A breast augmentation procedure is often very confidence-building, offering a solution to what is a long-term concern for many patients. It is all too common for many women to feel displeased or unsatisfied with the size and shape of their breasts, which in turn has a negative impact on their self-confidence. Often referred to as a ‘mammoplasty’, breast enhancement, breast enlargement or simply a “boob job”, breast augmentation surgery is consistently one of the most popular and most common procedures here in the UK. Factors such as weight loss, pregnancy and breastfeeding can all have an impact on the size and shape of your breasts, and a procedure like this can help to return the breasts to their original appearance, or create a new one that is more natural and attractive.
The procedure itself involves the insertion of implants either beneath the breast tissue, beneath the chest muscle, or partly beneath both depending on the desired results and your budget limitations. For a more natural, subtle outcome, implants beneath the chest muscle offer the best results, whereas implants beneath the breast tissue offer a slightly cheaper alternative with still desirable results. While under general anaesthetic, very small incisions are made either under the breast fold, around the nipple or in the armpit, depending on the type of procedure and the best possible course of action for you. The implants are inserted via these incisions before they are then stitched together and dressings applied, as well as a drain to remove excess fluid in some cases.
How long does a Breast Augmentation procedure last?
A surgical procedure such as this usually lasts around 1–2 hours.
How long until I see results?
Obviously, you should expect to see a noticeable difference to your breasts immediately after surgery, especially with the initial swelling that occurs. It can take up to 6 weeks for this, and other side effects, to subside, after which you will be able to see the full effects of your surgery.
How long do the results last?
The results of your procedure are sometimes permanent, providing you follow the advice of your surgeon throughout aftercare and into the future. Taking proper care of your newly enhanced breasts will ensure that future sagging is prevented or at least minimised. It is not uncommon to require another enhancement about 10 years post-procedure to restore the same results.
What are the associated side effects with Breast Augmentation?
As well as swelling, most patients experience slight bruising and redness, aches and pains while the breasts heal. Increased body temperature is also common, as well as slight scarring around the incision areas, although Mr Pabari keeps scarring to an absolute minimum through the use of the most advanced techniques and utilising years of training and experience.
Are there any risks involved?
There are a number of risks associated with breast augmentation surgery, as with any similar cosmetic procedure. As mentioned above, scarring is a common concern, as is the possible hardening of the breast tissue, no longer being able to breastfeed or problems with the nerves in the nipples. There are also concerns with the implants themselves, with known cases of implants rupturing, folding, rippling, or rotating within the body. Excessive bleeding or blood clots, infection and allergic reaction are all possible surgical side effects. It is important that you are aware of the risks involved with such a significant procedure, yet it’s nothing to be too concerned about as you entrust your health and wellbeing with a highly reputable, experienced team at The Pabari Clinic.
What does the downtime involve?
While some patients can be discharged the very same day, most cases involve an overnight hospital stay to monitor initial progress and drain any excess fluid around the breast tissue. Sometimes, a drain may be required even after you have been discharged. Full recovery can take a few weeks, with one or two weeks home rest recommended for most patients, as well as a temporary one week break from driving. For the first few months, wearing a sports bra almost all day every day can significantly boost the recovery process and the results of your surgery, while any strenuous activities should be avoided for up to six months. Your stitches are removed after one or two weeks, while the look and feel of your breasts will become more natural after a few months.
Who is suitable for Breast Augmentation?
During your consultation at The Pabari Clinic, your surgeon will take into consideration your particular wants and needs as we fully assess your situation, taking into account all aspects of your health and wellbeing before determining your suitability for breast augmentation surgery. This procedure offers a multitude of benefits for women who are unhappy with the size and shape of their breasts, especially when this has a negative impact on their psychological health.
How much does Breast Augmentation cost?
As mentioned above, the cost of your surgery can vary depending on the type of breast augmentation you opt for. At The final cost being determined at your initial consultation.
Breast Augmentation Testimonials
Just had my 3 month follow up with Mr Pabari after my breast augmentation. I am delighted with the results. I was looking for a very natural result and I can confidently say Mr Pabari achieved this. Thank you so much.”
I am delighted with the outcome of my breast reduction surgery. Its been 3 months now and all my scars are healing beautifully. Thank you Dr Amit a fantastic result. I would also like to thank Dr Amit’s entire team and big thanks to his PAs – Christina and Barry, for making this journey very smooth for me.”