Asian Breast Augmentation

Asian Breast Augmentation

Asian Breast Augmentation

Overview of Asian Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic surgery among Asian patients who wish to enhance their bust proportions. Although Asian women’s bodies come in varied shapes and sizes, there are common characteristics that affect the approach for Asian breast augmentation. Asian patients often express a desire for breast implants that suit a petite figure and and do not give an exaggerated look. This requires that the procedure is carefully personalised.

For Asian patients, the process for breast augmentation surgery may differ from that used for Western women. There are key differences worth knowing, many of which are born from the increase in considerations that breast enhancement carries for Asian patients.

Many patients seek out the expertise of Asian Plastic Surgery for Asian breast implants. Our team includes some of Sydney’s leading specialist plastic surgeons, who have extensive experience performing breast augmentation surgery on Asian women. Our approach to Asian plastic surgery combines an understanding of the features of Asian anatomy with an awareness of the aesthetic preferences of Asian patients.

Benefits of Asian Breast Augmentation

There are many reasons you may decide to undergo a breast augmentation procedure. This solution may be a good fit for you if:

  • You lack natural breast shape and volume
  • You desire different proportions for your body
  • You wish to change the proportions between your areolas and breasts

No matter what your personal motivation is for selecting this type of breast surgery, your plastic surgeon will work with you to personalise your procedure. We invite you to book a consultation at Asian Plastic Surgery to discuss your requirements for Asian breast augmentation surgery.

What to Expect From Breast Augmentation

Your breast augmentation experience will begin with a consultation. Your surgeon will walk you through the process, ensuring you have access to the right information to help you understand the procedure and make informed decisions. This is a session for discussion and advice ahead of the procedure to help put your mind at ease. Our objective is for you to leave the clinic following your consultation with a firm understanding of what you can expect before, during and after your Asian breast augmentation.

Asian breast augmentation is an inpatient procedure performed under general anaesthesia. Our surgeons and medical staff have considerable experience with breast augmentation for Asian patients, allowing them to determine appropriate methods and options for your needs. Your surgeon will identify an approach targeted to enhancing your aesthetics while minimising scarring.

Following the procedure, you will receive a thorough outpatient briefing. This briefing will include the recommended aftercare measures and information regarding what you can expect in the coming days and weeks. You will be advised to wear a special surgical support bra and avoid activities that may strain the chest area. There will be some initial swelling and discomfort. You should resume work, exercise and other activities at a slow and conscientious pace. On average, it takes about six to eight weeks to recover fully from breast augmentation.

It's important to recognise that recovery experiences can vary significantly from one person to another due to a multitude of factors. These include the specifics of your procedure, your body’s natural healing process, individual health conditions, age, lifestyle, skin quality and adherence to aftercare instructions.

This variability means that while we can provide general guidelines and average recovery timelines, your personal experience may differ. The following information about breast augmentation recovery is a general overview and should not replace the personalised guidance you will receive during your consultations and postoperative care.

Key Recovery Expectations

Initial Downtime: 1-2 weeks
Full Recovery: 6-8 weeks
What to Expect: swelling, bruising, discomfort, soreness, tightness, fatigue, numbness, limited arm movement
Activity: begin walking as soon as possible; resume light activities within 1 week; avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for at least 4 weeks
Medications: doctor may prescribe pain medications, anti-nausea medications and/or antibiotics; take as directed
Aftercare: care for any drains, dressings or compressive wraps as directed; avoid smoking and consuming alcohol; do not shower for the first 24 hours
Sleeping: get plenty of rest; sleep on your back with your head and shoulders raised 
Garments: wear special post-surgical bra for 1-2 weeks; do not wear underwire bras for at least 6 weeks
Incisions: follow your doctor’s instructions for incision care; sutures are dissolvable or removed in 7-14 days
Scars: reach full maturity at 12-18 months; follow recommended scar management protocol

Your new breasts may be abnormally firm and high at first. They will return to a more natural state as your recovery progresses. The appearance of the scars will steadily improve with time, but they will never disappear completely.

Breast Implant Types

While your surgeon will discuss breast implant options for you as a patient, it’s valuable to understand the different types of implants available in modern procedures.

Silicone implants contain a high-quality silicone gel. Some patients prefer the ‘flesh-like’ feel these implants provide. However, silicone implants often require a longer incision to present an effective route for the surgeon, and they make it more difficult to identify an implant rupture.

Saline breast implants contain IV fluids. Some women feel that saline implants do not always give as natural a look as silicone implants, but they can still be the preferred option for women who are concerned about scarring. The incision used to place saline implants is often smaller than that required for silicone types. 

For Asian patients who are flat-chested, the surgeon may recommend silicone teardrop-shaped implants that can create shape and volume when little or none is existing. Patients with some existing shape and volume may be candidates for using silicone or saline round implants.

Frequently Asked Questions

What physical characteristics influence Asian breast augmentation?

What aesthetic preferences influence Asian breast augmentation?

What should I know about Asian skin and scarring?

What is the best implant size for Asian patients?

What is the best implant placement for Asian patients?

Are there options for Asian breast augmentation that don’t require implants?

Making an Informed Decision

Undergoing plastic surgery is a significant decision that should be made only after careful consideration of all aspects involved, including the potential risks and complications. 

General Risks and Complications

There are general risks and complications that apply to most plastic surgery procedures. These are discussed in detail on our Risks and Complications page.

Specific Risks and Complications

In addition to those that apply generally to plastic surgery, each individual procedure comes with its own specific risks and complications. For Asian breast augmentation, these include:

  • Capsular contracture
  • Chronic breast pain
  • Implant rupture or leak
  • Breastfeeding challenges
  • Implant rippling or wrinkling
  • Interference with mammography
  • Implant displacement
  • Breast implant illness (BII)
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation
  • Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

Next Steps

Request a consultation at Asian Plastic Surgery for a detailed discussion of these considerations. One of our specialist plastic surgeons will conduct a thorough risk assessment based on your individual factors and outline the measures that can be taken to minimise these risks. Our entire team are here to support your decision-making process, providing all the information you need to make well-informed choices about your care.

Asian Breast Augmentation

Procedure performed by

Dr Ellis Choy

Specialist plastic Surgeon

Dr Ellis Choy is an Australian trained, fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon. He specialises in a wide range of Asian Plastic Surgery procedures involving the face, breast and body works. As an Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr Choy helps his patients achieve life-changing transformation via personal enhancement.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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