Breast Procedure

breast augmentation

ALL ABOUT
BREAST AUGMENTATION

Breast augmentation surgery is one of Australia’s most sought-after cosmetic procedures. It involves the use of a breast implant placed in each breast to enhance the shape, volume and provide proportion to the rest of the body.

VISUALISE THE POSSIBILITIES

During your consultation, Dr Wessels and our breast Nurse will evaluate your breasts and body type to develop the best treatment plan for you. Utilizing our revolutionary VECTRA® 3D imaging and assessment technology, you will be able to visualize the outcome of your breast procedure and determine which augmentation approach can meet your expectations. Anatomical factors such as the amount of natural breast tissue you have, the size of your frame, and the width of your chest are considered to achieve your objective. The Vectra 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
$7,600
OUR PATIENTS

Breast Implants

At One Cosmetic we use the highest quality breast implants available on the Australian market being Motiva and Mentor. Breast Implants come in either a textured or smooth surface shell and are available in a wide range of 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 aims to strike a unique balance between selecting an implant most appropriate to body type while addressing patient expectations. At One, 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.

 

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.

 

Both Motiva implants come with the Q Inside technology, which is an FDA cleared1 radio frequency component with an unlimited lifespan that gives you access overtime to all the information of the implant for verification and peace of mind and the industry’s best after care program.

Different factors affect the selection of the breast implant shape and size. Our surgeons are very experienced in the use of both implant shapes and he will assist you in the decision making process. With the assistance of the Vectra imaging system, we will discuss this in great detail during your breast augmentation consultation. Choosing the size of your desired implants is a very important personal decision. In general, women prefer to have their breast size in proportion with their body, which can be proportionally large, medium or small.

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

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.


The breast augmentation is performed 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 fold of the breast and the implant is then carefully inserted under the breast tissue or under the pectoral muscles.

 

Once the implant is correctly in place, 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 will be allowed to travel home that evening, as a breast augmentation is a day surgery only.

Our surgeons are available from the following hospitals for this procedure:

the 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)

What are the risks ?

Breast augmentation is not a perfect procedure and like any surgery, it does carry risks. We want all our patients to make an informed decision about their healthcare and chosen procedures, which is why we are upfront and honest about all aspects of this procedure including risks. At One, we are regularly researching how to minimise the possible risks during the procedure and our methods are now being adopted worldwide. Some possible risks of this procedure:

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

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 patient who have breast surgery with us will receive regular post-operative check-ups to avoid any potential complications in the medium to long term – all at no additional cost. It is important to understand that a medical device has been used and must be monitored throughout the time 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.

Over the last 5-10 years, there have been some controversies surrounding breast implants that have caused confusion and panic. Some types of breast implants have been associated with the development of a very rare form of lymphoma called ALCL – Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. It is important to highlight that this is very rare – with only 500-600 patients reported worldwide with an estimated 40+ million women with breast implants.


While the research in understanding this relatively new condition is early, there are some factors that seem to be relevant. Firstly, the surface of a breast implant has a strong impact on the development of this rare cancer. It is strongly associated with rough, highly texturized surfaces. While smooth or very low texturized (nano-texturized) implants have not been formally linked and micro-texturized implants rarely associated.

In recent years, there has been heightened attention to a non-specific disease labelled as “breast implant illness” (or “BII”) by many patients. This is not an actual medical diagnosis and does vary between women most likely due to genetic factors. This likely explains the very low incidence. This may encompass many diverse and unrelated systemic illnesses, in particular, illnesses that are commonly classified as autoimmune. Although there is no clear evidence that breast implants cause any of these disease processes, many patients have difficulty moving past the association. Further, there is some thought that these symptoms may be associated with colonization of the implant with some type of bacteria, which may set up a sub-clinical infection of the implant space. In the course of treating patients, symptoms such as numbness and tingling of the breast and extremities, headaches, malaise, feeling like they are in a ‘fog,’ memory difficulties, fertility issues, insomnia, muscle aches, joint pains, and breast pain have been described by patients. Most patients who present with these types of issues (usually after a long and comprehensive evaluation by their primary care doctor that rules out other more likely and serious illnesses) often request to have their implants removed. They also commonly request to have their breast capsules removed at the same time. Many patients report improvement in their symptoms following surgery for removal, though this is not universal.

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.

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