Boobs... Why Did I Wait So Long?!?! - Gold Coast, AU

I'm writing this review a little back to front...

I'm writing this review a little back to front from others as I have already had my breast augmentation done but wanted to share my experience with others as so many have done for us on this site.

Ive wanted to get breast implants for so many years and now that its done i cant believe i waited so long. Like seriously!

A bit about me. I'm approx 170cm tall and 60kg in weight and have been a B cup size for like ever. Not that i would truly know because with the huge market for padded bras out there i was never with out one (totally different story now) I wanted to be a D in the end if possible.

So I booked my self for a breast augmentation with CosMediTour Gold Coast for a few reasons and I hope the info i provide here will help others as when i was on the initial search, there was and still is very limited information about them.

My initial contact was to see if i was a suitable candidate for them as they only offer standard breast augmentations. As I'm interstate, this involved the usual photos from every angle to be sent for review by the plastic surgeons who are Dr Craig Layt and Dr Luke Stradwick who operate this business under the name of the Breast Academy. Soon after i received my recommendation that i was booking myself in and playing the waiting game.

For those that don't know Dr Craig Layt and Dr Luke Stradwick with the Breast Academy are offering affordable breast augmentations to girls like me who didn't want to have to travel overseas to say Thailand. What makes them different to other affordable surgeries is that these are actual plastic surgeons not cosmetic surgeons and so helps put your mind at ease that they have done the necessary study to get where they are today.

In my initial recommendation i was assigned Dr Justin Perron to be my plastic surgeon who would be under the guidance of either Dr Craig Layt or Dr Luke Stradwick however upon my actual consultation i was assigned to Dr Kim Chan with the supervision on Dr Lyat. Both of these blokes are fantastic and cannot fault a single thing with my initial consultation. They are so easy going yet serious which was great.

In order for the Breast Academy to keep costs realistic and affordable to us, the client they hold a group information session with others who are in the same position as you. Don't get me wrong at first I thought i was a little strange but when i got there and met the other girls, it was great. Esp when it came to asking questions. Some had others i hadn't thought of and was a great way to put my mind at ease that i wasn't doing this alone haha

So i was sized up, ready to go with surgery booked for the next day and i was excited.

I guess Ive spoken quite a bit now, but what i really wanted to get out there was how great this whole process was to me. I cannot fault the CosMediTour ladies i dealt with nor can i fault all the amazing staff i came into meeting with the Breast Academy. They def put my mind at ease with everything and made the whole process so simple and stress free.

Any how i'm happy to give any more info on my actual experience and how things went and any other info that i know to others who are interested in getting their BA with CosMediTour or the Breast Academy. Will put some pics up soon when i can so you can see the great work. Mind you im only like 3 weeks haha

Still cant believe i waited so long!

The before and afters

So finally have had some time to put up the pics.

Like I said before I was approx a 12B looking to become a 12D

Now that I think back on the whole experience I remember when I was sitting in the office with Dr Chan getting measured up and trying on various implant sizes. We were having a laugh because he said to put them into my bra to see what I thought and I immediately said I couldn't as I only ever wear padded bras and that this wouldn't work. I guess may be an option for every one else is to bring in a non padded bra or something when you go for your consultation and measure up.


I have a little bit of asymmetry which I wanted to have corrected. Dr Chan agreed it was small but was happy to have this corrected as it is what I wanted and so I effectively ended up with round Allergen Natrelle Cohesive Silicon Gel implants of 345cc in my left and 385cc in my right. I also think the profile for the right breast is a full projection implant to make up the difference and shape. So different implants in each boob to achieve a pretty good result.

With the 3D Vectra imaging, it calculated that I would end up approx a 12DD which was bigger then I wanted but still went with it. I'm not going to lie. When I got home that night which was the night before surgery I was worried that I had chosen too big but decided it was too late to change. Now that its been 4 weeks and most of the swelling has gone down I so happy with the result that I'm glad they are the size they are. Phew
Brisbane Plastic Surgeon

Both Dr Kim Chan and Dr Craig Layt was a really friendly who taught me so much in such a short time frame about breast augmentations and about my breasts in particular. Dr Chan was really thorough in measuring me up and also checking with Dr Lyat for a second opinion. They both explained to me what was going to happen and why which really put my mind at ease. The Breast Academy use the Vectra 3D imaging which is a great way of seeing before and after pics of yourself when being measured up. Kind of like a try before you buy really. I cannot fault anything about my experience. The whole team were great right down to the nurses there who phoned me a few times post surgery when at home to see how i was going in the first week.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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