Dr Bish Soliman has undergone international training in aesthetic breast surgery. As an experienced breast augmentation mammoplasty surgeon in Sydney and North Shore, Dr Bish Soliman understands how to perform the procedure in accordance with each patient’s needs.
A breast augmentation mammoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures worldwide. The surgery is designed to create an enhanced breast size, with breast implants that are usually placed in a dual plane pocket to create an altered shape and size. If you are concerned about the natural shape or size of your breasts, or breasts that have lost volume over time, a boob job, or breast augmentation mammoplasty surgery may be an option for you.
Breast augmentation mammoplasty surgery is a highly personal procedure, and different methods are applied depending on the patient. Dr Bish will tailor your surgery to your individual circumstances, according to your body and preferences.
Breast Augmentation MammoplastyWho is an ideal candidate for breast surgery
Ideal candidates for breast augmentation mammoplasty surgery are non-smokers, in good physical health, and are dissatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts. If you are seeking to enlarge your breast size, whether due to post-pregnancy volume loss, weight loss, or general unhappiness with your breasts, you may be a good candidate. Women who have undergone previous breast augmentation mammoplasty by another surgeon, but are unhappy with the results, can also correct or improve their breasts with this procedure. Additionally, for those who have undergone the procedure in the past, old implants can be replaced with newer implants to refresh the original results.
When developing a personalised plan for surgery, we will take a number of factors into account. This includes your health, lifestyle, body shape and build, as well as your personal preferences. We will discuss these things with you during your individual consultation. Ideal candidates should always hold realistic expectations as to what the procedure can achieve.
If you are interested in undergoing breast augmentation mammoplasty surgery but are worried you may not be a suitable candidate, we recommend booking a consultation so that we can advise you about any alternative treatment options. Ultimately, your suitability for the procedure will be assessed during a consultation, after discussing all of your personal factors first.
Breast Augmentation MammoplastyBenefits of a breast augmentation mammoplasty performed by an experienced plastic surgeon
Also known as breast enhancement, a boob job, breast job, or mammoplasty, breast augmentation can achieve a number of benefits for suitable patients. Women seek this procedure for a variety of reasons, usually to correct an aesthetic issue that is impacting their confidence and self-image. Some mothers wish to restore fuller breasts after having children, while others wish to reconstruct the breasts after having a mastectomy. Most often, people seek this procedure due to general dissatisfaction with their breasts.
Commonly, people seek breast augmentation mammoplasty in order to:
- Enlarge breasts that are naturally small
- Address volume loss after pregnancy or weight loss
- Restore size and lift to sagging breasts
- Correct asymmetry
- Achieve an improved breast shape or size
- Improve self-confidence
Selecting an underqualified surgeon with minimal experience can increase the chances of complications and unsatisfactory results. Conversely, an experienced, specialist plastic surgeon, such as Dr Bish Soliman, will aim to provide a high level of patient care, with the professionalism needed to provide a supportive and comfortable patient experience from your consultation through to your recovery.
Your personal consultation
Before your procedure, you will get personalised guidance from experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Bish. Book your personal consultation in either our Sydney or North Shore locations to receive:
- In-depth information about your desired procedure
- Personalised advice from Dr Bish
- A customised treatment plan tailored to your needs
- Information on preparation and recovery steps
- Steps to take to ensure you receive the best results
- A guide as to what to expect for your results
- A personalised procedure costs quote
Before your consultation, you should get a clear idea of what you would like to change and the results you would like to achieve, as well as be prepared to disclose any past or current health information that may impact your suitability for the procedure. A crucial step in the consultation process is to ensure that you are a good candidate, in order to minimise risks and encourage a satisfying outcome.
Breast Augmentation MammoplastyProcedure types
The specifics of your breast augmentation mammoplasty will depend on what you are aiming to achieve. The breast surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and will usually take one to two hours to complete. The duration can depend, however, on the methods used during your surgery.
Augmentation with Breast Implants
The placement of breast implants is the most commonly chosen surgical option for breast augmentation mammoplasty, as implants can really enhance the size and shape of the breasts. Your surgeon Dr Bish will make a careful incision under the breast (infra-mammary fold) and create a custom dual plane breast pocket to accommodate your chosen implant. Patients can choose their implant size, shape, texture, and substance. The type of breast implants used will depend on your preferences and goals for surgery. Types of breast implants include:
- Round or teardrop shape –Whereas round implants create more upper-breast fullness, teardrop implants create a more natural-looking tapered shape.
