Breast Surgery :: St George & Sutherland Plastic Surgery Centre
Breast Surgery :: St George & Sutherland Plastic Surgery Centre


Dr Knox's patients requesting Breast Surgery whether it be an Augmentation, Breast Reduction (Male and Female), Mastopexy (Uplift) or Reconstruction cover a great age and size range.


The common thing about all Breast Surgery patients is the look in their eye and the way they dress following their surgery.


Typically they return for a post operative review confidently wearing a figure shaping top and commenting that they should have had the surgery done a lot earlier then they did.


Dr Knox operates on a large number of men seeking Breast Reductions. This is referred to as a Gynaecomastia.


At the first consultation Dr Knox will discuss the effects of the surgery including bruising, scar lines, wound treatment, suture removal and the requirements for time off work and activity levels post surgery. You will be measured to determine size requirements, photographed to get a visual of what is current and what is the expected outcome. Patients will typically go home with reading material and return for a second consult to discuss any further questions and to be measured for bras, implants and any other prostheses.

Breast Surgery is done in hospital under a General Anaesthetic.



Breast Augmentation


Breast Augmentation is a procedure to increase Breast size. This procedure addresses loss of fullness following breast feeding or when the original breast size is smaller then that desired. Implants are also used to address breast asymmetry.


There are many types of implants on the market and Dr Knox can discuss what implants are best for you.


The procedure itself is relatively painless. The breast implant is inserted either behind the breast tissue or behind the pectoral muscle. A small incision is made under the breast, or in the armpit through which the implant is inserted. 



BREAST Reduction


There are a large number of techniques available to reduce breast size. All involve an incision around the areola and most involve a vertical component down to the crease under the breast. Some add an horizontal incision along the crease depending on breast size and skin excess.

The technique selected depends on breast size and the shape the patient is looking for.


Typically women having this surgery have a new found love of bra shopping (as they can find attractive bras that fit them) and are thrilled with their comfort level particularly when exercising.



Breast Lift


When performing a Mastopexy (Uplift) Dr Knox's  goal is to tighten the breast skin, return the nipple to its correct position and enhance the shape of the breast. A Breast Uplift by itself doesn’t increase breast volume and this operation is sometimes combined with breast augmentation.


Patients feel they have achieved a youthful appearance and are more confident about their appearance. Many rejoice about feeling liberated about not having to wear a bra all the time.



Breast Reconstruction


A Breast Reconstruction is an option to repair a breast that has not developed properly or to replace or rebuild one that has been lost through disease.

Techniques include using the patients own tissue from the  abdomen or back. Or alternatively inserting an implant or a combination of both techniques.


Patients undergoing a Breast Reconstruction are grateful to have symmetry and not be reliant on padded bras and shapeless clothing to disguise their problem.


 

Male Breast Reduction Surgery (GYNAeCOMASTIA)


Dr Knox regularly operates on men wishing to reduce what is commonly called man boobs. The reasons for this inappropriate problem of fatty deposits can include hormone imbalances and steroid use. At the consultation Dr Knox will assess the cause and develop an appropriate course of action. Sometimes liposuction is sufficient to reduce the excess fat but the nature of the condition may require surgery and/or some liposuction.


Men who have undergone this surgery have renewed confidence to swim, work out at the gym, go topless and wear more fitted shirts.