Asian Breast Augmentation Brisbane

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While everyone is unique, we tend to inherit our features through genetics passed down through family members. This means some features are more common among races of people than others. Although breast enlargement is not unique to Asian women, some features are among Asian patients an increase in breast size. Asian breast augmentation refers to enlarging the breasts in a way that is in proportion to the rest of the body.

The Asian frame is often more petite than the average western patient, and this must be factored in when planning Asian breast augmentation. Along with this, patients with a darker skin tone are often at more risk of scarring issues. Each procedure must be tailored to the patient and their body type to achieve a result that looks natural. Brisbane plastic surgeon, Dr Andrew Broadhurst takes these factors into account in order to achieve excellent breast implant results for Asian women.

Common Reasons for Asian Breast Augmentation

This procedure creates a larger breast size by placing implants under the skin. The process is tailored to Asian women to address their most common concerns related to size as well as skin tone and elasticity. Asian women are generally short, slender, and have a low body mass index compared to other ethnicities. Most Asian women also have small breasts and areolas. This can be a source of insecurity for some women who desire a more curvaceous shape. Asian breast augmentation can be a great option for women who desire larger breasts and a more curvy figure. Additionally, scarring in Asian skin tends to appear thicker and darker. This means surgeons use specific techniques to ensure your scars are small and heal well after surgery.

Surgeons must take the difference in body types into account when planning for Asian breast augmentation. They will generally use smaller implants than those used for Caucasian or African patients to account for the smaller body size. As a result, Asian patients can attain larger breasts that are suited to their bodies. The benefits of this surgery include:

  • Increased breast volume
  • Natural breast shape with a quick recovery time
  • Improved symmetry of the breasts
  • Minimised scarring
  • Clothes are more well-fitted and flattering on the body
  • High rate of patient satisfaction
  • Improved body confidence and self-image

Your surgeon will tailor his approach to suit your goals. By carefully choosing implant size, position, and incision placement, patients can achieve their desired breasts whilst retaining their natural Asian beauty.

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“I pride myself on the individual care and support I provide each of my patients. From your first consultation, I will work one-on-one with you to tailor a treatment plan to suit your unique body, fit your lifestyle and achieve the enhanced look you’ve been dreaming of.”

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Your Initial Consultation

You will need to have an initial appointment to discuss whether you are a good candidate. This will be a virtual meeting either over the phone or via FaceTime. Dr Broadhurst will ask you questions about your health, any prior surgeries, and any current medicines you are taking. He will also assess your body to advise the best course of treatment for your concerns. Once we have established that you are a good candidate, you will then discuss the different options for surgery. Surgeons take into account a number of factors related to the patient’s body shape and goals. This means you will discuss factors such as:

  • Your body height, shape, and size
  • The size and characteristics of your breasts
  • Your skin’s elasticity and curvature of the rib wall
  • The type of implant
  • The placement of the implant
  • Placement of your incisions

We will take your personal preference into account when deciding on the details of your surgery while suggesting the best options for you. You will be able to express the desired outcomes of your Asian breast augmentation and clarify any further concerns.

Your Second Consultation

Your second meeting with Dr Broadhurst will be face to face, a few weeks before you are scheduled to have your surgery. It will take place at one of our Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, or Ballina locations.

During this meeting, we will further discuss your goals for surgery, implant type, and incision placement. We will discuss your surgery in detail to confirm the specifics and give you the chance to ask any further questions. Drawing on years of experience, Dr Broadhurst will ensure you get the best treatment for your body shape, skin type, and desired outcomes. You can rest assured that you are in good hands and will receive quality care and guidance through the whole process.


What to expect during your procedure?

The surgery will be performed in a hospital under general anaesthetic. It will take about one to two hours to complete. Patients should make sure they have a friend or family member to drive them home. You will also likely need help around the house in the beginning stages of recovery.

During Asian breast augmentation, your surgeon will place your breast implant according to what was decided in your treatment plan. For example, the implant can be placed in front of or under the pectoral muscle. Sub-fascial placement is when the surgeon places the implant under a thin layer of fascia but above the muscle. Another approach is dual-plane placement, which positions the implant partially under the muscle. Dual-plane is often the favoured approach for creating the most natural look in Asian patients. You can discuss the different options during your initial meeting. Another thing to consider is which type of implant you want. You can choose between:

  • Saline or silicone
  • Round or teardrop
  • Smooth or textured

Each implant type has different pros and cons, depending on your goals. Silicone implants contain a gel that mimics the weight of natural breast tissue. Saline implants, on the other hand, contain a water solution that is absorbed by the body in the event of a rupture. When it comes to shape, the teardrop shape is often best for Asian women who want their implants to have a natural appearance.

The surgeon will place incisions carefully in order to reduce scarring. Different incision approaches for Asian breast augmentation include:

Infra-mammary approach

The incision is made under the fold of the breast. This may not be the best option for some Asian patients due to the increased risk of scarring in this area.

