Q: What is Breast Augmentation, Breast Enhancement?
A: Breast Augmentation, Breast Enhancement, Implant Surgery is a Plastic surgical procedure performed using implants to enhance the size and reshape a woman‘s breast to achieve a natural aesthetic appearance.
Q: What are the benefits of Breast Enhancement, Breast Implant Surgery?
A: Breast Augmentation with implants is performed to increase the size of the breast in a woman who feels that her breasts are too small.
Breast enlargement with implants can restore the size and shape of the breasts following pregnancy and breast feeding.
Breast Augmentation can be carried out to improve symmetry and shape where there is a difference in breast size and or shape.
The improvement in Breast size and shape can boost your self confidence and enable you to wear the clothes you wish.
Q: Am I the ideal patient for Breast Enhancement, Breast Implant Surgery?
A: If you would like to improve your breast shape and size and have been concerned by this for a long time, do not have any breast disease or serious medical conditions and desire a long term option to achieving fuller, more shapely breasts, then breast augmentation using implants is likely to be suitable for you.
Q: Do I need a mammogram before my Breast Enhancement, Breast Implant Surgery?
A: Working in close collaboration with our Breast Cancer Specialists, the guidelines are that any woman over the age of 40 should have a mammogram before any breast surgery including Breast Implant Surgery. Under the age of 40, no screening is necessary if there is not a family history of Breast Cancer or other cancers. A screening mammogram can be arranged for you at the time of your consultation, if required.
Q: Can I Breast feed after Breast Enhancement, Breast Implant Surgery?
A: Breast Augmentation with implants placed either behind the gland (sub-glandular) or under the muscle (sub-muscular) does not affect your ability to breast feed. The presence of implants do not cause any risk to your baby. Please be aware that many women cannot breast feed naturally before any breast surgery.
Q: Does Breast Implant Surgery require a general anaesthetic or hospitalisation?
A: Breast Implant Surgery is performed under general anaesthetic, commonly as a day-case or overnight procedure.
Q: How long is the Breast Enhancement, Breast Implant Surgery?
A: Breast Augmentation with Implants normally takes approximately 1 hour to perform.
Q: What are my options for the type of implants?
A: Various types of Breast Implants are available and the optimum implant for you will depend on your goals and existing size and shape. Breast implant types are Silicone or Saline, round or teardrop shaped and can be low, medium, high or extra high profile in order to achieve the best aesthetic natural result.
Q: What about the scars following Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Surgery?
A: Unfortunately, it is necessary to have a scar as a result of Breast Enhancement, Breast Implant Surgery, but every effort is made to minimize the scars and ensure that these are as inconspicuous as possible. The goal is to achieve a scar which is as short as possible for the safe placement of your implants, and which, once fully healed is barely visible. Scars can be placed in the crease under each breast, in the armpit, in the belly button or within the areola. The optimum scar for you will depend on your size, breast shape and desired cup size /shape.
Q: Where will the implants be placed in Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Sugery?
A: Breast implants can be placed either behind the breast tissue or under the pectoral muscle. Which position is suitable for you will depend on the amount of tissue available to cover the implants. The goal is to achieve the optimum natural appearance of your breasts. If the soft tissue is thin over the breast region, then it will be recommended that the breast implants are positioned under the pectoral muscle. In either position, what you will see and feel is your own breast tissue.
Q: Will drains be used at the time of Breast Enhancement, Breast Implant Surgery?
A: Drains are generally not reqiured during breast augmentation surgery as the surgery is bloodless.
Q: Can Breast Implant Surgery be performed with an Uplift, Mastopexy?
A: Yes, some women with significant drooping of the breasts together with loss of fullness may require Breast Augmentation combined with an Uplift, Mastopexy. The extent of uplift required will depend on the degree of drooping and the amount or volume necessary to shape the breast.
Q: What reassurance do I have with Breast Implant Surgery?
A: At Cosmetica, we understand that Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Surgery is an important and daunting decision for you and we aim to support you before, during and long after your surgery. Right from your first contact through to your 1 year follow-up visit, we will provide you with the highest standard of care.
Q: How long is the recovery time?
A: Moderate pain / discomfort is expected for 3 to 5 days. Patients can go back to their normal daily activities after 2 weeks, but avoid strenuous exercise / activity for 6 weeks. It will be necessary to wear a support bra for the first 3 weeks, day and night and the second 3 weeks during the day. The majority of swelling will resolve in 2 to 3 weeks but it will take up to 3 months for the breast to return to normal feel.
Q: What about the results of Breast Implant Surgery?
A: The results are first and foremost natural. The goals of Breast Augmentation with implants are to enhance the size and shape of your breast to achieve a natural aesthetic appearance – LBPS Beautiful Breast Surgery! The result should boost your self-confidence; allow you to wear the clothes you wish and look and feel as natural as a normal breast.
Q: What are the risks of Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Surgery?
A: Common to all surgical procedures there are always risks associated with surgery. However, Breast Augmentation with implants is a very safe procedure if performed by a fully qualified and trained Plastic, Cosmetic Surgeon using good implants in Clinics/Hospitals with a high standard of care. The common risks are bleeding inside the breast (less than 0.1%), infection (less than 0.1%) and capsular contraction (less than 2%). Other risks that may occur are; implant displacement or rotation, loss of nipple sensation, poor scars, asymmetry of the breasts and implant rupture.
Q: How long do the results last?
A: The results of Breast Implant Surgery are expected to last from 10 to 20 years using the current techniques and implants. However, you should be aware that once you have had Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Surgery, you are committed to having a further operation sometime in the future to either remove your breast implants or replace them.
Q: Is there an alternative to a Breast Enhancement, Breast Implant Surgery?
A: At this time there is not an alternative to Breast Implants for women who desire a long lasting improvement in their breast size or shape. Women who wish to reshape their breasts, or require a modest increase in size (less than 1 cup), Macrolane Breast shaping may be a suitable option. At the present time, fat grafting, transfer for breast enhancement is not recommended because of concerns about the long term safety of this technique.
Q: What is the cost of Breast Implant Surgery, Breast Augmentaion?
A: The costs of Breast Implant Surgery will depend on your specific needs and goals. A written quotation will be provided following your consultation with Mr Ray DeBono.