augmentation surgery

Otherwise known as augmentation mammaplasty or breast enlargement surgery, a breast augmentation surgery aims to increase or “augment” a woman’s bust size through the effective and safe use of breast implants which are generally offered in the market under 2 types – silicone gel and saline-filled breast implants.

Most of today’s breast surgeons prefer the use of silicone gel breast implants due to its more natural feel and appearance. More importantly, silicone gel breast implants are a lot less likely to yield any complication and has been instrumental in making breast augmentation a relatively safe cosmetic surgical procedure to undergo over the decades. Needless to say, breast augmentation is the breast operation of choice for women that desire a bigger and fuller breast size.

Breast lift surgery

The ideal breast surgery operation for women with unsightly breast sags, breast lift surgery is a popular choice for women who wish to restore the desirable tone and shape of their breasts without resorting to anything too invasive. Sagging breasts are a common problem for women after pregnancy especially breast-feeding mothers or for women experiencing rapid and significant weight loss. If that sounds a lot like you then you can certainly opt for a breast lift operation to eliminate breast sags and achieve fuller and firmer breasts!

Breast reduction surgery

Essentially the opposite of breast augmentation surgery, breast reduction surgery refers to the surgical reduction of one or both breasts. Just as there are women who feel troubled or unsatisfied by their breast size, overly large breasts can also pose a problem for many women. For one thing, such a condition can cause significant comfort for women affected – shoulder pain, neck pain, back pain, etc. More importantly, excessively large breasts can make it difficult for women to exercise and stay fit which makes it a significant health concern in addition to the aesthetic concerns. Breast reduction can also performed to treat breast asymmetry reducing one side of the breasts to be more proportional to the other. Regardless, this type of breast surgery in Sydney can be performed to dramatically decrease breast volume and help women attain an attractive bust size that perfectly suits the rest of their body. Such an operation typically takes 2-3 hours to complete and almost instantly alleviates any discomfort related to having excessively large breasts.

Breast reconstruction surgery

It’s perhaps the most complex and expensive type of breast surgery in Sydney, a breast reconstruction operation essentially refers to the restoration or “rebuilding” of a woman’s breasts. Such an operation is ideal for women who’ve undergone a mastectomy operation due to breast cancer (surgical removal of one’s breasts) or suffered a botched breast surgery operation. In effect, breast reconstruction can be used to restore a woman’s breasts disfigured by injury, disease or significant trauma. Indeed breast reconstruction can be an extremely complex cosmetic surgical procedure. Much of the complexity can be attributed to the fact that it almost always involves 2 or more kinds of breast surgery operations. Tissues can be harvested from other part of the patient’s body to rebuild the breasts followed by the introduction of a special type of breast implant to dramatically renew the shape of the breasts.

In many cases, additional breast surgery operations such as a breast lift and nipple correction surgery may be necessary to achieve the desired results. In addition, a reconstructive breast surgeon often has to work with scarred or diseased breast tissues which only add to the complexity. A typical reconstructive breast surgery operation can take as long as 6 hours to complete depending on the current condition of the patient’s breasts.

Are you interested in undergoing any of the number of breast surgery operations mentioned above? It’s important that you elect to have some of the best breast surgeons in the country perform the procedure for you. It is after all your body that is on the line – don’t you think it deserves the best? You can expect all that and more out of our very own Dr Tavakoli and his team of qualified and highly reputable breast surgeons. Get in touch with us today on 1300 368 107 to arrange a consultation for breast surgery 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.