There are many varied cosmetic breast surgery procedures available to women, according to the reason you would like the procedure and your envisaged end result. But whatever your reasons, there will be a breast surgery procedure to meet your individual needs.
You may wish to increase or decrease the size of your breasts, or perhaps are in need of breast reduction or an uplift: please be assured that all of these cosmetic surgery procedures are long-established, so whichever plastic surgery you may require will be performed by first class cosmetic surgeons with the utmost skill and extensive experience of the operation.
Below you will find details concerning the various breast surgery procedures and there is more information on each dedicated page of the Cosmetic Surgery Consultants website. Please feel free, however, to contact us at any time by completing our online enquiry form.
Breast Surgery Procedures
Breast augmentation is essentially the enhancement of the breasts to increase their size, through a cosmetic surgery procedure using implants. It is also popularly known as a boob job. The implants are usually shells made of silicone and filled with either a soft silicone gel or saline. It is not necessarily the case that this breast surgery procedure is always for cosmetic reasons, as it can also be upon referral for medical reasons. A relatively straightforward procedure these days, breast augmentation surgery normally only takes around 1.5 hours to complete, with recovery usually including an overnight stay at the cosmetic surgery clinic of your choice.
This breast surgery procedure is usually performed for corrective reasons, addressing a difference in size or shape from one breast to the other, or sometimes even to correct nipple position. As a guide for you to ascertain if you require breast asymmetry surgery, it is usually recommended should one of your breasts be a cup size or more bigger than the other. Depending on the nature of your breast asymmetry surgery, the procedure usually takes 2-3 hours under a light general anaesthetic and you could expect to spend a couple of nights in the cosmetic surgery clinic as you begin your After Care recovery plan.
Part of your body’s natural defences in dealing with what it perceives as an alien intrusion is when a capsule can form around a breast implant. Your body is simply doing what it should to protect you, in this case sealing off the breast implant to prevent it from harming the tissue that surrounds it. This is not so common these days, as it is usually associated with the breast implants of 5-10 years ago – when they were less advanced than today. But it can still occur, resulting in a misshapen breast and discomfort. A breast capsulectomy procedure can rectify this problem, with the capsule being removed and the breast implant replaced. This operation takes 2-3 hours under general anaesthetic and it is standard to begin your recovery with an overnight stay in the plastic surgery clinic.
More Breast Surgery Procedures
Breast Implant Removal and Replacement
The need or desire for breast implant removal and / or replacement is usually as a result of a leakage, rupture or rippling of the implant, a change in size or shape or capsular contracture, all of which can result in pain and discomfort. This can be addressed with this procedure, which is performed with the patient under either general anaesthetic or an intravenous sedation.
Overly large breasts can have a profound effect on a woman’s life, from affecting her self-confidence and personal relationships to genuine discomfort. With realistic expectations, breast reduction surgery can give you smaller, firmer breasts to restore your confidence and so positively change your life as a result. Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anaesthetic in a 2-3.5 hour operation, but the time taken depends entirely from case to case. After the surgery, it is usual to spend 1-2 nights in hospital but, again, this depends entirely on the extent of the procedure, as it can also be possible to return home on the same day as surgery.
Breast Uplift / Lift
This type of breast surgery aims at firming and lifting breasts to produce a fuller, firmer bust after sagging has occurred, most usually as a result of having children and breast-feeding. This is not a cosmetic surgery procedure that increases the size of the breasts, but is often performed in tandem with breast augmentation surgery according to individual patients’ needs. Taking 2-2.5 hours, breast uplift surgery is completed under general anaesthetic and an overnight stay following the operation is usual and recommended.
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