Breast Augmentation Sydney NSW

Are you unhappy with your natural breast size? Do you find that you lack confidence in many areas of your life as a result of your chest size? If so, you may find that breast augmentation surgery is a viable solution for you to get the silhouette that you’ve long been dreaming of.

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed worldwide and is the core of Dr Laniewski’s practice. Commonly referred to as a boob job, this procedure involves the placement of an implant either in front or behind the pectoral muscle, creating a smooth and natural-looking increase in breast size. The surgery takes between one to two hours and does not require an overnight hospital stay. We provide breast augmentation in the Sydney area, predominately servicing those in the regions of Parramatta, Albury, Bella Vista and the Central Coast.

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.

Breast Augmentation Before and After

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Breast augmentation and lift before and after 02, Dr Laniewski Sydney NSW

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The breast augmentation procedure

Dr Laniewski only performs breast augmentation in accredited hospital facilities. Your boob job will comprise of the following steps:

Step 1: Administering anaesthesia
For your comfort, breast augmentation is always performed under general anaesthesia. Dr Laniewski works alongside highly qualified anaesthetists to ensure your safety during the procedure.

Step 2: Making the incisions
As mentioned, Dr Laniewski will make an incision either in the inframammary fold or in the armpit. This will be discussed prior to surgery, during your consultation.

Step 3: Inserting and positioning your breast implants
Once your incision is made, Dr Laniewski will form a pocket, either under or over the pectoral muscle. Through this pocket, he will insert your breast implants and position them to create your desired results.

Step 4: Closing the incisions
To complete the surgery, Dr Laniewski will close your incisions with layered sutures in the breast tissue. Keep in mind that these incision lines will fade in time, depending on a variety of factors.

Step 5: Post-op recovery and results
Most patients are able to return home on the same day as their breast enlargement procedure, however some may require an overnight stay in hospital. Once given the all-clear by Dr Laniewski, you will be able to go home and begin the recovery process. Your breast augmentation results will immediately be visible.

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.

Implant costs

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.

Surgeon’s fees

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.

Anaesthetist’s fees

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

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.

Breast Implants FAQs

Breast implant types

The breast implants available for your breast augmentation surgery include saline-filled or cohesive silicone-gel filled. In Australia, silicone implants are the preferred choice of breast implants. However, the best type for you will depend on your shape and on your cosmetic goals.

Saline-filled
Saline implants have a silicone outer shell filled with a medical-grade saline solution. During the enlargement, we fill the breast implant through a valve. This allows us to achieve a custom result to meet your cosmetic needs.

Cohesive silicone gel-filled
Cohesive silicone gel-filled breast implants are the preferred choice in implants across Sydney and Australia. The consistency of the silicone reduced the risks of postoperative leakage problems. These implants generally feel softer to the touch and more like natural breasts than saline implants.

Breast implant shape

Your body shape and personal preferences are the key deciding factors when it comes to selecting the best breast implant shape for your enhancement surgery. During your consultation with us, we will discuss your desired breast enhancement size. It can be very helpful to view before and after images of our previous patients. This can help you to understand the enlargement shape that may be right for you.

Breast implants are generally offered in two forms: round or teardrop (anatomical) shaped.

Round breast implants

Round, depending on their fill, offer a defined round shape or assume more of a teardrop form when the patient is upright. They tend to provide more upper half breast fullness than anatomical implants.

Anatomical (teardrop) implants

Anatomical implants demand a greater degree of accuracy in positioning during the enlargement procedure. If they shift after enhancement surgery, the shape may be distorted.

Anatomical breast implants can provide greater projection in proportion to the size of the base, making them particularly suitable for women with little natural tissue or those who desire a lift – particularly in reconstructive circumstances.

Breast implant size

Breast implant sizes are measured in CC’s – a metric unit of volume with one CC of silicone weighing approximately one gram. Breast implants are available in a wide range of sizes, from 125cc all the way up to 700cc.

