Do you dream of bigger breasts? Wish for more evenly-shaped breasts?
Are your breasts droopy or saggy, perhaps from breastfeeding or simply the natural ageing process?
Dr Edinburg can help you achieve the breasts of your dreams. He is an expert Plastic & Cosmetic surgeon in Breast Augmentation Surgery (Breast Enhancement Surgery) with more than 20 years’ experience in his field.
He is one of Sydney’s leading breast lift and augmentation surgeons with expertise in:
Breast Enlargement Surgery or ‘boob jobs’, often combined with a Breast Lift, are one of the most common plastic surgery procedures in Australia, but not all boob jobs are the same.
Dr Edinburg’s expert surgical experience gives him a great understanding of your specific needs based on your individual body symmetry. He is one of the most sought-after breast augmentation and breast lift surgeons in Australia, and many patients regard Dr Edinburg as the best breast augmentation surgeon in Sydney
Breast Augmentation Surgery can help to boost your confidence and give you the dream breasts you desire.
Dr Edinburg specialises in creating natural-looking breasts using silicone implants.
Using the very latest surgical techniques to minimise recovery time, he expertly matches the right breast implant for your body shape.
Your breast implants will be placed directly behind the breast tissue and over the pectoral muscle (a sub-mammary/ sub-glandular placement) or under the pectoral muscle (a sub-muscular placement). Implant sizes and shapes (and there are a number of these) will be discussed with you. Dr Edinburg will tailor the solution to suit your body shape.
We know that you are not the same as the patient seen just before you. Neither is your surgery. Dr Edinburg and our team pride themselves on their service and attention to individual detail.
Dr Edinburg will assess your requirements and advise if the implants should be placed directly behind the breast tissue and over the pectoral muscle (a sub-mammary/ sub-glandular placement) or under the pectoral muscle (a sub-muscular placement).
The method for inserting and positioning implants depends on the type of implant, the degree of enlargement desirable for your body type, and Dr Edinburg’s recommendations.
Dr Edinburg’s expertise and experience as a specialist plastic surgeon are essential in helping you choose the correct implant. Our highly personalised patient care ensures a successful and attractive Breast Augmentation, to give you the results you’ve always dreamed of.
Most people can’t afford long periods of work or study. Dr Edinburg understands you want to bounce back from your breast surgery as quickly as possible, which is why he operates using gentle tissue handling to speed up the recovery process.
This procedure is performed with gentle precision to minimise tissue stretching or trauma. Dr Edinburg takes special measures to reduce the bruising, bleeding, swelling, and pain that are usually associated with traditional breast implant surgeries.
Your surgery is usually complete in 1-2 hours, and, depending on each patient, you need fewer medications, have reduced side effects and recovery can be expected within 1-2 weeks.
Using gentle tissue handling improves recovery time. In most cases, Dr Edinburg recommends that you wear a specially designed bra for the first few weeks after your surgery. This will enhance your comfort after the procedure.
This is a suitable option for those who need downtime to be kept to a minimum and those who would like to keep post-surgery pain and disturbances to their life at an absolute minimum.
If you are interested in this approach and would like more information about this process, please contact the Eden Institute so that we may arrange for you to meet with Dr Edinburg, who is a highly qualified and experienced in Breast Augmentation Surgeon, and who will take the time to understand your goals and needs.
During Breast Augmentation Surgery, incisions are usually made in the creases under the breast, so that scars are kept very discreet.
The implant is inserted into a pocket behind the breast, and either in front of or behind the muscle. Dr Edinburg will explain to you which approach would be most appropriate for your body, size and shape requirements. If Breast Lift Surgery is also included, then the breast tissue is lifted and reshaped for enhanced firmness. Enlarged areolas may also be reduced. The incisions are then closed with dissolvable stitches.
Because Dr Edinburg is a Plastic Surgeon Specialist, his skills and years of training allow him to tailor the surgery to your individual needs, accurately addressing all the varied aspects of your breast surgery.
In our experience, it’s never worth cutting corners when it comes to Breast Augmentations. Opting for a cheaper option with a less experienced or less qualified surgeon may result in you being dissatisfied with the results, and worse still, needing to have your surgery revised.
The cost of surgery will vary for each patient and will depend on the method and extent of surgery.
As a consumer, you should be aware that qualifications, skills and specialist training are some of the reasons costs appear lower in some practices. Other less obvious factors that patients generally are not aware of relating to the quality of implants; anaesthetic support; professional supporting staff skills; training and expertise; suture products; and more.
