Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, breast augmentation surgery involves using breast implants to fulfil a lady’s desire for fuller breasts (breast enlargement) or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy (breast enhancement).
Breast augmentation can:
- Increase fullness and projection the breasts
- Improve the balance of the body figure
- Enhance self-image and self-confidence
Implants also may be used to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy or injury.
Breast augmentation or breast enlargement surgery involves inserting implants behind the breast. Breast implants are made of elastic silicone and are usually filled with silicone gel or salt water .
By inserting a breast implant behind each natural breast, plastic surgeons are able to increase a woman’s bust line by one or more bra cup sizes. The general life expectancy of breast implants is 10 years, though some implants can stay in much longer without problems.
The insertion of breast implants for breast augmentation is also sometimes combined with breast lift operations, which reshape the breast following a loss of suppleness and firmness with age.
Breast augmentation procedures are sought at the London Medical & Aesthetic Clinic for a number of reasons, not only to enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small, but also to correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy. Breast Augmentation could also help to balance a difference in breast size or as a reconstructive technique following breast surgery.
The best candidates for breast augmentation are women who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way their breasts look. If you are physically healthy and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery. Breast augmentation surgery can have a positive effect on a person’s self-image when performed for the right reasons.
Breast augmentation can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence but a breast augmentation will not necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have breast augmentation surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with one of our exprinced and spclized consultant plastic breast surgeons.
Before the breast lift surgery takes place, your consultant plastic breast surgeon will give full instruction on what to do on the day of surgery and provide you with post-operative care and follow up instructions. If necessary breast implant registry documents will be provided.
Your breast augmentation procedure will be performed at the Hospital, as an over night stay. So be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.