Breast Augmentation Packages
ROUND BREAST IMPLANTS – FROM $6,500
ANATOMICAL BREAST IMPLANTS – FROM $7,500
• Fully Qualified FRACS Plastic Surgeon
• Fully Qualified FANZCA Anaesthetist
• Leading Sydney Private Hospital
• Mentor Breast Implants
• Customized Dual Plane Techniques
• Lifetime Follow Up
Wondering what to expect from breast implant surgery? You have come to the right place! From your first breast augmentation consultation to the healing time, here is anything and everything that you need to know about transforming your body. As one of Sydney’s most sought-after Specialist Plastic Surgeons, Dr Turner will work with you to achieve the most attractive and natural-looking results possible.
Breast augmentation surgery improves fullness and shape to create a beautiful, natural looking breast. While some women have lost shape or volume of their breasts due to the process of ageing, breastfeeding or significant weight loss, for other women they simply have breasts that did not develop during puberty. This is why breast augmentation surgery has become the most common cosmetic surgery procedure that Dr Turner performs in his Sydney Clinics.
Are You an Ideal Candidate?
Breast implant surgery is an option for any healthy woman looking at improving the shape and size of their breasts. The first step to determining if you are a good candidate is to go for a no-obligation breast augmentation consultation with Dr Turner at one of his Sydney or Newcastle clinics.
One of the most important aspects of getting breast implants is to look at your emotional health and expectations. It is critical to have realistic expectations and a clear understanding of how breast augmentation works. Dr Turner will have an open and honest conversation with you to ensure that you are confident in your decision and ready to move forward with getting breast implants.
Some of the benefits for women seeking breast implants are:
• Increase breast size
• Enhance cleavage and upper pole fullness
• Improve proportions between your breast and torso
• Improve symmetry between breasts that are different in size or shape
• Restore lost volume due to pregnancy, weight loss or ageing
• Boost self-confidence
How Do I Choose the Right Implant?
Breast implants have advanced significantly since the days of runny, liquid silicone or saline breast implants. Combined with improved surgical techniques, the refinements in the composition of the inner silicone gel with more resilient outer implant shell have made breast augmentation surgery safer with more reliable and natural results.
Prior to your breast augmentation surgery, it’s essential that you have a clear understanding of the procedure and are confident in your decision. To help you choose, you can get hands-on to touch and feel the breast implants, so you have a better idea of what they will be like on your body.
Before having a breast augmentation, you’ll need to consider the following factors.
BREAST IMPLANT SIZE
One of the most important aspects for women seeking breast augmentation is choosing the right implant size. Dr Turner will guide you through this difficult and often confusing process. During your consultations, Dr Turner will help choose an implant that best fits your breast, rather than making your breast fit an inappropriate implant with the potential long-term complications that result from this.
TISSUE BASED PLANNING
There are several factors to consider when deciding on the right breast implant size. Firstly, Dr Turner will accurately record measurements of your breasts, including width, height, volume, nipple position and skin elasticity. Next an analysis of your chest wall shape and the breast-torso ratio is performed to determine the dimensions of the breast implant that best suits your body shape.
IMPLANT SIZING SYSTEM
We use the latest Mentor Implant Sizing System to simulate what your augmented breast will look like in clothing. By utilizing a series of unique implant sizers that fit over the natural breast, we can accurately estimate the volume of your ideal breast implant size. Rather than rely on old fashion methods of simply trialling different sized breast implants in your bra.
3D COMPUTER IMAGING
With the latest VECTRA 3D camera system and its advanced software, we can preview what your breasts may look like after surgery with different sizes and shaped breast implants. Thus, giving you ultimate control and confidence that your breast implant selection is right for you.
BREAST IMPLANT SHAPE
Women come in all shapes and sizes and so do their breasts. With this in mind, it only makes sense to have different breast implant shapes. During your consultation with Dr Turner, we will show you both teardrop (anatomical) and round breast implants and make a recommendation on the best options for you.
Round silicone breast implants continue to be the most widely used breast implants worldwide. While a higher profile round breast implant can give an augmented (fake) cleavage, the use of a low or moderate profile round breast implant will often give a very natural, beautiful shaped breast especially when placed in a customized dual plane pocket.
An round breast implant is ideal for those with:
• Natural breasts shape
• Desire enhancement of the upper poles of their breasts
• Concerned about the risk of implant rotation
This new, textured option is quickly gaining popularity based on its natural-looking teardrop shape. Resembling a natural breast, the anatomical or shaped breast implant has a higher cohesive silicone core then a traditional round implant which gives the breast a firmer feel.
