Your Complete Guide To Breast Augmentation & How To Avoid Making The Wrong Choices!

WELCOME

Breast Excellence is a Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic established over 20 years ago and still known for its ‘Beautiful Breasts, Not Just Bigger’!

Our patients tell us that the primary reason they chose our Clinic over others is our ‘Amazing Before/After Photo Galleries’ and the fact that we provide a ‘2-Hour Consultation To Design Each Patient’s Individual Surgery’. 

Currently, there are clinics offering Breast Augmentations in Sydney at widely varying prices. At one end of the spectrum, there are what I refer to as the ‘Cheaper Clinics’ offering Breast Augmentations for less than $5,000 which they manage to achieve by simply reducing their costs on each patient – by such measures as performing the surgery as quickly as possible to reduce the hospital theatre fee, using cheaper implants, or engaging less experienced or trainee surgeons – in some cases GP’s – to perform the surgery !  This is how they are able to offer surgery at such low prices, but it is not what we would regard as ‘quality surgery’.  Then, at the other end of the spectrum, there are the ‘Instafamous Doctors’ charging over-the-top prices and whose results, I believe, don’t justify their high prices.

Interestingly, the great majority of our patients is made up of women between those two extremes on the price spectrum – be they single, married, career women, young Mums and older Mums who are more discerning and are looking for ‘Quality’ at a ‘Value-For-Money Price.’ They tell us that this is something they have been thinking about for a long time and they appreciate the extraordinary lengths we go to in our Consultations to help them choose the implants that will best deliver the ‘look’ they’re after. Our philosophy has always been to deliver results that look ‘Natural’ and avoid the ‘Stuck-On-Look’ we see so often from others.

In other words, our aim is always to create breasts that ‘Look Great, Not Fake’.  We also are one of the very few clinics that also offer the Trans-Axillary (Armpit Incision) Approach which avoids any tell-tale scar on or under the breast!

Our highly-experienced Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons offer the full spectrum of Cosmetic Breast Surgery procedures including Breast Augmentation, Breast Uplift, Breast Reduction, Implant Replacements, Tuberous Breast Correction and all types of Corrective Breast & Nipple Surgery.

So, whatever type of Cosmetic Breast Surgery you are seeking, we have the expertise to help you.

Sincerely,

CEO


Why Choose Breast Excellence?

  • Our Amazing Before/After Galleries Are The ‘Number One’ Reason Patients Come To Us!
  • Unique 2-hour Breast Augmentation Consultations at our Sydney clinic.
  • A Customised Approach for Each Patient – not a ‘one size fits all’!
  • Many Implant Brands to choose from, not just one or two!
  • We offer all techniques and implant positions – whichever is going to deliver the best ‘look’ for each patient.
  • We also offer the Trans-Axillary (Armpit) Approach that avoids any scar on or under the breast – not many Clinics offer this!
  • We don’t use unreliable 3-D Simulations to choose Implants: instead, we have a huge range of actual implant samples for you to insert into a crop-top. No 3-D Simulation technology can ever beat that!
  • Impressive Safety Record over 20 years!
  • 5-Star Google Reviews!

Your Unique 2-Hour Initial Consultation

We believe that a Consultation like the one we provide at Breast Excellence can’t really be appreciated until you’ve had it!

Why we allocate up to 2 hours for your Initial  Breast Augmentation Consultation:

  • You need to be fully informed on all aspects of Breast Augmentation in order to make the right choices for your body.
  • Your Surgeon needs to record thoroughly your past and present medical and breast history to ensure you have no contra-indications to anesthesia or surgery.
  • We then take many chest and breast measurements that will allow us to plan and design your individual surgery.
  • Based on those many measurements, we will give you various implants to insert into a crop-top and compare which ‘look’ you like best. This is, by far, a more accurate way of choosing implants than 3-D Simulation. Technology is generally regarded as unreliable.
  • Once you have chosen your implants, we’ll give you a written, itemised quotation.
  • Finally, we’ll give you our detailed Information Booklet titled ‘Breast Augmentation’ to take home. This means you don’t have to worry about forgetting something covered at the consultation as the booklet will recap all that information and more!

This is how we create ‘beautiful breasts’ as opposed to just ‘bigger breasts’! It’s not about inserting just any implant that makes your breasts look bigger because anyone can do that. It should be about making your breasts ‘look great, not fake’!

We hope to see you soon!

