Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement or breast implant surgery, is Dr Miroshnik's most commonly performed procedure. He is widely renowned around Australia and New Zealand for producing exceptional results that are in total harmony and balance with the woman's figure.

The procedure itself generally involves placing an implant into a pocket formed beneath the breast tissue. There are many decisions to make when considering breast implants including the implant type/size, the pocket and the incision placement. The best choices for these are dependent on the individual and are best made in consultation with Dr Miroshnik himself.

There are three common incisions used to augment the breast. The most common is an incision that is placed directly under the breast. Other choices include an incision around the areola or the armpit. The implant can also be placed under the pectoralis muscle (submuscular), under the breast (subglandular/subfascial) or a combination of both in the dual-plane technique. The dual-plane technique in particular, is one of the latest developments in breast augmentation surgery and allows more customisation in implant placement than ever before!

Dr Miroshnik, explains what steps are involved in the process of breast augmentation surgery.

Techniques For Breast Augmentation • Breast Enlargement • Breast Implants

For more information on each of these procedures, please select one of them from the menu below.

The Under Breast Technique

Breast augmentation with an incision directly under the breast is the most common technique used by Dr Miroshnik in his practice for breast enlargement surgery.

This is because the implant can be positioned most accurately into its pocket using this method and any form of implant can be used including the anatomical (tear-drop) range. The implant itself may be placed under the pectoralis muscle, under the breast tissue or a combination of both in the 'dual plane' technique. Indeed, the 'dual plane' technique of implant placement yields some of the best results possible in breast augmentation / breast enlargement surgery. The scar involved usually heals to an almost imperceptible line.

For more information on this technique, please see our custom, narrated 3D Animation and print yourself a copy of the procedure summary while in the animation menu.

Breast Augmentation Under Breast Technique Procedural Information

  • Introduction

    Breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement or augmentation mammoplasty, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today. Over time, factors such as age, genetics, pregnancy, weight changes, sun exposure, and gravity can cause the size and shape of the breast to change. Women who are dissatisfied with the size of their breasts, or have experienced changes in breast appearance can achieve a fuller, shapelier breast with breast augmentation. During breast augmentation, a breast implant is placed inside a pocket formed in the breast tissue. This can help to increase or balance the size of the breast, restore breast volume, or restore the shape of the breast after partial or total loss. It is important to realise that breast augmentation cannot correct significantly sagging or drooping breasts. In these instances, a breast lift is often necessary, which may be performed in conjunction with this procedure.

  • Implant Options

    Silicone implants are made of a silicone rubber shell and are filled with silicone gel. There is no significant evidence that suggests silicone implants increase your risk for breast cancer, connective tissue disorders, or autoimmune disease. Modern silicone implants are far superior to saline implants in terms of feel, shape and longevity. It is for these reasons that silicone implants represent by far the majority of implants used for breast augmentation in Australia today.

    The implants available differ in shape, texture, profile, width, height and volume. The type, style, and size of breast implants you choose are determined by your lifestyle, body contours, the amount of breast tissue you have, and the cup size and appearance that you would like to achieve. Dr Miroshnik will spend over an hour with you, on your first consultation, to determine which implant is best for you.

  • What Gives the Breast its Shape?

    The breast consists of glands and milk ducts, surrounded by fatty tissue which provides its shape and soft form. The elasticity of your skin also contributes to its shape. As you know, certain factors such as age and pregnancy can affect the elasticity of your skin and breast tissue, which results in changes to shape and appearance.

    Breast implants can be placed in two general locations, known as submuscular and subglandular placement. Submuscular placement refers to an implant that is placed partially or completely beneath the pectoralis muscle, against the chest wall. In contrast, subglandular placement refers to an implant that is placed beneath the breast tissue, but above the pectoralis muscle. Dr Miroshnik will help you determine the implant placement location that is best for you.

  • Step 1

    Breast augmentation/breast enlargement procedures typically last approximately 1 to 2 hours. Prior to the start of your procedure the treatment area will be thoroughly cleansed and an anaesthetic will be administered. Usually, this is a general anaesthetic, in which you are asleep for the entire procedure.

