Breast Enhancement for only $11000 total


While breast enhancement can result in immediate and dramatic change to your body shape, it is not a guarantee to a better life.

Type of implants

There are two main types: saline and silicone implants. Both have an outer shell made from silicone; the difference lies in the contents. Saline is basically sterile salt water. Silicone is a sticky gel. While saline is perfectly safe, there has been much controversy regarding silicone gel implants.
Recently, many scientific studies have shown that gel implants do not cause cancer or any disease. Gel implants are still the most popular worldwide because they achieve more natural results. Saline implants often cause “rippling” appearance in thin women.
For both saline and gel implants, there are differences in the shell and the shape. The shell of the implant is currently stronger than previously and less likely to leak or rupture. The shell can be smooth or textured (rough). The rough surface is designed to minimize the formation of scar tissue (capsule) which can cause hardening of the breasts after some years. Implants also come in various shapes, round or tear-drop and have different profile and height.
Your surgeon will guide you through the range of implants to choose which will give you the best result.

Surgical techniques

There are a few different techniques for inserting breast implants. The location of the incisions and the type of implants will depend on your body and preferences, and your surgeon’s recommendations. Incisions can be in the armpit, under the breast or under the nipple.
The implants are traditionally inserted behind the breast tissue or behind the pectoral muscle. There are disadvantages with both of these. To achieve a more natural look, a newer technique is to insert the implants under the muscle fascia.
At Dandenong Plastic Surgery, Dr Dieu’s preference is to use the infra-areola incision (under the nipple), and to place the implant in the sub-fascial plane – as this will give you the best scars and most natural breasts. The type of implant will be chosen after discussion with the patient.

Breast Reconstruction

Implants are also used to reconstruct the breasts after a mastectomy for cancer. Other options are also available, such as using tissue from your abdomen (TRAM flap) or back (Latissimus dorsi flap). Your surgeon will discuss these options with you.

The operation

Medical name: Augmentation Mammoplasty
Duration: 1-2 hours
Hospital stay: Day surgery
Anaesthetic: General anaesthetic (you will be asleep)
Drain tubes: nil

(Breast Implants)

Pain: long acting local anaesthetic will keep you mostly pain free during the first day and night, followed by mild to moderate soreness lasting a few days. Very occasionally, severe pain associated with arm movement may occur – this can be controlled with medications.
Recovery time: a few days to a week off work. You will be able to resume normal routine within 2-3 weeks, a little longer for strenuous activities    

Estimated costs

Total cost: $11000 inc GST, excluding tear drop implants
The fees may be less if you have private health insurance and if the operation has a Medicare item no., for example if the operation is performed to correct congenital birth defects, after breast cancer, after breastfeeding in certain patients or to correct previous breast implant complications.

Risks and possible problems

• Capsular contracture: also known as “hard breasts” or “capsules”. This condition generally appears after some years after surgery, and should not be confused with normal post-surgery tightness or firmness due to swelling and stretching of skin and breast tissue. The body’s natural reaction to the implant is to form a casing, or capsule, of scar tissue around it. If this becomes thickened or hardened, it causes the breasts to feel unpleasantly firm, change shape and may be painful. Treatment is usually by operation.  With modern implants, there is now less risk of developing hard capsules and need for re-operation. The rate is approximately 5%.
• The implant may become fixed in a slightly high or low position.
• Implants could leak or break due to any major trauma or for no apparent reason. Removal or replacement may be necessary. If saline-filled implants leak, the body absorbs the saline fluid. If a silicone gel implant leaks, the gel is usually contained within the capsule around the implant.
• If silicone travels outside the capsule, a scar reaction may form small lumps, known as granulomas, which are not cancerous or dangerous to your health according to current scientific research, but may need removal. 
• It is not known whether silicone gets into breast milk. However, some degree of silicone is probably digested by all of us as it is present in many products, including medicines, cow’s milk and cosmetics.
• Nipple sensation may be affected. In most people, there is very little difference.   Recent research demonstrated that the incision under the nipple results in less sensory changes than under the breast incision.
• On rare occasions, the implant may push out through the wound or skin and become exposed. This is more likely to occur if the under-the-breast incision is used.

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