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Breast Implants

Breast Impants

Implant Types: Silicone vs Saline

Fillable Saline Implant

All Breast Implants consist of an outer casing (called the ‘shell’ or ‘wall’) plus an inner filler material which is either saline or silicone.

Silicone and saline implants have different characteristics as set out in the following table:

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Saline Implants Silicone Implants
Filler Material Saline (Salt Water) Cohesive Silicone Gel
‘Feel’ of the Implants to Touch Less natural
(more of a ‘waterbed’ feel)
More natural because they feel more like breast tissue
Consequences of Wall Rupture Saline Implants simply deflate and breast volume is lost. The saline is absorbed by the body without any harmful effects Cohesive Gel has a shape-retaining memory, so breast volume is not lost. The leaked Silicone could migrate to regional lymph glands but as silicone is an inert material this is not considered a risk to health.
Chances of Spontaneous Deflation Possible None
Silicone Gel “Bleed” through the Shell & Risk of Silicone Granuloma None Possible
Chances of Surface Wrinkling/Rippling Greater Less
Approximate Chances of Capsular Contracture 3% Textured Implants have been reported to generally have a lower risk than Smooth Implants. The percentage risk reported has varied with different studies.

Shapes, Surfaces & Size

Breast implants also differ in a number of other ways: their shape (Round or ‘Tear-Drop’), their surfaces (Smooth or Textured) and finally their size and projection (the amount by which they project forwards).

Implant Shapes

Implant Shapes - Round

Round Breast Implants

  • Deliver more upper breast fullness.
  • Are sometimes the preferred shape to restore upper breast volume lost through breast-feeding or weight loss.
  • Can be inserted through any incision location.
  • Being perfectly round, implant rotation cannot produce any deformity of breast shape.
Implant Shapes - tear drop

‘Tear-Drop’ Breast Implants

  • Provide more fullness in the lower half that tapers off towards the top.
  • On profile, they deliver an attractive and natural straight-line drape of skin from collar-bone down to nipple.
  • Can only be inserted through an incision under the breast.

Implant  Surfaces

Breast implants also vary in their surfaces, essentially Textured (also called ‘Rough’) and Smooth implants.

Implant Size

The final choice as to size of implant should be entirely yours. By all means, listen to your surgeon’s recommendations but don’t allow him/her to make the final choice for you.  Instead, choose the size that you feel gives you the ‘look’ you want and not what you think others may like.

Based on many chest and breast measurements, our Surgeon will hand you all the various implant shapes and sizes that suit your measurements and have you insert them one at a time into a ‘crop-top’ to see in a mirror the degree of correction each can give you. This is by far the most reliable way to choose the size and shape of implant that will best deliver the ‘look’ you’re after.

Most importantly, although we’ll insert whichever size YOU want – provided, of course, it’s surgically possible – we always recommend you choose a size that is in proportion with your overall figure and makes you look ‘great but not fake’.

Frequently Asked Questions

Brands aside, implants basically differ in terms of:

  • What they are filled with: Silicone or Saline;
  • Shape (Round or Tear-Drop);
  • Surface (Smooth or Textured; and
  • Size.

With all those choices, there are so many combinations for every patient. And because we don’t offer only one brand or one type of implant, we can customise your implant choices to exactly what you like and what best suits your breast measurements.

Silicone-filled implants are far more popular with patients than Saline implants because they:

  • have a more natural ‘feel’ because they feel more like breast tissue.
  • cannot spontaneously deflate.
  • have less chance of visible surface wrinkling/rippling.
  • enable patients to choose a very natural ‘tear drop’ shape whereas all saline implants are ‘round’.

This is largely a personal choice because every patient has in mind an image of how she wants her breasts to look. The basic differences in appearance are:

  • ‘Tear-Drop’ Implants deliver a more natural appearance because they are tapered towards the top and thus allow a straight-line drape of skin from collar-bone down to nipple.
  • Round Implants, on the other hand, are fuller at the top than ‘Tear-Drop’ Implants. Although this can be an advantage for women who have lost much upper breast fullness through breast-feeding, in other women they can sometimes produce a ‘stuck on’ look, especially if the woman has insufficient tissue coverage.

Our Surgeon will show you both types at your Initial Consultation and have you insert each into a ‘crop top’ to see which ‘look’ you like best.

If there was a simple answer to this, all implants would have the one type of surface! In reality, each type of implant surface has its pros and cons and you need to ask your Surgeon what these are before making your choice.

