Surgery

Breast augmentation

All about breast augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of Australia’s most sought-after cosmetic procedures. It involves placing a breast implant in each breast to enhance the shape, volume and provide proportion to the rest of the body. At One Cosmetic, we understand the significance of this decision, and we’re here to help provide you with our expert insights to make the right decision for your body and guidance to help you along your breast augmentation recovery and aftercare journey.

We believe in open and honest communication, ensuring you clearly understand the procedure, potential risks and outcomes clearly. Our surgeons will guide you through various implant options and incision placements and provide tailored recommendations.

Results Last 10-15 Years
Surgery Time 3 hours
Off-Work 10 days
Exercise 6 weeks
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR BREAST AUGMENTATION IN SYDNEY

During your consultation, Dr Wessels and our breast Nurse will evaluate your breasts and body type to develop the best treatment plan for you. Dr Wessels has obtained the title of a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), having undergone 12 years of rigorous and specialised plastic surgery training.

Utilising our revolutionary VECTRA® 3D imaging and assessment technology, you can visualise the outcome of your breast procedure and determine which breast augmentation approach can meet your expectations. We will consider anatomical factors such as the amount of natural breast tissue you have, the size of your frame, and the width of your chest to achieve your objective. The VECTRA® 3D system allows patients to see what their results will look like post-surgery. This also helps to determine what implant is best for you.

Price

We have worked hard to be able to offer an affordable price so patients do not feel pressured to visit under qualified practices or destination surgery.

Our breast augmentation surgery includes surgeons fee, hospital fee, general anaesthetic costs, compression garments and lifetime follow up care.

Breast Augmentation $8,690
Breast Augmentation + Fat Grafting $9,690
Breast Augmentation + Breast Lift $14,500
OUR SYDNEY BREAST AUGMENTATION IMPLANTS

At One Cosmetic, we use the highest quality breast implants available on the Australian market — Motiva and Mentor. Our Sydney breast augmentation implants come in a textured or smooth surface shell and are available in various sizes and profiles to fit the patient’s body. Each silicone implant is filled with a cohesive gel that holds together uniformly and retains a natural give that better resembles breast tissue.

All procedures aim to strike a unique balance between selecting an implant most appropriate to body type while addressing patient expectations. At One Cosmetic, we use Mentor and Motiva breast implants due to their high safety rating and patient satisfaction. These brands have a high safety rating due to their nano-textured (Motiva) or micro-textured (Mentor) surface.

HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN MENTOR VS. MOTIVA BREAST IMPLANTS

Mentor breast implants come in either a round or teardrop shape. Round breast implants are available in low and high profile whilst the tear-drop shaped breast implants are available in various widths, heights, projections and sizes. Generally, round implants are more suited to patients that are happy with the breast shape and are looking only to increase in the size of their breasts. Round implants give more upper-pole fullness to the woman’s breast.

On the other hand, tear-drop implants give a much more natural shape to the breast. The more projected lower half of the breast lifts the nipple and may suit those patients with slightly droopy breasts, such as post-pregnancy, breastfeeding or with weight loss.

Motiva breast implants are available in a round or ergonomic shape. Round Motiva breast implants are devices composed of a shell, a patch, and a cohesive silicone gel fill. They have balanced gel elasticity and firmness, upper pole fullness, and provide a younger active look

With the ergonomic breast implant, patients get the look, feel and movement of a natural breast. It maintains its softness over time and has proven its efficacy after years in the market. The ergonomic implants is designed to mimic a natural breast, when laying down the implant will give a fuller round appearance, when standing the lower pole of the breast will be fuller as this implant has more movement.

After surgery, through a completely non-invasive procedure, women you have the right to verify all the characteristics of your breast implants, including product family, volume, serial number and lot number. All your personal information is registered, stored and protected on our secured data base, according to International Privacy Regulations.

Through the electronic serial number embedded in your implant’s microtransponder, you have the right to authenticate that your devices are Motiva Implants®, manufactured by Establishment Labs, at its FDA compliant state of the art facilities and that they have never been implanted before in another patient or were expired at the time of implantation.

The Surgery & Recovery

Preparation

Before your procedure, Dr Wessels and our surgery team will make sure that you are comfortable and well before going ahead. Dr Wessels will draw on your breast to plan the ideal placement of the breast implant, as well as the intended incision used to place the breast implant.

