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5 things to consider before getting breast augmentation surgery

April 13, 2021

Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. It involves breast implants being used to add volume and shape to the bustline.

If you’re considering undergoing breast augmentation in Adelaide, it’s important to thoroughly research what is involved and seek advice from a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon.

Reason for procedure

The decision to undergo any kind of plastic surgery should be well thought out. It’s a big decision that, for many women, can have a significant impact on their lives.

Women who are unhappy with the size and shape of their breasts may find that breast augmentation improves the appearance of their bustline and provides a boost in self esteem.

The decision to undergo breast augmentation or any plastic surgery is an important one, so you need make sure breast augmentation is the right decision for you. Research what’s involved and seek expert advice to gain a better understanding of the benefits, risks and potential outcomes.

Choosing the right implants

Choosing the right breast implant to suit your personal criteria and aesthetic goals involves numerous considerations, from implant size, type, shape and what your desired result is.

There are more than one type of breast implant. At Hamilton House, we use the highest quality silicone gel or saline Nagor implants.

Breast implants are also available in a range of different shapes and sizes, which can provide specific outcomes.

Depending on your desired outcome, your surgeon will guide you through the process of choosing the right implants for your body.

At Hamilton House we use Vectra 3D computer imaging to show patients what a breast augmentation will look like and to help determine which is the best implant for your body and desired breast shape.

Recovery time

When considering breast augmentation surgery, make sure you plan for the recovery period and are able to take the necessary time off work to allow your body to heal.

Recovery time is dependent on the complexity of your procedure and you will need to have a check up with your surgeon regularly for at least two weeks following surgery.

Recovery can take from about four to six weeks, however depending on the advice of your surgeon, you should be able to return to work after a few days. This may be dependent on the complexity of your specific procedure as well as the type of job you have. A gradual increase in physical activity is recommended, starting with short walks and building up to regular exercise at six weeks.

Cost involved

When considering breast augmentation surgery an important factor to consider is the costs involved. This can differ for each patient, as each individual case varies in difficulty and complexity of the procedure. The type of implant you choose will also impact on the overall cost, as will the need for supporting procedures like a breast lift.

As breast augmentations are performed under general anaesthetic, there will be additional fees for the specialist anaesthetist, which can vary depending on the complexity and duration of your surgery.

Once your surgeon has assessed your requirements and the scope of your individual procedure during your consultation, they will be able to give you more detailed information on the overall costs.

For plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, no Medicare or Private Health insurance rebates are available.

Finding the right surgeon

It’s important to find the right surgeon when considering breast augmentation. You want a surgeon who has proper qualification to perform the procedure, but also someone you feel comfortable with and who understands your desired outcome.

When considering any plastic surgery make sure you understand the difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon. Look for a specialist, qualified plastic surgeon rather than a cosmetic surgeon, as cosmetic surgeons may only have taken brief courses in certain procedures.

Finding the right surgeon can help ensure you get the best aesthetic outcome.

Dr Richard Hamilton is highly experienced in breast augmentation surgery in Adelaide and provides expert care.

With many factors to consider before getting a breast augmentation, contact the team at Hamilton House to book a consultation.