Breast Enlargement with Implants
During your initial consultation we will talk through exactly what type of enhancement you are looking to achieve and the volume difference you are aiming to gain. There are a huge variety of techniques and implants available, all of which will be explained during your consultation. Most people with a modest breast volume get a more natural result by placing the implants partially under the muscle using a “dual plane” technique. Those with more breast volume already who are just looking for a little bit extra often do better with implants under the breast and on top of the muscle.
Choosing the right implants for you is very personal. It depends partly on what is important to you, the planned technique chosen and your general body frame. Most patients having them placed under the muscle opt for round implants. People choosing to have implants above the muscle sometimes get a more natural result with teardrop shaped implants. We will discuss a variety of options and help you decide what’s best for you.
All breast enlargement procedures are performed under general anaesthetic and no patients require any surgical drains. All of the stitches are dissolving and hidden under the skin. The scars are usually around 5-7cm and in the natural crease under the breast, but can also be placed around the areola. We are meticulous about taking every precaution to minimize infection and take several measures to ensure this doesn’t happen.
Most patients feel up to going home the same day and prefer to recover at home, but you have the option of staying in hospital overnight if you prefer. You can get in the shower to wash as soon as you like.
Most of the swelling and discomfort usually settles within 1-2 weeks, but it can take a few months to settle completely.
We will arrange a wound check one week after your procedure and follow up in the clinic at 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months.
Breast augmentation surgery has one of the highest satisfaction rates of all cosmetic procedures with most people being really very happy.
Type of anaesthetic
Duration of procedure
Day case or overnight
Paracetamol and ibuprofen
Usually just waterproof surgical glue
Up and about
Bruising minimal, swelling 2 weeks
Back to work
1-2 weeks (depending on occupation)
Shower and shallow baths immediately
All patients are advised to stop smoking 2-3 weeks before surgery and continue this for 3-4 weeks afterwards
Follow up appointments
Wound check 1 week, clinic 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months
Buy some dark coloured, elasticated sports bras to wear after your operation and provide some support
Why Choose Us?
We recognise that the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery can be daunting. We also recognise that there is a lot of information, and misinformation, on the internet – often tainted by commercial bias, trying to persuade you to make a snap decision to jump in to surgery.
In our clinic, we take a different approach. Our staff understand the thought process and emotional challenges you face when contemplating cosmetic surgery and want to help you by providing accurate, unbiased information to guide you through your decision making process.
Should you chose to have breast surgery with our clinic, you can be guaranteed that your procedure will be carried out not only by a consultant plastic surgeon, but a plastic surgeon who’s NHS practice is dedicated to breast surgery and breast reconstruction. That’s right. Breast surgery is what he does all day, every day. We believe that by having super specialists carry out each procedure in our clinic, we can achieve the best possible results in the safest possible way, giving you the best possible chance of a successful outcome.
MEET THE SURGEON
Russell Bramhall is a consultant plastic surgeon. Formerly of London's Harley street, he works as an NHS consultant at Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he specialises in breast reconstruction for cancer patients. In his private practice, Russell’s main interest is in breast surgery.Read More
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