Despite common misconception, there is no direct correlation between implant and cup size. Each implant size will look different on each individual patient, depending on her weight and frame, the volume of natural breast tissue, and the shape and size of her ribcage. During your consultation, Dr Laniewski will help you decide which implant size will best achieve your body goals.

Breast implant profile

The profile of a breast implant indicates how far it projects forward from the chest wall when standing. The most common profile types are low profile, moderate profile and high profile.

Low profile

Low profile implants only minimally project the chest, as they are mostly flat in appearance. This makes them the ideal choice for women who have a wider chest.

Moderate profile

Moderate profile implants give the chest a more moderate amount of projection. This is an excellent choice for women with smaller or more narrow chests, as moderate profile implants give the most natural results.

High profile

High profile implants provide maximum projection, as they are very narrow at the base. This makes them a good choice for petite women with a narrow chest wall, as they provide the most full, rounded results.

Breast implant surface

In addition to choosing the fill of your implants, you will also need to decide on a surface. Implants come in both smooth and textured surfaces.

Smooth implants

Smooth implants, as the name suggests, have a smooth outer shell and feel soft to touch. While smooth implants feel more natural, they have an increased tendency to move out of position – down and out towards the side of the chest – and an increased risk of capsular contracture, potentially resulting in the need for re-operation sooner.

Textured implants

Textured implants have a rough outer shell. Such implants have a number of benefits, such as the reduced risk of capsular contracture and prevention of implant rotation. For this reason, all anatomical implants are textured in surface.

Breast augmentation incision sites

Our preferred incision methods for breast enlargement are inframammary and transaxillary. They offer more predictable results with better exposure and placement of the implant when compared to other incision types, such as the periareolar incision.

Inframammary incision

This is the most common implant incision used by Dr Laniewski. The inframammary incision is placed in the natural crease under the breast and allows the breast implant to be placed in a precise pocket formation. This also offers more control for bleeding.

Transaxillary incision

The transaxillary incision is made in the natural crease of the armpit, wherein a channel is fashioned down to the breast. The scar is virtually invisible in the armpit fold, and lack of tension generally makes for more straightforward healing. This is often the preferred choice for patients of colour, as it decreases risks of keloid scarring.

Breast implant placement

Placement of the implant can help determine the end result of breast augmentation, so it’s important to discuss the options available and the suitability of each option for your individual body type.

Subglandular

In case of subglandular placement, Dr Laniewski will create a pocket between the breast tissue and the pectoral muscle. The breast implant is positioned in front of the muscle. This enlargement procedure is faster and may be more comfortable for the patient than submuscular placement.

Submuscular

The breast implant is placed under the pectoralis major muscle, with most of the implant settled under the muscle. This position creates the most natural-looking contour. There is also a decreased chance of visible and palpable implant edges or rippling.

Dual plane

The breast implant is placed partially beneath the pectoral muscle in the upper pole. The lower half of the implant will be in the subglandular plane. This position involves more complex enhancement surgery but minimises the rippling and edge effect in thin patients while avoiding abnormal contours in the lower half.

Breast Augmentation FAQs

Am I a candidate for breast augmentation surgery?

You may be a candidate for a boob job if:

  • You are physically and mentally healthy
  • You have realistic expectations regarding what surgery can achieve
  • You are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Your breasts have fully developed
  • You are unhappy with the size, shape and appearance of your breasts
  • You have experienced a loss of shape and volume in the breasts following pregnancy, weight loss or with age
  • You have mild skin sagging
  • You have asymmetrical breasts
  • You have tuberous breasts
  • You do not smoke or are willing to stop smoking in the months before and after surgery

The most important thing is that you are undergoing breast augmentation because it is something that you want for yourself. You should never have elective cosmetic surgery to fulfil someone else’s desires.

How do I prepare for breast augmentation surgery?

Before your boob job, Dr Laniewski will provide you with a comprehensive list of pre-operative instructions. This will include things like quitting smoking, adjusting medications and preparing a comfortable recovery space. He will also provide instructions regarding what to do the day before your procedure, such as fasting, showering and what to wear to the hospital. You should follow these instructions carefully to ensure your safety during the procedure.