Trans-axillary approach

The surgeon inserts implants through small incisions in the armpits. This is a common incision method for patients who want to avoid scarring under the breasts. However, due to the small incisions, there is a limit to the size of implants that can be inserted via this method.

Peri-areolar approach

The surgeon makes incisions halfway around the edge of the areola (the pigmented area around the nipple). The incisions are very small but can still leave scars around the areolas.

Trans-umbilical approach

This is perhaps the most uncommon approach. The surgeon hides the incisions carefully in the navel. Only saline implants can be inserted with this approach.

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Asian Breast Augmentation Cost in Brisbane

Every patient has different needs and goals for their breast shape. We tailor each Asian breast augmentation to the patient, which means costs can vary. We take a number of factors into account when figuring out the cost of breast surgery. For example, every surgery involves hospital and anaesthetist fees. Medicine and care costs need to be considered, as well as the length of your surgery. Some patients may need a more in-depth surgery than others, depending on the patient’s concerns and what they hope to achieve. You will also need to pay for the implants themselves. The size, shape, and type of implant you choose can have an effect on the overall cost.

Patients often inquire about Medicare support for their Asian breast augmentation. People usually seek this surgery of their own accord, not because of a health reason. This means you will not be able to gain Medicare support for this procedure unless it is due to a severe deformity. We can answer any other questions you may have about costs during your consult.


Recovery After Asian Breast Augmentation

After surgery, your surgeon will bandage your incisions. You will be able to go home shortly and should have someone there with you to make sure you get home safely. It is common to have some pain, tenderness, and swelling after Asian breast augmentation. These symptoms are normal and will usually begin to fade after a few days. We can prescribe oral pain medication to help with this initial discomfort.

Patients often need to wear a compression garment for a few weeks in order to help the breasts settle into their new shape. Although you can move around the house, you should avoid all strenuous activities for about four to six weeks. You may need to get someone to help you with daily tasks around the house and caring for young children. It is important to stay hydrated and sleep slightly elevated on your back in order to reduce swelling. Resume exercise and other activities at a gradual pace to give your body time to heal and avoid complications. Some patients return to work after one week, but if your work involves strenuous tasks, you may need to take more time off.

Recovery after Asian breast augmentation will be slightly different for every patient. For this reason, your surgeon will give you specific at-home care instructions on how to take proper care of your breasts. Adhering to these instructions will encourage optimal healing and a great final result. You can expect your breasts to be fully healed in two to three months, and scars will continue to fade for some time afterwards.

Procedure Risks & Complications

Severe side effects after Asian breast augmentation are rare. However, patients should be aware of the risks of their desired surgery so as to be fully informed. This will help you weigh the risks and benefits and make a decision that is right for you. We will discuss the risks during your first appointment to ensure you have full awareness. These can include:

  • Bleeding and infection
  • Reactions to anaesthesia
  • Changes in nipple sensation
  • Large or poor scarring
  • Capsular contracture
  • Rupture and deflation of implants
  • Issues with breastfeeding
  • Asymmetry
  • Other aesthetic concerns
  • Further surgery to correct issues

Following your at-home care advice will help reduce risks and promote natural wound healing. You can also reduce your risks by choosing a qualified surgeon to perform your procedure. Dr Broadhurst is a highly experienced surgeon who uses the best techniques to minimise scars on Asian skin. The vast majority of patients experience great results and satisfaction after surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is different about Asian breast augmentation?

While breast implant surgeries are similar across the board, there are certain requirements common for people of Asian descent. For example, Asian skin tends to be thinner and more delicate than people of other ethnicities. This means surgeons must take extra care when making incisions to minimise scarring. Also, Asian women tend to be shorter and have more petite figures. Larger implants are usually avoided in favour of implants that are in proportion to the rest of the body. This gives patients an enhanced but natural look.

Am I a good candidate?

Good candidates are usually in good health and want to give their breasts more volume for an enhanced, feminine look. Asian women who want an increase in breast volume, or are seeking to correct issues such as asymmetry, can see great results from this surgery. Good candidates are also non-smokers, at their ideal weight, and have realistic expectations about what Asian breast augmentation can achieve.

Will I be able to breastfeed with breast implants?

There is always a risk that breast surgery will obstruct your ability to breastfeed. However, risks are reduced if the implant is relatively small and placed “under the muscle.”

Will I have scarring?

Scars are a normal effect of surgery and can be more prevalent in Asian patients. This is because pigment levels tend to be higher in people of Asian descent than Caucasians. People with higher melanin are at a higher risk of developing large scars or keloids. Dr Broadhurst uses advanced and effective techniques to reduce scarring.
You will also be provided with silicone gel that can be applied once our nurses have reviewed you at 2 weeks post surgery.

When will I see my results?

It can take a few months for your breasts and incisions to fully heal. You will have to wear compression clothing and take care to not injure your breasts. You will be able to enjoy the full results of your surgery after about two or three months, although scars will continue to fade after this point.