Our preferred method of incision is inframammary. This is made in the fold where the breasts naturally drop. The incision line is approximately 4cm long and over time will fade out to a nearly invisible line if treated correctly. Note however that scarring varies from person to person and even in the best of hands can be slightly pigmented, raised or lumpy. Other scars on your body may give you a good idea of what to expect.
All of our anaesthetists are Fellows of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA). Each are highly credentialed and have years of experience in various surgical procedures and anaesthetic techniques.
All our anaesthetists work on a one-on-one basis with each patient, assessing patients during an initial consultation and closely monitoring patients throughout their procedure. A dedicated anaesthetic nurse is also always on hand to provide additional comfort, oversight and safety.
We do not believe in taking shortcuts with your safety so all procedures are performed under general anaesthesia. As a day procedure, patients are allowed to return home or to pre-arranged local accommodation ( if interstate or from overseas ) the same day. It is widely agreed that it is not safe or appropriate to perform breast augmentation under only local anaesthetic with sedation. The dangers of this have been highlighted by complications occurring at other facilities in Australia and overseas. Many clinics elsewhere only use local anaesthesia and sedation because they have not been accredited for full general anaesthesia and we believe this compromises safety. Always be sure to ask the reasons why you are not being offered general anaesthesia for breast augmentation.
Each method of placement depends upon the shape of your breast and the amount of available breast tissue. Over the muscle placement may be more suitable to women who have a lot of breast tissue. If there is not much upper pole breast tissue then an implant placed over the muscle will show more and look more unnatural.
We do not have a preferred method of implant placement but instead we prefer the one best suited to your body and your desired result.