How visible will scars be after my breast augmentation?

While breast augmentation surgery is a common cosmetic surgery, it is still a major surgery. All surgeries will have accompanying scars. Luckily, your surgeon will use skilled techniques to reduce the appearance of scars. The visibility of scars will also depend on the type of implants that you are opting for. Saline implants tend to have minimal scarring, as they can be inserted into the chest cavity before they have been filled. Surgical incisions will be strategically placed in order to minimise your scarring. Additionally, there are scar treatments that you can consider after your procedure to help minimise the appearance of the scars that you do have.

How do I know which breast implants are right for me?

Dr Laniewski will work closely with you to determine which breast implants will best suit your aesthetic goals. During your consultation, you will be able to try on a surgical bra fitted with different types of implants, which will help determine what kind of look you are after. Keep in mind that every patient is different, and the implants that a friend or someone you know had may not suit your individual body and aspirations.

How much does the breast augmentation procedure hurt?

During your breast implant surgery, you will not feel anything. When you wake up after surgery, you may feel some discomfort and tightness across your chest. Your surgeon will offer pain relievers as needed. Most patients find that they need just over-the-counter pain relievers after the first few postoperative days.

How long does the procedure take?

Breast augmentation surgery usually takes one to two hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the case. Once you are out of surgery, you may need to stay in the hospital for a couple of hours to monitor your condition.

When will I see my breast augmentation results?

You will notice that your breasts have increased in size immediately after your breast enlargement surgery. Despite that, it may take a few weeks for your final results to appear as swelling subsides and the skin stretches fully. As for your surgical scars, these can take several months and up to two years to fade, depending on how well you take care of your incision sites.

Will my breasts look natural after a boob job?

Dr Laniewski always strives to create natural-looking breast augmentation results if that is the look you are hoping to achieve.

Achieving a natural look can be done through the strategic combination of surgical techniques and implant choice. For example, teardrop-shaped implants are known for producing more natural-looking results. Placing these implants under the pectoral muscle or using the dual plane placement technique can also help create a natural look. Again, Dr Laniewski will work with you to create your ideal breast augmentation results.

Can I still breastfeed after getting breast implants?

While there are no guarantees about your ability to breastfeed still, you’ll find that many women maintain their ability to nurse with advanced surgical techniques. Dr Laniewski will preserve the nipples and the milk ducts so that breastfeeding can remain a possibility for you. Be sure to mention during your consultation your hopes to breastfeed one day in the future.

Another thing to keep in mind is that while breast implants may not impact your ability to breastfeed, future pregnancy and breastfeeding can alter your augmentation results. For this reason, we usually recommend waiting until you have finished having children before considering breast enlargement surgery.

I’ve just had a baby - when can I have a boob job?

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery after having children, note that you will need to finish breastfeeding before considering the procedure. To give the breasts a chance to stop producing milk and return to their normal size, we usually suggest waiting at least three to six months after you stop breastfeeding.

However, even if you have chosen not to breastfeed, we still recommend waiting at least three months after childbirth before considering surgery. This will give your body time to recover from pregnancy and settle from any initial milk production.

Do I need to have anaesthesia?

Dr Laniewski always performs breast enhancement surgery under general anaesthesia. This means that, during the procedure, you will be fully asleep, with no sensation of discomfort during surgery and no recollection of what happened during surgery when you wake up. Despite misconceptions, general anaesthesia is typically regarded as the safest option when performing breast augmentation.

When will I be able to return to my exercise regime?

As you heal from breast augmentation surgery, you will need to avoid any strenuous physical activities. A general guideline of when you can resume exercise may look like this:

  • Immediately after surgery: We encourage you to begin some light walking to improve circulation and prevent blood clots.
  • Two weeks after surgery: You may start some light jogging, walking on a treadmill or walking uphill.
  • Four to six weeks after surgery: You can resume most exercise, with the exception of heaving lifting and contact sports.
  • Six to 12 weeks: You can resume weight training and contact sports, pending Dr Laniewski’s clearance.

