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Breast Augmentation and Implants in Sydney

Dr Rastogi is famous for his very natural style of breast augmentation in Sydney. He is well known and experienced in sculpting beautifully shaped breasts.

“My desire is to create for my patients a beautifully shaped, natural-looking breast, sculptured onto her body in such a way as to balance and harmonise her proportions, and accentuate her feminine curves.”

Women's breast sizes and shapes vary from person to person and have the propensity to change over time (with thanks to gravity, ageing, childbearing, and weight fluctuations). Breast implants are a cosmetic breast surgeon's tool for beautifying a woman's contours.

Dr Rastogi performs his breast enhancements with breast implants in Sydney, and many of his patients frequently travel to see him from all over the country and around the world.

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What is a Breast Augmentation?

A breast augmentation mammoplasty (sometimes abbreviated to BAM or BA) is the technical term for surgery that will augment and enhance the size and shape of breasts with breast implants. During the 'boob job' procedure, breast implants (breast prosthesis) are placed in the breasts, behind all of the natural breast tissue (pre muscular) or behind the chest muscle (submuscular). They are inserted through a small skin incision in order to make the breasts bigger, make the cleavage closer and create a more beautiful breast shape.

The surgery is performed in a hospital as a simple day stay, under light general anaesthetic.

DR RASTOGI USES AN Ultra Short Recovery Technique

Dr Rastogi is known for his gentle hands, the absence of bruising and surgical precision. During his breast augmentation surgery, Dr Rastogi uses the ultra-short recovery technique. This technique involves minimal tissue trauma, minimal tissue stretching and the protection of pain-sensitive structures such as the lining of the ribs. The cosmetic surgery is performed very gently and precisely, with virtually no bleeding at all.

The result is minimal discomfort and an ultra-short recovery time. The recovery is also much easier as there is no bruising, no need for bandages and often no drains. Typically, patients are able to go out to lunch with friends the next day and return to work after the weekend. This technique is of great benefit for those who cannot take time off work and those who have been frightened by the prospect of post-operative pain.

BREAST AUGMENTATION BEFORE AND AFTER

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Dr Rastogi breast augmentation patient, before and after 02, right side
Breast implants patient before and after surgery 03, Dr Rastogi Sydney
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Breast Implant Size and Volume

If you're wondering what breast implant size or cc volume to choose, it is best to discuss the options with your doctor. A good starting point is to find a surgeon whose work inspires you, book a consultation and show photo examples of breasts you like during the discussion.

Every woman is different; body shapes vary, and therefore the notion of 'One Size Fits All' with breast implants does not apply. A good cosmetic surgeon will take into account the aesthetic that appeals to you and discuss the options available. In Dr Rastogi's case, his reputation has been built on producing elegant, natural-looking breast implant results, which complement a woman's figure and proportions.

The lifespan of breast implants

It's a common misconception that breast implants have a shelf life. There is no breast implant expiration date (such as ten years) as was once thought. Now, breast implants can last a lifetime. Unless there is an issue with the patient's breasts or general health, there is no need to have breast implants removed or replaced, provided the patient remains happy with their look and feel.

Patients may opt for a revision breast augmentation, which is surgery to remove the existing implants and replace them with new (often larger) implants.

Breast augmentation cost in Sydney

Similar to most cosmetic procedures, breast augmentation has a multi-faceted cost structure. The cost components of your boob job include surgeon's fees, anaesthetist's fees, hospital fees and implant costs.

First of all, Dr Rastogi will charge a fee to perform your breast augmentation procedure. Surgeon's fees usually differ from surgeon to surgeon, depending on their qualifications, experience, and professional recognition. As a vastly experienced breast surgeon, you can expect Dr Rastogi's fees to reflect this.

You will also need to pay a fee to your anaesthetist, who watches over your life and administers your medication throughout the procedure. We will give you an estimation of your anaesthetist's fees prior to surgery.

Given that you are taking up theatre space to undergo breast augmentation, you will also have to pay fees to the hospital. Provided that you do not require an overnight stay, this should only comprise of the time spent in the operating room and the time required to recover from anaesthesia.

Finally, you will need to pay for your breast implants. The cost of your implants will depend on the type and size of the implants used. At his practice, Dr Rastogi uses polyurethane, or Furry Brazilian, breast implants.

Having performed over 5,000 breast augmentations across nearly 20 years, Dr Rastogi's reputation and skill in consistently producing beautiful female silhouettes are congruent with his pricing. Dr Rastogi charges $14,900 for breast implant surgery. With this procedure, you get what you pay for, and with Dr Rastogi, the results speak for themselves.