Incision and implant placement

Our team will perform the breast augmentation under general anaesthesia in a fully accredited private hospital with the assistance of a qualified anaesthetist. Breast augmentation takes 90 minutes in total, a small incision is placed under the breast fold and the implant is then carefully inserted under the breast tissue or the pectoral muscles.

Once the implant is placed correctly, the incision is carefully closed in layers with a concealed absorbable stitch. The incision is then covered with a waterproof dressing. Patients are then taken to recovery for 2–4 hours with our recovery care specialists. You can travel home that evening, as breast augmentation is a day surgery only.

Clinics that perform procedure

East Sydney Private Hospital
Macquarie University Hospital (Macquarie University, NSW)
Double Bay Day Hospital

Recovery

After surgery our recovery specialists will given post-op instructions. It is important to follow carefully. You will be provided with a script for medication, which you will need to purchase after surgery and instructions on when to take the medication over the days ahead. You will be discharged from hospital when your companion picks you up from the hospital. All patients must have a companion to stay with them for 72hours following surgery.

The first week after surgery you should stick to gentle day-to-day activities. This includes minimal house duties, no lifting, staying home as much as possible and sleeping in an elevated position. Commence postoperative exercise (instructions given post surgery).

In the second week of recovery try not to raise your blood pressure too much and still sleep in an upright position. Patients will also be required to attend a postoperative appointment at our office in week 2. this will be scheduled prior to surgery.

 

In week 2 patients may:

  • Commence a light walk

  • Return to work in week 2 if you have an office job with little physical activity

  • Avoid sexual intercourse

  • Start driving provided they are not taking any pain medication. We also recommend waiting 3 days for the medication to be out of your system.

Weeks 3 – 5 patients with more physical jobs can return to work.

 

In weeks 3-5 patients may:

  • Start getting into a light exercise routine, using lower body

  • Start doing more physical household duties

In weeks 6-8 patients may:

  • Commence normal exercise routine and duties. Please note, do not push yourself into being back into your pre surgery routines.

  • Swimming, bathing running, yoga, stretching, spin class and Pilates

  • Stop wearing compression bra (Textured Mentor implants)

At this stage patients are mostly fully recovered and sutures are absorbed. Patients should always wear a supportive bra when exercising or performing physical activity. For all patients with teardrop breast implants we recommend that you do not ever go back to using or exercising chest muscles heavily as teardrop implants can rotate.

In weeks 9-12 patients may:

  • Contact sport

  • Boxing and upper body exercise

  • Stop wearing compression bra (smooth Motiva implants)

Capsular contraction is a capsule of scar tissue. This can become thickened and result in breast firmness. The exact cause is unknown but factors that may lead to this complication include seroma (development of extra fluid around the implant), haematoma, infection and smoking. Most cases will need further surgery.

The breast implant can interfere during a mammogram as it can hide suspicious-looking breast tissue, making it difficult to interpret results. At ONE we have a breast implant check clinic that is free to our patient’s post-procedure. Our clinic specialises in breast implant checks post procedure.

Sensation in the nipple can increase or decrease post procedure, it can also be temporary or permanent.

The implant can shift from its initial placement resulting in further surgery required. Breast implants can also rupture, this may result from natural ageing of the implant or excessive compression or trauma. Saline can be absorbed by the body. Silicon implant leaks are either intracapsular or extracapsular (into the breast tissue). As the gel is now the consistency of thick sticky toothpaste, it often remains in the implant even with a rupture.

  • Surgical risks such as bleeding or infection

  • Fluid accumulation around the implant after surgery

  • Allergic reaction to suture materials, tape adhesive or other medical materials and lotions

  • Changes in breast and nipple sensation

  • Temporary or permanent areas of numbness

  • Wrinkling of the skin over the implant

  • Keloid, or lumpy scar tissue, which is pink, raised and irregularly shaped. These scars may be inflamed and itchy. There are several possible sites for the incision. Discuss this with your surgeon

  • Inappropriate implant size

  • Asymmetry (unevenness) of the breasts

  • Calcium deposits in the scar capsule around the implant

  • Granulomas, or lumps in local lymph node tissue formed by leaking silicone

  • Breastfeeding difficulties, including reduced milk supply

  • Reduced effectiveness of breast cancer screening, since an implant may hide breast tissue (and tumours) during a mammogram

  • Movement of the implants from their original position

  • Further surgery to treat complications

  • Risks of anaesthesia including allergic reaction or potentially fatal cardiovascular complications such as heart attack

  • A blood clot in the deep veins of the legs (deep vein thrombosis), which can move to the lungs (pulmonary embolus) or to the brain and may be life threatening

At One, we are regularly researching how to minimise the possible risks during the procedure and our methods are now being adopted worldwide.