In order to achieve natural-looking results, the ideal breast size and shape should aim to be in proportion with the rest of your body. There is a wide range of breast implant sizes, shapes and projections available, hence careful selection is vital.
The goal is to select an implant with the appropriate height, width and projection that is a good fit with your overall body shape and image. Dr Edinburg has many years of experience and has performed a variety of different types of successful Breast Augmentation Surgery. He will take into account factors such as the thickness of your skin, your physique, chest muscle, existing breast column and natural breast tissue when determining the final suitable breast size for you, and he will guide you through making your choice. Most importantly, Dr Edinburg will help you to make a choice that will not only enhance your appearance but also a safe choice that supports your health in the long-term.
Your personal consultation with Dr Edinburg will give you a good idea of the most appropriate size and shape of implants for you. Everyone has differently shaped breasts and bodies, and Dr Edinburg will always recommend that you choose implants that are right for you, instead of copying what someone else has had. As Dr Edinburg is a specialist plastic surgeon and an expert in Breast Augmentation Surgery, he will use his skills to help you choose what is suitable for you while also considering your desired aesthetic goals.
Our aim is to find the best possible option for your body shape and concerns.
Everyone looks different and everyone envisages their ‘new’ self slightly differently. So, Dr Edinburg will work together with you, to help you choose an implant size (and shape) that will be appropriate for you, and help restore ‘balance’ to your body rather than creating an ‘excessively big’ look. Dr Edinburg will not insert implants that are too big for your chest wall as this may compromise your overall health. The aim of Breast Augmentation Surgery is to achieve a proportionate look that appears natural for your frame.
Breast implants are available on the market in both saline and silicone. Dr Edinburg prefers to use silicone implants of superior quality for breast augmentation. He will help guide you so that you make the best choices for yourself.
Breast Implant Options
Round-shaped implants are very popular with patients as they help to increase breast volume and fullness. In comparison to teardrop implants, round implants tend to emphasize fullness in the top part of your breast, whereas teardrop implants are usually fuller in the lower part of your breast.
Teardrop-shaped implants, also known as anatomical-shape implants, are contoured to allow for greater fullness towards the bottom of the breast. This option is well-suited to women who have little natural breast tissue, or women who are concerned about droopiness in their breasts and would like to improve the appearance of the existing breast shape.
Although patients sometimes come with requests for a particular type of implant, Dr Edinburg will recommend the implant most appropriate for you. There are always advantages and disadvantages to different choices of implants, sizes and shapes. This is where Dr Edinburg will bring in his specialist plastic surgery training and many years of experience to help you make the right choice for your body type and breast shape.
This refers to how much the implant projects forward from the chest and can range between a low and high profile. Dr Edinburg will help you determine the choice of profile that is most suitable for you taking into account your current figure, chest wall and implant size.
Placement of breast implants behind the pectoral muscle or in front of the pectoral muscle depends on how much breast tissue you have. Generally speaking, if you have a small amount of breast tissue, the implant will be placed under the pectoral muscle.
If you have adequate breast tissue, the implant can go in front of the pectoral muscle. Dr Edinburg will determine the amount of breast tissue you have at the time of your consultation.
All decisions and suggestions are always discussed with you.
It is possible that this can occur over time.
Dr Edinburg uses what he believes are top-of-the-line implants. He will not compromise on quality and he believes that this is one of the reasons for his very low rupture rate.
Silicone breast implants are pre-filled with an elastic silicone gel, which feels and moves much like natural breast tissue. The cohesive gel contained in the outer silicone shell aims to resemble real breast tissue and has a firm and non-runny consistency. When compared to saline implants, silicone implants have a softer feel that are closer in appearance and touch to that of natural breasts. Silicone implants tend to maintain their shape and form more effectively than saline implants.
The advantages of using silicone implants for breast augmentation outweighs those for saline implants, and it is rare to find saline implants used for this purpose.
Yes. Depending on your needs, a consultation with Dr Edinburg will determine the best procedure for you, which may involve enlargement of one breast only. Whether or not this is possible depends on the shape, size and position of the nipple on the opposite breast. If all those aspects are satisfactory, then a simple enlargement of the smaller breast is quite feasible.
Some patients with uneven or ‘tuberous’ breasts may require different techniques on each breast, or a combination of the following procedures:
Breast Augmentation Surgery – breast augmentation on one side only, or both sides using different sized breast implants.
