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The most important part of breast implant (breast augmentation, breast enhancement) surgery is the fact that it is surgery-and should be treated as a medical procedure.  You are very welcome to bring a partner, friend of family member to your consultation.

Mr. Tim Brown will start by talking to you about your medical history and current health, including the medications you take, drug allergies and smoking habits.  It is important to know whether there is a family history of breast cancer, so that you can be advised about breast screening with implants.

Next Mr. Tim Brown will need to examine your breasts and see exactly how they fit in with your general physique.  Most patients ask for surgery to bring them into proportion, so that the ratio of the shoulders, breasts, waist and hips all fit together in a pleasing way.  Other issues such as the width of your breasts, how much droop you have in your bust and how much soft tissue cover there is over your ribs is important.  Finally, it is worth pointing out that most women have breasts of different sizes (see Mr. Tim Brown's paper 1999)-and ofter they have never noticed this before!

Mr. Tim Brown will spend some time explaining what usually happens with his breast implant surgery.  He does this using a time line (as demonstrated here), to try and help you visualise your recovery and how long it will take you to return to normal activities and exercise.

Mr. Tim Brown will then use the same timeline to discuss potential complications that can occur with breast implant (breast augmentation, breast enhancement) surgery. All of the data he provides to you is from his own audited clinical experience over the last eight years, and is a true representation of potential problems in his practice.  In 2011, Mr. Tim Brown published some of his data in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Journal of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. This publication, peer reviewed by his colleagues internationally was awarded Best Publication by the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) at the 2012 meeting.

Finally, Mr. Tim Brown will discuss with you the issue of implant size.  Partly this depends on your personal preference and also what your anatomy will allow.  Please listen to what Mr. Tim Brown and his team say about breast implant size, as each person is completely different depending on their body.  It is not just a matter of picking a volume of an implant.  We have been collecting data on what our patients think of their breast size following surgery for 5 years (over 700 patients), and can provide you with some quite interesting results, that may surprise you!

At the end of your consultation, Mr. Tim Brown encourages you to ask question and challenge what he has said to you.  If you have been doing some research on the internet, or have visited another surgeon, it is good to ask why we do it our way.  The more questions the better!

You are welcome to return to see Mr. Tim Brown for a further discussion if you wish, as there is a large amount of information to take in, and many people have additional questions.

Following your consultation with Mr. Tim Brown, you will be given the opportunity to talk to one of our nurse educators.


Are you interested in having a Breast Augmentation consultation with Mr. Tim Brown?  Please click here to enquire or call us on (03) 8768-5000.

 

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