Breast augmentation recovery

Following your breast augmentation, you will need to take some time to rest and heal. Immediately after surgery, Dr Rastogi will apply dressings to your breasts, and, in some cases, drains may be inserted to collect any excess blood or fluid. You will also be given a surgical bra to minimise swelling and support your new breasts as they heal.

It is very normal to experience some swelling, bruising and soreness following your breast augmentation. This may last for a few weeks and can be managed with medication prescribed by Dr Rastogi.

Most breast augmentation patients can resume everyday tasks and activities within a few days following surgery and usually return to work after about a week. The exception to this is work that is physically demanding, as patients will need to avoid all strenuous activities for at least six weeks after breast augmentation.

While your breasts will be visibly larger immediately after surgery, it is important to keep in mind that there will be some post-operative swelling. Before you can enjoy your final results, you will need to wait for swelling to subside and the skin to stretch to your new breast shape.

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The difference between a breast augmentation and a breast lift

Breast augmentation is a procedure whereby breast implants are placed under the breast tissue in order to enhance their shape and size. Patients of Dr Rastogi's Sydney clinic recover quickly after having breast implants due to his gentle ultra-short recovery technique and achieve a beautiful, natural result.

A breast lift (mastopexy) is a more involved procedure necessary for patients who have a significant amount of droop and are therefore unsuitable for breast implants alone. Breast lift surgery involves making an incision around the nipple and another down the middle of the lower pole of the breast.

In certain circumstances, Dr Rastogi can perform an autologous fat graft instead of a breast lift to fill the sagging breasts and enhance their beauty without leaving any incision lines.

How can I tell if I need a breast lift?

For many women, particularly following childbirth and breastfeeding, their breasts change in appearance, size, and shape over time. For some, there is a significant loss of upper pole fullness, a noticeable reduction in volume and droop to the breast. A woman who started with perky, C-cup breasts pre-children may find themselves with a droopy A-cup that's lost upper pole volume following kids and breastfeeding. In such cases, a breast lift may be required to restore the breasts to a more youthful, perky position.

Breast augmentation via fat transfer

If you are hesitant to insert breast implants and only desire a subtle increase in breast size, you may be a candidate for a fat transfer breast augmentation. This procedure uses liposuction techniques to remove stubborn fat from various body areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, and hips, before purifying the fat and injecting it back into the breasts to increase their size. Known as a natural augmentation, this procedure has a double benefit – thinner thighs and bigger breasts all in one procedure.

Breast fat transfer is the preferred choice of many patients due to benefits such as:

  • Results look and feel completely natural
  • Increase the breasts by 1.5 cup sizes without inserting foreign materials into the body
  • Less downtime than traditional breast augmentation
  • No significant scarring
  • Enlarge the breasts and slim another area of the body
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frequently asked questions

Women choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery (breast implant surgery) for a variety of reasons as individual as the women themselves. However, the most common reason patients come to see Dr Rastogi is to make their breasts a more beautiful shape that is larger, fuller, and more balanced with their figures. Some women are born with small or misshapen breasts. Many others find they have lost volume with age or that their breasts have become empty with breastfeeding. Still, others simply feel that their breasts do not suit or balance their figure.

The breasts are one of the most important features giving shape, femininity, and sensuality to a woman's figure, and for many women, its lack or loss is felt very strongly. Breast enlargement surgery today is a very simple and straightforward way of creating the breast size and shape that a woman may want to fulfil her desires for her figure.

Suitable candidates for breast augmentation surgery are women who:

  • Are unhappy with the size and shape of their breasts
  • Have asymmetrical breasts
  • Have underdeveloped breasts
  • Are in good physical health
  • Have realistic expectations of what breast augmentation surgery can achieve
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Do not smoke

Learn more about whether you are a suitable candidate for breast augmentation by booking a consultation with Dr Rastogi.

Women can consider this surgery whenever they feel they are physically and emotionally ready. For many, it is an important life decision that will positively impact their appearance and confidence.

Some women proceed with a breast enlargement after having children, when they are often left with less breast volume and minor sagging following pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Women should be aware of the recovery period following surgery. Additionally, patients need to be over the age of 18 years before surgery is performed. There is no restriction in terms of age with older women as long as they have no medical history that could impact their health.

You are never too old for a breast augmentation. Women of all ages wish to look beautiful and feel confident in the clothes they wear. However, breast enlargement surgery is an elective procedure and should only be performed on women with good health and low risk.

Many young women have breast augmentations; however, Sydney breast implants surgeon Dr Rastogi also performs breast augmentation on women in their 40's, 50's and 60's. The average age overall is 35.

