Form and Face Patient Perspective: Diary of a Breast Augmentation

Many of our patients arrive at Form and Face for a breast augmentation consultation eager, expectant, and a little bit fearful. I certainly understand their concerns. That’s why I’m grateful to one of my patients for her willingness to share her personal diary in this post.

I hope it will provide a true patient perspective on this proven method of figure enhancement. Here are her experiences, in her own words:

Profile: Breast Augmentation Patient at Form and Face

I’ve always been fairly slim. At school I was the tallest and skinniest kid most of the time, so my frame has always been ectomorph-ish. At 36 years old I’m not as slim as I was at the age of 12, but I’m by no means large: 170 cm’s tall and around 57 kgs, give or take a few.

I look after myself with a good diet and plenty of exercise, including Pilates, yoga and weights training. I’m still lean, but I’ve realised that since the age of 30, I seem to gain about half a kilo of fat every year. Regardless of this, my little boobs were still an A-Cup and they didn’t seem to balance what appeared to my eye to be an ever-widening posterior.

I must admit to having been a little judgmental of women who have their breasts done. I’ve felt that breast augmentation could look ‘fake’ and wondered if the girls behind the implants were fake, too. The older I get, though, the more comfortable I am in my own skin and the less judge-y I am about others. Thank goodness for that!

Why shouldn’t we change what we don’t like if we have the means to do so?! I realised that there’s nothing fake or insecure about wanting to look your best. With that realisation, I’m about to embark on my journey to bigger, bolder, better boobage.

Selecting a Surgeon for Breast Augmentation

There are SO many surgeons advertising online, all of who sound and look as though they do good work.

My one prerequisite is that the surgeon I select must have

  • A good reputation for excellent work
  • A good reputation for patient care
  • A willingness to honour my desire to not have huge implants that look obvious. (Huge implants are just NOT my style.)

I know I don’t want to go to ‘cut-price Joe.’ If I’m going to have surgery to alter my body, I want to do it once, do it right, and not worry about whether or not I’m in safe hands.

Doing my research, I repeatedly came across the name Dr Benjamin Norris and the Form and Face practice in Bondi Junction. I’ll be honest. I liked the fact that

  • His website is classy and sophisticated
  • He has great photos of women that look similar to me
  • His post-surgery patients all look subtle and natural and really, really happy

I also liked Dr Norris’ smile, so I decided to book a consultation (shallow of me, I know!). It will be a month before he can see me, but he doesn’t have any openings sooner. I like that.  A doctor who’s in demand!


Make sure you read my follow up post, where I discuss the results of my operation including up to 6 weeks after the breast augmentation surgery.

In the meantime, if you have questions about breast augmentation, or would like to know more about cosmetic surgery and aesthetic enhancement, please call us on 02 9387 3800 or send us an email using the form on this page.

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