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Breast Augmentation

THE PROCEDURE

A breast augmentation (breast enlargement; boob job; breast enhancement) is normally performed using silicone implants. These come in a variety of styles and surfaces, including round or anatomical (shaped, or teardrop) shapes and textured surface or smooth (for round only). The right implant for you must be decided after a thorough consultation with your Purity Bridge Consultant Plastic Surgeon, listening to your aims; but also after a careful clinical examination to determine the "best fit" implant for your breast.

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

A breast augmentation is usually performed under general anaesthetic (with you asleep) either as a day case procedure or with an overnight stay. The scar is most commonly placed near the breast crease, and during surgery, a "pocket" is created either under or over the muscle (the pectoralis major) that lies beneath the breast. This decision is determined during your pre-operative consultation.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Modern breast augmentation surgery using the latest silicone implants is a safe, reliable and predictable procedure. Whilst the results are immediate, your results continue to improve for the first 3-6 months after surgery.

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The surgery takes between 45 and 75 minutes, depending on the situation.
You will feel tight and somewhat uncomfortable for around a week after surgery. Women who have had children often describe the tightness as being similar to the feeling they had when their milk came in. The recovery is quick, and you should be able to go back to sedentary work 1-week after surgery.
You should be able to drive 1 week after surgery, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for 6-weeks.
Breast augmentation is a very successful procedure with a high patient satisfaction rate. The key is a comprehensive pre-operative journey to ensure you and your Purity Bridge surgeon are in agreement with the choice of implant, and that you fully understand the whole process.

Like any operation, there are risks that are associated with breast augmentation surgery and long term complications that might occur.

Early risks include bleeding (which might require a return to the operating theatre); infection (which is fortunately rare); asymmetry (although everyone's breasts have differences between them pre-operatively); numbness around the scar; nipple sensitivity and delayed wound healing.

In the long term, there may be hardening of the natural scar tissue that forms around the implant, known as capsular contracture or implant failure (rupture). Both of these might require further surgery (at further cost) to replace the implants and deal with any problematic scar tissue.

For more comprehensive information, please ask the team at Purity Bridge.

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