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Breast Augmentation Treatment in Melbourne

At Skin Club, breast augmentation in Melbourne is a spotlight procedure performed by our proficient doctors. Engaging advanced techniques and up-to-date methodologies, the doctors of Skin Club are committed to providing a comprehensive consultation to help you understand the process of breast augmentation better. We aim to craft an aesthetic outcome, focusing on natural-looking enhancement while considering your individual needs and expectations.
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Nature of Implants

Breast augmentation involves the use of implants to enhance breast size. These implants can be filled with either saline or silicone gel, depending on patient preference and medical considerations.
Personalization in terms of implant size, shape, texture, and placement location depends on the anatomy, skin thickness and elasticity, body type, and personal preferences of the patient.
Depending on the surgical technique applied and individual patient circumstances, breast augmentation typically takes 1-2 hours to complete and is usually performed under general anesthesia.
While breast implants do not expire or have a definitive lifespan, they are not meant to last a lifetime. The likelihood of complications increases over time requiring a replacement or maintenance procedure.
Patients typically require a period of rest with limited physical activity following surgery to facilitate healing and reduce risk of complications. Regular follow-up appointments form a crucial part in monitoring the status of implants and overall health post surgery.

Before & After Photos of Breast Augmentation Result

Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed. The procedures shown on this website are not suitable for everyone and each patient’s results will depend on their individual circumstances. This website does not provide medical advice. If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, please consult with a qualified healthcare professional for advice.
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The Five-Stage Approach to The Procedure

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Initial Consultation

In the initial consultation, we thoroughly assess the current breast size, shape, symmetry, and general health condition. Also, we take into account the patient’s desired outcome, discussing what they hope to achieve through this procedure. This discussion helps to determine the most suitable surgical plan tailored specifically for the patient.
This involves a series of medical evaluations and tests to ensure the patient is in good health for surgery. General guidelines on food and fluid intake, smoking cessation, and medications are given during this stage. It also includes detailed instructions on what to expect on the day of surgery and how to handle post-surgical recovery.
The breast augmentation procedure involves making incisions at inconspicuous locations to minimise visible scarring – usually under the breast, around the areola or underarm area depending on individual anatomy and preference. Then an implant pocket is created either behind the breast tissue or beneath your chest wall muscle upon which an implant is inserted.
After surgery, dressings will be applied over incisions sites along with a support bra or bandage in order to minimise swelling and support new breast form during healing phase. Instructions about taking prescribed medication which can aid healing and reduce potential for infection will also be given.
The recovery process varies per individual depending on their natural healing ability and scale of augmentation done but most resume normal activities within a few days after surgery without vigorous exercise. Follow-up visits are scheduled for post-operative care including monitoring progress of healing process and addressing any concerns you may have.
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Introduction To Breast Augmentation

In the world of aesthetic enhancements, where we believe changing your physical appearance can uplift your self-esteem and boost confidence. Today, we will be discussing a transformative procedure—Breast Augmentation.

Purpose of the Procedure

Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at increasing the size, altering the shape, or modifying the texture of women’s breasts by implanting prostheses. It is primarily opted for by women who wish to enhance their body contour either because they feel their breast size is too small or they have experienced volume loss after pregnancy or weight reduction. It also addresses unevenness in breast size aiming to restore symmetry. In essence, it contributes to enhancing your physical appearance, thereby improving self-esteem and offering satisfaction with your body image.

Historical Context and Advancements in the field of Breast Augmentation

A lot has evolved since the first inception of this procedure. The late 19th century witnessed crude attempts at breast augmentation using materials like paraffin and fat from other parts of the body. Thankfully, science and technology have marked significant strides forward.

  • The introduction of saline implants: In 1964, medical-grade silicone was developed that created a leap forward in implant safety and aesthetics.
  • Silicone gel-filled implants: Recognized for their ‘natural feel’ characteristics, silicone gel-filled implants offer an aesthetic advancement over saline implants.
  • Cohesive gel silicone / ‘Gummy bear’ implants: These offer an even better form-stable option reducing complications like implant wrinkle and ripple.

This journey from crude practices to advanced solutions offers women highly sophisticated options today to help them achieve the body contour they desire. And as we move forward, our commitment to safety, quality, and satisfaction remains steadfast. We continue to advance our techniques in line with scientific discoveries and technological innovations.


Ideal Candidates for Breast Augmentation

The ideal candidates for breast augmentation are generally women who are physically healthy and have realistic expectations about the results. Age is another factor, women considering breast augmentation should ideally be at least 18 years old for saline implants and at least 22 years old for silicone implants, as recommended by the FDA.

Further, women who wish to increase their breast size, restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy, achieve better breast symmetry, or improve self-image and confidence make excellent candidates for this procedure.

