Published April 23, 2014

Understanding Breast Augmentation

What can breast augmentation do for you?

Breast augmentation has gained a lot of popularity over the decades as a great option for women looking to have a fuller and more desirable breast size. Thanks to breast augmentation in Sydney, there’s always something that women can do when it comes to small, unequal or sagging breasts. Whether the said procedure is performed in order improve breast size or to eliminate bust asymmetry, such a cosmetic surgical procedure is known to positively affect women’s self-confidence and self –esteem.

What women ought to know about breast augmentation?

As a cosmetic surgical procedure, breast augmentation in Australia has improved leaps and bounds over the decades and is now considered one of the safest and most effective cosmetic surgical procedures in the country. Having mentioned that, there are a couple of things that women ought to know about breast augmentation if only to know exactly what to expect and what the procedure actually entails:

Type of breast implant – there are generally 2 kinds of breast implants available on the market today and these are saline and silicone gel implants. Some of the best cosmetic surgeons in the country like our very own Dr Tavakoli almost always use silicone-gel breast implants as it is safer and generally feels a lot more natural than saline breast implants. As a matter of fact, approximately 98 percent of breast augmentation in Australia is performed with silicone gel breast implants. Beware of bargain boob jobs offering saline-based implant no matter how low the breast augmentation cost.

Anaesthetics – Make no mistake; breast augmentation is still an invasive surgical procedure that involves the use of general anaesthesia which always carries a risk especially for women beyond their 40s. Opt for a cosmetic surgeon that clearly has your safety in mind. Our very own Dr Tavakoli has performed more than a thousand successful breast augmentation operations over the years and developed methodologies for safe and effective results.

The recovery process – Dr Tavakoli recommends that patients who undergo breast augmentation in Sydney are prepared for a period of at least 10 days following the operation. During such a time, any activity that involves raising the arms above the head should be avoided. Patients can return to work after a week except for occupations that are fairly strenuous in which case a period of at least 2 weeks must be allocated for the recovery process. Physical contact is typically no longer a concern after a period of 12 weeks (contact sports, intimate activities, etc).

Indeed breast augmentation can certainly help women live happier and more confident lives particularly for those who are keen on getting the said procedure done. Of course the risk of complications is always there but so long as you remain mindful about what the procedure entails and opt for the services of an experienced and highly reputable cosmetic surgeon, the chances of encountering complications throughout the procedure is greatly reduced.

In the end, it’s all a matter of assessing your options and deciding on what you think is best. If you are looking for one of the finest cosmetic surgeons in Sydney and Australia, you certainly can’t go wrong with Dr Tavakoli.

For a consult to discuss breast augmentation call us on 1300 368 107!

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.