Actual patient of Dr Benjamin Norris
Breast Enlargement (Breast augmentation with implants)
- All inclusive price – no hidden fees
- Your choice – Natural looking or more obvious looking breasts
- Highest quality round textured implants included
- Day procedure under general anaesthetic and anaesthetist in an accredited hospital
- Highly Trained Plastic Surgeon Dr Benjamin Norris
- Breast Augmentation package $10,800
Call now on 1800 376 677 for bookings or to ask any questions about your procedure. You can also email us your questions using the form below. Our friendly staff are highly trained and knowledgable about breast implant surgery
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular and frequently performed aesthetic surgical procedures in the world. Also known as breast enlargement surgery, breast implant surgery, and augmentation mammoplasty, it has an extensive track record of success.
At Form and Face, we are committed to seeing each patient as an individual and enhancing her one-of-a-kind beauty. With augmentation mammoplasty, Dr Norris is able to completely customise the surgery, selecting the perfect placement for a perfectly sized implant.
This approach allows Dr Norris to achieve the natural-looking results that keep the waiting rooms at Form and Face busy.
6 Reasons Women Visit Form and Face for Breast Implants
The reasons women visit Form and Face for their breast augmentation surgeries are as varied as the women themselves. Dr Norris has identified six main reasons that women offer for seeking to have this procedure:
- Increasing Breast Size with Implants – Most women who seek augmentation mammoplasty simply want to increase the size of their breasts. They want to achieve a certain look; one that makes their clothes fit better or that helps them feel more pleased with their appearance.
- Correcting Breast Changes Related to Childbirth with Breast Implants – Breast enlargement surgery is one of a variety of services that Dr Norris offers to new mums who consult with him. The surgery helps restore fullness to breasts that have “deflated” after pregnancy and may be part of a full body makeover that includes a breast lift, tummy tuck, butt lift, and/or liposuction.
- Reconstructing Breasts after Cancer Surgery or Preventive Mastectomy – Dr Norris uses implants during breast reconstruction procedures performed following breast cancer surgery, or after preventive mastectomies for patients with a genetic marker for breast cancer. The reconstruction may involve implants or a transfer of fat and tissue from the abdomen.
- Correcting Breast Asymmetry with Implants – Some patients visit Form and Face because their breasts are not symmetrical. Implants can provide a more even, appealing bust line.
- Changing Breast Shape with Implants – Women who visit Dr Norris often complain about the shape of their breasts. He is able to use breast implants to make their breasts rounder, fuller, and shapelier.
- Restoring Breast Volume after Weight Loss – Significant weight loss can have a noticeable effect on a woman’s breasts. At Form and Face, Dr Norris uses breast implants to restore their appearance, making them look full, firm, and natural.
Snapshot: A Good Candidate for Breast Enlargement Surgery
Breast augmentation may help you feel better about yourself and boost your self-esteem, but it will not change anything else about your life. If you are in good health, a non-smoker, and have realistic expectations about what the outcome of a breast enlargement surgery will have on your life, you are an excellent candidate to become a patient of Dr Norris.
Dr Norris and the team at the Form and Face will help you
- Achieve fuller, larger breasts
- Balance asymmetrical breasts
- Balance uneven breasts
- Restore breast fullness lost due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or simple ageing
- Achieve the look you want
What to Expect Before Breast Augmentation Surgery
When a woman contacts us at Form and Face, the first thing we tell her to do is relax because she’s in good hands with Dr Norris, an expert in body sculpting with natural looking results. At your first consultation for breast implant surgery, Dr Norris will speak with you personally about your health, your goals, and your concerns.
He’ll evaluate your breasts, make recommendations, answer your questions and take photographs for a before-and-after record of your transformation.
At Form and Face, patient care is a top priority. On the day of your surgery at a fully accredited medical facility, you will be given medications to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Dr Norris performs breast augmentation surgery with general anaesthesia.
