Breast Augmentation is also known as: Breast Surgery, Breast Enlargement and Boob Job.
Are you considering breast implants in Perth?
Led by our highly regarded Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr Timothy Cooper, Rodin Clinic is a leading cosmetic and plastic surgery practice that specialises in breast augmentation in Perth.
Augmentation mammaplasty, or more commonly referred to as a boob job in Perth is a procedure that involves increasing or restoring the breast size. Breast augmentation in Perth is one of the most common procedures for women who wish to enhance or restore their figures. As with any type of cosmetic surgery, undergoing this procedure is a major decision. Rodin Clinic has proven results in Perth for breast augmentation procedures.
Dr Timothy Cooper and the highly qualified staff at Rodin Clinic are here to answer all of your questions and can provide more details. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your options concerning your surgery for breast enhancement in Perth.
Our team have put together a list of frequently asked questions to help answer any queries or concerns that you may have prior to undergoing your surgery for breast implants in Perth.
Breast Implants FAQ’s
Are Breast Implants Right For Me?
Undergoing a procedure for a breast enlargement in Perth is certainly not for everyone, but this procedure can result in a dramatic improvement on how your body looks. Any of the following conditions may indicate that you are a good candidate for breast enhancement in Perth if:
- You are bothered that your breasts are too small
- Weight loss has changed their size and shape
- Your breasts have lost their firmness after having children
- One side is noticeably smaller than the other
- You feel self-conscious about your body
- Your body must be fully developed if you are a younger woman
- You must be emotionally mature and fully understand your motives
- You must have realistic expectations and know that the procedure can only bring improvements, not perfection
This is why the initial consultation with our experienced surgeon, Dr Timothy Cooper is so important. Your Plastic Surgeon can help you better understand what the procedure entails and what you can expect, before undergoing any surgery. During this period of time, it is also your chance to ask any questions and tell us exactly what you are looking for. Once you have understood what the procedure entails, undergoing surgery for a boob job in Perth by our highly skilled plastic surgeon, it will result in a higher rate of success and severely reduce the risk of complications.
Are Silicone Breast Implants Safe?
One question we regularly get asked is regarding the safety of our silicone gel-filled implants. These have been one of the most studied medical devices since their first introduction in 1962 with decades of research evaluating their safety. The devices are heavily regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia. The FDA in the U.S. has also given its approval and support for these types of implants.
Do They Feel Unnatural?
A common concern for clients undergoing a breast enlargement in our Perth clinic, is how they feel. While implants may not be as supple as real breasts, most women who have undergone the procedure are all very satisfied with their results. As with any type of cosmetic procedure, there is some degree of risk.
However, proceeding with surgery for breast implants in Perth ensures that you are receiving the best possible care with as little risk possible.
Can Implants Cause Breast Cancer or Other Diseases?
There is also no evidence of increased rates of autoimmune disease or breast cancer in women who have breast implants.
Will I Be Able to Breastfeed?
Having breast implants does not preclude being able to breastfeed successfully. There is also no evidence that breast implants pose any risk to breastfeeding infants.
Can Implants Make it Harder to Detect Breast Cancer?
All women are strongly advised to self-examine their breasts for any lumps and to schedule an annual examination by a doctor. The implants can interfere with mammograms and make it difficult to assess any signs of breast cancer. Patients should inform the radiologist of their implants prior to having a mammogram.
What is The Recovery Time Like After Surgery?
Each patient has different pain tolerance levels which is taken into account with medications prescribed accordingly. Patients can expect swelling for several weeks after the surgery. Recovery time varies for each patient though most are able to care for themselves within two days.
Most patients are typically able to return to work within one week but are encouraged to minimise any physical activities to limit the swelling. Our nurse will give you recovery instructions to follow after the surgery is complete.
Will I Scar and Are the Scars Visibly Obvious?
The silicone gel-filled implants are inserted through a small incision made either under the breast or surrounding the nipple. Your surgeon will recommend the most appropriate incision to minimise scarring. Some scars may be visible but will gradually fade after several months.
Can Anyone Tell if a Woman Has Breast Implants?
A carefully planned and perform procedure can deliver results that look natural. Choosing an experienced surgeon is incredibly important to get the results you want. Prior to the procedure, we take the time to explain the process and answer your questions.
We also take into account your height, weight, and natural size and shape of your breasts. This allows us to choose an appropriate implant and position it correctly for natural looking results.
Do Breast Implants Make the Breasts Sag Sooner?
Breasts begin to sag and lose their firmness over a period of time. This can also occur due to pregnancy, weight loss, and gravity. The elastin/collagen structure also starts to break down with the aging process.
Natural breasts of the same size and weight will begin to sag the same as an implant would. Even with breast augmentation surgery, it is still important to wear a quality, supportive bra that fits well. One thing to note is that getting excessively large implants can result in premature sagging.
Do the Implants Need to be Replaced Regularly?
There is a common misconception that implants need to be replaced every 10 years but this is not true. Implants may last a lifetime. However, you will need regular checkups to exclude rupture. Many manufacturers give a lifetime guarantee on their product.
What Should I Expect From the Initial Consultation?
If you are considering implants, scheduling an initial consultation is the first step. During this meeting, Dr Cooper will take the time to explain the procedure and answer any of your questions. Your physical and emotional health will also be assessed prior to the surgery.
