Breast Enlargement with Implants

Dr Darren McKeown offers breast enlargement in Glasgow from his private aesthetics clinic

Breast augmentation surgery aims to increase your breast size and the most common procedure involves silicone implants.

Silicone is a popular choice for breast augmentation using implants because it is safe, durable, and long-lasting. Silicone also feels more similar to natural breast tissue.

This is ideal for women who are unhappy with the size of their breasts.

Breast augmentation surgery has one of the highest satisfaction rates of all cosmetic procedures, with most patients being really very happy.

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What to Expect from your Breast Surgery

Surgery does not have to be such a daunting experience. Our experienced team is here to guide you through everything, from the decision-making process to the hospital stay.

The First Consultation

Once you’ve decided that you want to enlarge your breasts rather than have a breast lift treatment or a combination of the two, you will have your first consultation with your surgeon.

In this consultation, you will learn more about what breast enlargement surgery entails and discuss your desired size outcomes, as well as the shape of the silicone implant and the placement.

You will also learn about how to prepare yourself and your body for the treatment.

While we aim to achieve the desired breast size and shape for each of our patients, we always ensure that you have realistic expectations of the treatment procedures and the overall results.

Before the Operation

Because of the recovery and aftercare requirements, you will need to plan ahead to have a friend or family member take you home from the hospital after the treatment. You will be advised to not drive for 1 to 2 weeks.

You will also do well to make any necessary changes in your home. For example, moving everyday items from high shelves down to a more accessible level because stretching to reach things is not advised in the first few weeks.

You will also need to follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding food, drinks, and smoking in the time before your surgery.

The Operation

Surgical treatments like breast augmentation require a general anaesthetic. Thereafter, your breast enlargement surgery will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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.

Recovery & Aftercare

We are meticulous about taking every precaution to minimise infection during and after the treatment and take several measures to ensure this doesn’t happen. We will arrange a wound check 1 week after your procedure and follow-ups in the clinic at 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months to ensure the healing process is going well.

This is a day-case treatment so you will not be required to stay overnight at the hospital. However, while most patients feel up to going home the same day, preferring to recover at home, you do have the option of staying in hospital overnight should you prefer.

Rest is extremely important after your surgery. Just because it does not require a hospital stay, that does not mean you can resume normal activities straight away. Your breasts will be sensitive and possibly sore with some swelling and bruising in the first few days.

You will be able to get in the shower to wash as soon as you like, but driving and exercising will have to wait for 2 to 6 weeks. Most of the swelling and discomfort usually settles within 1-2 weeks, but it can take a few months to settle completely.

The scars are usually around 5-7 cm and in the natural crease under the breast. They can also be placed around the areola. These will fade in the first 12 months.

Implant & Treatment Technique

There is a huge variety of techniques and implants available, all of which will be explained during your consultation in order to find the best treatment for your body.

Implant Size

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.

Implant Placement

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 who are just looking for a little bit extra often do better with implants under the breast and on top of the muscle.

Implant Shape

Choosing the right implants for your body is very personal. It depends partly on what is important to you, the chosen technique, and your general body frame.

Most patients having them placed under the muscle opt for round implants. Those choosing to have implants above the muscle sometimes get a more natural result with teardrop-shaped implants.

We will discuss a variety of options in your consultation and help you decide what’s best for you.

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Key Facts

Why Choose Us for your Breast Enlargement?

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 into surgery.

In our state-of-the-art Glasgow clinic, we take a different approach.

Our plastic surgeons, specialists, and staff all 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 and treatment.

Should you choose to have your breast enlargement at our cosmetic clinic in Glasgow, you can be guaranteed that your procedure will be carried out by a leading consultant plastic surgeon in Scotland.

Leading Breast Augmentation Surgeon in Scotland

Dr Russell Bramhall is a plastic surgeon whose NHS practice is dedicated to breast surgery and breast reconstruction.

That’s right – breast surgery is what he does all day, every day, both aesthetic and corrective.

Russell understands how daunting the prospect of this type of surgical procedure can be, which is why his patients love his calming nature and consultation style. He will talk you through all of your options in such a way that after your first consultation alone, you will understand how great Russell’s passion is for his work.

He is dedicated to achieving clinical excellence for every patient he treats, so you can rest assured that when it comes to your wellbeing, nothing is higher on his list of priorities.

We believe that by having specialist plastic surgeons carry out each procedure in our clinic, we can achieve the best possible results for your desired breast appearance in the safest possible way, giving you the best possible chance of a successful outcome.

For breast implants, Glasgow, Scotland, look no further than the Aesthetic Medicine Institute!

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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.

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