Having one breast substantially larger than the other, or breasts that are tubular in shape, can be devastating.
If you are troubled by the difference in the size or shape of each of your breasts, breast augmentation or breast reduction can correct the discrepancy and give you natural-looking, equally-sized and shaped breasts, which may enhance your self-esteem and improve your body image.
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Dr Hunt has performed hundreds of breast surgeries on women of all ages, from enlargements and reductions to lifts and reconstructions, but the end result is always the same – increased confidence and big smiles. Most women say it’s the best thing they’ve ever done for themselves.
Book your personal consultation today to see many more of Dr Hunt’s breast augmentation success stories and discuss what he can achieve for your breasts.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.
Is it for me?
What happens at the first consultation?
On your first visit to Dr Hunt he will evaluate where you are starting from with regard to your breast size and shape, and what you want the end result to be. He will also assess nipple position, skin elasticity, and chest width. He can explain which surgical techniques are appropriate, based on the condition of your breast and skin tone.During this consultation, Dr Hunt will evaluate your general health and take measurements of your breasts. He will describe alternatives and the potential risks and limitations of each procedure, as well as review the recommended pre- and post-operative course with you.At the end of the consultation, you will have pictures taken for your medical record to assist Dr Hunt in achieving the optimal result.
After the consultation, Dr Hunt’s assistant will prepare a quote that will include your surgical, anesthetic, and hospital fees.
A follow up appointment will be necessary if you wish to proceed with surgery.
When can I go home?
Depending on the type of procedure you have most patients go home on the day of surgery, although you may elect to stay in overnight. Once you are comfortable and able to get to and from a bathroom you will go home.You will wear a surgical bra with small pieces of gauze over the incisions for 2 to 3 days after surgery.At home you will need someone to stay with you for the first 24 hours. When you are discharged you will be given prescriptions for antibiotics and for pain medication to minimise your discomfort. You should take only the pain medication prescribed, and eat before you take it or it might upset your stomach.
Eat lightly for 3 to 4 days after surgery and then resume your normal diet. Make sure you get plenty of fluids.
If you experience any problems after surgery contact Dr Hunt immediately. This is especially important if your temperature is elevated.
Will I have to return for post-operative care?
Depending on the procedure you have you will return to see Dr Hunt 3 to 5 days after surgery.You will learn how to massage and exercise your breasts and have your post-operative breast care reinforced.Follow-up visits may be required, and Dr Hunt will discuss this with you.
How long will I be off work?
When can I resume my normal activities?
You will experience the most discomfort in the 24 to 48 hours after surgery. Your breasts will be swollen and tender, although this will settle quickly. Mild bruising will fade over 5 or 6 days. A small amount of swelling may remain for 3 to 5 weeks.The gauze dressings over your incisions, and any drains can be removed after 3 days and then you may shower.You should restrict all physical activity for at least 2 weeks. Do not lift anything over 5kg and do not drive.
Do not undertake any strenuous activities for 4 weeks.
Do not undertake chest or weights exercises for 6 weeks. You must protect your breasts from stretching activities for at least 6 weeks to allow the incisions to heal.
You may experience a burning sensation in your nipples for 1 to 2 weeks, but this will gradually subside.
Your breasts will probably be sensitive to direct stimulation for 2 to 3 weeks, so avoid too much physical contact.
Your scars will be firm and pink for at least 6 weeks. Then they may remain the same size for several months, or even appear to widen. After several months, your scars will begin to fade, although they will never disappear completely.
How much will breast asymmetry correction cost?
Your breast asymmetry surgery will be carefully tailored to your specific needs – this is the same for all patients. Due to this, the medical costs associated with this surgery will vary between patients but will include the cost of implants as well as surgeon, anaesthetist and hospital fees. The costs of any medical tests and aftercare garments can also be factored into the overall quotation during your consultation. Whether or not a patient wants to pair augmentation with additional procedures such as a breast lift will also affect the final cost. Scheduling a consultation with Dr Hunt will ensure you receive an accurate quotation based on your exact requirements. Under very specific conditions, patients may be able to apply for a Medicare rebate for this surgery. This involves understanding the degree of asymmetry, which Dr Hunt will assist you with during your consultation.