Breast Enhancement Implants Video Queensland Gold Coast Australia
Incision under the arm or the one around the nipple we do essentially the same operation. Sometimes it’s preferable to use a certain incision in a certain person, sometimes it’s actually necessary to do that, it really just depends on you. What we’re really trying to do is individualize this operation to get the best result for you. And in the end it comes down to, apart from we’re going to use a shaped implant it comes down to your personal preference. Each of them has advantages and disadvantages. Through the armpit what we do is we use an endoscope, which is a bit like the laparoscopic sort of surgery, things like keyhole surgery to take out gallbladders, that sort of thing. With a TV screen and a camera and long instruments we’re able to go up through the armpit and do exactly the same operation that we would do through the other cuts. So it’s an excellent way to do things and one just ends up with a little scar that looks a little bit like a crease up in the armpit. Yeah perfect.
The only other decision we would need to make would relate to size. What you’re going to find is it’s the one decision you’ll agonize over a little bit but what tends to happen is you get to a natural range where you believe you’re right. And as long as you’re in that range everything will be fine. If you get sort of below that range I’ll say, hey I think you probably need to go a little bit bigger. And if you go above that range I’ll say, well it depends on what job you want to do in the future as to whether you should actually choose that implant.
One of the things, there’s no accurate way of saying we will put in a 327 mil implant and you will be this size, but we get pretty good at working with you to get to the position that you want to be in from the point of view of your size.
Are there any risks I should know about? Well any operation has a potential to have some complications and of course it’s important that you know about those. Part of them we’ve already talked about as part of our decision making process. Clearly wherever we make an incision you’re going to have a scar. We’ve spoken about capsulacontracture and the chance for that to happen and the things that we will do to decrease the risks of that. Probably the most serious potential complication you could get would be to get an infection around the breast implant. Now that’s a very rare thing indeed. Studies have shown that there are a lot of times that’s actually related to bugs coming out of your own blood stream and lodging on the implant. The problem with that is that having a foreign material there makes it very difficult to treat. And the end result in that situation may very well be that we would need to take your implant out, let things settle down, and maybe 3 months or so later we put a new implant in. That’s the most serious thing that could happen.
Other things that can happen. You can lose some feeling to your nipple. And that’s due to stretching of the nerves. It’s not that you cut the nerves or anything like that. Nerves don’t like being stretched, and we’re putting an implant in there to make your breast bigger and stretch things up, so that is an uncommon complication, it’s in the sort of low single digits. You could get a collection of blood or fluid around the implant. Now often we use drains which come out through a little hole poked out just in the armpit there in order to take out any fluid or blood in the implant. Sometimes a little vessel might decide that it’s going to start bleeding again despite being sealed off during the operation. If that happened your breast might swell up and get sore and you’d know that there’s something wrong. In that situation it can be dealt with it’s just a matter of going back to the theatre, cleaning things out washing things out, stopping that bleeding and popping your implant back in. So in the short term you’ll be a bit more battered and bruised but in the long run everything should be fine.
We’ve spoken about being able to feel the edge of the implant. The thinner you are the more likely that is. And we even spoke about the potential for some rippling and that sort of thing. Particularly if you’re very thin the way we would try to avoid that. If you’re a little asymmetric from side to side then that can persist afterwards but we will be trying to do some things to try to correct that little bit of asymmetry during the surgery. Obviously you’re not a blank canvas so we’ve got to work with what we’ve got. Apart from that they’re the main risks that you really should know and there’s all of the information we’ll be giving you that will include all of that as well as everything we’ve discussed today as well. After we’ve decided on side and things we’ll give you all the information that you need to have a look at things and you go away and have a think about things. If you wish to proceed there’s no problem about that, my door’s always open and I’m happy to talk to you further about things and make sure that we can get the best result we can for you. What we’ll do is we’ll get Rebecca to play around with some sizes with you and then I can poke my head in and we can make some decisions. Alright sounds good.