Surgery to the breasts can play a major role in improving personal confidence. The commonest procedures performed are augmentation, breast reduction, breast uplift and breast reconstruction.
Although the actual size of breasts is genetically determined, breasts may fluctuate in size in response to changes in weight, pregnancy and breast feeding. The ageing process causes the shape of the breast to change so that they may droop. This effect is greater following pregnancy, breast feeding and in particular after a large weight loss. Most women have one breast that is slightly different from the other. Sometimes the passage of time may accentuate this difference further.
Our Chief Surgeon will discuss your particular wishes and requirements and offer you surgery to give your breasts a more youthful and firm appearance. During breast enhancement surgery, your surgeon will place an implant behind each breast, inserting it either under your breast tissue or behind the muscle on which the breast lies. These implants are most often inserted through incisions below the breast but may be placed through incisions made around the nipple, in the armpit or in the tummy button. The implants themselves may be round or teardrop shaped depending on which design your surgeon feels is best for you. They are filled with either silicone gel or a salt-water solution known as saline.