15 Essential Questions to Getting a Breast Enhancement


Women are now in control of their bodies more than ever before. And the women are now empowered to know what part of their bodies need enhancement and this includes their breasts It seems easy enough, but there are some details that anyone who would like to have their boobs done should know before they go under the knife.

What is Breast Augmentation?

As one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures of all time, it is simply the enhancement of the breasts size, shape, or fullness with the use of implants that are strategically placed right under the chest muscles or breast tissue.

Every woman has a different perspective of their bodies with proportions that are just as unique. In these situations, it is the responsibility of the doctor to make sure that the enhancement fits the proportions of the body and that the procedure is safely done.

Who Gets Breast Augmentation?

There are basically three types of women who get boob jobs. First are those who are never happy with their breast size and have realized, at an early age, that they can have bigger breasts. The second type is the women who had children and would like to restore the shape of their breasts to the one they had before breastfeeding. Volume is usually lost and shape is changed for these women. And the third are those who just want to minimally enhance in any aspect imaginable. They are happy with what they have, but would just want to enhance them to their fullest potential.

What are the Different Implants Used?

The implant filling used are either silicone and saline, with the former as the more preferred because it is soft and does not create ripples which create a more natural looking and feeling pair of breasts. Silicone implants come in round and tear drop shapes.

What is the Right Size?

To determine the right size of the breasts, you need to consider the width of your chest and heavily consult with your doctor on the sizes that would be appropriate for it. Smaller implants are preferred because they look more natural compared to the bigger ones that are rather obvious. Take the time to analyze this concern carefully because you would need more surgery, increase your risk, and costs should you encounter any mishaps.

What is the Ideal Shape and Texture?

These concerns shall solely depend on the consultation you will have with your doctor. Expert advice and experience are needed to determine the viability of your desired shape or size.

How Long Will It Take to Heal?

Recovery time is a case-to-case situation, but commonly, women would feel tight and sore for a couple of days after surgery. The improvement noticeably happens daily, with each day giving more comfort than the previous one. If you are planning around this idea, it would be good to take a two-week break. For women who have more strenuous activities, another week or two is advisable. During the recovery period, a supportive garment should be used to keep the arms and shoulders from moving.

Is Breastfeeding Allowed after Breast Augmentation?

There is nothing wrong with this because the ducts and glands needed for breastfeeding are above the implant and should normally work like there was not anything placed bellow it.

Are Mammograms Allowed after Surgery?

Mammography radiographers have experienced seeing a lot of women with implants and have concluded that it would not damage the implants. At most, there might be a need to get more images, just to ensure that the patient is able to get the best examination for her breasts.

How Much Does it Cost?

For Australians, the cost would be around $6,000 and there are around 200 female patients who get them every week. Historically speaking, the price has gone down with Aussie surgeons charging anywhere from $10,000 to $14,000 back in 2014.

What are the Different Breast Augmentation Options?

Aside from the Saline and Silicone implants, there is also the cohesive gel silicone implants that are more popularly known as the “gummy bear.” This implant also uses silicone but thicker and holds the shape better. The downside would be a longer incision. They are placed above or under the pectoral muscle.

Another option would be fat grafting or what is commonly known as fat transfer, which requires the harvesting of the fat cells from another part of the body and injecting them to another. Fat from the stomach, hips or thighs are usually used for this procedure. Around 70% of the injected fat are expected to stay in place.

How to Chose Your Surgeon?

One of the most crucial aspects of breast enhancement is choosing the best surgeon for your desired outcome. Realistically speaking, any doctor can offer this procedure, but to be sure that you are getting the best one, go for the board-certified surgeons. Aside from this aspect, go with those who frequently perform this kind of surgery. Great experience brings out a well-rounded aesthetic and it also enables the surgeon to determine exactly how the procedure would look right after the patient goes under the knife. The facility where the doctor will perform the surgery should be accredited to ensure safety and successful outcome. Before and after photos are also indicators of the surgeon’s abilities and sensibilities so be sure to grab them too.

What to Expect on the Day of the Procedure?

Such procedures would normally take an hour to three hours. The first thing you get upon your arrival at the facility is the administration of an anesthetic. A general anesthetic is usually given while a local anesthetic is given to certain cases as well. Once you are prepared for surgery, the doctor and his team will proceed to follow the predetermined surgical plan the patient made with the good doctor. After the procedure, you will be placed inside a recovery area for observation. Patients normally go home on the same day unless the doctor decides otherwise.

How Long will the Results Last?

Breast Augmentations are expected to last for a long time. But even if this was the case, the patient should monitor the implants on a regular basis. For those who chose the saline implants, all they need to do is look at the mirror because leakage can make the breast look deflated. For those who went for silicone, an MRI is advised after 3 years, followed by a check-up every 2 years. If the fat transfer was your choice, the volume is expected to be lost after quite some time.

