Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation surgery is also known as breast enlargement or enhancement and can also be referred to as a “boob job”. It is a surgical process which aims to make the breasts bigger. Many people throughout the UK come to Manchester for their breast augmentation procedure, for a myriad of different reasons. If you’re thinking of visiting our clinic in Manchester for breast augmentation surgery, here is everything you may need to know before you decide. Breast augmentation surgery typically uses a combination of mastopexy and implants to enhance the shape and size of the breast. Many people decide to go through breast augmentation surgery if they feel unhappy with the shape and size of their breasts, or they have a condition which alters the shape. It is estimated that 8,000 women per year have a breast enlargement procedure, many of which choose to come to Manchester, as it is one of the leading cities in plastic surgery. But what do you need to know if you’re considering breast augmentation surgery in Manchester?
What Is A Breast Augmentation?
Breast enlargement surgery 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. Many people choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery for a myriad of different reasons. If you’re considering getting a breast enlargement, you should make sure you do your research to choose the best surgeon in Manchester for you, we have FAQs in the lower part of this page, or you can contact us with any questions and to set up a consultation.
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. Hundreds of people in Manchester go through breast enlargement procedures every year, and each have their own motivating factors and reasons. If you’re considering a breast augmentation procedure, you should talk through your reasons with your surgeon, so they can help you with your surgery plan.
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. Breast augmentation is a separate procedure, which when combined with other procedures, can help you get the breast shape you desire. With breast augmentation surgery, it’s important that you are generally well and in good physical health. Before your boob job, your surgeon will ask you lifestyle questions to determine how suited you are for the surgery. It’s important that you answer these questions as accurately as possible, so your surgeon can give you good and accurate advice on breast augmentation. As well as this, you should understand that breast augmentation comes with risks as well as rewards. For example, following the breast enlargement procedure, you may experience certain side effects or have a long recovery period. 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. This will allow you to have a better understanding of what your life will be like post breast augmentation surgery.
If you think you’re a suitable patient for breast enlargement in Manchester, make sure to contact us for a consultation.
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. This is an ethical matter, and here at UK Aesthetic, we ensure that our patients in Manchester are as protected as possible. We will not perform breast augmentation surgery if we feel like it is not right for our patients, for example, if they have been coerced into surgery. We ensure that all of our patients are healthy, want the surgery, and are fully prepared for the recovery. We take our duty to protect our patients very seriously.
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. When you come for your breast enlargement consultation, you should ensure that you provide as much accurate information as possible. This will allow us to help you find the best treatment plan for you. You may be advised to stop smoking before you are considered for breast augmentation – make sure you listen carefully to your surgeon’s advice.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation in Manchester Cost?
The cost of breast augmentation surgery solely depends on the type of procedure you are having. The price of breast augmentation in Manchester can vary, however, here at UK Aesthetics we are committed to providing the finest plastic surgery care. After your first consultation, you’ll be provided with a quote that is determined by your personal circumstances and the type of breast augmentation treatment that you need. This quote will include the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees from the procedure, and break it down, so you know the exact costs if you decide to get a boob job.
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. If you come to your boob job consultation with accurate information and a clear idea of what you want, it will allow us to help you with your treatment plan. During this informal discussion, we’ll go extensively 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. We care deeply about our patients in Manchester, so ask as many questions about your breast augmentation as possible – we are happy to help with any queries. The outcome of your consultation will depend on your openness and honesty regarding your lifestyle, health and desires. If you do not have the right lifestyle and health for a breast augmentation procedure, we may decide to not go through with treatment. This is for your safety – we are committed to protecting all of our patients in Manchester and beyond.
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 1960s and have always had the debate of whether they are safe or not. The first silicone breast implant was invented in 1961, by plastic surgeons Thomas Cronin and Frank Gerow. A year later, the first breast augmentation surgery using silicone implants was performed. Breast implants are now made from silicone that is medical grade as it is chemically stable. However, during the 1980s many people believed that breast augmentation surgeries using silicone implants could be harmful to the body. 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. If you’re worried about this, or have any concerns about your breast enlargement procedure, please talk to your surgeon at your consultation. They will be more than happy to help with any questions you may have before your boob job.
How Long Do Breast Implants Last?
