Everything You wanted to know about getting a Boob Job

Boob Job FAQs – Most Commonly Asked Questions about having a Boob Job in Melbourne


Do I really need a Boob Job?

If you have boob asymmetry, in other words, one boob that is bigger than the other one or, underdeveloped, small or flat boobs, tuberous breasts, long fat boobs, one boob (after a mastectomy) or alternatively, are your boobies simply a source of dissatisfaction or embarrassment for you, a boob job might be what you need.


Download Our Breast Surgery Guide

Breast Surgery Guide Download

How do you get a Perfect Boob Job?

implants Top Boob Job Melbourne - Dr Wyten - Female plastic surgeon

To achieve the best results from your boob job surgery, it’s important that your needs and goals are taken into account not just by the surgeon but with the surgery as well.

No two breast are the same which is one of the reasons there are different surgical techniques. The goal of a perfect boob job is to consider how the size, shape, and appearance of the breasts correspond with your natural figure for optimal results.

What is Upper Pole Fullness? & Why does it Matter?

The upper pole of the breasts refers to the portion of the breast above the nipple,  while the lower pole refers to the breast portion below the nipple. Furthermore, upper pole fullness is the term used to describe how full and round the upper portion of the breast appears. For Example, perky boobs have good upper pole fullness.

Upper pole fullness will give your boobs a rounder shape, which also means more prominent cleavage. Some women could benefit from a fuller upper pole, particularly if their breasts droop or sag a bit. For example, getting a boob job after weight loss.

Boob Job breast-implants-silicone-vs-saline-round-vs-teardrop Dr Wyten - Female plastic surgeon - Melbourne

Choosing the perfect Boob Implants

When it comes to choosing the perfect implants, it can be overwhelming. However, you shouldn’t be worried as your plastic surgeon will help you decide according to what they believe is best for your body.
The ‘Best Boob Shape’ is very much based on your individual opinion and as a result will vary from person to person. This is due to the fact that everyone has their own ideas about what a great boob job results should look like.
There are many different types of breast implants out there. So, what are the differences?

Saline Boob Implants

Saline implants have a Silicone shell with saline filling and are approved for those over 18 years. Moreover, ruptures can be easily detected and they are lower in price than other options. However, they tend to feel less ‘natural’.

Silicone Boob Implants

Silicone implants have a silicone shell and filling and they are approved for those over 22 years. Unlike the above ruptures are a little harder to detect and require an MRI. But they do have a more natural feel.

Gummy Bear Implants

Gummy bear implants have a Semi-solid silicone gel filling. This type of implant holds size and shape better and is unlikely to fold or rip. However, it is a more expensive type of implant.

Structured Implants

Like Saline implants, structured implants have a silicone shell with a saline filling. However, structured implants have additional internal layers. Furthermore, they look and feel more ‘natural’. And they cost the same as silicone implants. Many women lean towards silicone implants as they generally look and feel more natural than saline implants. Fat Transfer to the breast is also another option.

You can learn more about the different types of implants here.

What are the different implant shapes?

A round implant is uniform in shape, and a perfect choice if you have a good shape to your natural bust but are lacking volume. While a teardrop implant is designed to look like the natural slope of a breast, in other words, it is
narrower at the top with the bulk of the volume being at the bottom. A teardrop boob job is a good choice if you have a flat bust and are lacking shape.

What are the different implant profiles? Which profile should you choose?

There are 2 profiles; a moderate profile and a high profile. The difference between a moderate and high profile implant is how far your breasts will project from your chest. When you are choosing your breasts profile it is important to look at the current width of your breast as it is always recommended that you match your implant to be a similar size to your existing breast width to ensure that your end result looks natural and proportionate to your body. The best way to achieve a natural-looking boob job is to pick implant profiles (width and projection) that match your existing breasts.

What does implant CC mean? And, How to choose the size of your implant?

Implant sizes are measured in CC which stands for cubic centimetres. The larger the CC the more volume and the bigger the breast implant will be. There is no precise way to correlate between breast implant cc’s and cup sizes. This is because cup size measurements are not an accurate way to measure the desired breast size as there is no standardized sizing among bra manufacturers. Typically the size of implants used in standard Boob Job is between 275 cc and 400 cc.

Boob Job Too Big or Too Small!

Bigger is not always better. Every breast has a maximum volume that it can adapt to, going beyond the anatomic limits of your breast will increase your risks of undesired results and long term consequences.

