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Sydney Breast Augmentation (AUGMENTATION MAMMOPLASTY)

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Breast Augmentation (AUGMENTATION MAMMOPLASTY) with dr turner

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that increases the size, shape, or fullness of the breasts. Depending on the recommendation of the surgeon and the patient’s aesthetic goals, the procedure may use breast implants or the patient’s own body fat (autologous fat transfer).

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What is a Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammoplasty)?

A breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty) can help address breast changes due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight fluctuations.

About Breast Implant Surgery (Augmentation Mammoplasty)

Breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty) surgery is conducted in an accredited hospital and it is performed under general anaesthesia. Once the anaesthesia has taken effect, a small incision is created in the breast for the placement of the implant. Dr Turner uses an inframammary fold (IMF) incision positioned under the breast. This approach provides optimal exposure to the underlying breast tissue and pectoralis muscle, enabling accurate implant positioning.

Breast Implant Options & Choices

Dr Turner uses Motiva and mentor Implants. Visit our Breast Implants Options and Choices page for more information about the many different implant options, brands, sizes, profiles, shapes, textures, positioning, and incisions.

Before undergoing breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty) surgery, it is of utmost importance that you have a clear understanding of the procedure. To facilitate this process, we provide an opportunity for you to have a hands-on experience, allowing you to touch and feel the breast implants. This first-hand encounter grants you a better understanding of how the implants will feel within your own body, aiding in your decision-making process.

Suitable Candidates for Breast Augmentation Surgery

Suitable candidates for breast augmentation surgery should meet the following criteria:

  • Physical Health: Candidates should be in good overall health with no underlying medical conditions that could interfere with the surgical procedure or the healing process.
  • Emotional Well-being: Candidates need to have realistic expectations and a positive mindset regarding the outcomes of the surgery. Breast augmentation should be a personal decision. As of 1st of July 2023, patients are required to have a psychological evaluation to ensure they are mentally fit for surgery. This is being implemented across all practices in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Breast-related Concerns: Candidates may have various concerns related to their breasts, such as age-related volume loss, breast asymmetry, and breast changes due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight fluctuations. Breast augmentation can help address these concerns.
  • Stable Weight: Candidates should have a stable body weight as fluctuations in weight can affect the results. It is recommended to be at or near their target weight before undergoing the procedure.
  • Non-smoker: Smoking can interfere with the healing process and increase the risk of complications. Therefore, candidates are typically required to be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking for a specified period before and after the surgery.

What to Expect on the Day of the Surgery

Prior to the scheduled procedure, Dr Turner addresses any remaining queries or concerns you may have. During this preoperative period, Dr Turner will mark your chest area, carefully outlining the optimal placement of the breast implant, as well as determining the planned incision site for implant insertion.

Depending on the surgeon’s recommendation and your health condition, you will receive either general anaesthesia or intravenous sedation. Once the anaesthesia has taken effect, Dr Turner will make an incision in a predetermined location, such as along the inframammary fold (crease beneath the breast).

Depending on your body anatomy and the surgeon’s preference, the incisions can also be made in other areas such as around the areola or in the armpit. A pocket either behind the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle is then created. Through this pocket, the breast implant will be inserted.

Dr Turner will adjust the position of the breast implant. He will then assess the appearance of the breasts. Once the breast implants are in the proper position, the incisions are closed using sutures.

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Dr Scott J turner

Dr Turner FRACS (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – Plastic Surgery) is a Sydney Plastic Surgeon with clinics in the Eastern Suburbs at Bondi Junction and Northern Beaches at Manly.

Dr Scott J Turner has over a decade of experience in private practice solely focused on performing cosmetic surgery.

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DISCLAIMER: The outcomes shown are only relevant for this patient and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience, as results may vary due to many factors, including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise. Some images may have the patient’s tattoos, jewellery or other identifiable items blurred to protect patient identities.

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Breast Augmentation Recovery and Aftercare

After breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Turner will apply dressings to the incision sites to facilitate proper wound healing. The sutures used are self-dissolving, eliminating the need for postoperative suture removal. You will be provided with a surgical garment to wear after the surgery. It is crucial to wear this garment religiously during the first month as it aids in the settling of the new breast shape.

You may experience postoperative discomfort which can be managed by taking the prescribed medications. It is advised to arrange for a support person, to fill the prescription, drive you home, and provide assistance during the initial days of your recovery.

Within the first week after surgery, you will have Depending on your recovery progress, you can gradually resume your normal activities. You can return to work one week after breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty) surgery and you can perform light exercises at around two weeks. Full resumption of most activities is usually possible at the six-week mark following the procedure, although this can vary from patient to patient.

