TGA Approved Implants

It’s a question we are asked on a regular basis, “which breast implants are available in Australia?” So, if you’re considering a breast augmentation with implants you might want to know a little bit about the implants your surgeon is offering, or you may wish to choose a particular implant and see which surgeon offers that brand of implant. When you are wanting implants, you usually think about the size, the shape and the positioning of the implants, the surgeon who will perform the procedure – but do you actually think about where the implant is coming from or what company makes the implants? More importantly, what kind of texturing do they have (if you chose a textured implant) and what type of warranty they provide. Here’s a snapshot of which implants are on offer in Australia.

Mentor

Known as one of the leading implants suppliers, Mentor implants are available in over 70 countries over the world. Mentor were one of the first FDA approved implants.
Currently Mentor implants are very popular in Australia. Part of this is due to their lifetime warranty and also because Mentor implants, based on current research, have some of the lowest rates of ALCL. Offering various types to suit different patients in both round and anatomical and textured and smooth, Mentor branded implants remain the first choice of a large number of Plastic Surgeons.

Motiva

Said to be one of the more natural feeling implants, Motiva have gained momentum recently as a brand to watch in the future. Used in the US for a good ten years, Motiva has now launched a range in Australia. Motiva is the first brand to use “nano-texturing” on their surface along with manufacturing the implant as a monobloc shell. While research is still in it’s early days these techniques may assist in minimising the risk of breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, BIA-ALCL and capsular contracture.

Allergan Natrelle

Another FDA approved implant manufacturer, Allergan is another popular implant company offering various sizes, shapes and types.

Some other implant brands used in Australia include:

  • Silimed
  • Nagor
  • Eurosilicone
  • Polytech

You can also check out more Australian approved implants on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) here.

Surgeons often have their preference as to which implants they use. If you decide you want a particular implant then you might have to shop around to find a surgeon you are happy with who uses those implants. If you’re not sure, and your priority is choosing the right surgeon for you, you might want to ask the ones you consult with, which implants they use and why.

Generally, there are a few differences between the different implants made by different companies. These include:

  • Shell thickness (the outer layer protecting the gel/contents of the implant)
  • Amount of fill inside (this can affect what is known as the “rippling” factor)
  • Cohesiveness (density of fill)
  • Shape (round, teardrop, etc.)
  • Size (B cup, GGG cup, etc.)
  • Fill (saline, silicone or highly cohesive silicone – also known as “gummy bear” implants)
  • Smooth or textured.

If you’d like more information we suggest you ask a qualified Australian Plastic Surgeon at your consult.

