Since opening in 1994 Queensland Plastic Surgery (QPS) has seen over 24,000 patients and performed over 7,000 breast augmentations. Dr Mark Vucak, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon is one of the four surgeons based at QPS and says one of the most important parts of their job is listening to their patients in order to understand their wants, needs and desires and to provide them with the results they expect. We chat to him further about how you can get the boobs you want.
Size, Shape Projection
Dr Vucak confirms that it’s essential to have good communication between a patient and their surgeon to make sure you’re both on the same page when it comes to what boobs you want. He says, “The most important thing for me to work out is exactly what you want. When I understand that we can give you what you want, in terms of the size, the shape, the projection, the type the implant. It’s important for you to bring in some photographs to give us an accurate appreciation of what you’d like. Part of our process is to put some implants into a bra so you can look at the size and see what you’re comfortable with and see what you want.”
Of course, just as important is a surgeon who will be able to give you advice and guidance and work with you to make sure you understand what your results will be. Dr Vucak expands, “Think about your body type and shape. Larger breasts are heavier, so women with a strong build can easily accommodate these while those with a small frame may find they lead to back pain down the track. Equally, a big change may not be needed on smaller women, while standard sized implants may not make the desired impact on bigger women. Height is another consideration – on shorter women, large implants could make it appear that they have gained weight.”
Dr Vucak says it’s also recommended you have a second consultation to run through the process of breast augmentation again so you’re comfortable with it and know exactly what to expect. He also suggests you may wish to bring a family member or close friend to your consultation for support and to help you not feel so overwhelmed and you have someone to understand the process that you can talk to about it with afterwards. “I would also encourage you to bring a list of questions to make sure you get all of the information you need and don’t forget anything while you’re trying to absorb all the information we’ll give you.”
The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) advises you that there are four essential things that should be on your checklist when before you arrange your consultation. These are:
- Check your surgeon’s qualifications.
- You understand what your surgery involves.
- Your surgery will be performed in a reputable hospital or clinic.
- You are confident your surgeon will supervise your recovery.
Dr Vucak reiterates the importance of finding a surgeon who does not try to push you into anything you are not completely sure of and make sure you are certain they understand what it is you want.
Queensland Plastic Surgery has four surgeons located over four locations – Townsville, Cairns, Mackay and Rockhampton and have a selection of highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeons. If you’d like more information check out the blogs below or to arrange a consultation give them a call on (07) 4725 8400.