Health Considerations

Good health is crucial when considering any surgical procedure. Women interested in breast augmentation should not have any active infections or serious medical conditions that can complicate surgery or recovery. In addition, nonsmokers are ideal candidates because smoking increases the risk of complications and slows down the healing process.

Specific Conditions

Women who have tuberous breasts, a congenitally uneven size of breasts, underdevelopment of the chest wall or breasts affected by trauma may benefit significantly from this procedure.

Prerequisites and Disqualifiers

If you are planning a significant weight loss or future pregnancies might affect your results by altering your body shape. Therefore it may be best to delay breast augmentation in such cases. Also, if you have certain medical conditions such as heart conditions, disorders that affect your immune system or you’re currently pregnant or breastfeeding you won’t be able to undergo this procedure.


  • Scenario 1: If you’re a young woman in your early 20s who has finished developing but is insecure about her small bust size, then you may be an ideal candidate for this procedure.
  • Scenario 2: On the other hand, if you’re a woman of any age with an active infection or serious medical condition, or if you’re currently pregnant, then you would not qualify for breast augmentation.
  • Scenario 3: Finally, if you’ve had children and are unhappy with the changes in your breasts due to the effects of breastfeeding and/or weight fluctuations during pregnancy, this procedure could be an excellent option.

Understanding the Pricing of Breast Augmentation Procedures

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Cost of Breast Augmentation

The overall cost of breast augmentation is one of the key factors to consider before deciding on the procedure. The price can vary widely depending on multiple factors.

Factors Influencing Cost

  • Geographic Location: The region where you choose to have your surgery can greatly influence the cost. Facilities in urban areas or cosmopolitan cities often tend to charge more than those in rural areas due to higher operating costs.
  • Doctor’s Expertise: Doctors with extensive experience and a high reputation usually charge more for their services. However, when it comes to surgical procedures, expertise matters significantly for both aesthetic results and safety purposes.
  • Additional Services: The final cost may include additional expenses such as anesthesia fees, hospital or surgical facility costs, medical tests, post-surgery garments, and medications. These can add up and increase the overall expense associated with the procedure.

Average Cost Estimates

The cost of breast augmentation can range depending on the specifics of your case and the region you live in. However, as a general guide, according to reports from The American Society of cosmetic Doctors, the average cost of breast augmentation surgery ranges between $5,000 and $10,000.

Please do keep in mind that this is just an average range. It doesn’t factor in many other variables like doctor’s fees and additional services which could potentially make your total expenses go higher.


Individual quotes will only be offered following an initial consultation where personalised treatment plans are proposed based on an individual’s desired outcomes and unique physical characteristics.


Breast Augmentation Procedure Consultation - Open Communication Role

As a qualified cosmetic doctor, I cannot emphasize enough on the crucial role that a pre-procedure consultation plays in the overall outcome of your breast augmentation procedure. Remember, cosmetic procedures require a holistic, personalised approach – every individual is unique and has different requirements. It is during this consultation that these requirements are fully understood and evaluated.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

The consultation process for breast augmentation is designed to assess various aspects of your health and aesthetic preferences.

  1. Assessments: This includes a thorough medical checkup to determine your overall health status. Physical examinations of your breasts will be carried out including measurements of size, shape, skin quality and placement of nipples.
  2. Discussions: Your desired outcome will be discussed at length. We’ll talk about your expectations from the procedure, suitable options for implants, and how they align with your body type. The procedure’s risks and benefits are also part of this discussion to help you make an informed decision.
  3. Questions: A key aspect of consultations is providing you an opportunity to ask any queries that you might have regarding the procedure or recovery process. We believe in practicing transparency with our patients which can only be achieved through an open dialogue.

The Importance of Open Communication

Open communication forms the bedrock of successful cosmetic procedures.

A good cosmetic doctor should be able to listen and respond effectively — especially during consultations. It is crucial for you as a patient to feel comfortable enough to openly discuss your medical history, fears, hopes and more. During consultations we encourage you to share your expectations openly, and ask any questions regarding the procedure without hesitation. A successful consultation session enables a successful procedure and leaves no room for any unwelcome surprises during the post-procedure phase.

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Questions to Ask During Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

During your breast augmentation consultation, it’s important to ask specific questions that can give you an in-depth understanding of your options, the benefits and risks associated with the procedure, and what you can expect post-surgery. Here are some crucial questions listed down for you:

Potential Risks and Benefits

  • What potential complications can occur with breast augmentation?
  • What precautions do you take to minimise these risks?
  • What are the short-term and long-term benefits of this procedure?

Alternative Treatments

  • Are there any non-surgical alternatives?
  • If I’m not eligible for breast augmentation, what are my other options?