During your consultation appointment, you will have a chance to try out different sized implants and decide with the help of your plastic surgeon which implant size will work best for your body frame and existing breast tissue. The goal is to customise a breast augmentation that is perfect for you and will leave you feeling satisfied with the results.

Will you lose feeling in your nipples after a Boob Job?

It is possible to experience some loss of sensation in the nipples whenever there is surgery to the breasts. However, total loss of feeling is quite rare. Even if you do lose some sensation in your nipples, they will most likely still respond to cold and other stimulation.

boob job types-of-breast-implants-choose Dr Wyten - Female plastic surgeon - melbourne

What to look for in Boob Job Before and After Photos?

When you decide that you want/need new boobs, you should view plenty of boob jobs before and after photos. It’s advised that you look for ”boob job” before photos of women with breasts similar to yours and “after” photos with results similar to what you wish for yourself.

Checking out many different pre-and post-” boob job” photos will not only help you figure out what you want for your own, but it will also give you more realistic expectations for your plastic surgery outcome, especially if you are leaning towards ‘big boobs’.  You can see Dr Wyten’s real patient before and after gallery here.

How long does a Boob Job last? Will you need a Boob Job revision Surgery?

You may need “Boob Job revision” Surgery at some point in the future. Implants typically need to be replaced around the 10-year mark. You may choose to replace your old breast implants with new ones or to simply have them removed.

Other reasons for getting a “Boob Job revision” or a breast implant replacement earlier include;

  • dissatisfaction about the look and/or feel of your new breasts
  • Desire to change the shape, size, and position of the breasts implants
  • A change from saline to silicone or vice versa
  • Correction of implant-related problems such as;
    • capsular contracture
    • implant leak
    • Or, rupture

What is a Natural Boob Job or an Autologous Fat Grafting Boob Job?

Boob Job fat transfer to breast melbourne dr wyten

Many women prefer to go natural and refuse the idea of any type of artificial implant. A fat grafting boob job could be a good choice for women who desire larger breasts but want to achieve them more naturally.

A Fat Grafting Boob Job, also known as Fat Transfer Boob Job, is an alternative to breast implants. Breast augmentation with fat grafting (natural boob job) uses liposuction to remove fat cells from fat-abundant areas of your body and then injects the fat back into your breasts. The areas usually targeted for the harvest of fat are the thighs, tummy, and flanks.

The amount of breast enlargement attainable is directly related to the amount of usable fat that can be harvested from your body. In other words, if you are very thin, with low body fat you may not be a candidate for a boob job with fat grafting.

Where can I get a boob job?

There has been a huge influx of barely qualified medical providers doing boob jobs and of course, they are not going to explain that they are underqualified doctors and not expert plastic surgeons. You don’t want to end up with plastic surgery gone wrong. The best way to see past the pretenders and spare yourself from a disappointing result is to avoid a Pop Up Breast Clinic or any ‘Surgeons in Training’.

You should look for Experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeons, like Dr Wyten. Someone who will offer you a personalised procedure, tailored to suit your aesthetic goals.

Are you suffering from ‘tubular’ breasts?

Boob Job - Breast Shapes Tuberous Breasts Dr Wyten - Female plastic surgeon - melbourne

Some patients suffer from “tuberous” or “tubular breasts” that didn’t develop normally or as expected. Breasts may appear to be small, unevenly developed with puffy-looking nipples and occasionally other unusual complications like moderate or severe breast asymmetry.

How are ‘tubular’ breasts corrected?

Surgical correction varies from patient to patient, sometimes it may be necessary to place a tissue expander before a permanent implant to slowly bring the breasts up to the desired size. After that the expander is replaced with a permanent implant. Other surgeons use special techniques to correct tuberous breasts.

What to tell work when having a boob job or plastic surgery

You may feel that you are entitled to tell your boss that you are requesting time off for plastic surgery. However, the fact is you don’t have to tell anyone if you don’t want to. You can tell your boss that you’re having minor surgery. This will also help to explain why you can’t put your body under too much strain once you return. Moreover, you should talk to your boss and co-workers if you need flexible work hours for the first few weeks so you can go to your follow up appointments.

Of course with a “boob job” the results are probably going to be noticeable when you get back to work, but again, you don’t have to explain your reasons to anyone. It’s no one’s business but your own.

Am I too young to get a boob job?

Big boobs plastic surgery or ‘breast augmentation’ is the most popular cosmetic surgery among young women aged 18- to 28-years old. The way you feel about the appearance of your breasts can have a significant impact on the way you feel about yourself, and women can be sensitive to these emotions even at a young age.

