I am 40 years old considering a mummy makeover. Ideally I would like to achieve fuller more symmetrical, perkier breasts. My question is if I had a lift alone would my breasts then look fuller albeit smaller or Is BA the only way of achieving fullness. If I were to have a BA to achieve fullness would I also require a simultaneous lift. I am not fixated on having larger breasts necessarily. In relation to my abdomen, ideally I would like to achieve symmetry. The right side is higher due to puckering and tethering of old an appendix scar.
Anon 03/01/2018 QLD
Thanks for posting your questions and photographs. You are an ideal candidate for a mummy makeover combining breast and tummy surgery. In order to achieve fuller, perkier breasts you would need a breast lift with augmentation. This would lift your breasts back up your chest wall into a more youthful position and the implants would add fullness. A very natural look can be achieved with this procedure. A tummy tuck with liposuction would help you address your muscles separation and excess skin and fat. You appendix scar could be revised at the same time. A tummy tuck would help you achieve a flatter tummy contour. Its essential to choose a plastic surgeon with extensive experience in mummy makeover surgery. A comprehensive consultation to discuss your goals and options is your first step.
How much does it cost and how old do you have to be for a breast augmentation?
Anon 29/12/2017 QLD
A great question! Firstly its best to wait until your breasts have stopped growing or changing in size or shape before undergoing breast augmentation. Fees for breast augmentation vary depending on the qualifications, skills and experience of your plastic surgeon. Having said that, its best to avoid surgeons who charge exorbitantly as that does not mean you are engaging a better surgeon and don’t be tempted to get a cheap job done .Prices can be very cheap for cosmetic doctors who lack the extensive qualifications and skills of plastic surgeons and fees can also be very expensive as some surgeons pass on the high costs of social media and marketing campaigns onto their patients. I always tell prospective patients that shopping around based on price usually leads to very disappointing results.
I sustained nasal trauma 15 years ago, and did not receive treatment.
Based on the pictures I have provided, what is going wrong?
How much symmetry can be restored to the nose, lip, and cheeks?
Anon 29/12/2017 Australia
Do you need general aesthetic for a breast lift? I have a fear of general anesthetic. And hoping there are procedures that can be done with local anaesthetic
Jasmin 21/12/2017 Australia
I have come across a few facebook groups and online websites that claim breast implants can cause illnesses such as IBS, hormonal issues, fatigue, brain fog, thyroid issues etc
Is this a legitimate concern I should have, is there any scientific basis for these claim?
BMurph 20/12/2017 Australia
I had (ALL) Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and underwent 2 years of chemotherapy. Would getting breast implants be dangerous for me?
Anon 05/12/2017 QLD
I'm 6mths po and my right breast has never been the same as the left. It's always been fuller up top and my nipples seem to point in different directions. I'm meeting the surgeon in 2 weeks to decide whether it should be revised. He thought capsular contracture could be the reason and agrees it doesn't look "happy". I'm wondering - should I bother? While they're not perfect, mostly I'm not bothered and I don't really want to start all over with recovery. What are the chances he can fix it perfectly? I did have some asymmetry to begin with.
researchcrazy12 31/10/2017 WA
How soon after Breast Augmentation survey can you fly? Or is there no issue?
rock#3 28/10/2017 QLD
I need lipo, breast lift, tummy, eyes,
Kay sargentson 24/10/2017 NSW
I always advise prospective patients that shopping around based on price usually leads to very disappointing outcomes. You need a comprehensive consultation with a fully qualified specialist plastic surgeon to determine the scope of the procedures in your individual case. Fees vary widely based on the qualifications, skills and experience of your surgeon. Having said that, its best to avoid surgeons who charge exorbitantly as that does not mean you are engaging a better surgeon and don’t be tempted to get a cheap job done.
3mth po feels like I have a implant in my whole torso all numb from breasts to hips I can bend kids over excercise ball as per dr. Will this feeling ever go away and ext tight from navel to pubic region at 3 mth all else norm
Becky70 11/10/2017 Australia
How were your implants placed? Its difficult to advise you without knowing the details of your procedure or without a formal consultation. Some loss of sensation can be normal after breast augmentation but its unusual to experience extensive numbness. If you are concerned, return to your surgeon for a review.
