Breast augmentation (a ‘boob job’ or breast enlargement) is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. It is commonly performed for young women between 18-25 whose breast have never really developed and in women whose families are complete but left with deflated and small breasts. The procedure involves putting an implant behind your breasts to make them larger. The implant can be placed behind the breast alone or behind the breast and pectoral muscle. There are reasons for deciding on which position is best for you and we will consider this when we see you. Implants vary a lot in size and this is an important part of the initial consultation. There are several possible places to open the skin, but we tend to use the crease under the breast.
If you have any degree of ‘droopiness’ to your breasts, particularly after having children and breast feeding then you may require an uplift or mastopexy. This can be done as a separate procedure or maybe combined with breast augmentation.
The surgery is done under general anaesthetic with injection of local anaesthetic into the skin where the opening under the breast is made. The procedure takes between 1-2 hours and you will need to stay overnight. Afterwards you will have dressings that are shower-proof, and a tight bra to wear giving your breasts support after the operation.
You will be seen by your surgeon the following morning, at two weeks in outpatients and again at 3 months.
Women ask for this when their breasts are causing pain across their back, shoulders or neck or if they get soreness underneath their breasts. Bra straps can dig into the shoulders excessively and sometimes their breasts are just too heavy and limit their ability to exercise. Breast reduction surgery is very successful at removing these problems. When we see you to talk through this operation, we will want to know what bra size you currently wear and what bra size you would like to be. We like to know if you’ve had any breast problems in the past and if you’ve had a mammogram recently.
After we have examined you, we will discuss different types of breast reduction and which is best for you and the sort of scar you will be left with.
Inverted nipple correction
You may feel your nipples have very little projection and indeed may even go inwards. If this is the case, then there are procedures to help correct this problem. These procedures are performed as a daycase operation under local anaesthetic. We are very happy to discuss your concerns and the procedures we offer as a stand-alone procedure or as part of further breast surgery.
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