Cairns Plastic Surgery answers some common breast implant questions

  • Breast implant surgery

Have you considered breast implants?

Do you want to increase the size and improve the shape and contour of your bust?

Then breast implant or augmentation surgery might be for you!

No doubt there are many questions swimming around your mind. We’ve put together this blog post to help uncover the answers to some of the most common breast implant questions we receive.

What size and shape should I get?

There are dozens of size and shape combinations you can choose from.

We will not make the choice for you; what we will do, however, is recommend a variety of sizes and profiles from which you can choose.

Our guidance helps you make a suitable and informed decision.

Crisalix is some incredible technology we have here at Cairns Plastic Surgery, where you can view your results in 3D!

Should I get a breast lift, too?

Breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a procedure that raises and firms the breast. It’s a common accompaniment of breast implants (and of breast reduction, too) to help improve the shape and positioning of the breast.

Ideal candidates for breast lift include women who have lost volume and fullness in their upper breast area. This is common after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.

Your surgeon will be able to provide recommendations during your consultation. Ready to book? Contact us here!

The procedure

How long does the procedure take?

You might be surprised to learn that the surgery generally takes only one hour!

Our surgery is conveniently located directly across the road from the Cairns Private Hospital.

How long will I need to stay in hospital?

Most patients will go home on the same day.

Every patient is different however, and we will closely monitor your recovery to determine how long you should stay in hospital following surgery.

What is breast implant recovery like?

Rest is essential following surgery. It is advised to take up to 10 days off work to concentrate on rest.

Following surgery, it is common to experience the following symptoms:

  • Breast soreness and tenderness
  • Breast swelling
  • Breast sensitivity

These symptoms should subside in the weeks following surgery. You should avoid strenuous activities like heavy lifting for up to six weeks after surgery.

During your post-operative appointment, we will assess your recovery and provide tailored advice to help your recovery.

Can I get breast implants done overseas?

Overseas plastic surgery has become common while “cosmetic surgery tourism” sells the appeal of not only attractive prices, but also the opportunity to enjoy an overseas trip at the same time.

However there are a important considerations you must make if the thought of overseas cosmetic surgery has entered your mind:

  • If you suffer complications post-surgery (when you’ve already returned home) who will you turn to? Do you have a follow-up plan in Australia? Most will not.
  • Plastic surgery regulations are often weaker overseas – do you truly know the experience and qualifications of your overseas surgeon?
  • Materials such as implants are also lightly regulated overseas
  • Overseas, you mightn’t meet your surgeon until the day of surgery!

We can’t stress enough the importance of choosing a plastic surgeon who meets strict Australian criteria. Find out more about the risks of overseas plastic surgery in this blog post.

Can I visit you from interstate?

Of course!

We have many patients from all over Australia travel to Cairns to meet and book surgery with Dr Hertess.

Patients from Melbourne and Sydney, as well as Queensland towns (including Brisbane, Townsville, and Mackay in particular) head north to Cairns for a few days to catch up with their surgeon prior to surgery, and spend a few days here post-surgery before they are well enough to fly home.

Cairns Plastic Surgery has partnered with several hotels located just moments from our clinic. Find out more and book your room via the links on this page.

A few final words on breast implants from Cairns Plastic Surgery

Remember, every type of surgery involves risk.

It is a plastic surgeon’s duty to diligently explain the types of risks involved in surgery, and it is up to you to make an informed decision to proceed with surgery after learning about these risks.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask your surgeon – no matter how small or silly you think they may be!

We’re here to put your mind and ease and help clarify any questions you have around breast implant sizes, costs, surgery, and recovery.

Reach out to Dr Hertess and our friendly team by calling (07) 4031 5755 or filling in this form.

Disclaimer: this blog post is not a substitute for a detailed consultation with our experienced team and surgeon, Dr Hertess. It is general information only. Please contact Cairns Plastic Surgery if you have further questions or would like to organise a consultation.