breast revision surgery Breast Implant Revision Surgery April 17, 2019 - More women than ever are undergoing breast implant removal and/or replacement procedures, for various reasons. In fact, any woman with or considering getting breast implants should assume that they will need removing and/or replacing at some stage. Dr Eddie Cheng, Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Brisbane, QLD performs many removal and replacement procedures each year and we’ll be having him on our closed Facebook group next month for a Facebook Live to talk about it but in the meantime he answered some of our questions. Why have Breast Implant Revision Procedures? Dr Cheng says there are various reasons why a woman may have breast implant revision surgery. “Breast implants don’t last a lifetime, however, it varies from person to person. Implants will need to be replaced at some stage, however, the reasons for revision surgery varies and may include complications such as capsular contracture, gel rupture and sometimes size changes.” Other reasons for implant removal and replacement may include: Patient preference – e.g. a change in breast implant size, shape or brand and removal of breast implants all together. Complications such as capsular contracture, rupture, deflation, rippling, calcification and others. Incorrect sizing and positioning of breast implants Normal ageing of […]
check your implants Do you really need to replace your implants after 10 years? April 16, 2019 - The big question seems to be do you need to replace your implants after 10 years? With all the media hype and discussion over the last few years about whether or not you should or need to get your implants checked or replaced after a certain time, and after listening to a podcast on Transforming Bodies through Plastic Surgery Hub that you should regularly get your implants checked, I decided to book in to Brisbane Plastic Surgery. I had my breast augmentation surgery done over 11 years ago and always wondered if I should or needed to get them redone. I was a little nervous but went to my appointment and Keren, the super friendly nurse at Brisbane Plastic Surgery, sat me down and asked me a bunch of questions. She then did a check of my breasts with her hands. I also had an X-Ray scan done to check if there was any leakage or rupture. Even though I was obviously a little worried that I would get some scary news back, I felt good that I was taking the step to get them checked, and Keren made me feel relaxed and comfortable the whole way through. Keren gave […]
Breast and Nipple Deformity – Asymmetry, tubular, inverted, oversized… March 19, 2019 - Breasts and nipples come in all shapes and sizes. Most women have breasts where their left is slightly different to their right. However, when those differences are significant enough to be viewed as a deformity it can cause significant problems and issues. Dr John Newton, Plastic Surgeon based in Warners Bay, NSW says breast and nipple deformity is more common that we might think, but with modern day techniques there is several options for treatment. We chatted to him about what those options are. What is classified as a breast or nipple deformity? There are several conditions that might classify a patient as having a breast or nipple deformity including: Tuberous breasts – identified with enlarged, puffy areola, wider spacing than usual between the two breasts, reduced breast tissue, a more sagging/droopy appearance, higher than normal breast fold and narrow base at the chest wall. Asymmetrical breasts – as mentioned above almost all breasts are uneven in some small way, but when these differences are more pronounced it can cause issues. Oversized nipples/areola – while this is not really a “deformity” as such, some women have nipples that take up more than their fair share of the breast area. Inverted […]
Tara's Mummy Makeover with Dr Mark Edinburg Tara’s Mummy Makeover with Dr Mark Edinburg March 1, 2019 - Tara and her husband struggled to conceive and during the process, Tara’s weight fluctuated. They finally had a beautiful little girl however Tara was left unhappy with her body. She realised diet and exercise wasn’t going to be enough. Already having had minor procedures with Dr Mark Edinburg, Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Eden Institute in Sydney, Tara went to him for a Mummy Makeover. She had a breast lift with implants, a tummy tuck and some liposuction. Tara’s Mummy Makeover with Dr Mark Edinburg is a story many women will resonate with. To read more about Dr Mark Edinburg check out the blogs below. Or, if you’d like to arrange a consultation click here.       TrishTrish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.
Upper Pole Fullness Creating Upper Pole Fullness with a Breast Lift and Implants February 28, 2019 - Dr Raymond Goh performs a large number of breast surgeries each year and shared these photos of a recent breast lift patient who also had implants to get the shape she wanted. The patient was a young lady in her 20’s who didn’t like her droopy breasts and larger areolas. She came to Dr Goh who performed a breast lift with small implants. Dr Goh says, “We were able to provide this patient with more upper pole fullness, better breast shape and more ideal nipple areola size and position. She also wanted to be slightly bigger in cup size, but wished to remain natural and in proportion to her body and lifestyle.” Upper Pole Fullness Many women request “upper pole fullness” from their surgeon. The upper pole is the part of the breast from the nipple upwards. A full upper pole refers to a rounder upper chest and cleavage. To achieve this look the surgeon needs to place the implant higher in the chest. There are a few things a surgeon considers to achieve upper pole fullness including: Patient anatomy – different patients have different builds and so different approaches are required. Placement of the implant – usually an under […]
