A mini boob job can enhance the shape and appearance of your breasts and cleavage using a smaller sized breast implant compared to that used in traditional implant methods. Mini breast augmentation has a very high satisfaction rate among competitive athletes and women with smaller frames.
Dr Mark Doyle is one of the best plastic surgeons in Queensland who offers the best breast implant options that suit your frame. As a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, He can provide you with a caring, supportive environment, and decades of experience to help you achieve your desired result.
What Is a Mini Boob Job?
Mini breast augmentation is a variant of the traditional breast augmentation. It is a cosmetic procedure that increases and enhances the shape and size of your breasts using implants. Implants are smaller than the one uses in the traditional breast augmentation. It is often associated with fat transfer and called hybrid breast augmentation. Mini boob job will give you a more natural and subtle breast enlargement suitable if you have a small frame and are looking for a slight increase in breast size. It is a procedure that is on the up, more and more females like yourself are opting for the mini version of breast augmentation. When you decide to undergo this surgery, you need to consider your height, weight, physique, and choosing the best implant size that suits you.
During your mini breast augmentation consultation at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, Dr Mark will help you determine exactly what size and shape you would like. After measuring the dimensions of your breasts, he will have you try on several trial breast implants so that you can get an idea of what the final results will look and feel like. This will help you choose the best size according to your physique for a more aesthetic look. Also, he will discuss with you the procedure involved in surgery, recovery, associated risks and clarify any questions that you might have regarding the surgery.
Smoking and surgery
Cigarette smoking can be highly toxic during and after the procedure. If you are a smoker, you must quit smoking at least three months before the surgery, and continue to abstain during the recovery period. Nicotine present in smoke causes blood vessels in your body to shrink, compromises the function of your red blood cells, and lowers oxygen levels in the blood and consequently oxygen delivery to various body parts; thus delaying the wound healing process. View our patient resources to find out more about smoking and surgery.
What Are the Benefits of a Mini Boob Job?
Mini breast augmentation helps rejuvenate your breasts and has several potential benefits over traditional boob jobs.
- You will achieve fuller breasts without dramatic enlargement of your breasts out of proportion to your body.
- Provides you with a more subtle and natural-looking enlargement to your breast
- It doesn’t have pain and social concerns associated with large implants yet enhance your cleavage as a large-sized implant would.
- The incidences of capsular contracture and breast sagging are considerably lower.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mini Breast Augmentation?
You are an ideal candidate for mini breast augmentation if you:
- Have a small body frame and want a more firm appearance to your breast along with a slight increase in size.
- Do not want the heaviness of large implants to hamper your day to day activities- especially if you are an athlete
- Want a discreet subtle enlargement for your breast.
- Are searching for a more natural result rather than gigantic breasts
- Are realistic about the goals of the procedure and are ready to give up smoking.
- Have a healthy weight range.
What’s Involved in a Mini Breast Augmentation Procedure?
Mini boob job is a cosmetic procedure that help you increase and enhance the size and shape of your breast using implants of sizes much smaller than traditional implants (Between 150cc -275 cc). The procedure involved in mini breast augmentation is similar to traditional augmentation surgery with differences being only in size, type, and positioning of implants in pockets.
The surgery typically takes under an hour to complete. The location of the incisions depends on your anatomy, desired goals, and the type of implant you choose. Your surgeon will make every effort to ensure that you get minimal scars following the surgery.
Mini Boob Job Before and After
Check out Dr Doyle’s breast implants before and after.
Commonly Combined With
Mini breast augmentation surgery popularly combine with a Breast Lift (to address sagging tissue). This procedure is called Breast Lift with Implants Surgery and is one of Dr Doyle’s signature procedures.
Mini boob job surgery can combine with Fat Transfer to the Breast (to increase cleavage lines and correct small asymmetries). This is called a Hybrid Breast Augmentation procedure. It’s growing in popularity as it allows patients to use a smaller sized implant yet still achieve similar results.
Mini boob surgery can perform at the same time as a Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) as well as other facial surgeries.
There are many benefits of combining multiple procedures into one surgery dat e. These include having only one recovery period, saving on out of pocket costs, reducing anaesthesia related risks and also having more dramatic transformation.
Types of Breast Implants
There are two types of implants:
These implants come in various sizes and give your breasts a more natural look with less fullness above the nipple and a more natural feel.
Dr Doyle will take you through these options and the different sizes and shapes of the implants according to your requirements during your appointment. You will get to try different sizes of implants by using a specialized bra. Crisalix 3D imaging technology will help you envision your possible results following the surgery.
These silicone implants give more projection above the nipple and give a fuller looking breast.
