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Breast Surgery

Contact the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery in Victoria, Australia today to learn more about breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, or breast repositioning.

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Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery
253 Wattletree Road
Malvern 3144
Victoria, Australia
Tel: +61 3 9508 9508
Fax:+61 3 9508 9588

At the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, we offer breast procedures including breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast repositioning or breast lift, and breast reconstruction.

Breast Augmentation

At the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery in Victoria, Australia, our surgeons can provide breast augmentation to women looking to enhance their breast size. Candidates for breast augmentation are typically women who feel their breasts are underdeveloped or who want to regain the original shape of their breasts and reverse the effects of breast-feeding or gravity.

Breast augmentation surgery is performed under a general anesthetic and involves creating an incision beneath the breast, around the nipple, or in the armpit. A breast implant filled with either a saline (salt water) solution or a silicone gel is then inserted through the incision. The implant may be placed either immediately behind the breast tissue or behind the muscles of the chest wall. All of these options will be discussed with your surgeon.

Breast augmentation is typically performed as a day surgery, but may include a one-night stay in the hospital. Recovery typically takes a week. However, you are advised not to participate in strenuous activities until all discomfort is gone.

To find out if breast augmentation is right for you, contact the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery in Victoria, Australia to speak with a breast augmentation surgeon.

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Breast Repositioning / Breast Lift

Breast lift allows for the repositioning of breasts that are beginning to sag as a result of pregnancy, nursing, weight loss, or lack of skin elasticity that comes with sun damage and age. A surgical procedure to raise and reshape the breasts, breast lift can provide a more youthful appearance and increase self-esteem and confidence.

During breast lift surgery, the surgeon will remove excess skin and tighten the remaining skin around the breast tissue while repositioning the breast to restore a natural shape and feel. If the breast requires a minimal uplift, then a breast augmentation combined with internal suturing techniques may suffice. There will be scarring after surgery, which will vary depending on the extent of the procedure, but these scars will typically fade over time.

For patients interested in breast repositioning, contact the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery for more information.

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Breast Reduction

At the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery in Victoria, Australia, we offer breast reduction surgery. This procedure is particularly popular for women with large breasts that they find an uncomfortable nuisance. Often these women suffer from shoulder pain due to their bra straps; back pain; and excessive sweating, rashes, or infections under their breasts. Oftentimes it is difficult for these women to find bras and other clothes that fit comfortably, especially if their breasts are not proportionate to the rest of their body. For such women, breast reduction surgery can greatly increase their daily comfort and quality of life.

Performed under general anesthetic, breast reduction surgery involves the removal of excess fat and skin. The surgeon then reshapes the breasts, making them smaller, and repositions the nipples. Breast reduction surgery typically requires a hospital stay between one and three nights. A support bra must be worn for six weeks following surgery to allow for healing while maintaining a natural shape.

There are some complications associated with breast reduction, including infection and excessive bleeding during or after surgery, yet these are rare. There will, however, be scarring after surgery, but the scars usually fade over time.

Contact the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery in Victoria to learn more about breast reduction surgery.

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Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is a procedure available to women who have lost a breast to cancer or women at high risk for breast cancer who want to take a preventative measure against the disease. Through breast reconstruction, a new breast, very similar to a natural breast in form and appearance, is created as a replacement for the original.

Breast reconstruction can be performed immediately after mastectomy or as a separate surgery. Breast reconstruction is a two-step procedure. The first step is to reconstruct the breast mound to the proper size and shape using either a patient’s own tissues or a prostheses filled with silicone or saline. Once the breast mound has been created, the nipple-areolar complex is made, using local flaps of skin and medical tattooing to create the desired color.

Once the new breast has been reconstructed, the opposite breast may need to be lifted or reduced in order to achieve symmetry. Patients are typically satisfied with the final result of the surgery.

At the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery in Victoria, we work in conjunction with breast cancer surgeons as a team to obtain the best possible results for your reconstruction. Contact us to learn more about breast reconstruction.

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