Breast Augmentation Sydney

About the treatment

Breast augmentation surgery (BAM) is one of the most common surgical cosmetic procedures performed in Sydney, Australia. Women choose to undergo breast augmentation for a variety of reasons. Some wish to alter the size or shape of their breasts, while others seek to correct asymmetry or restore diminished volume due to weight loss or pregnancy.

Breast implants used for augmentation procedures come in a broad range of sizes, shapes and materials to tailor the results to your body type and desired outcomes. Using different incision techniques will reduce visible scarring and further customise your new look.

When handled by an experienced, qualified specialist plastic surgeon, breast augmentation is a safe surgery with long-lasting results and high patient satisfaction.


One of the most common breast augmentation subjects women want to discuss is size. While this is, of course, a significant part of the procedure, it is of secondary importance to me as a specialist plastic surgeon.

BAM surgery achieves much more than increasing breast size. In my view, BAM is one way to create an ideal size or shape for a particular woman while simultaneously enhancing her entire body profile.

Expert breast implant surgery considers the shape of the chest and the overall shape and height of the patient. I believe BAM surgery should do more than create a beautifully shaped breast—it should enhance the upper body of the woman, and in turn, provide overall improvements to the shape of her body from head to toe.



Breast Augmentation is a very popular but highly individualised procedure. You may be a candidate for breast augmentation if you are generally healthy, your breasts have fully developed and you are seeking to enhance your entire body profile:

  • Create an ideal size or shape for a particular woman while simultaneously enhancing her entire body profile.
  • Raise and contour the area so that the breasts sit in a perkier position on the chest
  • Enhance the shape of the upper body
  • Correct asymmetry or restore diminished volume due to weight loss or pregnancy

Choosing the right shape, texture and placement of your implants

In addition to breast implant type (saline, silicone), there are a variety of shapes and textures to choose from. Different breast implants have different surfaces—some smooth, and others are slightly rough or textured.

Round implants: Popular with women who want substantial lift and fullness, particularly in the upper pole of the breast.

Teardrop shape implants: For women seeking a more conservative, natural profile. However, women with sufficient breast tissue can achieve a natural look with round implants.

Your best approach is to consult Dr Steven Liew to determine which implant shape will produce your desired outcome.

Placement of implants

There are two main ways in which breast implants are inserted:

  1. under the breast tissue (subglandular)
  2. under the pectoral muscle (submuscular)

Placement is based on the amount of natural breast tissue you have and the size of the implant you desire.

Asian Breast Augmentation Sydney

Asian women who seek breast augmentation require a specific approach to achieve optimal results—due to differences in physical structure and the quality of their skin.

Asian women are frequently shorter in stature with a long and narrow chest than the rest of the body. In addition, they often have suboptimal breast shape and form and minimal soft tissue with occasional ribs visible through the skin. The overlying skin and tissue tend to be tighter and firmer than Caucasians.

Also, Asians tend to have a higher tendency to produce darker and thicker scarring (hyperpigmentation, hypertrophic scars). This is why extra care is required in the post-surgery period to promote optimal scar appearance.

Post Pregnancy Breast Augmentation

After pregnancy, expansion and deflation of the breast tissue cause stretching of the breast skin and loss of breast volume; post-pregnancy breasts are often smaller, looser, and may sag. Many patients complain of loss of perkiness and fullness, especially in the upper part of the breasts.

It is advisable to wait at least 6 months after completing breastfeeding before considering breast implants. For the best recovery and results, it’s recommended to wait until your hormones, weight, and energy level have returned to normal—and you have settled into your new routine.

What to expect from Breast Implant Surgery


  • Procedure time: 2 hours
  • Downtime required: 3 – 7 days (varies according to size and placement of implants and vocational requirements)
  • Results duration*: long-lasting, may need a repeat surgery after 8-10 years

*Individual results may vary

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