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.

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During your initial consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your health and explain the surgical technique he feels will be best for you based on your breasts and skin tone. If your breasts are sagging, he may also advise an uplift procedure. Your initial consultation is also the time for you to discuss the results you are looking for,  including how much larger you would like your breasts to be. This is an issue you want to think through carefully as a very large augmentation won’t look natural and may cause rippling of the skin in the sides of the breast. It’s very important that you be totally frank with your surgeon about your expectations and the goals you want to achieve – and equally important that your surgeon be frank with you about your alternatives and the plusses and minuses of each.
You should expect some discomfort during the first one or two days after your surgery , especially when you move around or cough. However you’ll be up and about within hours. Mr Uppal and the anaesthetic team will prescribe pain relief to lessen your discomfort. You’ll be most comfortable if you continue wearing a sports bra like the one you were fitted with after your surgery around the clock for the first two or three weeks as your bruising subsides. Surgical drains are not used, so there are none to be removed and as your stitches are dissolvable they will not need removal either. Should a small amount of stitch be visible it may be cut short or simply left in place until it dissolves.
Lifetime breast implant product replacement with automatic enrolment to the warranty programme for silicone breast implants.