Are there any Side Effects?

Breast augmentation is usually successful, especially when done by professional and trust-worthy doctors. However, there are some potential side effects like infection, bleeding, hematoma, scarring, capsular contracture, implant rupture and even an adverse reaction to the anesthesia used.

How will My Scar be Like?

Incisions for this procedure are usually in the fold under the breast, at the border of the areola aright within the armpit crease. The location of the incision would have a lot to do with your preference and how comfortable your doctor is working with it. The good news is that these incisions are usually undetectable by the naked eye.

Now that we have covered the basics, learn more about getting a breast augmentation in Australia at Esteem Cosmetic Studio. Our team of board-certified cosmetic surgeons are known in the field of breast enhancement to perform using the latest technology and providing natural-looking results.

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7 Bra Shopping Tips After Breast Implants



Giving your breasts the right support ensures that the shape and form you now achieve is maintained.

You finally braved breast augmentation surgery, and now it’s time for you to face the world ahead with better shape. Doing so means making the right choices to maintain the aesthetic value of your surgical decision. The challenge now is in finding the bra that offers you the right comfort and support. To guide you, here are some pointers to consider:

1. Give it time to heal

The surgeon’s advice slightly varies but they agree on one thing – that is to give it some time to heal before you go shopping for bras. The reason behind it is to ensure that most of the swelling has subsided, also allowing the implants to settle or “drop”. So, before you ease into that dainty brassiere, you might have to wear a sports bra or a compression garment. This promotes comfort while you heal from the swelling.

2. Do you research

Use your recovery time to do some research. Learn what you can about finding a good bra for post-transplant patients. Through this, you’ll appreciate the fact that there’s a plethora of options available for you to perfectly complement your form. Research will also help you to better understand the right support that your new breasts need. You can also go to forums where you can find support and advice from women who had the same journey as you.

3. Never buy your bras all at once

Don’t get too excited and purchase new bras in various colors and designs. Don’t go haywire on shopping since your breast size and overall fit will continue to change over the months, especially if you had breast augmentation done with other procedures, like a breast lift or liposuction.

At this point, you might want to transition from compression garments to recovery bras. Instead of the usual silk, cotton, and laces, a recovery bra would be more appropriate and beneficial as it is padded with an elastic fabric called a powernet. This is designed to provide compression and additional support. It remains to be sturdy while staying smooth and soft against the skin.

4. Get Sized Properly

For both breast augmentations and reductions, important areas to measure are the bust and underbust as these areas drastically change post-surgery. Get properly sized at your local department store or a specialty boutique. These measurements will help you determine your exact size so that you can find a bra that will be able to provide adequate support, as opposed to relying on estimates. Even the size given to you by your surgeon prior to surgery may slightly vary after the procedure.

5. Don’t Let the Numbers Get to You

You might have asked your surgeon a certain size, but then you find out that you are one cup size smaller or bigger when shopping for bras. Don’t let this get you worked up because the truth of the matter is that bra sizing is not standardized. This is often left to the manufacturer to determine, which is why it is important to actually try them on for size.

6. Try Different Styles

Sometimes, even with the right fitting, different bra styles can cup the shape of the breasts differently. For this reason, it helps to try on different styles to see how comfortable it is for you or find how certain designs compliment your new form. However, for the first few months, surgeons advise against bras with underwires since this could create undue tension particularly if the incision is made under the breasts. It also hampers the breast implants to settle into their natural position.

7. shop Personally

Online shopping may seem so convenient, but if possible, personally shop for your new bra. Yes, sizing charts may be used as guides, but wearing it and assessing the fit would be a more accurate test. A bra may look good on a model or a mannequin, but it doesn’t necessarily follow that it would also be the same for you. Your primary intent should be your comfort and support before style comes into play

While bra shopping, it is also important that you know how to point out the signs of an ill-fitting bra. You might want to look out for the following:

  • Bra straps that dig into your shoulders – This is not an indication that your breasts are too big for you, but rather it means that your bra is not giving you the right support. Hence, it is your shoulders that take the pressure.
  • Breast tissue bulges out of the cup – This means that you have to go up a cup size.
  • The band rides up at the back – A band that slides up at the back, instead of lying firmly across, means that it is too big for your breast size.
  • Neck or back pain – This means that the muscles in these areas are strained due to the lack of support from your bra because it’s the wrong size.
  • A back bulge – It is not necessarily back fat. Sometimes, this could mean that the bra is too tight squeezing your skin, or your band could be too small.

Wherever you are in your journey, learn to enjoy the process. These pointers will help you know how to start and what to look for, but once you finally get the hang of it enjoy your new shape and look.

Boost that bust, and learn the right ways to maintain the look, only at Esteem Cosmetic Studio. Book a consultation with us today or follow us on social media for the latest news, tips and updates.