Motiva Implants Active Woman Motiva Implants for the Active Woman, with Dr Andrew Greensmith February 22, 2019 - We chatted with Dr Andrew Greensmith, Specialist Plastic Surgeon at Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery  about Motiva implants.  We wanted to chat to him about why he chooses to use Motiva implants and what makes them stand out from the others. Motiva Implants are said to achieve a more natural looking breast and are leading the way when it comes to implant safety. Not only that they cater to the rise of more active women – Motiva Implants are able to work with a woman’s body when they are at the gym or doing any activity they love to do. It’s all explained here… Motiva Implants Active Woman… #AASPW2019 TrishTrish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.
Capsular Contracture – Do I Have It & Can It Be Treated? Capsular Contracture – Do I Have It & Can It Be Treated? February 12, 2019 - When you make the decision to undergo breast enlargement, there is a chance that your body may form scar tissue around the implant. However, you won’t be able to feel this change and you may not be aware you have it at all. When the scar tissue starts to tighten too much though, it can harden your implant and change its shape, which can cause a lot of pain and discomfort – this is known as capsular contracture. Signs You May Have Capsular Contracture During the early stages of capsular contracture, you won’t experience any symptoms, so you don’t need to seek treatment. It’s only necessary to seek treatment during the later stages. When your breasts are assessed for capsular contracture, they will be graded as follows: Grade 1: The breasts are still soft and look regular Grade 2: The breasts are slightly hard to the touch but still look regular Grade 3: The breasts feel hard to the touch and the appearance begins to distort Grade 4: The breasts are very hard and painful to the touch and they are distorted Unfortunately, there is no real way to determine whether you will develop capsular contracture after your breast augmentation […]
real story abdominoplasty Sara’s Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation and Lift with Dr Patrick Briggs, WA February 12, 2019 - Like many of us Sara’s weight fluctuated, especially during pregnancy and after birth. She also had severe muscle separation after her pregnancies and realised she needed an abdominoplasty and also wanted to get her body back. Sara found Dr Patrick Briggs, Plastic Surgeon in Perth, and her results are amazing. She shares her story with us. Q: What prompted you, or was your motivation to have plastic surgery? A: I have two children; a daughter 4 years of age and a son 2 years of age. Prior to having children I was approximately 57KGS – I had reached this weight after watching what I ate and exercised to feel good about myself and shed some weight. I reached my weight of 57KGS where I remained happy. A while down the track not too long later, I felt pregnant with our first child and at the end of my pregnancy I gained over 15KGS. I accepted my body the way it was having just given birth to our daughter, who is my whole world and everything in it. I continued to then look after myself again and watched what I ate, however I didn’t have much time to exercise due to […]
after surgery care Getting it right the second time around – the importance of after surgery care February 5, 2019 - Jem always wanted more boobs, and when she realised they weren’t going to grow any more than her AA size, at the age of 25 she started to do some research on breast augmentation. One of the first clinics to come up on her internet travels were The Cosmetic Institute (TCI), and Jem booked herself in. Not everything went smoothly though, and she ended up having to have a revision with WA Plastic Surgeon Dr Mark Hanikeri to fix her capsular contraction. Jem shared her story with us about getting it right the second time around – the importance of after surgery care. Jem was excited about finally having her breast augmentation and had a bilateral breast augmentation with TCI. It initially seemed to be fine, but then after an injury her left breast swelled up. She went straight back to TCI to have it checked out. “I sustained an injury to my left breast in Feb 2017 and it literally swelled up overnight like a balloon. I went for scans etc, and was told everything was fine – that the scar tissue capsule had just ruptured and to let it heal. Never once did I speak to my surgeon […]
EnBloc What is enBloc? Breast Explant or Breast Implant Removal… February 5, 2019 - For any woman who’s considering having their breast implants removed, it’s important to know what happens in the process. Having your implant removed by a surgeon who knows what they’re doing is essential, and we chatted to Dr Isolde Hertess, Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Cairns Plastic Surgery to tell us why you need to know what EnBloc is. What is enBloc? By definition enBloc means ‘all together or at the same time’. Dr Hertess explains what an enBloc refers to for a breast implant removal. “EnBloc refers to surgeons who during a breast explant, or breast implant removal procedure, remove the implant, scar tissue AND capsule. In all my breast explant surgeries I remove the capsule, and this is essential to ensure that any silicone that may have leaked outside the Silastic shell are also removed.” A big reason for women wanting their implants removed is that they have a ruptured implant or are concerned about Breast Implant Illness (BII). BII is said to be caused by the implant leaking it’s fluid into the patient’s body. The Breast Implant Illness website says that implants contain over 90 chemicals and this no doubt is the underlying cause for many of the […]