    The inframammary incision is placed below the crease of the lower portion of the breast. A single, small incision is made along each breast. Using an instrument known as a retractor, Dr Miroshnik will open the incision in order to gain better access to the breast tissue below. Although the incision will be made as inconspicuously as possible, its length and appearance may vary depending on the type and size of implant and your body contours.

  • Step 2

    Dr Miroshnik will carefully separate the breast tissue with a minimally invasive cautery device and a scalpel, in order to reach the area of the breast in which the pocket will be formed. The pocket is then gently created to fit the chosen implant in the desired plane.

    This illustration shows a subglandular pocket.

  • Step 3

    Dr Miroshnik will then insert the implants into their pockets and visually inspect your breasts to ensure that they are symmetric. This may involve sitting you up, while you are asleep, to see how the implants look under the influence of gravity.

    If required, the pocket may then need to be adjusted to ensure the desired look is achieved.

  • Step 4

    The incisions will then be closed using sutures in the breast tissue. All sutures used are self-dissolving so there is no need to remove any of them during subsequent postoperative visits. The scars from the incisions will fade slowly over several months, but it may take up to a year for them to refine completely. As with any surgery, you will most likely experience some pain and swelling afterwards. The majority of the swelling will likely subside within a few days. However, some swelling may persist for several weeks.

  • Compression Garment Overview

    Dr Miroshnik will place you in a special bra or compression garment to aid in the healing process. Compression garments provide support and comfort, minimize swelling, and help to maintain the position of the implants.

  • Summary

    You will most likely be able to return to work within three to seven days after your procedure. However, it is important that you avoid any strenuous activity and lifting for approximately four weeks. Doing so may delay healing and could damage the implants. You will be able to notice the final results from your procedure once the implants have settled and the swelling has subsided completely.

    It is important to realise that your breasts will continue to change shape over time. However, the results from breast augmentation are typically long-lasting, which means that your breasts will maintain the fuller, shapelier appearance that you desire for years to come.

The Areolar Technique

Breast enlargement using the areola, or peri-areola, technique involves an incision around the areola, which is the pigmented skin around the nipple. The scar is well-hidden at the interface between the areola and the surrounding breast skin. As with other augmentation procedures, the implant may then be placed above or below the pectoralis muscle.

For more information on this technique, please see our custom, narrated 3D Animation and print yourself a copy of the procedure summary while in the animation menu.

Breast Enlargement Areolar Technique Procedural Information

  • Introduction

    Breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement or augmentation mammoplasty, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today. Over time, factors such as age, genetics, pregnancy, weight changes, sun exposure, and gravity can cause the size and shape of the breast to change. Women who are dissatisfied with the size of their breasts, or have experienced changes in breast appearance can achieve a fuller, shapelier breast with breast augmentation. During breast augmentation, a breast implant is placed inside a pocket formed in the breast tissue. This can help to increase or balance the size of the breast, restore breast volume, or restore the shape of the breast after partial or total loss. It is important to realise that breast augmentation cannot correct significantly sagging or drooping breasts. In these instances, a breast lift is often necessary, which may be performed in conjunction with this procedure.

  • Implant Options

    Silicone implants are made of a silicone rubber shell and are filled with silicone gel. There is no significant evidence that suggests silicone implants increase your risk for breast cancer, connective tissue disorders, or autoimmune disease. Modern silicone implants are far superior to saline implants in terms of feel, shape and longevity. It is for these reasons that silicone implants represent by far the majority of implants used for breast augmentation in Australia today.

    The implants available differ in shape, texture, profile, width, height and volume. The type, style, and size of breast implants you choose are determined by your lifestyle, body contours, the amount of breast tissue you have, and the cup size and appearance that you would like to achieve. Dr Miroshnik will spend over an hour with you on your first consultation to determine which the best implant is for you.

  • What Gives the Breast its Shape?

