We care about how you feel and why you’re considering breast surgery. Whether you wish to increase your breast size to achieve your ideal shape, balance out uneven breasts or retain a youthful full figure after pregnancy or weight loss – our expert team know that it’s about looking and feeling better.

The breast is made up of glandular breast tissue and fat with varying amounts of each depending upon age, weight and body shape. Surrounding these, is the envelope of skin which can vary in both thickness and tone.

Lastly, the glandular ducts open onto the nipple which can vary greatly in its position in relation to the breast itself.

The breast lies on the chest wall muscle that is called the pectoralis major which in itself can vary in size, shape and firmness. There is almost always a difference between the two breasts in an individual woman.





How Breast Augmentation is performed:

The operation involves the insertion of a breast prosthesis which consists of soft or cohesive gel, silicone contained in a silicone bag. The implants are placed either behind or in front of the pectoralis major muscle which lies under the breast itself.

In most of the cases the implants are placed in between the mammal gland and the muscle, only in a few situations like lack of enough breast tissue to cover the implants, the implants go under the muscle, this is to offer some coverage and disguise better the implants.

Breast augmentation does not interfere with breast-feeding and in most cases does not interfere with nipple sensation. It should not interfere with the diagnosis or treatment of any future breast disease, and there is no relation with silicone implants and breast cancer.

Most women’s breasts are asymmetrical and we do our best to correct different degrees of asymmetries, sometimes using different implants sizes, but sometimes this cannot be completely corrected by the surgery.

The implants are placed using a small incision in the sub-mammary crease under the breast, this offers the easiest and safest access for the surgery.

The areola access is not advisable, this is because chances are to produce various degrees of nipple loss sensation, inconspicuous scars and renders a much more difficult procedure, by forcing the surgeon to cross the whole mammal gland to reach the sub-glandular space, which produces much more trauma and bleeding.

The surgery itself takes about 1 hour, and is mostly performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will clarify any other question you might have.



What is involved in a breast enlargement procedure involve?

Performed either under general anaesthetic, local anaesthetic or sedation, implants (consisting of soft or cohesive gel, or silicone) are placed through a small incision made along the natural crease of the breast, as this is the safest and easiest entrance. The implants are placed either behind or in front of the pectoralis major muscle, which lies under the breast itself.

Some procedures require an overnight stay in hospital to monitor your progress. Typically implants above the muscle are day cases, but your surgeon will discuss the best option for you and your body. You will then wear a support bra and compression bands until your surgeon advises these can be removed.

What types of implants do we use?

Suitable types of implants will be discussed in your bespoke consultation with a designated specialist.

How long will the treatment take?

Approximately 1 hour.

What are breast implant placements?

There are 3 different types of implant:

  • Submuscular: Under the muscle
  • Subglandular: Over the muscle
  • Partial: Partially below the muscle

Are there any risks involved?

The most common risk with breast augmentation is called capsular contraction. This is the body’s natural reaction to foreign objects. However, this will only become a complication if it feels as if the implants are being squeezed and discomfort is felt.

How long will the results last?

Results last in excess of 10 years.

Does it hurt?

The technique is not pain as general or local anaesthetic will numb the area before treatment starts and therefore the patient will not be able to feel anything during treatment.

Some discomfort can be felt following your procedure, however this will be managed with pain relief.

What aftercare is involved?

Initially, you will be advised to take a week off work to rest and we will book a review appointment in 6 to 8 weeks’ time. Your surgeon will show you techniques to massage your breasts to aid healing. You will also be given further advice, for example avoiding sleeping on your side or wearing an underwire bra for 6 weeks.

Will I be able to breastfeed after breast augmentation surgery?

Yes! Before your surgery, your glandular tissues will be assessed to gauge milk production capacity. Your surgeon will be able to inform you if there is a concern.


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