This project aims to explore current practice and professional opinion amongst plastic surgeons regarding advice and education, monitoring of physical recovery and expected physical recovery trajectories of patients undergoing BAM procedures.

Breast augmentation (also known as bilateral augmentation mammoplasty, BAM) is one of the most common procedures in plastic surgery clinical practice. Given the positioning of the implant on the chest wall, and its proximity to important muscles that act on the shoulder, it is possible that patients may experience limitations to their upper body movement, and other restrictions to their engagement in exercise and physical activity for a period of time after surgery.

Participants will be asked to complete one online survey, taking less than 10 minutes to complete. The survey is completed anonymously.


Doctors who meet the following inclusion criteria are sought:

  1. Hold the qualification of Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon;
  2. Currently performing BAM or have previous experience performing BAM;
  3. Practising in Australia or New Zealand.

Cosmetic surgeons, other medical or health professionals, and those who practice outside of Australia and New Zealand are not eligible to participate.

Register your interest 

If you have any questions, please contact the lead researcher, Dr Elise Gane:

Telephone: 07 3443 2680

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This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2021/HE001616]