Breast Augmentation is a procedure in which silicon or saline implants are used to make your breasts larger and to usually improve their shape.
Dr Gillett understands that many women spend years deciding whether to go ahead with breast augmentation, so he will work with you to ensure that you are left with a result that suits your natural body shape and meets realistic expectations.
Breast augmentation is ideal for women lacking in confidence due to their small breasts, or for those that would like to fit into a normal-sized bra for their physique. Many women also choose this procedure to create a fuller cleavage following pregnancy and breastfeeding. Breast enhancement works by re-creating a natural shape and soft feel that suits your body type.
Dr Gillett will work with you to ascertain what would be best for your individual needs. He will talk to you about a number of options for the procedure based on your existing breast shape and size. You will then be able to select your preferred type of implants.
Dr Gillett uses his vast experience and advanced technologies to deliver the results you are hoping for. Every patient is unique, so your procedure will be tailor-made to meet your needs and suit your natural shape. Patients come to Dr Gillett because they are lacking in confidence and unhappy with their breast size, so it is important that you receive the correct care. Many patients choose breast augmentation to:
Breast augmentation perthDr Gillett will meet with you at your consultation to discuss your expectations and see how closely they match your natural physique. It is important for you to speak to your surgeon instead of a nurse or salesperson, as this will allow you to get to know the person carrying out the procedure and have all of your questions answered. Dr Gillett will explain the surgery to you and analyse your proportions and skin type. You will then have the option of trying on implants and talking about how large you would like them to be.
The initial consultation will include information about the most important considerations and restrictions, as well as all of the involved costs. The quote given will include the costs for a specialist anaesthetist, the hospital charges, and all of the follow-up care and appointments you will need. You will then be reviewed by Dr Gillett at no extra charge every twelve months, as this helps to ensure your safety and satisfaction with the surgery.
Before And After Breast Augmentation By Dr Gillett
Breast augmentation is also known as breast enhancement, as it is designed to enhance the natural form of the breasts, as well as increase their size. Dr Gillett understands how important the appearance of breasts is for a woman’s confidence, so he always ensures that the end result is naturally beautiful and appropriate for the existing body shape.
You should bring some loose comfortable clothes to wear home when you leave the hospital. If a postsurgical garment is required this will be supplied at the time of surgery.
You will awaken after the operation with light dressing on each breast. There is usually no need for a drainage tube. If a drain is required it is removed the day after surgery. The stitches are under the skin and are dissolvable so there is no need for their removal. You will be discharge from the hospital either later the same day or the following morning.
Please do not shower or get the dressings wet for the first 48 hours. Then you may have a quick shower and gently pat dry the paper tape dressings. Alternatively you may dry the dressings with a hair dryer set on a cool setting.
An augmentation stabilizer will be given to you whilst in hospital if this is necessary. If a stabilizer is required we recommend you wear it continuously for the first two weeks (you must remove it for showering) and as much as possible for the following 6 weeks.
Quite often discomfort is felt with movement and your anaesthetist will provide you with instructions regarding pain medication and a prescription if necessary.
We do not recommend purchasing new bras for the first six weeks after the operation, as it generally takes this time for the swelling to subside. No under wire bras are to be worn during this period.
We will see you in the rooms 4 – 7 days after your operation. At this stage we will check your progress, trim the ends of the dissolvable sutures and replace a light dressing.
Second Post Operative Appointment
Your next post operative visit will be approximately one week after the first visit. The dressings are again changed at this visit. Expect to have some bruising and swelling – the amount you have is individual. This will settle over the following few weeks.
Rest is very important after your operation. We recommend no heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for six weeks after your breast augmentation. We recommend that you do not drive for the first 1-2 weeks post surgery as this may be uncomfortable.