What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation, which is also known as augmentation mammography, breast implants or a ‘boob job’, is a surgery to increase one’s breast size. The enhancement can be done using silicone or saline implants, as well as through fat-grafting.

Why do you need breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation can help with enhancing your appearance if you have lost fullness in your breasts after pregnancy or breastfeeding, are experiencing asymmetry of your breasts, or if you desire more volume in your breasts.

What can you expect when undergoing breast augmentation?

Preparing for Breast Augmentation

Prior to breast augmentation surgery, you will meet with your surgeon for a medical evaluation. You can talk about your desired look and get feedback from your surgeon. 

The surgery can be done as an outpatient procedure and takes between 1 to 2 hours.

During Breast Augmentation

Your surgeon will make an incision in either of the following places in order to insert the breast implant:

  • The crease under your breast 
  • Under your arm
  • Around your nipple

Thereafter, your breast tissue will be separated from the muscles and connective tissue of your chest. This creates a pocket and your surgeon will decide the type of pocket to place the implant depending on a variety of factors. 

When the implant is in place, your surgeon will close the incision with stitches and bandage it with skin adhesive and surgical tape.

After Breast Augmentation

Soreness and swelling can be expected for a few weeks after surgery, with the possibility of bruising. Pain medication will be prescribed by your surgeon. 

You will be asked to wear a compression bandage or a sports bra to aid with supporting and positioning the breast implants.

If sutures were used and they don’t absorb on their own, you will have to return to your surgeon for a follow-up appointment for removal.

Why choose Novena Surgery for breast augmentation?

Doctors who choose to perform breast augmentation at Novena Surgery will perform the procedure in one of four modular operating theaters with cable-less pendant systems, allowing doctors to operate free of stray wiring obstruction.

Post-procedure, patients can choose to recover in one of Novena Surgery’s comfortable private suites, or in our 12-bed recovery unit under the care of well-trained nursing staff.

Waiting times are also shortened as patients need only turn up half-an-hour before their surgery, and be checked into the ward within 10 minutes of arrival. 

Patients’ companions have the option of patronising Velocity, Square and Square 2 shopping malls that are seamlessly integrated with Novena Medical Centre, the building housing Novena Surgery.

I want to undergo breast augmentation in Novena Surgery but I do not have a specialist doctor in mind yet.

This list consists of specialists who commonly perform breast augmentation at Novena Surgery – contact us at +65-6254 9331 or admin@novenasurgery.com.sg and we will help you book a consultation appointment with a specialist doctor from the list.

Name of Specialist ClinicName of Specialist DoctorSpecialist Clinic AddressSpecialist Clinic Opening Hours
Evan Woo Breast & Plastic SurgeryDr Evan Woo101 Irrawaddy Road #14-05/06, Royal Square Medical Centre, Singapore 329565Mon -Fri: 9am -6pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm
Picasso Plastic SurgeryDr Matthew Yeo#11-53, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563Mon -Fri: 9am -5pm
Sat: 9am – 12pm
Covette Plastic & Cosmetic SurgeryDr Gavin KangRB Capital Building
Level 6, 22 Malacca Street, Singapore 048980

Thong Teck Building
#03-08, 15 Scotts Road, Singapore 228218
Mon -Fri: 10am -7.30pm
Sat: 10am – 5.30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
The Plastic Surgery PracticeDr Andrew Tay10 Sinaran Drive, #11-33
Novena Medical Center, Singapore 307506
Monday – Friday : 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm
Saturday : 9am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holiday : Closed
W Aesthetics Plastic SurgeryDr Wong Chin Ho06-28/29 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Center, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563Mon -Fri: 9am -5pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm
Argent Plastic SurgeryDr Lee HanjingMount Alvernia Hospital, 820 Thomson Road, Medical Centre A, #01-03, Singapore 5746238.30am to 5pm (Mon – Fri)
8.30am to 12.30pm (Sat)