Breast Augmentation for Asian Patients

Before Breast Augmentation After Breast Augmentation

Before & After Breast Augmentation with smooth round 440cc implants

Dr Hodgkinson has a large group of Asian patients who are keen on cosmetic surgery, particularly breast augmentation. In general, these patients tend to be petite and slim with small breasts, and they are looking for a solution that meets their needs.

For many Asian patients, finding breast implants that complement their figure that achieve a desired natural-looking result, can be difficult.   Many standard implants are designed for a larger Western body type which aren’t necessarily going to accomplish their body shaping goals.

But there are solutions for those looking for something that suits their existing body shape.


While the outcome is very similar to that of a standard breast augmentation procedure, there are some key differences worth knowing for Asian patients looking into the breast augmentation procedure.

In many cases, Asian patients have smaller frames, and therefore require smaller implants to maintain a natural proportion. In these instances I tend to use a saline implant, as it will achieve a nice improvement for patients who are very flat in the breasts. I will note here that 50% of cosmetics surgeons in the United States still use saline implants, and patients appreciate the safety factor associated with them.

There are several ways of inserting breast implants. These include the periareolar incision (around the nipple), transaxillary incision (through the armpit), inframammary incision (under the breast fold), and transumbilical breast augmentation or TUBA (through the belly button).

The second difference relates to surgical scars involved with the procedure. Asian patients, in particular, are very appreciative to have scars minimized due to the tendency to develop pigmented or thick scarring for a long period of time after surgery. For this reason I am happy to perform the transaxillary incision (armpit), and for those patients that desire it, the TUBA incision, that will place the scar in the least conspicuous spot(belly button). This means you can enjoy seamless results that reduce the risk of scarring to your skin.

If you are considering a breast augmentation, but concerned that you don’t have options that meet your specific figure or body goals, arrange a consultation with Dr Hodgkinson to discuss your specific case.

Based in Double Bay Sydney, Dr Hodgkinson and his team can discuss this with you and help you navigate through the process, so you can access the right information to help you understand the procedure better.  We want you to make an informed decision on any procedure you are considering, so we work hard to ensure that we provide detailed information about our procedures and answer any of the questions that you may have.  You can also access all of our pricing information, and more detailed information about our procedures, on our website in the link here.

With a highly regarded reputation and an extensive set of qualifications and experience in this area, Dr Hodgkinson is your best plastic surgeon option for you to help meet your body goals.

About Dr Darryl Hodgkinson

Dr. Darryl J. Hodgkinson is recognized world-wide as an expert in cosmetic plastic surgery with more than thirty years of experience in both cosmetic and plastic/reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Hodgkinson did his plastic surgical training at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in the United States and is amongst an elite group of a very few surgeons to hold two degrees in plastic surgery from American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons, Canada.

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