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Breast enlargement for a shapelier & balanced you!
From push up bras to clothing with strategic detailing, bras with extra padding, to the famous ‘chicken fillets’. There are numerous ways to enhance the breasts. It can be tiring and stressful always to ensure you are wearing the right clothes/bra to give you the breasts you want. Being unhappy with your breasts can also leave you feeling dissatisfied with yourself, and with a lack of confidence.
Breast Enlargement with a Difference
Then boob job, maybe for you, if you think that having your ideal size and shape would make you feel more confident and happier.
Women often have an idealisation of the perfect bust which embodies femininity. Often compared to those images we see every day in magazines and movies, online and through pictures of celebrities.
Augmentation Surgery Technique
Patient satisfaction is of utmost importance to us. We ensure that anyone considering a boob job is aware of all the surgical options available and the possible results. We highly value personal consultations with a surgeon. Your surgeon is a specialist and is in the UK Plastic Surgery Specialists Register.
How long does the procedure take?
The length of the procedure varies on the extent of the surgery itself. If you require a breast lift in addition to breast implants, this will take longer. Typically, it takes around 1 ½ hours to 3 hours perform the procedure.
Will there be scarring?
No matter how skilled the surgeon, there will always be some scarring left behind when performing a breast augmentation procedure. You can discuss the incision placement with your surgeon before proceeding.
If the incision is placed under the armpit or around the areola, scarring will be less visible. In any case, scarring should fade significantly over two years.
If scarring is of great concern with you, we recommend Fraxel scar revision technology as a treatment plan as part of recovery. The laser treatment can reduce visible scarring by up to 80%.
How long is recovery?
Recovery varies from patient to patient, but we encourage patients to be as healthy as possible before surgery to accelerate the speed of healing.
As your mobility may be limited for the first one or two weeks, you may wish to consider taking a week or so off work and arrange help with driving, childcare etc.
24 hours post-op
For the first few days during your recovery, your mobility will be limited, and arm movements will be restricted. You should therefore arrange for someone to assist you with day-to-day tasks such as getting dressed and cooking, and you should arrange for someone to pick you up from the hospital as you will not be able to drive.
You should also bring some loose-fitting clothing to wear to change in to straight after your operation.
During the first week, you may experience some discomfort which can be relieved with prescription or over the counter painkillers based on the surgeon’s recommendations – though we recommend avoiding blood-thinning medication such as Ibuprofen.
You may experience swelling and bruising. It’s important to avoid smoking and alcohol as this can inhibit your healing.
Physical activity will be prohibited for the first 48 hours-1 week after your operation.
Following the operation, you will likely experience some fluid drainage from the incisions. Occasionally, we insert small tube beneath the skin for a few days to prevent fluid build-up.
You’ll also be encouraged to sleep propped up for the first 3-4 days, and on the back for a further few weeks.
1-2 weeks after surgery.
You will usually be able to resume regular day-to-day activities within one week. You should avoid strenuous activity, contact sports and stretching for the first six weeks after surgery to avoid stitches from opening.
For the first 1 to 2 weeks it’s likely you will experience: discomfort (particularly at night), swelling (your stomach may also swell), bruising, numbness, tingling (this is where the nerve sensations come back to the breast tissue) and fluid leakage. Patients may experience what is called ‘morning boob’ during this time, which is described as pain or discomfort first thing in the morning, which usually resolves within a few minutes to an hour or two. These episodes may last for up to two weeks.
To control swelling and help your skin better fit its new contours, we give you a supporting bra. You will need to wear day and night for six weeks following surgery.
4 weeks after surgery
After 1 month, you may begin to introduce low impact cardio. However, those who have had the implants placed below the muscle may want to avoid any type of exercise that involves using the pectorial muscles for up to 3 months.
6 weeks after surgery
You can resume exercise after six weeks. At this point, your breasts will be starting to settle.
When can results be seen and are they permanent?
After around 6 weeks, the results of the breast augmentation surgery will begin to be visible and swelling should have subsided, though this varies from patient to patient depending on the speed of healing. Over the next several months, the implants will begin to soften and settle into their final position.
If your implants have been placed behind the muscle, the breasts may appear slightly higher due to the tension on the pectoralis muscle. The implants will ‘drop and fluff’ after around six weeks as the muscle starts to relax, and the implants shift from the upper portion of the breast to the lower pole.
Side effects and risks
Side effects and risks include (but are not limited to): loss of sensation on the nipple and breast, puckering of the breast (ripples), asymmetry (creasing or rotating of the implant), extrusion (implant becomes visible through skin), hematomas, infection, redness, swelling, scarring, inflammation, bruising, blood clot, soreness and pain, necrosis, and palpability (feeling implant through skin).
If you experience any complications following a previous breast enlargement surgery, you may require a replacement or revision surgery.
Implant Positioning – You have 3 Options Available to you:
The skill of our experts allows us to offer the broadest range of breast enlargement options and include the possibility to introduce the implant through one of three insertion points:
Below the Breast
This type of incision is one of the most common. With this procedure, insertion of the implant is under the breast. Directly in the crease where the breast meets the chest. Post-op the augmented breast hangs over the scars hiding it from view.
Around the Areola
It is a virtually scar-free option where the incision is in an area which, due to its colour and texture, renders the incision point barely. It is a favourite technique for those who wish to conceal their surgery as far as possible outwardly.
Under the Armpit
Implants placed from under the armpit, again this is pretty much a scar-free procedure as any residual scarring is not visible when the arms are not elevated.
No matter how skilled the surgeon, there will always be some scarring left behind. For many women, this is not an issue. However, for some, it can be a primary concern, and we can offer treatments to help with this. We recommend Fraxel scar revision technology as a treatment plan as part of recovery. The laser treatment can reduce visible scarring by up to 80%.
The Augmentation Procedure
The surgery will usually take one to three hours. The surgeon makes an incision either below the breast, around the areola or under the armpit. We ensure that the resulting scars will be as minimal as possible. Working through the incision, the surgeon will lift the breast tissue and skin to create a pocket. It is usually either directly behind the mammory tissue or underneath the chest wall muscle. The surgeon places the implants centrally beneath the nipples and closes the incisions with stitches.
Following the operation, you will likely experience some fluid drainage from the incisions. Occasionally, we insert small tube beneath the skin for a few days to prevent fluid build-up. To control swelling and help your skin better fit its new contours, we give you a supporting bra. You will need to wear day and night for six weeks following surgery. You will usually be able to resume regular activity within one week, and exercise after six.
Browse our Before & After pictures below:
Breast Enlargement Disclaimer
The above photos are not guarantees that your results will be the same they will most likely vary significantly. Our expert surgeons take great pride in their, custom planning & their advanced surgical techniques in order to ensure that you get the results discussed at the time of your consultation.