Breast Implants

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Breast augmentations are the single most popular cosmetic procedure performed in Australia. Many women dislike the appearance of their natural breasts. This may be a result of genetics or volume loss due to pregnancy and ageing. A breast augmentation is designed to improve the contours of your body to provide a more aesthetically pleasing shape. Including:

  • Create a curvier figure
  • Improve proportions
  • Restore volume
  • Enhance shape and definition
  • Boost self-confidence

Please visit our GALLERY for a list of Dr. Ian Chinsee before and afters. To get a more detailed explanation of breast implant options please visit BREAST IMPLANTS 101

Candidates

  • Women aged between 18 - 80
  • Good overall mental & physical health
  • 6 months post pregnancy and at least 6 months post breast feeding
  • Realistic wants & expectations

Surgery

The procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic (you will asleep) at our day hospital facility. Once you have been admitted, the procedure takes around 45 minute to complete. You will spend another 2 -3 hours in recovery before you are discharged home.

Recovery

Most patients describe the pain as mild aches which is usually controlled with oral pain medication prescribed by Dr Chinsee.

You will experience swelling and bruising after your procedure, and be required to wear a compression bra. Patients are advised to take 1-2 weeks off work, and can usually resume all normal activities (gym work) by 6 weeks. Major swelling usually subsides by 3 months, and the final result will be noticeable after 6-12 months.

Scarring

Incisions are discretely placed under the breast and are usually only 3cm long. Most scarring will fade over time with appropriate postoperative care.

Price

Dr Chinsee's prices are fully inclusive to cover all fees associated with your procedure. Surgeon’s fee, hospital & anaesthetic fees, implant fee, Keller funnel, postoperative surgical bra, contact with a Registered Nurse after your appointment, follow up post-operative appointments for one year. The only items not included in the price is medication which will be prescribed after your procedure (around $40).

We do not offer payment plans. There are companies available that offer interest free loans for cosmetic procedures which can be found via Google. It may work out to be cheaper to get a personal loan from your bank depending on interest rates.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are complications and risks associated with breast augmentation?

All surgeries carry associated complications and risks. Including: bleeding, infection, reaction to anaesthesia, changes in breast or nipple sensation, capsular contracture, implant rupture, dissatisfaction with cosmetic result. Please ask for a copy of the Surgical Consent for more detailed information.

Will breast implants affect breastfeeding?

As breast implants are placed under the breast and not in the actual breast tissue, they won’t interfere with the milk ducts. One in five women have trouble breastfeeding (without implants), but a breast augmentation should not affect with your ability to do so.

Will a breast augmentation lift up my breasts?

A breast augmentation will not help sagging breasts. Unfortunately Dr Chinsee is not able to put a bigger implant into ‘fill out’ loose skin. Implants won't lift or reposition the breast skin or tissue, and won't elevate the nipple position on the chest. A lift may be required in conjunction with a breast augmentation.

Can a breast augmentation cause cancer?

Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a rare blood cancer associated with breast implants. This cancer is incredibly rare (1 in 30,000) and most patients make a full recovery if the cancer is detected and treated early enough.

Which breast implants are safe?

All breast implants that are currently available in Australia are considered safe, and are approved for use by The Federal Goods Association (FDA) and The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Will breast implants last forever?

Breast implants are a lifetime commitment and not a one time cost. At some stage you may require additional surgeries to replace, lift the skin, or you may decide to get the implants removed. Current FDA guidelines state that breast implants should be replaced every 10 years. However, with proper monitoring (self-exams and regular doctor check-ups) you don't need to automatically replace your implants unless you are experiencing an issue with them.

Can a breast augmentation cause stretch marks?

Stretch marks are are form of scarring on the skin, usually caused by a rapid growth. Stretch marks are mostly the result of your genetics. Inserting breast implants may cause stretch marks - but only if you are prone to them.

Will breast implants fix an inverted nipple?

There are varying degrees of nipple inversion, but as long as the inversion is not too severe, breast implants will usually stretch the skin enough to correct the nipple. If not, there are additional surgical options available.

Where is breast augmentation the cheapest?

Although the idea of going overseas for surgery might seem appealing price wise, please keep in mind that all surgeries (cosmetic or not) have associated risks and complications. If you have had your surgery done overseas and experience a complication you will need to see a Surgeon in Australia which will end up costing a lot more than the original procedure.

When can you exercise after a breast augmentation?

Most people bounce back quite quickly following breast surgery, but it is crucial you follow the time frames below to prevent any complications. Reintroduce all activities slowly!

  • Week 1: Gentle walking only.
  • Week 2: Regular walking, sexual intercourse (lower half)
  • Week 4: Exercise bike.
  • Week 6: (Pending review) Gym work, running, swimming (do not submerge your body in water before 6 weeks – this may lead to serious infections).
  • 3 Months: Contact sports.
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