Breast Enlargement Surgery.
Breast enlargement surgery or breast implants, is medically referred to as breast Augmentation or Mammoplasty. This is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves the insertion of an implant behind the existing breast tissue.
Breast enlargement surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures available and can give the desired results of an enhancement to the existing breasts whilst keeping a natural look and feel.
People may wish to have breast surgery for a number of reasons, for example they may be unhappy with having different sized breasts or unsatisfied with the breast size and shape. Some ladies may have lost breast fullness following child birth or natural ageing, resulting in the breast starting to sag and droop. Additionally people may be looking into breast surgery purely for cosmetic reasons and wanting a larger bust.
In general they are usually looking to reshape, enhance and enlarge the size of their current breasts, which can lead to increases in confidence and self-esteem.
What does Breast Enlargement Surgery Entail?
Breast enlargement surgery is performed under general anesthetic and will take 1-2 hours approximately. The procedure involves the cosmetic surgeon inserting silicone implants through a small incision usually underneath the natural breast. Once the implants are positioned correctly the incision will be closed with sutures and a dressing will be applied and left in place for around 7 days.
At around this 7 day mark a post-operative consultation will be arranged with your surgeon, the breast implants and your recovery will be assessed along with any questions you may have regarding returning to your usual daily activities.
Recovery Following Breast Enlargement Surgery
Following the procedure you may feel a little tired and sore for a few days as you would with any surgery and you will be advised to rest. A supporting bra may be recommended after surgery.
In the first few weeks after breast enlargement surgery, the nipple area may be sensitive and sometimes there may be a small patch of numbness just above the area of incision. Such changes are invariably of a temporary nature and you should be able to return to your normal daily activities and back to work within a week (depending on what you do for a living.) You should however avoid heavy lifting and exercise for three to four weeks following the operation.
The implants used for breast enlargement surgery are a material foreign to the body and your body will naturally build a wall or capsule around the breast implants. With modern breast enlargement surgery, breast implants are so good that the degree of capsule formation following a breast enlargement operation is small and rarely presents a problem.
The majority of women find that they experience no problems and can forget that they ever underwent breast enlargement surgery. The scarring will continue to fade for the first year or more after your surgery and usually becomes unnoticeable.
Despite the potential problems outlined, the great majority of patients are very happy with their breast enlargement surgery and find that their new breasts have a natural look and feel giving them a new level of confidence.
Book a Breast Enlargement Consultation.
We are the only organisation in the UK to represent consultant plastic surgeons who are members of either BAPRAS or BAAPS
Your breast enlargement surgery consultation will be with an experienced fully accredited surgeon, consultations can normally take place within 2 weeks with the possibility of your breast implant surgery following about 2 weeks later.
We are here to take your call and answer any questions you may have.
Lines open 8am - 9.00pm 7 days a week.
Contact us today to arrange a breast enlargement consultation
UK Breast Enlargement Surgery Hospitals
All cosmetic surgery procedures offered through Landauer Cosmetic Surgery are carried out in reputable, first class private hospitals such as Spire, Nuffield and Ramsay with state of the art equipment and highly trained and friendly staff throughout the United Kingdom.
Marcus Landauer, an expert consultant with over 13 years experience in plastic surgery will take your call, find your nearest hospital and most appropriate plastic surgeon and also answer any questions you may have.
Call now on 0844 335 6126 Lines open 8am - 9.00pm 7 days a week.
Contact us today to arrange a breast enlargement consultation.
Breast Enlargement Questions
How much will Breast implants cost?
The cost of breast implants varies with hospital location and choice of implants? Your cosmetic surgery choice should take into consideration company reputation, the experience of the surgeon and the also the aftercare available. What may appear to be a cheaper option may not always be the best. Call now for a fixed price quotation at the nearest hospital to you.
Will I be able to breastfeed after a boob job?
Following breast surgery there is a small risk that you won't be able to breast feed, although most women can do so normally.
Will mammograms be possible after Breast implants?
Breast implants will affect how a mammogram is performed; mammograms will need to be performed at a radiology center with technicians trained to carry out mammograms on patients with breast implants. With cosmetic breast surgery becoming so popular, training of this type is now routine.
What Bra Cup Size (A B C D DD E...) will I be following a Breast Enlargement?
This is a common question for many patients considering breast enhancement. You will of course want to feel your optimal shape and size after the operation and this is part of the discussion that you will have at the consultation with your cosmetic surgeon.
Further Reading on Breast Augmentation
Independent and impartial information online: