Dr. Philip Richardson performs breast augmentation at our Brisbane, Queensland plastic surgery practice to increase the size and enhance the shape of the breasts through the placement of breast implants. Also known as breast enlargement surgery, breast augmentation is often suitable for women who have one breast that is larger than the other and would prefer greater symmetry. Dr. Richardson is an exceptional surgeon with a reputation for producing consistently beautiful results through a number of breast augmentation and other breast enhancement surgeries, including breast lift, breast reduction, and male breast reduction for gynecomastia.
If you are considering breast augmentation and are looking for a skilled, experienced plastic surgeon serving the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, and other communities throughout Queensland, then we encourage you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Richardson today.
The Breast Augmentation Consultation
During your breast augmentation consultation at one of our two conveniently located Brisbane-area offices, Dr. Richardson will help you determine exactly what size and shape you want your breasts to have. After measuring the dimensions of your breasts, Dr. Richardson will have you try on a number of trial breast implants so that you can get an idea of what the final results will look like with each. You are welcome to borrow trial implants to help with your decision, and we also offer Vectra 3D imaging which will give you the opportunity to view photorealistic images of what you will look like with implants of different sizes and types.
At the consultation, Dr. Richardson will also fully discuss your surgical options, the operation, recovery, and risks, and he will answer all of your questions about breast augmentation in a precise yet easy-to-understand manner. You should receive all the information you need to make your decision about whether to undergo breast augmentation.
Breast Augmentation Surgery
We perform breast augmentation with implants at our plastic surgery practice in Brisbane, Queensland using general anaesthetic. The surgery involves the placement of a breast implant either behind the breast tissue or under the chest wall muscle, which is called the pectoral muscle. Once inserted, the breast implants will push or help lift the breast tissue forward, making the breasts appear larger and fuller.
There are several options available to breast augmentation patients at Brisbane Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery:
- The type of breast implants: The implants can be either saline or silicone.
- The shape of the implants: The breast implants may be round or shaped like a teardrop.
- The texture of the implants: The implants may be smooth or textured.
- Where the incision will be made: The incision can be made in the crease under the breast, around the nipple, or in the armpit.
- Where the implants will be positioned: The breast implants may be placed either under the pectoralis muscle or above it.
As with any surgery, there are risks involved with breast augmentation, such as an adverse response to the general anaesthetic, bruising, swelling, excessive bleeding, infection, and scarring. Other risks include capsular contracture, fluid build-up around the implant, changes in nipple sensation, implant leakage, rippling of the implant, and asymmetry. Serious adverse effects, however, are not common. Dr. Richardson does everything possible to prevent and treat negative side effects.
After Breast Augmentation Surgery
Patients should allow one to two weeks for recovery after breast augmentation surgery before returning to work. Our nurses contact patients the day after surgery to make sure that there are no complications. Patients should schedule post-operative check-ups for one week, six weeks, six months, and twelve months after surgery (each of these appointments is covered by the original surgery fee). A post-operative bra is given to patients to wear for the first six weeks. This surgical garment supports the breasts and promotes proper healing. It is recommended that patients refrain from driving for at least two weeks after undergoing breast augmentation surgery and avoid partaking in rigorous exercise for at least six weeks.
Schedule a Breast Augmentation Consultation at Brisbane Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
Through breast augmentation at Brisbane Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Phil Richardson has given many Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Redcliffe, Southport, and other Queensland patients the curvaceous bodies they desire. If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation with implants, contact our practice in Brisbane, Queensland with your questions or request for a consultation. We would be pleased to assist you in any way that we can.