Breast Augmentation Incisions

Incisions

Breast Implants can be inserted via any of the above four routes. Naturally, there are pros and cons with each approach and our Surgeon will explain these to you in detail at your Consultation.

Essentially, the differences are as follows:

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Advantages Disadvantages
Infra-Mammary
(incision in the fold under the breast)
The most popular choice with patients.

Provides unrestricted pocket visibility for the surgeon.

Any size implant can be inserted.

Drains are not necessary.

Any future revision surgery can be performed through the same scar.

Leaves a scar in the fold under the breast.

Although the scar should hide well in the fold when standing, it can be more visible when lying down.

Asian or brown skin has a higher risk of forming brown pigmented scars.

Pigmented, thick or keloid scars could mar the appearance of an otherwise beautiful result if you are prone to them.

Trans-Axillary
(via the armpit)
Scar is placed in an inconspicuous skin crease within the armpit.

No visible ‘tell-tale’ scar on or around the breast.

An option worthy of consideration for those with brown or Asian skin who may form brown pigmented scars, or those with a history of thick or keloid scars.

(Please note that the same type scars could still result, the only difference being that they would be hidden in the armpits rather than being more visible under or on the breasts).

Although any size fillable saline implant can be inserted via this route, the small incision does limit the size of a silicone implant.

Only round implants can be inserted via this route.

‘Tear-Drop’ (Anatomical) shaped implants of any make cannot be inserted via this route.

Drains are always used – these are usually removed on the following day.

Any future revision surgery would likely need the infra-mammary route thereby creating a second scar.

Peri-Areolar
(half way around the edge of the areola i.e. the pigmented area around the nipple).
Scar can be less conspicuous than with the infra-mammary incision. The small incision limits this approach to small silicone implants or any size fillable saline implants.

The dissection could sever some of the milk ducts around the nipple and interfere with future breast-feeding.

It has also been suggested that this route may cause ‘seeding’ of the resident nipple duct bacteria into the implant pocket and thereby cause a pocket infection.

Any future revision surgery would most likely need the infra-mammary route thus creating a second scar.

Trans-Umbilical
(through the navel)
Scar is very small and located well away from the breast. Not popular or commonly performed in Australia.

Only suitable for fillable saline implants.

Difficult to create an aesthetic and refined implant pocket from such a distant entry point.

The passage of the surgical instrument can leave grooves under the abdominal skin.

Any future revision surgery would need to be done through the infra-mammary route.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Four different approaches exist. They are:

  1. Infra-Mammary (in the fold under your breast)
  2. Trans-Axillary (via the armpit)
  3. Peri-Areolar (along the edge of your areola)
  4. Trans-Umbilical (via the navel)

  • Infra-Mammary is the commonest approach, the advantages being that it allows excellent visualisation of the implant pocket and any size/shape of implant can be inserted via this route.
  • Trans-Axillary is ideal for those who do not want a scar anywhere on or under the breast. The smaller incision does limit the size of a silicone implant that can be inserted but inflatable saline implants of any size can still be inserted via this route.
  • Peri-Areolar is not a commonly requested approach. The small incision does limit the size of silicone implants that can be inserted but inflatable saline implants of any size can still be inserted via this route.
  • Trans-Umbilical, commonly called TUBA for short, is not at all popular in Australia mainly because only inflatable saline implants can be inserted, and saline implants are far less popular than silicone implants. As it is more difficult to create a beautiful breast shape when working so far away from the breast implant pocket, our Clinic does not offer the TUBA approach.

The only approach which is slightly more expensive is Trans-Axillary. Infra-Mammary and Peri-Areolar have the same standard Surgical Fee. Our Clinic does not perform the Trans-Umbilical technique.
The main reason patients request the Trans-Axillary approach is to avoid any scar on or under the breast which could mar an otherwise beautiful result. This is especially important in those with Asian or brown skin because of their higher risk that the surgical scars could end up permanently pigmented. Admittedly, the same pigmented scars could occur in the armpit but at least in that location they would be hidden within a skin crease and not under or on the breast.

Breast Implant Positions

Implants can be placed in any one of four positions.

Each position has its specific advantages. Which implant position is best for you will depend on your breast appearances, breast measurements, physical activities and the ‘look’ you’re after.

1. Sub-Muscular (‘under the muscle’)

The implant is placed behind the pectoral muscle.

