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Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty Guide

Dr Hanikeri offers a range of surgical procedures for the breasts, body and face.

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Breast augmentation mammoplasty stands out as one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures. Some women embark on the journey to alter their physical proportions to suit their preferences. Many turn to breast augmentation mammoplasty as an option. It is crucial to approach the decision on whether breast augmentation mammoplasty is appropriate, after careful consideration and guidance from qualified professionals.

Specialist Plastic Surgeons play a pivotal role in ensuring that the procedure is not only conducive to patient health and well-being but also tailored to each patient’s unique anatomy and desires.

Understanding the Diversity of Implants

The world of potential breast implants is vast, with many options from manufacturers available in the Australian market. However, the days of a one-size-fits-all approach are long gone in the clinics of skilled practitioners. A skilled Specialist Plastic Surgeon understands the importance of customisation. Rather than choosing from a limited set of implants, they employ a meticulous process to determine a suitable implant for each patient.

The Art of Measurement

One of the key steps in performing the breast augmentation mammoplasty procedure is the precise measurement of the patient’s breast dimensions. By evaluating the existing breast footprint along with the degree of soft tissue coverage on the chest, a Specialist Plastic Surgeon can identify a range of implants that may harmonise with the patient’s anatomy, considering factors such as shape, projection, height and width. This personalised approach helps tailor the procedure to the patient’s desired aesthetic outcomes.

Beyond Volume: The Importance of Implant Selection

While it might be tempting to focus solely on implant volume, it is crucial to recognise that a smaller implant, thoughtfully selected, can often produce a more aesthetically suitable result. The goal is not just to increase cup size but to achieve the desired balanced appearance. Patients should be encouraged to trust the experience of their surgeon in guiding them toward an implant that aligns with their goals and individual anatomy.

Avoiding Pitfalls: Proper Placement Matters

The success of a breast augmentation mammoplasty is not solely dependent on the implant itself, but also on its placement. Specialist Plastic Surgeons are trained to consider factors such as the positioning of the implant in relation to the pectoralis major muscle. Incorrect placement, such as putting the implant in front of the muscle when it should be behind, can lead to an unnatural and unsatisfactory result. Factors such as recovery time, natural feel and anaesthetic outcomes may vary between the two placement options.

For some patients, surgery may include altering the size or position of the nipple and areola or the amount of skin on their breasts. Only experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeons have the ability to recognise which patients will benefit from this and the training across a range of procedures to apply the appropriate technique to each patient.

Seeking Guidance and Consultation

For those considering breast augmentation mammoplasty, the foundation of a successful surgical journey lies in choosing a qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon. A consultation allows for a thorough discussion of goals, concerns, and expectations. A skilled surgeon will not only listen but also provide valuable insights based on each patient’s unique anatomy. Patients are encouraged to reach out to dedicated professionals who prioritise not only the desired outcome but also the safety and satisfaction of the individual.

In summary, achieving a successful breast augmentation mammoplasty involves more than just selecting an implant; it is a collaborative process between the patient and a skilled Specialist Plastic Surgeon. By prioritising individual anatomy, careful measurement, and a thoughtful approach to implant selection and placement, surgeons can aim to achieve pleasing results for the patient. For more information or to request a consultation, prospective patients are invited to contact the office directly.

Understanding Risks and Recovery

Before committing to breast augmentation mammoplasty, patients should familiarise themselves with potential risks and the recovery process. They should discuss in detail with their surgeon the potential complications, postoperative care and the expected timeline for resuming normal activities. Being well-informed, mentally and physically, aids in the decision-making process as well as aftercare and recovery.

Postoperative Care and Follow-up

The journey does not end once the surgery is complete. Patients need to follow the surgeon’s postoperative care instructions diligently, attend all scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor their progress and address any concerns promptly. A successful breast augmentation mammoplasty journey is a partnership between the patient and their surgeon, extending beyond the operating room.