Breast augmentation

Breast Augmentation with one of Australia’s most promising young cosmetic surgeons, Dr Ian Chinsee, $6600 all inclusive.

Dr Ian Chinsee has, in a very short amount of time, established himself as one of Australia’s most promising young cosmetic surgeons. He is a fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) and winner of the Gold Medal for excellence with highest scores on the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery fellowship exams. Dr Chinsee is only the third Australian recipient in twelve years to receive this prestigious award.

Dr Chinsee obtained his medical degree from the University of Queensland, following an undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he majored in psychobiology and undertook a minor in Classical studies.

After a two year mandatory internship and residency in Queensland health hospitals, Dr Chinsee then spent the next six years working and training in the areas of general surgery as well as plastic & reconstructive surgery. His advanced surgical training was completed with a two year surgical fellowship with the ACCS.

Dr Chinsee is known for his natural results, both surgically, as well as with cosmetic injectables. A dynamic and engaging speaker, he has been sought out to speak at professional conferences and take part in educating other medical professionals.

In addition, Dr Chinsee is very involved in anti-ageing research and is on the cutting edge of new therapies. His patients appreciate his warm, compassionate nature and thorough consultation process.

Individual plan for your breast augmentation

The specifics of breast augmentation highly depends on the person undergoing the procedure. Hence, the results which you have seen on another person may not be same for you. However, your FRACS surgeon will discuss this with you and create a special plan (including cost & prices) that will give the best possible results.

Conversation with your surgeon

The conversation with your plastic surgeon helps to form an individual plan for the procedure. Your doctor will ask about your personal expectations and the modifications that you are seeking.

Your surgeon will also enquire about your past medical history, which includes past surgical history, diseases of the breast in the past and any other medical conditions.

He will also ask about any medications you are taking and any possible allergic reactions you may have. This vital information is required to devise an individual plan for you that will yield the best possible outcome from the surgery with low or no complications.

You need to be transparent with your doctor without withholding any medical history in order make the work of surgeon easy.

Implants

Dr Chinsee uses only cohesive silicone gel implants.

Surgical plan

In your consultation, Dr Chinsee will formulate a surgical plan with you, encompassing four main options:

  • Incision: inframammary (breast crease), periareolar (scar around the nipple), vertical (lollipop/anchor scar, if requiring a full lift)
  • Pocket: subglandular (in front of the muscle), dual plane (behind the muscle)
  • Shape: round or teardrop shaped implants; gel thickness will also be discussed
  • Shell: smooth, textured, polyurethane, nanotextured.

Sizing

Your implant size is determined predominantly by your existing measurements. Staying within those boundaries ensures a safe, natural result every time.

Using a set of specific breast implant sizers, Dr Chinsee will assist you in making a choice that represents your desired outcome.

Surgical facilities

Breast augmentation surgery is a day surgery procedure, and is performed under a general anaesthetic administered by a fully qualified anaesthetist. You have the option of two different hospitals depending on your location:

  • Canossa Private Hospital (Brisbane)
  • Miami Day Hospital (Gold Coast)

How to prepare for your surgery

The preparation should begin at least three weeks before the scheduled operation date.

If you’re a smoker, you need to stop smoking for at least three weeks prior to the surgery.

In addition, if you take medications regularly, you must consult your doctor about whether you need to stop any medications before the surgery.

Medications which can increase bleeding should be discontinued at least two weeks ahead of the breast augmentation. You’ll be advised on what these are at your consultation.

Finally, you need to arrange for someone to take you home on the same day of the surgery. The surgery uses anesthesia; so you’re not advised to drive on your own after the procedure.

The day of surgery

On the day of the surgery, you’ll be admitted to the hospital.

You’ll need to spare around 15 minutes to complete your paperwork, which also includes the signing of the consent form for the surgery.

After finishing the paperwork, the anesthesiologist will visit you and once again will gather information about your past and present medical conditions in order to ensure that the use of anesthesia is safe.

Your surgeon will also visit you prior to the surgery in order to sketch the coordinates for the surgery.

You’ll also have some time before being transferred to the operation theatre to ask any questions about the procedure or aftercare.

After transferring to the operation theatre, the doctor anesthesiologist and his or her assistants will administer anesthesia while you are connected to monitors that give details about your body’s vitals. They will also administer medication in order to prevent any infections following breast enhancement.

Post op appointments

You’ll have a post-operative appointment after one week where the practice nurse or in-house doctor will see you. They will check your incision site and trim any excess suture material.

Follow-up appointments with Dr Chinsee will be at:

  • 2 weeks
  • 6 weeks
  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • 1 year

Post op garment

You’ll be provided with a post-op compression bra that must be worn as much as possible for four weeks.

Recovery time

If your job isn’t physically strenuous, you’ll most likely go back to work within one to two weeks after the procedure.

If your job is physically demanding, you will need to rest for up to two weeks.

Many women are able to return to their normal day-to-day activities within two weeks.

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