Dr Glenn Murray, Perth Breast Augmentation Surgeon
Cosmetic Doctor and Medical Director
Dr Glenn Murray completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Western Australia. He continued his training, undertaking both cosmetic medicine and cosmetic surgery training. Dr Glenn Murray has trained with some of the best Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons in the US and worldwide. He is the past president of the cosmetic society and has attended many advanced breast workshops throughout his career. Dr Murray has a particular interest in repairing botched overseas surgery, and more information on this can be found here.
Our Perth-based Medical Director at Absolute Cosmetic Medicine, Dr Murray, is committed to providing exceptional care to every patient. His full resume can be seen here.
Perth’s Breast Augmentation Surgery and Breast Implant Choices:
Breast Implant Placement
The subglandular technique, also known as above the muscle placement, places the implant between the breast tissue and the chest muscle. This method has increased in popularity as it is less painful for the patient and has fewer complications. Some of the concerns previously expressed with the newer implants are now less significant.
The subfascial technique involves elevating the layer covering the outer surface of the chest muscle and placing the breast implants in the space created.
Submuscular technique, also known as under the muscle placement, means implant placement below the pectoralis major chest muscle. This was an extremely popular method of implant insertion. However, it has reduced in popularity as many feel the risk of complications is higher, and the recovery can be slower.
The dual-plane technique involves both the submuscular and subglandular techniques. The upper part of the breast implant is submuscular, which is placed in a pocket underneath the chest muscle, while only the breast tissue covers the lower part of the implant. This method of insertion has become very popular. This method is not offered in many discount clinics as it takes longer to perform than a simple submuscular insertion.
Why choose the Above the Muscle Placement for Breast Implants?
This procedure can often be less painful than other methods. The recovery can also be quicker as the muscle is not interfered with. Any complications such as ‘double bubble’ and implant displacement occur less. The ‘double bubble’ treatment is often considered to replace the implant above the muscle. Some surgeons believe this is less destructive to the muscle as the muscle may wither and lose strength in some cases. With polyurethane sticky implants, some advantages in correcting floppiness or ptosis are seen as well.
Why choose the Dual Plane Placement for Breast Implants?
The dual-plane procedure, in our opinion, has overtaken the submuscular method. It has the benefits of below the muscle with less of the concerns. This is the preferred position in a very slim or petite patient with no breast tissue at all.
Problems such as ‘double bubble’ and bottoming out are less seen with this procedure as the muscle does not exert as much pressure on the implant. Also, the problem of wide cleavage is reduced.
There are three grades of the dual-plane placement, with grade three being most effective in the floppier breast. Opinions vary on the above, and it is wise to be fully informed so that the best choice is made to fit your specific circumstances.
Breast Implant Shape
At Perth based Absolute Cosmetic Medicine, we prefer to use Round or Motiva Ergonomic implants. We prefer round implants to teardrop implants because if they rotate, the breast shape is not warped in the way that it is with teardrop implants.
Motiva Ergonomix implants are designed to mimic the movement of a natural breast, holding a round shape when lying down and assuming a natural-looking teardrop shape when standing.
We have samples of different shapes, textures and sizes of implants that can be seen at a consultation.
What is the cost of a Breast Augmentation procedure?
Perth Breast Augmentation costs start at $7,999 for our all-inclusive Stay Home Stay Safe Package. Please note that not all patients are eligible for this package; your suitability can be assessed at a consultation with Dr Murray.
Absolute Cosmetic offers multiple payment options, including; Cash, Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard etc.), Lay-by, Payment Plans, Third Party Finance.
More information is available on our Payment Plan page.