Breast Surgery Procedures
We offer a variety of breast procedures at Form & Face, tailored to meet each patient’s individual needs and preferences.
Our procedures can change the shape of the breasts, lift the breasts, address asymmetry and more. We can perform surgery with implants (breast augmentation), techniques to tighten skin, and methods to reduce the size of the breasts. Our surgery options include male breast reduction, addressing gynaecomastia.
Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty
Breast augmentation (mammoplasty) is one of the most popular and frequently performed aesthetic surgical procedures in the world.
Breast Reduction Mammoplasty
Breast Reduction Mammoplasty is an operation with one of the highest patient satisfaction ratings when it’s performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon
Breast Lift and Implants
The best candidates for breast lift surgery with implants are women who not only have lax breasts but have also lost fullness in their upper breast area.
A breast lift, also called mastopexy surgery, is performed to alter the shape of the breasts and raise them higher up on the chest wall.
Tuberous Breasts Surgery
Tuberous breasts are a result of a congenital abnormality and both men and women can be affected.
Breast Reconstruction Mammoplasty
Breast re-augmentation mammoplasty, also known as implant removal and replacement, is a common procedure in Australia.
Male Breast Reduction
Gynaecomastia is a medical term used to describe enlarged breasts in a male. Although this does not usually a medical concern, some men with gynaecomastia may choose to undergo surgery to address the condition.
What are the breast surgery options at Form & Face?
Our breast procedures are each designed to meet different needs and achieve varying results, depending on each patient’s goals. Options include:
What makes a suitable candidate for breast procedures?
Your suitability for a breast procedure will depend on the details of your chosen procedure. Some surgeries will use implants, while others have different methods that will require slightly different criteria to be met.
In general, the guidelines for a suitable candidate for a breast procedure can include if the candidate:
- Is a non-smoker
- Is in good physical health
- Is in good mental health
- Does not take medications that can increase surgery risks
- Does not have allergies to anaesthesia or its components
- Will follow pre-operative and post-operative instructions
- Has realistic expectations for the procedure’s results
What factors will influence the costs of my surgery?
The costs of your breast procedure will vary, depending on the procedure and the personalised procedure steps tailored to your needs.
Your procedure costs can be influenced by:
- Anaesthesia fees and the type of anaesthesia
- The costs of procedure materials
- The costs of the operating room
- Your surgeon’s fees
- Your follow-up appointments
What can the recovery process involve?
Recovery from breast surgery will need to be managed with personalised advice, as provided by Dr Norris.
Immediately after surgery, patients can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Pain can typically be managed with prescribed pain medications. Dressings, drains, and compression garments, such as a compression bra, may be necessary to support the surgical site and minimise swelling. Physical activity is restricted initially to allow the body time to heal. The full recovery process can be a gradual journey, spanning weeks to months, and will require patience as the results become more apparent over time. Post-operative appointments will be important to monitor healing and address any concerns.
What are the risks and complications of breast procedures?
Every surgical procedure carries potential risks and complications. In your consultation, you will receive comprehensive information about the risks associated with your procedure and guidance to minimise and prevent these complications.
Risks and complications of breast procedures can include:
- Delayed wound healing
- Changes in nipple sensation
- Hematoma (blood collection)
- Seroma (fluid collection)
- Fat necrosis (tissue death)
- Blood clots
- Implant-related complications, such as rupture or leakage
- Capsular contracture (scar tissue tightening around implants)
- Breast asymmetry or uneven results
- Changes in breast shape or size over time
- Allergic reactions to anaesthesia or materials used
- Changes in breast appearance with weight fluctuations or ageing
- Rare but serious complications that are associated with surgery
Your consultation with Dr Norris at Form & Face, Sydney
Your initial consultation with Dr Norris will help to assess your suitability for a specific breast procedure, receive guidance on preparation and recovery, and gain a comprehensive understanding of potential risks and complications.
During your consultation, a thorough evaluation of your medical history will be conducted, as well as a discussion of your expectations for the procedure. Dr Norris will provide an overview of the surgical approach, tailoring the procedure steps to your suit your needs. You will discuss preoperative and postoperative care instructions and receive a detailed cost estimate.
The consultation serves as an important opportunity to ask any questions and make sure that you understand what the procedure involves, allowing you to make an informed decision as to whether or not to undergo the procedure.