I had my breast augmentation Dec 2015. I have never been happy with the results. I understand perfect symmetry cannot be achieved, however I have two very different breasts. My left upper pole slope is bulky, round and appears to be riding high in comparison to the right. My breasts are placed at varying distances from my midline and I have wide set cleavage. Right boob has a cone shape appearance while the right has a block appearance. Can the overall appearance of my breasts be improved with a breast revision/reduction?
Kylie1991 08/09/2017 NSW
Im a Mum of 3, youngest being 10 months old! I have muscle separation and all the other great stuff - apron, love handles etc. Can anybody advise if Medicare still rebate for BA or TT? I was going to go overseas for it but my partner doesn't want me to, so we upgraded health insurance so I can stay here for it. So does Medicare still rebate and can I use my health cover for the hospital fees?
Anyone recommend surgeons in or around Brisbane also?
CM83 28/08/2017 QLD
I had my breast done in Thailand.
I am 8 weeks post op and was wondering/wanting to have checkups here,
Any suggestions on who to contact?
(On the GC).
Tinytee 10/11/2016 QLD
Do I need revision for labiaplasty scarring? I had labiaplasty 4 years ago. I'm 47 years old. I don't like the scalloped edges caused by scarring from the stitches. Is it overly noticeable or am I over reacting? Is it unattractive and would it look abnormal to a future partner? Is further surgery to fix the ruffled edges worth it?
Rabbit 08/11/2016 WA
There is no “normal” when it comes to vaginas - they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and appearances so you should not be concerned abut the cosmetic appearance of your vagina as it would not be of any concern to future partners. Any revision at this stage would risk over-resection (taking too much) which would more of a concern to you than your present appearance. I would advise accepting your result.
I decided to finally have breast augmentation but am stuck with picking a surgeon.
The original one I opted at seems to have a couple of bad reviews and restrictions so I want to find somebody else.
Since I'm only able to have the procedure done in January I will need to find somebody very soon that can help me to achieve the look I'm after.
I am 5.2 foot and 49kg. Currently I'm a 10b and would like to go slightly larger to a large c or small d cup. I would prefer them to look and feel as natural as possible.
If any surgeon in the Brisbane and Gold Coast area could please contact me if you have free surgery spots in January? That would be amazing.
Theloveofa 08/11/2016 QLD
Thanks for posting your question and photographs. Based on your photograph you should be able to achieve a lovely, natural result with breast augmentation. Its best to find your surgeon based on their qualifications, skills, experience and results. In this digital age, reviews are not always independent and there will always be patients with unrealistic expectations of what can be achieved with surgery.
I am scheduled to have surgery this thursday. During my preop consultation, the nurse took me in to have vetra imaging done.
I have decided to go with 390cc hp below muscle. Attached is a front view image of my before and after picture with 390cc implants.
I am worried that I may have assymetical breasts after surgery. I can see a noticeable difference in fullness between my breasts and my crease fold is lower on my left breast compared to my right. I prefer the look of my left breast as well. The nurse never noticed it during consult and I only just noticed it recently. I phoned the office and another nurse had a look at it and doesn't believe there will be a problem.
My questions are, how accurate are vetra images? Is it worth being worried about? Should I raise my concerns with my surgeon on the day of surgery? And are there any techniques that can fix the assymetry?
snayla 05/11/2016 QLD
Thanks for posting your questions and photographs. In my practice, I use a sizing system that allows you to “try your implant” in front of a mirror to se what size you are most comfortable with. I find this better than digital imaging which can a little misleading. The first thing to note is that if you have asymmetry prior to breast augmentation then you will have asymmetry after breast augmentation unless it is specifically addressed with different sized implants or other surgical approaches. You actually look reasonably symmetrical on your photographs so you shouldn’t worry about noticeable asymmetry. You should speak with your plastic surgeon and not a nurse before you go ahead with surgery on Thursday to discuss your concerns.
