Dr Craig Rubinstein focuses on natural-looking breast contours and body-enhancing tummy tuck surgery results. To attain a natural looking, body-balanced and longer-lasting breast surgery result, these are some of the recommended breast augmentation measurements that need to be taken into consideration during surgery planning. Join us as we discuss breast augmentation measurements and how they inform advanced surgical techniques for customising cleavage.
Why You Need Personalised Breast Augmentation Measurements
But not all methods of breast augmentation and breast implant insertion are equal. There are many differences between surgeons in terms of preparation and planning, surgery techniques, breast implant handling risks and aesthetically-balanced results.
A highly-skilled surgeon is someone who takes into account a number of interactive factors and breast augmentation measurements when helping you choose an implant size and other options that customise your breast implant surgery results to best match your overall physique.
Aspects that good surgeons need to investigate before making a recommendation for breast augmentation surgery include:
- Implant size that will meet your cleavage and breast augmentation objectives
- The type, style or brand of breast implants will get you the desired amount of volume and projection
- What your skin needs in terms of filling
- In the case of sagging skin, whether an implant will help or make the situation worse
- If worse, then a breast lift, or a lift with implants, may be the better solution
- In the case of sagging skin, whether an implant will help or make the situation worse
- Which implant will look and feel natural (if that’s what your aim is for having breast enlargement)
- Where to make incision(s) for breast implant insertions
- How small or large incisions need to be
- If there’s corrective surgery or breast crease level adjustments required to adjust for major asymmetry
- Specific dimensions and best potential placement options for the breast implant “pocket”
- Whether your implants are better placed under the muscle, partially under the muscle or above the muscle
- How to adjust for skin condition, skin laxity and nipple sagging
- Whether to use a Keller Funnel to insert the implant for surgery risk reduction
Not all Surgeons Perform Extensive Breast Augmentation Measurements
But all of these decisions for customising your cleavage with breast augmentation surgery rely on a series of professional assessments and complex measurements. A junior surgeon, production line surgeon or so-called cosmetic surgeon may just do a ‘one size fits all’ approach, leaving patients disappointed.
Read more about differences between types of surgeons and their backgrounds.
Be sure you choose a FRACS qualified specialist plastic surgeon for an in-hospital operation, and research your preferred surgeon’s areas of expertise.
In contrast to a junior surgeon or a less-trained cosmetic doctor, a caring and highly skilled breast augmentation plastic surgeon usually takes into account a number of breast augmentation measurements and skin considerations. What your surgeon should consider before making any recommendations for breast augmentation and breast implant size options, includes:
- Existing anatomy
- Breast composition
- Existing projection dimensions
- Breast base width
- Tissue strength (skin thickness and elasticity)
- Existing breast contours and asymmetry vs symmetry
- Sagging or ptosis of the breasts or nipples
- Custom cleavage preferences
- Nipple distance
- Asymmetry vs symmetry of your entire chest area including breast volume, nipple locations and sizes, inframmary fold (breast crease), rib cage and more
- If the chest is flat, concave or convex/barrel-chested
- Length of the upper and lower torso
- Pocket creation decisions
- Where the implant will be inserted
- How and where the pocket will be created
- What will the impact be on your post-surgery cleavage and breast augmentation results
- Other physique-based possibilities or limitations
This complex array of recommended Breast Augmentation measurements helps your plastic surgeon customise your surgery.
Utilising Recommended Breast Augmentation Measurements Helps Ensure Your Results Suit Your Overall Physique
Measurements for customising cleavage and breast augmentation planning also helps your recommended plastic surgeon enhance your cleavage contours including the upper pole breast area. But remember, breast augmentation surgery results can vary significantly from patient to patient. What you start with in terms of physique, breast composition and skin health does impact your results.
Be sure to discuss breast volume and breast shaping goals with your surgeon before your procedure. It’s also helpful to understand how your breast implant choices and skin condition will impact on your breast projection dimensions, breast shape and cleavage results.
A plastic surgeon who cares about creating aesthetically pleasing results from a breast augmentation procedure will take extensive measurements before your surgery.
Dr Rubinstein’s Recommended Breast Augmentation Measurements
Here are just a few of the recommended measurements plastic surgeon Dr Craig Rubinstein assesses before he makes breast augmentation or breast implant size recommendations for your procedure:
- Your existing breast tissues for elasticity to determine whether you will benefit more from a breast augmentation on its own, or a breast augmentation combined with a breast lift. This is known as a mastopexy-augmentation
- Chest width and assesses the chest type (is it flat, concave or more rounded?)
- The distance between your nipples
- Nipple locations (e.g., central level on the breast mound or ptotic meaning drooping or sagging)
- Any highly noticeable asymmetry between the left and right breasts, and nipples
- This includes the nipple aerola complex or NAC
- The width of the base of your existing breast tissues
- Width between the two breasts
- Current breast volume and shape
- Side boob (current and desired post-surgery preferences)
- Distances between your sternum notch and inframmary fold (IMF) and between the IMF and NAC
- Shape differences or position differences (other forms of asymmetry that may impact your surgery results)
- Sizing preferences including using bra sizers or 3D imaging such as Crisolix or Vectra 3D technology
- Whether or not you’ve had prior surgery of the breast area
Further Factors Dr Rubinstein Takes Into Account
Other factors taken into account when your plastic surgeon makes suggestions or recommendations for certain types or sizes of breast implants include:
- Cleavage preferences or desires and motivations for having breast augmentation surgery
- Your expectations about what surgery will achieve (size, shape, cleavage, projection)
- Surgeon recommended types of breast implants
- Your individual surgery risk profile including whether or not you smoke
- Smoking greatly impacts your skin health and overall healing capacity
- Smoking is a real no-no for cosmetic surgery procedures and other cosmetic treatments
- Note that all surgery has risks and you’ll need to consider these carefully before proceeding
- Risks will be discussed in detail during a non-obligation consultation with your surgeon.
- Be sure you understand the breast augmentation procedure, costs, future surgery requirements and risks before you proceed with a breast procedure
Waiting periods for having plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery also apply (there’s a mandatory waiting period between a consultation and surgery theatre date). Find out more by sending in an enquiry or giving us a call today.
Note: If you have ptotic breast (sagging breasts or nipples that point more downwards than to the centre of the chest), be sure you get a GP referral before your appointment, as you may require a corrective vs cosmetic procedure.
Not sure if you need a breast lift or a mastopexy-augmentation? Find out by visiting with Dr Rubinstein and his stellar patient-care team.
How We Help Reduce Risks and Prioritise Patient-Safety Measures and Protocols During Your Operation
Our surgeries are performed in accredited private hospitals in Melbourne as we believe this is important to help maintain patient-safety standards during breast augmentation procedures. We also aim to use the Keller Funnel and smaller incisions for breast augmentation procedures, although suitability for a smaller incision and Motiva implants may vary from operation to operation, as will results.
In addition, sterility of the hospital environment is a main focus of the hospital teams and one reason we choose to operate in private-hospitals in Melbourne – genuine Australian based hospitals accredited and monitored using high-level sterility protocols and patient-safety monitoring during operations in theatre.
Recommended Reading by a Breast Augmentation Specialist Plastic Surgeon
Download Dr Rubinstein’s guide to cosmetic breast surgery for recommendations and tips for your breast augmentation surgery consultation and recovery. Further, Dr Rubinstein recommends you bring a friend, spouse or other family member along to your consultation.
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