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Tuesday, May 7

Breast Augmentation in Brisbane with Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Eddie Cheng

Breast Augmentation in Brisbane with Dr Eddie Cheng: What to expect

Breast augmentation is a significant decision that impacts not only physical appearance but also emotional and psychological well-being. In Brisbane, Dr Eddie Cheng, a board certified specialist plastic surgeon MED0001399314, is committed to ensuring his patients are well-informed and prepared for this journey. This information outlines a typical patient pathway before, during and after surgery. 

Initial Inquiry and Consultation

Your journey begins with an initial enquiry, during which our dedicated care coordinator will discuss your key concerns as well as begin to understand your goals and primary motivations for seeking breast augmentation surgery.   Prior to your consultation with Dr Cheng you will be asked to complete:

  • a detailed patient history form including your key concerns and ideal results
  • obtain a referral letter from your regular general practitioner (GP)
  • provide desired outcome photos and current or baseline photos of your key areas of concern
  • a short mental well-being screening tool (as per the new AHPRA guidelines)
  • a mammogram and or breast ultrasound scan if you are over the age of 40 or have a family history of breast cancer
It's crucial to approach this procedure with realistic expectations and an understanding of the potential risks and benefits.  During your first consultation with Dr Cheng, you will delve deeper into your medical history and discuss any psychological factors that might affect your readiness for cosmetic surgery. It’s essential to evaluate both physical and mental health comprehensively.

Discussing Readiness and Expectations

A key aspect of the consultation involves discussing your readiness for cosmetic surgery. This includes a screening of your mental well-being—a vital component, as emotional wellness plays a crucial role in the overall success of cosmetic procedures. Dr Cheng ensures that all patients feel supported and confident in their decisions.

Medical History and Key Concerns

Dr Cheng will review your medical history to identify any conditions that might complicate the surgery or recovery process. Discussing key concerns such as allergies, previous surgeries, and your body’s reaction to certain medications is crucial for tailoring the safest surgical approach.

Visualising the Outcome

To help you visualise potential outcomes, Dr Cheng may use 3D simulation technology or provide before-and-after images of previous patients with similar body types. This helps in setting realistic expectations and facilitates a more informed decision regarding implant type, size, and placement.  You will also be given the opportunity to touch and feel as well as try on a number of different sized implants with various clothing to see and experience the weight and appearance of real breast implants on your frame.

Education on Risks and Long-term Care

Informed consent is a cornerstone of our practice. Dr Cheng will discuss the possible risks associated with breast augmentation, including capsular contracture, implant rupture, and the rare BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma). Understanding these risks and the long-term commitment to checking on your implants and potential future surgeries is essential. Refer to the detailed risks outlined on our website along with life expectancy and implant monitoring recommendations

The Cooling-off Period

Following your consultation with Dr Eddie Cheng, you will need to book a 2nd consultation with our registered plastic surgery nurse to discuss your treatment plan, confirm your understanding of risks and informed financial consent, as well as ask any further questions about recovery milestones and aftercare. Following this, you will have a compulsory "cooling-off" period of 7 days before you can book your surgery date and commit your surgical deposit. This time allows you to reflect on the information, discuss with family or friends, and ensure you are making a well-considered decision without pressure.

Final Consultation and Pre-operative Planning

If you decide to proceed, a final pre-operative consultation is scheduled to complete the details of your surgery booking. During this session, Dr. Cheng will confirm your implant choices and surgical plan. We encourage you to bring photos of your ideal outcomes once again to ensure your goals align with the planned procedure.

The Surgery and Beyond

On the day of the surgery, Dr Cheng and his team will ensure you are comfortable and well-informed about the steps involved. After-surgery and recovery, approximately 4-6 hours from the admission, detailed discharge care instructions are provided to facilitate a smooth recovery at home. Please note that we suggest a 6 week period of recovery before returning to normal activities.  Dr Cheng is committed to ongoing care and you will receive scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery and ensure satisfaction with the results.  During your aftercare consultations you will also receive specific implant registration details along with warranty information should you ever need to access this information. 


Choosing to undergo breast augmentation is a personal and significant decision that affects various aspects of your life. By providing a thorough educational process and ensuring mental and physical readiness, Dr Eddie Cheng strives for excellence in outcome and patient satisfaction. 

The surgery results in these images were performed by Dr Eddie Cheng MED 0001399314, a Registered Medical Practitioner and specialist Plastic Surgeon (Specialist Registration in Surgery—Plastic Surgery) in Brisbane.

Risk disclaimers: 

All surgery carries risk and requires a recovery period and care regime. More information is available at You should seek a second opinion from a Specialist surgeon before proceeding. 

Individual results will vary from patient to patient and according to factors including genetics, age, diet and exercise. All invasive surgery carries risk and requires a recovery period and care regime. 

Image disclaimers: 

These photos are of consented patients of this clinic/medical practitioner and have not been altered or digitally enhanced. 



Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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