Breast augmentation – known as augmentation mammoplasty – is a procedure which enhances the size and shape of the breasts through the use of implants.
It’s one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, often chosen:
- to enhance the body contour if you feel your breasts are too small
- to correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy
- to balance a difference in breast size
- as a reconstructive technique following breast surgery or mastectomy.
A breast implant is a silicone shell filled with either silicone gel or a salt-water solution known as saline. By inserting an implant behind each breast, it’s possible to go up one or more bra cup sizes.
In your initial consultation, I will explain what you can expect from your breast augmentation surgery, based on the condition of your breasts and skin tone. Your 3D imagery will help you decide whether breast augmentation surgery will give the result you’re after.
Surgery is carried out under general anaesthesia and usually takes 1 – 2 hours to complete. You will need to arrange for someone else to drive you home, and be prepared to rest after surgery to give your body time to heal.
“Your decision to have breast enlargement or augmentation is a highly personal one that not everyone will understand. The important thing is how you feel about it. If we’ve met your goals, then your surgery is a success.” James Murphy, Plastic Surgeon, MB, ChB, ChM, FRCS (plast)