What is Breast Augmentation?
Dr Kumar is one of the premiere Breast Augmentation Surgeons in Sydney.
Breast Augmentation Surgery is an operation that enlarges the breasts by using breast implants. The procedure can help reshape the breasts, improve asymmetrical breasts and also reconstruct breasts.
Breast Augmentation in Sydney appeals to women who have always had smaller breasts. It is also popular with ladies who have lost volume and shape due to fluctuations in weight, pregnancy, breastfeeding or other factors.
A breast augmentation alone cannot correct severely drooping breasts, which may require a combination of both breast augmentation and breast lift ( mastopexy) to improve shape and size.
Dr Kumar uses the most state-of-the-art implants and techniques to enhance and complement each individual patient’s overall figure. He tailors his results to deliver as natural a result as possible. With the use of our Vectra 3D imaging system you’ll easily be able to choose your implants and see your potential results, all in the comfort of our consulting room.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery in Sydney?
If you feel that you meet one or more of the following then you may be a good candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery:
- Low-volume breasts or underdeveloped breasts (flat-looking chests)
- Breasts that are not in proportion with the rest of your body shape
- Mildly sagging breasts ( low grade ptosis)
- Uneven breasts (breast asymmetry)
- Puffy nipples or pointy-looking breasts (tuberous breasts)
- Lack of upper pole cleavage and/or décolletage
- Post-mastectomy reconstruction
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Common Questions about Breast Augmentation in Sydney.
Breast Augmentation surgery in Sydney, is performed under general anaesthesia and is usually a day-only procedure. There is minimal pain after the procedure and this is controlled with simple analgesia. Dr Kumar only performs this procedure under a general anaesthetic in accredited private hospitals to ensure maximal patient safety and comfort.
A small incision is required to allow creation of the pocket where the implant is then placed. The incisions are made in sites that aim to minimise scar visibility. There are three potential incision sites for the insertion of breast implants:
- Under or in the breast fold – inframammary fold
- Around the nipple – periareolar
- Through the armpit – transaxillary
Dr Kumar exclusively uses the inframammary fold incision to produce safe, reproducible and beautiful results.
Under the pectoralis muscle (Submuscular Technique)
In this technique, the implant is covered with the entire pectoralis major muscle for maximum coverage.
Under the breast tissue (Subglandular Technique)
The implant is placed in a pocket created under the existing breast tissue. The implant therefore lies over the muscle and doesn’t interfere with it.
Partly under the muscle / Partly under the breast (Dual-Plane Technique)
This technique combines the benefits of both the subglandular and submuscular techniques without their shortcomings. Some of the implant in key areas is covered by muscle whereas other areas are covered by fascia/breast tissue. This is Dr Kumar’s preferred method.
Type of Implants
1. Anatomical Implants
These implants are sometimes called “teardrop implants”. They are shaped like a breast, so they will help shape an abnormal breast and tend to look natural in most circumstances. The shape advantage is less noticeable when compared to a round implant if placed under the muscle, especially if the patient is standing upright
2. Round Implants
These are also a common shape of implants in Australia. Due to their shape, they provide better ‘cleavage’ than an anatomical shaped implant. They are a good choice for women who wish to increase the volume in breasts that already have a reasonable shape, or patients wishing for more cleavage (upper pole projection or roundness).
The Keller Funnel
The Keller Funnel implant delivery system is a new way of placing breast implants inside the body. Before its advent, standard practice was to place implants by hand. This limited the level of accuracy with which they could be inserted, and restricted the ability of surgeons to put implants in their ideal location. Rather than pushing implants into place, it’s possible to now naturally slide them in.The Keller funnel technique is also a recommended method to help reduce capsular contracture in patients.
Fat Grafting to the breast is not a new procedure. However, the current, more modern techniques of fat harvesting and grafting has made this procedure extremely popular in patients undergoing breast augmentation in Sydney. Fat grafting techniques can add a layer of contour to an augmented breast. This can serve many purposes such as softening “ harsh” lines, accentuating or improving the décolletage, improving the lower pole and helping correct problems such as the double bubble deformity. To learn more about fat grafting please click here to be taken to our fat grafting information page.