Throughout the first year of your recovery, Dr Turner will regularly monitor your progress during subsequent appointments. He will also provide guidance on scar management techniques, appropriate garment usage, and when it is suitable to resume normal activities.

As part of Dr Turner’s post-operative care package, you will receive 3 complimentary Laser Genesis treatments to address scarring and promote further healing.

Potential Risks and Complications of Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammoplasty)

A breast lift is not the same as a breast reduction. The primary goal of a breast lift is to reshape and tighten the skin around the breast. On the other hand, breast reduction reduces the size of the breast by removing excess fat, skin, and tissue.

Breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty) has risks and complications, such as:

  • Infection: Infections can occur at the incision site or around the implant. Antibiotics are typically prescribed to minimise the risk.
  • Capsular Contracture: This occurs when scar tissue forms around the implant, distorting the breast shape. Additional surgery may be required to address this complication.
  • Implant Rupture or Leakage: Implants can rupture or leak over time, which may necessitate removal or replacement of the implant. Saline implants deflate when ruptured while silicone gel implants may leak without immediate noticeable changes.
  • Changes in Sensation: Some individuals may experience temporary or permanent changes in nipple or breast sensation following surgery. Sensation may increase, decrease, or become altered.
  • Breast and Implant asymmetry: It is possible for the breasts or implants to have slight differences in size, shape, or positioning. Additional surgery may be required to correct asymmetry.
  • Scar Formation: All surgeries result in some level of scarring. Incision placement and surgical techniques can minimise visible scarring, but individual healing processes vary.
  • Haematoma: A collection of blood, known as a hematoma, can occur around the surgical site. Drainage or additional surgery may be necessary to address this issue.
  • Anaesthesia Risks: General anaesthesia carries its own set of potential risks, such as adverse reactions or complications.
  • Other General Surgical Risks: These include bleeding, blood clots, poor wound healing, allergic reactions, and adverse reactions to medications.

During your consultation with Dr Turner, as an integral part of the informed consent process, he will discuss the potential risks and complications associated with breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty) surgery. This comprehensive discussion aims to ensure your understanding and enable you to make an informed decision. Dr Turner will also explain the measures to manage and minimise these risks. However, it is important to acknowledge that despite all precautions, surgical complications can still occur.

It is essential to recognise that the success of the surgery relies on a collaborative effort between the surgeon and the patient. It is imperative that you closely adhere to Dr Turner’s instructions. This includes allowing yourself ample rest, maintaining a nourishing diet, and allocating sufficient time for recovery.

Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammoplasty) Consultation with Dr Turner

Your initial consultation for cosmetic breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty) surgery starts with a personalised one-on-one meeting with Dr Turner at one of his clinics in Sydney or Newcastle. During this consultation, a comprehensive overview of the surgical process, as well as potential complications, will be provided to ensure you are fully informed. Dr Turner will engage in a thorough discussion to understand your specific desires and objectives.

A physical examination will be conducted to assess your suitability as a surgical candidate for breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty). Measurements of your chest wall and breasts will be taken, and a careful evaluation of your breast skin quality, existing breast volume, and nipple position will be performed. Standard preoperative photographs will also be taken for documentation purposes.

Recognising that each patient is unique in terms of goals and body shape, Dr Turner will guide you through the selection of suitable breast implants. It is of utmost importance to precisely match the shape, size, and placement of the implants with your body shape.

During this consultation, Dr Turner and his dedicated team will:

  • Review the various breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty) procedures available to you.
  • Thoroughly discuss the potential risks associated with the procedure.
  • Provide a detailed explanation of the surgical technique.
  • Outline the expectations before, during, and after the procedure.
  • Offer transparent information regarding the cost and payment options.
  • Address any queries or concerns you may have, ensuring complete clarity.

This comprehensive consultation process ensures that you are well informed to make decisions regarding breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty) surgery.

Reasons for Having a Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammoplasty)

Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is performed to change the size and shape of a woman’s breasts, addressing issues such as volume loss due to weight loss, pregnancy, or ageing. These body changes can reduce breast volume due to the loss of glandular tissue and fat, along with a decrease in skin elasticity. By inserting breast implants, the procedure can increase the volume and fullness of the breasts.

Another reason for undergoing breast augmentation is to correct asymmetry, where one breast is noticeably smaller than the other. Such asymmetry might be congenital or could result from developmental issues.

Moreover, breast augmentation is utilised in reconstructive surgeries, particularly following a mastectomy (surgical removal of one or both breasts) or significant breast injury. This procedure helps in reconstructing a breast that has been partially or entirely removed due to cancer.