The advantages of this position are:

  • It creates a more natural appearance because the muscle provides additional coverage over the edges of the implant and thereby helps to avoid a ‘stuck on’ look and visible ‘step’ along the upper edge of the implant.
  • There is less chance of visible Rippling/Wrinkling.
  • There is less chance of Capsular Contracture.
  • There is less interference with Mammograms.
  • There is less chance of interference with future breast feeding.
  • The implants are further away from the breast tissue and are therefore less likely to be involved in any breast diseases or be damaged during any fine needle biopsy of a breast lump.
Breast Implant

2. Sub-Glandular, (‘in front of the muscle’) – sometimes called ‘Pre-Pectoral’

The implant is placed immediately under the breast tissue itself, between it and the underlying pectoral muscle.

It is preferred to sub-muscular:

  • In those with impending or mild sagging of the breasts, constricted lower breast poles and tuberous breast deformities.
  • In those engaged in heavy, repetitive pectoral muscle exercises e.g. body builders, weight lifters.

However, it is not a good option for those women with thin chest wall tissues as the insufficient coverage of the implant edges would create a ‘stuck on’ look.

Sub-Glandula

3. Sub-Fascial (‘in front of the muscle’ but ‘under its sheath’)

  • This is simply a variant of the ‘in front of the muscle’ position with basically the same advantages and disadvantages.

4. ‘Dual Plane’ Placement

A combination of positions 1 and 2 where the upper half of the implant is placed ‘under the muscle’ and the lower half is in direct contact with the lower breast:

  • The upper half of the implant is placed ‘under the muscle’ to help hide any ‘step’ along the implant’s upper edge that could occur if the implant was entirely ‘in front of the muscle’
  • The lower half of the implant is in direct contact with the breast to provide ‘fill’ and ‘lift’.
  • This implant position is preferred in special situations such as mild sagging, constricted lower poles and ‘tuberous breasts’ when there is insufficient chest wall tissue coverage to allow the implant to be placed entirely ‘in front of the muscle’. Whereas mild sagging, constricted lower poles and ‘tuberous breasts’ could be equally corrected with an implant ‘in front of the muscle’, the latter position could produce a ‘stuck on’ look due to visibility of the implant edges in those with insufficient chest wall tissue coverage.

 

Dual-Plane

 

Frequently Asked Questions

There are basically four:

  • Sub-Muscular (‘Under the Muscle’)
  • Pre-Pectoral, sometimes called Sub-Glandular (‘In Front of the Muscle’)
  • Sub-Fascial (‘Under the Sheath of the Muscle’)
  • Dual Plane (Partly ‘Under’ & Partly ‘In Front of the Muscle’)

Each position has its pros and cons but unless a specific alternative placement is indicated, we always recommend the Sub-Muscular position because it delivers a more natural ‘look’ due to the extra tissue coverage over the implant. Unfortunately, in contrast, the ‘In Front of the Muscle’ position often delivers a ‘stuck-on’ appearance when there is insufficient tissue coverage to hide the implant edges.

Admittedly, ‘Under the Muscle’ does take a little longer to do than ‘In Front of the Muscle’, but our aim has always been to deliver the best possible ‘look’ for each patient and we don’t charge any more for the Sub-Muscular position. Some surgeons use the ‘In Front of the Muscle’ position routinely. It’s quick and easy, but for us, it’s about placing the implant where it will deliver the best ‘look’, not what’s easiest and quickest!

The other positions, Sub-Fascial & Dual Plane, are reserved for special circumstances. Our surgeon will explain which position you would serve you best, and why, at your initial consultation.

The Sub-Muscular position has the following distinct advantages:

  • It delivers a more natural ‘look’ because the muscle provides additional coverage over the edges of the implant and helps to avoid a ‘stuck-on look’.
  • There is less chance of visible Rippling/Wrinkling.
  • There is less chance of Capsular Contracture.
  • There is less interference with Mammograms.
  • There is less chance of interference with future breast feeding.
  • The implants are further away from the breast tissue and are therefore less likely to be involved in any breast diseases or be damaged during any fine needle biopsy of a breast lump.

There is no cost difference between ‘Under the Muscle’ (Sub-Muscular) and ‘In Front of the Muscle’ techniques.

However, special techniques such as Dual Plane Placement (Partly ‘Under’ & Partly ‘In Front of the Muscle’) may involve a slightly higher surgical fee depending on what else needs to be done.


Asian Breast Augmentation in Sydney

Special Considerations Are Essential!

