Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation surgery is often the combination of a mastopexy and implants to enhance the shape and size of the breast.
What Is A Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation surgery aims to increase the size of the breast and to achieve a fuller-looking appearance, it’s often combined with breast uplift. Whilst the majority of breast augmentation cases are for aesthetic reasons, you can also benefit from having the procedure performed for reconstructing the breast following an accident or illness.
What Should You Expect During Your Consultation?
At UK Aesthetics, we want every consultation to be as open and honest as possible. This is so we can determine the best options available to achieve your desired results. During this informal discussion, we’ll go through your surgery expectations and medical history, and you’re also welcome to ask questions about any concerns you may have.
How Should I Prepare For Breast Uplift Surgery?
It’s important to be aware that your surgery will be performed under a general aesthetic as it’ll allow you to inform us whether you’ve recently been unwell or have any health issues. If you have, we can then arrange a different day for your surgery where you’ll be safer and the surgery can run smoothly.
It’s also important that you pay attention to the advice given to you before surgery as it’ll help to ensure your safety during the surgery, and this includes:
- Avoid smoking six weeks prior to the surgery so your vessels aren’t prone to blood clotting and your recovery time is easier.
- Not taking aspirin will make sure that it does not interfere with the effectiveness of the anaesthetic.
- Avoiding herbal supplements or anti-inflammatory drugs can ensure the anaesthetic can work to the best of its ability and your body can work better in naturally recovering.
To avoid complications after your surgery and allow a safe return home, it’s advised to arrange a family member or friend to collect and support you from the hospital and also allow yourself 2 to 3 weeks off work to completely rest and fully recover.
What Happens During Surgery?
The type of breast augmentation Manchester clinics often perform will typically last around 1 – 2 hours. During your procedure, the surgeon will be required to make an incision in either the crease under the breast, the nipple, or under the arm towards the side of your breast as this will allow them to increase the volume of your breasts as expected.
If you’re combining the procedure with a breast uplift, then the incision will be more suitable to be around the nipple so it can be easily repositioned after if needed. Alternatively, the surgeon may choose to reposition the skin and cut away any excess to create a more visibly pleasing, perkier breast.
Once the incision is made, your breast tissue is separated from the muscles to form a pocket that will allow a silicone or saline implant to be inserted and centered. The breast is then closed with stitches and sealed with surgical tape to secure the stitches and support them throughout the recovery process.
Aftercare Following Your Breast Augmentation Manchester
After the surgery, you’re expected to feel some pain and discomfort, but we can provide you with painkillers which will help to reduce the pain and make you feel more comfortable. Wearing a support bra both day and night for the first 4 weeks can also help to support you and aid your recovery.
These further steps are also recommended:
- To reduce discomfort and enable smooth recovery, avoid any strenuous activity, exercise or heavy lifting.
- Keep the wounds dry and wear loose clothing so they’re given plenty of space to heal.
- Increase the chances of a simple recovery by avoiding driving to prevent complications from occurring.
So we can check the progress of your healing process and ensure it’s going well, we will arrange an appointment with you around a week after your surgery to visit us at the dressing clinic so we’re able to see how you’re feeling.
Risks and Complications
Although the majority of patients that have surgery are pleased with the results, there can be some side-effects that may be uncomfortable, including:
The majority of patients that have surgery are really pleased with their results, but it’s important to note that there can be some side-effects that may be uncomfortable, including:
- Extrusion (where stitches poke out through the skin)
Rarer complications include:
- Damage to deeper structures
- Change in sensation
- Change in shape over time
Though you’ve had surgery, your breast tissue will continue to age over time so further operations may be required to maintain satisfactory results and ensure you keep the results that you want.
Your surgeon will always try to keep scarring as minimal as possible. The scars that are formed can take months to heal and fade after your breast uplift and will appear red or purple at first, but this is completely normal. Massage them once healed in order to ensure the best aesthetic appearance of your scars in the long-term.
What Are The Breastfeeding Implications?
Your ability to breastfeed may be affected by breast surgery, so you should consider this before you undergo any procedure.
Who Is Suitable For The Surgery?
Those with realistic surgery expectations who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts. Those who need a breast uplift as well as implants to create better-shaped breasts.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation in Manchester Cost?
This depends on what is required. After your first consultation, you’ll be provided with a quote which is determined by your personal circumstances. This includes the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees.
What Implants Are The Safest?
There are many different types of implant, but the most popular are silicone or saline. Silicone implants are softer, therefore give a more natural appearance. Saline implants are also an option but they carry more risks such as ripples, folds or deflation.