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 investing in the services of a good breast surgeon in Sydney. Needless to say, such cosmetic surgical procedures are extremely popular among women seeking to achieve the perfect breast shape and size. Regardless of whether you think of your breasts as excessively small or struggling with unsightly breast sags due to natural causes (as a result of pregnancy, weight changes, age), undergoing breast enhancement in Sydney can certainly be the answer!

An overview on breast enhancement in Sydney

Indeed breast surgery in Sydney can be an ideal and effective solution for women who are overly conscious about the size and shape of their breasts. Sagging breasts is an all too common problem among women and one that naturally comes with age due to loss of skin elasticity resulting to an undesirable and less youthful appearance of one’s breasts. Fortunately women need not despair in the face of such problems thanks to a number of so called “boob jobs in Sydney” which are primarily aimed at enhancing or restoring a woman’s breasts to a fuller and more attractive appearance.

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:


Also known as breast enlargement surgery, it’s a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at enabling women to achieve a bigger and 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 as it’s less likely to yield any complications and often produces more natural-looking results.  Such implants are surgically inserted above or below the chest muscles and breast tissues to achieve a fuller and bigger breast size.

Breast augmentation 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.


The complete opposite of breast augmentation surgery, breast reduction is a cosmetic surgical operation primarily intended to benefit women with overly large breasts. Just as it is with excessively small breasts, overly large breasts can be rather unsightly and can cause a number of physical problems among affected women – back pains, chest pains, difficulty with exercise and most daily activities, etc.  Breast reduction surgery can be performed to effectively alleviate such problems and shape the breasts into a more proportionate and attractive size.

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

Breast Lift

Yet another popular solution for breast surgery in Sydney, (Mastopexy) a breast lift operation is ideal for women struggling with the issue of sagging breasts and don’t necessarily desire a bigger breast size. Breast sags are a common problem among women particularly after pregnancy and drastic weight changes which makes it a highly recommended “mommy makeover” 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 afflicted breasts into a natural shape and size.

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 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 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 some of the breast surgeons in the country? It would certainly be in your best interest to do so and you can certainly expect nothing less out of our very own Dr Tavakoli. Get in touch with us today on 1300 368 107 and book a consultation with a foremost expert when it comes to 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.