Monitoring your safety for Life

Lifelong Breast Implant Surveillance Program

With any surgery, follow-up care is essential. So, we provide patients with ongoing support through our Lifelong follow-up. All patients who have breast augmentation in Sydney with us will receive regular post-operative check-ups to avoid any potential complications in the medium to long term. It is essential to understand that a medical device has been used and must be monitored when the patient has the implant.

Patients who decide to undergo a breast augmentation must understand that in the future they will need to have further surgery as breast implant do not last forever. Future surgery is often required to replace one or both implants. As with all surgical procedures, revisional surgery may also be necessary to correct any problems that may develop.
The Breast Implant Registry (BIR) is a public health initiative focusing on patient safety. The Registry collects relevant patient, surgeon, procedural and implant data relating to breast implants. We register all patients post surgery. The Registry is administered by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons Inc (ASPS).
Motiva
All Motiva implants are covered against rupture by the Always Confident Warranty, for the lifetime of the device, and by Product Replacement Policy against capsular contracture, Baker grades III and IV for a period of 10 years.   Furthermore, Motiva offer Extended Warranty Programs, which you may decide to participate according to your personal case:  
  • For Motiva Implants®without Q Inside Safety Technology™ our 2Y Motiva Program™
  • For Motiva Implants®with Q Inside Safety Technology™ our 5Y Motiva Program™  
In addition to the replacement product, these programs will support you with financial assistance for each affected implant, applicable to the cost of the revision surgery in the event of a warranty claim for rupture or capsular contracture Baker grades III and IV.
Mentor
All recipients of MENTOR® Breast Implants are automatically enrolled in the MENTOR® Promise Protection Plan. Should a confirmed rupture or deflation occur, the patient will receive up to two replacement breast implants of the same style or like style at no additional charge for the lifetime of the patient. If a rupture occurs within 10 years of surgery, the patient may also be eligible for financial assistance for surgical costs not covered by insurance. Additional complications are also covered for 10 years with free product replacement.   Implantation of the MENTOR® Breast Implants, as well as any subsequent procedures, must be in accordance with current Mentor Product literature and accepted plastic surgical procedures by appropriately qualified licensed physicians for product to qualify for replacement under the Mentor Product Replacement Policy.

WHY CHOOSE US FOR YOUR SYDNEY BREAST AUGMENTATION

At One Cosmetic, our specialist practice includes a team of highly skilled, experienced plastic surgeons who specialise in breast augmentation and registered nurses to attend to your needs during and after the procedure. Our surgeons will discuss a unique treatment plan and focus on every aspect of the breast augmentation procedure to suit your unique body structure. You can count on our surgeons to stay up to date with the latest advancements in surgical techniques and technologies to ensure optimal results and a safe surgical outcome. Whether you require a breast lift, breast implant removal, breast revision or breast reduction, we’re here to assist.

 

From the initial consultation to the final follow-up appointment, we are committed to providing you with the highest expertise, care and support. See our patients’ before and after for yourself. Please be mindful that the outcomes shown are specific to these patients. Our team will use the VECTRA® system to visualise your expected results post-surgery. If you’re considering a breast augmentation in Sydney, contact us to schedule your consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

We regularly get asked about our procedures, so we have put together a couple of questions we get asked on a regular basis. If there is something else you would like to know, please get in touch!

Individual cases may vary but generally, mothers can breastfeed after having breast augmentation. However, some women do experience reduced nipple sensation following breast augmentation surgery making it difficult to trigger the milk let down reflex. Some women may also experience reduced milk supply.

Unfortunately, breast implants will not last forever. Life expectancy is estimated at 10-15 years.

As this is a cosmetic procedure, there is no Medicare rebate or health insurance cover available.

Scars are apart of this procedure. The scar is about 3-4cm under each breast fold. With care and diligence the scar will fade over time.