Furthermore, a boob job can also help correct any imperfections in the nipples or areolas. Having perfectly perky boobies will make you feel more confident and comfortable in your body.

How to Prepare for Boob Job Surgery

  • Stock your fridge with lots of easy to eat foods, do some meal prep and stock up on fresh wholefoods (fruit and veg)
  • Give your house a bit of a tidy. It will be easier to recover in a clean environment.
  • make sure you have easy to wear, comfortable clothing, zip-ups and button-up tops are great as they are easy to put on and take off.
  • Make a movie-to-watch/Netflix list
  • Buy a good book, or stockpile your favourite magazine. An adult colouring book is another great option.
  • Having fun things to do while you recover will make the experience much more enjoyable.
  • Make sure anything you might need is easy to reach. You shouldn’t be doing any stretching post-surgery.

What happens during a Boob Job? – from Researching to Results (with photos)

What’s Involved getting a Boob Job – Breast Implants and having Breast Augmentation Surgery

cleavage-custom-breast-implants-Dr Wyten - Female plastic surgeon - melbourne

Deciding to have breast surgery to enlarge and reshape your breasts – to gain more cleavage and even side boob – is a big decision.  So it’s helpful to understand some of the procedure details and choices you’ll be making about getting breast implants and what to expect from a Breast Augmentation procedure.

  • In discussing your desired surgery outcomes, Dr Wyten meets with you during an Initial Consultation.
  • Firstly, she will take a medical history and ask you questions about your health, surgery goals and prior surgery experiences.
  • Then, she’ll take photographs of your current condition to use for discussions and comparisons after your procedure.
  • After which, Dr Wyten will discuss your options for getting breast implants. She will recommend some best-practice breast size selection methods, such as using bra sizers or potentially a 3d imaging system if required (Hawthorn option – please request if this is important to you).
  • As well as Breast Augmentation and breast implant choices, including; size, brand and placement.

Decisions for breast implants NEED to take into account;

  • Your appearance goals
  • Existing tissues/skin health or skin laxity
  • Your torso height
  • Nipple distance
  • Nipple to sternum notch measurements
  • Your body shape
  • Level of existing breast tissues
  • As well as your inframammary fold.

If you have severely uneven breasts in terms of size, position or nipple location, this is a condition known as ASYMMETRY and additional surgical techniques for your breast enlargement MAY be required.

Once you and your Surgeon have decided on the breast implant type, incision location and the plane of placement (in front of or behind the pectoral muscle), as well as the optimal size you desire and which suits your overall body proportions, your Surgery will be scheduled.

Planning Ahead for a Boob Job with Breast Implants

Breast Implant Surgery Decision Dr Wyten - Female plastic surgeon Melbourne

  • Before you go ahead with breast surgery, you should expect to have several consultations with your Dr Wyten.
  • You’ll also need to read the GUIDE books before and after your consultation, and any materials provided, such as risks, costs/price quotes and recovery and healing guidelines.
  • Your meetings and reading materials will cover breast implant surgery topics that include:
    • What your individual needs and existing breast condition is
    • How that can impact your surgery results
    • Your surgical options
    • Clinical examinations of your breasts
    • Measurements
    • A cooling off period

Your Breast Augmentation Procedure will be done in a Hospital.  However with or without an overnight stay will depend on multiple factors. Get clarification on what best for you from your Surgeon.

But even if you attend a consultation to discuss getting breast implants with Dr Wyten in Melbourne or Berwick, there is never an obligation to proceed with surgery.

Surgery is a big decision – make your choices carefully and be sure you understand the procedure, costs and risks.

Dr Rebecca Wyten will help you maximise your chances of getting a long-lasting, natural-looking and body-balanced result. You’ll love her respectful, honest and down to earth communication style.

Breast Enlargement Surgery, using breast implants is performed under a general anaesthetic, in an accredited Private Hospital Facility in Melbourne.

Dr Rebecca Wyten is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with FRACS recognition. One of the most highly trained/monitored types of Surgeons that perform breast and body contouring surgeries. She is highly qualified and experienced in breast augmentation and other breast and tummy tuck procedures.

She performs Plastic Surgery & Breast Surgery in fully accredited hospitals in Berwick (near Melbourne) so as to optimise your post-operative comfort and your in-operation safety.

Not all surgeons have these privileges, and some only operate in non-accredited backroom facilities – that’s why it’s best to choose a Plastic Surgeon who has hospital operating rights.

