Breast Surgery

Breast surgery is a type of surgical procedure that can alter the size, shape, or appearance of the breasts. It is commonly used for cosmetic or medical reasons and should only be performed by a qualified and experienced specialist surgeon.

Your Breast

Your breasts are an integral part of your body, and every woman has a unique relationship with them. It is essential to understand that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and every woman should feel confident and comfortable in her own skin. However, with your breasts, there are various options available to you.

At our clinic, we understand that each patient is different and requires a personalised approach to their treatment. Dr Rodrigo is a specialist in augmentation mammoplasty (breast augmentation), reduction mammoplasty (breast reduction), and mastopexy (breast lift) procedures, and will work with you to develop a customised plan that suits your individual needs.

Whether you are seeking cosmetic enhancement or require medical treatment, it is crucial to make an informed decision about your breast surgery. We are always here to provide you with the necessary information and specialist advice to ensure that you are well-informed and comfortable throughout the process.

So, if you are considering breast surgery, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Augmentation Mammoplasty
(Breast Augmentation)
(Breast Implants)

Augmentation mammoplasty, also known as breast augmentation or  breast implants are provided by Dr Rodrigo Teixeira a specialist plastic surgeon in Melbourne who is highly experienced in these procedures and utilises silicone implants to increase the size and volume of your breasts.


Augmentation mammoplasty (breast augmentation) is a very personal decision, and it should always be done for yourself, not to please someone else. It is a procedure that can increase the fullness and projection of your breasts, and improve the balance of your body.

It’s important to note that augmentation mammoplasty ( breast augmentation surgery does not correct issues of sagging, drooping breasts. A mastopexy ( breast lift) may be required in conjunction with an augmentation mammoplasty (breast augmentation).

At our clinic, we offer comprehensive consultations to help you make an informed decision about your augmentation mammoplasty (breast augmentation) surgery. Dr Rodrigo will guide you through the entire process, from selecting the right implant size and shape to discussing the procedure and post-operative care.


If you’re looking for breast implants in Melbourne, look no further than our clinic. We are dedicated to delivering the safest, most effective, and personalised results possible. Contact us today to book your consultation.

Mastopexy (Breast lift)

A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, could be the right option for you. At our Melbourne clinic, we offer comprehensive mastopexy (breast lift) procedures to reshape sagging breasts, increase firmness, and raise the position of downward pointing nipples.


During a mastopexy (breast lift), excess skin and tissues are removed, and the remaining tissue is tightened and lifted to improve contour and shape. The nipples are repositioned to a higher location, and the size of the areolas can also be reduced.


At our clinic, we understand that every patient is unique and requires a personalised approach. Dr Rodrigo Teixeira, our specialist plastic surgeon, will assess your individual case and recommend the best surgical technique for you. Some patients may only require periareolar mastopexy with incisions around the areolas, while moderate cases may require additional vertical incisions resulting in a “lollipop” shape scar. Severe cases may require the “inverted T” or “anchor” shape incisions for more comprehensive treatment.


Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Breast reduction

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure that can help women achieve smaller and lighter breasts, alleviate discomfort such as back pain. This option is available for women of any age who want to reduce the size of their breasts, or who are experiencing physical symptoms due to the weight of their excessively large breasts.

Breast reduction can address several concerns such as:

• alleviating back, neck, and shoulder pain
• improving posture
• reducing skin irritation in the breast folds
• relieving breast pain, particularly during periods
• lifting breasts

During your consultation, your surgeon will examine your medical history and may require further investigations with a breast ultrasound or mammography (mammogram) to exclude any underlying breast disease. All breast tissue removed during surgery will be sent to pathology for histologic examination.

At our clinic in Melbourne, Dr Rodrigo Teixeira, specialist plastic surgeon, can help guide you through the breast reduction process and create a personalised treatment plan that will suit your individual needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help

Gynaecomastia (Male Breast )

Gynaecomastia is a common condition that affects men of all ages. It is characterised by enlarged breasts and can be caused by hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or the use of certain drugs. 

