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.
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How do you get a Perfect Boob Job?
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 you 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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Further Reading – Medical References
- ASPS USA – Boob Job Breast Augmentation