Combining Breast and Body Surgery with Dr Nicholas Moncrieff from Hunter Plastic Surgery January 17, 2019 - You’ll love this Facebook Live with Dr Nicholas Moncrieff from Hunter Plastic Surgery on combining breast and body surgery, held on our closed Facebook Support Forum “Plastic Surgery Support For Aussie Chicks”. There were a heap of questions from the community for Dr Moncrieff, and it was a real insight on what #moncrieffmagic is all about. Questions answered included the following. What do you believe is the best implant available on the market?? What causes rippling in implants ? And what do you usually do to correct the issue? Do all implants to your knowledge take a weird shape when bending over? Or is this cause from excess breast tissue or implants not large enough? I’ve been diagnosed with a post Cesarean Section Neuroma that requires surgical intervention would it be best to: 1)speak to a plastic surgeon about the surgery on its own, 2) incorporate it into an abdominoplasty, 3) continue with Gynecologist for surgical intervention. How long do you recommend you should wait in between surgeries? What is the recovery time before you suggest the second surgery can be performed for those patients needing to break up their procedures into more than one surgery? Group member asking for […]
The Inframammary Fold – Avoiding the Double Bubble, with Dr Michael Miroshnik January 16, 2019 - The “double bubble” is one of the more common problems in breast augmentation patients and while it definitely occurs more often in patients attending less qualified and experienced surgeons, it is an issue that can potentially affect any breast augmentation patient, even with the best of surgeons. Dr Michael Miroshnik, Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Sydney, is known by his peers and patients as being a leader in surgical techniques and has a loyal following of patients. He spoke at the Breast Masters Symposium at the end of 2018 about The Inframammary Fold and how it can affect a patient’s outcome. Dr Miroshnik shared his symposium talk with us and gave us some insight on how surgeons can avoid undesirable patient outcomes. What is the Inframammary Fold? The Inframammary Fold (IMF) is also known as the inframammary crease and is the natural boundary of the breast underneath, so the point where the breast and the chest meet. Dr Miroshnik says the IMF is the key to defining the lower pole of the breast and it’s important for a surgeon to know when and how much you can lower the fold to create the desired shape of a breast augmentation. Each […]
Minimising Breast Implant Risks and Complications with Dr Terrence Scamp December 20, 2018 - Dr Terrence Scamp did my breast reduction in 2011 and I’ve never looked back. It was a procedure that completely changed my life. I caught up with Dr Scamp to talk about breast augmentation and minimising risks and complications with breast implant surgery and the role that Motiva Implants is playing in helping to do that. This is a must-listen for any woman looking at breast implants. TrishTrish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.
Dr Phil Richardson tells us why he loves Motiva Implants December 7, 2018 - Today you get to enjoy a facebook live with Dr Phil Richardson, Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Brisbane Plastic Surgery. He gives us the information on Motiva implants, why he uses them, what it is he loves about them, and why they are next-generation. TrishTrish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.
The BRAS (Breast Review After Surgery) Initiative – Breast Implant Checks December 3, 2018 - I had the pleasure of catching up with Keren from Brisbane Plastic Surgery, home to Plastic Surgeon Dr Philip Richardson, about an awesome new initiative they are leading called BRAS – Breast Review After Surgery. This absolutely amazing initiative is about women taking ownership of the health of their breasts and implants and having regular checks to ensure they are of optimum health. Specifically for women with implants, BRAS will help women with implants to check if they have any issues with them such as capsular contracture, double bubble, rippling, leakage and anything else. This is such a needed service, and I’m really excited and happy it’s available to any woman who can get themselves along to one of the BRAS clinics, both in Brisbane, details below. Clinics for BRAS appointments: Brisbane Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Unit 9, Level 1, 33 Racecourse Road, Hamilton QLD 4006 07 3268 3774 North Lakes Specialist Medical Centre Suite 507, 6 North Lakes Drive North Lakes 4509 07 3268 3774 TrishTrish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish […]
