Breast augmentation, or enlargement, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures among women. It’s a great way to enhance your look and feel confident about your body. Whether you want to increase the size of your breasts or improve their shape, breast augmentation can help.
Women seek breast augmentation or boob enhancement surgery for a variety of reasons but common to all is to feel feminine, sensual, and regain or improve confidence. Breast augmentation (or ‘boob job’) is a surgical procedure that involves using implants to improve the size and shape of your breasts. The implants are usually made of silicone and filled with either saline (salt solution) or silicone gel. During the procedure, the implant is inserted through an incision into the breast area and then filled with either saline or silicone gel. Your surgeon will then adjust the size and shape of the implant to create the desired results for you and your body type.
There are many benefits associated with breast enhancement surgery, including increased self-confidence and improved body image. Many women experience improved body contours after their surgery as well as improved clothing fit and more attractive cleavage lines between their breasts. Additionally, it can also add balance to asymmetrical breasts or restore volume lost after pregnancy or weight loss.
We recommend patients of breast augmentation surgery to avoid getting any incisions wet for at least 48-72 hours. To avoid this using a damp sponge gently around the body will keep you feeling clean without any risk.
If you’re thinking ‘how long do I need to take off work’, the answer is that it depends on each patient’s ability to heal. We always recommend that you plan to be away from work for at least 1 week which will give you the time your incisions need to heal so that you can move around with minimal discomfort. Any extra time that you’re able to take will be beneficial. You should not do any strenuous or heavy listing for around 6 weeks, so speak to Dr Aggarwal and your employer if this will be difficult.
Most patients can drive again after one week because they no longer require taking their pain medication. If you feel the need to use prescription drugs to reduce discomfort, don’t drive until you can stop taking these medications.
You will notice a change in your breast immediately after surgery, the complete results of your breast augmentation will take some time. After surgery there will be some swelling that will take several weeks to subside completely. Your implants will also take some time to settle into their optimal position and it’s rare that both implants will do this at the same time, so be aware one implant may drop before the other.
It’s important to take care of your incisions and follow Dr Aggarwal’s post-operative instructions closely so that you can enjoy complete results after about three months.
Dr Aggarwal is one of the only Sydney Plastic Surgeons who has completed further fellowship training in dedicated Breast Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has also published a CME on Secondary Breast Augmentation in the Plastic and Reconstructive Journal, the premier plastic surgery journal for educating plastic surgeons worldwide.
At Mode we find Breast Augmentation patients some of our happiest patients, as results are reliable, readily reproducible and long lasting. At MODE, Dr Aggarwal will guide you through the planning of surgery, including selection of implants best suited to achieve your goals.
The procedure is always performed under general anaesthesia given by an accredited anaesthetist in a fully accredited and licensed facility (usually one of the North Shore’s premier private hospitals). The procedure takes one to two hours and most patients will be discharged the same day (some elect to stay overnight however).
Trans-axillary or trans-umbilical
Dual Plane Technique
Dr Aggarwal only use the highest quality implants from the leading manufacturers (Mentor or Motiva) who back their implants with lifetime guarantees. At Mode Plastic Surgery we will never employ cut price or cheap implants that have not had the most rigorous testing or safety profile
Modern breast augmentation uses current generation of silicone implants which have advanced significantly since being introduced decades ago. Unlike older generation implants, modern silicone implants are form stable/highly cohesive meaning that:
These are used in women who:
Anatomical or ‘tear drop’ implants are fuller at the bottom than the top resembling the shape of a native breast. These are useful in women who:
Anatomical implants are always textured though the degree of texturing varies between different implant manufacturers.
In Dr Aggarwal’s practice smooth implants are less commonly used as they have less stability of position and are more prone to implant malposition especially down and out when placed in a subpectoral/submuscular position.
However their benefits can include:
Textured devices are more commonly used because as the tissue heals around the implant it produces a Velcro effect with the implant surface adding to maintenance of implant position.
Benefits of textured implants include:
The degree of texturing of implants varies and can be described as:
Implants are measured in volume, cubic centimetres (cc), rather than the cup size.
Dr Aggarwal will discuss the most appropriate implant size.
Every surgery carries risks, and therefore one must consider if risks outweigh the benefits for your own personal situation. If they do then the surgery may be well worth it. Dr Aggarwal will discuss the pros and cons of surgery with you during your consultation.
The risk in the literature varies widely from 1/3,000,000 to 1/50,000.
However a recent study conducted in Australia (Wilkinson et al PRS 2017) documented the risk as:
At this stage this is currently being investigated and new research is ongoing. It is unlikely that the implants directly create the disease and there is good support for an infective theory – i.e. that minor contamination of the implant produces a ‘biofilm’ on the implant surface which then causes ongoing inflammation that reaches a critical point to cause the disease. A study by Adams et al PRS 2017, demonstrates that with defined steps to minimise bacterial contamination there were no documented cases of BIA-ALCL in even macrotextured implants. At Mode Plastic Surgery, Dr Aggarwal employs the 14 point plan to prevent contamination of breast implants.
This is a plan developed in consensus by plastic surgeons across the globe but especially from Australia and USA to reduce bacterial contamination of implants thought to cause not only BIA-ALCL but also capsular contracture
This plan, employed by Dr Aggarwal in all his implant surgeries includes:
We offer different packages for breast augmentation which includes:
A quote for this procedure will be provided to you after a consultation with Dr. Aggarwal. You can also call or email our office for our current indicative pricing
Please note that the above price does not include:
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Our patients love us! Feel free to read our reviews online on independent websites, or you can speak to some of our existing patients who will gladly speak about their plastic surgery journey.
We pride our practice in personalised, professional and ethical care. Your safety and satisfaction is our utmost priority – we only provide sedation or general anaesthesia in accredited facilities and after your procedure you will have direct access to Dr Aggarwal and his staff to answer any questions or concerns.
At your first consultation, Dr Aggarwal will explain a personalised treatment option for your desired results. A comprehensive medical history and examination is followed by discussion of surgery, examination of before and after photographs and trial of implants in the case of breast augmentation. Remember to bring a referral for your consultation, to claim the Medicare Rebate.
We will always be upfront about all costs of surgery including surgical, anaesthetic and hospital fees. Our quotes are valid for 12 months so there is no pressure to decide quickly.
To help achieve your goals, we will tailor treatment options to what you actually need. We will never recommend surgical or non surgical treatment if its not going to achieve what you want. We aim to deliver beautiful, natural results.
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Gordon NSW 2072
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