Having operated on so many Asian patients over the years, we have come to appreciate that while many Asian women would like to have a Breast Augmentation, many are understandably concerned that:

  • They will end up looking disproportionately too big and therefore ‘fake’; and/or
  • They may end up with conspicuous brown scars on or under each breast.

The reasons for these concerns among Asian women come about because:

  • Some surgeons approach Asian Breast Augmentation in the same way they do for Western women. They do not take into account the generally smaller figures of Asian women and accordingly the need to consider proportionately smaller implants than those generally used in Western women.
  • Asian skin has a higher risk of healing with pigmented brown scars. Not all do, but it is a higher risk. Therefore, the surgeon should be able to offer alternative surgical techniques that locate the incisions and the final scars in inconspicuous locations. In this way, if the scars do end up pigmented, at least they are away from the breast and don’t mar the appearance of an otherwise beautiful breast.
  • Accordingly, we have always maintained that in order to create beautiful, natural-looking breasts in Asian women, the surgeon must give special attention to both the implant size and the location of the incisions.

Implant Size Considerations

We believe that a surgeon planning a Breast Augmentation on an Asian woman should bear in mind that Asian women generally have lighter and more petite figures than most Western women. Obviously, this does not apply in every case but it’s fair to say that most Asian patients we see for surgery have cup sizes of less than A, A and A-B. Compared to Western women, naturally-occurring C-cup or D-cup sized breasts are very uncommon.

Therefore, if an Asian woman is wanting Breast Augmentation to look more attractive and feminine but still look natural, she should choose her implant size carefully. Essentially, she should aim for implants that are in proportion to her overall figure and don’t make her look unnaturally big and therefore fake! And hopefully, her surgeon is one that appreciates this concept of proportion and does not convince her to choose overly large implant sizes that the patient could end up regretting.

Naturally, the most appropriate implant size for any woman will depend on her overall figure, her breast measurements and how big a cup size she desires. Nevertheless, the objective of the surgery should still be the same: to deliver a cup size that makes the woman look and feel feminine and attractive but not in any way disproportionately large, unnatural and ‘fake’!

Location of Incisions

It’s a fact that when Asian or brown skin is cut or injured, there is a greater risk of the scar ending up permanently pigmented. Not all do, but it is a higher risk.

Some surgeons accept this risk of brown scars as an inevitable consequence of Asian Breast Augmentation and persist in always placing the incisions under the breasts where any resulting brown scars could mar an otherwise beautiful result.

Although we always leave the final choice of incision location up to each patient, our Surgeon will help by explaining the pros and cons of each incision location as they apply specifically to YOU by taking into account your skin colour, previous scar appearances, your implant choices and your personal preferences. Basically, the four available incision locations are as follows:

  • Infra-mammary Approach (via the crease under the breast): This is the most commonly performed approach as it affords the greatest visibility for the surgeon and any size or shape of implant can be inserted via this route. However, if a pigmented scar were to develop in this location, it could mar the appearance of an otherwise beautiful breast.
  • Trans-Axillary Technique (via the armpit): In our experience, this approach is the technique most preferred by women who wish to avoid the risk of a pigmented scar under each breast. The incision is placed within a natural skin crease in the hair-bearing area of the armpit. Scars in this location tend to be very fine but remember that, here too, they could end up pigmented – in which case they could be visible if the arms were raised while wearing a sleeveless top.
  • Peri-Areolar Approach: The incision is made half way around the edge of the areola (the pigmented circle surrounding the nipple). This also has its drawbacks in that the incision is usually very small and accordingly only very small silicone implants (or fillable saline implants of any size) can be inserted. Moreover, you still have the potential risk of a brown scar around the edge of the areola.
  • Trans-Umbilical Approach (via the navel)
    Not popular or commonly performed in Australia. Apart from its other drawbacks, the main disadvantage of this technique is that only saline implants can be inserted via this route. And, in our experience, most women prefer the more natural ‘feel’ of silicone over saline implants. If you too prefer silicone implants, this technique is not an option for you.Should you wish to consider the Trans-Axillary Technique, please bear in mind that the drawbacks to it for any woman, be she Asian or Western, are:

