Breast Enlargement that’s more than skin deep
At MyBreast we give the highest quality breast implant surgery and care at a competitive price. Every single one of our surgeons have the best cosmetic surgery training and qualifications available in this country – all of our private hospitals have been handpicked for their exceptional standards and we offer an open ended lifetime guarantee for our patients to come and see us.
- Breast implant size and shape
- Operation Guide
- Perparing For Surgery
- Breast Surgery Aftercare
- Breast Enlargement & Augmentation
Breast Implant Guarantee
At MyBreast we offer additional peace of mind by only ever having used implants of the highest quality with a lifetime implant guarantee. MyBreast have researched and sourced best in class implants from Nagor, whose comprehensive range of breast implants offer our surgeons 270 options in silicon round and anatomical (teardrop) configurations. Our 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.
Selecting an implant and type of surgery?
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.
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.
Implants may be placed either beneath the breast tissue and on top of the pectoralis muscle (subglandular) or partially beneath the pectoralis major muscle (submuscular). There are advantages and disadvantages of each placement. Generally, placement of an implant beneath the muscle gives an extra layer of tissue coverage and may be the choice for patients with minimum breast tissue. Placement of the implant on top of the muscle in a patient with adequate breast tissue to cover the implant may provide less post-operative discomfort and a quicker return to activities.
Breast enlargement procedure
There are three options for incisions in order to insert the breast implant. The most common is the breast fold itself and is usually 4-5 centimetres in length, the entry point sits in the crease below the breast and any scaring is generally very well disguised. Alternative incision points are around the lower part of the areola (nipple), or in the axillar (underarm). We also discuss with each patient the pros and cons of placing implants either in front of the muscle or behind the muscle. A breast implant procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic; it can be done as either a day case or overnight stay depending on circumstance and the wish of the patient.
Recovering from breast augmentation surgery
In terms of the recovery, it’s normal to experience a little pain and discomfort – particularly when the implants have been placed behind the muscle. There is no reason why you can’t undertake everyday activities in the home, going for a walk etc. within the confines of the dressings. Your surgeon will advise you on physical exercise including strenuous upper body exercise; this is something that does need to wait for four to six weeks.
After your operation it takes four to six weeks for the early swelling to go before your new breast size is revealed and over the following six to twelve months your tissue continues to soften before you have your complete result – so it’s a changing process.
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 more subtle.
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 new breasts 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.