How Dr Norris Performs Breast Implant Surgery
The first step of surgery is for Dr Norris to make an incision. Based on the type of breast implant, the degree of augmentation desired, and a patient’s specific anatomy, Dr Norris will choose
- Periareolar Incision for Breast Implant – an incision around the nipple
- Inframammary Incision – an incision on the lower part of the breast
- Transaxillary Incision for Breast Implant – an incision in the armpit
Dr Norris takes particular care in placing incisions so that they are inconspicuous. This helps minimise any visible scarring.
Once the incision has been made, Dr Norris is ready to place the implant. As with the type of implant used, placement is determined by factors unique to each patient. Based on those factors, Dr Norris inserts breast implants in one of two spots:
- Sub-muscular placement – under the pectoral muscle
- Sub-mammary (Sub-glandular) placement – over the pectoral muscle and directly behind the breast tissue
The entire breast augmentation procedure lasts about an hour (though you will be in hospital for about five hours total). Surgery concludes with Dr Norris closing incisions with dissolvable sutures, skin adhesive, and/or surgical tape.
What to Expect After Breast Augmentation Surgery
The importance of after-care in the recovery process cannot be overstated. Dr Norris emphasises how important it is to take good care of yourself following a breast enlargement procedure to ensure that your body has time to heal and look its best.
That being said, most patients for breast implant surgery at Form and Face are able to return to work within a few days after their procedure.
Immediately After Surgery – Pain, swelling, and bruising are all common after surgery. Some patients go home immediately after breast implant surgery while others stay in hospital overnight. Following your procedure, you should rest in a semi-upright position to help you stay as comfortable as possible and minimise swelling.
Should you remain in hospital, you will be given pain medication as needed. You will be attended to and cared for to ensure that you feel comfortable and secure during your recovery.
You may experience diminished feeling in your breasts and nipples during your recovery. Dr Norris will recommend breast massage and other exercises to speed healing and alleviate discomfort.
A fever and/or noticeable swelling/redness in implanted breast(s) should not be ignored. Form and Face patients are asked to contact Dr Norris immediately should any of these symptoms present themselves.
- The First Few Days After Breast Implant Surgery – When you return home, you will continue to take over-the-counter painkillers. You may expect to feel sore and fatigued for several days, so be sure to schedule enough time for rest. Dr Norris will advise that you wear a postoperative bra and compression bandage for extra support and positioning while you heal.
Some women experience tightness in the breast area during this time. This is normal. It’s due to the fact that your skin is adjusting to the size of your new implants.
- The First Few Weeks Following Breast Augmentation Surgery – The recovery time period for breast enlargement surgery depends on whether your breast implants have been placed over or under the muscle (under the muscle placement has a slightly longer recovery time) and what technique your surgeon has used to augment your breasts.
Breasts may remain swollen and sensitive to the touch for a month or longer. Dr Norris recommends that his breast implant surgery patients avoid any strenuous activities that could raise pulse and blood pressure, or which require strenuous use of arms and chest. This can be challenging, but not insurmountable, for women who are eager to “test drive” their new, shapely figures.
Most Form and Face breast augmentation surgery patients return to normal activities within six weeks. Dr Norris cautions active patients to keep their incision sites out of direct sunlight for about a year because the skin in those areas is more delicate.
What happens at the first consultation?
Breast enlargement is a very personal choice and every woman has her reasons for making the decision. Dr Norris will focus on your goals, desires and what you hope to achieve from the procedure. He will also discuss any concerns you have and what you would like your breasts to look like. Dr Norris will evaluate your breasts by assessing your skin tone, the condition of your breast tissue and fatty tissue, and the position of your nipples. He will measure your breasts and photographs will be taken for your medical records. Dr Norris will discuss how the operation is performed, where the scar can be placed, and what types of implants and sizes are available. You will then be provided with a detailed quotation, which will provide your options for surgery. If you decide to proceed with surgery, Dr Norris will see you again at a second consultation.
What type of implant will be used?