    The breast consists of glands and milk ducts, surrounded by fatty tissue which provides its shape and soft form. The elasticity of your skin also contributes to its shape. As you know, certain factors such as age and pregnancy can affect the elasticity of your skin and breast tissue, which results in changes to shape and appearance.

    Breast implants can be placed in two general locations, known as submuscular and subglandular placement. Submuscular placement refers to an implant that is placed partially or completely beneath the pectoralis muscle, against the chest wall. In contrast, subglandular placement refers to an implant that is placed beneath the breast tissue, but above the pectoralis muscle. Dr Miroshnik will help you determine the implant placement location that is best for you.

  • Step 1

    Breast augmentation/breast enlargement procedures typically last approximately 1 to 2 hours. Prior to the start of your procedure the treatment area will be thoroughly cleansed and an anaesthetic will be administered. Usually, this is a general anaesthetic, in which you are asleep for the entire procedure.

    The periareolar incision is a single small incision placed along the perimeter of the areola. Using an instrument known as a retractor, Dr Miroshnik will open the incision in order to gain better access to the breast tissue below. Although the incision will be made as inconspicuously as possible, its length and appearance may vary depending on the type and size of the implant, as well as your body contours.

  • Step 2

    Dr Miroshnik will carefully separate the breast tissue with a minimally invasive cautery device and a scalpel, in order to reach the area of the breast in which the pocket will be formed. The pocket is then gently created to fit the chosen implant in the desired plane.

    This illustration shows a subglandular pocket.

  • Step 3

    Dr Miroshnik will then insert the implants into their pockets and visually inspect your breasts to ensure that they are symmetric. This may involve sitting you up, while you are asleep, to see how the implants look under the influence of gravity.

    If required, the pocket may then need to be adjusted to ensure the desired look is achieved.

  • Step 4

    he incisions will then be closed using sutures in the breast tissue. All sutures used are self-dissolving so there is no need to remove any of them during subsequent postoperative visits. The scars from the incisions will fade slowly over several months, but it may take up to a year for them to refine completely. As with any surgery, you will most likely experience some pain and swelling afterwards. The majority of the swelling will likely subside within a few days. However, some swelling may persist for several weeks.

  • Compression Garment Overview

    Dr Miroshnik will place you in a special bra or compression garment to aid in the healing process. Compression garments provide support and comfort, minimize swelling, and help to maintain the position of the implants.

  • Summary

    You will most likely be able to return to work within three to seven days after your procedure. However, it is important that you avoid any strenuous activity and lifting for approximately four weeks. Doing so may delay healing and could damage the implants. You will be able to notice the final results from your procedure once the implants have settled and the swelling has subsided completely.

    It is important to realise that your breasts will continue to change shape over time. However, the results from breast augmentation are typically long-lasting, which means that your breasts will maintain the fuller, shapelier appearance that you desire for years to come.

The Armpit Technique

Breast augmentation using the armpit technique, involves placing an incision in the hair-bearing armpit area. A pocket is then dissected from this location to place the implant into.

For more information on this technique, please see our custom, narrated 3D Animation and print yourself a copy of the procedure summary while in the animation menu.

Breast Implants Armpit Technique Procedural Information

  • Introduction

    Breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement or augmentation mammoplasty, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today. Over time, factors such as age, genetics, pregnancy, weight changes, sun exposure, and gravity can cause the size and shape of the breast to change. Women who are dissatisfied with the size of their breasts, or have experienced changes in breast appearance can achieve a fuller, shapelier breast with breast augmentation. During breast augmentation, a breast implant is placed inside a pocket formed in the breast tissue. This can help to increase or balance the size of the breast, restore breast volume, or restore the shape of the breast after partial or total loss. It is important to realize that breast augmentation cannot correct significantly sagging or drooping breasts. In these instances, a breast lift is often necessary, which may be performed in conjunction with this procedure.

