Augmentation Mammaplasty to enhance the size and shape of a woman's breast
If you are considering Breast Augmentation surgery, you may wish to have several questions answered.
Breast Augmentation surgery - technically known as Augmentation Mammaplasty
Breast Augmentation also known as Breast Enlargement has maintained its place for many years as the most popular Plastic Surgery procedure available in the UK and Europe.
There are several reasons why a patient may choose Breast Augmentation, the most common reasons are:
Correction of genetic or breast malformation that has occurred during puberty including asymmetry
Naturally small breasts
Changes in the breasts following childbirth and/or breastfeeding
Loss of volume as a result of weight loss
“I had a wonderful experience with Patrick, he is not only a great surgeon but he has extraordinary empathy and I always felt totally at ease with him.”
Women suffering from any of these concerns can often encounter problems with body image and self-confidence which can be restored with minor surgery such as Breast Augmentation.
During consultation the patient will discuss their expectation and a range of measurements will be taken to determine which implant will be the most suitable, the most popular shapes available are the round or anatomical implant, other considerations such as stature and body shape will also be taken into account.
Implants today are the safest and most durable that they have ever been with the technology available. Our goal is to provide a result which is aesthetically pleasing, which is in proportion and which is long lasting.
What is Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation is a low risk surgery which usually takes around 45-60 mins in theatre. Surgery is usually carried out under General Anaesthetic and as daycase surgery although an overnight stay in hospital can be arranged for patients travelling from further afield.
Sebbin have been manufacturing breast implants for almost 30 years, the implants come in a range of sizes and projections and are pre filled with a cohesive silicone gel. The vigilance of Sebbin Breast Implants shows rupture and capsular contracture rates of less than 1% in implants 9 years after implantation (rates confirmed by current clinical records). . (insert warranty info)
On the day of surgery a range of photographs will be taken along with markings that are drawn on the areas to provide operative guidance for when surgery is underway. There a generally 3 common incision points when performing Breast Augmentation, in the fold underneath the breast, around the areola or underneath the arm. The most common and preferred is underneath the breast, as this allows the best access to shape the breast, then the implant is placed either underneath the pectoral muscle or more commonly on top.
Risks and Complications
As with all surgery there are risks associated, patients can experience swelling, redness and sometimes a loss of sensation in the nipple area which in most cases returns, although this can take upto several months. The breasts can also look uneven for the first few weeks whilst they are settling, these are all quite common experiences in the initial few weeks following surgery.
There are some more uncommon risks for example haematoma, seroma and infection which on occasion may require further surgical intervention. Our team of nursing staff monitor the progress of our patients for signs of these complications very carefully post operatively and our patients are given contact information should they need medical assistance once discharged from the hospital.
As with any Breast Implant surgery there is the risk of Capsular Contracture however using the modern technology of Sebbin implants means that the risk of this is at an all-time low.