There are a few decisions to be made when selecting an implant. Below is a beginners guide to understanding implants:
- Polyurethane (furry Brazilian)
- Extra High
- Ultra High
- Anatomical (teardrop):
- Oval Base Anatomical profile inferior lower pole
- Round Base Tear drop profile moderate lower pole
- Oval base Anatomical pole superior lower pole
The most important thing to consider is the size of implant you choose. Most women will choose to have silicone gel implants to provide a more natural feeling breast. There is currently no scientific evidence that silicone gel breast implants put you at an increased risk of breast cancer, autoimmune diseases or problems when breast feeding. These implants may interfere with the interpretation of a mammogram but this can be avoided if special views are provided at the time of the mammogram. There is evidence to suggest that textured and polyurethane coated implants help to reduce the risk of formation of scar tissue (capsular hardening) in the breast pocket around the implant.
Dr Norris will advise you if he thinks you may require 2 different sized implants. Most woman are asymmetrical but only some need 2 different implant sizes. Most implants increase by size in 15-25cc increments. Most women are only 5-10cc different in size between breasts.
How is the operation performed?
Dr Norris performs breast augmentation in fully accredited medical facilities. You will be introduced to the anaesthetist that Dr Norris works closely with, who will in most cases give you a general anaesthetic.
There are three choices for placement of the incision and the scar that results from it:
- Inframammary (hidden in the fold under the breast)
- Periareolar (hidden around the edge of the areola)
- Transaxillary (hidden in the armpit)
After making the incision, the pocket in which the implant will be placed is dissected.
Implant placement, under or over the muscle
This pocket lies behind the breast tissue on top of the chest wall muscle (subglandular) or either beneath the chest wall muscle (submuscular/subpectoral) .
The pocket used will depend on a number of factors including your preference, the thickness of the skin over the breast, the nature of your breast tissue, the presence of breast droop (ptosis), and the type of implant used.
Dr Norris most commonly places the implants in the submuscular position as it is easier to hide the implant, lessens the chance of the implant being felt, and gives a more natural looking appearance.
There is evidence that the overlying muscle can reduce the chances of capsular contracture (hardening around the breast implant with build-up of scar tissue) by massaging the implant as the muscle moves.
When the implant is placed into the pocket it will be centered beneath the nipple and positioned to give you a breast that is beautiful. Very occasionally a drain may be placed into the pocket which will be removed the next day.
The incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures to save you the inconvenience of having them removed. A waterproof dressing is applied over the incisions and you will leave the hospital wearing a comfortable and supportive surgical bra.
- Rupture Breast implants are not a lifetime device. Breast implants rupture when the shell develops a tear or hole. Ruptures can occur at any time after implantation, but they are more likely to occur the longer the implant is implanted. Severe capsular hardening can cause an implant to rupture.
- Capsular hardening Hardening around the implant due to shrinkage of the capsule that forms as the body’s natural response to foreign material. One breast might appear firmer and look different to the other.
- Haematoma A collection of blood in the breast pocket, which is either naturally absorbed into the body or sometimes requires further surgical drainage. Symptoms include swelling, pain, bruising, hot to touch, or itchy breast.
- Infection Infections are unpredictable and normally occur in the first 3 weeks after surgery and treated immediately with antibiotics.
- Stretch Marks Are unpredictable and vary between patients. To prevent them we advise the use of vitamin E and bio oil before and after surgery to soften the skin.
What happens after the surgery?
- Breast Augmentation takes approx. 1hr to perform.
- You will be in hospital for approx. 4hrs in total before being discharged.
- A friend, or responsible adult must collect you from the hospital as you can not drive home.
- You will leave with written postoperative instructions and a prescription for pain-relief.
- Daily short showers are permitted, ensuring your waterproof dressings are dried adequately.
- Sleeping on your back, elevated by a few pillows for the first 4 weeks. This will reduce your swelling.
- Within the first 2 days after surgery you will experience the worst of the discomfort, managed by your prescribed pain medication.
- You may have bruising, swelling, tenderness, and sensitivity. Swelling may vary from patient to patient and should resolve by 2 weeks.
- Light exercise is permitted after 1 week, such as walking. Resuming normal daily exercise at 6 weeks as instructed by your Doctor.
- You may return to work after 1 week, unless it involves heavy lifting or use of the upper body. You may require to be on light duties for up to 3 weeks.
- A follow-up appointment will be booked for you on day 3 after the operation. This is to check your wounds and change the dressing