Frequently Asked Questions

What payment options do you have?

Contact us to discuss your payment options.

When can I exercise again after surgery?

Generally 4-6 weeks after surgery you can return to full exercises such running, aerobics, weight lifting etc. Please ensure you wear a well supported exercise bra.

Does MINKST offer different implant brands?

Yes, we offer a range of implant brands. Please discuss with our team and your surgeon during your consult the brand that is right for you.

How long will healing take for a breast augmentation?

MINKST Recovery Technique allows most patients the ability to return to many of their normal duties within 48 hours of breast implant surgery. See full details

How long does scarring take to fade and how can I help it fade faster?

When undergoing any cosmetic surgery procedure such as Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift there will be incisions made into your skin. Any surgical incision will result in some level of scarring, the final appearance will depend on a number of factors. Read more here in our blog about scarring.

It may take a year or two for tissues to fully heal and for scars to fade, but, typically, scars never go away completely. Although many products, such as vitamin E oil and topical silicone gel sheets, are often touted as tools to help scars fade or disappear, none has been scientifically proven to do so.

Will I lose Nipple Sensitivity after a Breast Augmentation?

It is usual to have some temporary numbness under the breasts after breast implants. This is due to some sensory nerves being affected during the preparation of the pockets. The numbness is usually fully recovered within six to twelve months, however it can be permanent. Rarely, and in the worst case, permanent numbness of both nipples could occur.

Does MINKST use textured or smooth implants?

All implant surfaces are available. Your surgeon will discuss the implant surface best for you pending your desires results.

Can I breastfeed after breast surgery?

Breast implants should not affect breastfeeding, whether the implant is above or below the muscle.

Will breast implants increase my risk of breast cancer?

There is no increase in breast cancer risk for patients who have implants. A mammography, ultrasound and MRI can be performed when required. Breast screening requirements still apply and should be followed.

Do I need my breast implants replaced every 10 years?

There is a common misconception that implants must be replaced every 10 years. This is false and implants do not need to be removed by a certain time or date. However, a woman’s body can change overtime due to weight, pregnancy etc which may require a revision of implants.

Do I need to wear a garment post surgery?

Unless your surgeon advises you otherwise, whether you wear a bra or a crop top or not is entirely up to you. It is simply a matter of comfort and will not affect the final result.

Can you make me look like this?

Clients often share photos of celebrities’ breasts or images they’ve found online as references. This is helpful in knowing what someone likes (and perhaps doesn’t like). Since surgery is an enhanced version of your your current body, it isn’t a one size fits all situation. Absolute perfection is impossible – understanding your options will help you to achieve the best and longest lasting results.

Are silicone breast implants or saline implants better for me and why?

The implants differ in material and consistency, however, they both have an outer silicone shell. Based on your breast anatomy, body type and other factors, your surgeon might recommend one type of implant over another for the best results. However due to a higher risk of rupture, silicone implants are more commonly used.

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