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Breast Augmentation can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, enlarging your breasts and making them more in proportion with the rest of your body. Breast Augmentation can also be used to correct differences in the size of your breasts or sagging breasts which can occur after pregnancy and breast-feeding.
There are many choices and options in Breast Augmentation, which require careful planning to individualise which are the best options for you. All of these choices have advantages and disadvantages, which you should understand before you make a decision with your Surgeon.
Breast Implants will make your breasts larger, but the underlying shape of your breasts will not change, and some differences in the size and shape of your breasts may even be more obvious after the surgery.
Breast Enlargement surgery is chosen by women of all ages from all walks of life for a variety of reasons. Many women, after raising a family, want to restore what time, gravity and child rearing has taken away. Women are primarily motivated to choose this surgery for their own personal satisfaction and body image, rather than to please a partner.
Your decision to undergo Breast Augmentation will be based on your own needs, desires and expectations. However, before you undergo Breast Augmentation, you need to be well informed about the procedure, the different choices involved, the results you can expect, and all the potential risks and complications that can occur.
The main reason why many patients opt for Saline Breast Implants is that if the Implant were to rupture the breast “deflates” and the saline is simply absorbed by the body. However, Saline Breast Implants tend to demonstrate wrinkles, which can be felt and are sometimes visible. To avoid this, Saline Breast Implants can be slightly overfilled, but this leads to a more spherical appearance with increased fullness in the upper part of the breast and a firmer feel to the Breast Implants. Saline Breast Implants have a rupture rate of 1-3% per year, which requires another operation to correct.
Today modern Silicone Breast Implants are substantially different from the old type used in the 1970s and 80s. The casing of the Silicone Breast Implant is much thicker and often has a textured surface, which reduces the chance of capsular contracture (hardening) of the Implant. Modern cohesive Silicone Gel Breast Implants contain a gel that is similar in consistency to a set jelly, which retains its shape and does not run like a liquid, as the old silicone gel did.
Another advantage of the Silicone Gel Breast Implants is that they are made in a variety of round and tear-drop shapes, which means it is easier to choose a Breast Implant to achieve the breast shape that you desire.
Like all foreign materials, Silicone is walled off by the body with a thin, inelastic lining or “capsule”. In both cases the capsule can undergo capsular contracture where the capsule surrounding the Breast Implant tightens, becomes hard and occasionally tender.
All Silicone Gel Breast Implants will develop a very fine layer of Silicone, which osmoses through the elastomer shell over many years. This is known as gel bleed and has been reduced in some of the newer Breast Implants with advanced layering of the elastomer shell. If Silicone Breast Implants do rupture, the capsule will initially confine the gel. Free gel may precipitate capsular contracture. If unchecked, Silicone gel can extravasate or leak outside the capsule, known as an extra capsular rupture and results in localised granuloma (benign lumps) around the edge of the capsule.
The granulomas may be tender. If ignored the older, less cohesive gels can spread towards the axilla (armpit). This certainly has been the down side of Gel Implants in the past and is unusual with the newer, cohesive Gel Breast Implants.
You know you are in the safest hands with a Plastic Surgeon who is experienced, conservative and highly respected, with over 17 years in private practice. Dr Sellars is a fully qualified Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon FRACS (Plast)..
We have a very long list of clients and patients delighted with our service and care. Take a look at just a few before and after photos in the gallery to see other’s journey to a new look.
Of course safety is our top priority and our entire team has decades of training and experience. Be assured your plastic surgery journey with us will not be rushed or pressured.
The San Clinic, Suite 507
185 Fox Valley Road,
Wahroonga NSW 2076
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