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.

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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.

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Breast augmentation and Breast 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.

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Breast reduction

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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BREAST RECONSTRUCTION AFTER CANCER SURGERY

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.

 

Breast augmentation and lift

Breast lift/augmentation usually leaves scars around the areola and vertically down the middle from the areola to the breast fold. General anaesthetic or conscious sedation is required. Patients are kept in the clinic overnight to limit the risk of complications as much as possible and drains will usually remain in for 24 hrs.

 

After the operation supportive bras will be supplied to be worn for 6 weeks. Expect the breasts to be swollen, bruised and somewhat distorted at first, taking approximately 6 weeks before the desired shape is arrived at.  Patients may drive for short distances in a comfortable vehicle with power steering from 7 to 10 days after surgery, return to desk jobs after a week, may lift arms above shoulder level after 3 weeks and return to strenuous physical activity and sport after 6 weeks.