The development of breast tissue in men is influenced by hormones, and during puberty, a transient hormone imbalance may develop gynaecomastia. However, most boys with gynaecomastia grow out of it within a couple of years. Gynaecomastia can also appear later in life due to changes in metabolism or other medical conditions, and it is important to have an appointment with your general practitioner to exclude other causes of gynaecomastia before seeing a surgeon.

Male breast reduction is a surgical procedure that reduces breast size, flattening and enhancing the chest contour. In severe cases of gynaecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola. In these cases, the position and size of the nipple and areola can be surgically improved, and excess skin may be reduced.

Surgical correction of gynaecomastia is best performed on healthy individuals with relatively normal weight and realistic expectations. It should be avoided when there is heavy drinking of alcohol and in smokers or heavy users of marijuana. In addition, breast development should be stabilised. Teenagers may benefit from surgery, although secondary procedures may be needed in the future should breast development continue.

Things to consider before Cosmetic surgery

If you’re considering breast surgery, it’s important to be well-informed and make an informed decision. Whether you’re considering augmentation mammoplasty (breast augmentation), reduction mammoplasty (breast reduction), or a mastopexy (breast lift), there are a few key things to consider before making a final decision.

    1. Your Health Status: Your overall health is an important factor to consider before undergoing any surgical procedure. You should be in good health and free of any underlying medical conditions that could increase the risk of complications.

    2. Body weight and BMI: Your body weight and BMI (body mass index) are important factors to consider before breast surgery. Being overweight or obese can increase the risk of complications during surgery and can also affect the results of the procedure. Your surgeon will likely advise you to reach a stable and healthy weight before undergoing surgery. Generally, a BMI of 30 or below is recommended for breast surgery candidates.

    3. Realistic Expectations: Having realistic expectations is crucial when considering breast surgery. You should have a clear understanding of what the procedure can and cannot achieve and be comfortable with the potential outcomes.

    4. Your Surgeon’s Experience: Choosing a highly qualified and experienced surgeon is essential. Take the time to research potential surgeons and their credentials, read reviews and testimonials from previous patients, and ask to see before-and-after photos of their work.

    5. Type of Procedure: There are different types of breast surgery, each with its own unique benefits and risks. Be sure to discuss the options with your surgeon to determine which procedure is best suited to your individual needs and goals.

    6. Recovery Time: Recovery time varies depending on the type of procedure, but it’s important to plan ahead and make arrangements to allow for adequate time to recover. Your surgeon will provide guidance on what to expect during recovery and how to care for yourself following the surgery.

    7. Cost: The cost of breast surgery can vary depending on the type of procedure, the surgeon’s fees, and other associated expenses. Be sure to discuss all costs with your surgeon ahead of time and determine if it’s within your budget.

    By carefully considering these factors, you can make an informed decision about breast surgery and achieve the best possible results while ensuring your safety and well-being.

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Possible risks with breast surgery

Breast surgery is a common procedure that is usually safe and effective. However, like any surgical procedure, there are risks involved. Before undergoing breast surgery, it is important to understand the possible risks and complications associated with the procedure.

Here are some potential risks associated with breast surgery:

Infection: There is a risk of infection with any surgical procedure, which may require additional treatment with antibiotics or surgical drainage.


Bleeding: Excessive bleeding can occur during or after the surgery, which may require a return to the operating room.

Scarring: Scarring is a common result of breast surgery. However, a skilled surgeon will try to minimise the appearance of scarring.


Changes in nipple and breast sensation: Some women may experience temporary or permanent changes in nipple and breast sensation after breast surgery.

Breast asymmetry: In some cases, breast surgery may result in uneven breasts, which may require additional surgery to correct.

Implant-related risks: For augmentation mammoplasty (breast augmentation) with implants, there is a risk of implant rupture, leakage, and capsular contracture.

Anaesthesia complications: General anaesthesia carries some risks, including allergic reactions and breathing difficulties.

Blood clots: Blood clots may develop in the legs after surgery and can be life-threatening if they travel to the lungs.

Despite the highest standards of surgical practice, complications are possible. The decision to have breast surgery is a highly personal one, and it is important to weigh the benefits against the risks and potential complications. Your surgeon will explain the risks associated with the surgery, and it is important to discuss any concerns you may have about possible side effects.

