Breast Enlargement (Augmentation) in South Wales
Breast augmentation, also known as breast implant surgery, a breast enlargement or a boob job, is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the UK, providing a highly effective solution for women who may have always been dissatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts.
I also see many women who have seen changes to their breasts, whether due to pregnancy, breast feeding, the ageing process or weight loss, and they are keen to restore a more youthful shape to the breasts.
Am I suitable for a breast Augmentation?
Age is not a barrier to a breast augmentation, as long as you are fit and well and have realistic expectations of your procedure, although it is important not to undergo surgery at too young an age before the body has fully matured.
Pregnancy and breast feeding can have an impact on the breasts so you may wish to delay surgery until you have completed your family.
A breast augmentation is usually a very safe cosmetic surgery procedure. I use the Mentor range of breast implants, one of the leading brands, and they have a very good safety record and offer guarantees for patients.
Here, during your consultation for breast augmentation in South Wales, I will listen carefully to what you’re hoping to achieve from your procedure. Your body frame, degree of skin laxity and your pre-surgery breast shape and amount of existing breast tissue will be taken into account during a comprehensive physical examination, as this will affect your final results.
An increasingly popular option is fat grafting to the breasts, often described as a natural breast augmentation, as it involves using the patient’s own fat to enhance the size and shape of the breasts, without the need for implants. It is ideal for women who only want a subtle increase in breast size.
What does a breast augmentation procedure involve?
During the planning stage, we will have discussed where the implant will be placed and what incision approach will be used. Typically, I will make incisions underneath the breast as scars are then usually very well hidden by the inframammary fold.
The implant can either be placed underneath the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle, but I usually prefer what is known as a dual plane approach, which combines both. However, this depends on the individual patient’s requirements and what will achieve the best results.
We will also have discussed implant shape; breast implants are usually either round or anatomical, also known as tear-drop shaped, and there are benefits and limitations to each, depending on your individual needs and what you are hoping to achieve.
Each breast implant shape comes in a variety of different sizes and projections. Implants are not measured in cup sizes as each patient’s pre-existing shape and size will affect how the breasts will look after surgery, but I will advise you on which implant is most appropriate to achieve your desired size and shape. Breast implant choice will have been discussed in full during your consultation and I ensure you are happy with your choice before going ahead with surgery.
The actual procedure of breast augmentation in south wales, usually takes about an hour to an hour and a half and it is performed under a general anesthetic. Often patients can go home on the same day if they wish, but many stay in hospital overnight.
What is the recovery period like after a breast augmentation?
On your return home you will likely experience a degree of tightness and soreness in the chest area, but this is usually relieved with over-the-counter painkillers or we can provide pain relief for you to take home with you. I advise wearing a sports bra or specially-designed compression garment for support during the recovery period.
After the first couple of weeks you’ll be able to return to most normal activities, although avoid any rigorous or weight-bearing exercise for at least six weeks.
Are there any possible complications with a breast augmentation procedure?
Any cosmetic surgery procedure carries a number of potential complications, including infections, bleeding, wound healing issues and anaesthetic risks. There are also specific risks associated with cosmetic breast surgery and the use of breast implants. These include breast or nipple numbness or increased sensitivity, implant rupture and capsular contracture. It is important to realise that you may require implant replacement every ten years.
What results can I expect from my breast augmentation?
No woman’s breasts are perfectly symmetrical and there may be a small asymmetry after your breast augmentation procedure, but this is perfectly natural. In fact, breast implants can be used to correct a marked asymmetry in the breasts and this will be taken into account when planning your procedure.
I treat every patient as an individual and your breast augmentation procedure will be tailored to produce the aesthetic result you are hoping to achieve. I offer my breast augmentation patients a comprehensive aftercare package for five years after their procedure.
Before & After
I have found the care and advice from the Spire very helpful and friendly. My end result looks amazing, Anthony has been great and gave me the right advice on sizes. I would recommend the Spire and Anthony in the future.
E.E – Bristol