Breast augmentation with implants is, in fact, the most common elective surgery in the world. Many patients have the surgery for cosmetic reasons, usually to increase the size or change the shape of the breast. Many women also have a breast augmentation with implants as reconstructive surgery after having a mastectomy – the removal of the breast due to breast cancer. We offer two types of breast implants – silicone and saline filled. However, there are many different shapes and sizes of each to choose from, ie. round or teardrop, as well as the surface type, ie. smooth, textured or polyurethane. You should discuss your goals with your surgeon so you can best identify which size and shape are going to suit you best.
If you come to Géniale for a breast augmentation procedure you’ll be in the incredible hands of Dr. Bill Lyon. An Australian born and trained cosmetic surgeon, he has trained at Flinders University, undertaken extensive surgical training throughout both Australia and England, won numerous prizes and scholarships for both clinic and research work, and has numerous publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Lyon has also travelled to both Rwanda and Fiji as a part of the Open Heart International humanitarian agency. Dr Lyon’s gentle and caring approach will provide you with an honest opinion regarding your suitability for a breast augmentation, with your safety and wellbeing at the core of every decision.
DO I NEED A CONSULTATION FIRST?
Here at Géniale, we will take the time to discuss a holistic approach to your goals for reshaping your body. A preliminary consultation is encouraged so you can get to know our team, and so that our resident breast augmentation specialist Dr. Bill Lyon can assess the proportions of your entire body, not only your chest, to ensure your results are as natural and as possible.
HOW IS THE TREATMENT CARRIED OUT?
Typically, Dr. Lyon will first make incisions at one of three locations on your chest, dependent on what best suits your situation. This will be on the areolar edge, on the fold under the breast, or under the armpit. After this incision has been made, an implant will be inserted into a pocket either under or over the pectoral muscle, dependent on the type, shape, and size of implant. These incisions are then closed by Dr. Lyon in a way to reduce the level of scarring.
Every treatment at Géniale is personal and individualised. We invite you to make an appointment to meet our team to discuss your treatment options.
While all of our surgeons are highly trained to ensure that any undesirable side effects are minimal, there are still inherent risks associated with this procedure:
Haematoma (the swelling or clotting of blood tissue)
Capsular contracture (the tightening of scar tissue around breast implant)
Malposition of implant
Rupture of implant
Changes in nipple or breast sensation
Fluid Accumulation (seroma)
Wrinkling of skin over implant
Is it right for me?
We understand how difficult the decision is to undergo any medical procedure. During your preliminary consultation we will assess your suitability for a breast augmentation procedure and discuss with you how best to achieve your desired result.
How long is the recovery time?
The recovery time for a breast augmentation procedure varies for patients. Your breasts will be swollen and sore for several days after breast augmentation surgery, and you will need to limit any strenuous physical activity for at least six weeks. As recovery time is heavily dependent on the patients situation, Dr. Lyon will discuss this with you prior to your surgery to allow you to plan ahead for any time you may need away from work, and any help you may need to organise around the home.
Will there be any scarring?
While our Géniale team are highly trained to reduce both bruising and scarring, these are a natural side effect of this procedure. Dr Lyon will do his best to keep these as minimal and inconspicuous as possible by locating incisions along natural skin creases. For most patients the incision lines will fade over time, however the level of scarring depends on many things, including your genetics, exposure of your body to nicotine, and infection.
Will other medications affect results?
Our Géniale doctors will enquire into any medications you are taking during your consultation. Depending on the medication these may need to be halted leading up to the surgery.