Breast Augmentation (Breast implants)

Breast Augmentation (Breast implants) Surgery Information

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Procedure
Enhance the size of breasts using silicone or saline (water) implants.
Length
1 to 2 hours.
Anesthesia
Local with sedation, or general.
In / OutPatient
Usually outpatient.
Side Effects
Temporary soreness, swelling, change in nipple sensation, bruising. Breast sensitive to stimulation for a few weeks.
Risks
Formation of scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture), which may cause the breast to feel tight or hard; bleeding or infection. Increase or decrease in sensitivity of nipples or breast skin, occasionally permanent. Movement of implants, rupture of the implant shell, being able to see or feel the implant. Pronounced scarring. Mammagraphy requires a special technique.
Recovery
Back to work: 3-7 days. Physical contact with breasts: 3 to 4 weeks. Fading of scars: several months to a year or more.
Duration
The majority of women with implants never require further surgery.

Doctors performing this procedure: Breast Augmentation in Australia

  Location Name Contact
  NSW, Double Bay Dr. Hodgkinson, Darryl FACCS 02 9362 7400    Website
  NSW, Newcastle Dr. Rastogi, Anoop FACCS 02 4929 7911    Website
  NSW, Double Bay Dr. Rastogi, Anoop FACCS 02 9362 1426
  QLD, Southport Dr. Chinsee, Ian FACCS 1300 8813 88    Website
  QLD, Southport Dr. Flynn, John FACCS 1300 88 1388    Website
  QLD, Brisbane Dr. Konrat, Georgina FACCS 07 3391 5710
  VIC, Malvern East Dr. Topchian, David FACCS 1800 745 536