Expected Outcomes

  • What kind of changes can I expect post-surgery? How long will it take to see the full results?
  • Can my lifestyle or age affect the longevity of my breast augmentation results?

Note Taking and Record Keeping During Consultation

The information acquired during a consultation can feel overwhelming. Therefore, taking notes is strongly recommended. Use these tips to make note-taking more effective:

  • Come prepared: Have your all questions typed or written down before the consultation.
  • Note down answers: Jot down crucial points during your doctor’s responses to your questions.
  • Feel free to ask: Don’t hesitate to ask your doctor to clarify or elaborate on any point you did not entirely understand.

Maintaining a record of all your consultations and follow-up visits is crucial. It will allow you to revisit and process the information at your own pace, help facilitate any subsequent discussions with your healthcare provider, and ensure you’re fully informed about the procedure and its effects.

Risks and Safety

Risks and Safety Measures in Breast Augmentation Surgery

Potential Risks and Complications

Like any surgical procedure, Breast Augmentation comes with its own set of potential risks and complications. They include:

  • Infection
  • Breast Pain
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation
  • Capsular contracture, where scar tissue forms around the implant and squeezes it.
  • Implant leakage or rupture.
  • Unsatisfactory results such as asymmetry, unsatisfactory size, or unanticipated shape.

Safety Measures to minimise Risks

The safety of our patients is our highest concern. We take various steps to minimise potential risks:

  • Carefully reviewing medical history and current health status before the procedure.
  • Using sterile techniques to minimise infection risk.
  • Meticulous surgical technique to reduce chances of capsular contracture, implant leakage, or rupture.
  • We also recommend regular follow-up visits post the surgery to manage any complications early.

The Role of Informed Consent

Informed consent is an essential part of discussing potential risks. During this process, we ensure that the patient understands all possible risks associated with Breast Augmentation surgery. They are made aware that despite all the precautions taken, every surgical procedure carries some level of risk.
We also make sure that the patient agrees to proceed with full knowledge and acceptance of these risks. This conversation is vital for facilitating patient satisfaction with the procedure and supporting careful, informed decisions about their health.


Breast Augmentation Procedure: Preparation and Important Guidelines

The success of a breast augmentation procedure is significantly influenced by the preparation steps taken prior to the surgery. Consider implementing these recommended lifestyle changes, dietary restrictions, and medications instructions.

Lifestyle Adjustments

Before breast augmentation surgery, it is crucial to ensure one’s body is in optimal shape to promote a smoother recovery and successful results.

  • Avoid Smoking: Smoking can delay healing and increase the risk of complications. It’s recommended that you stop smoking at least six weeks before surgery.
  • Maintain a Healthy Weight: A stable weight can help preclude any significant changes in breast size after your procedure.
  • Routine Exercise: Regular physical activity supports overall health, but strenuous activities and heavy lifting should be avoided close to the time of surgery.

Dietary Adjustments

Diet plays an influential role during healing and recovery.

  • Adequate Hydration: Ensure you stay well hydrated leading up to your surgery date. However, do not consume any fluids (including water) from midnight before your augmentation procedure unless instructed otherwise.
  • Healthy Eating: Maintain a nutrition-rich diet filled with fruits, vegetables, lean proteins which will help in boosting your immune system and speed recovery.


Certain medications could interfere with anesthesia or increase risks of bleeding. To avoid this, follow these points:

  • Avoid Certain Medications: You may need to stop taking certain medications (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or certain vitamins and supplements) in the two weeks leading up to your surgery.
  • Discuss Prescription Medications: Be sure to discuss any ongoing prescription medications with your healthcare provider beforehand.

The Importance of Pre-operative Instructions

Following preoperative instructions is key to minimizing risks and promoting successful surgical results. Your healthcare provider will provide guidelines specific to your health and medical history. It is extremely important that you follow these prescribed instructions closely and discuss any queries or concerns with your doctor before your surgery.


Brief Overview of Breast Augmentation Procedure Steps

Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. Here is a comprehensive breakdown of the procedure:

Before the Procedure

  1. Initial Consultation: During this phase, you and your doctor will discuss your goals and expectations.
  2. Pre-Operative Assessment: This involves routine lab tests to ensure your body is ready for surgery.
  3. Preparing for Surgery: Prior to the date of surgery, you might be advised to stop certain medications, avoid smoking and limit alcohol consumption.

During the Procedure

  1. Anesthesia: You will be placed under general anesthesia to ensure comfort throughout the operation.
  2. Making Incisions:Incisions are usually made in inconspicuous areas to minimise visible scarring.You will have discussed incision options with your doctor during initial consultation.
  3. Inserting Implants:The breast implant is inserted into a pocket either under the pectoral muscle (a submuscular placement) or directly behind the breast tissue(over the pectoral muscle).The method for inserting and positioning implants depends on type of implant,your body type and doctor’s recommendation.
  4. Closing Incisions:The incisions are then closed up using sutures. Skin adhesive or surgical tape may also be used.

