Breast Enlargement with Implants
MyBreast are the UK’s premier breast augmentation surgery group, founded by five of the UK’s best plastic surgeons to offer affordable excellence. MyBreast award winning surgeons have the highest qualifications and standards of surgery, the best aftercare available and operate out of leading hospitals. Whether you’re in London or Leeds, Cornwall or Cambridgeshire you are guaranteed the same level of expert care across the UK from our TrustPilot 5 Star rated cosmetic surgeons.
A Breast Enlargement, (sometimes known as mammoplasty, breast augmentation or boob job) is a surgical breast augmentation procedure that uses breast implants to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. It is a popular procedure that can boost a woman’s appearance and help her self-confidence, improve body confidence and fit of clothing and return breast shape following weight loss, pregnancy and breast feeding. Most find that breast augmentation has a really positive impact on their life. We want you to feel comfortable and confident about every aspect of breast enlargement surgery, it’s a big decision, we’ll give you all the information and time you need to think about it. And, we’ll be here, caring for you every step of the way.
Breast Enlargement Operation Guide
Breast enlargement surgery is usually carried out under general anaesthetic. Most patients come to the hospital early in the morning on the day of their surgery. The breast enhancement surgery will then take place later that morning or early afternoon that day. Patients can be discharged the same day however some patients who have surgery in the afternoon may have to stay overnight before being discharged the next morning. Depending on your specific type of procedure, surgery typically takes between 1 to 2 hours.
Possible Incision Areas
At MyBreast we pride ourselves on making the smallest and most concealed incisions possible, usually four to five centimetres long. There are three incision areas widely used for breast augmentation:
- The infra-mammary incision (under the breast fold)
- The circumareolar incision (around the nipple)
- The axillary incision (in the armpit)
Each incision has its advantages and disadvantages. The final choice needs to be discussed with your surgeon at consultation.
Inserting your breast implants
The implant will be placed either under or over your pectoral muscle depending on several factors including the size of your breast, skin quality, and your breast shape. The position of the implant will have been decided prior to surgery between you and your surgeon at your consultations.
Implants placed under the muscle tend to give a slightly more natural upper ‘pole’ of the breast and possibly a lower incidence of capsular contracture (scar tissue that can develop around an implant and cause the breast to feel hard).
- Subpectoral (under the chest muscle)
- Subglandular (beneath your breast tissue)
- Dual Plane (partly under the muscle, partly under breast tissue)
Closing your incisions
Dissolvable stitches are normally used to close the incision. Dressings will then be applied. Your surgeon may place a drain on each side to remove unwanted fluid from around your implants. These are usually removed prior to discharge. Occasionally drains need to be left in place for a little longer.
MyBreast’s surgeons are among the top cosmetic plastic surgeons in the UK, and we use implants of equally high quality and calibre. There are two types of implant fillers available in the UK: silicone and saline. At MyBreast many of our surgeons use Nagor silicone implants. Nagor first manufactured breast implants in 1980 and they have an enviable track record for safety. Nagor are dedicated to the specialist design, manufacture and supply of high quality silicone cohesive gel breast implants.
Nagor is so confident in its product design that each Nagor implant is backed by a lifetime guarantee. The new silicone gel has a thicker consistency that holds its shape in the rare event that the shell should rupture. Nagor produces silicone implants in extensive shapes and sizes. We offer the premium Impleo Nagor implant with a lifetime guarantee for capsular contracture and rupture.
Our surgeons may recommend Motiva Implants® from Establishment Labs, one of the leading breast implant companies in the world. Motiva Implants® are available in two different silicone gels, the difference is the elasticity and firmness which produce either a younger more active medium profile or offering the look, feel, and movement of a natural breast.
Your surgeon at MyBreast will work closely with you to begin planning your personal outcome through the consultation process to achieve an individual result based on your unique body type and surgical requirements.
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The recovery process depends on your health and other variables. During the first 48 hours, you may have an elevated body temperature and swelling. Both should return to normal over time. Your breast implants need to be held in their new position, so you will require a surgical support bra to stay in place for a two to four-week period after breast enlargement surgery. During this time, you must restrict your activity to ensure the breast implants are not disturbed. Your surgeon will sometimes recommend the use of an upper pole strap to hold your breasts in the desired position.
- Sleep or rest with your head slightly elevated, avoiding lateral positions. Keep your arms close to your body, and avoid lifting weights until allowed by your surgeon.
- Do not drive for at least 2 days after your surgery, and do not exercise until approved by your surgeon usually 4-6 weeks.
- Do not expose your breasts directly to sunlight until approved by your surgeon.
- Healing cream may be recommended by your surgeon.
Your first post-operative consultation will take place approximately seven to 10 days after your surgery.
Take a look at our post-surgery cheat sheet for more guidance.
We promise to provide you with the highest quality of care throughout your cosmetic surgery journey from your initial consultation with your operating surgeon to your unlimited aftercare. Importantly included in our price your surgeon will see you for all appointments leading up to your breast enlargement surgery, and the journey afterwards.
Our pre- and post-operative care is uniquely personalised. With comprehensive pre-surgery care notes and detailed aftercare instructions you will enjoy a first-class experience.
Your Breast Enlargement Surgery cost includes:
- A 40-minute consultation with one of the UK’s most qualified and experienced specialist cosmetic surgeons
- After your first consultation, if required, a second and third consultation
- All your procedure costs and overnight stay if required
- Our lifetime aftercare – MyBreast offers all patients follow up appointments for life so you can give us a call 5 or even 10 years after your breast Implant surgery and pop in and see your operating surgeon whenever you like.
Our commitment to you, which you will experience through our long-term care policy, is just as serious as your commitment to having surgery.
Please look at our detailed cosmetic surgery price list.
Breast enlargement is a long-term commitment, and you may require adjustment surgery at a later date. Until recently, the average product life of breast implants was thought to be 10 years. This is no longer the case. Modern breast implants can last for twice that term without needing to be replaced. But if you are in your early 20s, please be aware that you may require additional breast enlargement surgery later in life.
We operate a lifetime follow-up policy for all our breast enlargement patients. If you need to consult MyBreast or one of our surgeons at any time after your initial follow-up consultation phase, you are very welcome to do so. MyBreast can offer you peace of mind with a lifetime implant guarantee. In the unlikely event of an accident causing your breast implant to rupture, you will be provided with new implants free of charge. MyBreast have only ever used breast implants of the highest quality that offer our surgeons 270 options in silicon round and anatomical (teardrop) configurations. We have one of the lowest rupture rates on the market plus our patients are fully protected with our GCA Comfort Guarantee.
Read all about our Lifetime aftercare promise.
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