An anatomical or teardrop breast implant is ideal for those with:
• Mild breast ptosis (droopy post breastfeeding)
• Breast asymmetry (tuberous breasts)
• Lower positioned breast (long nipple to clavicle distance)
• Desire for less fullness of the upper pole in larger implants
BREAST IMPLANT SURFACE
While all modern breast implants have a silicone shell, the outer surface of the breast implant wall can be either smooth, textured, or polyurethane. Dr Turner will make recommendations and explain the possible risks and benefits of each.
SMOOTH BREAST IMPLANTS
The surface of the implant is smooth and the silicone shell of the implant is thinner, which gives the implants a softer and more natural feel. Due to the softer feel and thinner shell, a smooth round breast implant can be placed via a much smaller incision than a textured breast implant.
Due to the smooth surface, the breast implant does not adhere to the capsule that forms after breast augmentation surgery and so has a lower risk of rippling than a similar textured breast implant. Smooth round breast implants are still the most frequently used breast implant worldwide.
TEXTURED BREAST IMPLANTS
The surface of the implant is rough and the silicone shell of the implant is thicker giving a firmer feel to the breast implant. Textured breast implants were designed to adhere to the surrounding capsule to minimise the risk associated with capsular contraction and implant malposition.
With modern breast implants, there is a variety of different textured breast implants that are available, and these behave very differently once placed in the breast with different risks associated with them. The degree of texturing of the breast implant can be subdivided into 3 subtypes
Macro Textured Implants
These implants have a very coarse surface lining the breast implant. The extra roughness of the breast implant was designed to reduce the risk of capsular contraction and implant malposition. However, it is now known that macro textured implants are associated with much higher complications, such as seroma, double capsule formation and a rare lymphoma (Breast Implant associated ALCL). Due to these risks and the need for extra revision, Dr Turner does not use macro textured breast implants.
Micro Textured Implants
These implants have a much finer surface lining than macro textured implants. The lower textured surface of these implants minimises the risks of seroma, double capsule formation and ALCL found in macro textured implants.
Nano Textured Implants
The newest implants available in Australia from Motiva are a new class offering the latest nano textured implants. While these implants resemble a smooth implant to the naked eye, the very fine texturing on these modern implants have eliminated most of the complications of macro textured implants with no reported cases of double capsule formation or ALCL. Another benefit of the latest nano textured breast implants is they have the lowest reported capsular contraction rate of all the implants available.
POLYURETHANE BREAST IMPLANTS
These are a smooth implant with a polyurethane coating applied to the surface of the breast implant. In the past, these implants were popular due to the very low risk of capsular contraction and breast implant malposition or rotation. The downside to polyurethane implants is they feel much firmer, giving an unnatural feel to the breast.
In recent times, with the increase awareness surrounding breast implant associated ALCL, it is known that polyurethane breast implants have the highest risk of developing ALCL and so are not used by Dr Turner.
Your Consultation with Dr Turner
Your cosmetic breast augmentation surgery consultation begins with a personal one on one consultation with Dr Turner at one of his Sydney or Newcastle clinics. Firstly, you are fully informed of the normal surgery process, plus possible complications. After a thorough history and discussion about your desires, Dr Turner will examine you to assess if you are a good surgical candidate to undergo breast augmentation surgery. During the consultation measurements are then made of your chest wall and breasts. We assess the quality of your breast skin, adequacy of breast volume, nipple position and routine pre-op photographs are taken.
Dr Turner understands that every woman is unique in both her desires and body shape. Dr Turner will expertly guide you through the selection of your breast implants. It is extremely important to precisely match the implant shape, size and placement that will complement your natural body shape to give you the results that you desire.
DR TURNER AND HIS STAFF WILL:
• Review the breast augmentation procedures with you
• Clearly discuss the potential risks of the procedure
• Outline in detail how the surgery is performed
• Explain what you can expect before, during, and after the procedure
• Provide detailed cost and payment information
• Answer all your questions
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of breast augmentation surgery starts from $6,500 for round implants and $7,500 for anatomical implants. This fee includes specialist plastic surgeon fee, breast implants, specialist anaesthetist fees, hospital and your immediate post-operative care. This fee is applicable to most patients requiring a standard breast augmentation. The price may vary for patients who present with other breast problems, such as those that require a mastopexy or have breast asymmetry.