When will I be able to return to work after breast enhancement surgery?

Following your breast augmentation surgery, expect to take at least a week off from work. Most patients are able to return to desk work within seven days, however occupations that require strenuous movement and lifting may require anywhere from two to six weeks off.

Will I need to wear a bra after breast augmentation surgery?

Yes. Following your breast enlargement surgery, you will be given a surgical bra to support your breasts while you heal. Depending on Dr Laniewski’s instructions, you may need to wear this bra for up to six weeks. Additionally, you should avoid wearing any bra with an underwire for at least six weeks after surgery.

How long will my breast implants last?

There are so many factors that can impact the length of time that your implants last. Generally speaking, your implants can last for a decade or longer. The type of implant you have, along with your lifestyle and other factors, can have an impact on how long they last. The vast majority of patients find that they benefit from replacing their implants every ten years. Not only does this allow for a refreshed youthful silhouette, but it reduces the risk of the implants bursting or leaking as time marches on.

Am I too old for breast augmentation surgery?

There is no right or wrong age to undergo breast enlargement surgery. While most of Dr Laniewski’s breast surgery patients are in their 20s and 30s, many women choose to undergo this procedure in their 40s and 50s and some even later in life. If you desire breast implants but are sceptical considering your age, please consider organising a consultation with Dr Laniewski before deciding that you are too old.

What are the risks involved with breast augmentation surgery?

No surgery is without risk. Some of the potential risks associated with breast augmentation surgery may include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Poor scarring
  • Hematoma
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation
  • Possibility of needing revision surgery
  • Wrinkling of the skin over the implant
  • Implant rotation
  • Implant rupture
  • Capsular contracture
  • Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

If you notice anything amiss following your breast enlargement surgery, please get in touch with Dr Laniewski immediately.

Do breast implants increase the risk of breast cancer and BIA-ALCL?

There is no evidence that breast implants increase the risk of breast cancer. However, your implants may interfere with the detection of breast cancer via mammography. As such, you should inform your doctor that you have breast implants before any breast scan.

However, textured breast implants have been associated with a rare form of cancer, known as Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). This is not a type of breast cancer, but instead is a very rare form of lymphoma associated with the immune system and its response to textured implants. As such, Dr Laniewski endeavours to only use textured implants that have been specifically created to avoid this complication.

Will I lose nipple sensation after a breast augmentation?

Loss of nipple sensation is a common risk following breast enhancement surgery. However, this is usually temporary, with sensation returning within a few months. It is very rare for all sensation to be lost permanently. Regardless, Dr Laniewski always endeavours to use surgical techniques that minimise the risk of this.

Can a breast augmentation correct breast asymmetry?

No two breasts are exactly alike. However, some women experience breasts that are dramatically different in size and position, known as breast asymmetry. Many women who are unhappy with the appearance of their asymmetrical breasts choose to undergo surgery. Dr Laniewski can correct asymmetrical breast using breast augmentation, either by inserting an implant into the smaller breast or by inserting different sized implants into each breast.

Can a breast augmentation correct sagging breasts?

Breast augmentation surgery aims to enhance breast volume and improve breast shape. While the procedure is not designed to correct sagging breasts, it can improve some mild breast ptosis. However, if sagging is severe, you may need to combine your implants with a breast lift to achieve optimal results. Dr Laniewski will let you know whether you may benefit from a lift during your initial consultation.

Can a breast augmentation correct tuberous breasts?

Tuberous breasts are a congenital abnormality of the breasts, characterised by narrow breasts, puffy areolas, minimal breast tissue, a high mammary fold, sagging and asymmetry. This is caused by a constricting ring of tissue at the base of the areola. Tuberous breast correction involves releasing this constricting ring of tissue and inserting breast implants.

Call 1300 322 337 to book your personal consultation to discuss your breast enlargement surgery with Dr Laniewski.