Dr Kumar uses the most state-of-the-art implants and techniques to enhance and complement each individual patient’s overall figure. He tailors his results to deliver as natural a result as possible. With the use of our Vectra 3D imaging system you’ll easily be able to choose your implants and see your potential results, all in the comfort of our consulting room.
Breast Augmentation Technique
There are many decisions to make when considering breast implant surgery. The type of look you desire, the type of implant to use, its size and shape as well as the location of your surgical incision, pocket location and placement. It is important that these choices are determined on a patient by patient basis and Dr Kumar can guide you and facilitate this so that your choice results in exactly the appearance you are looking for. Breast augmentation or breast implant surgery is continually evolving and it is important that your surgeon is aware not only of the latest techniques but also of the latest trends that contribute to giving you as beautiful a result as possible.
A small incision is required to allow creation of the pocket where the implant is then placed. The incisions are made in sites that aim to minimise scar visibility. There are three potential incision sites for the insertion of breast implants:
- Under or in the breast fold – inframammary fold
- Around the nipple – periareolar
- Through the armpit – transaxillary
- Dr Kumar exclusively uses the inframammary fold incision to produce safe, reproducible and beautiful results
Under the pectoralis muscle (Submuscular Technique)
In this technique, the implant is covered with the entire pectoralis major muscle for maximum coverage.
Under the breast tissue (Subglandular Technique)
The implant is placed in a pocket created under the existing breast tissue. The implant therefore lies over the muscle and doesn’t interfere with it.
Partly under the muscle / Partly under the breast (Dual-Plane Technique)
This technique combines the benefits of both the subglandular and submuscular techniques without their shortcomings. Some of the implant in key areas is covered by muscle whereas other areas are covered by fascia/breast tissue. This is Dr Kumar’s preferred method.
These implants are sometimes called “teardrop implants”. They are shaped like a breast, so they will help shape an abnormal breast and tend to look natural in most circumstances. The shape advantage is less noticeable when compared to a round implant if placed under the muscle, especially if the patient is standing upright.
These are also a common shape of implants in Australia. Due to their shape, they provide better ‘cleavage’ than an anatomical shaped implant. They are a good choice for women who wish to increase the volume in breasts that already have a reasonable shape, or patients wishing for more cleavage (upper pole projection or roundness).
Keller Funnel Implant Delivery System
The Keller Funnel implant delivery system is a new way of placing breast implants inside the body. Before its advent, standard practice was to place implants by hand. This limited the level of accuracy with which they could be inserted, and restricted the ability of surgeons to put implants in their ideal location. Rather than pushing implants into place, it’s possible to now naturally slide them in.The Keller funnel technique is also a recommended method to help reduce capsular contracture in patients.
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Breast Augmentation Recovery
Breast implant surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and is usually a day-only procedure. There is minimal pain after the procedure and this is controlled with simple analgesia. All your sutures are self-dissolving and your dressings are waterproof so you can start having a shower from the day after your surgery. You will be given a garment to wear and this is to be worn for 6 weeks post-operatively.
Most people can return to a level of daily duties the next day but this can vary on an individual basis so when planning for this surgery we would suggest you plan to have:
- A week off work for office-based jobs
- 10-14 days off work for more physical-type work
- Minimal driving for a week following the surgery
plastic surgery PROCEDURES
Breast Augmentation at Sydney Cosmetic Sanctuary starts from $9800*
Included in your fees are:
- Procedure performed by a fully qualified plastic surgeon
- Mentor Round Textured Implants( Mentor Implants currently have the highest safety profile as well as a lifetime warranty on their implants**)
- Anaesthetic fees
- Procedure performed in a fully accredited private hospital
- Keller funnel – non-touch insertion device
- All garments
- Post op follow up for a period of 12 months
Meet the Experts
Dr Rohit Kumar is an Australian trained and fully certified cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
Dr Kumar completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree in 1995 at the University of Queensland. He subsequently went on to successfully complete a Masters Degree in the field of Burns Surgery in 2004 – MMedSci (Burns)
His advanced surgical training commenced in the specialty of General Surgery in which he trained for four years. This gave him a solid foundation of technical knowledge and surgical perspective upon which he then built his considerable skills, once he commenced his advanced training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The Australasian training scheme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is one of the most thorough and rigorous in the world and upon successful completion of this training, over a period of ten years, Dr Kumar was awarded his Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – FRACS (Plas).
He thus brings over 15 years of surgical experience to his practice having been involved in over ten thousand procedures in that time.
** Breast augmentation is considered a cosmetic procedure. This means it is not covered by Medicare and therefore no money can be claimed back from your private health fund or Medicare. However, if you suffer with breast asymmetry or tuberous breast than you may be eligible for a rebate which significantly reduces the out of pocket expenses. Please see our breast asymmetry page to learn more.
If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, then it is important that you are informed of the potential risks, complications and side effects of this surgery.
While all care is taken to minimise or totally avoid these complications and side effects, complications may and do occur despite the best medical care. It is important that you carefully read and understand the risk factors and they will be discussed in more detail when you have your consultation with your surgeon.
The Risks include…
- Injury to the surrounding tissue
- A collection of fluid or blood within the breast that needs to be drained
- Altered sensation to the breast or nipple
- Slow healing
- Malposition of the implant
- Rupture of the implant
- Capsule formation and capsular contracture
- Rippling or wrinkling of the implant and skin
- An association with ALCL (a very rare lymphoma)