Breast Augmentation/Enlargment - Implants


Breast Surgery Plastic Surgery

Dr Yaprak’s Philosophy is for a natural enhancement and creates a synergy between your natural body type and your desired result to create a truly natural result.

Breast implant surgery or augmentation mammoplasty is also called boob job by patients. It is a surgical process involving the enlargement or sculpting the breast through implants or inserting the body’s fats. Breast augmentation is the most demanded aesthetic surgery procedure around the globe. The process is also called augmentation mammoplasty; when fat is transferred from a part of the body to give more volume to the breast, it is called fat transfer breast augmentation.

Breast Implants (augmentation mammaplasty) are a common procedure for ladies who are not satisfied with their current breast shape and size due to:

  • Breast implants provide fullness and projection to your breast
  • Improves balance and symmetry to your breast and hip contours
  • Improves shape of breast and appearance of nipples
  • provides fullness to the breast areas to create attractiveness to the cleavage
  • provides contouring to the asymmetrical breasts
  • Breast implants help in improving self-image and confidence
  • Insufficient development
  • Disease, Trauma
  • Post-pregnanacy Loss


Why have a Breast Augmentation?

Breast Augmentation increases the volume of the breast making it look fuller and/or curvier overall appearance.  Breast Augmentation can correct an asymmetry in size between the breasts balancing them out, achieving an equal size and shape.  Breast Augmentation is also used for reconstruction after a mastectomy due to cancer treatment. 

A variety of aesthetic or non-aesthetic benefits are associated with the breast augmentation procedure, listed as under;

Who is a suitable candidate for breast implantation surgery?

The breast augmentation procedure is designed to address the aesthetic needs of the patients or those who want to recover their breast appearance after mastectomy or accidental injury. It is important to note that breast implant surgery is not ideal for fixing severely drooping breasts. Slender or thin patients may get benefits from a mini boob job. You may be the perfect candidate for augmentation mammoplasty in case of the following concerns;

  • To increase the volume of the flat looking breast
  • To correct mild ptotic or sagging breast
  • To correct asymmetric breast
  • Correction of tuberous breast
  • Breast with low fats or glandular tissues
  • To correct upper poles dimensions and pole cleavage

What to expect in consultation with Dr Yaprak:  

During your first consultation with Dr Yaprak, he will

  • Explain the procedure
  • Discuss your history
  • Tell you the risks of the surgery
  • Talk about the recovery from the surgery
  • Go through your post-op expecations.

With a chaperone present he will examine, measure, and surgically assess your body and make his recommendations based on your individual assessment.  

During a second consult (which is an absolute requirement) Dr Yaprak will:

  • Take some confidential pre-operative photos
  • Go over the procedure again to make sure you have a complete uderstanding of the operation, the risks, and expectations
  • Discuss the size range based on your discussion with Dr Yaprak 
  • Give you different sized fillers to use everyday in your bra to test the size and weight of the prospective implants to be sure you are comfortable with how the final outcome will look and feel in a real life situation.


Before and After Photos, Breast Augmentation/Enlargement Surgery Performed by Dr Yaprak

Breast Enlargement before and after Bulent Yaprak
Patient Consented Photo - Bulent Yaprak Before and After Breast Augmentation: Front View
Breast Implant Before and After Bulent Yaprak
Patient Consented Photo - Bulent Yaprak Before and After Breast Augmentation: Right view

What are the choices for implants?

Bulent Yaprak in Surgery

Breast implants are prosthetic containers filled with saline water or silicone gel. Implants have a thick outer silicone-rubber shell which has either textured or a smooth surface. 

Before going into surgery, it is crucial to consider implant brands, implant type, size, profile and shape. Dr Bulent Yaprak, having an extensive experience in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, will discuss the implants with you at both consultations so you become familiar with the form and size before your surgery according to your unique body size and shape.  

The companies who manufacture the implants do so under strict quality controls reducing the rist of capsule formation, gel leakage, rupture etc.  The exact make, model, and batch number is carefully recorded for any future reference.

Sometimes, Dr Yaprak will use a tissue expander to stretch the tissues.  This is inserted and continually gradually inflated.

Incision Location:

Breast Enlargement Bulent Yaprak


Incision locations for Breast Implants can be Periareolar, Transaxillary or inframammary.  Dr Yaprak will discuss all these options with you at your consulation and make his recommendations based on your individual anatomy.

One incision is made per implant and the scar from the incision is usually around 5-6 centimetres long.  All operations can cause a scar and it will take time to heal and fade.  

Placement of Implants:

Breast Implants are placed behind the breast tissue rather than within it.  The Implnat can be either placed:


  • Between the chest muscle and breast tissue
  • Behind the chest, or pectorial muscle


Each of thses placements has pros and cons.  Dr Yaprak will discuss these advantages and disadvantages with you and explain the best method for your individual anatomy.  


Breast Enlargement - Implant Placement

Risks and complications:

Like any other surgical procedure, breast augmentation carries certain risks and complications, which may include the following;

  • Complications to general anaesthesia
  • Haematoma (Bleeding)
  • Infection
  • Delayed wound healing
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Scarring
  • Numbness
  • Implant leakage and rupture
  • Changes in breast or nipple sensation
  • Change in position of implants

Discussion on possible risks and complications with your surgeon is important before getting into the procedure. Avoid blood-thinning agents and quit smoking a few weeks before and after the surgery to avoid delayed healing complications. Stay educated about the procedure details and aftercare.

Results of Breast Augmentation:

It is essential to have pragmatic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery. Your positive motivations will help you recover and maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery. Changes in weight, skin texture, BMI, pregnancy and breastfeeding may affect the results of breast enlargement surgery. For more information on breast implant surgery possibilities, book your initial consultation by filling online consultation form or call/text now.

Bulent Yaprak M.D, Op.Dr, FEBROPAS (Fellow of the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

Mr Bulent Yaprak is a well respected senior plastic surgeon with extensive experience in all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery.  He has been practicing plastic surgery in New Zealand since 2010 when he arrived with his Kiwi wife and two sons. 


Dr Yaprak prides himself on achieving natural, subtle results and his friendly, comfortable manor easily puts his patients at ease. He regularly attends worldwide conferences and gained valuable extended knowledge from sabbatical research and hands-on practical experience in ground-breaking new techniques from international pioneers.  


He performs both general anaesthetic procedures at Braemar Hospital and local anaesthetic procedures at his rooms in central Hamilton.


Bulent Yaprak and his fantastic team are always on call to guide you through your surgical journey.

Bulent Yaprak

For further information please check out the offical Australiasian Plastic Surgery Society information here.