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Finally making the decision to have a breast augmentation always takes a while. You might know friends or family who have had the procedure and have finally decided that now is the time for you. The common thread for all women who have this procedure is that they want to achieve a better balance between their bust and the rest of their figure.
Technology has come a long way since patients had to endure small bags of rice as a method of determining breast implant size. The latest and most advanced system for planning your breast augmentation is the Vectra XT.
This is a high tech imaging device that instantly images you in 3D. By performing this kind of simulation we can accurately see what you will look like with different shapes and sizes of implants.
The whole process takes about 10 seconds and has revolutionized breast augmentation surgery. When combined with conventional measurements and a sizing bra you can see how a breast augmentation can give you the look you desire in a real and virtual way at the same time.
The below options are variations on the breast augmentation procedure. It is best that you discuss your desires with our doctors to make an informed decision based on your personal attributes
This look is fast becoming the most popular look patients want and can be best described as ‘a bit of both’. You can have a natural look that is still sexy and full in shape and form without looking artificial or too take. The key here is often to use a round implant in the 300cc range or a highly projected anatomical implant perfectly matched to your frame.
For patients who want to achieve a fuller or more voluptuous look I like to use state-of-the-art cohesive high profile round or anatomical implants with full or extra full projection. This look is for the woman who is not afraid to have a more visible bust or cleavage.
Your body is amazing how it adapts and changes to the challenges put to it. When the dust settles, if you long for a restored breast shape then sometimes breast surgery might be the answer. This might take the form of a simple breast augmentation or even a breast lift with an implant (called an augmentation mastopexy).
Not everyone needs a lift but sometimes an implant alone is not enough to lift the nipple back to where it should be. Naturally this is a more extensive procedure that often involves more incisions, but it is most powerful procedure to address sagging, droopiness and asymmetry.
Hi Alex, I’ve always wondered how painful the procedure is especially if the implant is going under the muscle. Does it make a difference if you have a low pain threshold? When does the pain go away? Thanks in advanceSee Dr Phoon's Answer
Hello, I am an active crossfit person and train about 5-6 days per week. If I have an augmentation when can I start training again?See Dr Phoon's Answer
Dear Dr Phoon, I’ve been told that there is a risk that I might have a double bubble problem if I have breast augmentation surgery. I’m naturally thin and I wonder if you think that fat grafting might help? Kind regardsSee Dr Phoon's Answer
Hi Dr Alex, I’m a young mum with 3 small children and I’ve been thinking about having a breast augmentation for a long time. There is a pretty big gap between my breasts. Do you think a breast augmentation can help here?See Dr Phoon's Answer
Hi, can you tell me a little more about fat grafting? Is it done at the same time as the augmentation and do you do it for everyone or just people who need it? Thanks XXXSee Dr Phoon's Answer
Hi Alex, I’m 36 years old and my breasts I’ve breastfed both of my children. I really liked the shape and size of my breasts when I was breastfeeding and wonder if I can get away with just a breast implant or do you think I need a lift as well. Thanks in advance XXXXXSee Dr Phoon's Answer
Dear Dr Alex, I’d really like a fuller more fake kind of look but I’ve heard some stories of sagginess over time and problems with girls who have gone too big. How big is too big and how do you choose the right size of implant? Should I go for a round or a teadrop?See Dr Phoon's Answer
Hello, What happens with the nipple sensation after breast augmentation? Does it come back? ThanksSee Dr Phoon's Answer
Dear Alex, I’ve heard that you can lose the ability to breast feed after breast surgery. Is this possible and does it happen on both sides? XXXXXSee Dr Phoon's Answer
Hi Dr Alex, Thanks for answering my question! I’m wondering if I have to change my implants every 10 years? Is this an optional thing or do they always need to be changed at 10 years. Kind regards XXXSee Dr Phoon's Answer
Dear Dr Phoon, Do you always use the 3D simulations when you plan breast augmentation? How accurate are they and can it really help me decide on what size I should go with? XXXXXSee Dr Phoon's Answer
Choosing the right procedure and surgeon is important. I believe that helping my clients make informed decisions is key to a great result so if you have a question or would like to know more about something specific, please let me know – Regards, Alex.