What is Breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure designed to enlarge the breasts using implants. Today there are many different types of breast implants available. Depending upon your individual circumstances, the implants may be placed behind your breast or beneath your pectoral muscles.


The initial consultation at Coastal Plastic Surgery is with the Plastic Surgeon who will be undertaking the procedure. He will discuss the process with you thoroughly and decide whether breast augmentation surgery is right for you.

The size and shape of your breasts before surgery may influence the choice of surgical procedure. This will all be explained simply and clearly during your consultation.


Your surgery will be undertaken at Kawana Private Hospital which is an accredited hospital on the Sunshine Coast. A general anaesthetic is administered. An incision directly under the breast is the technique usually used for Breast enlargement surgery. This is because the breast implant can be positioned most accurately into its pocket

The breast implant itself may be placed under the pectoralis muscle, under the breast tissue or a combination of both in the ‘dual plane’ technique.


How will I recover from Breast Surgery?

Swelling and soreness are common after surgery. An overnight stay at KPH is recommended to ensure close monitoring by medical staff. A garment is fitted and that will stay in place until post-operative appointment 5-7 days later.

A fitted bra is recommended to wear for 6 weeks

No driving for 10 days.

Vigorous exercise should be avoided for around four to six weeks.

Other Procedures Offered

  • Remove and replace breast  implants 
  • Breast reconstruction