It is important to understand that nothing lasts forever, and if you opt for breast enlargement, you will often need breast augmentation revision surgery in the future for a replacement or removal. Usually, silicone implants can last up to 10 years, sometimes up to 20 years. However, over time the implants will age, meaning they will need to be replaced. 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. If you ever see the signs of a ruptured implant, you should come in for a breast augmentation revision consultation with us in Manchester as soon as possible. Ruptured implants have no evidence of causing serious illness, however, you should still be in contact with us as soon as you suspect it has happened. It’s important that you keep an eye on your silicone implants after your boob job, to mitigate any risk of complications such as implant rupture.
How Should I Prepare For Breast Augmentation?
If you choose to come to us for your breast augmentation in Manchester, you need to be as prepared as possible. It’s important to be aware that your breast augmentation surgery will be performed under a general anaesthetic. You will be under a state of controlled unconsciousness, and you will be unaware of any pain or what is going on during your boob job. 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. Communicating fully with your surgeon will help us ensure that your breast enlargement procedure in Manchester goes as smoothly as possible.
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 procedure. If you don’t do these essential preparations in the lead up to your breast augmentation, you could put yourself at high risk of complications. You may be advised to do these things before your boob job, including:
- Avoid smoking six weeks prior to the breast enlargement so your vessels aren’t prone to blood clotting and your recovery time is easier. Smoking reduces your blood flow, so your incision scars could also become infected following your breast augmentation if you do not quit. You may be denied a breast augmentation if you don’t quit, so it is in your best interests to stop smoking as soon as possible.
- You should refrain from taking aspirin, to make sure that it does not interfere with the effectiveness of the anaesthetic. If the effectiveness of your anaesthetic is impacted, it could have serious ramifications for your breast enlargement surgery.
- Avoiding herbal supplements or anti-inflammatory drugs can ensure the anaesthetic can work to the best of its ability during your breast augmentation surgery, 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. Following a boob job, you should allow yourself 2 to 3 weeks off work to completely rest and fully recover. If you don’t allow your body to recover fully, it could negatively impact the outcome of your breast enlargement.
What Happens During Breast Enlargement Surgery?
When it comes to breast augmentation surgery, the clinical procedure 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. This will create the effect of breast enlargement.
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. This will help you to achieve the results that you want after your breast augmentation surgery. 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. These implants will then fill out the breast and increase their size, resulting in breast enlargement.
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. Make sure to ask about these options during your boob job consultation, so you can ensure that you’ve chosen the best option for you. Each of these options serve a different need from breast augmentation surgery. 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.
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 more visibly pleasing, perkier breasts. When you come for your breast augmentation consultation, this will be discussed with you extensively, and you will know what to expect. This will help us to create the best boob job treatment plan for you.
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. It’s important that you make sure the surgical incisions from the breast enlargement procedure are protected by resting adequately during your recovery.
Aftercare Following Your Breast Augmentation
If you choose to come to UK Aesthetics, and choose to have your boob job performed in Manchester, we will help you with your recovery. 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 following the boob job, 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. This will allow your surgical scars to heal properly, and ensure you get the best results from your boob job. 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 wash yourself, 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. If you have children, ensure that you have childcare sorted for after the breast augmentation procedure, as you may not be able to move around as much as you normally do. You should also take time off work, so you can fully rest and recover.
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. This can disrupt the incision scars, so it’s important that you take it easy.
- Keep the wounds dry, and wear loose clothing so your breasts can heal effectively.
- Increase the chances of a simple boob job 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 procedure. You should come in and visit us at the dressing clinic so we’re able to see how you’re feeling.
How To Stay In Shape While Recovering From Breast Augmentation
After a breast augmentation surgery, you will need to rest for a while before you are back on track. However, it’s important that you mobilise yourself adequately to improve blood flow around your body. After your boob job, you should start to walk around your room every other hour. Lightly exercising is good for your circulation, and can prevent blood clots forming, which you are at risk of after surgery. Two weeks after the breast enhancement, you can start to do more cardio, such as walking longer distances. However, it’s important that you don’t do any heavy lifting throughout your recovery period. This can disrupt your incision scars, and result in implant rupture or extrusion.