Round Vs Teardrop Implants
When it comes to getting breast implants, it is important to know that there are pros and cons for both the round and teardrop implants. Both of these breast shapes can give a natural-looking result. They are available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes, making them an excellent choice for women wanting larger breasts. The main factor that should determine which type of implant you will choose is the shape. You should also take into account the shape of your natural breasts, so that you can choose a breast implant that feels as natural as possible.
Both round and teardrop implants are great options for women who have little or no natural breast tissue. They are also good for anyone wanting to have larger breasts. Both these shapes can create a natural-looking appearance, but a teardrop implants can appear the most natural. While both are good options, you should be aware that breast implants cannot lift the breast. Therefore, it is important to speak with your surgeon and ask about all of your options before choosing which one to get.
If you’re concerned about your results looking unnatural, the teardrop implant is a great choice for you. Teardrop implants closely resembles a natural breast shape, which makes it appear more natural. A round implant is best suited for women with less natural breast tissue, such as those with tuberous breasts. This is because a round implant gives a more ‘full’ and symmetrical breast. If you’d like a more natural-looking result, teardrop implants are excellent choice.
Risks and Complications
Though the mini boob job is a safe surgery it is not risk-free. Like all surgical procedures, it is associated with potential risks and complications. Dr will give you the care instruction to avoid complications.
The surgery carries some risk of infection, severe bruising, swelling, or complications related to anesthesia, excess fluid collection. You may experience changes in sensation around your breast and nipple. Though the incidences are reduced compared to traditional breast implant surgery, the possibility of implant rupture, capsular contracture, and implant rippling remains.
Silicone implants are the most popular implants with a smooth or nanotextured surface to decrease the risk of capsular contracture and ALCL.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From a Mini Boob Job?
The recovery period is usually brief but is very important in achieving maximum results from the surgery. These days, people are more interested in mini boob job than the traditional one and techniques are constantly improving to facilitate quicker healing and less scarring.
You can do light physical activities from the day following surgery. You might feel some discomfort and pain during the recovery periods which lasts a few weeks. It’s good to take a week off from your job as this will help your body get time to recover and most pain should have subsided during that time. You should refrain from strenuous activities and exercising your chest for about a month following the surgery. You can resume light jogging three weeks after surgery.
It is extremely important to budget for a time you can spend away from work and other obligations, healing in a calm and relaxing environment and avoiding physical strain. Cigarette smoking should be avoided for at least 6 weeks following the surgery. You will have a post-operative surgical bra to wear for the first six weeks. It supports your implant in place reduces swelling and promotes wound healing. During the first four weeks, you should avoid repetitive movement of the arm as it may cause the implant to dislodge.
How Long Do Breast Implants Last?
The average lifespan of older saline and silicone implants is anywhere between 10-25 years. Newer implants are expected to last longer than the original implants. However, the longevity of implants varies from person to person and on the type and placement of implants. The quality of the implant also plays a crucial role in determining how long it lasts. Dr Mark prefers the quality, durability and longevity of Motiva breast implants.
“Motiva nano textured 6th generation breast implants I believe are the best available implants and are used on all patients. I was one of the first plastic surgeons in Australia to use these implants and have a lot of experience with their use”, says Dr Mark.
Is It Worth Getting a Mini Breast Augmentation?
It can be worth getting mini breast implants if you:
- Are healthy
- Have realistic expectations about what mini breast implants can do for you
- Want a natural enhanced appearance of your breast and cleavage
How Much Does a Mini Boob Job Cost?
Depending upon the requirements, the cost of a mini boob job may vary from person to person. Also as this mini boob job is a cosmetic surgical procedure done without medical indications, you will not be eligible for a Medicare rebate. You can learn about how much you can expect to spend on the surgery by booking a consultation with Dr Mark.
Access our list of pricing resources to find about more about the cost of mini breast augmentation surgery:
Am I Too Young or Too Old for a Mini Boob Job?
For cosmetic enlargement of your breast, you must be at least 18 years of age as breasts are fully developed by this age. However there is no age limit restriction for a mini boob job, you can undergo the surgery at any stage of your life if you think you will benefit from a mini boob job. The results following the surgery are subjected to change following surgery, so delaying the surgery till after childbirth is recommended.
Book a Consultation
To find out if mini boob job is right for you, book a consultation with Dr Doyle, specialist plastic surgeon on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
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About Dr Mark Doyle FRACS (Plast) – Queensland Plastic Surgeon
Servicing patients in Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Cairns and New South Wales NSW – Northern Rivers, Byron Bay, Ballina, Lismore and more.
Dr Mark Doyle is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over thirty years of experience performing Breast, Body, Face and Nose surgery. As a highly esteemed plastic surgeon, Dr Mark is driven by an intense passion for helping patients achieve a happier, more beautiful self through advanced cosmetic surgery procedures.
He maintains a strong commitment to achieving the best possible results for all his breast, body, face and nose patients, both men and women.
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