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After making your decision to have a breast augmentation (enlargement) one of the most important steps is choosing what size, shape, and type of breast implant that will best suit your goals.

The Breast Clinic plastic surgeons will explain all of the aspects of breast implants in your initial consultation, and go over the many varieties and sizes of breast implants to help decide what is best for you.

We use two of the most trusted brands of breast implants in Australia, Mentor from Johnson & Johnson and Natrelle from Allergan. These are the world’s leading manufacturers of breast implants that offer excellent performance, lifetime warranty and a vast range of choice to suit your needs. Not to mention, vast clinical trials that ensure your safety and peace of mind.

Remember, choosing your breast implant type is something that you will do with the help of our plastic surgeons and patient co-ordinators at the time of your consultation.

 

Follow the links below for further information on breast implants. It’s a decision for a lifetime so you must ensure you see a plastic surgeon with the experience to get it right – the first time. Look no further than The Breast Clinic Sydney.

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BENEFITS OF MENTOR AND ALLERGAN IMPLANTS

  • Lifetime guarantee for replacement of breast implants
  • A choice of teardrop and round breast implants
  • Stable cohesive silicone gel which allows for ultimate breast shaping
  • Available in textured and smooth breast implants
  • Wide choice of base dimensions, heights and volumes
  • Over 1000 breast implant choices. This guarantees you will get the most customized implant to suit your body

IMPLANT SIZES

Breast implant sizes are measured in cubic centimeters (cc’s). The larger the implant, the higher the volume of cc’s will be. For example, a 400cc breast implant is larger than a 300cc breast implant. Breast implant sizes do not correspond with traditional bra cup sizes.

With over 1000 breast implant volume choices, choosing the right breast implant is generally the most important decision you will make with your Sydney plastic surgeon. There are a few things to consider when deciding on your breast implant size: ‘modest’, ‘natural’ or ‘natural plus’, lifestyle needs, and risks of going too large. The Breast Clinic plastic surgeons are the best resource for determining what size breast implants suit your body.

During your consultation you will be able to try on a variety of breast implant sizes, shapes and profiles of implants to help you gauge what size suits your body. Your Sydney Plastic Surgeon will also evaluate your existing breast tissue and chest dimensions to determine the desired size of breast implants that suits your needs.

Its not always about how much bigger to go. More often it’s about proportion and symmetry. Many women choose to have a breast augmentation (enlargement) with The Breast Clinic to ensure not just size, but symmetry and balance with the rest of their figure is achieved.

Silicone implants are available in two distinct shapes: teardrop and round breast implants.

TEARDROP IMPLANTS

Teardrop shape implants are the latest innovation in breast implants. Teardrop breast implants are filled with a uniquely formulated highly cohesive gel. The gel is designed to impart a natural look to the breast while providing a youthful firmness and natural feel.

Unlike round breast implants, the teardrop shaped are thinner at the top and gently slope to a fuller projection point near the implant’s bottom to mimic the shape of a natural breast.

Mentor and Allergan breast implants have a significant amount of research and clinical evidence that proves their safety and effectiveness. Clinical trial results show that adverse events, such as rupture and capsular contracture, are extremely low in women with these breast implants. These are two of the most established breast implant companies in the world, with lifetime guarantees that ensure your peace of mind. The Breast Clinic does not cut corners with your safety.

Features of Teardrop shape breast implants:

  • TGA and FDA approved
  • Filled with a highly cohesive silicone gel that allows the implant to maintain its beautiful shape, much like the shape of a natural breast
  • A textured shell that help keep the implant in place and lower capsular contracture rates
  • Life time replacement policy

Breast implant shells either have a smooth or textured surface. Textured implants were designed to reduce the chance of capsular contracture and prevent teardrop implants from shifting in position. Talk to our Sydney plastic surgeons to decide which surface texture is best suited for you.

Now that you know more about the different features of breast implants, you will be able to discuss your options with one of our qualified plastic surgeons at The Breast Clinic.

ROUND IMPLANTS

Round breast implants are circular in shape and able to shift slightly once positioned without distorting the shape of the breast and can lead to an enhanced cleavage.

The profile of a breast implant refers to the level of forward projection from the chest wall in relation to the base width of the implant. The profile indicates the distance the implant will project from your body. A higher profile breast implant will create a more prominent silhouette than a lower profile breast implant.

There are 4 profile levels that are offered with the breast implants: moderate profile, moderate plus profile, high profile and ultra high profile.

Mentor and Allergan breast implants are available in sizes up to 850cc, with 250cc to 400cc breast sizes being the most popular. The combination of the right shape, size, texture and projection are equally important to delivering the right result and that is where the expertise of The Breast Clinic plastic surgeons can help you achieve your goals.

Features of Round Shape Implants:

  • TGA and FDA approved
  • Pre-filled with a cohesive medical grade silicone gel that holds uniformly together to deliver a natural feel that closely resembles breast tissue
  • Texturing that contributes to lower capsular contracture rates
  • Life time replacement policy

NATURAL LOOKING IMPLANTS

The Breast Clinic Plastic surgeons in Sydney offer a natural looking breast enlargement by using either teardrop or round shape breast implants.

The breast shape and size is important to the overall balance of a woman’s body and a feeling of femininity. It is important patients communicate their desired goals and expectations with our Plastic Surgeons prior to breast augmentation surgery so our surgeons can understand your wishes when selecting your breast implants.

Key to the consultation is the expert examination in determining our patient’s anatomy and choosing the best breast implant to suit our patients goals. Communication is important between you and our Plastic surgeons, as this is the best way to ensure the selection of suitable breast implants and the best placement for optimum results.

SALINE VS SILICONE IMPLANTS

Silicone and saline breast implants are FDA and TGA approved for use in breast augmentation (enlargement) in patients over the age of 18. Silicone breast implants are filled with a highly cohesive gel, and come in a teardrop and round breast implant shape. The silicone breast implants are composed of a silicone outer shell, have a more natural feel and less chance of rippling.

Saline breast implants are filled with a saltwater solution similar to the fluid that makes up most of the human body. Silicone breast implants are composed of a silicone outer shell and are filled after placement, making it possible to form a smaller incision.

Safety of silicone breast implants

  • The amount of silicone material released from silicone breast implants is extremely low. It is less than what is normally absorbed daily from consumer products containing silicone i.e. soap, deodorant, hair care products and cows milk.
  • The amount of exposure is equal to approximately 1/1000th the weight of the head of a pin
  • More than a million fold below established safety limits, based on clinical studies

The Johnson and Johnson Mentor Implants and Allergan Natrelle implants are constantly submitting clinical studies to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of their silicone and saline breast implants.

Over 200,000 women have participated in these studies in order to provide a significant body of evidence demonstrating safety of these breast implants.

Your surgeon at The Breast Clinic will describe the benefits of saline compared with silicone in your initial breast augmentation consultation. As part of the initial consultation, you will be given the opportunity to try on breast implant sizes, giving you the opportunity to see what you will look like before stepping foot into the operating theatre.

INCISIONS

There are three incision sites:

Inframammary fold – The most common incision, made under your breast at the crease where the breast meets the body. This is the most popular method today, the scars are usually concealed and allows for fewer breastfeeding difficulties than the periareolar incision. This is The Breast Clinics preferred method for breast augmentation (enlargement) surgery.

Periarerolar incision – An incision is made around the nipple and is associated with a higher degree of breast-feeding difficulties than the other incision options as the incision involves cutting through the breast tissue.

Transaxillary incision – The incision is made in the armpit. An endoscope (lighted camera) is used to help tunnel through the subcutaneous fat to create a pocket behind the breast.

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