Breast Enlargement – Augmentation
Breast Enlargement or Breast Augmentation, as it is otherwise known, is a surgical procedure which involves the surgeon placing a silicone gel filled implant directly behind the breast tissue or underneath the muscle that lies beneath the breast. The breast implant projects the natural breast tissue forward, resulting in an instantly more fuller, larger and augmented breast appearance. There are three ways in which the implant can be inserted into the breast; underneath the breast, or underneath the armpit or the nipple. Your surgeon will be able to advise you on which method is best suited for you. At Cedar House Clinic, we only use implants that are made with medical grade silicone gel. Our surgeons use and recommend british made NAGOR breast implants, however if you have a particular implant in mind, please discuss this with your surgeon at your initial consultation.
How long does the Procedure take?
Breast Enlargement surgery takes approximately 1.5 hours to perform.
What Anaesthetic is available?
Breast Enlargement can be performed either under General Anaesthetic or Local Anaesthetic with IV Sedation. You can discuss which Anaesthetic options are most suitable for you at your initial consultation with the surgeon.
Your breasts should be larger, fuller and more pleasingly augmented. Asymmetric breasts can be evened and corrected and the results are permanent. All breast surgery will leave some scarring, however this will fade over time and if your scar is underneath the crease of your breast, it will be completely invisible. Most scarring takes up to 12 months to fade.
Factors to Consider
As with all surgical procedures, there are certain factors that need to be considered before undergoing Breast Augmentation. You will be fully informed about the implications of having Breast Enlargement surgery and any short or long term complications at your initial consultation with the surgeon.
What is the Recovery Period?
It is recommended that you take 5 days off to rest, but please discuss this with your surgeon at your initial consultation. You will experience both swelling and bruising, which are both part of the normal healing process. Any pain can be managed by prescription painkillers which you can continue to take at home. It is important to avoid bending or lifting heavy objects for at least the first 2 weeks. Your surgeon will be able to give you a detailed aftercare breakdown at your initial consultation.