Breast Implant Choice – Dr Peter Laniewski
Reasons to consider breast augmentation
Women come to Dr Peter Laniewski seeking breast augmentation surgery for a wide variety of reasons. Some are mothers who wish to rejuvenate their breasts and restore confidence after having children, while others are breast cancer survivors who seek to reconstruct their breasts after having a mastectomy. Most commonly, Dr Laniewski’s breast enhancement patients are simply dissatisfied with their breasts’ current appearance and wish to augment them through surgery.
You may also be considering breast augmentation surgery if:
- Your breasts have lost volume or changed shape with age
- You feel that your breasts are not in proportion with the rest of your body
- You have one breast that is noticeably smaller than the other
- Your breasts have lost volume or changed shape following weight loss
- You don’t fill out clothing or swimwear as much as you’d prefer
- The size of your breasts is impacting your self-confidence
Your breast augmentation consultation
Your consultation with Dr Laniewski provides you with an opportunity to discuss your aesthetic concerns and desired goals. While it’s only normal to be nervous about this, Dr Laniewski is a medical professional and strives to ensure your comfort.
During your consultation, Dr Laniewski will examine your breasts and take photographs for medical records. Expect to discuss your surgical options, procedure steps, recovery process and potential risks. You will also have the opportunity to try on different breast implants to give you an idea of what your final results may look like. Dr Laniewski will answer any questions you may have about the procedure, and you should leave your consultation with all the information needed to determine whether or not to go ahead with the surgery.
What to expect after the surgery
Your incisions will be closed with small stitches that will dissolve. This will help to reduce the appearance of scarring. You will need to have someone drive you home after your surgery, and it could be helpful to have someone help you at home for the first two or so days.
The majority of breast augmentation patients report that they feel more aching and a sensation of tightness versus pain. Your breasts will feel quite tight for several postoperative days. It is very common to have a fair amount of swelling after any surgical procedure. This will gradually decrease as the swelling decreases. There may be some minor bruising, but this should heal within a week. After a week of healing, you should have much more mobility and flexibility. Your swelling should decrease significantly. At this stage, your final results will be more apparent.
How much does breast augmentation cost in Sydney?
We know just how much cost can factor into your decision to undergo breast augmentation surgery. The truth is that there is rarely a one-size cost for all patients who undergo this elective surgery. There is a range of costs to consider beyond just the fees paid to your surgeon. The best way to determine what your breast implant surgery will cost is to meet with Dr Laniewski and discuss your cosmetic goals.
Breast augmentation can be broken down into four cost components: implant costs, surgeon’s fees, anaesthetist’s fees and hospital fees.
The price of your implants is dependent on various factors, such as the brand, texture, size and shape you decide on. Evidently, the larger the implant size, the more expensive they will be. Additionally, anatomical shaped implants typically cost more than round implants.
Your surgeon’s fee is the fee that Dr Laniewski charges for performing the surgery. This fee is fixed and comprises of the cost of the entire breast augmentation surgery, pre-operative care and post-operative care and visits.
Breast enlargement surgery with Dr Laniewski is always performed under general anaesthesia. Your anaesthetist fee will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the anaesthetist who attends to you.
Hospital fees can vary dramatically from hospital to hospital. Given that breast augmentation is usually performed as a day case, your hospital fees will likely comprise only of the two or so hours in the operating theatre, as well as the time needed to recover from the anaesthetic.
You may also need to pay out of pocket for support and compression garments that will help to enhance your results after surgery. You may also need to factor in the cost of missing up to two weeks of work, transportation costs and potentially the costs of a carer to help you after your surgery.
As a cosmetic procedure, breast augmentation will usually not be covered by Medicare or private health insurance. During your initial consultation with Dr Laniewski, you will be given a detailed breakdown of all of the costs involved.
Call 1300 322 337 to book your personal consultation to discuss your breast enlargement surgery with Dr Laniewski.