As one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures available, it is important to know that you are embarking on exactly the right procedure for you with the best possible surgeon. At MyBreast, whatever the type of breast surgery you seek, breast enlargement, breast uplift with implants, a breast lift without implants, breast reduction or hybrid breast augmentation, we have the most qualified and experienced surgeons, so you can rest assured you will be in safe hands.
With constant media attention on cosmetic surgery, coupled with speculation covering which celebrity has had what breast surgery, many more people are striving to access the same expert surgeons and are keen to find out more.
How can breast surgery help
There are many reasons why women choose breast surgery…
- Maybe you feel your breasts are too small and wish to enhance them or make them bigger.
- If you’re a mother, having enlargements and/or breast lift surgery, can help rejuvenate your breasts, re-creating the former curves and fullness, which disappeared after breastfeeding.
- You may want to replenish the volume lost through weight loss.
- If you feel your breasts are uneven in size or shape, you may want to readdress the balance with surgery.
- You may want to change the shape of your breasts without drastically altering the size.
- If you feel your breasts are too big, a breast reduction can alleviate any pain/discomfort you may be experiencing, or just make you feel happier in yourself.
- You may want to improve the appearance of your nipples.
- You may wish to have reconstructive surgery.
Whatever your reasons and whichever surgery you are considering, our expert surgeons are here to guide you through the process; no hard sell, no pressure, just experience, expertise and an understanding ear. We have the skills and knowledge to be the perfect partner and in so doing create a beautiful natural look for you.
What breast surgery aftercare guarantees are there?
At MyBreast we believe our commitment to you extends beyond surgery. We offer a comprehensive aftercare policy for each of our patients, including all your post-operative check-ups and unlimited appointments with a surgeon following your surgery. So, we think it’s important that we tell you exactly what ‘Aftercare’ includes.
With our implant partners, we also offer a lifetime guarantee second to none to bring you the reassurance and confidence that you seek.
Can I see 4D virtual reality imaging at my breast surgery consultation?
At our London City Clinic we are delighted to be one of the first clinics in the UK to launch Crisalix 4D augmented reality imaging for breast augmentations. Crisalix 4D provides you with a fully immersive experience before breast surgery.
Within seconds of Professor Marcos Sforza or Mr Georgios Orfaniotis taking your Crisalix 4D scans during your consultation, you can see yourself with the breasts you’ve always dreamed of. They’re fuller, natural and while you may start your consultation a little self-conscious, you can’t help but turn from side to side, first admiring them front-on then in profile. The scan generates an augmented reality view of your breasts in a mirror, enabling you to view yourself in real time, you can trial various sizes and shapes of breast implants and see how they move with your body. You can plan your outcome with your surgeon to achieve exactly the look you are after.
“Whether you feel your breasts are too small, too large or sagging, the MyBreast team can achieve the look you desire and restore your self-confidence.”
MyBreast founding partner Simon Withey BA BM Bch MA FRCS FRCS (Plas)
Is Breast Surgery Right For Me?
Until you meet your surgeon, there’s no real way of knowing if you are a suitable candidate for breast enhancement surgery. Generally speaking, if you’re fit and healthy physically and psychologically, breast surgery may well be for you.
Here are a few guidelines to help you gain a clearer idea:
I have small breasts can I have breast enlargement surgery?
If you’re over 18 and have small breasts, not too different from each other, you could well be eligible for breast enlargement surgery. As every individual is different, a consultation with your surgeon will soon confirm whether breast enhancement is suitable for you. Your surgeon will discuss the health and type of your breast tissue, whether implants should be placed under or over the muscle and whether fat transfer should also be included to achieve your desired results.
Important considerations before having breast augmentation surgery
If your natural breast shape is very limited beneath the nipple and the areolas look puffy, you may have what is known as ‘tuberous’ breasts. These require adjustments to prepare the breast for breast enlargement surgery.
If you have a history of breast disease, painful breasts or have previously undergone breast enlargement surgery, surgery may not be for you. Your MyBreast surgeon will happily discuss the options available to you and ensure breast enlargement surgery is the most suitable procedure.
If you have a first-degree relative history of breast cancer or have been told you carry breast cancer genes, you should think carefully before undergoing breast enlargement surgery. Your MyBreast surgeon will advise you about cancer detection and how to manage your breast cancer risk.
If you have a congenital malformation of the chest wall or pectoral muscles, in special circumstances, you may be suitable for breast enlargement surgery. Ask your MyBreast surgeon about available options.
If you have a medical condition such as diabetes, autoimmune disease or a tendency to bleed easily or if you take medication to thin the blood, you may not be a suitable candidate for breast enlargement surgery.