Being too young for breast augmentation, on the other hand, is an issue. In order to make an informed decision to undergo surgery, you need the maturity and life experience to know that breast implants are right for you. You really need to know who you are before you change who you are. In general, you should be 18 years old at a minimum.

Your consultation with Dr Rastogi provides you with an opportunity to discuss your cosmetic concerns and learn more about your desired procedure. If you are nervous about revealing your insecurities to a stranger, don't. Dr Rastogi is known for his warm nature and strong patient communication.

During your consultation, Dr Rastogi will examine your breasts and discuss which implants may be suitable for your body. He will take pre-operative photographs for medical records before discussing the procedure steps, recovery period and associated risks. Dr Rastogi will take the time to answer any questions you may have so that you can leave your consultation with the knowledge required to make an informed choice to proceed with surgery.

During your breast augmentation consultation, Dr Rastogi will give you a comprehensive list of instructions to help prepare for surgery. To optimise results and reduce complications, Dr Rastogi will ask you to quit smoking and may recommend adjusting certain medications. He will also provide instructions on what to do the day before your procedure, concerning fasting, showering and what to bring with you to the hospital. To ensure your safety and comfort during the procedure, it is vital that you follow his instructions carefully.

Breast augmentation is always performed under general anaesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety during the procedure. Once you have been anaesthetised, Dr Rastogi will make an incision, usually in the fold underneath the breast, although sometimes around the areola or in the armpit. Dr Rastogi will talk about your incision options during your consultation.

Once your incision has been made, Dr Rastogi will insert your chosen implants into a pocket either under the pectoral muscle (submuscular placement) or over the pectoral muscle (pre muscular placement). Your incisions will then be closed with sutures layered in the breast tissue.

During your consultation, Dr Rastogi will help determine which breast implants will suit you best, depending on your natural breast shape and desired outcome. Try not to come into your consultation with a specific implant in mind. Remember that every body is different, and the implants that look great on a friend may not look so good on you.

Dr Rastogi prefers the use of P-URE polyurethane coated implants for almost all of his breast augmentation patients. Also known as Fuzzy Brazilian Implants, these silicone implants are coated in polyurethane, which gives the appearance of layers of netting traversing the implant's surface when viewed under a microscope.

Fuzzy Brazilian Implants offer numerous benefits over other types of implants, namely that they decrease breast sagging and prevent complications such as capsular contracture, implant migration, active breasts, and implant rotation. You can learn more about polyurethane breast implants here.

Breast implants placed over the muscle during breast augmentation surgery are known as pre muscular implants (aka subglandular implants). In other cases, breast implants are placed under the chest muscle, known as submuscular breast implants (aka subpectoral implants). In both cases, it should be noted that all of the natural breast tissue is situated above the implant, which means that you should be able to breastfeed and undergo regular breast screening tests.

Both pre muscular and submuscular implants come with both advantages and disadvantages. Conventionally, pre muscular breast implants were utilised by women with more saggy breasts. This was because the muscle held back the implant, causing the overlying breast tissue to droop over the breast implants. Submuscular implants are conventionally preferred by thinner women in order to hide the breast implants.

The main disadvantages of submuscular breast implants are that they can make the breasts look harder, and the cleavage is often pushed wider apart by the effect of the muscle. Excessive movement of the breast implants caused by the overlying muscle during activity can also be an issue. The main disadvantage of pre muscular breast implants are the greater chance of edge visibility and rippling.

Dr Rastogi's area of expertise is in the use of the more advanced polyurethane coated implants (aka P-ure implants or Furry Brazilians), which can be placed in a dual pocket or dual plane.

The dual plane is a more sophisticated plane in which the upper half of the implant is placed under the muscle to create implant invisibility, while the lower half of the implant lies clear of the muscle so that the breasts appear both softer and more natural.

While other implants can be placed in a dual plane position, polyurethane implants are specifically designed for this implant position. As they are much more stable in the tissues than ordinary implants, polyurethane implants can create natural cleavage and prevent active breasts and rippling. Dr Rastogi will assess you carefully to determine which breast implant position is best for you during your consultation.

Yes, breast implants do feel like natural breasts and, with the right doctor, will look natural too. Directly following surgery, implants may feel a bit firm and tight, but the body adjusts over time, and the implants will soften.

Breast implants have come a long way since their early days of manufacture. Implants used by any qualified, trusted surgeon operating in Australia today are safe. Dr Rastogi prefers using P-URE polyurethane coated silicone implants, their advantage being that they have the least risk of complications to patients. That said, Dr Rastogi continues to work with other implant types and brands and is always happy to discuss the alternatives with patients.

