- Patients really need to do their research when choosing a surgeon. How attractive the breasts will look has a lot to do with the surgeon's skill.
- When looking for a surgeon, check the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery website for advice. www.accs.org.au
- Look at before and after photos to determine the shape you want.
- Have in mind the cup size you would like to be, but also be guided by the surgeon's knowledge.
- The most often-used implants in Australia are cohesive silicon gel, they give the most natural look and feel. Saline implants can wrinkle and have a higher failure rate.
Jacqueline Achilles is a fitness instructor and part-time model who wants a career in fashion. "I was always told my breast size wasn't ideal," says part-time model Jacqueline Achilles. "And when I went shopping I felt limited about what fashionable clothes I could wear." So Jacqueline had breast implants and now, she says, "I feel more confident and feminine." Sydney cosmetic surgeon Dr Anoop Rastogi says that while Jacqueline had beautiful shoulders and nice hips, she lacked an hourglass figure as her breasts were small. The aim was to create breasts to balance and sculpt her figure, which would allow her to pursue her modelling career. Jacqueline had tubular-shaped breasts with a short distance between the nipple and the crease under the breast. Because of her natural breast shape, Dr Rastogi chose a very specialised anatomical implant (tear-drop shaped) so he could lift the nipple position and correct the tubular shape. The breasts slope gently from Jacqueline's shoulders to her nipples, then arc fully to the creases under her breasts. The width of the implants created cleavage, and fullness at the sides made a contrast with Jacqueline's waist, producing the desired hourglass figure. Five rules to remember: