Breast augmentation implants performed by Dr Lam in Adelaide
Breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement or breast implants surgery, is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at increasing the size and enhancing the shape of the breasts.
The breast augmentation procedure typically involves the placement of breast implants either under the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle. The implants are typically filled with either saline (sterile saltwater) or silicone gel and come in various shapes, sizes, and profiles to suit individual preferences and body proportions.
The surgery is usually performed under general anaesthesia, and the incisions are commonly made in inconspicuous areas to minimise visible scarring. Some common incision locations include around the areola (periareolar), in the breast crease (inframammary), or in the armpit (transaxillary).
After breast augmentation surgery, the recovery process typically involves immediate post-operative care and gradual healing over several weeks.
- In the first few days: patients may experience discomfort, swelling, and fatigue, which can be managed with prescribed pain medications.
- During the first week: wearing a surgical bra or compression garment is essential to support healing and minimise swelling. Strenuous activities should be avoided during this time.
- Over the next few weeks: swelling and bruising gradually subside, and patients can gradually return to light activities as advised by their surgeon.
- After about six weeks: most individuals can resume their normal daily activities. Long-term results become apparent as the breasts settle into their new shape and position.
Regular follow-up appointments with the surgeon are important for monitoring progress and addressing any concerns.
Your breast augmentation is unique to you. Your result will be tailored to your needs alone
At your first consultation, Dr Lam will focus on your goals while exploring your general health, body shape, chest shape, breast size, shape and symmetry. At this consultation you will have an opportunity to try on breast sizers to explore what you like and dislike. This is an important opportunity for you to see what you might look like and also feel the weight of the implants on your chest. This sizing exercise also allows you to clearly communicate your goals to Dr Lam.
A second consultation is useful to clarify your goals and discuss the process in greater detail. In particular, more time will be spent on the post-operative recovery as well as the risks of the procedure.
There are many considerations when it comes to your breast augmentation. These include the placement of the incision, the size and type of implant, the plane in which the implant is placed and most importantly your goals and lifestyle.
It is important that you entrust your breast augmentation surgery to a qualified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr Quoc Lam has a stellar reputation in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. With years of experience and a commitment to delivering exceptional results, Dr Quoc Lam is known for his meticulous attention to detail and patient-centred approach. When it comes to something as personal as breast augmentation, choosing a skilled and compassionate surgeon like Dr Lam can make all the difference in achieving the natural and beautiful results you desire.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Overall, it will take at least 6 weeks to give you a good idea of the aesthetic outcome. In the early recovery you will feel tight due to the swelling and because your muscles are just newly stretched and not yet relaxed. As the swelling settles and the skin and muscle stretch, you will feel more comfortable, look more natural and your breasts will move more naturally. These changes can continue for as long as 6 months and features such as a natural cleavage or softer curves often take a bit of time to evolve. Patients even report changes 1 year after their breast augmentation.
Although you may feel comfortable enough to return to desk work at 2 weeks, you will find that you may still require pain relief and may not tolerate long hours. You will be able to explore driving from about 2 to 3 weeks and you should not return to physical exercise or work until about 4-6 weeks. Even still, any return to physical exercise or physical work should be taken on incrementally over the following 6 weeks.
Pain is normal after breast augmentation surgery. The range of pain responses from this surgery is wide. Some patients require minimal pain relief for short periods while others can find the process challenging. Your overnight stay at the hospital will allow us to ensure that we assess your pain medication requirements before you leave in the morning. You will be discharged with the appropriate and adequate medications to control your pain.
For the first week, you will need full-time assistance and should focus on resting. You should be like a patient in hospital, only in your own home. You will experience most of your pain and discomfort during this period. This will improve dramatically day by day. By the 1-2 week mark, your pain will have improved dramatically, and you may only be taking pain medications once or twice a day.
After your surgery, your breasts will be dressed with bandages and you will feel tightness and firmness. Your overnight stay at the hospital will allow you to try some pain medications and ant-nausea medications as required. Dr Lam will see you in the morning before you are discharged home to address any concerns or questions you may have.
It’s important that you rest for a few days following your breast augmentation surgery. Once you are feeling well enough, you can do some light walking. You will, however, need to avoid any heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for around six weeks after the procedure. Even still, any return to physical exercise should be taken on incrementally over the following 6 weeks.
Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure that uses implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. It’s an effective option for individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts, whether due to their natural size or changes in their body such as pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. By opting for breast augmentation, individuals can achieve their desired breast size and shape, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing look. Experienced plastic surgeons can help individuals decide on the best approach to meet their unique needs and achieve their desired results.
Breast augmentation is a great option for individuals who are dissatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts and have realistic expectations. To be considered a good candidate, one should be in good health and have fully developed breasts. For saline implants, individuals should be over the age of 18, while for silicone implants, the minimum age requirement is 22. Scheduling a consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon is necessary to determine candidacy and create a personalised treatment plan.
Breastfeeding with implants is possible but depends on the incision type and implant placement. Consulting with a plastic surgeon before surgery is essential to discuss options and potential impacts on milk production. With proper planning, individuals may achieve their desired breast appearance and be able to breastfeed successfully.