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Breast Augmentation :: Breast Reconstruction :: Breast Reduction :: Breast Lift:: Breast Implants

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of the breasts by inserting implants.

Type of Implant

There are different types of implants available. All implants are synthetic silicone rubber shells filled with a silicone gel or a saline (saltwater) solution. The outer wall of the implant may be smooth or textured (rough surfaced).

Dr Kane will recommend the particular type of implant that he feels is most appropriate for you.

Surgical procedure:

On the day of surgery an incision is made in the crease under your breast, this is the inframammary fold, this hides the incision as the breast shape covers this site.  Dr Kane usually places the implant under your breast muscle in a pocket. The space in the pocket allows your breasts to feel soft. An implant is inserted in order to achieve the look you have chosen. Once the desired look is achieved, the pocket is closed.The incision is closed and Dr Kane places either a surgical bra or bandage over the incision, depending on what seems best in your case.

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is a surgery performed to restore the shape of breasts after the tissue is removed during mastectomy/lumpectomy (conducted to treat or prevent breast cancer).

Breast reconstruction is performed by three methods:

  • Using a tissue expander/implant: a silicone balloon is inserted and inflated using saline
  • Tissue flap reconstruction: using your own tissue (autologous)
  • Combination of both

Nipple and Areola Reconstruction

The nipple and areola can be reconstructed at a later stage. Dr Kane grafts skin to the area to make a nipple, then tattoo can be used to colour the skin to complete the nipple colour.

A small difference may exist in the size and shape of the two breasts following reconstruction, but may not be noticeable under a bra. However, for the more noticeable ones, women may surgically reduce, enlarge or lift the remaining breast to maintain symmetry.

Breast Implant Removal

Either for cosmetic or medical reason, such as age, damage, ruptures or capsular contracture, breast implants may need to be removed. Dr Kane can remove the prosthesis in combination with a number of other procedures to achieve the best result for your individual needs.

These additional procedures include:

  • Capsulectomy (removing granulomas or scar tissue that had formed around the rear implant)
  • Breast implant replacement - mastopexy

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction also known as reduction mammoplasty is a surgical procedure employed to remove excess fat, tissue and skin from the breasts.

Surgical Procedure

Dr Kane will draw on your breasts, marking the incision lines and making other relevant measurements decided on at the preoperative consultation. Once you are asleep and lying down the landmarks change as the breast assumes a different shape to that we observe when you are standing.Breast Reduction surgery is performed with the patient under general anaesthesia. Dr Kane will measure the height of the nipple and estimate the volume of breast to be removed. Excess breast tissue is usually removed from inner and outer areas of the breast.

Breast Lift

Sagging breasts are a real concern for many women. Loss of skin elasticity, gravity and other factors such as pregnancy and nursing can cause the breasts to lose their natural shape and firmness.

A breast lift or mastopexy is a cosmetic breast surgical procedure to lift and reshape the sagging breasts. The mastopexy may also involve repositioning the areola and nipple. Some women may have small breast or may have lost a significant amount of breast volume after pregnancy. In such cases placement of breast implants in addition to breast lift may be required to increase the size and firmness of the breasts. The implants are commonly placed under the muscle of the chest wall.


Breast lifts are usually performed under general anaesthesia, Dr Kane will remove the excess skin and move your nipple and areola to the higher position. Then the skin around the areola is brought down and drawn together to reshape the breast. After completion of the procedure, stitches are placed around the areola and nipple area, in a vertical line beneath the nipple and along the lower crease of the breast.

All sutures are usually removed within two weeks after surgery. You may expect loss of sensation around your nipple and areola areas. This is usually temporary and may take six weeks or more to return to normal.

Male Breast Reduction/Gynaecomastia

Gynaecomastia surgery aims to remove excess tissue and fat from the male chest in a similar fashion to a female Breast Reduction.

Inverted Nipple Correction

Inverted nipple correction is a procedure to remedy nipples that have been pulled in by either short milk ducts or post-pregnancy or other means. The procedure entails Dr Kane making a small incision under the nipple to gain access to and cut the ducts tethering the nipple. Dr Kane utilises a ‘purse-string’ suture to keep the nipple in the desired position