Closing the Incisions
At the end of your operation, Dr Kumar will close his incision with dissolving stitches in multiple layers. This means that no stitches will need to be removed following surgery, for most patients.
All your sutures are self-dissolving and your dressings are waterproof so you can start having a shower from the day after your surgery. You will be given a garment (post-operative bra) to wear and this is to be worn for 6 weeks after your surgery.
Risks and Complications
If you are considering breast augmentation surgery in Sydney, then it is important that you are informed of the potential risks, complications and side effects of this surgery.
While all care is taken to minimise or totally avoid these complications and side effects, complications may and do occur despite the best medical care. It is important that you carefully read and understand the risk factors and they will be discussed in more detail when you have your consultation with Dr Kumar.
The risk include:
- Injury to the surrounding tissue
- A collection of fluid or blood within the breast that needs to be drained
- Altered sensation to the breast or nipple
- Slow healing
- Malposition of the implant
- Rupture of the implant
- Capsule formation and capsular contracture
- Rippling or wrinkling of the implant and skin
- An association with ALCL
Recovery From Breast Augmentation Surgery
The length of your recovery will depend on the specific procedure and technique that Dr Kumar has used for your results. Recovery times can vary from person to person. If you have a “desk job” or one that doesn’t involve significant upper body physical activity, then most patients are back at this within 2 weeks of surgery. In general, however, Dr Kumar suggests that you should allow 4-6 weeks for initial recovery following your surgery. Scar maturation/fading often takes longer.
Dr Kumar will work with you to allow for adequate and proper healing time. It is important to speak with him before returning to daily activities such as driving, lifting and exercise.
You will be given post-operative compression garments to wear after your surgery and it is vital that you follow Dr Kumar’s orders with respect to wearing these during your recovery period.
Good results depend on a collaborative approach between you and Dr Kumar. You must be willing to follow the specific instructions given to you by Dr Kumar, and attend all post-operative appointments.
Maintaining your Breast Implant Results
Please keep in mind that your results from Breast Augmentation Surgery may be impacted by fluctuations in your weight, early excessive activity, skin health or Body Mass Index (BMI). Pregnancy and breastfeeding may also impact on your surgical results following your Breast Surgery.
No two patients are the same and surgery results will vary from patient to patient. It is important to work together with Dr Kumar and to keep your expectations realistic.
Download Our Breast Augmentation Guide
- Breast Augmentation Surgery Explained
- How to assess if you are a good candidate
- Planning for your Breast Enlargement surgery
- Answers to our most frequently asked questions
Breast Augmentation Cost
After your initial consultation with Dr Kumar, you will be given a detailed itemised quote. This will include Dr Kumar’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee and the hospital fees.
We will also provide information on our breast augmentation payment plan plus other different ways to pay for Breast Implant surgery.
Breast Augmentation in Sydney with Dr Kumar starts from $10500.00* inc GST
Included in your fees are:
- Vectra 3D simulation
- Procedure performed by a fully qualified plastic surgeon
- Mentor Round Textured Implants ( For Mentor Anatomical
- Textured implants – please add $1000)
- Anaesthetic fees
- Procedure performed in a fully accredited private hospital as a day only patient
- Keller funnel – non-touch insertion device
- All garments
- Post op follow up for a period of 12 months
Fat grafting is $3000 extra and there is no item code for the procedure if done for cosmetic reasons.
In some rare circumstance – eg Tuberous breasts or significant Breast Asymmetry, there may be a medicare rebate allocated to part or all of your procedure. Please see our blog for further information.
3D Vectra Simulation
See results on your own body with a $50 Vectra Simulation with our Patient Co-ordinator. This scan with give you a much better idea of sizing and placement and you can see what different implant sizes will look like on your own frame and in clothing. Dr Kumar is one of very few practices that offers this service in Sydney and feels that it provides a far more accurate representation for his patients then simply putting sizing implants in a bra. Click here for more information or to book a 3D Vectra consult.
Meet The Expert
As a patient of Dr Kumar, you can expect a personalised and positive experience. Along with him, his professional and caring team are there to support you on your surgical journey from your first call to well after you have recovered from your surgery. Working in harmony with you, Dr Kumar and his team strive to provide exceptional results that will leave you feeling proud and confident in your own skin.