    • Tear-Drop Implants of any type or brand cannot be inserted via the armpit.
    • Only Round Implants can be inserted.
      Ultimately, it is your personal decision as to where you would prefer to locate your incisions. It’s by no means definite that your scars will end up pigmented but you need at least to be aware of the possibility. We give you this information, not to alarm or deter you, but only to make you aware of the possibility so you can consider the alternatives.
      In our experience, most of our Asian patients still prefer to have the incisions located under the breast for the following reasons:
    • There is no certainty that the scars will end up pigmented. In fact, the vast majority of our Asian patients still end up with inconspicuous white scars.
    • Most patients feel that if brown scars did develop under the breasts, they don’t restrict one’s ability to wear sleeveless tops and swimming costumes.
    • They prefer to not be constantly aware of not raising their arms when wearing a sleeveless top or swimming costume.
    • But most importantly of all, they prefer the greater choice of implant type, shape and size that an incision under the breast offers. Through this incision can be inserted any type, any shape and any size of implant the patient desires.

Frequently Asked Questions

Firstly, some surgeons fail to take into consideration the generally smaller figures of Asian women and accordingly recommend the larger implant sizes preferred by Western women – the result being that they look disproportionately big and obviously fake! Although we are happy to insert whichever implant size a patient wants, we always advise our Asian patients to choose an implant size that is in proportion to their overall figure, makes them look great but natural, and certainly not fake!
Secondly, Breast Augmentation in Asian women must consider the possible final scar appearances because Asian skin has a higher risk of developing brown, pigmented scars. It doesn’t happen to every Asian patient, and some Asian skin colours are more prone to it than others. Our Surgeon will assess this possibility at your Initial Consultation and if they feel you are at risk of brown scars, may recommend the Trans-Axillary (Armpit) approach in order to locate any brown scars away from the breast.
Brown or Asian skin carries a higher chance of the final scars being pigmented. It doesn’t happen to everyone, but it is a higher risk, especially if you already have brown scars from previous surgery or injury.
If you choose to have the incisions under your breasts, each scar would be 4-6cms long in the fold under the breast. If you have selected the Armpit Approach, the scars will be hidden in a skin crease within the armpit.
In the two weeks prior to your surgery, you must follow all our printed Pre-Operative Instructions. In particular, you need to have your pre-operative blood tests to ensure you are fit and healthy for anaesthesia and surgery, have mammograms if required, purchase the recommended bras and TED stockings, and avoid all blood-thinning medications and herbal preparations listed in our Pre-Operative Instructions.
Although Breast Augmentation can theoretically be performed under Twilight Sedation and Local Anaesthesia, for optimum patient comfort and safety, General Anaesthesia is preferred.
You don’t need to stay in bed. You can be up and about but don’t over-exert yourself and avoid exercise and stress which increase your pulse rate and blood pressure. Simply take things easy and follow all our Post-Operative Instructions. Sutures are removed after 11 days.
With Dr Mayson’s personalised technique, you should have NO pain when you wake after surgery due to the special ‘anaesthetic solution’ Dr Mayson has placed in your implant pockets. This ‘numbing solution’ lasts for around 8-10 hours and as its effect wears off you will feel some discomfort but it’s never agonising pain. Most patients describe it as a sense of “pressure” and in any event it is easily relieved by the pain-relievers you will have been prescribed.
Unless you are involved in physically strenuous work, most patients are able to return to work within 10-14 days.
Although it is said that implants can interfere with breast-feeding for various reasons, it is very unlikely if:

  • the implants have been placed ‘under the muscle’; and
  • you have not selected an overly large implant size; and
  • the sensory nerve to the nipple has not been inadvertently injured during surgery.

The total cost of any Breast Augmentation is made up of all the following individual costs:

  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Anaesthetic fees
  • Hospital fees
  • Implant costs
  • GST

Your total cost will depend on the type of implants you choose, whether you need any special techniques, and which hospital you will be attending. Our Surgeon will give you a written and itemised quotation at the end of your Initial Consultation.
There are also some minor additional costs for prescriptions, bras and anti-DVT stockings that you will need to purchase prior to your surgery.