Generally speaking, if you’re physically healthy, not in any of the categories above and realistic in your expectations then yes, you’re likely to be a suitable candidate for breast enlargement surgery.
My breasts are large and uncomfortable, is a breast reduction right for me?
If having bigger breasts is affecting you physically or mentally – or quite often both – a reduction could offer you much needed relief. There’s no minimum age requirement for this procedure, but surgeons strongly advise you to wait until the breasts have fully developed. If you can identify with one or more of the conditions below and you’re in general good health, you could be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery:
- Large, heavy, pendulous breasts with nipples pointing downwards
- Pain and discomfort in the back, neck and/or shoulders
- Poor posture
- Pain/indentations on the shoulders caused by your bra strap
- One breast much larger than the other
- Skin irritations and/or infections underneath your breasts
- Breasts are disproportionate to the size of your frame
- Difficulty buying clothes and underwear
- Sports participation and physical activity is restricted
- Lack of confidence and self-conscious due to the size of your breasts
- It is worth noting that being overweight and smoking are two significant risk factors. To minimise the risk of possible complications you may be asked to lose weight or stop smoking before undergoing surgery.
My breasts are sagging and droopy, is a breast lift right for me?
Age, gravity, pregnancy, breastfeeding and weight loss can all take their toll on your breasts, leaving them drooping more than you would like. A breast lift or mastopexy, will raise and re-shape sagging breasts and claim back some bounce, shape and fullness.
Generally speaking, you’re an ideal candidate for a breast lift if your breasts are droopy but still have some volume. Sometimes a breast lift alone isn’t enough. If your breasts are small and/or have lost volume, you may need a breast lift with implants, in order to achieve the desired shape, firmness and size. If you can identify with any of the conditions below, a breast lift may be a suitable option for you:
- Sagging/droopy breasts in proportion to your body frame
- Breasts that fall below that breast crease when unsupported
- Flat, elongated breasts with nipples that point downward
- Asymmetrical breasts – one breast hangs lower than the other
- Loss of firmness and elasticity to the breasts
Although breasts of any size can be lifted, the most successful lifts are on women with smaller, sagging breasts. Because bigger breasts are heavier, the results may not be as long lasting, as the weight tends to work against the changes made during surgery. A breast reduction with uplift may be recommended in these instances.
A breast lift will raise your breasts and make them more pert but it’s important to stress that even surgery cannot defy the long term effects of gravity.
What are the most important considerations for a breast lift?
If you haven’t had children, you might want to postpone surgery until after you’ve had a family, as pregnancy and breast feeding can stretch the breasts, reduce volume and counteract the benefits of a breast lift.
Dramatic weight loss or gain can affect the appearance of your breasts after a lift, so it is important to keep your weight relatively stable.
What can I do about different sized breasts?
It’s very likely your breasts will be slightly different from each other. If yours are markedly different – what is technically known as ‘asymmetric breasts’ – breast enlargement surgery could exaggerate the difference. In this instance, you may need adjustments on one side to compensate.
Can breast surgery correct inverted nipples?
Nipples that point inward (inverted) are relatively common. There are varying degrees of nipple inversion, from nipples that retract occasionally, to those that are permanently in. The extent of the nipple inversion will determine the technique required to correct the situation. It’s thought that the cause of inverted nipples is due to shortening of the milk ducts as they come into the nipple. Release or partial division of these ducts is one of the key elements of correction.
Reasons for corrective nipple surgery may be emotive, functional and/or aesthetical. Depending upon the degree of retraction, surgery may or may not be needed (milder forms of nipple inversion can be corrected by manual manipulation using a suction device).
Otherwise, as long as you are over 18, fit and healthy, having the operation for the first time and not pregnant or nursing, you may be a good candidate for surgery.
When should I replace my existing implants?
There are no set rules for when implants should be changed. Older implants are thought to be less durable than modern implants, which have thicker shells and a more solid form of silicone.
The life expectancy of modern, high-grade implants (like the ones we use) are yet to be established, but they’re very likely to exceed 15-20 years (10 years previously expected for older implants). There are many reasons you may consider replacing your implants.
The most common are capsular contraction, rupture or changes to the size/shape (a desire for bigger or smaller breasts). If you’ve had implants for a long time, they could harden (capsular contraction) or rupture. Although not a health risk, for your own comfort you may need your implants replaced.
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- Breast Implants
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- Breast Surgery Aftercare
- Asymmetrical Breasts – Uneven Breasts
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- Breast Reduction
- Inverted Nipples
- Costmetic Surgery for Women
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