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Breast Surgery

Breast surgery is a way to enhance the breasts, bringing them into proportion with the rest of the body or more in line with a woman’s preferences for size and shape. In some cases, breast surgery is used to restructure breasts that have been changed through disease and subsequent treatment.

If you are considering breast surgery, whether for cosmetic or restorative purposes, Dr Edmund Ek will take all the time necessary to walk you through your options and explain the possible outcomes you can expect from your surgery. As a highly-trained and experienced reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgeon with numerous published articles to his name, Dr Ek is well-placed to help you with whatever concerns you may have.

Types of Breast Surgery

There are many different types of breast enhancement to choose from, which helps patients to achieve a broad range of aesthetic goals. Dr Ek will help you create a personalised surgical plan that suits your cosmetic goals and anatomy. Options in breast surgery include:

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation to make the breasts fuller is the most requested type of cosmetic breast surgery. For most patients, this procedure involves the use of implants to add volume to the breasts. Implants come in an extensive selection of sizes, allowing a woman to tailor her procedure to suit her specific preferences and body proportions. This surgery may be appropriate for women who have never been happy with the size of their breasts or for those who have seen changes to the breasts over time, such as those that frequently come after pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Breast Lift

Size is not the only matter that may bring women in search of breast surgery. Some find their breasts start to sag and droop as they grow older, have children or lose weight. For these women, a breast lift removes excess skin and raises the breasts to a perkier placement on the chest wall.

Breast Reduction

Women with disproportionately large, pendulous breasts may find their cosmetic concerns are accompanied by uncomfortable physical symptoms. It is not unusual to experience neck and back pain from large breasts, as well as skin irritation and rashes due to skin rubbing underneath the breasts. Grooves in the shoulders caused by taxed bra straps can also become problematic. Breast reduction can help improve these issues by surgically decreasing breast size.

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast following breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. There are a variety of ways in which breast reconstruction can be performed, from flaps taken from donor sites on the woman’s body to synthetic implants that may be placed at the time of the initial breast surgery or a point after treatment.

During your initial consultation with Dr Ek, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and goals, plan your surgery and review relevant before-and-after photos to help you visualise how your results might look. In some situations, we may use our 3-dimensional Vectra camera to simulate your postoperative effects so that you can set realistic expectations before your procedure. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the pre-operative process, so you are fully prepared once your surgery day arrives.

If you are interested in breast surgery of any kind, rest assured you will be in good hands with Dr Ek. To book a consultation with Dr Ek, please call his office today on (03) 8419 0900.