After the Procedure

  1. You will be taken into a recovery area for close monitoring. Your breasts will be wrapped in gauze dressings and an elastic bandage or support bra will minimise swelling and support the breasts as they heal.

  2. After a short observation period, you’ll be allowed to go home.

  3. Post-Surgery Checkups:You will have follow-up appointments for the removal of sutures and for your doctor to monitor your progress.

It is important to remember that the decision to have breast augmentation is extremely personal, and you should take the time to discuss all possible options, risks, and potential complications with your doctor.


Breast Augmentation Recovery and Complication Management

Following breast augmentation surgery, there is a recovery process to assist in healing and to ensure the best possible results. The recovery period may vary for each patient, depending upon individual healing responses and the surgical technique used.

Recovery Duration and Post-Operative Care

Typically, initial recovery from breast augmentation takes about 2-3 weeks. During this time, you need to take special care of your body. You will receive detailed post-operative instructions from your doctor which will include:

  • Dressing care and bathing instructions
  • Pain control measures
  • Signs of complications to watch out for
  • Activity restrictions including physical exercise

Pain Management, Physical Restrictions, and Follow-up Appointments

Pain following surgery is a significant concern for many patients. But it can be effectively managed with medication, as prescribed by your doctor. Initially, you may need to limit strenuous activities and heavy lifting to promote the healing process.
In most cases, regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled with your doctor. This allows the doctor to track your progress and address any concerns or complications promptly.

Potential Side Effects or Complications During the Recovery Period

Please note that every surgery comes with potential risks. After breast augmentation, some common side effects can include swelling & bruising around the surgical area, numbness or changes in nipple sensation as well as discomfort in the chest area during physical activity.
If you experience severe pain or notice any signs of infection such as fever or redness around the incision site, it’s crucial that you contact your health provider immediately.


Results and Maintenance Following Breast Augmentation Surgery

As you choose to embark on your transformative journey through a Breast Augmentation procedure, it is important to have realistic expectations about the results. This cosmetic surgery is designed to enhance your physical appearance by increasing the size and improving the shape of your breasts.

Short-Term Results

In the immediate aftermath of the surgery, patients can expect temporary swelling and discomfort. While the size and shape changes will be immediate, full visual impact may be concealed initially due to post-operative swelling.

Timeline for Visible Results

You would start noticing positive changes as soon as one to two weeks post-surgery. However, optimal aesthetic results commonly begin to fully manifest between three to six months after the procedure, once the implants have properly settled and swelling has fully subsided.

Long-Term Results

Breast Augmentation offers long-lasting results. However, it’s important to know that breast implants are not lifetime devices and it is generally recommended that they be replaced every 10-15 years.

Maintenance and Aftercare

  • Prompt Post-Operative Care: This includes regular check-ups during initial recovery period, taking prescribed medications on time, and adhering to all post-operative instructions.
  • Regular Checkups: Regular follow-ups with your doctor should be scheduled every 1-2 years following your breast augmentation procedure.
  • Lifestyle Adjustments: Downsizing any strenuous activity initially, wearing well-supported bras regularly, healthy eating habits, and maintaining a stable weight will go a long way in preserving the desirable outcomes.

Please remember, your individual results may vary depending upon factors such as age, lifestyle choices, your doctor’s proficiency, and your body’s unique response to the procedure.


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What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of your breasts through the use of implants or fat transfer.

<pCandidates for breast augmentation are people who are physically healthy, have realistic expectations about the outcome, and feel their breasts are too small or lack a symmetrical shape.

There are primarily two types of implants used: saline-filled and silicone gel-filled implants. Your doctor will recommend the best option based on your body type and goals.

The procedure involves making a surgical incision either under the breast, around the nipple, or underarm. Then an implant filled with either silicone or saline is inserted.

A typical breast augmentation surgery takes about one to two hours to perform.

The initial recovery period is usually around 48 – 72 hours after which normal activities can be resumed, although physical exercise should be avoided for at least a few weeks.

  • Infection: This can occur at any time following surgery but is most commonly within a week post op.
  • Bleeding: Although rare, it does occur in some cases and may require further surgery.
  • Capsular contracture: This refers to the formation of scar tissue around the implant, causing it to feel hard.

Most women are able to successfully breastfeed after a breast augmentation procedure, though it can depend on the type of surgery and incision used.

A well-performed breast augmentation should result in a natural look. However, factors such as the type of implant used and its placement can influence this.

The results of a breast augmentation are long lasting, however, implants may need to be replaced at some point in time due to wear and tear over several years.

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