Asian Breast Augmentation With Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Ellis Choy
If you are seeking a surgeon that can assist you with your Asian breast augmentation needs, there’s no need to head overseas to find someone who understands the anatomical, aesthetic and social factors relevant to Asian plastic surgery patients. Dr Choy’s experience as a surgeon means you find this expertise without leaving the Sydney vicinity.
Why Choose Asian Breast Augmentation Surgery?
There are many reasons why you may choose to undergo a breast augmentation procedure. If you desire breasts which are fuller or more in proportion with your frame, this solution may be the right fit for your needs.
Whatever your personal motivation is for selecting this type of plastic surgery, Dr Choy will work with you to achieve the results you envision. The first step is booking a consultation to discuss your requirements for Asian breast augmentation surgery.
What is Asian Breast Augmentation Surgery?
As an Asian patient, the process for breast augmentation surgery may differ from that used for Western women. However, outcomes are very similar to those of a standard augmentation procedure. There are some key differences worth knowing, and these differences are born from the increase in considerations that breast augmentation carries for Asian patients.
The first difference is that standard breast implants may not be suitable for you if you’re from South East Asian and East Asian heritage. In many cases, Asian patients have smaller frames, and therefore require smaller implants to maintain a natural proportion. Additionally, you may be looking for teardrop implants for a highly natural-looking result. During your consultation, these are some of the aspects that Dr Choy and his team will take into careful consideration.
The second difference relates to surgical scars involved with the procedure. Asian individuals are more likely to experience keloid scarring. If you are concerned about this, there may be other options available to you through our clinic. Although all surgical procedures leave scars, Dr Choy and his team utilise different methods to minimise visible scarring following implant surgery.
Based in Sydney, Dr Choy and the team can discuss this with you at your consultation. We’ll navigate you through the process, so you can access the right information to help you understand the procedure better. Our aim is to allow you to walk away from the clinic with a solid understanding of what you can expect for your Asian breast augmentation, before and after.
Asian Breast Augmentation Consultation
Taking place in our supportive clinic environment, the consultation for Asian breast augmentation surgery is a vital part of the process. This is where Dr Choy will speak with you and understand your desired outcomes, as well your motivations and any previous medical history the team should be aware of.
You will also have the opportunity to put any questions you may have to Dr Choy and his team. This is a session for advice and discussion ahead of the procedure and is designed to put your mind at ease.
The consultation will cover the following topics:
- Desired outcomes for your Asian breast implants
- The location of the intended incisions and the type of procedure to be used
- The type of breast implants which can be used
- Any preparations you should make in the days and hours before your surgery
- Expected recovery and aftercare time following the system
Your Asian Breast Augmentation Surgery Procedure
Dr Ellis Choy and his team have extensive experience in performing breast augmentation procedures on Asian patients and are committed to offering high-quality care. This means applying an approach to your journey that works with you to decide on the best method and options for your needs. At all stages, we will provide you with the professional knowledge and advice, allowing you to understand the procedure in its entirety.
Types of Incisions Involved with Asian Breast Implants
During the initial consultation, Dr Choy will guide you through understanding the types of incisions involved, and what you can expect for Asian breast augmentation, both before and after. As Asian women typically carry a greater risk of prominent scarring, an experienced surgeon who understands the importance of strategic incision placement is crucial.
To minimise the potential for visible scarring, Dr Choy adopts the inframammary fold incision technique – a widely popular method for surgeons in the field. This approach includes the incision being made along the breast crease, allowing for direct access to the breast pocket. Other surgeons often choose to place the incision under the armpit. This method can cause issues with lymph in the long-term, and as your health is the top priority at our clinic, we avoid placing the incision in that area.
Silicone or Saline Asian Breast Implants?
While Dr Choy will discuss the most suitable options for you as a patient, it can be worth understanding the different types of implant inserts available in modern procedures.
Silicone inserts are filled with a high-quality silicone gel, which helps the result to look and feel natural. Some patients prefer the ‘flesh-like’ feel that these implants give. However, they often require a longer incision to provide an effective route for the surgeon, and they can be more problematic in the event of a rupture.
