Breast augmentation & enlargement surgery with implants
As you’ll learn, there are many decisions you and your surgeon must make when choosing a breast implant, from characteristics of the implant (such as type of material and surface) to what outcome it produces (such as shape, size, and projection). Every woman is different, from body type to lifestyle to the desired look. Fortunately, no matter what you decide, your surgeon will be able to choose the right implant to suit your needs.
Selecting an implant and type of surgery?
At MyBreast we offer additional peace of mind by only ever having worked with the finest quality breast implants from Nagor and Motiva. Today there are two main types of breast implants available: silicone gel-filled or saline-filled. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types and your MyBreast surgeon will explain the best choice for your body at your consultation.
Nagor Breast Implants
Nagor breast implants come with a lifetime implant guarantee, their comprehensive range of breast implants offer our surgeons 270 options in silicon round and anatomical (teardrop) configurations. Our Nagor implants are a premium product and have always been made to the highest standards. In fact, we have one of the lowest rupture rates on the market, plus our patients are fully protected with Nagor’s GCA Comfort Guarantee. ‘In the unlikely event of an accident causing your breast implant to rupture, you will be provided with new implants free of charge’.
Motiva Breast Implants
Years of breast implant research and development have led to enhanced safety and innovation, we also offer Motiva implants that are covered against rupture by the Always Confident Warranty® for the lifetime of the implants, and by the Motiva Product Replacement Policy against capsular contracture for a period of 10 years. Motiva breast implants have:
- No cases of late seroma, double encapsulation or ALCL
- Micro-transponder technology for improved traceability
- BlueSeal visible barrier to ensure the critical barrier layer is fully intact around the implant
- TrueTissue technology in Ergonomix implants provides natural looking results.
Breast Implant Guarantee
MyBreast set the standard for breast augmentation aftercare and implant guarantees. Our commitment to our patients extends beyond surgery. We offer a comprehensive aftercare policy, including all post-operative check-ups and unlimited appointments with a surgeon following surgery.
If you experience complications and require a return to theatre this is covered for up to 6 months from the date of your surgery. All our breast implants also come with a lifetime guarantee so in the unusual event of developing capsular contracture or experiencing an implant rupture, even after 5 years following your primary procedure with MyBreast, you will not be charged for the replacement implants. Please see our Aftercare Terms for more details as there are associated hospital fees after five years from your surgery date.
Breast Implant Sizes and Shape
All our patients’ needs are unique, we will talk to you at length about your breast profile and the look you wish to achieve, listen to your needs, offer you advice and help you decide which breast implant is right for you in terms of your size and shape.
The size of your new breasts will be affected by the diameter of the implant (determining the ‘fullness’ of your breasts) and its projection (how ‘prominent’ you’d like your breasts to appear).
Implants can be chosen by diameter and have the option of three projections, leading to a more tailored solution for you. Our comprehensive range of breast implants include 100s of different sizes and shapes and your surgeon will assist you in making your ultimate choice.
Round breast implants
Round implants are sometimes perceived to produce a more ‘fake’ or ‘augmented’ look, this is just a common misconception and their popularity is testament to their success. The round implant is the implant of choice in the UK and is suitable for the majority of patients. In the unlikely event a round implant ‘turns’ in its pocket, it will remain symmetrical and not distort the shape of the breast.
Anatomical breast implants
Anatomical breast implants are shaped like a teardrop. Designed to follow the body’s natural lines and produce a more natural looking breast, they have more volume at the bottom than the top and appear more oval when viewed from the front.
Although initially brought into practice for use in reconstruction surgeries, they’re now widely used for breast augmentation purposes and often an appropriate choice for women with very little breast volume or for those who have a particular chest anatomy.
It is possible for anatomical implants to ‘turn’ or flip in the pocket. If this does occur the rotation will cause the breast to look lopsided. For this reason, all anatomical implants are designed with a textured surface that adheres to the tissue, helping to keep the implant in place.
Surface of the implant
The surface of the implant may be smooth or textured (rough surface). There is some evidence that the textured implants have a lower incidence of tight scar formation (capsular contraction) around them. However, because a textured implant adheres to the surrounding tissue, it may cause visible rippling (wrinkling) in the skin. This can occur if there is not adequate coverage of soft tissue over the implant. Our surgeons will be able to explain this in more detail and guide you in selecting the most suitable option for your body. For more information on breast implant position please visit Breast Enlargement.
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- Preparing for Surgery
- Breast Surgery Aftercare
- How Safe Are Implants
- Breast Enlargement Guide Prices
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What’s the difference between round and anatomical (tear drop shaped) implants?
Round implants add volume to the upper part of the breast giving a lifted look, while contoured tear drop (anatomical) implants give a more discreet look, more in keeping with the natural shape of the breast.
What is ‘profile’?
This is the ‘projection’ of the implant – so how far it will stand out. We offer a variety of different profiles to fit your unique shape and the look you want to achieve. High and extra high are the largest while medium and low are subtler.
Why are there so many different shapes and sizes?
Because women are different shapes and sizes, and want to achieve different looks. Whether you’re considering curvy silhouette, would like to create small-but-perfectly-formed breasts, or restore fullness after losing weight will determine the shape, size and profile implant. We offer our patients an expansive range to choose from to find your perfect fit.
How do I decide the size and shape that’s right for me?
Breast size and shape will be discussed in detail with your surgeon at your initial consultation. At MyBreast we’ll also want to discuss whether to use round or anatomical shaped implants and review the many choices of size and weight available.
You’ll need to think before your consultation about the shape and overall size that you are seeking, and then we’ll choose which implants will get you as close as possible to your desired look and shape.
Your body’s size and characteristics, along with your desire for a perfect shape and size, will usually dictate what is possible. You should be aware that after implant surgery one women’s breast will be different to another’s even though the same implant size and shape were used – your natural breast tissue, amongst other things, affects the results.
What if they’re too big?
Many women believe that they will be too large after surgery and ask their surgeon to choose a smaller size than they actually want. However, you will likely become more comfortable with your new breast shape after surgery… in fact: many wish they had opted for a larger size after all.
What if I want to go really big?
It’s your body and it’s your choice! Some women desire a larger implant than fits their natural body proportions. You’ll need to talk about what’s practical and possible with your surgeon and trust their judgement – after all, we have performed many procedures, and are true experts in beautiful results.
Will they look fake?
It depends if you want them to! Each women’s body is different, if you want natural- looking results, make it clear to your surgeon from the outset, and they’ll advise what’s possible.
What if I don’t like them?
If you’ve carefully researched, checked your surgeon’s credentials and taken the time to feel really confident about your decision, it’s unlikely you’ll be unhappy with the results of our surgery.
How long will my breast implants last?
Your breast implants will need to be replaced during the course of your life. Implants are not lifetime devices and are subject to wear and tear like any other implant device e.g. Tooth fillings, heart valves, hip joints. Recent developments in technology have extended the lifetime of implants but we would still recommend that you have your implants checked after 10, 15 and 20 years.