If you want to stay in shape while recovering from breast augmentation, you should ensure that you walk often to prevent the risk of blood clots forming, and avoid heavy lifting. At your breast enhancement consultation, your surgeon will give you plenty of advice about staying in shape during recovery. Make sure you follow this advice closely, so you can have the best possible recovery after your boob job.
Risks and Complications Of Breast Augmentation
The majority of our patients in Manchester are extremely happy with the results of their breast augmentation surgery. There are of course some common side effects that patients report, which can include loss of sensation, swelling, bruising. After a boob job, there can also be some slight differences between each breast, known as asymmetry. Uncommon complications of breast augmentation surgery include haematoma, which means that an area of blood has collected outside of the larger blood vessels, causing bruising and swelling. Other complications of a boob job include infections, delayed healing, and thick scars. After breast augmentation surgery, some people report seroma formation, which is fluid collecting near the surgical site. Sometimes, the silicone implant can become exposed after the overlying breast tissue closure has failed, however this is quite rare. This is sometimes called implant extrusion.
In very rare cases, there are risks with general anaesthesia such as cardiac or respiratory compromise and deep vein thrombosis. You must be aware of this risk, as all breast augmentation surgery will require general anaesthetic. Further complications can arise from breast enlargement surgery in particular, with the most problematic risk being infection. When infection takes place, it is essential that the silicone implants are explanted, and you 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. You may also experience some pain in your breasts following the boob job – if you feel anything that feels abnormal, make sure that you speak to your surgeon straight away.
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 procedure will result in scars that will take a while to heal and fade after your breast enlargement surgery, and will appear red or purple at first, but this is completely normal. Once your scars are healed, you should massage them in order to ensure the best aesthetic appearance of your scars in the long term.
Are You Looking To Get Breast Augmentation in Manchester?
There are many things you may need to consider before you decide to have breast enhancement procedures. Here at UK Aesthetics, we are happy to assist any of our patients by providing great information and advice. If you’re seriously considering having a boob job in Manchester with us, please contact us today to book your consultation!
What Is The Best Surgery To Increase Breast Size?
Many people feel dissatisfied with their breast size, and seek out breast augmentation surgeries in order to increase the size of their breasts. Here at UK Aesthetics, we offer a lot of options if you’re seeking breast enhancement. One of the best options for breast enlargement surgery is silicone implants, however, there are other options, such as a breast lift or a breast augmentation fat transfer. If you’re looking for a breast augmentation in Manchester, please get in touch with us and book a consultation, and one of our surgeons will answer your questions and give advice on the best breast enhancement treatment for you.
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. If you’re looking for alternatives to breast augmentation surgery, make sure that you speak to your surgeon at our Manchester clinic during the consultation, and they can give you more options. It’s important that you select the treatment that is right for you, and here at UK Aesthetics, we will ensure that we offer the right breast enhancement procedure for your needs
Do Breast Implants Make It Harder To Detect Cancer?
After someone has breast enlargement surgery, the implants push your real breasts forward which makes it more difficult to examine the breasts for lumps. This is because the X-Rays cannot see through the silicone implant in order to see any abnormalities or 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. Once your medical practitioner is aware of this, they will be able to better ensure your safety and check your breasts. If you’re worried about the risks of cancer after a breast augmentation surgery, make sure you talk to your surgeon at our clinic in Manchester, and they will be able to help with any enquiries.
Will I Need Revision Surgery After A Breast Augmentation?
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. Breast augmentation revision will usually involve removing or replacing the implant, when it is no longer viable.
As you age, so will your breast tissue. The silicone implants will also be ageing throughout this process. Childbirth can also affect the way breasts look and sit on your chest. 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. If you’re worried about any of these possibilities following your boob job, please bring any concerns to your consultation at our Manchester clinic. Your surgeon will be very happy to help you with any queries you may have about breast enhancement procedures.
What Are The Breastfeeding Implications Of 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, if you want to breastfeed them.
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. If you’re worried about which implant choice you want for your breast augmentation surgery, any of our surgeons at our Manchester clinic can help you with anything you want to know.
How Long Do Silicone Implants Last?
