Frequently Asked Questions

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, womans bodies 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.

Are there ways to help scars fade?

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.

Can you make me look like this?

Clients often share with us 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 a breast augmentation is an enhanced version of your own breast, it isn’t a one size fits all situation. The trap is when patients see a breast shape or size they like and equate it to the implant that has been used. So, whilst the shape and size may be achievable depending on your anatomy, a different implant may need to be used to achieve a similar look.

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, saline implants were more common back in the 90s.

How long will healing take?

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

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