Mini Boob Job (Breast Augmentation)

A mini boob job also known as breast augmentation, 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.

Mini Boob Job, at a glance

Target area: Size and shape of the breasts

Time off work: 1-2 weeks

Total recovery: 6-weeks

Compression garment: 2 weeks full-time wear, 6 weeks total

Scar position: Along the fold beneath the breast

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 ones used in traditional breast augmentation. Mini boob job (breast augmentation) can 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.


Mini breast augmentation helps renew 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.
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Good Candidate

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 (breast augmentation) 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.

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 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 changes. 

Round Vs Teardrop Implants

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When it comes to getting breast implants, it’s important to know that there are pros and cons for both 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. There are two types of breast implants.

Round Implants

Round implants have a more circular shape and are the most popular type of implant. It’s best suited to women wanting more upper pole fullness and cleavage from their implants. They give a more defined shape to the upper breast and are available with more options for the projection. It’s best suited for women with tuberous breasts as it can expand the breast tissue and give a more ‘full’ and symmetrical appearance. Round breast implants are available in a variety of sizes and can be placed above or below the muscle. They are suited to someone seeking more of a fake look, although it is possible to achieve a natural-looking result too.

Teardrop Implants

Teardrop implants, also known as anatomical implants, have a tear-drop shape. These implants are designed to mimic the shape of a natural breast. 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. They also can help to lift the nipples slightly. Of both shapes, teardrop implants appear the most natural. Due to teardrop impacts mimicking the shape of a natural breast, they are priced higher than round implants.

Round or Teardrop!

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 be modified to suit your specific needs. As there are many options for breast implants, it’s important to speak with your surgeon and ask about all of your options before choosing which one to get.

Mini Boob Job Before and After (Breast augmentation)

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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.

What are the Risks?

It’s important to be aware of potential risks and complications before any surgery.

Here are some potential risks associated with a mini boob job:

  • Infection at the surgical site
  • Post-operative bleeding or hematoma
  • Implant rupture or leakage
  • Capsular contracture (scar tissue forming around the implant)
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation
  • Unsatisfactory aesthetic results, such as asymmetry or dissatisfaction with size

Following Dr Doyle’s guidance, attending follow-up appointments, and being vigilant about changes during your recovery process are crucial steps to reduce these risks and ensure a smoother healing journey.

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.

Who is Suitable to Get a Mini Breast Augmentation?

You may choose to get 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

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 (breast augmentation). 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 BreastBodyFace and Nose surgery. Dr Doyle is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon with 30+ years of experience. He has completed all required training and only carries out approved surgical practices. There are absolutely NO undertrained doctors or cosmetic doctors acting as surgeons in our clinic.

As a highly esteemed plastic surgeon, Dr Mark is committed to achieving the best possible results for all his breast, body, face and nose patients, both men and women.


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