Bikini Boobs – the perfect cleavage! December 3, 2018 - I tried on my swimmers yesterday for the first time this summer and spent at least a minute “fixing” my boobs to fit into them and it made me wish I had perky, awesome boobs that looked amazing in bikinis! Straight away I thought of Dr Amira Sanki, Plastic Surgeon in Sydney, who does some amazing breast augmentations and thought I’d ask her what makes the perfect “bikini boobs” – the perfect cleavage! All of us want to feel comfortable in our bodies, especially when we’re more exposed wearing our swimmers or bikinis. With the Australian lifestyle and culture going to the beach or spending the summers by the pool is almost a given, but for those women not happy with their breasts it can be more about covering up, especially for women after pregnancy and childbirth where their breasts are left feeling empty, deflated, sagging or flat. A breast augmentation, lift, reduction or reconstruction can improve or completely transform a woman’s confidence. Dr Sanki says, “The active lifestyles most of us have here in Australia leaves little room for wearing uncomfortable bras and clothing to help support sagging breasts. Breast lift and breast lift with implants are able to […]
Mummy Makeover in Perth with Plastic Surgeon Dr Patrick Briggs November 28, 2018 - Mummy makeovers are a popular choice for women to help get their bodies back into shape after pregnancy and childbirth. The term mummy makeover refers to a combination of a few different procedures to help get a woman’s body back to where it was, if not better than it was, before kids. We chatted to Dr Patrick Briggs, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and one of Perth’s most experienced mummy makeover surgeons, to talk us through what’s involved in a mummy makeover. He also shared some mummy makeover patients’ before and after photos with us. All photos below are patients of Dr Briggs. Make sure you click on each of them to see the full sized photos. What procedures does a mummy makeover include? A mummy makeover is not a one size fits all group of procedures, however it usually includes an Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), Breast Augmentation (breast implants), Breast Mastopexy (breast lift with or without implants) and any other procedure to repair or improve the appearance of a part of the body affected by pregnancy and childbirth such as: Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) Breast Augmentation (breast implants) Breast Mastopexy (breast lift) Breast reduction (with or without lift) Liposuction Labiaplasty (repair function and/or […]
Implants AND Fat Transfer – The Hybrid Procedure November 26, 2018 - Fat transfer has well and truly become a popular option for women wanting to increase their bust size, however fat transfer alone still has limits with regards to the size you can achieve. This is why many women wanting a larger bust but still hoping for a natural looking cleavage are choosing to have implants and fat transfer together to achieve their ideal boobs. This is called a hybrid breast augmentation procedure and Dr Allan Kalus, one of Australia’s fat transfer pioneers and perhaps Australia’s most experienced plastic surgeon when it comes to fat transfer, says more and more women are wanting to combine implants with fat transfer to get the perfect shape and size. A more natural looking enlargement One of the biggest concerns of any woman wanting to increase her bust size is what they will look like at the end of the journey, after they have dropped, fluffled and settled into their final position. Dr Kalus says some women shy away from implants because they’re concerned they will look “fake” or won’t sit the way natural breasts do, but they still want the size able to be achieved through implants. “A hybrid breast augmentation is particularly effective […]
Breast Implants: Am I Potentially Going Too Big? Breast Implants: Am I Potentially Going Too Big? November 16, 2018 - Breast augmentation is still one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around and because top surgeons have been honing their skills for quite some time, there is almost a 100% patient satisfaction rate after surgery. There is, however, one thing that patients always want to know: How big is too big? Research shows that a large percentage of women always regret not going bigger after their breast augmentation procedure, while others feel like they went too big. Size is a tricky thing to get right but it’s always better to err on the side of caution. You can always go bigger if you feel that your breasts are still too small but it’s much more difficult to have a breast reduction after receiving implants. Choosing an Implant Size: The Deciding Factors So how do you know what size implants are right for you? During your consultation, there are several factors that will be considered when determining implant size, including your height, weight, build, lifestyle, skin elasticity and more. There is no exact answer to how big you should go because everyone is different and unique. Reputable clinics such will never rush you through your consultation and will give you all […]
Why your surgeon should attend industry events – Dr Raymond Goh talks about getting better results for his patients October 23, 2018 - Breast Masters 2018 was an extremely informative conference for each and every attendee including those surgeons even with years and years of experience and expertise. There were some important topics discussed such as best practice, best techniques for breast augmentation, patient safety first, getting the best results for patients and so much more. The surgeons and industry personnel attending these conferences are invested in their patients and ensuring they are doing the right thing for them. I had a chat with Dr Raymond Goh, Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Valley Plastic Surgery in Brisbane about how breast augmentation techniques and implants have changed and why it’s important to understand how to implement the right technique for the right patient to get best results. Breast augmentation is more complex than you might think… TrishTrish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is […]
