Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation surgery is often the combination of a mastopexy and implants to enhance the shape and size of the breast. Breast augmentation surgery is also known as breast enlargement or enhancement and can also be referred to as a “boob job”.
What Is A Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation surgery is also known as breast enlargement or breast enhancement surgery. It is also commonly referred to as a boob job. It aims to increase the size of the breast and achieve a fuller-looking appearance. In some cases, breast augmentation surgery is combined with other procedures such as a breast uplift/mastopexy to achieve the desired results. 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.
Who Is Suitable For Breast Enlargement?
Patients who are suitable for breast augmentation surgery are those who may be experiencing breast sagging, or flattened, elongated or asymmetrical breasts. If you are unhappy with the shape or appearance of your breasts, then breast augmentation will likely be suitable for you.
A breast augmentation procedure is also suitable for patients who have recently undergone breast reconstruction, or if you need a breast uplift as well as implants to create better-shaped breasts. With breast augmentation surgery, it’s important that you are generally well and in good physical health. As well as this, you should understand that breast augmentation comes with risks as well as rewards. In order to meet your expectations in regard to the results of breast enlargement, we can show you the results of previous surgeries so that you know what to expect.
Who Is Not Suitable For Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Breast enlargement is not suitable for those who feel they have been pressured into changing their body from others. Patients who smoke or have an extensive medical history may not be suitable candidates for breast augmentation. This will all be discussed in your consultation for breast augmentation surgery in Manchester.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation in Manchester Cost?
The cost of breast augmentation surgery solely depends on the type of procedure you are having. After your first consultation, you’ll be provided with a quote that is determined by your personal circumstances. This includes the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees.
What To Expect With A Breast Enlargement 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 the desired results of your breast augmentation in Manchester. 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 regarding your breast enlargement. The outcome of your consultation will depend on your openness and honesty regarding your lifestyle, health and desires.
Different breast augmentation surgeries can be tailored to your needs, therefore it is important to go through the range of breast enlargement techniques that are available to you. We will also outline the risks, complications and outcomes that can occur. Breast augmentation involves the placement of implants under the breast to increase the size and shape of the breast. The incisions are often placed under the breast at the inframammary fold, but can also be in the armpit or around the areola.
The implant can be placed in a range of ways, the first is under the breast gland, and the second is behind the muscle. Dual-plane breast augmentation is also possible and this is where the implant is placed partly under the muscle and under the gland. Once you have your breast enlargement consultation in Manchester, you will have a much clearer understanding of what you will need and what to expect.
Are Silicone Implants Safe?
Breast augmentation surgery is an extremely popular procedure, however the question often arises as to whether silicone implants are safe? Breast enlargement procedures have been around since the ‘60s and has always had the debate of whether they are safe or not. Breast implants are now made from silicone that is medical grade as it is chemically stable. It is important to understand that this has never been proven to be related to any type of cancer. Breast augmentation has never been associated with any other illnesses. In recent years, there have been reports of an illness called anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) that is associated with breast implants, but this is extremely rare.
It is important to understand that nothing lasts forever, and when one opts for breast enlargement, they will often need breast augmentation revision surgery in the future for a replacement, or removal. Silicone can leak from the implants and can cause certain symptoms which will result in the implants needing to be removed or replaced, however this is rare. Ruptured implants have no evidence of causing serious illness.
How Should I Prepare For Breast Augmentation In Manchester?
It’s important to be aware that your breast augmentation surgery will be performed under a general anaesthetic. It is essential that if you’ve recently been unwell or have any health issues, you speak to your surgeon prior to your surgery. If you have, we can then arrange a different day for your breast augmentation.
It’s also important that you pay attention to the advice given to you before breast augmentation surgery as it’ll help to ensure your safety during the surgery. This includes:
- Avoid smoking six weeks prior to the breast enlargement 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 breast augmentation surgery and allow a safe return home, it’s advised to arrange for 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 Breast Enlargement Surgery?
When it comes to Breast augmentation surgery, clinics 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 breast augmentation 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 implant or saline implant to be inserted and centred. 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
Once the breast enlargement surgery in Manchester has been completed, you will likely return to the ward within an hour. We aim for a speedy recovery so we will get you to mobilise slightly so that blood is circulating. You won’t usually wake up with drains in you and you will be able to drink, eat and mobilise as soon as the anaesthetic wears off.
It is inevitable you will feel some discomfort and swelling, but this is why we give you analgesia (pain relief medication) to reduce this. Patients often feel pressure on the chest once they have had their breast enlargement and they will also feel some discomfort around the outside of the implant. This is due to the pressure as well as the skin feeling tight and swollen.