For most patients who are in generally good health, the operation itself is often relatively straight forward. However, good results depend on meticulous pre-surgical planning and measurement taking. Dr Wyten is meticulous about performing extensive mark-ups pre-surgery before you go into the operating theatre to get better breasts.

Dr Rebecca Wyten will spend quite a bit of time measuring and marking out before the Anaesthetic commences. You’ll also have numerous opportunities to discuss the surgery, your size, shape and nipple appearance preferences with your Surgeon, including the important initial consultation.

If you have questions or concerns at ANY time, please don’t hesitate to ask Dr Wyten and/or her Patient Support Team.

It is important that you feel comfortable with your choices and that you understand the surgical procedure and potential surgery risks, as well as that individual outcome can vary significantly from patient to patient.

Getting a Boob Job with Implants – What happens when you’re in hospital?

Dr Wyten - Female plastic surgeon-melbourne-getting breast implants

You’ll check in to the hospital at the designated time (be sure you follow pre-operation instructions – sorry, no coffee or food until AFTER your surgery…check your pre-op instructions and follow them carefully as they are in your best interest when getting breast implants/breast augmentation surgery).

You’ll fill in forms and be asked to affirm;

  • Your name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Medical questions
  • Contacts
  • As well as other questions of this nature.

Next, Dr Wyten will come to talk with you before you go into the theatre, affirming the operation and your consent.

You’ll also meet with the Anaesthetist, who will also ask you a lot of questions.

In the operating theatre for a Boob Job

Once the anaesthetic has begun, the operation will be performed according to your agreed individual plan.

  • An incision is made. The incision will be approximately 4cms.
  • Typically performed in the under-breast crease area. Also known as the Inframammary Fold.
  • Dr Rebecca Wyten then creates a precise surgical pocket for your implant. This takes extensive skill and expertise to get the best results.
  • The implant is then inserted into your breast pocket. Achieved through the use of a specially designed funnel.
  • This procedure minimises handling of the implant.
  • It is believed this reduces the already small risk of the implant rupturing during the procedure.
  • Once the operation is complete;
    • The incision is closed using dissolving stitches.
    • Stitches are placed deep in the skin surface.
    • This often means that for most patients, NO stitches will need to be removed following surgery.
    • Dr Wyten also prioritises NO DRAIN procedures to give you a DRAIN FREE recovery period whenever this is feasible. It is unusual for drain tubes to be used in Standard breast augmentation procedures conducted by a Breast Surgeon.
  • The suture (incision) line is covered with a waterproof dressing.
  • You will be fitted for a soft crop top bra.

The Results of a Boob Job

Example of natural-looking breast implants – Breast Augmentation Surgery by Dr Rebecca Wyten

getting-breast-implants-Dr Wyten - Female plastic surgeon - Melbourne

To See more pictures – visit the Breast Augmentation Results Gallery

Recovery After a Boob Job

You will be given clear post-op healing and care instructions. Which will include;

  • What garments to wear.
  • Maximise your surgical results.
  • Minimise scarring.
  • Facilitate your recovery processes.

More information visit the Coco Ruby Breast Augmentation page

Further Reading – Medical References

Visit Dr Wyten’s page on Breast Augmentation Surgery or Fat Transfer to Breasts

About Dr Rebecca Wyten

Melbourne Specialist Plastic Surgeon


Dr Rebecca Wyten is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Melbourne. Patients choose Dr Wyten for just some of the following reasons:

  • Female Plastic Surgeon is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery.
  • 21 years of expertise in the field of plastic surgery, particularly breast augmentation surgery.
  • A ‘Fellow’ of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. FRACS
  • Most up to date techniques for fat transfer or fat grafting to the breast.
  • Warm, engaging and down to earth and is highly regarded by her patients and team.

What to do next

Female Surgeon breast surgery implants melbourne

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

  • Call or Email to request more detailed information
  • Organise a free phone call with Patient Advisor
  • Organise a Virtual consultation

What to bring to your Consultation

  • You may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
  • Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices
  • Take lots of notes and read the documents provided thoroughly

How to Book your Initial Consultation

  • A referral from your GP or specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a consultation without a GP Referral.
  • Book a consultation with Dr Rebecca Wyten by paying the $300 consultation fee.
  • Email us or call the team 1300 264 811 to arrange an appointment and consult with Dr Wyten for further advice.

Download a guide to learn more about your procedure

Download a Procedure guide to learn more

*Remember, each patient is different, and results can vary from patient to patient. *Individual patients will have uniquely individual and varying results.