The Mentor implants come in round or teardrop shapes — the round shapes are well-suited to patients who are happy with their breast shape and want to increase their breast size. In contrast, the teardrop shape provides a more natural look that may be ideal for patients with slightly droopy breasts, such as post-pregnancy, breastfeeding or with weight loss. Round Motiva breast implants give a fuller, round appearance. When standing, the lower pole of the breast will be fuller as this implant has more movement.

 

Our team will assess your breast composition, listen to your goals and advise on the best implant size and shape for your body during your initial consultation.

After the breast augmentation procedure, our patients are taken to recovery for 2–4 hours with our recovery care specialists and can travel home that same evening. Our post-op specialists will provide you with post-op instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.

Before & After

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Real Patients,

Real Results

Katie O'Connor

Practice Coordinator

Katie is our beautiful clinic coordinator at OC and one of the first faces you’ll see when you walk through the doors or call our team. She has several years of experience in a customer service role and brings a wealth of knowledge in managing patients and understands what it takes to support our patients through their cosmetic journeys. 

 

Katie is passionate about skin and skin health, which is so important when patents are seeking advice on where to start. Katie has also recently been through the surgery process herself, so she can give first hand experience when it comes to any surgery related questions. 

Dr Thomas Webb

Cosmetic Physician

Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery

Graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery, Dr Webb has spent the last five years working as a surgical trainee in Sydney.


With a particular interest in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Dr Webb has turned his sights to Cosmetic medicine, incorporating his knowledge of anatomy and technical ability to provide minimally invasive rejuvenation techniques, emphasising symmetry and aesthetic outcomes.

 

Dr Webb collaborates with several aesthetic medical clinics and national scripting partners around Australia. Ensuring patient comfort and safety are paramount to Dr Webb, and he always aims to exceed his patient’s expectations for all cosmetic procedures.

Shannon Mccarron

Practice Coordinator + Post Surgery Nurse

Nursing Student

Shannon is our lovely practice coordinator, working alongside Charlie and Katie, managing the team and our wonderful patients. Shannon is currently studying her nursing degree and has aspirations of one day becoming a nurse injector. She is currently working alongside our plastics team, managing the care of their post surgery patients, gaining first hand experience in plastics.

 

Shannon has a calming nature and can put even the most anxious patients at ease. She loves building genuine relationships with clients and working within a team environment. 

 

With several years of experience in customer service and the beauty industry shannon understands what it takes to ensure your experience at OC is second to none.⁣

Max Lambert

Senior Cosmetic Injector

Bachelor of Nursing

After working as a Senior Dermal Therapist in the beauty industry for over four years, Max has mastered the complexities of skin. Now, as an advanced registered nurse and certified cosmetic injector, Max offers the latest and most advanced treatments.

 

Additionally, Max has experience working in a clinical capacity in a critical care environment, specialising in vascular nursing. Max is passionate about helping clients feel like their best selves, accentuating their unique and natural beauty. Max is dedicated to working with every individual to form results-driven, realistic and client-centred treatment plans.

 

Furthermore, Max has formulated a genuinely gifted and aesthetic eye with attention to detail. Education is integral to his approach, ensuring clients understand all aspects of the treatments they receive, including product information and post-treatment care.

Max ensures he attends ongoing training, workshops and leading industry conferences to remain up to date with the most advanced procedures and modes of treatments available.

Lacey Lopez

Senior Dermal Aesthetician

After completing her diploma in beauty therapy at the Australasian natural therapies in 2011, Lacey was quickly identified as an emerging talent due to her meticulous attention to detail and offering a uniquely holistic and personalised approach to beauty and Wellness.

 

Holistic Wellness is associated with treatments and remedies that are natural, safe and focused on one’s internal and external wellbeing. Much more goes into Wellness of your skin than just a single treatment or product. Ones emotions, hormonal balance, nutrition, and the types of products used on the skin synergistically can make up the health of their skin.

 

Whilst gaining incredible industry experience both here and in the United States, Lacey went on to further her studies in holistic skin analysis – completing courses in lymphatic drainage, advanced dermal needling, skin mapping, hormonal imbalances, massage therapy an integrative nutrition. Her incredibly diverse training in highly customised treatment plans have ensured her reputation as one of the best aestheticians in Sydney.

