Types of Breast Surgery in Sydney

Published November 19, 2014

Types of Breast Surgery in Sydney

A good look at breast surgery in Sydney

Are you thinking about undergoing breast surgery in Sydney? If you’re reading this then you probably are just like the thousands of women in the country who want to invest in the services of a qualified breast surgeon in Sydney. Needless to say, such surgical procedures are extremely popular among women seeking to achieve an altered breast shape and size. Regardless of your cosmetic concerns, whether about breast size or laxity (as a result of pregnancy, weight changes, age), speaking to a qualified surgeon in Sydney can certainly help you understand your options.

An overview on breast augmentation mammoplasty in Sydney

Indeed breast surgery in Sydney can be an option for women who are overly conscious about the size and shape of their breasts. Ptotic breasts is an all too common problem among women and one that naturally comes with age due to loss of skin elasticity. Surgeons can therefore perform procedures such as breast augmentation mammoplasty to help reverse these effects.

Now if you’re looking to make the most out of your decision to undergo breast surgery in Sydney, you’ve got to know your options and learn all about the different solutions available to you. Breast surgery can be performed under 4 general types:

Augmentation mammoplasty

Also known as breast enlargement surgery, breast augmentation mammoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at enabling women to achieve a fuller breast size through the strategic use of breast implants. There are generally 2 types of breast implants – saline filled and silicone gel implants. The latter is often preferred by breast surgeons. Such implants are surgically inserted above or below the chest muscles and breast tissues.

Breast augmentation mammoplasty can also be performed to correct breast asymmetry (one side of the breast is bigger than the other) or as part of a reconstructive effort following mastectomy in breast cancer patients.

Reduction mammoplasty

The complete opposite of breast augmentation mammoplasty surgery, breast reduction mammoplasty is a surgical operation primarily intended to benefit women with overly large breasts. Excess breast volume can cause a number of physical problems among affected women – back pains, chest pains, difficulty with exercise and daily activities, etc. Breast reduction mammoplasty surgery can be performed to alleviate such problems.

Similar to breast augmentation mammoplasty, reduction mammoplasty can also be performed to correct breast asymmetry whenever deemed the appropriate solution by a reputable breast surgeon.

Yet another popular solution for breast surgery in Sydney, a breast lift (mastopexy) operation can suit women struggling with the issue of breast laxity and don’t necessarily desire a bigger breast size. Breast laxity is a common problem among women particularly after pregnancy and drastic weight changes which makes it a highly sought-after “post-pregnancy surgery” operation and one that isn’t nearly as invasive as other types of breast surgery operations.

Breast reconstruction
As a breast surgery operation, breast reconstruction is exactly what it sounds like – the surgical restoration of a woman’s breasts. Such a breast surgery operation is often performed on breast cancer patients following the trauma of mastectomy (the surgical removal of diseased breast tissues). The breast surgeon makes use of several surgical techniques and methodologies in an effort to restore the size and shape of the afflicted breasts.

Breast reconstruction can be described as some of the most complex types of breast surgery operations as it typically involves 2 or more separate surgical operations in order to achieve the desired results. For instance, breast augmentation mammoplasty may be involved in addition to harvesting tissues from other areas of the patient’s body to replace the diseased ones removed via mastectomy.

So there you have it – an overview on the general types of breast surgery operations that women can all look into. Knowing your options ought to help you better discuss your needs when consulting with a breast surgeon and get a good grasp on the possibilities that breast surgery offers.

Are you looking for an experienced breast surgeon? Get in touch with us on 1300 368 107 and book a consultation with breast surgeon 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.