  • Implant Options

    Silicone implants are made of a silicone rubber shell and are filled with silicone gel. There is no significant evidence that suggests silicone implants increase your risk for breast cancer, connective tissue disorders, or autoimmune disease. Modern silicone implants are far superior to saline implants in terms of feel, shape and longevity. It is for these reasons that silicone implants represent by far the majority of implants used for breast augmentation in Australia today. The implants available differ in shape, texture, profile, width, height and volume. The type, style, and size of breast implants you choose are determined by your lifestyle, body contours, the amount of breast tissue you have, and the cup size and appearance that you would like to achieve. Dr Miroshnik will spend over an hour with you on your first consultation to determine which the best implant is for you.

  • What Gives the Breast its Shape?

    The breast consists of glands and milk ducts, surrounded by fatty tissue which provides its shape and soft form. The elasticity of your skin also contributes to its shape. As you know, certain factors such as age and pregnancy can affect the elasticity of your skin and breast tissue, which results in changes to shape and appearance.

    Breast implants can be placed in two general locations, known as submuscular and subglandular placement. Submuscular placement refers to an implant that is placed partially or completely beneath the pectoralis muscle, against the chest wall. In contrast, subglandular placement refers to an implant that is placed beneath the breast tissue, but above the pectoralis muscle. Dr Miroshnik will help you determine the implant placement location that is best for you.

  • Step 1

    Breast enlargement/breast augmentation procedures typically last approximately 1 to 2 hours. Prior to the start of your procedure the treatment area will be thoroughly cleansed and an anaesthetic will be administered. Usually, this is a general anaesthetic, in which you are asleep for the entire procedure.

    The transaxillary incision is placed in the natural fold of the armpit; therefore there will be no scar on the breast.

    A small incision is made inside each armpit. Using an instrument known as a retractor, Dr Miroshnik will open the incision in order to gain better access to the breast tissue below. Although the incision will be made as inconspicuously as possible, its length and appearance may vary depending on the type and size of the implant, as well as your body contours.

  • Step 2

    Dr Miroshnik will carefully separate the breast tissue with a minimally invasive cautery device and a scalpel, in order to reach the area of the breast in which the pocket will be formed. The pocket is then gently created to fit the chosen implant in the desired plane.

    This illustration shows a subglandular pocket.

  • Step 3

    Dr Miroshnik will then insert the implants into their pockets and visually inspect your breasts to ensure that they are symmetric. This may involve sitting you up, while you are asleep, to see how the implants look under the influence of gravity.

    If required, the pocket may then need to be adjusted to ensure the desired look is achieved.

  • Step 4

    The incisions will then be closed using sutures in the breast tissue. All sutures used are self-dissolving so there is no need to remove any of them during subsequent postoperative visits. The scars from the incisions will fade slowly over several months, but it may take up to a year for them to refine completely. As with any surgery, you will most likely experience some pain and swelling afterwards. The majority of the swelling will likely subside within a few days. However, some swelling may persist for several weeks.

  • Compression Garment Overview

    Dr Miroshnik will place you in a special bra or compression garment to aid in the healing process. Compression garments provide support and comfort, minimize swelling, and help to maintain the position of the implants.

  • Summary

    You will most likely be able to return to work within three to seven days after your procedure. However, it is important that you avoid any strenuous activity and lifting for approximately four weeks. Doing so may delay healing and could damage the implants. You will be able to notice the final results from your procedure once the implants have settled and the swelling has subsided completely.

    It is important to realise that your breasts will continue to change shape over time. However, the results from breast augmentation are typically long-lasting, which means that your breasts will maintain the fuller, shapelier appearance that you desire for years to come.

Artistic Breast Photo Gallery.

Welcome to the artistic image gallery. Cosmetic plastic surgery is both an art and a science, requiring careful attention to detail. This selection of artistic images are of actual patients who have had procedures performed by plastic & cosmetic surgeon, Dr Michael Miroshnik. The images have not been altered or airbrushed and should only be used as a guide when considering a particular procedure. Results vary from patient to patient so please discuss your expected results with Dr Miroshnik prior to surgery.

Keep in touch

Subscribe to our Newsletter close [x]

 

Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.

We hope you will find it useful and informative.