Breast Augmentation

The development of breasts is part of the natural process of becoming a woman and breast size and shape can be a key part of their sense of self. An operation to positioning an implant under the breast tissue can significantly alter breast size and shape and for some, this can bring a welcomed enhancement to their sense of  femininity. In addition pregnancy and breastfeeding can reduce a woman’s natural breast shape and volume and so some consider implants after they have completed their families.

There are a number of different options available such as the size, shape and position of implants. Our aim is to achieve a natural-looking result, though that definition varies very much between people.

A key part of the consultation is to discuss the implications of having implants for the future including further surgery and the reasons why that would be needed.

Overview of Breast Augmentation Operation and Recovery Period

1 hour under general anaesthetic

Most breast augment surgery patients can be day cases though some stay overnight in hospital so we can monitor initial recovery, if their surgery is in the afternoon

Follow up appointments

One week after surgery, we will check recovery and remove the dressing.

Further follow up appointments will be scheduled for the next 6 months

7-10 days

It is likely that you will still have slight bruising and swelling at this stage and you will be asked to wear a support garment under clothing during this period.

3-6 weeks

It is important to minimise the risk of damage whilst it is healing, but you can generally reintroduce physical activity after 6 weeks of recovery.

Risk Factors of Breast Augmentation Surgery

A key outcome of our consultation is that I understand your expectations and you understand the risks.

Our consultation will establish the aims of your surgery: what it can and what it can’t achieve.

We will then discuss what will happen before, during and after your operation, what you will experience and the impact on your daily life during the recovery period.

I will describe the effects of surgery including some of the unavoidable consequences, such as the scar and areas which may become numb. I will illustrate these with photos and provide written information.

I will explain the risks of surgery such as bleeding, infection and wound healing problems and how to mitigate against them. I will also advise you about the risks from the anaesthetic such as a DVT (venous blood clot in the legs) and how we reduce these risks.

The consultation is a bespoke interaction between us to help you reach a considered and informed decision.

Please complete the enquiry form if you would like to arrange an initial consultation with me to discuss breast augmentation surgery.
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Gallery of Cases – Breast Augmentation and Corrections

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Photos showing before and after breast augmentation. The implants were towards the larger limit of recommended size for this for this patient’s chest dimensions.

Photos showing before and after breast augmentation. The implants were in the middle of the recommended range for her chest size.

Photos showing before and after breast augmentation. This patient chose high profile implants. In the consultation before the operation the shape of implant versus lower profile ones was a key discussion point.

Photos showing before and after breast augmentation. This patient had lost a lot of weight and the shaped implants were used to help expand the excess skin to help the shape and avoid the scars of an uplift