Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty enhances the size, shape, and symmetry of a woman’s breasts.
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Overview

Breast Augmentation: Is It the Right Choice for You?

Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are individuals in good overall health and want to fulfil the following desires:

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    Enhanced Breast Volume and Shape
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    A Harmonious and Proportionate Look
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    Boost in Confidence and Positive Self-Image
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    Broader Selection of Clothing Fit and Style
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    Restoration of Breast Shape After Pregnancy, Weight Loss, and Mastectomy
Introduction

What is Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty enhances the size, shape, and symmetry of a woman’s breasts. This transformative cosmetic intervention involves implants or fat transfer techniques to achieve the desired fullness and contour. Beyond merely increasing breast size, breast augmentation is an artful practice addressing individual desires, aiming to create a harmonious and natural-looking silhouette. This procedure is ideal for those seeking physical enhancement and a significant boost in self-confidence.

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Comparison

What is the Difference Between Breast Implants and Fat Transfer Techniques?

Breast implants involve surgically inserting silicone or saline-filled implants beneath the breast tissue or chest muscle to enhance breast size, shape, or symmetry. While fat transfer for breast augmentation involves harvesting fat from one part of the body through liposuction, purifying the fat cells, and injecting them into the breasts to achieve augmentation.

The decision between breast implants and fat transfer depends on individual preferences and goals.

The following table lists the notable differences of these techniques to guide your decision.

Breast Implants
Fat Transfer Technique
Material
Silicone or saline-filled implants
Patient’s own fat, harvested through liposuction
Procedure
Incision (Beneath muscle of behind breast tissue)
Liposuction, fat purification, injection into breasts
Number of Session
One session
Multiple sessions
Source of Material
Synthetic implants
Natural fat from the patient
Results
Immediate and noticeable augmentation
Up to six months to see final results as injected fat cells require a new blood supply to develop
Look and Feel
Slightly harder than actual breast tissue
Softer and more natural feel
Longevity
10-15 years
Permanent
Suitability
Individuals seeking precise control over the size and shape
Individuals looking for a natural appearance
The Procedure

What to Expect During Breast Augmentation Surgery

The breast augmentation surgery procedure generally involves the following steps.

These may vary depending on patients’ concerns, anatomy and goals.

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    Initial Consultation to discuss your aesthetic goals, medical history and expectations for a personalised assessment.
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    Customised Treatment Plan utilising Vectra 3D rendering allows you to experience a breast augmentation surgery tailored to your anatomy, desired outcomes and suitable surgical techniques. Vectra 3D is an imaging technology that captures three-dimensional images of your breast to visualise the potential outcomes of the procedure.
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    Preoperative Preparation to optimise your overall health for a successful procedure. This includes access to a dedicated Nuffield therapist who can assist you in managing anxiety, clarifying expectations and providing emotional support before your surgery.
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    Surgical Procedures occur in our accredited facility and may last 1-2 hours.
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    Follow-up Appointments and Postoperative Recovery Plan to guide you through the healing process.
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Dr Andrew Cheah

Your Ally For Beauty Transformation

Meet Dr Andrew Cheah

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    MOH accredited Board Certified Specialist Plastic Surgeon.
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    Graduated from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, with qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons and the National University of Singapore.
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    Specialises in facial surgery and body contouring, including non-invasive treatments and laser therapies.
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    Openly engages with patients to thoroughly understand their needs and concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. It is a safe procedure when performed by qualified and experienced breast augmentation surgeons.
Yes. It is a safe procedure when performed by qualified and experienced breast augmentation surgeons.
Yes. Breast augmentation without implants is possible through the fat transfer technique.
There’s no strict age limit as long as breast development is complete, women may undergo breast implant procedures.
Breast augmentation is ideal for people seeking larger breasts, symmetry correction, or volume restoration post-pregnancy or weight loss.
Initially firm for six months, implants gradually soften. After a year, it’ll become challenging to differentiate from natural breasts, especially if native tissue isn’t thin.

Breast augmentation is permanent, with modern implants offering a lifetime warranty against cracking or leaking.

The estimated cost of breast augmentation at Nuffield Plastic Surgery varies based on the surgeon’s expertise, type of implants, and clinic facilities. We offer potential financing options to make this breast-enhancing treatment accessible for prospective patients.

Breast implants start from $10,000.

Fat grafting starts from $6,000.

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