Choosing Your Breast Implants in Sydney

Published October 29, 2014

Choosing Your Breast Implants in Sydney

Are you looking to benefit from breast implants in Sydney? Now when it comes to such implants for breast augmentation mammoplasty surgery, women have a lot of options in front of them. Your choice of breast implant will ultimately depend on a lot of factors like patient anatomy, lifestyle, current breast shape/size as well as the results desired. Breast implants cost can be rather significant not to mention the total cost of undergoing such a procedure (surgeon’s fee, anaesthetic cost, facility fees, medications, etc). Women thinking of undergoing a breast augmentation mammoplasty procedure ought to make sure that they make the most out of such an investment.

Options in breast augmentation mammoplasty implants

If you want to get breast implants in Sydney then you should know that these implants come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, texture and profiles to distinctly suit a patient’s needs. Hence there is not one single breast implant out there that could universally be perceived as the best but rather it’s all about matching the desired results with the breast implant along with the recommendations of your breast surgeon. Let’s go ahead and take a closer look at your options in a breast implant:


“Profile” pertains to the degree of forward protrusion in breast implants. Low profile breast implants are generally wide and flat. A medium profile breast implant is characterised by a small diameter and protrudes further out to the front. High profile breast implants on the other hand features the highest protrusion among all other breast implant profiles along with a very narrow diameter. The latter can be appropriate for women with very narrow chest walls (a common trait among petite women) but this will depend on their desired amount of protrusion.


Indeed breast implants come in different sizes. Breast implants generally come in two types – silicone gel breast implants and the saline breast implant type which is filled with saline water during the breast augmentation mammoplasty procedure according to the desired size. Reputable breast surgeons like our very own Dr Kourosh Tavakoli often prefer the use of silicone gel breast implants as it poses less risk in terms of leaks and ruptures which is known to happen with saline breast implants. That being said, there are still risks to be conscious of regardless of the type of implant you get.

Now breast implant size is measured in volume (cubic centimetres). Selecting the right size of breast implant is usually the most difficult step for women interested in breast augmentation mammoplasty. It’s not uncommon for patients to go back and forth across different sizes over a long period of time. Dr Tavakoli can help you select the appropriate breast implant size for the desired result. In choosing appropriate breast implants in Sydney, Dr Tavakoli always recommends going for something a little bigger than the actual size desired. Breast implants tend to shrink a little due to compression especially when inserted under the chest muscles.


Breast implants can either be anatomic or round in terms of shape. Breast implants of the latter type are symmetric while the anatomic variety offers more projection and volume on the lower half of the breast creating a “tear drop” effect which is preferred by some women.


Breast implants can either be textured (rough) or smooth in texture. Breast implants initially came out with a smooth surface and it wasn’t until capsular contracture became a growing concern among a significant number of patients that textured breast implants were developed. Textured breast implants help reduce the possibility of capsular contracture and pocket migration. However such implants may cause rippling or wrinkling in some patients especially those who experience significant weight changes after the operation. Based on his experience handling over 3000 breast implant operations, Dr Tavakoli ultimately prefers and recommends the use of textured breast implants for most patients especially for women athletes. Textured implants have been around for more than 30 years, and although every option comes with risks, Dr Tavakoli finds this a comparatively less risky option.

So there you have it – a few of the most important factors to consider when choosing breast implants. During your consultation with Dr Tavakoli, patients will be given the opportunity to check out the different breast implant options available in the market as well as try on different sizes. You can rely on Dr Tavakoli to help you in selecting the most suitable breast implant for you. Call us on 1300 368 107 to arrange a consultation for breast augmentation mammoplasty surgery 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.