Breast Augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the UK. Our leading experts Consultants breast Surgeons can help our patients to achieve the shape and results they desire.
For breast augmentation, our patients can expect a surgery that involves placement of a natural-feeling synthetic implant in the tissue beneath the breast.
The breasts may have lost fullness over time, or they may have always been underdeveloped. Breast Augmentation can help in the correction of asymmetrical breasts, where one breast is larger than the other, and re-shaping of non-standard breast forms.
Breast enlargement with saline breast implants or silicone breast implants is performed on women who experience dissatisfaction with the size, shape and fullness of their breasts.
Breast enlargement surgery – commonly known as a breast implant involves surgically inserting breast implants underneath the natural tissue to make the breasts permanently larger, firmer and full.
The enhancement of physical appearance can have immeasurable positive psychological benefits for a woman in terms of confidence and self-esteem.
Types of Breast Implants
We offer our patients wishing to have a breast augmentation surgery a number of options and choices, which allow them to achieve the appearance and result that they want. Some of these choices and options are: implant type, size, placement as well as incision.
Obviously there are pros and cons to each choice and option, however providing a woman has been informed accordingly, then ultimately she can decide which is best for her.
Modern breast implants are available in a variety of types and sizes. our highly exprinced consultant breast surgeons use a variety of breast implants to suit the individual needs of the woman.The most common types of breast implant are Saline and Silicone.
Saline implants are made up of elastomer silicone shell which is filled with a sterile saline solution.
Silicone implants have an elastomer shell which is filled with silicone gel.
A consultation at the London Medical and Aesthetic clinic with one of our Consultants Plastic Breast Surgeons can help our patients to decide which breast implant will help them achieve the look that they desire with lasting and safe results.
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Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation is usually performed under a general anesthesia at the Hospital, as an over night stay. Several different methods are used for placement of the breast implants.
An incision can be made in….
- The crease of the lower part of the breast
- Along the lower half of the dark skin around the nipple
- In the armpit
All of these methods are designed to result in minimal scarring so that the incisions are not easily detected. Working through the incision, the surgeon will lift the breast tissue and skin to create a pocket, either directly behind the breast tissue or underneath the chest wall muscle.
The implants are then centered beneath the nipples and adjusted to ideal size and symmetry before the incision is sutured closed.
The method of inserting and positioning the breast implant will depend on the anatomy and the plastic surgeon’s recommendation. Placement behind the muscle however, may be more painful for a few days after surgery than placement directly under the breast tissue. The surgery takes approximately one hour to perform.
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The decision to undergo breast augmentation surgery should be a personal one and not to please someone else. As with any cosmetic procedure, breast augmentation will not resolve any of life’s major problems, but may help to boost a patient’s own body image and self-esteem.
All the potential benefits will be discussed and assessed at the time of the consultation with one of our leading consultant breast plastic surgeons.