- Smooth or textured – Smooth breast implants are softer than textured implants. However, textured implants are better able to attach to the surrounding breast tissue, which means they are less likely to become displaced.
- Silicone or saline – Saline breast implants are filled with sterile saltwater, unlike silicone implants which are gel-based. While both are considered reliable, silicone is often preferred, as it mimics the look and feel of natural breast tissue.
As for the size, breast implant sizes are measured in cubic centimetres (CC), and typically range from about 80 CCs to 800 CCs. Your surgeon can help you choose the right size by discussing your aesthetic goals during your consultation.
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty
Another popular method of breast augmentation mammoplasty is fat transfer. Also called fat grafting, this breast augmentation mammoplasty technique involves removing fat from other areas of the body, such as the stomach, hips, and thighs. The fat is then purified and carefully injected into the breasts to create the desired shape and fullness.
This method can be an ideal option for women who want to achieve a more subtle and natural-looking breast enhancement. Fat transfer can also be combined with breast implants to create further augmentation or make aesthetic adjustments.
Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty Revision
Some women who have undergone breast procedures in the past may wish to undergo breast augmentation mammoplasty revision (also called implant replacement). If you are unhappy with your current breast implants or are experiencing an adverse complication, this procedure allows you to replace your old implants with new ones.
Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty After your procedure
After the procedure, your breast augmentation mammoplasty surgeon (Dr Bish) will meticulously close and tape your incisions. You should arrange for someone to drive you home, and organise to take some time off work well ahead of your procedure date so that you can be prepared for your recovery process. It is common for breasts to feel tender and swollen after surgery, but this should subside over the course of your recovery. Dr Bish will give you customised aftercare instructions to help you care for your breasts and optimise the healing process. For example, you will need to:
- Wear a compression medical bra
- Take appropriate care of your incisions
- Avoid physical activities and exercise
- Sleep on your back with your upper body elevated
- Take prescribed oral pain medication and antibiotics
- Refrain from smoking and alcoholic drinks
- Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet
- Get someone to help you with daily tasks
- Take time to rest and recover
Following your aftercare instructions will help your body heal properly and allow your breasts to settle into their new shape. You will then be able to enjoy the results of your breast enhancement (mammoplasty).
Your recovery instructions will also be personalised, tailored to the specific details of your procedure and taking your personal needs and any lifestyle factors into consideration. You can receive these individualised instructions during your consultation.
Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty Costs of breast augmentation mammoplasty in Sydney and North Shore with Dr Bish Soliman
The costs of breast augmentation mammoplasty surgery largely depends on the individualised factors of the procedure. This includes the breast implant size, material, and placement, as well as the incision type and whether or not fat transfer will be done. The varying details of the procedure mean that every patient’s procedure costs will be different.
A breast augmentation mammoplasty with breast implants will involve the following fees:
Surgeon’s fees cover the fee for your chosen surgeon, Dr Bish Soliman, to perform the procedure. It is influenced by the surgeon’s level of expertise, skill and qualifications. Surgeon’s fees can also depend on the details of your surgery.
Hospital fees cover the use of the operating theatre, time spent in surgery, and any hospital stays that may be required after the procedure to monitor your recovery.
Recovery care costs
Recovery care costs include any medications, compression garments and any other supplies you may need after your procedure. It can also include any post-operative check-up appointments required.
Since the personal details of your procedure will influence your costs, the only way to receive an accurate, individualised quote is to have a consultation. During your consultation, you will receive personalised advice and a tailored procedure plan. This will help us to evaluate your total costs, and break it down so that you understand what your costs cover and what to expect before you undergo the procedure.
Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty Risks and complications
Although breast augmentation mammoplasty has a high patient satisfaction rate, surgical procedures always come with some risks. Selecting a qualified specialist plastic surgeon is the best way to avoid these risks. However, any surgery still comes with the possibility of certain complications occurring. The risks associated with this surgery include:
- Bleeding and infection
- Loss of skin sensation
- Permanent or temporary changes in nipple sensation
- Damage to underlying structures
- Implant rupture
- Aesthetic dissatisfaction
- Further surgery to address issues
- Complications from anaesthesia
Risks are minimised by performing the procedure on suitable candidates only and providing thorough preparation and recovery advice.
To help minimise the potential risks and complications associated with the procedure, you should be honest about your health history and lifestyle factors during your consultation. You should also be open about your procedure goals and expectations, and closely follow your preparation and recovery instructions.
Learn More About Dr Bish Soliman
Dr Bish Soliman is a Sydney based Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in complex microsurgical reconstruction including breast reconstruction, aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body as well as skin cancer surgery.