Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in Australia. It is quite low risk when performed by a qualified surgeon and the satisfaction rate is high, with most women reporting that they love the size and shape of their new breasts and that they felt more attractive and less self-conscious.
If you have been wondering if breast augmentation is the right procedure for you, this article examines what makes someone a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery.
Breast implant surgery can improve a woman's self-confidence and self-esteem and increase overall satisfaction with their body. There are many reasons why a woman might choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery. The most common reasons include:
The best candidates for breast augmentation are those who may be unhappy or self-conscious about the size, shape or degree of droop of their breasts but are otherwise healthy and well-adjusted and don't expect the surgery to transform their lives.
Breast augmentation surgery needs to be carefully considered if you have any health conditions which can increase the risks of surgery or a general anaesthetic. Your surgeon will consider these risks and advise you of the benefits and risks of proceeding with surgery given your particular circumstances.
Breast augmentation surgery is generally performed in adult patients after the completion of breast development. Where surgery is considered on younger patients, the surgeon may seek psychological evaluation to establish the patient’s level of psychological maturity.
All surgery carries some risks or potential complications such as infection, excessive bleeding, blood clots in the legs or lungs, poor wound healing or scarring and reactions to the anaesthetic. These risks can be minimised if you are in good general health and follow your surgeon's pre and post-operative instructions.
Potential complications following breast augmentation surgery include:
The decision to undergo breast augmentation surgery is deeply personal, whether it is for reconstructive or cosmetic reasons. Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure with inherent risks and the best person to discuss your requirements and expectations with is an experienced and qualified surgeon.
The best way to reduce the risk of complications is to choose an experienced surgeon who has performed lots of breast augmentation procedures.
If you are considering breast augmentation surgery and have questions you would like to ask, or if you would like to book a confidential consultation at a cost of $140, click below or call (03) 9088 5000 for the Melbourne practice or (07) 3180 3400 for the Brisbane practice. The Cosmetic Surgery Co-ordinators of NorthEast Plastic Surgery will organise a consultation with Mr Tansley or Dr Seneviratne who are highly qualified and experienced surgeons. They will assess your individual requirements and discuss your preferences in regard to breast augmentation surgery.
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