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Celebrity Surgeries that Deserve to be Celebrated


With some of the most recognized faces on the planet, celebrities are under pressure to look their best all the time, regardless of their age and gender. Media has a way of turning them into famous icons emulated for their talents, and most of the time, their physical beauty. Such pressure from the expectations of fans drive celebrities to almost anything to maintain that look their fans have adored through the years. Unfortunately, there are those who either got the wrong doctor or those who had beauty ideas that are far from what they have achieved.

Let us celebrate those who have successfully chosen the right procedures and doctors and the mystery that they have kept burning for all the world to see.

Celebrities Who Nailed Their Cosmetic Surgeries

Kim Kardashian (Breast Augmentation and Buttocks Enhancement)

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There are reasons why she has become the most searched celebrity on Google and fortunately, they are mostly good ones. Starting out as Paris Hilton’s production assistant, she already had a pretty face and a body that would catch every man’s fantasy. However, she was determined to become more than a P.A. and this encouraged her to go under the knife and reveal the more sophisticated and alluring look that she constantly flaunts wherever she goes.

Aside from the refined facial features and her ample buttocks, her boob job also got its fair share of attention and she displays them to her advantage. The remarkable thing about her surgeries is how natural they look, even if you are aware that they were done by a doctor already and this is what the others should strive for as well.

Scarlett Johansson (Rhinoplasty and Buttocks Enhancement)

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Seduction seems to be Scarlette’s middle name. Her eyes can lure you to anywhere she wants you to go and her body is just as alluring. However, she was not like this in her younger years. She used to be your average teenage girl and her nose was not as remarkable as it is. Her breasts did not get a second glance. Though she never admitted to having surgery, it would be so plain to see the amazing changes and they have helped in shaping the bombshell career she is currently enjoying. Her Black Widow performance was accentuated by her curves and seductive face and made her character hold her own against all her male superhero counterparts.

Maggie Cheung Man Yuk (Double Eyelid)

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Though her face was already lovely as it was, she was encouraged to have a double eyelid surgery for a good reason. Her acting career has taken off and the roles she was getting were becoming more prominent. She felt that she had to look better to portray those roles well. When you look at her earlier photos, you would notice the unbalanced creases of her eyes with one more prominent than the other. As the years passed by, they became proportionate, thanks to the double eyelid surgery that makes weaker looking creases appear more prominent.

Gwyneth Paltrow (Breast Augmentation)

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Top 6 Cosmetic Procedures Every Mom Needs

Being a mom is a beautiful thing that is designed by nature, but it also brings with it a handful of changes.

The pure joy that a baby brings is definitely something special for a new mom; but it is also true that you don’t have to lose yourself in this new role. Your baby may now become your first priority, but it is also important to give yourself the love and pampering you deserve. For some new mothers, they find it through cosmetic surgery.

On motherhood and cosmetic procedures

The moment that a small embryo starts it journey of growing inside you, your body gets swift into several changes due to your hormones working. Your breasts start to swell as pregnancy hormones surge into your system. As your pregnancy progress you will notice weight changes. This stretches out your skin, most significantly on your stomach.

As the uterus increases in size, it also pulls the abdominal muscles apart along with it. This is a primary reason how most moms struggle with muffin tops.

For some women pregnancy will also cause them to deal with troubling skin issues. There are those who experience acne flare ups. Some even believe this to be a result if you are carrying a male baby. Another common concern is the discoloration on the skin on the face. This is called melasma, or the mask of pregnancy.

After pregnancy a lot of new moms struggle with acne scars, uneven skin tone, and loose abdominal skin. Stretchmarks and breast sagging are also major concerns. Eating right and exercise is always a good choice, but for some mothers cosmetic procedures are their solution of choice. This paved the way for what is now dubbed as “mommy makeovers.”

Moms are now stepping up their game by looking good while juggling with the struggles and responsibilities of motherhood. This is not to say that this is a must, but it is an option that is open to all mothers who wish to improve the way they look.  In an article by the New York Times, “Mommy surgery appeals both as a quick fix for stubborn post-pregnancy weight and as a way to control aging itself.”

What does a Mommy Makeover involve?

Surgeons use this term to describe a group of cosmetic procedures, invasive and noninvasive, to enhance the shape of the body and the appearance of the skin in moms. A mommy makeover includes the following surgeries.

Breast Lift

Some women love how their breasts increase in volume and improve in shape during pregnancy. However, this doesn’t last for long because once your hormones return to its pre-pregnant state, so does the breasts. It is unfortunate that as this happens, the skin has already been significantly stretched for several months that it can no longer be the way it actually was before. This results in sagging, and sometimes uneven breasts.

