Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast augmentation is surgery to enlarge the breasts. It is done under general anaesthesia or sedation. Cuts are made either in the armpit or under the breast and a silicone or saline filled implant of appropriate size is inserted and positioned.

Who is Breast Augmentation Suitable For?

Breast augmentation is suitable for 2 kinds of patients. One group are patients who have small or hypoplastic breasts. The other group are those who have been through pregnancy and breastfeeding and have lost volume and perkiness in the breasts.

What Type of Results Should I Expect?

The breasts will be larger and natural in appearance. In the patients who have been through pregnancy, the increase in volume also results in the breasts being lifted and made more youthful.

How Will This Process Be Conducted at ARC?

We offer Mentor micro textured and Motiva nanotextured implants. The procedure takes 90 minutes to 2 hours and is done under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. No hospital stay is required in most cases. A special bra and band needs to be worn for 7 days.

What Are Some Complementary Treatments?

Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting
Breast augmentation can also be achieved using a natural filler material made from one’s own fat collections in the abdomen, thighs or buttocks. Known as fat grafting, this method is reserved for patients who need a moderate increase in breast size with good skin tone. They should have adequate fat collections for the proposed augmentation, about 2.5 to 3 times the proposed volume of fat to be injected into the breast.

The fat harvested is processed in a machine to thicken the aspirate. We use the Lipokit to select and concentrate younger fat cells before we inject them into the breast. This will ensure a longer lasting result. This procedure is done in an operating theater under intravenous sedation or a general anesthesia as a day surgery. It takes 90 minutes to 3 hours. Sometimes, repeat procedures are needed.

With modern techniques and experience, Dr Andrew Khoo can help you achieve your desired look safely and naturally.


All surgeries carry risks; including anaesthesia, bleeding and infection risks, as well as asymmetry and prominent surgical scars.

Implants comes in many sizes, textures and shapes. These include round and teardrop shapes, with nanotextured and microtextured implants being the most popular variation.

Incisions can be placed in the fold beneath the breast, around the nipple or through the underarm area.

All our surgeries are preceded by a consultation, detailed examination, measurements and detailed consent taking. This is to ensure that the patient’s wishes are fully understood by Dr Khoo and the patient fully understands the benefits and risks of the procedure.

The patient will have the fast the night before and meet Dr Khoo for pre-operative markings.

You will rest in the recovery area and Dr Khoo will conduct a review with you. Medication, post-operative care as well as a surgical bra and band will all be fully explained to you.