What to Expect from Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Before the Operation
During your initial consultation we will talk through exactly what you are looking to achieve, the level of lift you are seeking, the scars you consider acceptable to achieve this, and how much volume you would like to add via each implant.
Any desirable changes in shape will also be discussed.
In order to decide on the best type of breast augmentation treatment for you, you will discuss the cup sizes that you are hoping to achieve and you will select implants based on various factors (implant size and shape can differ per patient).
You will also choose between local anaesthetic and general anaesthetic before you go in for your breast augmentation surgery in Glasgow.
Breast Enlargement Procedure
The treatment technique used for your breast enlargement surgery can vary depending on your current breast shape, what you are looking for (such as the size and shape of the breast implants), and the scars involved.
The positioning of the breast implants will either be between your breast tissue and chest muscle, or behind your chest muscle, depending on what is decided during your breast enlargement consultation.
Because breast augmentation is a surgery, you will have the choice of either local anaesthetic with sedation or general anaesthetic.
Breast augmentation procedures can involve different types of scarring, depending on which of the surgical options was chosen.
Most people looking for large lifts or looking for much larger breasts do best with breast surgery involving a scar around the areola, a vertical scar from the areola down to the crease below the breast, and a further scar within the crease.
Most of the scars are therefore hidden fairly well and settle with time.
Some people who want one or both breasts lifted just a little do very well with only a scar around the areola, or with an additional short vertical scar below. The breast implants are still placed through a separate small scar within the breast crease.
Recovery & Aftercare
A breast augmentation with uplift procedure is very challenging but, done well, yields exceptional results and very happy patients.
Our state-of-the-art clinic will ensure that you are taken care of, from the very first consultation to the recovery stages. We will arrange a wound check 1 week after your procedure and a follow-up in the clinic after that at 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months.
Most women feel up to going home the same day, but you will have the option of staying overnight if you live alone, live far away, if your operation is late in the day, or if you would simply rather stay in hospital overnight.
We don’t use surgical drains in any of our patients. You can get into the shower to wash as soon as you like but should avoid soaking your scars in water for prolonged periods (for example, deep baths or swimming) during the first 2 weeks.
Most of the swelling and discomfort usually settles within 3-4 weeks after your breast enlargement surgery, although it can take a few months to settle completely. The scars usually improve considerably over the first 3 months but will take a year to settle completely.