Our Philosophy on Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammoplasty)

At FacePlus Aesthetics, our philosophy on breast augmentation revolves around delivering results that complement each patient’s unique physical attributes. Dr Scott Turner is committed to ensuring that the changes respect the patient’s natural body proportions and are harmonious with their overall physique. Every procedure is meticulously tailored, taking into account the patient’s body type, lifestyle, and personal aesthetic aspirations.

The process begins with comprehensive consultations, during which Dr Turner takes the time to understand the patient’s expectations thoroughly. During these consultations, he explains the different types of implants available—saline, silicone, and cohesive gel—and discusses the potential benefits of each. He also considers the patient’s body frame and breast anatomy to recommend the most suitable size, shape, and placement of the implants. This thorough planning is crucial for aligning the surgery with the patient’s aesthetic goals while ensuring safety and satisfaction.

Our dedication to patient care extends well beyond the operating room. We are committed to providing extensive postoperative support to facilitate recovery. This includes regular follow-up appointments to monitor healing, manage any discomfort, and address concerns as they arise. By maintaining open lines of communication and providing continuous support, we aim to ensure that each patient feels valued and cared for throughout their journey with us.

How the Procedure is Performed

Breast augmentation at FacePlus Aesthetics is meticulously performed under general anaesthesia to minimise discomfort during the procedure. Dr Scott Turner strategically makes incisions in discreet areas—under the breast along the crease, around the perimeter of the areola, or in the armpit—to conceal any scarring. The choice of incision location is influenced by several factors, including the type of implant chosen, the desired extent of enlargement, and individual anatomical considerations.

After the initial incisions, Dr Turner creates a pocket for the implant either directly behind the breast tissue or beneath the pectoral muscle, a decision based on the patient’s body type, lifestyle, and aesthetic goals. The implants, whether saline or silicone, are then carefully inserted into these pockets. Saline implants are filled after placement, allowing for minor adjustments in volume, while silicone implants are pre-filled. This step is critical as it involves precise placement of the implants to ensure symmetry.

Once the implants are securely in place, the incisions are meticulously sutured, and the area is carefully bandaged to support the new breast structure. The entire surgical process usually takes between one to two hours, though this can vary based on the complexity of the individual case. Dr Turner’s detailed focus during the procedure is aimed at achieving results that align with the patient’s vision and expectations while ensuring the structural integrity and safety of the procedure.

Recovery Period

The recovery period following breast augmentation at FacePlus Aesthetics is carefully managed to ensure healing and comfort. Patients typically encounter swelling, bruising, and discomfort initially, which are common reactions to the surgical procedure. These symptoms are manageable with medications prescribed by Dr Scott Turner, who also provides comprehensive aftercare instructions tailored to each patient’s specific needs. These guidelines are crucial for supporting the healing process and mitigating discomfort.

Dr Turner advises patients to take approximately one week off from work or other significant activities to allow the body sufficient time to begin the healing process. To promote recovery, patients are instructed to avoid strenuous physical activities and heavy lifting for up to six weeks post-surgery. This helps prevent putting unnecessary pressure or tension on the incision sites. During this period, wearing a specially designed surgical bra is recommended. This bra provides necessary support to the new breast contours, helps in shaping the breasts, and plays a critical role in minimising swelling.

Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled with Dr Turner to monitor the progress of the healing. These check-ups are essential to ensure that the implants are settling as expected and to assess any potential complications early on. These appointments allow Dr Turner to provide personalised care and make adjustments to the aftercare plan as needed. These also help in maintaining the safety and effectiveness of the procedure, contributing to the overall success of the surgery.

Risks and Complications

Like all surgical procedures, breast augmentation carries the risk of complications. Common side effects include temporary pain, swelling, bruising, and sensitivity, which typically subside as the breasts heal. There is also a risk of infection, which can be mitigated by following proper postoperative care and hygiene practices.

Less common but more serious complications can include implant leakage or rupture, which may require additional surgery to replace the affected implant. Other potential issues include capsular contracture, where scar tissue forms around the implant, causing the breast to feel hard and possibly distorting its shape. There is also a risk of changes in nipple or breast sensation.

Dr Turner ensures that all patients understand the potential risks and complications associated with the breast augmentation procedure. By conducting detailed patient health assessments, using the appropriate surgical techniques, and providing rigorous postoperative care, we aim to minimise these risks and support a successful recovery for all our patients. Regular follow-up visits allow Dr Turner to detect and address any issues promptly, ensuring patient safety and satisfaction.