Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic procedures worldwide. The techniques as well as the materials have become refined over the years.

There are several reasons behind why clients desire a breast augmentation including correction of any congenital malformations, asymmetry, loss of volume after weight loss, changes in the breasts after pregnancy or breastfeeding and augmentation of small breasts.

As part of the ageing process the skin looses its elasticity, this will result in a droop in the breasts. Other factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding as well as weight loss contribute to this development. Reshaping and removing extra skin so that the breasts become uplifted can address this.

WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE MY OPERATION?

The first meeting with your surgeon constitutes a consultation where you will be asked about your medical history, previous operations and any medications that you might take. Your surgeon will ascertain why you desire to undergo this procedure and what your main aesthetic goals are to ensure that any other possibly more suitable treatments have been considered.

HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?

Reshaping the breasts involves making an incision around the areola, the excess skin is removed and the breast gland is manipulated to get the shape of your desire. The skin is then sutured in a way that an uplift is created. There will be a scar around the areola but to some extent your surgeon will try to place them in an area of a natural skin fold.

A breast augmentation will involve placing an implant underneath the pectoral muscle or on top. Some clients combine breast reshaping with an augmentation to get fuller breasts.

IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO BEFORE MY OPERATION TO ENSURE THE BEST OUTCOME?

As with any operation it is important to be healthy and lead a lifestyle with a good diet and regular exercise. Our dietitian can help you review your diet and help advising a good diet plan before your operation.

If you are aiming to loose weight then it is best done before the operation to enable the surgeon to achieve even better results. We will give you a checklist with all the dos and don’ts and also advise you to see your GP if that is required to review any regular medications that might have an influence on your operation.

For women it is worth considering whether your family is complete before having a breast augmentation. This procedure does not usually have an impact on breastfeeding however pregnancy can stretch the breasts again and influence the final results of your surgery. We recommend waiting for period of time after breastfeeding has completed as to allow the breasts to go back to its original shape.

We suggest an overall healthy lifestyle and if you do smoke we advise stopping as this will help reduce the risk of complications.

ARE THERE ANY ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS?

During your consultation it is important that you express your goals with this procedure as there might be alternative or complementary treatments that would suit better or optimize your results.

If you wish to have more uplifted and fuller breasts you could try padded bras, however they have a limited efficiency in this context.

WHAT POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS ARE THERE?

All operations have risks, however it is important to remember that they will vary depending on your general medical state. During your consultation the surgeon will discuss any particular complications in detail so that you understand them and make an informed decision. Overall the risks are unlikely and some are even negligible but ensure that you do speak about any concerns that you might have.

The more common complications might be changes in nipple sensation, bruising, and swelling. The more uncommon risks include bleeding, seroma, infection, haematoma, damage to deeper structures and longer healing times. Some patients have found that the sensation in their nipples has changed. There are some patients that might find that their breast are asymmetric, but remember that the full results will not be revealed until they have completely healed.

At Hvit Clinic we keep a close eye on all our clients and you will be monitored to make sure the healing process is progressing well and that any potential complications are detected sooner.

WHAT IF I AM NOT COMPLETELY SATISFIED?

In some rare circumstances some clients might not be entirely pleased with their results. It is important to remember that it takes some time for the final results to be evident due to swelling and potential bruising.

Make sure that you discuss your aesthetic goals with your surgeon as your expectations can then be addressed and planned for better.

WHERE WILL MY OPERATION TAKE PLACE?

You will be admitted to a private hospital in London on the day of your surgery and discharged home the following morning.

WHAT ANAESTHETIC WILL I HAVE?

For this surgery you will have a general anaesthetic and therefore you will be asleep during the whole procedure. Your anesthetist will meet you and discuss any concerns or requests you may have.

HOW LONG DOES THE SURGERY TAKE?

The operation might take one to two hours, which is depending on the amount of work that is needed. Your surgeon will discuss this with you in detail.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE SURGERY?

After the operation you might experience some discomfort, however you will be given medications to lessen or even eliminate this. You may have drains that will drain away any excess fluid or remaining blood from the operation. These tubes will be removed before you are discharged home.

When you wake up you will have some dressings and a fitted bra, which you should wear for a few weeks to optimize your healing and get the best results.

Initially you might think that your breast are too high, but remember that it takes several months for the swelling to settle and for the final results to be revealed.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO HEAL?

You will most probably be discharge home the same day of your operation. We suggest that you take it easy for one week and avoid any strenuous activities for at least two weeks. You might experience some soreness and swelling in your breasts for several weeks after the operation, which is nothing to be worried about. We advise our clients to avoid exercise for six weeks after a breast operation to ensure adequate healing.

