Breast Augmentation

The aim is to produce a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance and feel to the augmented breast. The implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be inserted into either sub-glandular (behind the breast but on top of the muscle), submuscular (behind both breast and muscle). The choice of implant, shape, size and placement is individualized with the patient and will be discussed at the initial consultation.

Pre-operative Advice

Prior to surgery patients will have been seen at consultation and details regarding the surgery, the type of implant, the placement and sizing will have been discussed. Patients who smoke are at greater risk of complications including bleeding and wound infection and are therefore advised to refrain from smoking for 6 weeks prior to surgery and two weeks postoperatively. Patients should also avoid Aspirin and equivalent anti-inflammatory agents for two weeks prior to surgery as these can increase the risk of bleeding.

Operative Procedure

The operation of breast augmentation is undertaken under general anaesthesia and usually takes approximately one to one and a half hours. The operation is undertaken on the day of admission and patients stay in hospital for one night following surgery. The stitches that are used are self-dissolving and drains are usually employed. The drains are usually removed on the day of discharge.

Further Information

The aim is to produce a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance and feel to the augmented breast. The implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be inserted into either sub-glandular (behind the breast but on top of the muscle), sub muscular (behind both breast and muscle).

The choice of implant, shape, size and placement is individualised with the patient and will be discussed at the initial consultation.  Following patient feedback, we understand that finding the best size and shape is a difficult to decision, to inform the best choice for you, we’ve incorporated an additional step in your journey…the nurse-led external sizer. This allows you to simulate the experience of your new breasts and ensure that both you and your consultant have a clear understanding of what you want to achieve. Mr Whitworth tells you more...

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