In addition to the risks mentioned above, general side effects may include allergic reactions, severe swelling and bruising, slow healing, skin and tissue necrosis (especially in smokers), and fluid accumulation (seroma) or pain and discomfort. Unsatisfactory results may also occur, such as asymmetry, contour irregularities, unsatisfactory surgical scars, or unacceptable visible deformities at the ends of the incisions, which may require an additional surgery to improve your results.

To reduce the likelihood of complications, it is important to discuss these risks with your surgeon and follow all pre- and post-operative instructions carefully. Recovery time and treatment results will vary from patient to patient and depend upon a variety of individual patient factors.

For more information, please consult your surgeon. Before proceeding, you have the option to seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. By understanding the risks involved and carefully following instructions, you can help ensure a safe and successful breast surgery.

Breast Surgery Recovery

Breast surgery is a significant procedure that requires careful planning and preparation. After the surgery, you’ll need time to recover and heal. Dr Rodrigo Teixeira and his team will provide you with detailed instructions on what to expect during the recovery period and how to manage any discomfort or pain.

During the initial recovery period, it is essential to get plenty of rest and avoid any strenuous activities. You’ll need to wear a surgical bra or compression garment to support your breasts and reduce swelling. Dr Rodrigo may also recommend certain gentle stretch exercises to help you regain strength and flexibility in your chest muscles.

Pain and discomfort are normal after breast surgery, but medication can help manage these symptoms. It’s also essential to follow a healthy diet and stay hydrated to promote healing.

It’s crucial to attend all follow-up appointments with Dr Rodrigo and his team to ensure that you are healing correctly and there are no complications. You may also need to refrain from certain activities or wearing underwire bras for several weeks or even months, depending on the type of surgery you had.

Overall, the recovery period after breast surgery can be challenging, but with the support of Dr Rodrigo Teixeira and his team, you can feel confident that you’re in good hands. They will provide you with the necessary guidance and care to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.

Find your Breast surgeon

If you’re considering breast surgery, finding the right surgeon is critical to ensuring the best possible outcome. Here are some tips for finding a qualified and experienced breast surgeon:

Research credentials: Look for a surgeon who is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and has extensive experience in plastic surgery of the breast. 

Schedule a consultation: Once you have identified potential surgeons, schedule a consultation to meet with them in person. This is an opportunity to discuss your goals and concerns and to get a sense of the surgeon’s approach to breast surgery. Dr Rodrigo offers personalised consultations to discuss each patient’s unique goals and expectations.

Ask questions: Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the surgeon’s experience, training, and approach to breast surgery. Your surgeon should be able to answer your questions to help you make an informed decision about your surgery.

Look for personalised care: A good breast surgeon will take the time to understand your unique needs and goals and will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan. Dr Rodrigo and his team are committed to providing personalised care and support to each patient, from the initial consultation through the recovery process.

By following these tips and working with a skilled and experienced breast surgeon like Dr Rodrigo Teixeira, you can achieve the best possible result.

 

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Find your Breast surgeon

If you’re considering breast surgery, finding the right surgeon is critical to ensuring the best possible outcome. Here are some tips for finding a qualified and experienced breast surgeon:

Research credentials: Look for a surgeon who is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and has extensive experience in plastic surgery of the breast. 

Schedule a consultation: Once you have identified potential surgeons, schedule a consultation to meet with them in person. This is an opportunity to discuss your goals and concerns and to get a sense of the surgeon’s approach to breast surgery. Dr Rodrigo offers personalised consultations to discuss each patient’s unique goals and expectations.

Ask questions: Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the surgeon’s experience, training, and approach to breast surgery. Your surgeon should be able to answer your questions to help you make an informed decision about your surgery.

Look for personalised care: A good breast surgeon will take the time to understand your unique needs and goals and will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan. Dr Rodrigo and his team are committed to providing personalised care and support to each patient, from the initial consultation through the recovery process.

By following these tips and working with a skilled and experienced breast surgeon like Dr Rodrigo Teixeira, you can achieve the best possible result.

 

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