Enhancing your body for a more beautiful you
Breast enhancement procedures can considerably improve the size and appearance of your breasts and align the proportion of your body to promote a more positive body image.
Breast Augmentation and Enhancement Procedures
Dr Moss offers a range of the most up-to-date breast surgery techniques for breast augmentation (with breast implants), breast reduction, breast uplift and breast correction. Dr Moss understands that your reasons for wanting breast enhancement are very personal and will work with you to determine your individual needs, desires and expectations.
Breast Implants (Breast Augmentation)
- Enlarges breasts to produce larger, fuller and more proportional breasts.
- Reshapes, firms and enlarges breasts that have lost their shape due to breast feeding.
- Balances breasts that differ in size and shape.
Successful breast augmentation with breast implants can result in improved body image and social confidence.
Nothing in life is perfect and likewise each breast augmentation option has its own set of benefits, risks and trade-offs. Do not have a breast augmentation with breast implants unless you understand and accept these risks. While there is variable discomfort or even pain following breast augmentation, with meticulous surgical technique most of our patients are back to activities of daily living within 3 days of their surgery.
Dr Moss understands that your reasons for wanting breast augmentation with breast implants are very personal and will work with you to determine your individual needs, desires and expectations. Dr Moss regularly performs breast augmentations from the full range of options available. This includes silicone, saline, round and smooth breast implants, placed under or above the muscle, via the breast fold, axilla (armpit) or via the pink area round the nipple (areola).
Occasionally, breast implants may be placed at the same time as a breast lift when there is excessive loss of fullness and drooping of the breast, usually as a result of breast feeding.
Recent developments in techniques and implant technology have enabled breast implant surgery to result in a much more natural look and feel. Only your surgeon can know what is best for your individual tissues so Dr Moss will personally spend the time with you to trial a range of breast implants to help decide which breast implant is best. Satisfaction with your new breasts is not possible without careful decision making before your surgery!
For an easy to read information booklet on breast augmentation, please contact the office
Dr Chris Moss answers common questions regarding Breast Augmentation
To many women, body image is very important and often certain factors such as pregnancy, heredity, weight fluctuation or ageing can change the shape and appearance of your breasts resulting in a lack of self-confidence.
Depending upon your individual needs and desires, I am able to offer a range of the most up-to-date breast surgery techniques for breast augmentation. I understand that your reasons for wanting breast enhancement are very personal and will work with you to determine your individual needs, desires and expectations.
Choosing to undergo any plastic surgery procedure is a very important decision, as is selecting the plastic surgeon. Dr Moss has performed over 1500 breast augmentation (implant) surgical procedures for enhancement of breast shape and size. Every possible step is taken during Dr Moss’ breast augmentation surgeries in order to produce the most natural appearing breast with optimal safety. All surgery is performed at a fully accredited and state of the art facility at The Avenue Hospital in Windsor. Surgery is usually performed as a day stay however you can stay overnight if you prefer.
Embarking on breast augmentation can be very daunting at first. The best breast size and shape for you is a very individual decision and depends on your personal feelings, wishes, and what your body tissues will allow you to have. There are a number of decisions to be made. These include implant size, shape, and placement, incision site and your preference for silicone or saline. Each of these options is thoroughly discussed and your surgical plan is tailored to your individual requirements. Naturally, satisfaction with your breast surgery depends on you having realistic expectations of what can be achieved for you personally.
It is completely reasonable to want to have ‘normal’ breasts or to want to be your best. Obviously it would be wonderful if you were happy with the breasts nature has given you. However, if this is not the case, then you have the option of breast augmentation which is now the third most common cosmetic surgery procedure for women. Although the “Baywatch breast” always gets a lot of press, the vast majority of women I see request a natural appearance to their breast enhancement.
There are two main groups of women who typically consider breast augmentation: those whose breasts developed inadequately (either small size, uneven size or abnormal shape) and those whose breasts lost shape and fullness after pregnancy. A third group of women have other personal reasons for wanting to enhance their breasts. Some try to correct their problem with push-up bras and inserts however these options do not work well to improve a woman’s body image.
All surgery, even in expert hands, has risks. When surgery is performed by a trained and experience plastic surgeon such as myself, complications rarely occur. During the consultation I carefully explain the possible risks of your surgery so that you can make an informed decision.
At this time there is no scientific evidence that implants cause health problems in breast-fed children.
I have a strict after-care protocol aimed at reducing any discomfort right from the outset. Pain control medications are provided. True, there is a degree of discomfort or pain in the first few days, but despite this, one of the most important things you can do is get moving. The trick is to use enough pain medication to allow gentle upper body movement as this helps you recover more quickly.
Most of my patients prefer day surgery but it is important that they have someone to care for them overnight. Some patients choose to stay overnight in hospital.
A routine recovery to everyday activities is rapid and usually always within 24 hours. This includes caring for small children. Recovery time varies for individuals depending on their motivation, tissues and procedure. By treating your tissues gently at surgery, the surgical trauma is minimized and your recovery is both shorter and easier. It is very important to follow your after-care instructions. By doing this you will speed up your recovery time.
It is important to avoid any aerobic exercise for the first two weeks. If you have an office job it is very common to be back to work after a few days. For more physical work it usually takes about two weeks.
Excessively large and sagging breasts that are out of proportion with the body. Associated problems are often back and neck pain, tiredness, skin rashes, shoulder grooving and finding suitable clothing is often a problem. Many women suffer from poor body image due to their large breasts which are usually difficult to hide, resulting in lowered self-esteem and poor self-confidence.
Dr Moss performs many breast reduction procedures. With the effective and safe techniques available today, a woman does not have to endure the physical and psychological problems associated with excessively large breasts. Dr Moss understands it is difficult for some women to discuss this particular problem, however he and his staff are very sympathetic to the correction of excessively large breasts and can offer much advice and support.
The procedure itself involves removing excess breast tissue and skin plus reshaping the breast, often with reduction of the areola (the dark area surrounding the nipple). Unequally sized breasts can be made more even. Your requested breast size is confirmed at your consultation.
Some scars are inevitable with this procedure. The incisions are made vertically down the breast from under the areola scar, and sometimes horizontally along the crease underneath the breast, forming the shape of an inverted 'T'. These scars fade in time and most patients are so pleased with the results of this particular type of surgery the scars are insignificant compared with their improved lifestyle and confidence. Liposuction is often used to achieve refinement in the shape of the breasts. Patient satisfaction is very high.
- Short scar breast reduction
- Inverted T breast reduction
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Lifts, firms and reshapes the breast without increasing the actual breast size or weight. This may be performed at the same time as a breast augmentation with breast implants if increased breast fullness is required. A variety of short incision techniques is available.
Following completion of your family.
Many women who suffer from irregular breast shapes, uneven breasts, tuberous (tubular) breasts, or nipples that are uneven or inverted, often believe they are the only ones and that nothing can be done. While these conditions are usually due to inherited traits, they are surprisingly common, and can be corrected through special procedures performed regularly by Dr Moss. Reconstructive surgery may involve combinations of augmentation, lift, reduction and corrective techniques.
Breast Reconstruction & Nipple Correction
This is a surgical procedure to rebuild the contour of the breast. Nipple and areola reconstruction is also performed when required. Dr Moss can also treat inverted (in-turned) nipples and excess nipple overgrowth (hypertrophy).