Dr Patrick Briggs discusses the complexities of Breast Augmentation with Implants October 22, 2018 - I caught up with Dr Patrick Briggs, Specialist Plastic Surgeon, at the recent Breastmasters Symposium 2018 to chat about the complexities of Breast Augmentation with implants. Despite the fact that it’s an extremely popular procedure around the world today, breast augmentation carries with it some potentially serious risks and shouldn’t be entered into lightly. Anyone with or considering breast implants will want to listen to this one. TrishTrish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.
We talk Motiva Implants with Dr Phil Richardson at Breastmasters Symposium 2018 October 22, 2018 - At the recent Breastmasters Symposium 2018 I had a chance to catch up with some awesome plastic surgeons. One of them was Dr Phil Richardson who presented on Breast Augmentation and Complications. He took the time to chat with me about Motiva Implants, why he loves them and uses them exclusively in his practice and some of the reasons as to why they are the most popular implants in Australia today. TrishTrish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.
Sometimes we just need a bit of a lift – Breast Lift or Mastopexy September 24, 2018 - Whether it’s from genetics, age, or breastfeeding, having droopy boobs can not only affect the clothes we wear, but our confidence and physical comfort. Breasts that have lost their perkiness can cause us to cover up and wish that they would just hold themselves up without having to fit them into the right bra – which can be a struggle within itself. Hold onto your titties ladies because there is a solution. We had a chat to specialist plastic surgeon Dr Raymond Goh, based in Brisbane, about how a breast lift works. A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is a procedure to bring your girls up to where you want them to be without implants or a reduction (although having a breast lift at the same time as a reduction and/or augmentation is quite common too). Dr Goh says, “This procedure is to raise and reshape sagging breasts. As a woman ages, skin loses some elasticity which can cause the breasts to lose their natural shape and firmness. This procedure is designed to elevate the breasts and give them a more youthful appearance. A breast lift may also be completed in conjunction with breast enlargement surgery (augmentation).” There are […]
Dr Pouria Moradi discusses Motiva Breast Implants September 18, 2018 - In this video we had the fantastic opportunity to have a chat with Dr Pouria Moradi Specialist Plastic Surgeon discussing Motiva Implants and plastic surgery procedures that he performs. Dr Moradi’s specialist interests include microsurgical reconstruction and cosmetic surgery, with the majority of his operative time being spent performing these two disciplines. Dr Moradi is one of the few plastic surgeons in Sydney who exclusively performs both microsurgical and cosmetic surgery for the breast and face. Dr Pouria Moradi uses Motiva implants in his practice, and explains to us what they’re about and why he uses them. TrishTrish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.
Breast Implant Placement September 5, 2018 - There is often debate over the best place to have breast implants inserted. Under the muscle? Over the muscle? Partially under and partially over? It can get confusing. It depends on the individual patient as to the best place to put the implant, and your plastic surgeon will help determine what is best for you. Different factors affect the placement, and we asked Dr Graham Sellars, Plastic Surgeon from Sydney, to help us understand what they are, how each technique works and the benefits and drawbacks of each. What are the different options for breast implant placement? There are generally three different places breast implants can be placed. These are: Submuscular – behind the chest muscle wall Subglandular – in front of the chest muscle, behind the mammary gland Subpectoral – under the pectoralis major muscle Dr Sellars says each of these options has positives and negatives and none are particularly better than others, although one might be better than another for a particular patient either based on their physicality or because of their lifestyle. Eg. More athletic women might prefer the subglandular placement because it is less likely to get in the way of exercising and gym work. However, […]
Comprehensive Breast Surgery By Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Eddie Cheng August 21, 2018 - As part of our job here at the Hub we’re constantly researching and getting out and meeting new plastic surgeons, most of whom we’ve heard about from happy patients or industry colleagues. Dr Eddie Cheng based in Brisbane QLD is one of these surgeons, and while this FRACS surgeon is fully trained and experienced in all plastic and cosmetic surgeries I chatted to him about why he’s considered one of the best specialist breast surgeons around. Beautiful, natural results Dr Cheng is known for his natural looking results and says he draws from both his reconstructive and cosmetic background to get the most beautiful breasts possible for each patient. “Results are tailored to your physical structure, needs, goals and desires. I work with a supportive team of patient coordinators and plastic surgery nurses, who are highly experienced in managing the complexities of each individual situation.” Dr Cheng is also highly regarded for his ability to listen to and identify what each patient wants and needs and working with them to achieve their own personal goals. He understands that each patient has unique physical characteristics and combines that with his aesthetic eye and technical expertise to ensure each patient reaches their […]
