Cosmetic surgical enhancement of breasts aims to restore and modify undesirable breast size and shape as required by individual towards a perceived aesthetic ideal. Changes due to pregnancy, the effects of gravity and ageing can be reversed in most patients and more youthful breasts restored without altering natural appearance or function.

 

BREAST COSMETIC PROCEDURES:
Breast augmentation

Small, sagging or “empty” breats may be enlarged, filled and the shape improved by placing silicone gel implants under the breast tissue or the chest wall muscle.

READ MORE

SEE IMAGES

 

Breast lift

Sagging breasts of adequate size may be lifted and made firmer to improve breast shape and reduce stretched areolas without enlargement. This operation is often requested after pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss which leaves the breasts smaller, sagging and flaccid. Breast lift makes patients less bra dependant and improves fitting of underwear and clothing.

READ MORE

SEE IMAGES


Breast augmentation and lift

Should one’s breasts be small, shapeless, droopy and if a fuller upper pole of the breast is required, a breast lift operation can be done in addition to implant placement to make the breasts firmer, fuller and to enhance the upper breast in the cleavage area. This combination procedure requires more operation time and combines the benefits but also the potential complications of both augmentation and breast lift.

READ MORE

SEE IMAGES

 

Breast reduction

Large sagging breasts may be reduced in size and made firmer to produce a more proportionate size and improved breast shape.

READ MORE 

SEE IMAGES

 

Male breast reduction

Enlarged male breast tissue may be removed by excision of glandular tissue through an incision around the areola and pectoral fat collections may be removed by liposuction.

 

The operation is done under local anaesthetic with sedation or conscious sedation/general anaesthetic depending on the extent of the surgery and patient preference. Overnight stay is sometimes required and usually a drain is left which will need to be removed a day or two later. Compression dressings are required after liposuction for 4 weeks. Most patients can return to work within 10 days but strenuous physical exercise is not advised for 6 weeks after the operation.

 

Breast asymmetry

Asymmetrical breasts may be corrected by various operations depending on breast size and extent of asymmetry. Breast implant placement, breast lift or reduction operations are often combined to correct the differences. Absence of breasts and absent chest wall muscles may be improved by placing implants or other reconstructive operations.

 

The extent of the operation will determine the operation time, type of anaesthetic, hospital stay and recovery period. The best operation for each individual will be decided on at consultation and details discussed once the particular procedure has been decide upon.

SEE IMAGES

 

Breast deformity correction

The shape and size of the deformed breasts can be improved by a variety of operations which are highly individual depending on the particular breast deformity. Breast implant placement, breast lift or reduction operations and variations thereof are combined to restore the breasts to the best possible shape and size. Large, protruding nipples and areolae can be reduced in size and more natural proportions restored.

READ MORE

SEE IMAGES

 

BREAST RECONSTRUCTION AFTER MASTECTOMY FOR CANCER

Breast deformities left after various forms of breast cancer surgery may be reconstructed and restored to a natural appearing breast, matching the remaining one. As it is difficult to match a large, droopy or very small opposite breast by breast reconstructive procedures, the opposite breast often requires adjustment as part of the reconstruction as well in order to achieve a natural symmetrical result. Currently most breast reconstruction operations are started at the time of mastectomy if the cancer treatment will allow this.

READ MORE

SEE IMAGES