Breast Augmentation: What You Need to Know

Apr 24, 2018

When considering breast augmentation, it’s crucial you discern that there’s more to the procedure than meets the eye, and finding a plastic surgeon who recommends and recognises what’s right for you is the only way to ensure you’ll look and feel your best. Dr. Chris Allen is one of the most experienced breast augmentation surgeons in Perth; not only does he understand what it takes to achieve the new you, and possess the expertise to get you there, but he will assist you every step of the way, right from the initial consultation.

Unlike some practices where your initial consultation is with a nurse, all your consultations are with Dr. Allen. This is where the journey begins; the first opportunity for yourself and Dr. Allen to discuss your overall vision and desired outcome. Your health, medical history and physical frame will all be assessed to determine the most suitable breast lift or implants for you.

Dr. Allen will explain his preferred method for breast augmentation during your first examination; his method leaves minimal visible scarring and allows for natural movement. This is done through an incision made in the infra-mammary fold, the crease under the breast, as opposed to around the nipple or under the armpit. Whilst there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to implants or breast lifts, Dr. Allen uses your body measurements, shape, and amount of existing breast tissue to assess the best approach to achieve your preferred aesthetic result.

Once any pre-surgical decisions have been considered and made, and you’ve subsequently undergone your procedure, the last (but equally vital) step can begin. Even for those who are young, fit and in prime health, an appropriate recovery and recuperation period is just as important as any other component of your surgery. Both breast augmentation and breast lifts are invasive surgeries that dictate patients take sufficient time to rest, relax and heal in the following days and weeks. You will require time off work, with procedures requiring a minimum of 10 days’ recuperation time – even more if your work is physically demanding, so keep this in mind when planning the date of your procedure. You’ll also be unfit to drive in the initial week following your surgery, and mothers with small children must refrain from carrying them or undergoing heavy lifting. Even the tiniest of tots will be too much strain for your new body to carry during this recovery period.

Gentle walking is the most advisable form of low impact exercise, and can be reintroduced into your routine after a month. Any additional, or more strenuous exercise, can gradually be re-introduced after the 6-week recovery mark.

Just as he attends to your very first consultation, Dr. Allen will attend a final follow-up consultation to ensure the procedure has been successful, confirm there are no subsequent complications and your recovery is on track. Once you’ve been given the all clear, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your new silhouette.

Contact us today for more information.