The  Mistakes To Avoid  When Choosing Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon

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If you’re currently considering Breast Augmentation, you owe it to yourself to first consider the following:

  1. Don’t choose a Cosmetic or Plastic Surgeon purely on formal qualifications – ask what experience they’ve had SPECIFICALLY in Breast Augmentation Surgery.
  2. Always research the Surgeon’s reputation in Breast Augmentation.   Any Doctor can insert an implant but it takes years of experience to consistently deliver beautiful results. Search Google and Social Media for reviews of your Surgeon.
  3. Don’t be content with a brief Initial Consultation because that only means you’re not getting ALL the information necessary to be able to make informed decisions.  We do all our consultations thoroughly and this is why we allocate the long time we do for all initial consultations!
  4. Your ENTIRE consultation should be with the Surgeon who’ll be doing your surgery.  If your consultation is largely by a Nurse or a Sales Consultant, question the surgeon’s commitment to you!
  5. Avoid Clinics that offer only  ONE BRAND of implant as another brand may be more suitable for you.
  6. Avoid Clinics that offer only  ONE SHAPE of implant  e.g. Round because ‘Tear-Drop’ may give you a nicer and more natural ‘look’.    Ask to try on both so you can compare.
  7. Avoid Clinics that offer only  ONE APPROACH  e.g. via an incision under the breast – as you may be better suited to another approach.
  8. Avoid Clinics that promote  only ONE IMPLANT POSITION  e.g. ‘in front of the muscle’ – this is the quickest technique but it can deliver a ‘stuck-on look’ in some patients.  Your best implant position needs to be carefully selected in order to deliver the best possible ‘look’. 
  9. Don’t settle on any implant size or shape that you haven’t tried on in a crop-top. Your surgeon should be handing you various implant samples  for you to insert into  a crop-top and compare before choosing the one that  gives the ‘look’ you like best.  And when it comes to the final choice, YOU should be the one making it, not your Surgeon.
  10. Don’t consider a Clinic that doesn’t carry out Pre-Operative Blood Tests to confirm you are fit to undergo surgery and anaesthesia. Having your consultation one day and surgery the next  doesn’t allow enough time for these important tests to be done.  We prefer at least 7 days between initial consultation and surgery to enable these tests to be carried out.
  11. Don’t choose your Surgeon before viewing their Before/After Photo Galleries.
  12. Look for patient reviews of your surgeon on Google and Social Media. And don’t be afraid to ask your Surgeon if he/she has ever been sued in Breast Augmentation.
  13. Don’t let anyone convince you to pre-pay your surgery before your consultation whether it be here or overseas.
  14. Don’t ever choose your Surgeon on price alone: whereas the price for a top-quality Breast Augmentation by an experienced Surgeon will cost you upwards of $10,000, if you’re being quoted much less, you need to ask yourself why.

Don’t be caught into spending less now and needing many times more to fix a problem that may have been avoidable –  and that’s provided it’s fixable!

Finally, if you can’t afford to have your Breast Augmentation by an experienced and reputable surgeon, the next best thing to do is wait until you can!

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Costs and Financing

The TOTAL COST of your surgery will naturally be made up of each of the following INDIVIDUAL COSTS:

  • Surgeon’s Fee: $7,700
  • Anesthetist’s Fee (hourly rates vary between Anaesthetists)
  • Hospital Theatre Fee (hourly rates vary between hospitals)
  • Your choice of implants (brands and shapes vary considerably in cost)

Accordingly, it’s only at the end of your consultation that it’s possible to issue an accurate and itemized TOTAL COST QUOTATION. However, in the meantime, if you would like an approximate total cost, please call us on 1300 73 63 53.

Just remember, when comparing prices for Cosmetic Breast Surgery between clinics, please remember to also compare quality, experience, and reputation!

Surgical Consultation Fees

Dr George Mayson, Certified Cosmetic Surgeon: $165 (2-hours)
Dr Sawjin Tew, Specialist Plastic Surgeon: $165

Breast Augmentation:

Surgical Fee (from $3,396 depending on technique required) + Hospital + Anaesthetist + Implants (cost varies with type and brand)

Financing Your Surgery

Unfortunately, since new National Regulations were introduced in 2016, doctors providing Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery are not allowed to arrange financial loans for patients needing to finance their surgery.

This new National Regulation applies only to Doctors and Clinics providing Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery. They do not apply to other Medical Specialties.

Accordingly, if you need to finance all or part of your surgery, you must source your own financing. Options to consider include:

  • Apply for a Personal Loan through your own Bank or other Lending Institution.
  • Arrange a Payment Plan from any of a number of Medical Loan Providers easily found by searching for ‘Medical Loans’ on Google.

If, however, you don’t need to finance and would like to book a consultation with one of our Surgeons, please call our Clinic on 1300 73 63 53.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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Please call one of our friendly Clinical Advisors on 1300 73 63 53

Or email us at info@breastexcellence.com.au