Breast augmentation surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure that commonly involves the use of breast implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. However, another option for breast augmentation that is becoming increasingly popular is fat grafting to the breasts in order to increase breast volume.

Breast augmentation surgery can have a significant impact on your self-image and emotional well-being. It’s important to have realistic expectations and discuss your goals and concerns with your surgeon to ensure that the procedure is right for you.

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, it’s important to be well-informed about the procedure and what to expect.

Choose the Right Surgeon

Choosing the right surgeon is one of the most important decisions you will make when considering breast augmentation surgery. It’s important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in breast augmentation surgery.

Take the time to research and meet with potential surgeons to ensure that you feel comfortable with their expertise and approach to the procedure. You can also ask to see examples of their previous work to ensure you will get the best possible outcome.

Breast Augmentation using Implants

There are several types of breast implants available, including saline, silicone, and gummy bear implants. Each type of implant has its own unique benefits and drawbacks, and it’s important to understand the differences between them to choose the right option for your goals and preferences. Breast augmentation surgery requires an incision to be made in the breast tissue to insert the implant. The incision can be made in several locations, including under the breast, around the nipple, or in the armpit. Each incision location has its own advantages and disadvantages, and it’s important to discuss the options with your surgeon to choose the right incision placement for your needs.

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting to the breasts (or Autologous Fat Transfer) is a procedure whereby breast volume is increased by the transfer of fat tissue from other sites of the body to the breasts. This is a highly specialised process which, when performed expertly, results in breasts which are not only larger and better shaped but also natural in every way.


Breast augmentation surgery typically requires a recovery period of several weeks. During this time, you will need to avoid strenuous activities and wear a special bra to support your breasts during the healing process. Following the surgery, you can expect your breasts to be swollen for about 2 weeks. You will be required to wear a supportive bra and you should refrain from vigorous activities (such as going to the gym) for about 6 weeks.

It’s important to discuss the recovery time with your surgeon before the procedure so that you can take time off work, or organise to get help looking after young children.

Potential Risks and Complications

As with any surgical procedure, breast augmentation surgery carries some risks and potential complications. These can include infection, bleeding, implant rupture, and changes in nipple sensation. While risks can be minimised by choosing an experienced plastic surgeon, it’s important to discuss any potential risks and complications with your surgeon before the procedure to understand the risks and make an informed decision.

Long-Term Considerations

Breast implants are not designed to last a lifetime and may require maintenance or replacement in the future. It’s important to discuss long-term maintenance and any potential costs associated with breast implant replacement with your surgeon before the procedure. You may want to plan for periodical check up appointments to ensure you’re healing properly.

Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast augmentation surgery can be a life-changing procedure for many women. It’s important to take the time to research and discuss your options with a board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure that you are well-informed and prepared for the procedure.

By understanding the procedure options available and the potential risks and benefits, you can make an informed decision about your breast augmentation and achieve the results you desire.

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