 

Now, with over 12 years of industry experience Lacey acts as the senior dermal aesthetician for one cosmetic and skin therapist to celebrities. Her expertise lies in being results driven, providing exceptional service, and mastering high quality products and technology on the market. Lacey is forever researching industry innovations in remaining at the forefront of the latest procedures and modalities Lacey has become a renowned skin expert and trainer across the country. Book a consultation with Lacey to create your customised skin plan.

Dr. Louis Wessels

SPECIALIST PLASTIC SURGEON

MBChB FRACS (Plast) FCS Plastics (SA) MAdv Plastic Surgery (Macq Uni) Mmed Plastics (SA)

Dr Wessels is a cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon. His practice covers the whole range of procedures in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery with special emphasis on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast (augmentation, reduction and breast lift) as well as facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr Wessels received his MBChB in South Africa, completing his internship and general surgery residency, training in one of the most challenging clinical environments, before completing his Fellowship and his Master of Medicine in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr Wessels successfully completed his second Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery when he was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2015. He has published world leading research on breast implant infection and outcomes following breast augmentation surgery.

Chelsea Scutts

REGISTERED NURSE

Chelsea has been with One Cosmetic since it’s inception, handpicked by Dr Wessels to manage his practice and patients. Having been in the health & beauty industry for over 8 years Chelsea has a passion for all aesthetic treatments! Her ever evolving thirst for knowledge and passion for delivering the very best to our patient is why Chelsea has a strong base of clients.

 

Chelsea treatments include anti wrinkle, dermal filler, PDO threads, lip enhancements, Morpheus8 face and body sculpting and much more! She has an eye for natural beauty and enhancing her patients features. She regularly attends seminars to learn new techniques for best practice.

 

Book a Consultation with Nurse Chelsea via the online booking system.

Dr. Anita Jacombs

GENERAL SURGEON & BREAST IMPLANT SPECIALIST

Anita is a general surgeon at a variety of hospitals across Sydney and has been working alongside Dr Wessels for the past 2 years. She shares a passion for patient health and wellness, which is why is completes all of our breast implant checks. Anita has warm nature and wealth of knowledge when it comes to surgery and its possible complications. Anita is available for breast implant checks in clinic too ensure you and your implants are in good health.

Charlie Saphin

PRACTICE COORDINATOR

Charlie is one of the beautiful faces you’ ll meet when coming into clinic. Charlie brings knowledge and experience in VIP customer service management. Charlie has such a calming nature that will make even the most nervous patients feel at ease.


Charlie knows the answer to all surgical and non surgical questions you may have. She loves chatting with patients and holding their hand along their aesthetic journeys.

Dr. Sepehr Lajevardi

SPECIALIST PLASTIC SURGEON

MBBS BSc(Med) Hons GDip (Anat) MS FRACS (Plast) 

Dr Sepehr Lajevardi is a specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon specialising in aesthetic surgery of the breast and body. After undertaking his undergraduate medical training at University of NSW with a scholarship, he went on to undertake 12 years of post graduate 12 years of post graduate training to be recognised as a specialist plastic surgeon with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Dr Lajevardi has a keen interest in research with many publications and more than 50 presentations at national conferences. Dr Lajevardi was also mentored by many of Sydneys previous leading plastic surgeons to further his skills in aesthetic plastic surgery.

 

Dr Lajevardi is a clinical associate lecturer at the university of Sydney. He is also a founding member and past chairman of the International charity organisation, ‘Doctors Assisting in South Pacific Islands’ (DAISI), organising much needed surgical trips to the pacific as well as medical supplies to help our closest neighbours.

 

Dr Lajevardi prides himself in his meticulous surgical technique. His paramount consideration is patient satisfaction, always striving to achieve tailored results in a caring and compassionate way.

Dr. Louis Wessels

SPECIALIST PLASTIC SURGEON

MBChB FRACS (Plast) FCS Plastics (SA) MAdv Plastic Surgery (Macq Uni) Mmed Plastics (SA)

Dr Wessels is a cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon and is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Macquarie University.

His practice covers the whole range of procedures in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery with special emphasis on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast (augmentation, reduction and breast lift) as well as facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr Wessels received his MBChB in South Africa, completing his internship and general surgery residency, training in one of the most challenging clinical environments, before completing his Fellowship and his Master of Medicine in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr Wessels successfully completed his second Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery when he was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2015. He has published world leading research on breast implant infection and outcomes following breast augmentation surgery.