Most breast augmentation procedures involve silicone implants, so it’s important to be aware of how long they last. Usually, silicone implants can last between 10-20 years before they have to be replaced. Over time, the silicone implants will age alongside you, meaning they will need to be replaced. If they aren’t replaced within due time, 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. You may need a breast augmentation surgery revision in order to replace the implant, and ensure any complications surrounding the boob job are fixed.
How Painful Is A Breast Augmentation?
Many people are concerned about the pain involved during a breast augmentation, as it is a surgical procedure which requires general anaesthetic. Typically, the act of inserting an implant over the breast muscle isn’t painful. However, breast augmentation surgery does involve cutting into the skin, leaving scars which could be painful. You will also feel minor discomfort and swelling following the boob job, but we will provide you with adequate pain relief medication to reduce your pain and discomfort. Patients often feel some pressure on the chest once they have had their breast enlargement, and they will also feel some discomfort around the outside of the implant. However, if you follow your surgeon’s advice after the boob job, you should be able to keep your pain and discomfort to a manageable level. If you have any concerns about pain and discomfort following breast enhancement, please talk to your surgeon during your consultation at our clinic in Manchester.
What Size Implants Should I Get?
When considering a breast enhancement, if you’re considering a boob job with implants, you need to consider what size silicone implants you will choose. Usually, the most common breast silicone implant size ranges between 300cc and 500cc. If you’re unsure about the best implant size for you and the results you want to achieve, make sure you bring this up with your surgeon during the consultation in Manchester. They will be able to give you the best advice for your needs, and help you make the best decision for you.
How Long Should I Take Off Work After Breast Augmentation?
Usually after a boob job, you should take between 1-2 weeks off work so you can rest and heal properly. You should allow your body to recover as much as possible, to improve the likelihood of your surgical scars healing properly, and reducing the risk of silicone implant rupture. You may feel fatigued after the breast enhancement surgery due to being under general anaesthetic, so it’s important that you rest as much as possible. You may need to arrange childcare as well as taking 1-2 weeks off work, to allow your body to rest. Usually, 2 weeks after your breast augmentation, you will be ready to return to work and start doing more strenuous activities.
How Long Does Breast Augmentation Surgery Take?
The breast augmentation procedure is usually straightforward, and involves making an incision into the breast, positioning the implant and stitching it back up. Usually, the entire breast augmentation procedure takes between 60-90 minutes. It may take a while for the general anaesthetic to wear off, but you may be able to go home the same day as your boob job. If your breast enhancement surgery takes place later on in the day, you may need to stay overnight in hospital. If you feel any discomfort after the procedure, you will be given pain relief medication to ease the pain. If you have any questions about the details of your breast enhancement procedure, ask your surgeon at your consultation in Manchester, and they will be able to give you advice.
How Long Does Breast Augmentation Take To Heal?
Fully recovering from a boob job can take between 4-6 weeks, however, everyone is different and recovery time can vary. 24 hours after the breast augmentation procedure, you may experience soreness, pain and swelling. During this period, you will need to rest and take pain medication as prescribed. During the first week after your breast enhancement, the pain will start to subside, but you shouldn’t do any heavy lifting that could disrupt the procedure. You should start massaging the breast tissue to relax your muscles and stop swelling. After 3 weeks, you should be able to start doing more and moving more, and resuming daily responsibilities, but you should still take care not to disrupt anything. After 6 weeks, you should be fully healed, but you should check in with your surgeon regularly to ensure that you have healed properly. If you have any questions about your healing and recovery progress following the breast augmentation surgery, please ask your surgeon at your consultation at our clinic in Manchester. They can answer any question you may have about the procedure and recovery process.
Do You Have Any Breast Implant Surgery Before and After Examples?
Many people who visit our Manchester clinic are very happy with the results of their breast augmentation surgery. If you are wondering whether there is breast implant surgery before and after examples then you can check out our case studies page, with images provided by our patients. Once you have had your first breast augmentation surgery consultation, your surgeon will be able to give you more examples of realistic lookalikes. It’s important that you have a realistic impression of what your breast implant surgery will look like before and after, so you can be prepared for the results.
How Much Does It Cost To Get Breast Implants?
One question we always get asked is – how much does it cost to get breast implants? Treatment costs completely depend 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. Once your breast enhancement procedure and plan has been decided on, you will be given a personalised quote, which will include the price of the procedure, anaesthetic, and hospital stay.