Different Types of Breast Surgery in Sydney

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 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 augmentation mammoplasty surgery. Such surgical operations can address many issues experienced by women with regards to their breasts – stretched or ptotic breasts due to child birth or significant weight loss, breast size asymmetry, excessively small or overly large breasts, etc. A qualified breast surgeon in Sydney can help rectify these issues.

A good look at breast augmentation mammoplasty surgery in Sydney

Now the skin naturally loses its elasticity with age hence women will often eventually have to deal with breast laxity. Women may also develop issues with their breasts due to congenital defects or diseases which can be a rather traumatic experience. Fortunately, there are a variety of breast surgery operations designed to restore or reshape breasts.

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

Breast augmentation mammoplasty surgery
Otherwise known as augmentation mammoplasty or breast enlargement surgery, the surgery aims to increase or “augment” a woman’s bust size through the 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 their more subtle feel and appearance. Needless to say, breast augmentation mammoplasty is the breast operation of choice for women that desire a fuller breast size.

Breast lift mastopexy surgery
Breast lift mastopexy surgery is a popular choice for women who wish to change the position or shape of their breasts. Breast ptosis is 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 opt for a breast lift mastopexy operation to reduce breast laxity.

Breast reduction mammoplasty surgery
Essentially the opposite of breast augmentation mammoplasty surgery, breast reduction mammoplasty 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 discomfort for women affected – shoulder pain, neck pain, back pain, etc. Excessively large breasts can also 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 mammoplasty can also be performed to treat breast asymmetry reducing one side of the breasts to be more proportional to the other. 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 can be an option 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 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 mastopexy 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 a qualified and trained surgeon perform the procedure for you. Get in touch with us on 1300 368 107 to arrange a consultation for breast surgery with Dr Tavakoli 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.