What is Breast Enlargement
What is Breast Enlargement (Augmentation Mammoplasty)
Breast Enlargement Surgery is for women who consider their breasts to be too small, not of the same size, or believe that their breasts have lost shape. In breast enlargement surgery, breast implants are used to increase the size of breasts.
We offer a range of breast enlargement before and after photographs for you prior to the procedure so you can get an idea about what to expect from surgery. We ensure that each woman we work with is advised on the most suitable shape, size and type of implant that is best suited for her body type, the shape of her breasts, and the type of her skin.
There are three basic ways of making an incision for placing the breast implant. The cut is made either around the bottom half of the areola (in the crease formed underneath the breast) or through the armpit. Once we have made the incision we will position the implant in one of two places, either between the ribs and the pectoral muscle, or between the breast tissue and the pectoral muscle. Your breast enhancement procedure will use general anaesthesia, and it will last approximately an hour.
We aim to return you safely to your own home the same day or the morning after your surgery. We use the Allergan Natrelle implants for breast enlargement surgery and these come with a lifetime guarantee against rupture. Click here to know more about our aftercare policy.
Risks & Complications
As with any surgery, there is the small risk of complications with Breast Enlargement surgery. At the time of your consultation, we will take you through that in detail so that you can take an informed decision.
We will not push you for surgery. We will give you all the time and guidance you need to take a decision. We will give you a comprehensive Breast Enlargement Patient Guide to take home with you. This will answer most of your queries and concerns. If you have any further questions, you can give a call to us and we will provide you our expert advice. You will love us for our honesty, integrity and professionalism.
Breast Reduction, Breast Uplift, Areola Reduction Surgery, Breast Implant Replacement
How long does the procedure take?
Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the surgery normally takes about 90 minutes, not including time in recovery.
Are the results permanent?
Yes, the results of a breast enlargement are permanent. However, if you loose/ gain a substantial amount of weight, or you have a baby, your breasts may change shape.
When can I go back to normal day-to-day activities?
We recommend that people take a week off work following the procedure (more if your job is particularly physical). Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and exercise should be avoided for about 6 weeks after your surgery.
Are there any alternatives to this surgery?
No, the only way to reduce the size, or change the shape of your nipples is by surgery.
Can I combine this procedure with other surgery?
Yes, you can combine this procedure with other breast or body surgeries. You can discuss this in full at your free consultation.
What are my choices of implants?
Nowadays, there are a vast number of implants from you to choose from depending on the look you are trying to achieve. As a guide, you should choose between round or tear drop shape (tear drop giving a more natural appearance), the size of implant you require and the projection.
What is the difference between over and under the muscle?
This concerns the placement of the implant. Your surgeon will be able to advise on the best technique for you, as much depends on your skin, build and desired result. As a general rule, under the muscle will give a more natural appearance, where over the muscle is sometimes better for women with a moderate amount of sagging.
Will I have altered sensation in the area?
Whenever skin is cut, nerves are also cut; this may result in altered sensation to the area, particularly at the incision site. All care will be taken to maintain sensation as much as possible.
What weight should I be for surgery?
You should be at a healthy weight for your height when you have surgery as this lowers risks related to anaesthetic. For the best aesthetic results, we recommend that you are at your ideal weight at the time of surgery as further weight loss or gain can change the results of your surgery.
When can I fly after the procedure?
You should check with your surgeon regarding safe timings of air travel following your surgery. Many airlines have their own protocols and you should inform your travel insurance company if you have had recent surgery.
Am I too young/ too old for this procedure?
All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures, suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.