Breast Reduction Surgery– to make the bigger breast smaller in order to match the smaller breast.
Breast Lift Surgery– to correct the breast position and place the nipples at the correct point.
Areola Reduction Surgery– to decrease the size of the nipple to match the new breast size.
During your consultation, Dr Edinburg will determine which procedure is best suited to you and your concerns.
It is important to know that a plastic surgeon is a specialist in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, and Dr Edinburg has many years of training and a wide variety of expertise in many different body situations. So, if you present with an out-of-the-ordinary situation, it is likely that Dr Edinburg will have seen a similar problem before and will be able to recommend a treatment plan that will solve your problem.
Choosing the size of an implant will depend on a number of measurements including the breast base diameter, the projection of the nipple from the chest wall and how much breast tissue you have. Once these factors are known, the placement of the implant behind or in front of the pectoral muscle becomes important. Finally, choosing the correct shape implant for your specific situation will also be a major factor. Dr Edinburg will use his many years and vast experience as a Specialist Plastic Surgeon to assist you in choosing the right implant for you.
Breast Enlargement Surgery usually takes around one to two hours under general anaesthetic. However this may vary depending on incision and placement options for every individual patient.
Incision sites include inframammary (lower breast crease), periareolar and transaxillary. Dr Edinburg's preferred method of performing Breast Augmentation Surgery is through the inframammary crease incision. Making the incision in the crease under the breast is one of the most common and popular methods today and is believed to allow for the most precise implant placement. This incision is made when the implant is to be inserted under the chest wall (pectoral) muscle. After making the incision Dr Edinburg will create a pocket for the implant to position it behind the nipple. As this all occurs in the crease under the breast, scars are usually well concealed and limited.
The skin always heals by scarring. However, as we all know, there are different grades of scars. Dr Edinburg, using his skills and training as a Plastic Surgery Specialist, will utilise a variety of techniques to ensure minimal scarring. Also, the scar is usually created in the natural fold of the skin underneath the natural fall of the breast, so is usually virtually unnoticeable.
Breast Enlargement Surgery usually requires a day or overnight hospital stay.
Any pain should subside in a few days. You’ll need to limit your physical activity for around 7-14 days before slowly resuming more strenuous tasks. The amount of downtime required, and the amount of time needed to make a full recovery that allows you to resume all normal activity is largely dependent upon your individual surgery. Dr Edinburg will discuss this with you.
Dr Edinburg and his team are involved with you all the way through the post-operative period, so you have support before, during and after your surgery.
As the breast implants are always placed behind the breast tissue, the milk ducts that produce the milk from the lobes and lobules of the breast to the nipple are not affected. Therefore, most patients can breastfeed after Breast Augmentation Surgery, although Dr Edinburg will discuss this with you further.
There is no problem with this, and many patients have implants after children.
Be aware, however, that after children, and with the natural effects of ageing, your breasts and body may change size and shape.
The cost depends on the method and extent of surgery. All inclusive – surgeon's fee, anaesthetist's fee, cost of high-quality implants, postoperative surgical specialist bra, and hospital stay could be varied based on your concern and treatment. Dr Edinburg and the team at the Eden Institute will provide you with a comprehensive quote upon your consultation. A range of other options including longer hospital stays and implant shapes are also available at additional cost.
In our experience, it’s never worth cutting corners when it comes to Breast Augmentations. We have seen a significant increase in patients coming from disreputable and often cheap cosmetic surgery clinics who have been disappointed by their experience and results. Unfortunately, the savings from cheap surgery are often overshadowed when you’re dissatisfied with results.
Read more about breast implant surgery (breast augmentation) cost here.
This is the most difficult decision for many women. Most women state that they do not want to be too large or look too "fake" and that their greatest fear is that they will look unnatural after surgery.
There are many different strategies when helping you to select an implant size during the consultation. Dr Edinburg will discuss your desired results and tailor the solution to suit your body shape.
A good general guideline is that you can start slowly (walking) after a week and work up to more aerobic activity, as you feel comfortable. Dr Edinburg will give you full instructions when you meet with him.
It is important to make sure you are well informed before choosing a plastic surgeon. Specialist plastic surgery qualifications are imperative in the decision-making process, and choosing the right plastic surgeon will help you to feel more relaxed and confident about your impending surgery. It is your body after all.