To ensure that your breast augmentation has a smooth recovery, it is highly recommended that you wear your compression garment or support bra both day and night for the first 4 weeks as this can help to support you and aid your recovery after your procedure. You may be able to go home on the same day of your breast augmentation surgery, but as tempting as it is to get a shower or washed, you should keep the area dry for at least a week.
You will not be able to drive home after your breast enlargement in Manchester, so it is best to have someone pick you up from the surgery and have someone support you around the house. With this in mind, it is best to prepare for your recovery by having everything close to where you are resting so you don’t have to stretch.
These further steps are also recommended:
- To reduce discomfort and enable smooth recovery after breast augmentation surgery, 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 recovery process and ensure your healing well. We will arrange an appointment with you around a week after your breast enlargement to visit us at the dressing clinic so we’re able to see how you’re feeling.
Risks and Complications Of Breast Augmentation In Manchester
The majority of our patients are extremely happy with the results of their breast augmentation surgery in Manchester. There are of course some common complaints that patients report, which can include loss of sensation, swelling, bruising and some slight differences between the two sides, known as asymmetry. Uncommon complications of breast augmentation surgery include haematoma, infection, delayed healing, a thickened scar, seroma formation and extrusion of the implant.
In very rare cases, there are risks with general anaesthesia such as cardiac or respiratory compromise and deep vein thrombosis. Later complications can arise from breast enlargement surgery with the most problematic risk being infection. When infection takes place, it is essential that the implants are explanted and let things settle down before you think of getting them implanted again. This would take around 6 months to heal, but this is extremely uncommon.
The sensation often changes following breast augmentation surgery with the nipple either becoming more or less sensitive, but this often isn’t permanent. It can take a couple of months before the sensation goes back to normal.
Though you’ve had a breast enhancement, 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 breast augmentation 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 enlargement surgery 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.
Are There Any Alternatives To Breast Augmentation Surgery?
There is no visibly better option for breast enlargement surgery than implants, but if you were wanting some slight increases in size, a breast augmentation fat transfer and autologous fat transfer are other options that are available. This is a complex procedure where fat is removed through liposuction from one area of the body and then transferred to the breasts. The size increase is usually modest compared to implants.
What Are The Implications For Mammograms And Screening?
When one opts for breast enlargement surgery in Manchester, the implants push your real breasts forward which makes it no more difficult to examine the breasts for lumps. It is important to understand that 1 in 10 women develop breast cancer in their lifetime and if you find any type of lump, no matter how small, you should go to your GP. When you reach a certain age, you will get offered a mammogram, when you do get offered this service you need to ensure they know you have breast implants.
Will I Need Revision Surgery After A Breast Augmentation In Manchester?
It is no secret that when one opts for breast enlargement surgery, they will more than likely need revision surgery at some point in the future to have them either replaced or removed.
With time, you are going to age which will result in your breast tissue ageing. The implants will also be ageing throughout this process. It is also common for breasts to get affected by childbirth. If the breasts have been affected by breastfeeding or childbirth, then a procedure to tighten the skin may be required such as a mastopexy. It is important to understand that everyone undergoing breast augmentation surgery will often need further surgery for the implants and also the breast tissue and skin.
There is a combination of changes that can result in the breast and implant looking either too high or too low and can also result in the breast tissue hanging over the implant. For this reason, there may be a need for further breast augmentation revision surgery.
If other issues arise, such as capsular contracture, breast augmentation removal or revision will be needed.
What Are The Breastfeeding Implications After Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Your ability to breastfeed may be affected by breast enlargement surgery, so you should consider this before you undergo any procedure. Some surgeons recommend that if this is something that you want, then you should wait until after you have had children to have the procedure.
It is possible to still be able to breastfeed with implants. This solely depends on the size and position of the implant and the type of breast augmentation you are having. If the incision is made under the breast fold or through the armpit, you won’t have an issue with breastfeeding.
What Implants Are The Safest for Breast Enlargement?
There are many different types of implants when it comes to breast enlargement, but the most popular are silicone or saline. Silicone implants are softer, therefore giving a more natural appearance and are more durable. Saline implants are also an option but they carry more risks such as folds or deflation through trauma.
Do You Have Any Breast Implant Surgery Before and After Examples?
If you are wondering whether there is breast implant surgery before and after examples then you can check out our case studies page. Once you have had your first breast augmentation surgery consultation, your surgeon will be able to give you more examples of realistic lookalikes.
How Much Does It Cost To Get Breast Implants?
A common question to ask is how much does it cost to get breast implants. Treatment costs are completely depends on the type of procedure you are having due to breast augmentation surgery being able to be combined with a range of other procedures. Once you have had your first breast augmentation consultation, you will understand a lot more about the procedure, and how much it will cost and will also be shown some before and after examples.