Boob Job Surgery

Boob Job Surgery for bigger, smaller or more shapely breasts

Melbourne’s leading team of Plastic Surgeons for Breast Surgery (Augmentation)

Your choice of five of Melbourne’s most experienced breast Plastic Surgeons — located in Hawthorn and Berwick in Victoria.

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Our Breast Specialist Plastic Surgeons for Breast Enlargement or Augmentation & Nipple Surgery

Dr Craig Rubinstein – Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr Richard Maxwell – Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr Douglas McManamny – Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr Geoff Barnett – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Our Breast Specialist Plastic Surgeons on our team operate at accredited major hospitals in Melbourne using only experienced anaesthetists and a top team of surgical support staff.

Three Types of ‘Boob Job’ Breast Enlargement Surgery

A ‘Boob Job’ is a commonly used term for breast enlargement surgery or Breast Augmentation procedures. Most breast surgery is a breast enhancement surgery, whether an enlargement, a reduction, a lift or an implant exchange (implant remove and replace).  A Breast Enlargement will give you larger, more shapely breasts (boobs) that are bigger than you had; whereas a Breast Lift Surgery will elevate your nipples and your breast position (boobs move higher up with a breast lift). Breast Reduction Surgery (for smaller boobs) can bring your breast size more in balance with the rest of your body, leaving you more comfortable and less prone to infections and chafing.

Don’t take Breast Enlargement Surgery Lightly

All Surgery is serious business, so you’ll need to know a few basics about a Breast Enhancement Surgery or a ‘Boob job’.

Breast Augmentation (enlargement) remains the most popular plastic surgery in the world.


There are many benefits of having Breast Augmentation Surgery via a Boob Job if you are determined to increase your breast size.

We hear from many patients and women who are wanting more shapely, larger breasts; they primarily say it will help their confidence and improve their fashion choices; and that it will give them a greater sense of femininity. All women are different, though, and everyone who wants larger breasts usually has a uniquely personal reason or reasons for wanting them. Be sure, though, that if you want surgery for larger breasts, you are doing it for YOU, not for anyone else.


*Disclaimer: Individual results can vary significantly from patient to patient.
The information we provide is of a general nature.
To find out what to expect for your preferred procedures, arrange to see one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons for a full-history and surgical consultation. Read more about surgical outcome variability on our Disclaimer Page.


Do you know your reasons for wanting larger breasts?

  • Do you want to attract more attention?
  • Would you like to feel more confident?
  • Do you want better looking cleavage?
  • Would you like to feel great in a swimsuit?
  • Do you want to fill out your lingerie or bikini?
  • Want to have a wider choice of fashionable clothes?
  • Then a breast enhancing boob job help you enjoy the lifestyle you want and deserve.

Breast Enlargement – Adding Breast Implants

You can choose to have breast implants for your boob or possibly you may be a candidate for fat grafting or fat transfer from other parts of your body to your breast area. Ask your Specialist Surgeon for more information about these options.

There are many types of breast implants available.

Breast Implant Types and Sizes Silicon Implants Breast Enlargement Cosmetic Surgery

Your surgeon can help you decide –

  • silicon or saline implant
  • round or anatomically shaped
  • in a variety of brands with different qualities.

Some implants even have funny brand names – such as ‘furry Brazilians’ or ‘fuzzy Brazilian implants.’ These are polyurethane covered implants made by Brazilian by Silimed (Sientra in USA) and they have a slightly textured surface.

Mentor and Allergan (Natrelle) are the most commonly used silicone implant brands in Australia.

Always choose a quality implant. Ask your surgeon whether your Breast Implant comes with a warranty.

Remember that your Implants won’t last forever (usually somewhere between 10 and 14 years). Ask your Surgeon about getting on the Register, which can also help you remember your implant brand when its time to remove or replace them.

Transfer Of Your Own Fat to Your Breasts (Boobs)

If you don’t like the idea of having implants to get larger breasts, but have plenty of spare fat stores, you may be a candidate for the latest fat transfer techniques for Breast Enlargement. Autologous Fat Transfer (AFT) is the new technique. It involves taking small quantities of your body fat from other parts of your body, then injecting this fat into your breasts to enlarge them by approximately one cup size.  Only a small amount can be transferred at a time and multiple procedures may need to be performed; so you might find implants are a more viable option; but it is entirely up to you and your Surgeon can help you decide what procedure will get you the look or breast size you are wanting.

Decisions To Make About A Boob Job with Breast Implants

Your most important decision is finding the right plastic surgeon who is experienced, asks great questions and really listens to you.

Our Specialist Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeons for Breast Enlargement include (L to R) Dr Craig RubinsteinDr Douglas McManamnyDr Geoff BarnettOur Specialist Team of Surgeons, and Dr Richard Maxwell.

