Selecting a Breast Surgeon in Sydney

Published July 6, 2014

Selecting a Breast Surgeon in Sydney

Opt for a breast surgeon in Sydney that you can trust

Looking for a breast surgeon in Sydney? Women choose to undergo a breast augmentation mammoplasty operation primarily to change the way their breasts look. If you are thinking of undergoing such a procedure then you need to make sure that you do your research and choose a surgeon who has the required skills, training, and experience.

Women can opt to get breast surgery done for many reasons some of which are not purely about aesthetics. A breast procedure may also be performed to correct breast asymmetry (one breast is larger or smaller than the other) or as a reconstructive procedure for breast cancer patients or as a result of trauma and significant injury to the breast area.

Whatever the reason, women considering the procedure have a wealth of options in their choice in breast surgeons in Sydney. Potential patients would do well to thoroughly explore their options.

The search for a reliable and experienced breast surgeon in Sydney

First order of business is to seek out a breast surgeon in Sydney that you can rely on to prioritise your needs throughout the planning, procedure, and recovery phases. Do a fair amount of research on the matter or ask friends or family if they could point you to the right direction.

Next step is to come in for a consultation so that your breast surgeon can examine you and perhaps give you some recommendations about the results that you are looking to achieve. Expect to be asked questions like “Why are you interested in the operation?” and to be shown “before and after” photos to help you set realistic expectations for the procedure. Needless to say, you have to be of reasonably sound health with no significant health conditions which might endanger results.

After clearing for the procedure, only then will your breast surgeon schedule you for the operation. Your surgeon should be able to provide you with all the instructions you need on how to prepare for the operation.

As an elective surgical procedure, most insurance companies won’t cover the cost of breast surgery although some exceptions can be made when performed as a reconstructive measure. Needless to say, the cost of breast surgeries can be significant, but surgeons typically don’t expect you to pay all upfront and can offer flexible financing options by loan or credit.

Breast surgery operations typically take no more than a couple of hours to complete and sometimes a lot longer depending on the scope and complexity of the procedure. Patients may need to stay in a hospital after the procedure at least overnight for observation. Recovery can take weeks to several months depending on the complexity and how invasive of a procedure it was.

If you are looking for a licenced and reputable breast surgeon then you can consider speaking with Dr Tavakoli and his team in Sydney. Call us on 1300 368 107 to arrange a consultation and fully discuss your needs.

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.