P-URE implants, manufactured in Europe, are used extensively overseas and are also available here. Patients considering breast augmentation surgery can research the unique properties that give polyurethane coated implants their premium status. 'Furry Brazilian implants' as they are sometimes referred to, not only look great, but they also stick into place and lessen the risk of implant sag, droop, rotation, and breast hardening - the most common issues following breast enlargement surgery.

Following breast augmentation, you will be given a surgical bra to support your breasts, which you will need to wear for six weeks as you heal. To optimise healing, you must not wear an underwire bra for at least six weeks after surgery.

Scarring is an inevitable part of any cosmetic procedure; however, Dr Rastogi always does what he can to keep scarring to a minimum. Regardless, your boob job scars are placed in discreet locations and can be hidden by a bra or bikini top. Plus, with proper scar management, you can expect them to disappear almost entirely within a year.

The loss of nipple sensation is a common risk of any breast surgery, including breast augmentation. In most cases, this is only temporary, and women will regain their sensation within a matter of months. In some very rare cases, a patient may lose all sensation permanently; however, Dr Rastogi will take steps during surgery to avoid this.

Yes, most women can breastfeed as normal after breast enlargement surgery. During breast augmentation, breast implants are always placed behind all of the natural breast tissue, regardless of whether they are positioned on top of or under the muscle. In this way, the natural breast tissue necessary for breastfeeding is undisturbed, and breastfeeding can occur as normal.

It should be noted that many women are unable simply unable to breastfeed, regardless of whether or not they have implants. You should keep this possibility in mind when considering breast augmentation surgery.

There is absolutely no evidence that suggests that breast implants increase your risk of getting breast cancer. However, some kinds of textured implants have been associated with a rare form of cancer, called Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Keep in mind that this is NOT breast cancer, but a very rare form of lymphoma related to the immune system and its response to textured breast implants. While your chances of developing this condition are extremely low, it is something to be aware of when considering breast augmentation surgery.

Yes, you will still be able to check your breast for cancer following the insertion of breast implants. As all of your natural breast tissue lies above the breast implants, you will still be able to feel lumps easily with your fingers. Ultrasound, mammograms and HRI screenings are all possible, although you should let your practitioner know that you have implants beforehand.

For the most part, breast augmentation surgery is a safe and straightforward procedure. However, as with all surgical procedures, complications can occur from time to time. Dr Rastogi and his team will discuss these thoroughly during your consultation. Dr Rastogi's safe hands and his use of the more advanced polyurethane-coated implants greatly reduces the risks of breast augmentation surgery.

Some of the potential complications to be aware of include:

  • Complications with anaesthesia
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Infection
  • Swelling, bruising, and bleeding
  • Delayed healing
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation
  • Skin discolouration
  • Irregular skin surface
  • Blood clots
  • Poor scarring
  • Capsular contracture
  • Implant rupture
  • Wrinkling of skin over the implant
  • Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

Many patients wonder why Dr Rastogi charges $14,900 for breast augmentation when other surgeons charge as low as $5,995. While most people already know the answer before they ask, they still need to hear it.

Dr Rastogi charges his fees because he is worth it. Every cent.

The beautiful, natural shape of his breast implants are legendary, and his complication rates are incredibly low. With Dr Rastogi, you really are in safe hands. Just ask his patients, google him, or speak with others on chat sites and blogs.

Dr Rastogi has been one of the most highly noted cosmetic surgeons for the past 19 years. It is his artistic skill, judgment, surgical precision, gentle hands, and ethics that set him apart from other surgeons. With cosmetic surgery, you get what you pay for, which is why we recommend seeking the skills of an experienced surgeon rather than one who offers the lowest price.

Many patients ask if they can receive finance or a payment plan for their breast implants. Patients wishing for Dr Rastogi's surgical expertise may certainly finance their procedure via external finance providers; however, our clinic does not offer finance or facilitate payment plans directly.

It is unethical and illegal for any medical practitioner in Australia to offer loans or provide credit to patients for surgery. People should exercise caution in proceeding with any surgeon offering finance solutions on their website.

There are instances when patients can claim some of the costs of their breast revision surgery via Medicare rebates and their Private Health Fund. You are entitled to a rebate when the revision surgery is deemed medically necessary. To learn more about whether this applies to you, please organise a consultation with Dr Rastogi.

An initial consultation with Dr Rastogi is $300 (which will go towards the surgery fee if the patient proceeds within three months of the consultation). Dr Rastogi's consultations are very comprehensive; therefore, patients should allow at least two to three hours in our Sydney cosmetic surgery clinic for their appointment.

To discuss or book, contact our friendly team in Double Bay on (02) 9362 1426.