Our close relationship with private hospitals and a trusted relationship with quality breast implant manufacturers allows Dr Turner to deliver massive savings to our patients. So breast augmentation is accessible to more patients in Australia without the need to travel to less qualified discount provider in Australia or overseas. Your surgery will be performed by Dr Turner, an expert specialist plastic surgeon not by a “cosmetic surgeon”, GP surgeon or trainee plastic surgeon. This means the highest standards of surgical care at highly competitive prices.
The safety and wellbeing of our patients is our number one priority. Our team of specialist anaesthetists work side by side with Dr Turner to ensure each of our patients is free from discomfort throughout their procedure.
All of our anaesthetists are Fellows of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA). Each are highly credentialed and have years of experience in various surgical procedures and anaesthetic techniques.
We do not believe in taking shortcuts with your safety, so all procedures are performed under general anaesthesia. As a day procedure, patients are allowed to return home the same day. It is widely agreed that it is not safe or appropriate to perform breast augmentation under only local anaesthetic with sedation. The dangers of this have been highlighted by complications occurring at other facilities in Australia and overseas. Many clinics elsewhere only use local anaesthesia and sedation because they have not been accredited for full general anaesthesia and we believe this compromises safety. Always be sure to ask the reasons why you are not being offered general anaesthesia for breast augmentation.
We frequently see patients with complications from surgery performed overseas and so strongly advise against all forms of ‘cosmetic tourism’. The risks of serious infection and other complications are greatly increased in unregulated hospitals, unknown qualifications of the surgeon and the lack of adequate aftercare procedures.
People need to be wary of the low-cost advertising of these procedures as well. Many overseas clinics have hidden costs as well as unforeseen costs associated with accommodation etc. If there are complications with surgery and you are required to stay overseas longer, your expected cost of surgery goes up dramatically
There are two main types of implants: silicone gel implants and saline implants. Both implants have a silicone shell, but saline implants are filled with salt water rather than silicone gel.
If a saline implant shell leaks, the body reabsorbs the saline, causing the implant to deflate and collapse. Although all implants can show some degree of rippling of the skin in a thin person without much breast tissue to cover the implant, saline filled ripples the most.
The most popular type of implant is the cohesive gel smooth or textured breast implant. This usually leads to a nice shape with good upper pole fullness, reduced chance of ‘rippling’ associated with saline implants and gives a more natural appearance and feel.
Both round and tear dropped shaped implants can create a natural appearance. Round implants typically improve the upper fullness or projection of the breast while teardrop implants result in more fullness in the lower breast.
Under the muscle placement of round implants provides a slight teardrop shape as well, providing you with the best of both worlds. Teardrop implants can lead to implant movement or rotation and may need to be corrected with revisionary surgery. However, some patients prefer or are more suitable to teardrop shaped implants and we are happy to use them in these circumstances, understanding that they are more expensive and add to the cost of the procedure.
Breast enlargement does not interfere with your ability to breastfeed as the implants are always placed behind the breast tissue. However, some women are unable to breastfeed regardless of whether or not they have had surgery. Studies have shown that silicone in the breast milk of women with any type of breast implants are not higher than in those without breast implants.
My breasts are empty and droopy after breast-feeding. Can I have breast enlargement, or do I need breast uplift?
There are two aspects that often need to be addressed with breast ptosis (droopy breasts) after breast-feeding; volume loss and nipple position. If you are satisfied with the size of your breasts than a breast lift would be more appropriate. However, if there is a combination of volume loss with descent of nipple position than breast augmentation can be a good option to give fuller breasts with mild elevation of nipple position. If the nipples have dropped below the breast fold than a combination of a breast lift with an implant may be required.
While modern breast implants have lifetime warranties for rupture, they are generally not considered lifetime devices and most women undergoing breast augmentation will require surgery in the future. It is a good idea to consider that they may require changing 2 – 3 times in your life.
Your breasts will change considerably as you age, have children and breastfeed. This is why it is important for you to be regularly reviewed by Dr Turner who will clinically check your breast and implant for issues. Also, you may be advised to have a breast ultrasound by a radiologist experienced in breasts and implants.
Most women experience a change in nipple sensation after breast augmentation, which is temporary lasting 6-12 months before it returns to normal. In 5-10% of woman there can be some permanent alterations in nipple sensation (slight dullness) however total loss of sensation is rare. If the nerves have been stretched, they can also become sensitive during this recovery period for a month or so before settling down again.