You should be ready to provide information about the following:
- Previous surgical procedures
- Past and present medical conditions
- Medications or supplements you are currently taking
- Results from mammograms you have had
- Any history of breast cancer in the family
The information you provide is important for your surgeon to help you understand factors that may affect results. Gaining or losing a significant amount of weight can change your breast size and shape. Pregnancy can also change size in an unpredictable manner.
During the consultation, your breasts will be examined and photographed for your medical record. The size and shape of your breasts in addition to your chest dimensions, quality of your skin, and position of your nipples will also be taken into consideration. For improved results, additional cosmetic procedures may be recommended. If your breasts are sagging, a breast lift procedure can be performed in conjunction with augmentation surgery.
How is the Breast Surgery Performed?
Implants require incisions to be made in one of three locations: underneath the breast above the crease, around the lower edge of the areola, or under the armpit. Incisions under the breasts are typically the preferable choice.
Once the incision is made, a pocket is then created where the implants will be inserted. The pocket is made either behind the breast tissue or beneath the pectoral muscle. The decision is ultimately determined based on the thickness of the soft tissue of the upper breast and chest wall.
Your surgeon will discuss other factors that determine the “above or below muscle” issue with you. Drains are not routinely used for implants.
Is the Procedure Safe?
Every year, thousands of women across the country undergo augmentation surgery with no major complications after the procedure. However, as with all types of major procedures there are certain risks that need to be fully understood. One of the most important parts of the initial consultation is in regards to any possible complications.
These may include:
- Altered nipple sensation
- Implant malposition
- Implant failure
- Capsular contracture
- Possibility of revisional surgery
The risks of the procedure will be fully discussed prior to surgery.
Capsular contracture or breast firmness is much less of a problem now than in the past. A capsulectomy can be performed and the implant replaced. Infection is highly unlikely but can be devastating as it means the implant needs to be removed. Implant failure is difficult to quantify although newer ones tend to have a much longer lifespan. Changes in nipple sensation may be affected but are usually only temporary. Your surgeon will fully discuss all the risks involved and answer your questions about the safety of the procedure.
Saline or Silicone Gel-Filled Implants?
All commonly used implants have an inert silicone covering which may be smooth or textured.
Silicone gel-filled breast implants are increasingly the preferred choice in Perth for breast augmentation and are approved for general use by the Therapeutic Goods Advisory service (TGA). The gel is of a cohesive nature and will not disperse if ruptured.
The obvious benefit is that the silicone has a much softer feel and form compared to its alternative. This is particularly important for women with small breasts.
What Size and Shape is Right For Me?
Breast implants that are currently available in Australia come in either round or anatomic (teardrop) shapes. The anatomic implant has more of a projection at the base and imparts a more natural appearance. Women with small breasts or those who have not had babies may consider this option. However, anatomic implants are typically more expensive and may occasionally be more prone to rotation.
The size of implants tends to cause a lot of confusion. A number of factors are taken into consideration when assessing the size. This includes looking at the breast shape and size, the amount of upper breast “padding”, and the height and shape of the body.
Using sizing charts allows us to accurately predict the dimensions of the breasts after surgery. To help with your decision regarding the size, you may ask to view photographs of previous augmentations. Sizer implants can also be placed in the bra to give a better idea of what the new size would look like.
We can make a recommendation for implant sizes but the choice is ultimately up to the patient. Patients are advised against requesting too large of a size as they tend to lead to more problems in the long term.
How Will I Be Cared For on the Day of My Surgery?
The procedure is performed in a hospital under general anaesthetic and typically takes one hour unless it is combined with other procedures. Patients can expect swelling around the area that is operated on. Any discomfort and pain are typically minimal.
Patients can return to normal activities several days after the procedure although we recommend staying away from strenuous activities such as heavy lifting. Wearing a new sports bra or crop top is recommended for comfort. Gently massaging the new breasts is also recommended during the early postoperative period.
We will give you a complete overview of what to expect prior to the surgery.
How Long Will I Continue to See My Surgeon?
After the initial healing period, you will be scheduled to visit our office for a follow-up visit to evaluate your progress. In the following months, we may ask you to return for periodic check-ups. It is important that you return for these check-ups so we can assess the long-term results and address any concerns you may have.
Rodin Clinic is committed to providing the highest standard of care for all patients. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation for breast augmentation in Perth. Our team is here to answer your questions and provide more details.
Thinking about having surgery overseas?
Why choose to have your boob job in Perth? Australian health and medical regulations are rigorously monitored to ensure the safe treatment of men and women who choose to undergo plastic or cosmetic surgery. Here at Rodin Clinic, Dr Timothy Cooper is regarded as one of the best breast surgeons in Perth. By carefully reviewing the specialised surgeons who perform surgery for a breast augmentation in Perth, you are effectively minimising the chances of post procedure complications.
Dr Timothy Cooper is one of the few breast surgeons in Perth who is a member of the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. As one of the best breast surgeons in Perth, he regularly presents at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery meetings, nationally as well as internationally.
Rodin Clinic understand the costs involved with surgery and are pleased to offer you access to our cosmetic and plastic surgery finance partner, Pretty Penny Finance.
Contact our Perth clinic today to schedule an initial consultation for your surgery for breast augmentation in Perth. Our team is here to answer your questions and provide more details.
*The images on this page are used with permission from the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons . Complete patient education pamphlets are also available.