Be aware when doing your research. ‘Cosmetic surgeon ’ is a term and not a specialisation. It can, and is, used by doctors who have, say, a few hours and weekend-workshop training in some cosmetic surgery techniques. If your doctor does not have FRACS (Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons) behind his name, then he is not a Specialist Surgeon trained or recognised by RACS (which is the national Australian Surgeon training body). There are other societies, but they do not follow RACS guidelines or training. Is your surgeon a member of ASPS (Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons) and ASAPS (the Aesthetic arm of the ASPS)? These are important factors for you to know as your surgeon may not be a Specialist Surgeon or may be trained in another field of surgery.
Dr Edinburg, Medical Director of The Eden Institute, is one of the leading plastic surgeons in Sydney for cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is also a specialist hand surgeon and skin cancer surgeon. He has over 20 years of outstanding medical service and achievements, positioning him as a pre-eminent plastic surgeon in both Sydney and Australia. Dr Edinburg is well known for delivering outstanding results for surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement, body sculpting procedures, skin cancer surgery and skin health treatments.
Dr Edinburg has completed a full fellowship at the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (FRACS – Plastic Surgery), which is the only statutory recognised body for training of specialist plastic surgeons in Australia. Find out more about Dr Edinburg’s qualifications and training.
You may have recently seen some media on the safety of breast implants.
We are here to guide you through this information update and ensure you are safe and supported throughout your surgery journey.
This concerns the incidence of a form of lymphoma (ALCL), which has occurred in around 500 cases of the estimated 35 million women with implants worldwide. The most accurate data at present shows that risk of this rare type of lymphoma varies from 1:2,700 up to 1:80,000 depending upon the type of textured surface. It should also be noted that ALCL is not a breast cancer, which is a separate disease and impacts around 1 in 8 women regardless of whether they have implants or not.
ALCL is related to bacterial biofilm contamination of implants that occurs during implant insertion.
It is generally observed in women 7-10 years after their surgery and often presents as swelling or a lump.
Of the 72 cases reported in Australia, the TGA has advised that the vast majority of cases were cured by removal of the implant and the capsule surrounding the implant.
How is the Eden Institute reducing this risk?
At Eden, we take this matter very seriously and when performing Breast Augmentation Surgery, Dr Edinburg uses a technique, which helps to prevent the formation of biofilm. He has demonstrated this by committing to the Macquarie University 14 point plan to reduce the risk of infection. By using this plan, Dr Edinburg ensures that all patients are given the benefit of proven research to combat infection and have the best chance of a stable, long-lasting and successful outcome.
The site includes a register of those Surgeons who have committed to this plan, including Dr Mark Edinburg. During your initial consultation with us, or elsewhere, we recommend discussing all risks associated with surgery including the choice of implant and the steps your surgeon takes to avoid bacterial contamination of the implant at the time of surgery.
Which breast implants do you use at The Eden Institute in Sydney?
At Eden, we use implants from one of the world’s leading implant manufacturers, Mentor. Mentor implants are backed by a lifetime guarantee, with a demonstrated safety record and low rates of implant-related complications. Patient safety is Mentor’s first priority.
Should I be concerned about a change in my breasts?
If you are concerned about your breast implants, particularly swelling or hardening, then please immediately seek medical advice from your GP, or if you had your surgery here, you should book an appointment with our surgeon. The first step is generally an ultrasound to investigate the source of swelling, which in most cases is not related to ALCL.
Looking for more information?
Dr Edinburg is a member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons which have released this statement reinforcing the rare nature of ALCL and the commitment amongst their members to reducing infection risk by committing as our surgeons have, to the 14 point plan.
You can read the 28 August 2017 statement from the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons here. And the ASAPS May 2018 update following media articles on the topic is here.
More details are available from the Government’s Therapeutic Goods Administration, which recently reviewed this issue.
If you have had PIP implants put in by another surgeon and you wish to discuss your way forward, Dr Edinburg will be happy to advise on a suitable path forward, for healthy, natural looking breast augmentation.
Interested in having Breast Augmentation Surgery in Sydney? Contact the Eden Institute today for a consultation. We are conveniently located in Baulkham Hills.
Our team of expert practitioners in Sydney uses the latest techniques in Breast Augmentation Surgery. We also offer a range of other breast enhancement procedures including Breast Lift, Breast Reduction and Male Breast Reduction Surgery.
Breast Augmentation Surgery can be combined with Breast Lift Surgery to give your breasts a firmer, lifted, more youthful appearance.