I had Breast augmentation nearly 8 weeks ago and i am really not happy with the size.
What do you think i should do?
Am i better to wait a while to see or can i get surgery again?
Jaimee 03/11/2016 NSW
Embarrassed by my ugly wouldnt even say boobs what do i need to get done HELP
rachrach 30/10/2016 QLD
Hi, I have just found in an ultra sound breast check up that I have a ruptured left implant. And now have to consider revision. I have had these 500cc implants under muscle and placed through the armpit, Existing for 10years and I have breast feed my two children 7 and 4.
Now I have to have revision, I am really wanting larger size 700 ultra high profile? as While I was breastfeeding I loved the big size so the 500cc now feel extremely small, and the fat roll under the arm bothers me. 166cm, 62kg, 10E was a 10B
I'm not sure if the shape is from the rupture on side, or sagging as my left breast always had more milk, and the muscle pulls a bit on the left.
I would like an opinion on whether I should be considering a lift, as well or is a bigger size sufficient to fill what I need for large round high profile look. ??? Thanks
Sylve 26/10/2016 QLD
I got a breast uplift and 225cc round silicone implants fitted in Bangkok 9 weeks ago.
I had a wound infection which has been treated by antibiotics and recent blood tests have returned negative for infection.
I have had several ultrasounds which showed fluid in both breasts. This fluid was drained from right under ultrasound. The fluid was tested and returned negative for infection. Fluid from left breast could not be aspirated as it was too close to lung.
The treated doctor said he felt the left impnat had dislodged however no medical imaging has been carried out to confirm this.
I have been getting dressings changed daily.
My breasts are completely different shapes and sizes and appear to be getting more deformed daily.
I am now looking for a plastic surgeon in Australia to help rectify this. I am unsure however I will need both implants removed / reattached / seroma drained / wait for a while.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
I have attached a few photos taken today.
Thank you in advance
ACFB 20/10/2016 WA
Thanks for posting your questions and photographs and I am sorry to read that you have been experiencing ongoing difficulties after your surgery. You need to arrange an urgent review with a fully qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. Its possible your implants are infected and you may be at risk of serious complications. Without a formal review its difficult to assess your options. Unfortunately, one of the many downsides to medical tourism is that you can’t access your surgeon for ongoing post operative care and in many cases patients such as yourself face much bigger financial costs to help fix post operative problems as well as the risks to your health. Don’t delay, see a surgeon immediately.
Is there anything that can be done with my nose. I don't mind that it is upturned but the way the cartilage is growing it makes it look like it is unclean all the time. I notice people think I need to blow my nose and it is making me paranoid. I don't know if it is the cartilage or the White growing tip that is doing this
Sissy2016 19/10/2016 QLD
Sissy, thanks for posting your questions and photographs. It possible you have a deviated septum and the white area you describe inside your nostril is the septum protruding. A septoplasty will straighten your septum and address the cosmetic concerns you have as well as any functional or breathing issues you may be experiencing.
Just had my Skype appointment with Dr ***** and now I'm scared shitless.
I was fine till now but he's told me I'm a difficult case so I'm having second thoughts. So I am very bottom heavy breasted and I have a very wide gap at the bottom of my breasts. This makes round implants a NOT an option and he is concerned I'll be ok in a bra but out of a bra - the big gap will remain and I may be unhappy. Then he told me that I can expect about a c cup only, I have a higher risk of rotation if I attempt ANY exercise except walking strolls because I'll stretch the pocket of the implant. I'm confused now and while I don't want it sugar coated, I'm wondering if I'm even a candidate for successful implants
Desperate for feedback as my surgery is friday
Kirst74m 17/10/2016 NT
i am posting here because I am not really sure where else to post it.
I had a mole removed for cosmetic reasons 2 days ago by a plastic surgeon. It seemed very expensive ($500), but I thought it was best to pay the extra for peace of mind.
