Breast enlargement or breast augmentation is one of the most popular surgical procedures we undertake. Breast enlargement has been a procedure that has been around for years however publicity surrounding the rich and famous, pop stars and tv personalities means this is one of the most heard of cosmetic surgery procedures carried out today.
Breast enlargement – who and why?
Breast implant surgery – also called breast augmentation or breast enlargement –not only the best known of all plastic surgery procedures but it really is the most common type of cosmetic surgery carried out in the UK with an estimated 30,000 procedures carried out in the UK every year. With over 30 clinics in the UK we can say we have carried a high percentage of these ourselves. There are two main reasons for breast enlargement which are reconstructive: to reconstruct the breast mound after a mastectomy (the surgical removal of the breast, often used to treat breast cancer) and cosmetic – to enhance the size and shape of the breast.
Breast enlargement – the risks and aftercare
With most of our patients the actual breast enlargement or breast augmentation surgery usually takes around a couple of hours, but each case does differ. It usually takes a few weeks for your breasts to look and feel more natural. Like every surgical procedure this does carry a risk of complications. Be sure and discuss any concerns you might have about these risks with your consultant and of course your cosmetic surgeon. To minimise any risk after surgery you will have to take into consideration how you sleep at night, what sort of bra to wear and for how long, taking things easy at first when you get home and gradually increase your activity but nothing too strenuous to begin with. Driving may be commenced only when comfortable, most patients can think about returning to work a week or two after surgery and for all you gym lovers gentle exercise can resume, normally after around four weeks but avoid strenuous exercise for a further two weeks. If you do stick to the aftercare programme designed by us, we are sure that in no time at all your implants will begin to descend into a more natural looking position and you will see the scars will start to soften and fade. In the first instance we will need to have a face to face consultation. This can be arranged with a member of our team, it is totally FREE simply call your nearest clinic today.