No matter your size and shape, Pure Aesthetics can give you the look you've always wanted.

With our customised approach to breast augmentation, you can expect to achieve improved breast shape and volume with beautiful, natural-looking results.

Breast enlargement enhances the appearance of your breasts using breast implants. This is one of the world’s most popular plastic surgery procedures for women with the following cosmetic concerns.




Attaining an optimal breast enlargement outcome requires an individualised approach—there is not a universal technique that is ideal for all women. After carefully listening to your needs and goals, our experienced plastic surgeons will formulate a personalised surgical plan that can create the look you envision.

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We aim to provide you with results that look and feel not only beautiful, but also natural. Our surgeons see breast enlargement as an art and strive to take your results to the highest level possible.

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Who are we?

20 years' experience in optimising womens health and appearance.

Led by Dr Steve Merten, Pure Aesthetics in Macqaurie Street has been the “breast enhancement” practice of choice in Sydney for over 20 years.

Dr Merten is Supervisor of Plastic Surgery training at Concord Hospital, one of Sydney's major public hospitals and was previously Fellowship Director in Advanced Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery at Macquarie University Hospital. He has personally trained over 30 local and international plastic surgeons. He also holds academic appointment at Macquarie University and has a major teaching plastic surgery unit at Macquarie University Hospital.

Dr Merten has published his research and concepts extensively in international and local surgical journals and is a frequently invited speaker and educator to a wide range of plastic surgery conferences and workshops.

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The key to achieving a great result is by listening to your concerns, careful planning and meticulous surgery. From pre-surgery planning to final recovery, I will always provide you with the most open and honest information to serve your best interests. I strive to make your journey in achieving your desired goals as easy as possible. We will never make you feel pressured into making decisions, but will guide you to making the best choices, ultimately achieving the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Steve Merten

What’s involved in breast enhancement?

Our Pure Aesthetics surgeons routinely perform breast enlargement using silicone gel implants and are actively involved in clinical research in improving the long-term outcome in breast implant surgery. Although saline-filled breast implants are available, they are infrequently used in Australia.

Breast implants come in different shapes and profiles and may be placed either in front of the chest muscle or behind it. All implant options can look beautiful and more or less natural, depending on how they are used.

Breast enlargement is performed under general anaesthetic in fully accredited hospitals. The implant is inserted through a small incision either under the breast, around the nipple or in the armpit. You will be able to return home within a few hours of your operation.


We understand you may have questions when considering your breast enhancement. Some common ones are answered here but please feel free to contact us to discuss anything in more detail.

Although Breast Enlargement has given many women a boost in their self-confidence, it is important to understand the surgery is an aesthetic procedure—it cannot offer a new life or a quick “fix” for unrelated problems. Your emotional stability and having realistic expectations are necessary for achieving a successful outcome.

In addition to understanding the benefits and limitations of the procedure, you may want to arrange for help throughout the beginning of your recovery. Knowing what complications can arise, and how to respond to them should they occur, can also ensure you achieve the best possible outcome.

If you smoke then your ability to heal is affected, and you may take longer to recover from breast enlargement surgery or even develop complications from the implants. It is recommended that you quit smoking at least 4-6 weeks before you plan on undergoing a Breast Enlargement surgery.

Breast Enlargement is performed as a “day surgery” procedure and usually takes 1-2 hours. You get to go home that same day. All surgeries are performed in fully accredited facilities ensuring your safety.

It is certainly possible to do both Breast Enlargement and tummy tuck at the same time, and our surgeons do this combination frequently, such as in a comprehensive mummy makeover. Tummy tuck, or “abdominoplasty” has a Medicare Item number, so there are rebates for this surgery, and if you have health insurance, your hospital fees may also be covered. When we are doing combinations of procedures, there is usually some cost benefit because of time savings in these settings.

In some cases breast implants alone may not give you the desired results, and your surgeon may recommend a breast lift in addition to the Breast Enlargement procedure. Breast lift surgery is a common procedure following breastfeeding or significant weight loss where breast tissue has loosened and drooped, and skin has sagged. Depending on your specific needs, your surgeon can determine whether a combination breast lift with implants is necessary to achieve your aesthetic goals.

In most cases breast enlargement will not prevent you from breastfeeding any child that you have in the future. If this is a big concern then talk to your surgeon to ensure that you have the right information for your situation. The breast implants should not affect breast milk, and the infant should not be affected in any way.

Most women do not realize that their new breasts must go through a period of settling in, and initially the breasts may look larger and fuller than the final result. Do not be alarmed, this is normal and will go away over time. As healing takes place the implants will position correctly and the appearance of the breasts will usually become what you were hoping for.

Breast implants don’t last forever and all types will need replacing, on average, after 10 to 20 years. With careful treatment planning in the first instance, revision breast implant surgery should not be necessary before this time.

If you undergo Breast Enlargement surgery and your implants start to sag or rupture, then you may need an additional plastic surgery to correct the problem or replace the ruptured implant.

New breast health baselines need to be established by you and your doctor post Breast Enlargement. Breasts with implants will feel different during self and professional examinations. Your doctor can equip you with the tools needed to undertake a self-assessment and what to look for. It is important to get a professional examination every year and that you let the doctor know you have had implants.

Before you make any decision to have Breast Enlargement surgery, there are many important factors that need to be considered and weighed carefully. An experienced cosmetic surgeon can help you weigh the pros and cons of this type of surgery, so that you can make an informed decision and get the best possible results. Any plastic surgeon that is in a rush or does not make sure that you fully understand this cosmetic surgery you will be having should be avoided.

Only a qualified plastic surgeon can help you identify the right breast implants for your specific situation and the desired results. Make sure that the plastic surgery expert that you choose is well qualified to handle this type of plastic surgery procedure, and that they are licensed and certified by the proper authorities and organisations. Experience is also a top consideration, so ensure your plastic surgeon has plenty of before and after photos of their prior patients to show you.

Look at plastic surgeon reviews, ask friends who have had plastic surgery if they would recommend their doctor, and look for lists of plastic surgeons in the phone book or your local medical association. When you spend the time needed to evaluate and compare cosmetic plastic surgeons you should be able to identify the top practitioners in this field.

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