On the other hand, saline breast implants are comprised of IV fluids. The surgeon creates a small incision to insert the implant – one that is often smaller than that required for silicone types. It’s important to note that some women feel that saline inserts do not always give as natural a look as other types.
Understanding Breast Implants and Shapes
As Asian women typically have smaller builds than Western women, surgeons must bear in mind working with a more petite figure. If you’re an Asian patient, you may visit our clinic with much smaller cup sizes than Western women, who commonly have natural breast sizes of C to D. This may affect the volume and shape of the implants you choose. Dr Choy can help you understand which implants are likely to suit your body and goals.
Additionally, because of this natural difference, Dr Choy pays careful attention to the needs of Asian patients who are looking to achieve a subtle approach to breast augmentation. Procedures are conducted with the utmost attention to detail, aiming to achieve proportions that look and feel aligned with the natural figure of Asian women.
Asian Breast Augmentation Aftercare and Recovery
Following the Asian breast augmentation procedure, Dr Choy and his team will give you a thorough outpatient briefing. This briefing will provide you with information on what you can expect in the coming days and weeks, including any recommended aftercare measures.
Regarding the recovery process; at first, you may notice an unnatural firmness to your breasts. This will subside over time as the recovery begins and the swelling reduces. Patients are advised to avoid placing stress or strain on the chest area in the days following your procedure. This means wearing a surgical support bra and avoiding strenuous exercise and other such activities until Dr Choy has properly assessed the results.
Remember to get in touch with the team if you experience any severe pain or discomfort, or if you have any follow up questions. We recommend you visit our clinic for an initial consultation, in order to understand the options available to you as a patient. Book yours now by calling (02) 8962 9388.
*The information about Asian breast augmentation was reviewed by Dr. Ellis Choy. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us here.
Fat Grafting for Asian Breast Augmentation
Fat grafting is an alternative method of breast augmentation that uses your own fat to enhance the breasts. This treatment is an option for those seeking subtle and natural improvements that blend gracefully with the rest of the chest and body. Since this technique uses your own tissue, it eliminates the risk of implant-related complications occurring.
This procedure involves using liposuction to remove unwanted fat from other areas of the body, most commonly the abdomen, thighs or buttocks. The tissue is harvested, processed and strategically injected into the breasts to subtly enhance the volume. Since this method uses your own body fat, new blood vessels naturally form within the integrated fat, creating a prime environment for healthy fat survival.
Fat grafting boasts various benefits for patients, including requiring less downtime and reducing the need for incisions and scarring. Since there are no foreign materials introduced into the body, the risk is lower and recovery time is faster. By removing fat from other areas, this technique also boasts the additional benefit of body shaping. The tradeoff is that this surgery is somewhat complex and less predictable than using breast implants. Some of the fat may not survive the transfer, and if you are seeking a significant increase in size, fat grafting is likely not an effective choice for you.
Dr Ellis Choy is one of the few Australian Specialist Plastic Surgeons qualified to perform this procedure. Drawing on his aesthetic vision and a holistic approach to beauty, he has the skill, experience and artistry required to create a smooth, natural-looking breast contour. If you are seeking a softer and more subtle breast augmentation, fat grafting may be a suitable solution for you.
Dr Ellis Choy is a passionate and dedicated surgeon with a deep understanding of how to enhance the Asian female figure without compromising your uniqueness. He honours your natural beauty by contouring the breasts in harmony with your body shape and strives to ensure you feel comfortable and prepared for your journey. If you would like to learn more about Asian breast augmentation or find out if you are a candidate, call Dr Choy’s practice on 02 8962 9388 to book a consultation or today.
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
- Implant rupture or leak
- Implant rippling or wrinkling
- Implant displacement
- Changes in nipple or breast sensation
- Chronic breast pain
- Breastfeeding challenges
- Interference with mammography
- Breast implant illness (BII)
- Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)
Request a consultation with Dr Choy for a detailed discussion of these considerations. Dr Choy will conduct a thorough risk assessment based on your individual factors and outline the measures that can be taken to minimise these risks. He and his 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: Before and After
Take a look at our before and after gallery to see what you can expect from your procedure.