Our Surgeons are Breast Specialist Plastic Surgeons on our team who also perform body contouring surgery including Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Body Contouring and Face or Nose Reshaping Surgery.

Our highly skilled Plastic Surgeons operate at accredited major hospitals in Melbourne to assist patient’s in providing optimal care. They use only experienced Anaesthetists and a top Surgical Support Team.

Understand the differences between types of Surgeons.

Make sure the Surgeon you choose is a member of ASAPS or ASPS – the Societies for Plastic Surgeons – there are plenty of other medical qualifications and memberships that doctors belong to but they are NOT qualified and experienced Australian plastic surgeons. Read our BLOG article on Differences between Surgeons and the Dangers of Medical Tourism – you only have one body, so you’re worth the best surgical experience for bigger breasts and not a lesser trained Surgeon.

Here are some important decisions to make with your Surgeon:

Breast Implant Size and Position Decisions

  • Finding the right size breast implant that fits your lifestyle is important
    • Our Team uses special bra stuffers and sizers, as well as Vectra 3D modelling, to find the right look for you and to plan your augmentation measurements
  • Choose your preferred breast implant location – in front or behind of the muscle? Or do you need a Dual plane approach?
    • Our Specialist Breast Surgeons can help you assess the best location for your implant

Breast Implant Surgery Scars

  • Where will your boob job scars be, and how prominent?
    • Under the breast (IMC), around the nipple or under the armpit (transaxillary incision) are the three most common incisions for breast augmentations
    • Lollipop and Anchor incisions used for breast reduction surgery are around the nipple and underneath the breast
    • What sort of look do want?
      • Do you want a ‘Natural looking’ breast result or an ‘Wow! – look at me’ result?
      • Do you want your breasts positioned ‘up high’ – called full upper pole -(like wearing a push-up bra) or placed lower on your chest?
      • Vectra 3D modelling during your decision-making time can help.


Boob Greed and Bra Cup Size Changes with Breast Implants

A Boob Job whether by fat grafting or implants is NOT a ‘miracle boob makeover’ from a flat chest to Size DD – your surgeon may suggest just going up a few cup sizes in one go and then having a later surgery if you want more – this upsizing is sometimes known as boob greed.

+-Common Concerns and Questions About Boob Jobs

“Does it hurt?” is a common question. Most quality plastic surgeons use an accredited Hospital, an anaesthetist and a General Anaesthetic during the operation so you are fully unconscious and have no memories of the actual operation. Please avoid choosing an under-qualified doctor that is only able to use a Local Anaesthetic (or twilight sedation) in their backroom clinic because they are NOT qualified to work in hospital. No matter what they say, you probably don’t want to be awake and aware during the actual surgical operation. Your post-surgery pain levels will be actively managed by the surgeon and support staff during your stay in hospital and while recovering at home. Everyone has a different pain tolerance -it’s probably best to ask a few past patients how much it hurt.

    • “What about the scars?” – Good surgeons are very careful about scar placement and minimisation. Your surgical scars will also generally fade over time. We use follow-up treatments with a fraxel laser and healite II to minimise your scars and most scars are barely visible 12 months later.
    • “How will the breast implants feel?” – Your Implants may not feel real depending on how much breast tissue you have – so placement under the muscle is preferable to over the muscle if you don’t have much tissue. Using a smaller implants can also help. Overly large implants might also give you a backache.
    • “How much time do I need off work?” – Generally back to work in a few weeks – longer for under the muscle surgery or strenuous workplaces. We recommend you use our “Rapid recovery pack” – a mixture of ‘science and love’ of proven remedies to feel better and heal faster.
    • “When can I exercise?” – Your surgeon and support team will advise when you can resume activity, exercise and going back to the gym. Usually more active after 2 to 4 weeks but can be up to 12 weeks for strenuous exercises like jumping. You’ll need to wear a support bra most of the time – especially when exercising – otherwise your breasts will sag over time.
    • “Will the implants last?” – You’ll probably will need a breast revision surgery at a later time – due to ageing, weight loss, pregnancy or breast implant complications.
    • “What about breastfeeding and nipple sensation?” – Getting a boob job may also affect your ability to breastfeed – especially if you choose to have an incision around the nipple (areola). There can also be a slight loss of nipple sensation but these are both rarer when using ‘under the muscle’ implants and using an incision under the breast (IMC)

“What if I smoke?” – Smoking really affects the healing and recovery process. That’s why most surgeons insist that you give up smoking well before the surgery and don’t smoke during the recovery period. Many surgeons also charge more for surgery on smokers and heavily overweight patients due to extra effort required before and after surgery to manage the result.

+-Cost of a Boob Job

Of course, everyone wants to know “How much does a Boob Job Cost?”