To Lift or Not to Lift when getting an Explant August 13, 2018 - More and more women are opting to have their breast implants removed for various reasons. Many of them are concerned about the shape and size their breasts will be afterwards, and most think they will need a lift at the same time. Sydney Plastic Surgeon, Dr Gavin Sandercoe, is seeing more women than ever requesting breast explants and performs dozens of the procedure each year. We had a chat to him about patient motivations and the processes involved in breast explant surgery, including whether to lift or not to lift when getting an explant. Why have your breast implants removed? There are several reasons why a woman may want to have her implants taken out including: Rupture Leaking Breast implant illness symptoms which can vary hugely from patient to patient but are often reported as sickness; chronic fatigue, back and shoulder pain, cognitive dysfunction (fogginess, memory loss), lowered immunity and subsequent infections among many others Change of mind/lifestyle Ageing Physical pain such as neck, back and shoulder pain. While breast implant illness is still being recognised as a valid condition, it is widely accepted that ruptured implants and in some cases implants that have not yet ruptured but may be […]
Dr Craig Rubinstein from Cosmetic Surgery for Men and Women talks Motiva Implants June 26, 2018 - For those of you who missed Dr Rubinstein’s popular FB Live session we’ve got the video and the transcript here for you – this is one for any woman either thinking of having or who already has breast implants. Implants Background Dr Rubinstein: Okay. Hello. Hi, Trish, how are you? And Tan, and Nadia. Okay. Tonight we’re going to talk about the Motiva implants, which I think are going to be excellent. Hello, Nadia. And I think implants have certainly come a long way since 1961 and 1962. So just a quick question, can everyone hear me speaking? Hello, Fiona. I’m just checking that we can hear. Can we hear? Good, all right. So I want to give a little bit of a background, if I may. The implants were first created in 1961, 1962 by Cronin and Gerow in America. And the original implants was quite a reasonable implant. But then what happened is, they tried to make an implant that was very, very soft and very, very natural. And the problem is, they made them so soft and so natural that they didn’t have any structural integrity, and they ruptured. Implants Evolution They had very liquid silicone that […]
Breast Implants after Babies – Active Living with Motiva Implants June 7, 2018 - Dr Niamh Corduff, specialist plastic surgeon, talks Motiva implants – but this podcast is much more than that. Dr Corduff discuss just about everything you want to know about having breast implants after having babies, including breast implant complications such as capsular contracture, how long after your breast augmentation you can start exercising and so much more. This is one for any woman looking to have a breast augmentation or breast implants. Trish: Good evening, podcasters. I’m here tonight with Dr. Niamh Corduff. She’s a specialist plastic surgeon who practises from the Cosmetic Refinement Clinic in Geelong in Victoria. Today we’re going to have a talk about the Motiva implants and active living and breast implants after babies, so thank you so much for joining us, Dr. Corduff. Dr. Corduff: You’re welcome. Nice to talk to you, too. Trish: Yes, thanks for taking the time. We’ve got a few questions that we’re just going to ask you. I know you’re a real advocate for the Motiva implants, but we’re going to talk more about after babies today, so what’s the most common breast concerns that mothers can be faced with today? Dr. Corduff: Two issues most commonly. One is that […]
Want Breast Implants? The Australian Breast Device Registry helping Australians have Safer Breast Implant Surgery June 6, 2018 - It has recently been reported by News Corp that some Australian women who have travelled overseas to Asia and Mexico for low-cost breast implant surgery may be at a higher risk of a rare form of cancer known as Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). There have been 72 Australian women identified who have developed BIA-ALCL, including three deaths attributed to the rare form of cancer. Some of these women had travelled for the surgery. Specialist Plastic Surgeons in Australia are calling for mandatory input into the Australian Government Department of Health funded Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR) in order to better track patients and provide early indication of potential issues pertaining to certain breast implants. Both the Australian government and the opposition support this call. However, there is concern that the registry does not include women who have travelled overseas to undergo Breast Augmentation surgery. A study co-ordinated by Australian women into this disease shows that Australian women have the highest incidence of BIA-ALCL in the world. While there is still much to be researched regarding this type of cancer, it is evident only for those women who have received the Textured (not smooth) implants. It should […]

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Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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