We will provide you with an aftercare pack and keep you under monitoring even after discharge home to ensure you are healing well and that we are addressing any questions you might have.

Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic procedures worldwide. The techniques as well as the materials have become refined over the years.

There are several reasons behind why clients desire a breast augmentation including correction of any congenital malformations, asymmetry, loss of volume after weight loss, changes in the breasts after pregnancy or breastfeeding and augmentation of small breasts.

As part of the ageing process the skin looses its elasticity, this will result in a droop in the breasts. Other factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding as well as weight loss contribute to this development. Reshaping and removing extra skin so that the breasts become uplifted can address this.

The first meeting with your surgeon constitutes a consultation where you will be asked about your medical history, previous operations and any medications that you might take. Your surgeon will ascertain why you desire to undergo this procedure and what your main aesthetic goals are to ensure that any other possibly more suitable treatments have been considered.

Reshaping the breasts involves making an incision around the areola, the excess skin is removed and the breast gland is manipulated to get the shape of your desire. The skin is then sutured in a way that an uplift is created. There will be a scar around the areola but to some extent your surgeon will try to place them in an area of a natural skin fold.

A breast augmentation will involve placing an implant underneath the pectoral muscle or on top. Some clients combine breast reshaping with an augmentation to get fuller breasts.

As with any operation it is important to be healthy and lead a lifestyle with a good diet and regular exercise. Our dietitian can help you review your diet and help advising a good diet plan before your operation.

If you are aiming to loose weight then it is best done before the operation to enable the surgeon to achieve even better results. We will give you a checklist with all the dos and don’ts and also advise you to see your GP if that is required to review any regular medications that might have an influence on your operation.

For women it is worth considering whether your family is complete before having a breast augmentation. This procedure does not usually have an impact on breastfeeding however pregnancy can stretch the breasts again and influence the final results of your surgery. We recommend waiting for period of time after breastfeeding has completed as to allow the breasts to go back to its original shape.

We suggest an overall healthy lifestyle and if you do smoke we advise stopping as this will help reduce the risk of complications.

During your consultation it is important that you express your goals with this procedure as there might be alternative or complementary treatments that would suit better or optimize your results.

If you wish to have more uplifted and fuller breasts you could try padded bras, however they have a limited efficiency in this context.

All operations have risks, however it is important to remember that they will vary depending on your general medical state. During your consultation the surgeon will discuss any particular complications in detail so that you understand them and make an informed decision. Overall the risks are unlikely and some are even negligible but ensure that you do speak about any concerns that you might have.

The more common complications might be changes in nipple sensation, bruising, and swelling. The more uncommon risks include bleeding, seroma, infection, haematoma, damage to deeper structures and longer healing times. Some patients have found that the sensation in their nipples has changed. There are some patients that might find that their breast are asymmetric, but remember that the full results will not be revealed until they have completely healed.

At Hvit Clinic we keep a close eye on all our clients and you will be monitored to make sure the healing process is progressing well and that any potential complications are detected sooner.

In some rare circumstances some clients might not be entirely pleased with their results. It is important to remember that it takes some time for the final results to be evident due to swelling and potential bruising.

Make sure that you discuss your aesthetic goals with your surgeon as your expectations can then be addressed and planned for better.

You will be admitted to a private hospital in London on the day of your surgery and discharged home the following morning.

For this surgery you will have a general anaesthetic and therefore you will be asleep during the whole procedure. Your anesthetist will meet you and discuss any concerns or requests you may have.

The operation might take one to two hours, which is depending on the amount of work that is needed. Your surgeon will discuss this with you in detail.

After the operation you might experience some discomfort, however you will be given medications to lessen or even eliminate this. You may have drains that will drain away any excess fluid or remaining blood from the operation. These tubes will be removed before you are discharged home.

When you wake up you will have some dressings and a fitted bra, which you should wear for a few weeks to optimize your healing and get the best results.

Initially you might think that your breast are too high, but remember that it takes several months for the swelling to settle and for the final results to be revealed.

You will most probably be discharge home the same day of your operation. We suggest that you take it easy for one week and avoid any strenuous activities for at least two weeks. You might experience some soreness and swelling in your breasts for several weeks after the operation, which is nothing to be worried about. We advise our clients to avoid exercise for six weeks after a breast operation to ensure adequate healing.

We will provide you with an aftercare pack and keep you under monitoring even after discharge home to ensure you are healing well and that we are addressing any questions you might have.