For one of the most critical decisions of your life, don’t select your Surgeon on price alone. There are many breast augmentation surgery options available in Australia and Overseas – they are mostly NOT covered by your Health Insurance and Government Medicare rebates. Your ‘out of pocket’ expenses can typically range from $6k to $12k+ depending on the breast implant type, the quality of surgeon, the hospital and how long you stay. Breast Reduction and Breast Lifts surgeries are more complex and can cost more. *Disclaimer: Individual results can vary significantly from patient to patient.
The information we provide is of a general nature.
To find out what to expect for your preferred procedures, arrange to see one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons for a full-history and surgical consultation. Read more about surgical outcome variability on our Disclaimer Page.


+-Choosing Your Surgeon

Please don’t get your surgery done by underqualified doctors in Australia or cheap overseas medical holidays. Your “Boob Job” surgery is NOT a travel and holiday option. Remember, you’ll be living with your surgery results every day — choose quality care and expert Surgeons.

You deserve quality post-operative care and long term support after the surgery. This is a problem if you or the surgeon flies in or out. Or if the surgeon is a ‘newby.’ Go to a proper hospital with a proper surgeon. There is a mantra about complications amongst surgeons – “the last one to touch it – owns it” – so not many plastic surgeons will help you fix up botched overseas surgery. Please don’t get your boob job done under light sedation in a back room clinic – some patients have almost died doing this. There are a number of basic mistakes that can be made when performing a ‘boob job’ and breast revision surgery to fix those mistakes is very costly.

“The best time to get things right is the first time. Some things just can’t be fixed.”

To reduce your risks, please choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon – this is NOT just a doctor calling themselves a cosmetic surgeon or a cosmetic physician. Always ask to see your surgeon’s qualifications, their before & after patient photos and speak to some real past patients.

Ask your friends & relatives for advice choosing a surgeon and read the discussion forums online – find a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon that you can really trust. Avoid clinics with a flashy website but no credible surgeons.

+-Are your Breast Specialist surgeons Plastic Surgeons or Cosmetic Surgeons?

Are your surgeons Plastic Surgeons or Cosmetic Surgeons – what’s the difference?

All of our five surgeons are qualified Plastic Surgeons – this is NOT the same as Cosmetic Surgeons. Our team of surgeons specialise in different areas of cosmetic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery and have decades of experience and training.

The difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon is significant.

Anyone with an MBBS qualification (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) can call themselves a ‘cosmetic surgeon,’ however they have not had the minimum 12 years of rigorous training that is required to become a Plastic Surgeon and most are not accredited to operate in leading hospitals (that’s why they operate in their backroom clinic or in day surgeries).

Some people calling themselves ‘cosmetic surgeons’ actually trained as dentists or dermatologists (Skin doctors).

Membership of RACS (Royal Australian College of Surgeons) means you are surgeon but you could be a Maxillofacial surgeon or ENT surgeon and may not have much expertise in Plastic Surgery.

Please choose a quality Plastic Surgeon that is accredited by a recognised association – look for membership of ASPS, ASAPS or ISAPS as a minimum qualification for your surgeon. These members are regarded as highly trained specialists in their field.

Our group practice offers a choice of several highly-experienced specialist Plastic Surgeons who are all experts in breast surgery so book in for a consultation now by emailing or calling us.  We have leading Surgeons available in Sydney & Melbourne.


Our approach to recovery is simple. We do whatever we can to get you back to your normal life as soon as possible.

We use Fraxel to help minimise scarring and special techniques for people who are prone to scarring (such as Asian skin tones

We offer Healite II to aid your recovery

Support for Interstate and Overseas Breast Surgery Patients

Please visit our interstate patients page to find out   how we can help you.


NEXT STEPS on your Surgical Journey

Visit our FAQs pages, learn more about your procedure, have a look at our photo galleries and patient reviews.

How to Book your Initial Consultation

  • Email us below or Call on (03) 8849 1444 to arrange your surgeon consultation appointment OR
  • Book a FREE 15-minute phone chat with our Patient Liaison Manager.  Click here.
  • A Referral from your GP or specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a consultation without a GP Referral although no rebates are claimable without one.
  • Schedule a confidential consultation with your selected Specialist Surgeon by paying the $200 booking fee.

Want more information before scheduling your Surgeon consultation?

  • Request more information – DOWNLOAD A GUIDE about the procedure or contact us
  • Book a Complimentary Consultation with a Nurse.
  • Organise a phone call with Patient Coordinator (FREE)  Click here.
  • Attend our Regular Practice FREE Events and hear from our Team of Plastic Surgeons along with their top support team.
  • Speak with a past patient that has had the procedure you want – call or contact us

Please contact us using the form below to arrange a consultation with one of our expert Specialist Plastic Surgeons or to speak with our Patient Care Team on (03) 8849 1444.

What to Bring to your Surgeon Consultation

  • Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices
  • Take lots of notes and read the documents provided thoroughly
  • You may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes


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