He removed the dressing today and there is a very large wound. I feel disfigured.
My first question is can anyone recommend things that I can do to minimise scaring? Will it settle?
My second question is has anyone had this procedure done before? Is it normal to have such a large incision for cosmetic mole removal?
Thank you in advance.
Moleremoval 12/10/2016 Australia
Thanks for posting your questions and photographs. Firstly, you did the right thing by selecting a plastic surgeon for your mole removal. Secondly, don’t be alarmed by the appearance. Excisions typically look larger than anticipated but they heal very quickly and the resulting scar fades over time is often only noticeable to you. Keep in contact with your surgeon for advice.
I'm looking for a surgeon in Perth who does fat transfer to breast? I want a more natural approach to plump up my boobs after breastfeeding.
Is there anyone in Perth who does this? Or do I have to fly to the eastern states?
Thanks 09/10/2016 WA
Just wanted to get some advice and answers to some questions. I am 5 months post partum with my second child. I am still breastfeeding, I have lost 10kgs but have another 15kgs to lose. Do you recommend waiting a certain period of time once I have stopped breast feeding before I get surgery? One boob is alot bigger than the other due to my bub feeding better on one side.
I think I already know the answer but is a breast lift required in my situation? I am currently a 12 DD/E? I don't like the fake boobs look but my boobs have definitely lost their perkiness and I hate how saggy they are. But I also dont like the lollipop scars.
Net84 03/10/2016 QLD
Hi, I live in Brisbane and my usual injector has suggested a "mini facelift". I always thought I was too young and never knew such a procedure existed! I just thought it was a full on facelift or S lift etc or nothing!! It's just my lower face jowl area that needs fixing I already have a chin implant and Ive already had lipo on my neck!!So I'm desperately trying to find information on plastic surgeons in Brisbane or on the Gold Coast who have actually performed these mini facelift procedures! Everything I look at on the Internet just mention is full on facelift sand prices for these! Can somebody please give me the names of some plastic surgeons I should contact to enquire about such a procedure or if you know anyone who is had a procedure and has been happy or not happy I would be so grateful
Jane2712 02/10/2016 QLD
There are many different surgical and non surgical options for facial rejuvenation and if your regular regime of injectables is no longer having the results you desire then it may be time to consider other options. In my view, “mini" techniques do not offer long term results for the investment and do not adequately deal with the aging neck. Combining a gentle mid-face suspension I find greatly improves results as does fat transfer to the face. Arrange a consultation with a fully qualified plastic surgeon to discuss your concerns, goals and options.
So i have recently contacted a few surgeons and have been told from some that i have Tuberous breasts and as you can see from the photos uneven breast. I have been quoted around 16k and wondering who is the best Surgeon to go to and cheaper prices?
tamara.lees 01/10/2016 NSW
I look like I have a bulbous tip and my nose spreads a LOT when I smile.
However the tip isnt solid its like a 'bubble' my nostrils make and can be pushed in easily.
However my bridge is quite slim (my nose looks like a triangle!)
Would I require rhinoplasty to correct this or would alarplasty or a 'tip' plasty correct it? Or even just suturing somehow??
Thank you for your time!
Bri92 01/10/2016 VIC
So my surgeon has basically advised that I have had a good outcome as I was borderline lift. I am quite unhappy with the different shapes, the much lower and the constant heavier feeling of one breast. What do I do know and what recommendations would another plastic surgeon make
Cuddlybear 29/09/2016 QLD
Thanks for posting your questions and photographs. Its difficult to offer much advice without knowing the details of your surgery or when the procedure was performed. Your breasts take several months to soften and settle after surgery and I advise patients in my practice to be patient during this time as differences in size, shape, sensations and appearance are normal. Small differences between your breasts are also normal, they are sisters not twins! Revision surgery, if required, is usually not recommended for 12 months.
Are there any surgeons who do rhinoplasty and neck Lipo at the same time? I can see that there are ent but is it possible to find a surgeon who does both procedures really well?
Jujujuju 29/09/2016 NSW