Breast augmentation

About Breast augmentation surgery

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Breast augmentation is the most common plastic surgery procedure performed today. The procedure is also known by various other names including:

  • Breast enlargement surgery
  • Breast implant surgery
  • Augmentation mammoplasty; or
  • Boob job

The reason for the popularity with this surgical procedure is because it is relatively uncomplicated and the results gained from bigger breasts can in some cases improve a patient’s self esteem.

Over time breast size and shape can change due to several factors including:

  • Age
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight fluctuations; and
  • Gravity.

The fatty tissues provide the shape and soft form that the glands and milk ducts are surrounded by. Factors such as pregnancy or age can affect the elasticity of your skin which results in changes to the appearance of your breast.

Depending on your specific case, breast enlargement surgery could be more successful when combined with:

Women who are dissatisfied with the size of their breasts, or have experienced changes in breast appearance opt for breast augmentation because it can provide a fuller, shapelier breast.

If you are unhappy with the size of your breasts, call us 07425 162493 to book a confidential consultation with our surgeon or fill in our contact form.

Before Breast Augmentation

Before considering breast augmentation surgery, it is important to shine light on some aspects that might cause unnecessary concern.

For significantly sagging or drooping breasts, it is important to know that breast implant surgery may not be the best procedure on its own.

In some instances, a breast lift (Mastopexy) could be recommended.  An augmentation can be performed simultaneously or as a second procedure if necessary.

It is highly advisable to ask your surgeon what kind of results you can anticipate post breast augmentation as not to have unfeasible expectations.

Another common apprehension when considering a boob job, is a concern that the implants could be hazardous to their health.

Silicone implants are made of a texturised silicone rubber shell to diminish the likelihood of encapsulation and are filled with cohesive silicone gel to avoid seepage. Breast implants differ by shape, texture, profile, size and volume.

It is important to note that there is absolutely no significant evidence that suggests breast implant surgery using silicone can increase your risk for breast cancer, connective tissue disorders, or autoimmune disease.

It is, however recommended that a patient be at least 18 years old to undergo breast enlargement surgery and receive silicone implants.

Should you have any concerns feel free to discuss them with your >link2aboutus<surgeon.

My approach towards cosmetic surgery is that of a professional yet open and friendly nature.

Every operation has limitations and carries a risk of complications. Your surgeon will discuss these in detail during your consultation.

During Breast Enlargement Surgery

During breast augmentation, a breast implant is placed inside a pocket formed beneath the breast tissue and over the muscle.

I believe that placing the implant over the muscle produces a better more natural shape, although occasionally there are some indications for placing the implant beneath the muscle.

This process allows to:

  • Increase or balance the size of the breast
  • Restore breast volume
  • Restore the shape of the breast after partial loss, total loss or with correction of asymmetrical breasts

In order to achieve natural looking breasts the size of the implant is carefully selected and tested with sizing disposable implants during the breast augmentation.

The operation is performed under general anaesthetic and takes approximately one hour long.

The implants are introduced through two small incisions of 5 cm (2 inches) positioned just above the crease underneath the breast. This type of incision is the safest because it provides the surgeon with easy access and an adequate view.

If you are unhappy with the size of your breasts, call us 07425 162493 to book a confidential consultation with our surgeon or fill in our contact form.

Post breast augmentation

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Post breast augmentation there is in most cases no need for suture removal. The reason for this is that the incisions are closed using dissolving sutures beneath the skin and surgical skin adhesive.

In specific cases however the surgeon may choose to use non-dissolving sutures, which will need to be removed in seven to ten days.

The scars from the incisions will fade slowly over several months, but it may take up to a year for them to refine completely. As with any surgery, post breast augmentation you will most likely experience some pain and swelling after the procedure.

The majority of swelling will likely subside within a few days. However, some swelling may persist for several weeks.

Breast augmentation scar 7 months post-op

After breast augmentation, it is expected to take several weeks for healing. A special bra is usually worn to support the breasts and to provide comfort and minimize swelling for up to three months. The compression bra is an important part of the recovery process.

You will most likely be able to return to work within seven to ten days after your procedure. However, it is important that you avoid any strenuous activity and lifting for approximately four to five weeks.

Doing so may delay healing and could damage the implants. You will be able to notice the final result post breast augmentation once the implants have settled and the swelling has subsided completely.

It is important to realise that your breasts will continue to change shape over time. However, after breast augmentation the results from the procedure are typically long-lasting, which means that you will have bigger breasts that are shapelier in appearance for many years to come.

Every operation has limitations and carries a risk of complications. Your surgeon will discuss the most frequently asked questions concerning breast implant surgery during your consultation.

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If you are unhappy with the size of your breasts, call us 07425 162493 to book a confidential consultation with our surgeon or fill in our contact form.