Breast augmentation is a procedure which enlarges breasts by placing a textured implant behind or in front of the chest muscle. The procedure is relatively quick and has a high rate of patient satisfaction as the results are immediately visible. The implant can be inserted through a small incision around the areola area or in the mammary crease under the breast or even in the armpit. Other options available include a fat transfer from another part of the patient’s body. This can be done through liposuction, taking fat from the thighs (for example) and putting it in the breast. This can provide up to a one-cup, bra size increase. All options can be discussed with our specialist.
Breast augmentation is a great procedure for women with very small breasts who are looking to enlarge them for a more balanced look to their body. Women also often suffer after pregnancy and weight loss when their breasts become empty or start to sag. Sometimes women can have one breast larger than the other or a shape that is not very pleasing. This procedure is fantastic in getting a better shape to the overall breast which makes a woman feel more self-confident with her body, opening up lots of different fashion options as well.
- Surgery time 1 – 2 hours (3 – 4 hours if it includes a lift)
- Hospital stay 1 day or 1 night (depending on the severity of the case)
- Anaesthesia General
- Time off work 7 – 10 days
- Getting back to normal including being able to do sports: 4 – 6 weeks. Patients are recommended to wear a sports bra after the surgery for one month. This helps to support and compress the breasts which gently helps to reduce swelling.