Breast sagging can come in two forms, it can be either be severe or it can be moderate. In this surgery the a portion of the breast tissue, adipose tissue and skin is removed to lift the breasts.

A breast lift alone is the appropriate procedure for moderate sagging only, but if you are experiencing severe sagging you will need a breast augmentation along with it. A breast lift improves the level of the breasts, and it not only corrects sagging but also unevenness.

Related Post: The Naked Truth on Sagging Breasts

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, or more commonly known as a boob job, is a procedure that can give new shape and volume to the breasts. Implants, either saline or silicone, is placed inside a pocket that is created within the breast tissues.

For mothers who may have lost the shape and volume, breast implants can certainly enhance the form of their chests. But the most important consideration here is that it takes a good surgeon to also create good results. Success requires right planning and good execution so that these breast implants actually enhances your form, and not overpower it.

Breast augmentation allows moms to fit better in their clothes and to feel confident about it too.  This is commonly done with breast lift surgeries to create an overall pleasing effect. This can make the breasts appear youthful too. But you have to discuss this thoroughly with your surgeon because this can also have serious implications with breastfeeding.

Related Post: Breast Augmentation and Pregnancy: Answers to your Brewing Questions


Weight gain is an expected outcome during and even long after pregnancy. Getting rid of fats, or controlling weight, is a common concern for most new moms. And this is not because they lack exercise because some actually do, however some fats can really be quite stubborn most especially in the abdominal region. This is why liposuction is a procedure included in mommy makeovers.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure where fats are removed and suctioned out using a long and slender cannula that is attached to suction machine. There are several areas in the body where this can be used. This is often done in the abdominal area since this is a common problem faced by moms.  Other areas that can be toned down with liposuction include the arms, back, thighs, knees, and legs.

This invasive procedure has been around for years now, and since then it has far improved already. Today there are clinics who offer a safer approach through tumescent liposuction where it involves the use of epinephrine and an anaesthetic to minimize the pain and bleeding.

Liposuction trims the stubborn fats in hard to reach areas and it also tones the body. If you want to look and feel better in a two piece suit, this surgery can help you get rid of the embarrassing bulges. This can permanently remove the excess fats, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t balloon in size once again because if you fail to control your food intake and fail to exercise, your fat cells can still increase in volume.

Tummy Tuck

Medically referred to as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a procedure that can trim the belly fat to make the area flatter. Mom’s who are struggling with muffin tops will benefit from this surgery because it also allows them to fit better in tight fitting clothes and jeans.

As mentioned earlier, the abdominal muscles separate in a process called diastasis recti during pregnancy due to the increasing size of the uterus. It is further aggravated as the mom packs in more pounds. In most cases it can be hard to get rid of these fats, also as moms struggle with controlling their appetite. A liposuction can repair this problem through a process called plication.

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery where the fat tissues are removed in the abdominal area. A long incision that runs across the area above the pubic area is created. This allows the surgeon better visualization to remove the fat and suture the muscles back to create a tighter abdomen. Some of the excess skin may also be removed to create firmer abdominal area. The belly button will also be repositioned because it can be displaced with the stretching involved.

This is done together with liposuction to better achieve a more toned and tighter abdomen. Mothers have to decide if they have are finally done with having kids, otherwise you would end up stretching the skin and muscles yet again.


This is a procedure that a lot of women may be apprehensive about, but it has already been around for quite a while now. Also known as genitoplasty, this surgery  modifies the labia minora which is the inner portion of the vagina. This can be caused by multiple childbirths, and it can be  discomforting for a woman especially when wearing tight clothes or pants.  Aside from the aesthetic value, this also allows women to feel more comfortable.

Chemical Peel

To correct uneven skin tone, a chemical peel is among the popular procedures requested by women. This treatment uses a chemical that can initiate peeling and also promote skin rejuvenation.  The chemicals come in different strengths and can promote different depths of peeling and rejuvenation.  The aesthetist or doctor will be the one who will determine the kind of peel that is appropriate to use.

If soaps, creams and serums can’t get you a clearer complexion, a chemical peel gives a more significant change and improvement. But it requires an certified and experienced practitioner to ensure safe and successful results.

This treatment can have moms feeling rejuvenated and looking youthful after a single session, and even more dramatically after several sessions.

A happy mom can also raise happy children, and ultimately a happier home. So if pampering yourself every once in a while will help you feel more better about yourself, then these are your options available for mommy makeovers. Moms also need the love and care you deserve, and there is nothing wrong in indulging yourself. But also make sure that you only get a reliable professional to do the job if you want it done right.

For reliable cosmetic surgery treatments Esteem Cosmetic Studio is a place you can trust here in Australia.

Moms deserve the care they deserve to look and feel good. Call us at 1300-378336 today and let’s discuss on how we can restore youth and beauty through cosmetic surgery.

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Website: www.esteemstudio.com.au


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